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The Hard Truth About Sunshine Audiobook

The Hard Truth About Sunshine

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Sawyer Bennett has written her most gripping and poignant tale yet. Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence.

An angry, bitter amputee.

An optimist losing her eyesight.

A dying kid.

A suicidal thief.

Four people with nothing in common but their destination.

Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.

What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again...can he learn to love again?

He's about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can't decide whether she wants to live or die.

They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss, and love.

And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all.

The hard truth about sunshine...

Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

©2017 Sawyer Bennett (P)2017 Sawyer Bennett

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    Cyndi Marie Michigan 04-13-17
    Cyndi Marie Michigan 04-13-17

    Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.

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    "Great Emotional Story!"

    This book was nothing like any other Sawyer Bennett book I've listened to! It was such an emotional story line and the characters were all very strong in their own ways. This book is about 4 VERY different people with very different issues taking a trip together, only they each find more than they expected along the way. I giggled, I was sad, I was mad, I was happy.... Yes this hit a lot of emotions!! I loved that each character has their own issues that the others could never really understand completely but they tried and with that they found exactly what they needed in each other. This book touches on everything from depression, illness, PTSD, Loss & so much more. Great story!

    With all that I loved about this book I have to say the narration was not one of them. I love Lance Greenfield but I didn't feel he was right for this book, especially since it was a solo narrated audiobook. He fit good for Christopher which was good because the story is told from his POV. But I had a very hard time liking & connecting with all the other characters because his voices & tones made them almost unlikable to me. I especially had a hard time with his female voices. I would have recommended dual narration or if going with a single narrator he needs to be able to pull off off the different ages for both male & female characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Monique Cashmere 04-24-17
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    "Even Better with Sound!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to my book buddies, and have already done so. I found it to be so compelling and heart wrenching but also uplifting.


    What other book might you compare The Hard Truth About Sunshine to and why?

    I found this to be a different change of pace for a Sawyer Bennett book, but it was brilliant just like the rest. I think the feel of the book is like Finding Kyle that she wrote.


    Have you listened to any of Lance Greenfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first book that I have listened to by Lance Greenfield, and I enjoyed his voice. I would positively do it again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had all the emotions going for me. I laughed at times, and was brought to tears with the stories each character told. There were subject matters here that will make you feel for this group.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy reading a book that has a male POV. I enjoyed this book so much on the ebook format that when I decided to do a re read, I knew I had to go with audio. I feel it just makes it more rounded. I loved hearing what is inside Christopher's head and well as reading it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Lewis 04-24-17
    Erin Lewis 04-24-17
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    "Heartbreakingly poignant and soul shattering"

    Heartbreakingly poignant and soul shattering. My emotions are fractured after listening to this story but I need to write a few words. Sawyer Bennett has delivered a brilliant, emotional story of hope and loss, of pain and courage. I was determined not to read this book, well not anytime soon, but instead of reading it I listened to it on audio. This book is confronting on numerous levels but I am eternally grateful that I found the courage to listen. The Truth About Sunshine is burned into my soul. Thank you Sawyer Bennett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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