Art & Soul

Narrated by: Bailey Carr, Scott Aiello
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (456 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I had always been the invisible art student in high school. Passed by. Glossed over. Unnoticed. Now I was Aria Watson...that girl.

After one bad decision, and being labeled a slut, I was no longer unseen. I was the whore. The ignoramus. The tramp.

I would never be invisible again. Particularly to Levi Myers. He was the odd boy with the beautiful soul who accepted and understood the broken girl inside me.

Falling in love wasn't the plan. But how could I resist his promises of hope? Of forgiveness? Of a future I had stopped dreaming of? We were shattered. We were scarred. We were something strange and beautiful. We were two lost souls holding on to the only thing that could keep us together. Each other.

©2015 Brittainy C. Cherry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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WOW.....JUST WOW!!!

WOW.....JUST WOW!!! This book is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I CAN'T DESCRIBE IT!! The Story Line is EVERYDAY REAL LIFE STUFF, HARD STUFF we have to deal with!! Hard to Write, Hard to Read/LISTENED BUT WHAT A TRULY AMAZING STORY THIS IS!! IT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE READ/LISTENED TO OVER & OVER!! I Will be RAVING ABOUT THIS BOOK TO ANYONE & EVERYONE THAT WILL LISTEN!! I WILL PROMOTE THE HELL OUTTA IT!! YES IT'S THAT AMAZING!!! THE NARRATORS COMPLETELY BROUGHT IT TO LIFE!! I MUST FIND MORE BY THE AUTHOR BRITTAINY CHERRY & THE NARRATORS BAILEY CARR & SCOTT AIELLO!! GREAT JOB ALL THE WAY AROUND!!!

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What a sweet love story

I listened to this for a book club. I likely would have never picked it up myself, but I'm so glad I got to eat up this love story. This was like literary candy, it was a sweet and enjoyable treat that left me happy. I loved the characters, the art and music references, the selfless, painful, hungry love.
The narrators were brilliant, I loved their portrayal and the way the story was told from the two main characters points of view.
The world is full of so much hate and anger, sometimes you just need some joy and candy to make it all better!
Happy listening!

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Great Story, Great Narration!

I loved this book. I loved that it was a YA with real life type of problems and that the characters were 16 years old and didn't act like it. The story line may have been a little heavy, maybe even a bit over the top with just how much could happen to 2 teenagers but with that said I love how they dealt with all of it. It was a love story about 2 people who became adults maybe to young but they grabbed on with both hands and tried to do the best with what they had. I enjoyed the friendships, the family drama and I loved that the main characters were exactly what the other needed. This book made me cry, made me laugh and made my heart all around happy. I listened to this book for a book club discussion and honesty this is a perfect discussion book with so many different things to talk about. This is my 2nd book by this author and I've loved them both and plan to continue with her books right away.

The narration of this audiobook was perfect. I loved both of them!

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If you could sum up Art & Soul in three words, what would they be?

Beautifully, heartwrenchingly broken.

What did you like best about this story?

This is not my usual genre. I was in the mood for something different, and then it came recommended. It exceeded my expectations. It made me happy. It made me cry. It made me feel.

Have you listened to any of Bailey Carr and Scott Aiello ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't, but I loved them. They were so good together. They were both wonderful, but I loved the guy's voice. I live in Alabama, and the accent was spot on. It didn't make me cringe like most narrators who try to do southern do.

Any additional comments?

Listen to the book. It is worth the time.

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Wonderful story.

Very enjoyable light read. Great book for teens as it taught some important life lessons.

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I LOVED IT, TRULY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Art & Soul the most enjoyable?

It was a wonderful story, well written and narrated...I truly loved it!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aria and Levi...both of them were wonderful!

Which scene was your favorite?

The funeral, and the Art show!!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would be a beautiful movie!!

Any additional comments?

I listened to this for book club, and am overwhelmed at how much I loved this!! This was not something I would have chosen for myself..and I am so glad I found it! This is Aria and Levi's story...2 young people who found each other when then truly needed someone else and fell in love..it was almost destiny!! For a teenage set book, this was pleasantly great...very maturely written and I just did not want it to end...I listened and listened and did not want to put it down! I look forward to more from this author and I highly recommend this book...you will love it, I cried both tears of joy and sadness and am putting this on my all time faves list!!!!

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Wow, this book. First let me start off by saying amazing writing. This is the second book I have listened to by this author and again she has blown me away.

She is not shy and she tacked some huge topics all in one story. I can’t see that being easy at all but she made them flow so effortlessly.

I also loved the narrators, they were perfect for this book. They didn't sound to old, or try to play up the emotional scenes at all, very much enjoyed this audio.

Levi is 17 and came to get to know is dad better, after losing touch for so many years. Aria is about to deal with a huge life issues, but she has the help of her quirky best friend Simon.

Seriously from teen pregnancy, mental illness, OCD, cancer, adoption, abortion, miscarriage, life and death. This book covers so many topics at such a young age but in a way you get to see love, and strength, and devotion.

I also loved that even though this is “teens” it didn’t feel like an immature book at all. Not all teenagers are about angst to the point of madness. So thank you for that.

I just loved that friendship can grow from the unlikeliest of sources. And maturity come from any age, not just adulthood. Levi, Aria, Simon and Abigail showed us this throughout the book.

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

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Just Listen to this Book!

This was one of the sweetest love stories that I ever had the privilege of listening to because it was so pure and innocent. A lot of times young adult novels are focused on sex and selfishness, and although it was mentioned in this book, it wasn’t the main subject between the two main characters.

High schools around the world could use a Levi in them. He was so kind to everyone, including the outcasts. His actions showed that he cared about people and it brought me to tears on how much it affected the people who didn’t have very many friends. You never know what a kind word or smile can do to a person because we have no idea what that person is going through in his life at the time. We can learn a lot from a person like Levi. I know this was a fictional book, but there are people like that in the world. He was a good looking kid who could have been with the popular crowd, but chose to hang out with the “regular” people.

I also loved Aria. It’s hard to imagine people being so cruel to somebody just because they made a mistake. The fact that she was going to have a baby at 16 made her the target of cruelty in the school. But it’s the kindness of people like Simon, Abigail, and Levi who together help each other through all the sadness and burdens they carry on themselves.

There is a lot of secondary characters, and it really pulls at your heartstrings, but it’s worth the read because it’s just so very sweet. My son is adopted so I totally understand the feeling of being able to have a son because someone else was so unselfish by giving him to me. I can’t say enough about this audiobook. You can read the book, but I would recommend listening to it because Bailey Carr and Scott Aiello did an amazing job with all the voice characters!

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This was refreshing, love story about teenagers dealing with so many of life challenges, if your looking for a heart warmer, read this. It won’t let u down.

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Read it!

this was a great read. the love that the two main characters had for each other was heart warming. the lessons that also comes along with the story was spot on. this is a must read!!!