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Publisher's Summary

Drew Duncan swore he’d never go back to Ember Falls again. After he was wrongfully charged with his high school girlfriend’s murder, he waited for a trial that never came. When he was released from jail a year later, he left everything behind. But when his sister is murdered, Drew is forced to return to the hometown where he and his sisters were brutalized by their alcoholic father.

Once back, not even his training as a Marine and point man for McAlister Security prepares Drew for what he must face - a surviving sister who refuses to forgive him for abandoning her, a nephew who trembles when he enters the room, and an entire town that thinks he got away with murder. To protect his nephew, Drew will face his most terrifying fear. Going home.

©2017 Vincent Morrone (P)2018 Vincent Morrone

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Great story with real characters

What made the experience of listening to Torn Away the most enjoyable?

The various characters have a real quality.

What other book might you compare Torn Away to and why?

It is unique,

What three words best describe Violet Anderson’s performance?

Low key soft.

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

The conclusion.

Any additional comments?

It is a listen that most people will enjoy.I received this book in return for an honest review which I have and always will do.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Loved this!

Fast-paced story with intriguing twists and turns, mystery, action, and a nice dose of romance. Great characters and I loved the family dynamics shown. A story of loss, coping, and overcoming past abuse. Fantastic narrator, she really brought the story to life. I’m really looking forward to seeing where this series goes. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Listen

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next! Great story line and Violet Anderson did a great job with the narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Very poor narration

Would you try another book from Vincent Morrone and/or Violet Anderson?

The story itself might've been good, but I didn't get to find it out because of two reasons. One, the pacing is very slow. I just couldn't get interested in it. There were good bits here n there, but after each such section, there were lots of fillers that didn't move the story along. Two, the narration made listening to it a chore. So, I had to quit after some time.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration was the weakest part of this audiobook. It was monotonous and lacked emotions. Sad to say, but it was liking listening to a text-to-speech engine. Male character voices were done the worst. Moreover, sounds like Violet breathed very close to the mic and hence large part of the narration has very weird sound quality too.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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This was a good story

I found this to be a good story although the narration could have used a little more feeling in it.

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this book was great

This book was amazing!!!!! A bother gone a sister lost and a family trying to rebuild and move on. I loved Drew and poor little Cole. The general is my favorite character he is a straight shooter with way too much insight to people's demons. The only problem with this book was the recording quality. It started out fine and then started to sound cheap. This book is well worth the credit either way. I received this book for free for an honest review.

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couldn't enjoy the book

as much as I love Audible and I do sometimes the narrator can destroy the enjoyment from the story I seriously couldn't enjoy the story because I felt like the voice of the narrator was like a computer and not human it was lacking of feelings it was very mechanic and I didn't enjoy it at all unfortunately the book itself may be interesting I don't really know because it was very difficult for me to concentrate in the story when the narrator bothered me so very much

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

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Hate narrative, monotonous and boring

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was okay at some parts

How could the performance have been better?

Give it more energy, it seemed like narrative didn't care much about reading

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  • Narelle
  • Western Australia
  • 02-19-18

Disappointing

I think I would have given this book a better rating had the performance been better. The voices of the men were horrific and made it difficult to want to continue the book. The story was ok but a little slow for my liking. I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

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WARNING! Cliffhanger ahead.

There are some great, well-drawn characters in this spellbinding mystery, however, the story really drags through the trite and tedious sex scene. But worst of all, there are many significant unfinished threads and the story ends in an annoying cliffhanger. This is a despicable practice and I cannot recommend anybook or author that perpetrates it.

Violet Anderson ultimately delivers an excellent performance. At first, her voice might seem a bit too sweet and youthful for this story, but she handles it very well, voicing each character distinctly and appropriately.

I'd give this story a much higher rating if it weren't for the overdone and unnecessary sex scene and the offensive cliffhanger ending.

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