Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.
Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable - she erased. Now, at 17 years old, she's clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.
Nathan is convinced his family's plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.
While Maryah's hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever - and discover just how lonely eternity can be.
©2012 Karen Amanda Hooper (P)2016 Karen Amanda Hooper
Absolutely. This is actually a re-read for me as I've read it in e-book form before, so I knew I'd love the story. It's the first time I've re-read a story as an audiobook, and it added a whole new dimension for me, like re-discovering an old friend. I'll definitely listen again.
The big finale, really. But I can't tell you about that because spoilers!
Nathan, but then I've always had a bit of a crush on him! I loved the way Erin did all the female characters too, especially Sheila, for some reason! Must have been the Irish accent.
Er, that's a tricky question. Have you ever tried to write a good tag line before?
I'll just say it'd include the words: Love! Reincarnation! Magic! Stars!
I'm a big Karen fan, and if you loved this book, just wait for the next one! Squee :)
I literally just finished listening to this audio book and I am amazed! I had already read this book a couple of years ago, but I feel like I was reading it again for the first time! The narrators enhanced the reading experience so much! The way they conveyed each emotion and portrayed each character was incredible.
I felt like I was seeing a movie with how vividly the narrators performed the story. I was laughing, crying, swooning, and smiling the whole time I was listening to this narration.
One small complaint is that Erin would sometimes whisper and I had to turn the volume up, but then Noah would have a loud voice, which meant I had to lower the volume. I was playing around with the volume controls for along time, but I didn't mind it once I got used to it.
As for the book itself, I was captivated by the very beginning by Maryah's story. The writing was lush and intrinsically, and I wouldn't help but keep listening.
If you're having any thoughts about this book, don't. It's ABSOLUTELY amazing and you will love every second of it.
I remember how crazy I went after reading this book for the first time. It was so magical and enticing from start to finish, no doubt. Part of me wished I could "erase" my memory of this beautiful story to live it again and again with a fresh mind.
Then, a couple years later, I was able to. Once the audiobook was in my grimy hands I was instantly engulfed in their story once again, but this time it was different. Not different in a bad way, but in a "different" sort of way. Having voices in my head versus having someone read to me was new of course. But it offered a fresh experience and view on the story!
Grasping at Eternity was my first experience with audiobooks and I am so glad. I loved the narrators voices in general, but also enjoyed how they expressed so much emotion through every word they said. Sometimes I turned on my phone expecting to see Maryah and Nathan acting on the screen! Other times I find myself walking down the school halls whispering, "come on, Maryah! Get a brain!" because I feel like I can actually have a conversation with the characters. (Believe it or not, that's how real this audiobook feels)
I'm completely impressed with this outcome and also completely obsessed with this audiobook.
If you're ready to cheer, cry, and yell with these wonderfully written characters, I suggest you click the "buy it now" button as soon as possible. Seriously. I'm not kidding! You won't regret it.
Yes of course! The story is beautiful and has a personal meaning for me and love of course how Noah and Erin bring the characters to life.
Hnmm can't choose but of course I love Nathan and how he fights to keep believing his soulmate will return to him
Brings the story to life. Making it seem more real. I believe and know I have had tears not only reading the book but listening as well
Too many to choose one but near the end was about Nathan's and Maryah's last first kiss
I love audiobooks!!!
This is a great beginning to an epic story! I love this dual narrating team, and when I was recommended this book, I decided to give it a chance, having never read the author. I'm sold. This series, at least, is going to be a must-have as the books are released! I love paranormal fantasy!
I reaaly love the way this book is narrated I just do not like the female Erin. One of these days I will remember not to buy the books she narrates. She talks so low i wish she would just read normal..Gets on my nerves. This book would be one of the ones that I like to listen to if not for Erin. will have to return
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