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Guardian

The Guardian Trilogy, Book 1
By: Sara Mack
Narrated by: Sarah Colton
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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True love never dies. Emma Donohue begs to differ.

When a late-night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.

The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend, Shel, and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.

Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.

You know what they say.

True love never dies.

Guardian is the first story in the Guardian Trilogy by Sara Mack.

©2013 Sara Mack (P)2018 Spectrum Audiobooks

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WOW!

I picked this book due to the premise and put off reading it as I thought from the audible cover that it was also religiously slanted. I hadn’t been in the mood for that and I put off reading this book. I am SO sad that I did. I’m also SO sad that I didn’t find this series sooner. It’s amazing! Well written, thought out and witty, Ms. Mack does a wonderful job building the characters and background. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to scream; its everything you want in a book to make you feel and want more. I was very surprised to find that the original book came out over 5 years ago and that’s five more years I could have known Emma, James and Dane. I can’t wait to continue the series and find out what else Ms. Mack has to offer.

The narration was great and helped me to feel the anguish of Emma and her healing. Ms. Colton was very expressive and helped to immerse me in their world all the more.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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Only Love Can Release a Guardian

WOW! I loved this book!

At the beginning, the story does jump from present to past, but it is very clear where you are at in the story. Emma is a junior at Western Michigan when something tragic happens in her life. She loses her lifelong best friend and boyfriend James. You learn about how James gets Emma to do things she would not normally do, like wear a dress, as Emma is a tomboy, There friendship and love kept me say, "Awww," out loud. One day they have a fight and James leaves. The rest of the world suffers a great loss by losing him. Even after James is gone, Emma still finds sweet memories of him, including a very sweet note.

Emma's parents do not know what to do with her, so her parents have her best friend Shel come stay with her for the summer. They get a summer job together at a golf course, where they meet Matt and Dane. Soon after, Emma starts being able to see James. James is now a Guardian, but there are all sorts of rules and caveats that come with James's new role and training. The biggest one being that if Emma chooses to love no one else for the rest of her life, when she dies, she can free James and be with him. Only most people do fall in love again.

From there, there are several events that happened that shocked and surprised me. My emotions were all over the place during this book. I have not had a book do that to be in a very long time. I cried both happy, sweet, and sad tears.

THE LAST LINE OF THE BOOK! I need the second book in the Guardian trilogy to be out now! I cannot wait to learn what happens next in this story!

Sarah Colton does an amazing job with the narration. I knew where I was, who was talking, and her infliction and emotion are spot on. She has an absolutely beautiful, clear, and distinct voice.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left an honest review.

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The Guardian Trilogy


I love this book It was beautiful, tragic, happy, sweet, and absolutely gut wrenching all tied up into one pretty package. This book was so unique and that is what captured me from the get go.

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Emotional & Heartbreaking

This is my first book by Sara Mack and it was completely heartbreaking. The story starts off with a flashback of when Emma and James finally take the step from friendship to relationship and then you’re hit from behind to find out that James is dead. This book is a journey of Emma trying to gain her life back after a horrible traumatizing accident and it’s filled with so much loss, love, and conflict. All of the characters in this book were very real and the story itself was well written. If you’re looking for a rollercoaster ride and aren’t afraid to shed some tears, this book is definitely for you!
Sarah did an amazing job with this narration! She voiced Emma exactly as I would have imagined and really brought her to life with the emotion she put into her performance. Her voice flowed flawlessly between each character and it was always easy to know who was talking.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I Am In Love!

Wow.

Such a powerful story of love and loss. What at first starts off as a story about a girl (Emma) grieving the loss of her beloved boyfriend (James) quickly turns into a paranormal journey when he returns. At first, she is freaked out until she realizes that she isn’t crazy. James is really there, and he has been assigned as her guardian.

