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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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    A. O. Fox 06-29-17
    A. O. Fox 06-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "insensitive "

    this book barely touches on real feelings of domestic violence but makes survivorship sexy with a trust fund and victimization a choice....

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    Kindle Customer 06-20-17
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    "Amazed Again"

    I never saw it coming. This serious has captured me totally. I didn't think the second book would hold my attention like the first one but I was so wrong. Emma Emma Emma........Third book YES

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    chelsea 06-07-17
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    "surprised"

    although I don't normally read books like this on I have been unable to stop listening to this. it's very well written and gives​u a different perspective on things that truly happen. on to the third book

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    Renee Becky 06-06-17
    Renee Becky 06-06-17
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    "Glutton for punishment"

    Emma, seems as though she's glutton for punishment in book two, she goes to live with her alcoholic mother and endures mental abuses from her. She pushes her friends away at every opportunity and starts an inappropriate relationship with her mother's boyfriend. Which makes her mother act that, much worse towards her. Jonathan, her mother's boyfriend, also has some deep seated secrets that he shares with Emma on their road to recovery that leads her down a darker path on a road to destruction. At this point I was just sick of Emma and this book, "Very depressing".

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    Amazon Customer 05-27-17
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    "Reason to Breath"

    Don't let the "YOUNG ADULT" genre, hold you back. This is a book, most definitely, written for all ages... well, tweens & up {puberty}. I say that for the depth of emotions & desire, as in sexual. However this author uses words, like an artist takes paint to a canvas. Saying exactly what needs to be said, & never going too far... & language too, is overall clean. Only the F word is used, & only rarely, when truly called for, in perfect context. Where if it were not used, the book would literally be ridiculous & lame. Instead, these books, {that should be read in order} feel real, come to life, & provoke deep thought. Shedding insight, that just under the surface of every person, there is a world's worth of something more. & should bring on, patience & empathy in each of us. Or at least, open our minds to all that may be underlying, as people do what they do. I won't rest now, till I get my hands on book 3... Last, but far from least, you <definitely> want to <LISTEN> to this book. I can't imagine, all I would have missed out on, had I read it on my own. Kate Rudd is awesome! & I think just as responsible for the success of this book, as the author...

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    Amazon Customer 04-19-17
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    trials too big for someone so young to endure. especially when it could have been avoided. loved the insight of dysfunctional family and the love of true friends

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    Brandy Blackerby Las Vegas, Nevada 03-22-17
    Brandy Blackerby Las Vegas, Nevada 03-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "THIS SERIES IS ONE"

    THIS SERIES IS ONE I CAN LISTEN TO OVER & OVER!! IT DEALS WITH REAL LIFE & yes it's hard to listen to BUT REAL LIFE PROBLEMS ALWAYS ARE!! Rebecca does an AWESOME JOB TELLING THE STORY!! I NEED TO FIND MORE BY HER!! KATE RUDD REALLY BRINGS IT TO LIFE!! She is amazing at doing BOTH GIRLS & GUYS VOICES & DIFFERENT ONES FOR EACH PERSON!!!

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    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 03-11-17
    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 03-11-17
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    "Had to take a break and read another book!"

    After the ending of the first book, I thought this one would have a lot more interesting things, but it is simply more of Emma lying and running away from people she loves. Sheesh! I had to take a break and read another book, but came back to this one, thinking I simply wasn't giving it a chance. I should have walked away.

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    Rachel 02-01-17
    Rachel 02-01-17
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    "AMAZING Story"

    This is an amazing story. One you will never forget. About abuse and love at its most vulnerable. It is a great story! And Kate Rudd is amazing reading it.

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    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-28-17
    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-28-17 Member Since 2010
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    "An Emotionally Charged Book"

    This is an emotionally charged story about a courageous young woman who finds strength in friendship and love. It deals with difficult topics in a straightforward and sensitive way. So well written and narrated. Completely worth the credit.

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