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Finding the Cure

Narrated by: Kaye Anderson
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her wherever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At 20, she’s lived in over 10 different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside, too.

At 12, she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer.

While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at 23, he was the adoptive father of his two-year-old sister. Now at 25, he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent.

Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down.

Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us - and sometimes, saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes, we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.

©2016 Cassandra Giovanni (P)2019 Cassandra Giovanni

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Amazing!!!!

This book was pure heart felt and boy did it make me cry. This story hits so close to home! Highly recommended this book!

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Beautiful Emotional Story

This is a great story! Trent is amazing! He has struggled but stepped up and now he does the same for Ellie. They way he is with Allie is just so sweet! I can’t get over it. I really can feel his affection for her. Not to mention Ellie and her Dad. I love that father/daughter bond they have going on. Each of these character have a personal struggle to overcome. With the help of others they may just survive. Life lessons. This story has quite a few good ones in it.

We see this slow moving romance pick up in the latter half. We really get to know about what makes each of these characters tick and seeing them grow and move forward is wonderful. That way we can identify with the character and it helps bring out the *feels*. I loved all these characters! Everyone had a place in the story and definitely added to the whole book

This is a first time author for me. I loved her writing style. She really made me care for these characters and feel about their plight. I listened to this on audio. The narrator did a wonderful job! I loved the emotion she put I to the reading. I even teared up a time or two. Now is that due to narration or the words she is reading? I would say both left me emotional.

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  • Bette
  • @AudiobookObsession
  • 07-03-19

Beautiful, Heartfelt Story! Great Audible Listen🎧

This is a beautiful heartfelt story. I enjoyed Cassandra Giovanni’s writing style, she has a way with words, the subject matter in this book is not an easy one to cover or write yet she does so with ease and captures every heart wrenching emotion while doing so and giving that to her readers and/or audiobook listeners. The storylines and characters she created are realistic and relatable, you can not help but fall for them and feel for them. Ellie, lost her Mother when she was young, that loss strengthened the bond she had with her Dad even more. Her Dad a scientist, always tried to find a cure for cancer and diseases, there were some successes but not 100%. It is his time to need a cure, not only one for himself but for his daughter as well, a cure for her broken heart. Ellie meets Trent at the bookstore, the two just clicked, she starts confiding in him, he helps her pick books for her Dad. I really liked Trent and how he took care of his sister, Allie who was a darling too. This is such a sad story yet I loved every word of it, how beautifully it played out, how Trent was there for Ellie, she for him and all of them for her Dad. Also loved how Trent and her Dad got along and how her Dad knew what Ellie needed, what would be her cure and Trent’s as well. And even knowing the end is near it does not lessen the blow when it happens. Cassandra Giovanni, thank you for this beautiful story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Kaye Anderson is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She sets the perfect tone for the story and does an awesome job projecting the emotions of the characters into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Sweet heartfelt story!

This was such a touching story that makes you feel a range of emotion. I liked the narration. It was easy to keep track of who was talking in the story and her voice is easy to listen to. I would listen to more from this author.

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New author for me

OK wow.... I struggled at the beginning of this book getting used to narration... once I adjusted to her sound I easily fell into the fabulous story... it hit on some hard topics but it was a strong story.... I will definitely listen to more from this author.



I was given this audio in exchange for a true review.

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  • Thomas Histon
  • 07-16-19

emotional rollercoaster

Such a hard hitting story line, I really felt all of Ellies emotions and like I was going through the hardship with her! I enjoyed the storyline but felt the time scale of things was hard to accept and left me questioning a lot of things that happened within the story.

It was a great choice of narrators and I think the voices matched the characters well

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  • Melanie osmond
  • 07-09-19

Finding the Cure review

Just warning a box of tissues will be needed.

This is a great story! Trent, single ”dad” to his younger sister Allie really stepped up in this wonderful heart-wrenching story.

But by helping Ellie see that when she thought her world would end with her fathers passing, life does still go on. There are a lot of life lessons learned through this wonderful book.

You can hear in the narrator Kaye Anderson's voice, that even she was struggling with the words that were so beautifully written. She is an amazing narrator, she really feels everything the characters are feeling and portrays it perfectly.

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  • Mickey
  • 06-30-19

Tearjerker

This story will have you all over the emotional rollercoaster, I was laughing then crying throughout the book. The ending is sad even though you know it’s coming, but the story is very heartwarming and so worth listening too! Kaye did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life. I really enjoyed this book.
I received this audiobook in exchange for a honest review.