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Collision

Narrated by: Janine Granda
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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When 18-year-old Kara Jones gets into a car accident on the way home from college, she's left with more than a few bruised ribs, a busted cell phone, and a totaled car. After a slip-up at the hospital, she’s shaken to discover that her family isn't all it seems. And now her mother's strange behavior and willingness to do anything to protect her secrets - including pulling Kara out of school - have Kara floundering in the dark.

Enter Derek Miller, a former classmate who's dealing with family issues of his own. His nerdy charm is too much for Kara to resist, and she's even more amazed when he agrees to help her dig into her mother's past. Together, they investigate her mother's old friends and boyfriends, hoping to discover who Kara really is. Instead, they find disturbing connections to the dark history of Kent State University, and an ever expanding maze of mystery surrounding Kara's birth.

As Kara and Derek chase secrets, she realizes he's the only person she can trust. But as they get closer to the truth, the disturbing answers reveal a web of evil far darker and further-reaching than they'd imagined, leaving Kara to wish she'd never asked the questions in the first place.

©2014 Kate L. Mary (P)2017 Kate L. Mary

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Collision

The book was OK, but I found it slow at the beginning. It didn't grab me and it had some slow moments. I did not connect with the main character.
I found the narrator did not voice the emotion so it put me off the book at times.
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Intense!

This book hits the ground running and doesn’t let up. It grabbed my attention from the first sentence and had me ganging on every word until the end. I couldn’t put it down and, I hope there’s a follow up book for these characters. The narration was very well done. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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a great great great story

i loved this book. he was just great... although the 2 main characters where young the story about their life escalated in a very special way...

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Poor Little Kara!

First of all let me say that I really, really liked this book a lot! There was just this one little thing that happened throughout the book that irritated me. Every new piece of information that Cara got we would have to hear about her stomach flip-flopping her head exploding bile in her mouth ET see I thought maybe she should give up her researching and go see a doctor. I also found her reactions to be over the top I mean the things she finds out in the book or very life-changing not just for her but for her family and yet every piece of information she is given she acts as if it is a personal blow to her. I know this is making it sound as if I didn’t like the boat I really did the story it was very original I definitely was in love with Derek I thought he was a sweetie. I know the information she found out did have something to do with her or her life but it didn’t personally affect anything. She kept saying she had to meet this person so she could know who she was as if up until the moment she meets this person she is clueless as to who Kara Smith is. Again let me just say I really did like the book but I know for a fact that no matter how devastated someone is there adrenaline cannot stay on heightened alert and definitely it only last so long and then you crash but you cannot stay on the sustain high level of endorphins forever that is not how emotions work. So I guess that is what really irritated me but even if you could maybe she’s just overdramatic I don’t know it sounds like I don’t like this book I really dead it was just that one thing. That is why I didn’t give any spoilers because I do highly recommend this book just know that one character is overly dramatic in a big way and it is the main character she is very likable I just think it’s the repetitiveness of her over dramatized emotions. But do read this book it is worth it it is the original story and one I highly recommend. Despite what this review sounds like LOL!

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Collision

I didn't really conect to this book.The storyline seemed good,but was not what I expected.I did not care for any of the characters except maybe Derick. Janine Granda was an ok narator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Heart stopping Fantastic

This is definitely a have to listen to in one sitting, and I did. Fortunately, it was laundry day and I could do that with no interference. I can't even imagine surviving a serious car accident and having your entire life change because of it. There were so many times I wanted to scream at Kara to leave it alone, knowing full well the turmoil she was going to cause. The author did an amazing job of telling this story and weaving the tale. Thank you so much for gifting me a free review copy.

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Like the story, not Kara

This would've been a 5 star book for me if I could've liked the main character a bit more. Kara was a little tough to take for most of the book. The plot was good, the writing well done and the narration fantastic. My only complaint is Kara's personality at times.


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Double wow

The narrator of this story is fantastic. The story is good and well executed. Believable characters and story line. Kept me listening to find out the details. Received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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One of the best from Kate L. Mary

This is my third book from Kate L. Mary and honestly the best one so far.

Kate is really great at making realistic characters and Kara is really believable! She isn't perfect(who is really) and makes a lot of mistakes during this book.

When Kara gets into a car accident she gets hits by more than just a tree, she also gets hit by the fact that the man she always thought was her biological father is not. Angry with her mother for hiding the truth all these years, she storms out her house and walks into a bar where she meets Derek. Meets is not the correct term as they both went to the same High School but Kara barely remembers him. A romance blossom. I won't spoil it here because it's better to experience it.

After her perfect family crumbles and her mother refused to say who her biological dad is, Kara and Derek, go on a journey to find out who her biological dad is. There are lots of twists and turn and Kara and Derek's relationship develop as she learns the truth that she might have been better not knowing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Family Secrets

Overall I enjoyed this story. Unfortunately, I found the main character to be rather self-absorbed and not very likable. I didn't like the demands that she put on her mother and the way she constantly whined to her boyfriend, who had lost his entire family only a year ago. She definitely came off as pretty insensitive where he was concerned. I also didn't care for the fact that she got drunk way too much, especially when she was only 18. I was glad that she realized just how fortunate she was to have Derek in her life. They turned out to be just what the other needed.

Admittedly, I was caught up in her search for the truth and thought the story was intriguing. When the shocking details were finally revealed, there had been enough hints along the way that I wasn't totally surprised. I could understand why her mother had been keeping such a huge and devastating secret. The truth isn't always pretty.

The narration was one of the highlights of this story and I thought that Janine Granda gave a very good performance. Collision was an entertaining listening experience and I would recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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  • S. M. Wong
  • 07-16-19

a different spin on what i expect of KLM

for die hard zombie fans maybe a no for KLM fans yes,i didnt expect to enjoy this as yes i like post apocalyptic novels,but i enjoyed it,only gripe i have is the narrator is a little nasal for my listening

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  • Cindy
  • 06-20-19

Loved it!

The storyline in Collision was unique and very engaging. It held my attention from the beginning all the way until the end of the book. At first, I wasn't too sure about Derek but I quickly loved his character. I liked Kara for the most part but sometimes she seemed a little self-centered and did things I didn't necessarily agree with. I think they made a great couple, though. I really liked the twists and turns in the story. I do hope there is a follow-up book since it didn't quite seem like the story is over although it didn't really end in a cliffhanger. Janine Granda did a great job narrating this story and bringing the characters to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.


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  • Selina ryles
  • 06-04-19

just the right mix of mystery and romance

This is the first book I have read/listened to by Kate L Mary and it certainly will not be the last. The book combined the perfect blend of mystery and romance and I listened to it within a day. The characters are so well built up and described I actually felt that I was going on the journey with them . It was so down to earth and believable . I love how the author just kept things real . It would have been so easy to go off in a tangent and into another direction , but what was written was perfection. At first I didnt like the main character of Kara . I might even say that I despised her. She was so whiney and full of teenage angst but as the relationship with Derek materialised I began to love both characters.
I became enthralled by the development of the relationship . The narrator did an amazing job and her tone was easy on the ears . Cant recommend this book enough . I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author or narrator in return for an unbiased honest review.