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You're Not Alone Audiobook

You're Not Alone

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Publisher's Summary

Trinity Morris, cofounder of You're Not Alone, has a domestic violence past that still haunts her 10 years later. She is devoted to helping victims find freedom and to sharing information on how to help them through their emotional and violent trials.

While Trinity is presenting at a seminar, she comes across Gavin, a police officer who knows her past all too well. It's been 10 years since he last saw her, but the moment Gavin's eyes land on her, he's intent on getting to know the woman who has haunted his dreams all these years.

Can Gavin break through the wall that Trinity has built around herself, or will the present and the past collide and take her away from him again?

©2015 Stacy Eaton (P)2017 Stacy Eaton

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    mani 04-28-17
    mani 04-28-17
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    "About Surviving"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of You're Not Alone?

    This book takes a difficult subject domestic abuse and turns it into an emotional, romantic, suspense story full of hope
    It s Stacy's story and has clearly drawn on her experience as a police officer and her work with her local domestic violence centre. The e main character in the book uses to let delegates understand the impact of domestic violence are so insightful. The story is told from different aspects but still focuses on surviving.


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    Pam T 05-17-17
    Pam T 05-17-17
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    "You're Truly Not Alone"

    This was a really good view into domestic violence and how it affects those abused. This took a very positive approach and helped highlight a couple that both survived their own trauma and came out the other side still positive and willing to accept another person in to their life an allow love again. We often don't understand what a person of domestic violence goes through or thinks and this story put you right in an abused persons head space. Maria Marquis had the perfect voice for this h and did an excellent job of pulling in the h's emotions and struggles with herself and with trust. Great narration and story

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    Zandalee 05-13-17
    Zandalee 05-13-17
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    "An emotionally, powerful story"

    The narrator, Maria Marquis, had a really nice, smooth voice. She spoke clearly, enunciated, and knew when to hit the right inflections that produced the perfect emotions. She did this book justice.

    Trinity suffered for years at the hands of her abusive husband who attacked her mentally and physically. She was an incredibly strong, compelling character. Trinity gives seminars in order to help people better understand the effects of domestic abuse. During those scenes, I sometimes forgot that I was listening to a romance novel. I heard what Trinity was saying and I felt like I was there, and I was deeply affected.

    Gavin was the responding officer who arrived at Trinity’s home just in time to save her life. Ten years have past and not a day went by that he didn’t wonder how she was doing. Seeing them reunite was like witnessing them each take a breath of fresh air that was long past due. Trinity is very much still in the healing process. He was so kind to her and understanding of her needs. He was sensitive to her triggers, her haunting past, and the trust issues she continues to struggle with.

    I liked how their romantic relationship evolved. It was sensual but not overly descriptive. It was left to the imagination, but the intense, emotional connection was there and highly palpable. There was also some great psychological insight into the minds of the victims, those around them, and even police officers involved. It was interesting to see the dynamics between all those characters. It’s something you don’t typically see in romance novels.

    The only thing that I wasn’t a fan of was the reiteration of the story from both Gavin and Trinity's points of view. At the start of each new chapter, the story would rewind a bit in order for it to be told from the other’s perspective. I felt that it halted the smooth flow of the story. I would’ve liked to have only gotten the crucial parts so it didn’t sound so repetitive.

    Nevertheless, I couldn’t stop listening to this book. The only reason I did was to take breathers because of the emotion it invoked in me. I was emotionally invested in the characters and their relationship. I was tearing up, swooning, and sighing left and right.

    This book showed that victims don’t always stay victims. There are long term effects of abuse on all people involved, not just the victim. Despite that, there is love and hope that pulls people out from the darkness. This story was surprisingly positive and inspiring. It was realistic and that was due in great part to the smooth progression and pacing of the story. There were elements of drama and suspense, but again, it held so much emotion that it made it both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

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    Leah Michelle 05-12-17
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    "Good plot of healing & recovery,with some suspense"
    Where does You're Not Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in the top 25 books I have listened to on Audible.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved our heroine, she was resilient and smart.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book! The characters were likeable and sweet but not boring. There were a few times a phrase would be repeated(first by our heroine and then by our hero) and that was annoying, but that is my only complaint. I loved how well the story and characters went together. Great narrator as well!

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    PATRICIA 05-12-17
    PATRICIA 05-12-17 Listener Since 2009
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    "Incredible listen!"

    This book from the beginning had my attention. I am usually a romantic suspense listener, so while this has suspense, I was a little leary of the domestic abuse theme. Stacy Eaton takes hold of this very real issue and handles it head on. We meet Trinity, who was almost killed by her husband and we meet Gavin who had an abusive childhood. These two together find their way to love.

