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Point of Retreat Audiobook

Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."
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Publisher's Summary

Point of Retreat is a follow-up to the best-selling novel Slammed.

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built.

Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins".

"Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

©2012 Colleen Hoover (P)2012 Colleen Hoover

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    Brigitte 02-27-16
    Brigitte 02-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible narration and recording"

    The narration and technical recording really ruined this story. It's sounded like one Looooooong sentence. No emotion, heaving breathing into the mic and no phasing between sentences and chapters. I had to keep rewinding to figure out who, what, where and when.

    I'm not sure if the authors listen to the recordings, but if they do they should pull this one off the shelf

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    PATTI PEIL 10-08-15
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    "Better Narrator Needed"

    The storyline was pretty good but when you are listening to a book, it is all about the narrator and this one was not good at all! In my mind...in the first book, Will was strong and athletic! In this book, due to the reader, Will is a wimp! I would have enjoyed the book much better had a different narrator been used!

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    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 08-17-15
    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 08-17-15 Member Since 2016

    Jennie

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    "Good sequel but HATED the ending!"

    Are you kidding! Who ends a book that way...guess someone who is writing a 3rd book to the series. I know series leave you hanging but this one just seemed to end so abruptly that I thought something was wrong with my phone. I liked the book. Not as much as the first but it was still a good listen.

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    Carrie P. 03-07-15
    Carrie P. 03-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "so sweet"

    such a heartbreakingly sweet story.... gotta love will!!! I'm starting the next book right now

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    Jill Rickman 03-04-15
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    "Great story-bad narration"

    The narrator did not pronounce many of the names as they were in the first book. It was just weird. But the story was so entertaining I overlooked it for the most part.

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    Amy ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, United States 01-13-15
    Amy ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, United States 01-13-15 Member Since 2015

    I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!

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    "Just so-so"

    This book was difficult to enjoy because of the narration. The voice fit the character but beyond that I was not happy with the narration. It was as if the entire book was one painfully long run-on sentence. Without natural breaks at the end of sentences or even entire sections in the chapter I was constantly confused. Throughout the entire story I was trying to figure out who was doing/saying what and even what day we were on. Did we move on to another event or is this all happening at once? I found myself drifting off because it was impossible to keep up. I am going to try to read the kindle version and see if I enjoy it more. At this point, I was not overly impressed. Overall, it was a good distraction during a long drive but I did not walk away feeling as if I had experienced anything with these characters.

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    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14
    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Carving Pumpkins"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The series is improving and the writing more interesting. I rank it just below half way down my list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will was my favorite character. He is a strong and interesting presence mature beyond his years.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I can't believe this narrator was considered for this book. No inflection, boring, and mild accent took away from the story.


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    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 07-08-13
    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2016

    Books are my addiction when it comes to "ME" time, you can usually find me under a warm fuzzy blanket with my Audible App engaged!

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    "The trials of their love had me in tears"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was great, I enjoyed it because it put possible real life situations in perspective for both Laken and Will.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Point of Retreat?

    The most memorable part was when Will showed Laken how much he loves her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the book is the talent show, I wont mention why, let the other readers come to that part without ruining the effect of it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    Amy WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 06-21-13
    Amy WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 06-21-13
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    "A good read but hard to listen to!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I enjoyed reading this series earlier in the year but this narrator was very hard to listen to. I almost stopped 1/4 way through.


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    adreaminaqua 05-28-13
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    "Great Follow-Up!"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's close to the top. It's a really nice follow-up to Slammed, the first book. I was originally drawn to this book because I enjoy poetry and it was part of an Audible book sale. I liked it so much, I scooped up the second book. I can't wait for the third/final installment!


    What other book might you compare Point of Retreat to and why?

    I know that the stories aren't quite similar, but the characters remind me of the ones in The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Just the youthfulness of Lake and Will resonates for some reason.


    Have you listened to any of Kamran R. Khan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't. Kamran Khan has a very soothing and relaxing voice. I found that I could focus better if I increased the speed of his narration just a bit.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sometimes things in people's lives don't happen in chronological order...


    Any additional comments?

    Really great read. I would definitely read this series again!

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