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Barely Breathing Audiobook

Barely Breathing: Breathing, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

©2012 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 01-14-16
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    "Bitter/Sweet"

    I will say this book has you on an emotional roller coaster. I dont like emma at all, but I still want to know what is going to happen to her. So I guess book three it is.

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    browna80 12-22-15
    browna80 12-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just WOW!"
    Where does Barely Breathing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was an incredible book! I was only dragged into this one because I had already paid for the first, and was extremely unsatisfied with its youthful tone and slow pace, but had to see it through. I found myself hooked immediately with Book 2 and I was surpirsed when the 15 hours came to an end so quickly! Way to redeem yourself Rebecca Donovan! For those who are uncertain about the first book, just be patient and get through it! It lays the foundation for a suspenseful and heartbreaking fall where Emma finally hits bottom by the end of book 2.


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

    My favorite scene was when Jonathan came in and saved Emma from the drug dealer. That guy is my kinda hero and I was completely distraught when, by the end of the book, not only had Emma NEVER said thank you to Jonathan for saving her, but she totally crushes him and sends him away broken and in tears. In that moment, although I also LOVE Evan, I wanted to choke Emma for being so cruel after all he had done for her. He needed her just as much and I was consumed with disapproval after realizing I couldnt jump into this story and smack her for her lack of compassion toward him! He was, afterall, the one who was around all those times when Evan ran off on his rich boy vacations. He was the one who saved her life...guess in her dramatic little world, that little fact escapes her. I was definitely turned off to sympathize with Emma's character after I realized she would not take one second to see what happened from Jonathans perspective, showed little concern for his wellbeing and injuries, and chose, childishly, to only see his rage in that moment without consideration that he had fought FOR HER. What a selfish and naive little brat. She has A LOT of making up to do in book 3 and there better be some real acknowledgement of Jonathans feelings and closure for his pain or I'm going to be so mad!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are struggling through book 1 as I did, just hang in there! The second book will leave you hooked and logging on to get book 3 within minutes of the ending! Happy reading!

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    Ju 03-08-15
    Ju 03-08-15
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    "is there light in the end of this tunnel?!"

    i like book 2 more than book 1. it feels like emma will never catch a break. once again her story made me cry, made me mad, made me smile, made me confused and surprised... it is a rollercoaster of emotions so well written and developed by rebecca donovan.

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    tabatha 01-13-15
    tabatha 01-13-15
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    "Best series ever"

    This is the best series I have ever read, Evan and Emma has become a part of me, I can set and read these books all day, this series is a must read

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    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 12-15-14
    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2010

    With more than 1600 audio books to hitchhike along with, I've realized only now that I started "reviewing"...boy I need to catch up!

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    "Can't wait for the 3rd -IT MUST WORK OUT!!!"
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    This one was really hard due to the additional turmoil the future holds. There's a bit of detachment that was weird, but SOOOOO many ups and down with kinks in a perfect plan that will definately keep you listening. Although..... the ending....oooohhhhh the ending......where's the third - NOW!

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    Margarita New York, NY 10-04-14
    Margarita New York, NY 10-04-14 Member Since 2016

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "Struggle to the max!"
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    This book describes the evolvement of Emma's life after the first book's horrific finale that literally took your breath away. Emma's struggles intensify as she finds herself in yet another less than ideal home environment when she decides to live with her mother until she goes to college. Her relationship with Evan is tested to the limit and suspense peaks by the end of story. I personally got exhausted by all her struggling but having read the series last book, I can claim that this drama prepares you for what comes next.

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    Kathy WALHALLA, SC, United States 08-08-14
    Kathy WALHALLA, SC, United States 08-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Like Playing Twister"

    The story, although frustrating and emotional, is more true to life than the listener sometimes wants it to be. You ache for Emma but you get angry at some of her decisions regarding Jonathan. The loyalty of Sarah and Evan is honorable. The analogy to Twister is that RD does an excellent job of intertwining the characters' lives...actions...right/wrong...and doesn't loose the listener/readers pull to "hang in there". Look forward to the final book!

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    Stacey Conley 06-24-14

    Avid Reader & Dreamer!

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    "Enjoyable Series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Barely Breathing the most enjoyable?

    The realness, pain, and lessons of love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evan & Emma love can stand the test of time and with patience it would never waver


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The art room when evan returned


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Author picked awesome narrators

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    Lisa 05-17-14
    Lisa 05-17-14
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    "Enjoyable"

    Based n the characters I think this book was written for teens but I found myself drawn in and after the first book had to keep going. This is a series of three that should be read in order. The second book was my least favorite of the three. It seemed drawn out, but the characters and story line were important for book three. Overall I would recommend.

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    Kimm Markleville, IN 03-31-14
    Kimm Markleville, IN 03-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Emma ~ I can't subject myself to Book #3"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the characters and the reader was really good.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Emma is an accident waiting to happen and she didnt think about the consequences. I was frustrated with all the bad that happened


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate was great.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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