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Publisher's Summary

Meet Noah - an A-honor-roll student, award-winning swimmer, and small-town star destined for greatness. There weren't any signs that something was wrong until the day he confesses to molesting little girls during swim-team practice. He's sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile sexual-rehabilitation center. 

His mother, Adrianne, refuses to turn her back on him despite his horrific crimes, but her husband won't allow Noah back into their home. In a series of shocking and shattering revelations, Adrianne is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Just how far will she go to protect her son? 

Saving Noah challenges everything you think you know about teenage sexual offenders. It will keep you up at night long after you've finished, questioning beliefs you once thought were true.

©2017 Lucinda Berry (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • KW
  • 06-23-21

Spoiler alert

Having worked with registered sex offenders for over 20 years, the mother in this story is WHO NOT to be!! Reason who people reoffend…enabling. As a mother I get love but this character is not what a mother should be.

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Very intense but would recommend

I was surprised that I could listen to the entire book given the intense subject matter. The story is written well, and my only complaint is with the narrator. She didn't do a good job with the male or child voices.

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Just so sad

I’m so sad. I’m so ANGRY AT LUCAS. he could have HELPED HIS SON! ugh I’ve got so many emotions running through me. My heart hurts.

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First experience with audiobooks

I enjoyed this story, and the narration was well done (ffwd it to 1.15x though in attempt to match my mental reading speed)

Touching story, hard to take sides.

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Slow beginning, then couldn’t stop listening

This gives us so much to think about. It takes a different view on a very important decision.

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wow so hard

As a parent this is one of the hardest books I have read in a long time. I sure my book club is going to go long on this one.

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Oh My God.

Saving Noah by Lucinda Berry (Audiobook)

Published: July 7, 2020
Dreamscape Media, LLC
Listening Length: 6 hours and 28 minutes
Narrators: Carrington MacDuffie
Genre: Psychological Thriller
KKECReads Rating: 5/5
I purchased this audiobook on Audible.

Dr. Lucinda Berry is a former clinical psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. Now, she spends her days writing full-time, where she uses her clinical experience to blur the line between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking her readers on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche. Her work has been optioned for film and translated into multiple languages.
If Berry isn’t chasing after her son, you can find her running through Los Angeles, prepping for her next.

“But he’s better now.”

After Noah confesses to doing the unthinkable, his mother, Adrianne, struggles with how to move forward. She loves her son unconditionally and wants to believe that he can be fixed. Her husband wants nothing to do with Noah. He is ready to write him off; his confession brings back memories and makes him feel insecure. The real question is, what would you do for the ones you love?

Holy shit. I have so many feelings. I have to start this review with a massive trigger warning. This novel deals with pedophilia and rape. Do not read this novel of these things trigger you.

I had to take several listening breaks during this audiobook. Several passages were challenging to listen to—several moments where I was so disgusted that I could not continue.

This story will rip your heart out, for so many reasons. This novel will make you think about situations in a completely different way. Lucinda Berry can tell a story in such a uniquely powerful way, you will literally have to remind yourself to breathe.

This was emotional. So so many reasons. I enjoyed that Berry discussed all sides of the situation, from societies viewpoints to the mother who just loves her child so much more than his mistakes.

I did not see the twist in this one. Wow. I feel like I have been kicked in the guy and dropped from 100 feet. Adrianne was such a complex character. She made me angry, made me sad, and in the end she broke my heart.

There are so many elements to this story. A taboo topic, and one the elicits a strong reaction at the mere mention of it. This was a different side to the argument, and it has left me speechless. Damn you, Lucinda Berry!

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Great book, terrible narration

Adrienne’s idealistic family shatters when her teenage son admits to molesting two young girls. With his release from a juvenile therapeutic detention facility on the horizon and her husband Lucas refusing to allow Noah’s, Adrienne will stop at nothing to protect her son, even to Noah’s detriment.

Adrienne’s devotion to Noah blinded her to the seriousness of his crimes, repeatedly minimizing the impact on the victims. Lucas didn’t make matters easier by hating his son, refusing to talk to him. Between his overreaction and her under reaction neither parent met his needs. I understood Lucas wanting to protect their young daughter’s safety. I wouldn’t have let him alone with her either and I wouldn’t trust Noah’s word that he’d never hurt Katie. My hair stood on edge when the little girl said, “I know he touched girls’ private parts. He could touch mine if he wanted. I wouldn’t care.” I would have taken her to therapy, Adrienne wants to make sure Lucas doesn’t find out. WTF??????

The resolution was unlike any I could have imagined with a twist I never saw coming.

I enjoy Lucinda Berry’s writing very much. Her books are impossible to put down and dive into areas few authors dare to go. SAVING NOAH is an uncomfortable, compelling read.

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So much potential…

I’ve read & listened to a lot of Lucinda’s books & I’ve loved them all… until now. The narration is horrific to start. The 3 minutes of super unnecessary, vivid detail about vomiting & diarrhea almost did me in. I had to finish the book to see what happened though… then I got to the painful snippet of CPR. You aren’t reviving anyone with that technique. The story line had so much potential & could’ve really been a good book. But it was just disappointing. I’m no quitter. So I finished it. But it was painful. A lot of skipping through parts & spacing out while listening. Wasted credit. Ugh

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The mother was the worst trying to.make noah The to make Noah look like he was innocent and like what he did wasn’t so bad that he molested girls (that is sinister behavior) I was on the dad's side - I would not care what happened to Noah if that was my child but then he turned out to be the opposite of what I thought it was. The narration was not that good like the author try to sound like a man, little girl , and teenager - they should have gotten different voice actors. however the situation was pretty interesting to read about It - heavy stuff. Overall it was worth an credit .

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  • aleksander eide
  • 07-09-20

WOW

what an sad and emotional ride this was, loved this so much. highly recommend this book.

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  • 05-03-21

Different story but poor narration.

The content of the story was originall and interesting to read about an alternative perspective of what is an controversial subject. The twist at the end I didn't expect but had wondered whether it was the case. The narration took some getting used to, she does not take a breath and seemed almost monotone, only towards the end it became less annoying.

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  • 01-28-21

Thoroughly good read!!

Thoroughly good read, full of twists & turns. Deals with a topic still considered taboo in society in respectful manner, and is incredibly well researched.