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Leaving Annalise (What Doesn’t Kill You, #2)

A Katie Romantic Mystery
Narrated by: Ashley Ulery
Series: Katie and Annalise, Book 2, What Doesn't Kill You, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.

©2013 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2013 Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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loved the story

Would you listen to Leaving Annalise again? Why?

I really enjoyed the story and want to know what happens next!

Did Ashley Ulery do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I did not love the narration--the narrator voice was quite good, but the accents were not.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, I kept wanting to go back to it!

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  • Crystal
  • Ontario, CA, United States
  • 12-10-13

Wow, I couldn't stop listening!

What made the experience of listening to Leaving Annalise the most enjoyable?

The ladies voice kept me intrigued the whole way through!!!! She helped me feel every emotion of the characters, such an amazing job!!

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Love this series

Would you consider the audio edition of Leaving Annalise to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but I have to believe the accents is part of the charm.

What about Ashley Ulery’s performance did you like?

She is Katie - you believe it...

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yes

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A Breathtaking Adventure

This left me absolutely breathless! The twists and turns, ins and outs of the plot were as intricate as the island roads they have to traverse. I was all in from the first sentence to the last! This author does not disappoint! Don’t wait, join the adventure NOW! You will be glad you did.

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Great Story

Loved listening to this book. Great continuation of the story. Makes my drive to and from work, an hour each way, more bearable.

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Leaving Annalise

Katie is settling into island living. She’s finally pulling herself together and is making progress on her lovely home, Annalise. Then Nick shows up and everything goes topsy-turvy...

I’m really loving this series by Pamela Fagan Hutchins. The colorful characters, fantastic settings, and mysteries that keep me guessing... I’m a real fan!

Ashley Ulery really knows how to bring a story to life. I think her accents are fantastic and her delivery is spot on.

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

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I can see why this author won awards

I couldn't wait to finish to know if Katie was keeping Annalise. Yet now that I finished I want to read/ear it again. This is how a story is told. The twists are awesome and the plot is not totally predictable. You go Pamela Fagan Hutchins.

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Loving Annalise and her caregivers.

What a wild ride. Katie and company are in for lots of ups and down in this 2nd book. I love that she is finally finding lasting love and family. Serious problems come up on the island and with the house but with the help of Annalise anything is possible. Loved this book!!

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another fun adventure that will shock you

Ready for more adventure with our attorney Katie turned islander? I so was and this book didn't disappoint. This story had so much to it. People who we thought we had figured out in book one totally turned out to be different. I am not going to give details because there are many surprises in this book and they start in the beginning. I will tell you that this book is full of the humor, romance, adventure, suspense and mystery. I felt like Katie was a dear friend of mine. But I have to say she can't keep herself out of trouble. We also start to learn the mystery of her house Annalise. There is a supernatural element that I just loved. I am fully invested in her tale and I can't wait to continue on.

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What Doesn't Kill You Book #2-Leaving Annalise


I really enjoyed the 1st book in the series. This was good too but had more paranormal, more relationship drama, and less mystery. Katie has to choose between her house and Nick. Nick has to choose between his baby nephew and Katie. There is a bit of mystery but it doesn't really come into play until the end. The book kept me engaged and it was enjoyable. The audiobook was awesome!

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  • Julie
  • 06-11-19

Don't leave this book on the shelf

I enjoyed this book. It is book two in the series and was nice to catch up with what feels like old friends and to find out the next chapter in Katie's life. This was more of a romance story with a side story of mystery but I still enjoyed it. I love the idea of the haunted house and the way she plays a big part in Katie's life and decision.
The love of Katie's life turns up with a big surprise that soon has her world turning upside down. With the big surprise comes baggage and dead bodies neither which are good. Katie was a lawyer before she gave it all up to live on an island, so is no strange to fighting for what she wants but soon she has a big decision as to what she wants more the house of her dreams or the man she has always wanted. With the island throwing up hurricanes and work contractors ripping her off, things are not easy to begin with, add in treasure hunters and drug dealers , then add in a mad ghost and things get really complicated, This book is about the struggles one family faces to stay together and alive.
The narrator was a pleasure to listen to and has a nice singing voice.