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Pretty Scars

By: CD Reiss
Narrated by: Emma Wilder, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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In Carrie Drazen’s diamond-studded world, beauty is everything: a blessing, a commodity, and a curse. Her beauty got her past the velvet ropes and into high society, but it ripped her away from the man she loved and chained her to an unbearable life.

Then, in a single night, a song played by a mysterious and secretive musician carries her back to a past ripe with possibilities, when love could open any door.

Who is this anonymous performer?

How can a man she’s never met tell such a precise story of a boy she loved?

She needs to know. But sometimes masks exist for a reason, and this unveiling could scar them both.

This book is a standalone.

©2019 Flip City Media (P)2019 Flip City Media

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Another amazing Drazen Story!!!!

CD Reiss delivers another thought provoking Drazen story! This is Carrie’s story and it has laughs, drama and love! She weaves such an amazing tail for Carrie! Not going to put any spoilers in this review and too much detail would be a spoiler. It can be a standalone novel but I recommend reading the other Drazen novels prior to this one!

The narration of this book was spot on! I throughly enjoyed having the Emma and Teddy narrate. This is dual narration but POV narration.

Great job everyone!!

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STUNNING STORYTELLING.. & IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

What an absolutely compelling, multilayered and unique listen this was.. every single word had meaning, depth and emotional significance as this well-paced love story takes the listener through a drama-filled journey of beautiful sweet highs and tragic bitter lows of a young love doomed to end in tears. Again and again Ms Reiss delivers stories that grip me, thrill me and emotionally wreck me.. and I applaud her brilliance as an author.. I’m in awe of her imaginative mind.. and I love her ability to bring out so so many feels.

I was blown-away at the way she constructed this beautiful Romeo and Juliet/gritty Beauty and the Beast themed plot and turned it into an epic story of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, sacrifice and second-chances. Her beautifully written lyrical passages touched my soul, tore my heart out and worked it’s magic to heal my broken heart. The chemistry was intense as College students Carrie and Gabriel first meet and instantly connect.. the beautiful rich girl and the handsome gifted violinist who think they can keep it simple.. she was the melody to his symphony. But they were innocent pawns in a rich man’s world.. his to manoeuvre, sacrifice, destroy or save.

Worth a credit? Yes. The construction of its past/present chapters was, IMO, flawless.. it’s a twisty tragic tale with a HEA ending, it’s a beautiful love story, it’s a rags to riches romance, it’s a hard-hitting rip your heart out novel that packs quite a punch. It’s dark.. it’s light, it’s paragraphs hold passion, promises, purity and deep love. It’s a blockbuster of a listen because the narration was so absolutely perfect.. part 1 was Carrie’s PoV and part 2 was Gabriel’s shorter PoV.

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they just keep getting better..

Another great book about a Drazen family member. The stories show the creativity, imagination, passion and excellent writing by CD Reiss. once I start listening to one of these books, Its almost impossible to quit listening until its finished! AWESOME book and FABULOUS narration by Emma Wilder and Teddy Hamilton. it couldnt have been better!

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BRAVO!! A huge standing ovation!

WOW!! Just WOW!!!! Outstanding in every way, flawless in its writing, pace, tone and performance. This story is engaging, beautifully performed by narrators that elevate the story and make the words come alive. I loved the themes of music, that way the Drazen Family influence and drama are shown off to give us a better idea of all the secrets and I just loved Carrie and Gabriel. I always dive in blind to all of CD Reiss's work and this story was such a surprise because, even at it's most significant points on the story, the words and the tone were enthralling, captivating and dynamic. There is not a second where the action slows down, there is not a moment in which the characters have high stakes and you are completely and utterly fixated on what is going on. CD Reiss always writes compelling situations and this story is no exception. I certainly believe she gets better and better with her writing and her stories. Kudos again to Emma Wilder, with that smooth voice like deep dark chocolate that begs to be listened to and Teddy Hamilton who seriously can do no wrong. Deserving of all the stars!!!

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Carrie's story moved me more than any other Drazen

It's no secret that Christine D Reiss is #MyAuthorCrush and the Drazens are my favorite family. However, Carrie's story touched a part of my soul. It is as though Christine took a part of my life that I try to not remember and put it in Carrie's story. So beautifully written it was a compelling listen that I loved.❤❤❤❤❤ Only Christine could weave a tale so moving.
Emma Wilder's performance as Carrie was brilliant...a perfect choice. Teddy Hamilton was Gabriel. There are not enough stars in sky for me to rate this book, it is that fabulous.
Bravo Christine, Emma, and Teddy. Bravo!!

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Healed my broken heart

Wow! This broke my heart and it healed me. It gave me goose bumps and made my heart skip a beat. What a tragic and beautiful live story. So much going on I couldn’t walk away and will think of these characters long after I’ve moved on.

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Beautiful, Amazing book

As always CD Reiss books are all fabulous. Enjoyed this one just as much as all the others.

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Shot through my heart 💘

Well, what can I say after I've been stunned speechless ? It boils down to this, just do yourself a favor and listen!!!

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Superb!

Pretty Scars is part of a continuing story about the Drazen family. The story of sister Carrie Drazen is told in a back and forth timeline in about falling in love and the angst of family expectations and manipulation. The love between Carrie and Gabriel is timeless.
It is one of my favorite in the series. CD Reiss’s writing is superb and the narration by Emma Wilder and Teddy Hamilton is magnificent.

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Great Up Until the End!!

This book stopped being good in the third act. It's almost as if someone else wrote the end.

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  • Monique M.
  • 06-24-19

Symphony of brilliant writing, narration and recording

This book, the narration, the captivating details and unique twists, beautiful connections between words, music and intense love has left me in a epic audible book buzz all day - gratitude swells for Christine - not just because she’s a very talented writer, but because her creativity, helped feed my own today. - tantric These are her own stories and characters , original and inspirational