There are so many twists and turns throughout this book, the tug of sadness and Emma’s desire to stay true to James throughout the book really tugged at my heartstrings. It seemed as if she really loved him, and the whole decision of James’ at the end of the story left her totally devastated. I don’t’ want to give any spoilers away, but I will say that I am left in awe of the way the book ended. I need to know what happens next!

The narration is smooth and easy, flowing well with the overall tone of the story to create an enjoyable listening experience.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 04-13-19

Emotional Roller Coaster

What an interesting listen this was. There are a lot of emotional ups and downs throughout this book, in general. It seems like it's going to be a second chance at love after loss. Our main character cant seem to make up her mind and it does get a little frustrating towards the end. The entire story is very well written and has excellent descriptions throughout. Unfortunately it does end on a cliffhanger, but I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.

I've listened to this narrator a few times now and am continually more pleased with her performances. I hope the author keeps Sarah Colton and the narrator because she was a perfect fit for Emma and the trilogy. She definitely made this longer listen fly by like nothing. She was really able to capture all the emotion throughout!

Looking forward to more by this author narrator duo and to see where this story goes!

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Guardian Trilogy - Book 1

Wow, great start to the series. I hope that the next book comes out soon. I'll be thinking about this one while I wait.
Great narration. Great intro to several characters. There's friendship, love, heartache, and a building mystery. Looking forward to the next!
I was provided a free copy of this book at my request and am leaving a voluntary, unbiased review.

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Can’t Wait for the Next Book in the Series!

I really, really enjoyed this book. It was a different concept from most books. It was very well written and insanely interesting. I wanted to skip to the last chapter so badly just to see how it ends, but I was patient and listened to the whole book in the correct order. I’m not even sure where to start with what I liked about the book. All of the main characters were likable. Even her parents were like able. The story line is unique and kept me interested. The narrator is excellent! I really hope I don’t have to wait an entire year for the next book in the series. This one ended in a way that has you dying to know what happens next. I received this book for free from Audiobook Boom upon my request. The review is 100% my personal opinion.

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Great Narration

Wonderful story about grief, love, and personal growth. I loved the context of the story and the way the author created this world. I do believe the book ran/lasted a little too long and lots of "fluff" could have been taken out. But overall, great experience listening to Spectrum Audiobook's Guardian. Sara Mack is definitely an author to look out for! Sarah Colton was a great narrator and I'd listen to her again and again. She put a lot of emotion in the characters, which I loved!

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GREAT READ!

I absolutely loved it! This book is full of sorrow and joy. The narration is superb and gives the story that extra flair. It will keep you entertained. This author does a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to reading more of her books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Marie Palmer
  • 06-17-19

Absolutely brilliant!

I loved everything about this book.
Such a bittersweet story with a twist. The characters were so lovable (except Patrick of course!) and the story kept me glued! Sarah Mack was a new author to me and I will definately seek her out again!
Sarah Colton’s narration was excellent as always.
Both narrator and Author brought the charters to life and made this listen an easy recommendation from me.
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  • Ginger
  • 04-18-19

Finds her way back from a tragedy

This Coming of Age pn romance doesn’t have any of the usual characters you find in a most pn stories . This story contains a young man that left his mortal life in a tragic end to early and is desperate to return to the woman he loves, as her guardian.
This is a trilogy, it’s sad, but hopeful.
I enjoyed the narration by Sarah Colton, and look forward to the next story in this trilogy.
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  • Mickey
  • 04-07-19

A love lost

Emma has to deal with the death of her boyfriend, she’s not doing well. Therefore her parents calls her best friend to help. Emma does get into a routine again. Then her heart and her mind don’t agree on thing and she gets confused. This book concentrates on this. I’m sure book two will explain more about book one as this book leaves you with questions and you will want to pick up book two to find those answers. I believe that Sarah did an outstanding job narrating this book.

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  • 03-27-19

Something different

Ok so I’m not quite sure what is going on but I’m sure book 2 will hold the answers! This is a highly emotional book that will have you crying and shouting. Written with lots of angst. Great performance from Sarah.