• Broken

  • Broken Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: J.L. Drake
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (827 ratings)
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Broken

By: J.L. Drake
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
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My name is Savannah Miller. My father is the mayor of New York. One day, after my 27th birthday, I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I'd ever known.

I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left, I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process.

Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options:

One - Stay under their protection and follow their rules or....

Two - Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week.

I chose option one.

As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal, things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love, I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future. This is my story....

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Really!! Im kinda pissed...

Book was good.
However....How do you have a series available from audibles and miss a book.
You can only get book 1 and 3.
Shattered book 2 of the series is not available.
Very disappointed...

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Consumed

Wow, this is such an amazing book. It's so well written and narrated. It hooks you from the very beginning to the very end. I couldn't get enough. Sucks the sequel isn't on audio, but will be reading it immediately!

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Not What I Expected

The book started off on a good note and continued with increasing interest, until Savanna started to become bolder. So, props to the author for capturing and keeping my attention through that medium. However, this must be said. It's not very attractive to listen or read about a female character, especially the main one, to behave spoilt and whiney.

It is very well established that each person handles trauma differently, but I'm not a big fan of persons repeatedly making foolish decisions to decline the help needed and being offered, especially after said sources have repeatedly proven themselves to be trustworthy enough.

Some may say that a cold POV, but you should know, that it's also stupid, especially if it helps to protect you. Anyway, I hope her character can be more tolerable in Shattered. If not, then, it would be sad not to be able to find out if they got their happily ever after.

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SIMPLE; YOUNG ADULT AT MOST.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The premise sounded interesting; dark. However, the story was juvenile and simplistic.

What was most disappointing about J.L. Drake’s story?

It was a "bubblegum" story. Lots of people love bubblegum. I do not and wish I had read a review providing an accurate description.

Did Broken inspire you to do anything?

Yes; to provide others with the description I wish I had read prior to making the purchase.

Any additional comments?

The book was well written but the level of sophistication was at a naive 19-20 year old.

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OMG!!!! This book is AMAZING! Al the way up to the cliffhanger at the end 😡...

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Great start to series

Absolutely loved the start of this series! J.L. Has interesting characters and a great storyline!!! Keep up the amazing writing!!! Xo

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Story: 2.5 Stars; Audio: 4 Stars

Broken was a romantic suspense that sported a very compelling suspense thread, but the romance was rather weak. The story's romance was the definition of why insta-love rarely works for me. Vague romantic interactions felt inauthentic and awkward. Broken was also a dual POV with Savannah's in 1st person and the hero's in 3rd. The interchanging POV alone didn't impact my enjoyment and while I normally prefer 3rd person, the author's writing was stronger in 1st. If it weren't for the suspense aspect, I might have stopped reading early on. The story concept was intriguing and I really wanted to see how the mystery of Savannah's circumstances played out. Unfortunately, this story ends on a cliffhanger and I'm still unsure if I'll continue. I'm intrigued and would like to know the outcome, but I'm not sure that I would want to wade through the continuing romance.
The audio presentation was fairly well done, but due to the story content and lack of using contractions in the writing, the dialogue often sounded stilted. This is by no means the fault of the narrator.

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3.5 Stars

Wasn’t too keen for the narrator. Her voice sounded like that of a teenager not a woman in her mid twenties. There seemed to be something lacking in her male character voices also.
Story itself was okay. I hope the pace picks up in books 2 and 3 or I might fall asleep, which is difficult to do while wearing an ear buds.

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I wonder about the AWESOME reviews

What disappointed you about Broken?

The story line is so ridiculously predictable it makes me want to vomit. I can't believe this is a series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator has the most monotonous down turn to the end of their sentences. It's off putting at best.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The redeeming qualities of this book could potentially be its narration? But even still- what can save the storyline?

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Incredible!

Great story and narrator. Keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. Can't wait for parts 2 & 3


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