So Much More

Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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Love is strange. It comes out of nowhere, and there's no logic to it. It's not methodical. It's not scientific. It's pure emotion and passion. And emotion and passion can be dangerous because they fuel love...and hate. I'm now a reluctant connoisseur of both - an expert through immersion. I know them intimately.

When I fell in love with Miranda, it was swift and blind. She was the person I'd elevated to mythical status in my head, in my dreams. Here's the thing about dreams:They're smoke. They're spun as thoughts until they become something we think we want. Something we think we need. That was Miranda. She was smoke. I thought I wanted her. I thought I needed her. Over time, reality crept in and slowly dissected and disemboweled my dreams like a predator, leaving behind a rotting carcass. Reality can be a fierce bitch. So can Miranda. And I can be a fool...who believes in dreams. And people. And love.

©2016 Kim Holden (P)2017 Tantor

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Another great romance from Kim Holden

Love, absolutely love the narrator Alyx Kidd. I loved the life affirming heart of this story, the well written love scenes and the great mix of drama, thoughtfulness and mirth.

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So Much More

I read the Audible version. And loved the narrators. This story has had me engrossed for days while driving to/from work, walking on the treadmill and the hours in between.

Let me start by saying how much I despised Miranda. This is a story of goodness. Fathers giving love so freely. Children smiling and playing despite their circumstances. Young struggling women, mature beyond their years, giving free hugs. Neighbors offering support freely. It made my heart ache and gut twist at the cruel and manipulative things she did. Redeemable? Not in my mind, although an epiphany can put one on the right track, her soul is so damaged and almost evil.

Fate dealt her hand. Lessons learned the hardest, most painful way. Soul deep pain. Youthful happiness and spirit restored. Something, rather someone, missing discovered. Hearts healed. Love found...and survived. It's a story of goodness. And we all need some goodness. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So Much More...

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It really was So Much More

I went in a bit blind, the blurb really didn't show the depth of this book. I should know by now that Kim Holden doesn't write a shallow book. The journeys all of these characters took were interwoven in such a beautiful and deep way. I loved the narrators and I did come to understand Miranda even if I don't like here and Maxine did a fantastic job. Elizabeth Hart is really growing in range and her characters really had definition. Alex had me at Gus and I will love his voice till the day I die.

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Does not disappoint

Kim Holden is a genius. Her characters are so well written. Heart warming, heart wrenching. The narration was strong. Alex Kydd caught my attention with "Gus" and again delivers a powerhouse performance.

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So much more than I expected

I love Kim Holden - and I've owned this book in several formats since it's release but I was having troubles wanting to read it because it didn't really sound like my type of book. I loved Brightside and Gus and even have a "Do Epic" tattoo so I expected to like this book as well.
I LOVED this book. I can't entirely explain why but any time that I wasn't listening to it or reading it I was anxious to. I would sit on my couch at the end of the night and think "wait isn't there a tv show I'm in the middle of/excited for?" but then remember it was this book that I was anxiously awaiting to continue. It was entrancing. I admit I didn't like the narrator for Miranda in the beginning but my dislike for her ended up fitting well with my dislike for Miranda thus making it perfect somehow. Kim Holden, I love your brain. It's pretty rare that someone can make a character that you hate so much but need to keep reading. I can only think of one other book that accomplished that.
Do yourself a favor and read this. Listen to it. Whatever way you need to just KNOW THIS STORY!

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So Much More - always

A beautiful book that takes you on w wonderful journey of acceptance of who we are.
The writing of Kim Holden is always straight from the heart .
The narrators were perfect bring this wonderful story to life .....

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More of a character study

This one was an interesting listen. I picked it up because I love Kim Holden and Alex Kydd. I wasn't really clear on the plotline when I started. While there was a loose plot here it struck me more as a character study. Miranda is a horrible woman married to a wonderful man. I get that we can't choose who we love and that kindness and compassion are far better qualities than hate and resentment. But dude, how much do you put up with before you are a doormat? Poor Seamus finally gets out the clutches of the world's worst wife and meets a sweet girl. Only life is never that easy. Miranda was a fascinating character but I think I would have preferred less of her perspective.
I enjoyed this one but it was a super compelling read and definitely not as good as other Kim Holden books I have listened too.

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!!! Another Amazing story !!! 💖💖💖💖

Kim Holden and her writing is beautiful. 💟💟 And the narration by Alex Kydd was EPIC..... Ms. Holden wrote another beautiful story in Bright Side and the follow up "Gus" wonderfully narrated by Alex Kydd. Yes he is one of my favorites. This story takes you on a journey of love, hate, sadness, surprises, forgiveness and more. Kim Holden is a fantastic writer and I highly recommend you take her journey to love and redemption.

All of the narrators were wonderful !!

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SO MUCH MORE!!!!

Would you listen to So Much More again? Why?

No, I don't listen to books twice, there are too many other books out there to read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of So Much More?

A COUPLE OF THINGS
* WHEN MIRANDA RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL FROM THE HOSPITAL
*WHEN MIRANDA BACKED HER CAR....

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

OH, THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS!
* THE NARRATOR WHO DID MIRANDA WAS UNBELIEVABLE!!! SHE CAUGHT HER PERSONALITY SO PERFECTLY, I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!
*THE OTHER TWO NAILED THEIR PARTS ALSO!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

YES, WHEN YOU REALIZE THE STORY BEHIND THE CANE, AND HOW MIRANDA TALKS TO HIM (SPOILERS)

Any additional comments?

RUSH, RUSH, RUSH RIGHT NOW AND GET THIS BOOK!
YOU'LL PROBABLY RECOGNIZE SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN HERE!!! 😉

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Beautifully Written & Narrated

I have been on a Kim Holden binge...I started with All of It and then continued on and this was the last one (well not anymore since she recently released another one) and have not been disappointed in any of them and she is now an automatic one-click for me. WOW does this girl know how to bring out all the feels in books and invoke a ton of emotion into her words. I felt this one was very different than her previous books but not in a bad way. I absolutely hated Miranda throughout much of this book but by the end, I was actually kind of starting to like her and Seamus is super dad throughout every word of this book and I'm so glad that he met Faith and they were able to help each other. Although the majority of this book is about Seamus and Miranda the secondary characters, Hope and Faith, get their chance to speak and tell their stories as well and it just makes this book all the more enjoyable. The narrators were perfect for this story and were able to convey every emotion into their voices and make you truly believe they were the characters. I could see this story playing out perfectly in my head. After reading 5 of Kim's books, I'm not sure how this amazing author isn't on top of every best selling list out there because she has truly crafted the art of story telling no matter what the subject.

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  • Kiab
  • 02-23-18

loved it

I have read this on my kindle, I own the paperback and have now listened to it. Listening to it brought new feelings esp in some scenes. The characters voices were good and clear.

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  • Anna Vardaro
  • 04-26-18

We!

Such an amazing story, beautifully written with raw and real characters.
With intense feelings and a gorgeous epilogue.

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  • SamK
  • 04-22-18

Amazing!!

I absolutely LOVED this!!! This story and its characters had so many layers that I was captivated and spellbound through the entire book! I have never read a story quite like this before, and I have also never despised a character as much as I did with Miranda, but kudos to Kim Holden for taking a character like her and allowing her to redeem herself in the eye of the reader. And Seamus has got to be the best dad EVER!!! The love he had for his kids was simply indescribable. What a story!!!!!