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Barely Breathing Audiobook

Barely Breathing: Breathing, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

©2012 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kenya 02-06-14
    Kenya 02-06-14
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    "It was ok"
    What did you like best about Barely Breathing? What did you like least?

    I like the story it is interesting. The hard thign was getting through how much this main character cries. It is really hard to get through but you keep listening because you want her to stop crying at some point.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I have not idea. More happiness some where hehehe


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    She was super awesome!


    Could you see Barely Breathing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No way.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-01-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-01-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "LOVED IT but so frustrated with Emma!"

    Okay, now I've listened to #1 & #2 of this series back to back and I have to say I'm a little blown away by how much I've enjoyed these books especially given the subject matter. I am usually not a fan of YA but this series is good. Again the characters intrigue me, even the ones who weren't very likable and RD really is a wonderful weaver of tales. I enjoyed seeing the progression of Emma and Evan's relationship as well as the circumstances and emotions that continued to trip them up. I'm delighted that Sara's character also grew and changed as well. I had a lot of trouble with the relationship between Rachel and Emma. I'm a mother of a teenage girl who is also reading this series and I have to say there were some scenes between these two characters which literally made me cringe and unable to read until I'd calmed down. I haven't really had that kind of visceral reading experience very often. It makes me think that RD perhaps without even realizing it has given us a story that could help so many people experiencing the kinds of emotional devastation the book talks about. On that note, I'm really not sure how I feel about the Jonathan character but that fact alone makes me glad he was included in this story. I read a lot and it's not unusual for me to lose my attachment to a story shortly after finishing it. I don't think I'll be forgetting Emma and Evan's love story anytime soon and I'm hopeful for their happiness. Sigh...now I wait for Out of Breath like everyone else. Well maybe now at least I can get some sleep until it comes out.
    Kate Rudd was outstanding with the delivery of the story.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Audio-Fanatic 07-19-16

    Does it make you feel better to no vote all my reviews? Sad. If it makes you happy have at it then. Hope it brings you a little joy.

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    "5 Breathing Stars"


    This is a first time listen with audiobook, for this book not first time I have read i. I don’t know how I forgot some of the things that happened.

    I knew it was going to be emotional, look how the last book left off. But what I didn’t expect was for Emma to go from one hell to another.

    Making the choice to move in with her mom I don’t know. I felt she needed it for closure or what have you but I didn’t feel she should have. Does that make sense? Then when Emma didn’t remember her childhood I thought oh dear there is a reason she suppressed it.

    Evan we see less and less in this book and I think that’s why Emma turned to Jonathan, Emma’s mother’s new boyfriend.
    I can understand why Evan needed a little space but I don’t know I think it opened up the reason Emma and Jonathan could connect they had an understanding of each other no one else understood.

    Sara as well I kind of felt was pulling away and that created a little loneliness in Emma. She is dealing with this mother who isn’t really a mother. I would have thought Sara and Evan would have hovered a little more or at least noticed the difference in Emma.

    Again with the cliff-hanger but I have book 3 on deck so I am ready to go. Again Kate Rudd killed it in this audio, beautifully performed.

    *All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*

    14 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Blackerby 03-22-17 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "THIS SERIES IS ONE"

    THIS SERIES IS ONE I CAN LISTEN TO OVER & OVER!! IT DEALS WITH REAL LIFE & yes it's hard to listen to BUT REAL LIFE PROBLEMS ALWAYS ARE!! Rebecca does an AWESOME JOB TELLING THE STORY!! I NEED TO FIND MORE BY HER!! KATE RUDD REALLY BRINGS IT TO LIFE!! She is amazing at doing BOTH GIRLS & GUYS VOICES & DIFFERENT ONES FOR EACH PERSON!!!

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    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 03-11-17
    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 03-11-17

    magicalfire

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    "Had to take a break and read another book!"

    After the ending of the first book, I thought this one would have a lot more interesting things, but it is simply more of Emma lying and running away from people she loves. Sheesh! I had to take a break and read another book, but came back to this one, thinking I simply wasn't giving it a chance. I should have walked away.

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    Rachel 02-01-17
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    "AMAZING Story"

    This is an amazing story. One you will never forget. About abuse and love at its most vulnerable. It is a great story! And Kate Rudd is amazing reading it.

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    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-28-17
    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-28-17 Member Since 2010

    A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.

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    "An Emotionally Charged Book"

    This is an emotionally charged story about a courageous young woman who finds strength in friendship and love. It deals with difficult topics in a straightforward and sensitive way. So well written and narrated. Completely worth the credit.

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    I M Strong USA 02-21-16
    I M Strong USA 02-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Made me scream"
    What did you love best about Barely Breathing?

    OMG how many things can possibly happen to one person?
    Towards the end I was screaming and cursing at this book. Because seriously, it made me that angry. I love Evan. I hate Jonathan. Never liked him from the begin. I can't believe that Emma did what she did. I want to slap so sense into her. I get that her life is anything but normal, but how could she do what she did at the end?????


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evan is perfect in every way, the most understanding ever.


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    Sharon 01-23-16
    Sharon 01-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Barely Breathing the most enjoyable?

    This was a series I didn't figure I'd buy mor than the first book,. I couldn't stop listening to this series


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    Amazon Customer 01-14-16
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    I will say this book has you on an emotional roller coaster. I dont like emma at all, but I still want to know what is going to happen to her. So I guess book three it is.

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