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Echoes in the Glass Audiobook

Echoes in the Glass: A Lighthouse Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime. Tiria hides the pain of a terrible betrayal. When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past?

Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. Tiria Lucas, the lightkeeper's daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go.

The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own.... When Finnian and Tiria uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1935, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.

Crossing genres into worlds you've never seen...Echoes in the Glass is half-contemporary, half-historical with enough mystery, romance, and lighthouse lore to ignite your imagination.

©2013 Cheri Lasota (P)2015 Cheri Lasota

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    Todd (Toad) Vogel 04-18-16 Member Since 2016

    I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!

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    "Absolutely beautiful story!"

    I can't begin to describe how good of an author Cheri Lasota is! This is my second book by her and I LOVED it! Ian Sorenson does an excellent job with the narration. This is one of those books that you hate to put down when real life needs your attention. lol

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 03-19-16
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 03-19-16 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "Lighting the Way"

    This book may have taken me a few chapters to suck me in but when it did there was no putting down the headphones. WOW!

    If you are looking for a mystery with a few paranormal bits, suspense, action, adventure, and a little romance then this is the book for you. Cheri Lasota does a fabulous job of spinning the tale, the characters, and the setting. I could almost hear the ocean in the background and feel the chill in the damp air.

    The story mainly takes place at a lighthouse off the Oregon coast during two different time periods, 1935 during the depression and present day, with two sets of teenagers searching to find their way. In 1935 Morgan still reeling from the death of his mother at the hands of his lighthouse keeper father takes a summer job at a farm and meets Carina, the farmer's daughter. Present Day, the same lighthouse is being restored by Tiria's father and Finnian is hired to help with the renovations.

    Narrator Ian Sorensen brings life to the words by use of distinct voices and vocalizing the various character personalities.

    This audiobook was provided at no cost by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Karen Park 07-19-16
    Karen Park 07-19-16
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    "Drags and jumps - makes no sense"
    What disappointed you about Echoes in the Glass?

    Hops around. Just when you get interested in the story it changes to the other time.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this


    What didn’t you like about Ian Sorensen’s performance?

    Men and women all sound alike.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Serious disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    It had high marks but boy was it mislabeled. Not worth a credit.

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    K. Westrope Wildomar, CA 05-29-16
    K. Westrope Wildomar, CA 05-29-16

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    "Captivating story!"

    I listened to the audio version of this book and really enjoyed it. First off, it's a fascinating look at the life of a lighthouse keeper. Secondly, I liked how the two stories (past and present) tied together, and I really liked the characters, particularly Finn and Tiria. It is an interesting story from a historical standpoint, with a well-developed plot and plenty of action which moves the story forward. And, of course, there is the romance, which makes it all the more enjoyable, for me anyway.

    I've read a couple of books by this author and liked them both. She writes in-depth stories with much detail. It is obvious she does her research well. I look forward to reading more of her work.

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    sherry Christenson 05-03-16

    I love books!

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    "Wonderfully written"


    What a wonderful book masterfully written by Cheri Lasota. Echos in the Glass has it all. This is the love story of two young couples living in an abandon Lighthouse 80 years apart. Katrina and Morgan in the early 1900's and Tiara and Finn in present day. But it is also so much more then that. This book has everything I love. Lighthouses with secret hidden passage ways, Romance, Intrigue, ghost, strong characters you will both love and hate and the love of a good man who would do anything for the girl he loves. This book is already a classic and one I intend to purchase on kindle so I can read it over and over again



    I listened to the audio version and the story came to life through the narration by Ian Sorenson.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Christy D 04-02-16
    Christy D 04-02-16
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    "Echoes in the Glass"
    What does Ian Sorensen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really brought the story to life!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful listen!. I loved the mystery, young romance, danger of this story. So many secrets are revealed in this story it keeps you on your toes and wanting more. It is also a tale of great tragedy and triumph for so many. Although the story had me at chapter 1, I got a little annoyed at how it goes back and forth between the 2 stories until they tie together, but I quickly got over this!

