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
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.
I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!
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.
The series is improving and the writing more interesting. I rank it just below half way down my list.
Will was my favorite character. He is a strong and interesting presence mature beyond his years.
I can't believe this narrator was considered for this book. No inflection, boring, and mild accent took away from the story.
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!
This book was great, I enjoyed it because it put possible real life situations in perspective for both Laken and Will.
The most memorable part was when Will showed Laken how much he loves her.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sometimes things in people's lives don't happen in chronological order...
Really great read. I would definitely read this series again!
I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.
I enjoyed the story line of Slammed and Point of Retreat! I can't wait for the next book.
The concept of the vase of stars - beautiful! The portrayal of the true love between Will and Layken is spot on. Kirsten is a great addition to the 'family' and "Suck and Sweet time" is a sweet idea too!However, in 'Point of Retreat', as in 'Slammed' the constant references to the Avett Brothers made the story feel very un-original like the author was borrowing themes all the time. I myself am an Avett Brothers fan, but surely there are other influences on this author.I also felt the "butterflying" thing was wayyyyy overdone! You can go too far with a joke.
Possibly. Only to resolve the continuing story of Will and Layken. And if Colleen Hoover stopped referencing other artists all the time.
NO!! NEVER!! This was the worst narration I have ever heard. I found it very difficult to listen and at several points, considered giving up. He mumbles, has no change in pitch at all, he mispronounces words (including the names of characters!) and the performance is totally devoid of emotion.
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Nothing. I loved the book "Slammed" and bought this one immediately! I was so excited that this book was Will's POV
I love the story.
I've been listening to audiobooks for about 5 years, mainly because I have two small children and it is the only way to "read" anything. I can't just sit down and read, I have to be up and moving all the time! After dozens of books (possibly hundreds) this is the first book I have had to stop listening to because of the narrator. He was totally slaughtering "Will" for me. Not only was his voice wrong, he spoke too quickly, almost slurring. Awful.
Please don't waste your money. I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to narrators and can get past it usually, but this was awful. I just bought the book on my Kindle bc I love the story but cannot listen to this narrator!
After starting this book adventure based on my long drives, it has become an obsession, a method for relaxation and enjoyment.
I loved this book as a follow up to Slammed. The kids make me laugh so hard! Good to listen too. Thank you Colleen for such brilliant writing and depth to the characters!
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