    I have to say that I am very impressed with the entire storyline. I was totally captured from the incident that Trinity came back from to starting her business helping others that are abused. There is so much in real life that is considered taboo and people do not want to talk about, and this book is real, explicit and really makes you think about what others may be going through. It is the kind of book that worms into your head and really makes you think while you are enjoying the interaction of the characters. I cannot say enough good things.

    Maria Marquis narrates this story perfectly. This is my first narration by Maria, and I will look forward to others.

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    Kindle Customer Frankston, TX 05-09-17
    Kindle Customer Frankston, TX 05-09-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Emotional and memorable"

    Emotionally compelling and very well written book that catches your attention from the beginning and doesn't let go.

    I truly loved this book. I found myself tearing up quite a few times throughout. It was difficult to listen to occasionally for me because I understood what the character was going through and empathized so strongly with her. I had to take a break a few times because I was getting so emotional over it. It was worth it though. This book is terrific.

    The author did an excellent job. I can't recommend this enough! The narration was very well executed as well. She emotes believably and speaks clearly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    I <3 Books 05-07-17
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    "Soooooo good!"
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    This was such a good book! I listened to this basically in one sitting... I couldn't stop listening. The story is fantastic, the narrator is great,... I would definitely suggest this.

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    G Smith 05-06-17
    G Smith 05-06-17
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    "Highly Recommend"
    If you could sum up You're Not Alone in three words, what would they be?

    Very intense book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Trinity was my favorite character because she showed such inner strength.


    What about Maria Marquis’s performance did you like?

    Her smooth voice and inflection fit the story so well.


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

    Yes. I did not want to take a break in listening.


    Any additional comments?

    After experiencing domestic violence first hand, Trinity and her friend Brooke form a non-profit organization named You're Not Alone. Part of Trinity's position includes putting on seminars and this is still very difficult for her because it brings up bad memories. I found the seminar scenes very attention grabbing and they added a lot to the story. At one of the seminars, Trinity sees a man who looks very familiar to her and he brings back a painful time in her life. Meanwhile, she is back to work at the non-profit when she receives word that there has been considerable water damage to one of the apartments they fund and manage. Gavin who has just stopped in offers the help from himself and a contractor friend. Gavin is a police officer that was in attendance at one of her seminars. Gavin is very careful not to do anything Trinity may perceive as threatening or pressure her in any way. Can he be the one to help her love and trust again? This book really sheds light on how it must be to be a victim of domestic violence and how difficult it must be to recover and try to live a normal life again. A very powerful book that will hold your attention and be hard to put down.

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    Michele Blackwelder 05-06-17
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    "Positive outcome on a bad situation"

    I don't typically read books based on domestic violence, but this book stayed fairly positive throughout the storyline. I enjoyed hearing how Trinity managed to spin something awful happening to her into such a strong and encouraging story. Gavin's character was written as such a kind, understanding, and sweet man, I think anybody could fall in love with him! This was a good read, especially for anybody needing to read something positive.

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    FS Meurinne 05-06-17
    FS Meurinne 05-06-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing story and amazing audiobook"

    The narrator did an amazing job with this book, I totally recommend it. I enjoyed this story, because it was not only about romance but went deeper than that. It was about domestic violence, which is a topic not many books go into. True love and how Trinity wants to help other people overcome their difficulties, how one woman has to overcome everything in her past to find a future with Gavin. Powerful story that will get you in more ways than you thought possible.

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    4/30/17
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This was a brilliant book. Any fans of romance should enjoy this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The book is full of great, strong characters. I really liked Gavin as he was understanding and non judgemental of women in abusive situations.


    What does Maria Marquis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I loved how she performed the male and female characters so realistically.


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

    I couldn't put this book down and spent as much time as I could listening in a few sittings.
    the story was fast paced and suspenseful. I enjoyed Gavin and Trinity's story arc. Their shared history made their friendship and burgeoning romance that more interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynnie-Loo
    4/27/17
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    "Victims of domestic violence do not have to suffer alone"

    I had already read this book, which is a fantastic read, as Stacy Eaton is a retired cop and so brings realism into her harrowing storyline. And although I have listened to a few audio books, they have all previously been male narrators. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy listening to a female...how wrong I was. Maria Marquis does a fantastic job, and kept my attention all the way through. Her intonation and pitch is spot on, and she had me chuckling a few times, especially when narrating a child's words. I will definitely listen to more books narrated by Ms Marquis. Great job!

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