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When We Collided Audiobook

When We Collided

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Publisher's Summary

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)

Seventeen-year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: His father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town.

Vivi is in love with life. Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she's told should make her feel better. After meeting Jonah, she slides into the Daniels household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness. But it's not long before Vivi's zest for life begins to falter. Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger seeking. Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah's love is put to the test...but what happens when love simply isn't enough?

©2016 Emery Lord (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Evans and Ullman's excellent narrations fully realize the intensity of the characters." (AudioFile)

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    I'm a grandmother and I loved every moment of this "young adult" novel. It dealt lovingly with real life issues and left me with tears and laughter

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    B. J. Neary Oreland, PA USA 07-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "When We Collided by Emery Lord"
    Would you consider the audio edition of When We Collided to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print edition but LOVED the audio version!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When We Collided?

    Jonah Daniels is one of six children in a family struggling with the sudden death of a beloved father and a mother who can't get out of bed due to her deep grief. Into Verona Cove, Vivi bounds in and falls in love with Jonah and each of the Daniels children. As Vivi's love of life, excitement, and adventure patches up the Daniels family, Jonah finds hope, love and healing with Vivi. I could not stop listening to this audiobook (I kept finding reasons to walk, exercise or just sit and listen) that was gripping, heartbreaking and true. Vivi, narrated by Elizabeth Evans was funny, sensitive and kind while Jonah narrated by Raviv Ullman was shy, hopeless, and ultimately changed as a result of knowing and loving Vivi. What will the future hold for these two seventeen year old teens with seemingly insurmontable problems? A must read for those who love romance, struggling teens, and family problems. Can't wait to read Lord's, The Start of Me and You, bring on the romances with lots of drama!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Vivi and Jonah's love story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jonah was changed as a result of knowing and loving Vivi


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    "it was a good read"

    it was narrated very well in the storyline was very beautiful but I still think it could have been happier. I'm not sure I would read any other of the author's books but this was a really good one.

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    J. Harry Central Valley, CA 06-13-17
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    "Wise and Insightful beyond their years"
    Any additional comments?

    I just finished the audio version of "When We Collided" by Emery Lord. I'm sure it would be classified a young adult novel, but no matter to me. Very well written story of a vivacious teenage girl named Vivi (yes, I did that on purpose) who is spending the summer with her mom in a small, California coastal town. Doesn't take long to figure out she is trying to manage bi-polar disorder without meds. She quickly enters the life of a teenage boy named Jonah whose father has died and mother can't cope - he's left with his older siblings to share the responsibilities of younger siblings. Vivi is a positive force in so many ways and all goes mostly well for quite a while. She and Jonah are wise and insightful beyond their years (of course - it's a novel). It's a very well thought out story with great characters and storylines. Ultimately, it's uplifting. The audio actors, Elizabeth Evans and Raviv Ullman, were a pleasure to listen to.

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    B.A. Wilson 01-22-17
    B.A. Wilson 01-22-17 Member Since 2017

    B.A. Wilson is a rogue librarian with a rather serious One-Click addiction.

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    "Delightful Chaos"
    What did you love best about When We Collided?

    Here's my exact review from Goodreads:

    This story is chaotic and delightful on so many levels. Vivi and Jonah are complex, well-developed characters who are dealing with a lot of big issues, such as Vivi's bipolar disorder, and the fact that Jonah's mom checked out after his father died, leaving him to carry the burden of parenting his younger siblings.

    This story manages to be both playful and heavy. It probably deserves a 4.5, but I'm going to stick with my original gut-impulse rating system.

    Also, the narration is good. No concerns there.


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    Nothing impressive about this one. An okay read. Give it a try. You might like it better than I did.

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    "Great storyline, could not stop listening!"

    Listened with my 15 year old daughter on a lengthy car trip, we both enjoyed the story and narrators.

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