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    Jamie Lincoln, NE 03-27-16
    Jamie Lincoln, NE 03-27-16
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    "Parallel stories in an intriguing setting"
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    This is not your average tale and is wonderfully crafted by the author. There is really something for everyone. The story starts with a horrible tragedy and then jumps back to another time. For me, the joy was in watching the story slowly knit together as people, whose lives are broken by events somehow find ... (sorry, unwilling to spoil it, best you just go read it for yourself now)

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    Terri United States 03-05-16
    Terri United States 03-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting YA read..."

    This is a YA read (Young Adult) that has two stories that end up meeting into one. I found this book to be very interesting. I liked the characters of Finn and Tiria. I found the author had an unique approach to this story and the plot kind of snuck up on me. It took to the end of the book for everything to make sense. I didn't see it coming. What an adventure this turned out to be.

    This is my first read by the author, Cheri Lasota. I like her style of writing & love her approach. The narrator, Ian Sorensen delivered a flawless story to us with multiple voices and accents.

    I won this audio book as a gift in a book event party.

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    sheryl United States 02-21-16
    sheryl United States 02-21-16
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    "what a story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Echoes in the Glass to be better than the print version?

    have not read the print version but sure want to now and I have the kindle version


    What other book might you compare Echoes in the Glass to and why?

    not sure right off hand


    Which character – as performed by Ian Sorensen – was your favorite?

    I actually loved all of the characters and had no special 1 I liked more


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

    I thought some parts were sad


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    Nocturnus 01-13-16
    Nocturnus 01-13-16
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    "The Haunted Lighthouse And Its Haunted People"
    What did you love best about Echoes in the Glass?

    I loved the fact that it was set in two different times and yet each group's plight mirrored the other! It was synchronicity at its best. It was almost like the mistakes of the past were made up for in the present giving everyone (including the ghosts) respite and healing the wounds left by past tragedies.


    What other book might you compare Echoes in the Glass to and why?

    None! It was very different from any other ghost story I have ever read! It was a very enjoyable listen and I can't reccomend it more highly :)


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

    This is my first experience with his performance. I found it engaging and entertaining! I would definitely listen to more of his work :)


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

    It was poignant and exhilarating. You never knew why was going to happen next... Or who would survive! It kept me on the edge of my seat :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a stand alone novel.


    Morgan is a boy haunted by the death of his mother by the hands of his father. He feels like a failure because he could not save her. After he meets Carina he knows he will do anything, sacrifice everything, to keep her safe! Will they be able to survive on their own? Or will her father catch them? How can two kids make it out in the big bad world during the Depression?


    Tiria is a girl broken by the worst betrayals possible. Her father left her and her mother is too wrapped up in her new boyfriend to care. That only leave her with her father whose abandonment she never got over and the boy with the secret he refuses to share. Is Finnian broken like her? Or is he an untrustworthy liar like most men? Does she dare open up to him and share her pain? Will he understand or ridicule her?


    Finnian is haunted by the fact he killed his younger brother Jos three years ago. He didn't mean to... He just flew in a rage because Jos hit their mother and knocked her out cold. After he ran. He has been running ever since. Maybe he is finally ready to face the music and take responsibility for his actions. That's what restoring his father's favorite Lighthouse is all about. Doing something that his family could be proud of... So they just might forgive him. He is instantly intrigued by Tiria and wants to protect her. Noone will ever hurt her again if he has breath in his body! Can be open up an tell her the truth about his past? Will she be horrified or understand? Can he keep her safe from the big that hurt her? Can he help her heal and move past whatever horrific thing was done to her? Or will they just stay two broken people barely alive?

    ***This book is suitable for mature young adult through adult readers who enjoy mysteries with paranormal elements and mild horror as well as suspense, action, adventure and meddling ghosts with a dash or two of romance :)

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