Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (302 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.  

David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been seeking.  

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: a broken heart. 

David’s religion is love. Yara’s religion is heartache. Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

©2017 Tarryn Fisher (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Heart-shattering good

This book is not poetry, but it reads like poetry. It is soul-devouring, awe-inspiring, make you think and feel type prose. It flows in through your skin and melds with your cells. There were so many quotes that I highlighted, I would end up rewriting half of the book here just to share them with you.

"I never went looking for love. I didn't know what I missing. I had women who I thought I loved, who I spent time with, who I made love to. It all felt good until you came along. Then those encounters didn't feel good anymore. It’s like living next to a lake your whole life and then being taken to the ocean."

Now, I can imagine the title of this book may deter some from picking it up and reading it. Please don't let it. It's the title of a song included in the story. But there is much more meaning to it in the story. This is a romance that delves into relationships, heartbreak, flaws, pride, and fear. The characters are real and relatable, sometimes infuriatingly so.

"You don’t forgive because they deserve it. Most of the time they don’t. You forgive to keep your heart soft. To move forward without bitterness. Forgiveness is for you."

Fisher's Mud Vein has always been my favorite, but this one came so close to stealing my heart completely over. It's just that profound.

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Tarryn never disappoints

I love Tarryn Fisher stories. All her books have damaged characters you can’t get out of your head. You may or may not like the characters, but you can’t stop reading about them, like watching a train wreck. Yara has commitment issues and she knows why. It stems from her Mother. She has never been in love.....she doesn’t stick around long enough to know what that is. She never sticks around anywhere long enough to develop roots. Then David comes along. She is his Muse and loves her completely! He has faith in her, but she doesn’t have faith in herself. Yara does what Yara does best......run. The connection between David and Yara is intense and it push/pulls the relationship. No matter how far Yara runs, she is unable to forget David.

What I like about Fishers characters is they are complicated and messy, yet fragile. I really tire of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol romance stories. Fisher steps outside that box. I never feel like I’ve read a cookie cutter romance with this author. While this particular book was less dark and depressing, like Fisher’s other stories, there is an element of damage. I really like that. It feels real. Tarryn Fisher is an easy buy for me. Very talented writer. Every now and again, she writes a turn of phrase that has me stop and ponder. It’s sysinct and clever. She can also write what appears as mundane, and make it interesting. I look forward to more from this author.

FInty Williams was excellent. I first heard her in The Girl with All the Gifts. She was brilliant. She handled an American accent fairly well, but I could listen to her various British accents for days. Alexander did well too, tho he had a much smaller part than FInty.
#Sweepstakes #Tagsgiving #selfdiscovery #quirky #instabuy

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love the feels from this story

glad i reread the book first. awaiting the Audible for so long, but the narrators very nearly ruined it for me - particularly the male

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Wonderful

Loved it but the male narration did throw me a little. The story was great!

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What am I missing?

I must be too old for this book, this style, and these characters because it was an excruciating listen though I agree with the person who compared it to a car wreck you can't turn away from because I finished it. The main character is so insanely unlikable and narcissistic that I wasted a good several hours of my life waiting for her to evolve or change (spoiler alert: she doesn't). She's like that one self absorbed friend you hate but can't ever get out of your life. The plot is weak at best, a thin veil of a few contrived events. Maybe this is what people are talking about when they refer to the "me" generation? All I kept thinking was, how does something like this even get published? I'm confused.

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The Best!!

I loved this story. Couldn't stop listening to it till it was over. It made me cry!

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Pretty good read!

I listened to this book during the quarantine. It caught my attention and made me curios from the sample clip. I really liked the heroine and the story is lovely-True ❤️Never dies. Most important to me is if I look forward to listening, consistently returning specifically to see what happens! This book delivered and I was grateful as most of the recent books I’ve read are BORING, narrator sucked, predictable and too long in content to keep my attention. Sorry-I’m honest.

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Good story, but a few elements lacking

I really enjoyed the story. I thought the character development was good and the angst made it hard to stop listening. However, my main complaint is that the female narrators voice did not fit the character at all. I found her voice to be on the mature side for a mid to late 20’s character and she lacked the depth of emotion that makes a narration memorable. I also would have enjoyed more steam and for the story to have continued on a bit past where it ended.

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Cringeing all the way to end

I've never met a more unlikeable, unworthy and cray cray heroine. She is a woman coasting through life with no discernable redeeming qualities and is so narcissistic that I cannot help but feel pity for the man who loves her. The ending is def happy-for-now at best, only a matter of time before she sabotages everything again and inflict hurt just to spice things up.

Reading this was far from being enjoyable, left me very pissed off instead.

The choice of narrators was awful: the lady sounded way more mature than the character she's portraying while Alexander Cendese's lady voices were just horrifying! No one told the dude that this isn't a romantic comedy!!

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tyrron fisher in her best

what a great story!!! amayzing characters. building it. anderstand such complex people. and the narrater F. Williams is like candy to my ears! thanks!!!!