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"My insides still burned. I considered what I could do to push the torment back into the dark and return to my numb state. I couldn't do it on my own. I needed help. I was desperate." Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet - not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.

This highly anticipated conclusion of The Breathing Series will have listeners holding their breath until the very end.

©2013 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 07-13-13

Good Ending to a GREAT Series!

I didn't LOVE this book as much as I LOVED the 1st two but that is sure asking for a lot! The 1st part of this book was good and had you wondering where the story was going, the middle was a bunch of nothing really and the end was exactly what I wanted and expected. I didn't end this feeling like I was left hanging. I loved this series so much that I will buy anything else written by Rebecca Donovan!!

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Finally No More cliffhangers! I love a good HEA!!

I hate cliffhangers but I can honestly say the wait was worth it. This series caused a roller coaster of emotions. So much tragedy & abuse Emma had to endure. She always ended up hurting the ones she loved by pushing them away. My heart hurt for Emma. In the end, when you think that this poor girl will always stay broken she finally decides not to give up. She chooses to breath especially with Evan at her side. He never gave up and together they found their way back to each other. I'm glad the book ended the way it did. To me it was simply perfect.

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  • Tweetyct2
  • Phoenixville, PA, United States
  • 09-03-13

A good ending to Emma and Evan's story

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I am glad that I did not listen bad reviews of this book. In this last installment of the series, Emma grew in to her own person. She learned to forgive herself and live/look forward to the future and not in the past. I love Evan. He has always been in love with Emma. I am glad that they worked things out. I like the fact that when I saw each other again, they took things slow and tried to work on what was wrong with their relationship instead of just dive in and get back to where they were. I agreed with other reviews that Emma's friends babied her too much. There's so much of eggshell one can walked on. All in all, this book gave me closure to this series.

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  • Tasha
  • Ware Shoals, SC
  • 08-16-13

TALK ABOUT AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER!!!

OMG!!! This series had my heart and brain fighting each other all over the place! You will want to console her, then slap her, then shake her, laugh out loud and then the tears come. I love books that grab you and this one did! This series held my attention from the very first chapter of "Reason to Breathe" until 15 minutes after I finished "Out of Breathe". I just cant say enough about Kate Rudd either! She was PERFECT for this story!! BRAVO!!

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Fantastic Narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Breath to be better than the print version?

Did not read print

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sara, everyone needs a best friend like that. That will love you no matter what you've done.

What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

Kate Rudd is AMAZING!! I actually had to check multiple times to see if there was a different narrator for Evan.

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

When thinking of the series, this was not my favorite, so I couldn't say I wanted to listen all at once. There were some parts that I got very frustrated with. Almost too much drama if that's possible!

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This series was great. It literally kept me up at night. I would wake up at 3 AM for whatever reason and I would start thinking about Emma and Evan... Wondering what would happen next and contemplating what had already happened in their lives. That's never happened to me before... And I am a 38 year old Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Black Dagger Brotherhood fan...

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  • Nyoka
  • Brownstown, MI, United States
  • 02-07-14

Loved it

I can honestly say, I really enjoyed all three book's, it's well worth the price, start with the first book, and be sure to get all three.

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Emotionally compelling story ! Riveting to the end

Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Breath to be better than the print version?

Yes most definitely! The narration brought the characters to life and captured the raw emotions expressed. I wouldn't have read this book any other way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Evan and Emma being the main characters. There was great depth to their characters. Sara, the best friend was provided necessary "comic relief" when the mood got heavy.

Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time hearing her narration She was very good in capturing all the emotional drama. She was able to individualize each character very well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Emma finally lets Evan in on her secret and is totally honest and Evan expressed his feelings for her. EVAN-"let me love you enough for the two of us...until you can accept that you're worth it,because you are,Em. I don't know how to convince you but I'll spend the rest of my life trying" EMMA- "Every breadth I breath is because of you...you are my reason to breath"

Any additional comments?

The Breathing Series (trilogy) is a compelling emotional journey of self recovery, redemption and the strength of love.

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Great ending to a great series

If you could sum up Out of Breath in three words, what would they be?

Emotional, Romantic, Courageous

What other book might you compare Out of Breath to and why?

Pieces of You by Cassia Leo because of the internal struggles the character endures.

Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

It was close between Emma the main character and Evan. I actually loved Evan's devotion.

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

Yes, definitely.

Any additional comments?

I loved this entire series. It was heart wrenching and emotional, but it drew me in.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 10-01-13

Perfect ending to the series

Just as promised I was holding my breath until the very end. This was a crazy emotional read from beginning to end. I.AM.EMOTIONALLY.SPENT! Stick a fork in me I'm done!

Emma is an exhausting character and difficult to love, but she is consistent in her backwards thinking, annoying and very damaged. (We could never be friends...way too much drama...and then there is all of the crazy!) I felt like I was watching her self destruct, and it was painful. This book is mostly dark and depressing. I felt it was mostly appropriate for this series...but come on...I wanted to slit my wrists with all of the darkness. On a good note...I love the boys in this book...they kept me going. My heart ached for Evan...he must be a saint of sorts to handle all of this...right?

I didn't love this book like the others in the series but I did like the way the series ended. What can I say...I found this book exhausting. Have I mentioned that yet? Overall, I am glad that I read it and that now I have closure. It is a series worth reading.

Again Kate Rudd was fantastic in the delivery of the story

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5 Out of Breath Stars

I read a few reviews before deciding to do mine. Here is why. A lot of people didn’t like how this book turned out.

I am of the belief it turned out just the way it needed to.
No I didn’t think Emma was selfish for any of her choices, what we need to remember is her life was complete poop for so long. Should she have opened up sure but she didn’t think she could or that she was worth it.

She didn’t believe anyone could lover her let along forgive her.
Did she make dumb choices sure, who doesn’t at that age. Especially someone who has a past like she did.

Also I know a lot of people didn’t like that she used Cole or alcohol but people Cole KNEW she couldn’t give more she told him, over and over again.
Alcohol numbed the pain in her heart and silenced the voices for a short time so it’s no wonder she didn’t try someone worse.

Thank god for Sara, and all the girls really they kept her from really going off the deep end.

Evan, what to say about him. No I don’t think he forgave to fast. This is 2 yrs. later he knew, he KNEW she was the one for him. So when the time came he was going to be there for her whether she wanted him to or not.

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So for me over all I thought this was a perfect ending to these books and again, I am going to gush about this narrator because she did a spectacular job!

*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*

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  • Jellybeanyboo
  • 03-06-18

Epic series

I’ve read this series 5 times now. I absolutely love it! The audio version adds to series. My all time favourite series