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Unchained Melody

By: R. E. Hargrave
Narrated by: La Petite Mort
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Publisher's summary

Marshall Chandler is a true American who grew up wanting nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, by becoming a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. On the eve of his first assignment, he meets the woman that will haunt his dreams and change his life.

A single night to connect, but a decade to realize it...when one man is torn between the love of his country and what might have been the love of his life, how does he stay sane? How does he cope? And will he ever get a second chance at love?

Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways.

©2014 Rachel E. Hargrave (P)2016 Rachel E. Hargrave

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Great narration

If you could sum up Unchained Melody in three words, what would they be?

emotional, packed full

Which character – as performed by La Petite Mort – was your favorite?

Dallas

Any additional comments?

Unchained Melody is a novella of second chances. Marshall “Dallas” Chandler spends the eve before his first assignment, as a fighter pilot with the United States Air Force, with a woman that changes his life and haunts his dreams. A decade later will he get his second chance with this woman he hasn’t been able to forget or will tragedy strike?
This is my first experience with this author and the audio version of the story. Being that the book is a novella, this was a quick story to listen to and when it ended I wanted more. The author packs a lot of information in such a short story. I want to know more about Dallas and hope we will get more to his story. For the very quick hour it takes to listen to this book, it covers ten years of events in Chandler’s life, along with a few steamy sex scenes. There are also several surprises along the way making it surprising that it is a novella. I will be looking for more works by this author.
Audio books have become something that I’ve started venturing into recently, because of my added time in the car. Not only was the book really great, but the narrator does an excellent job in keeping the listener wanting to hear more. I found the narrator's interpretation of this story with his inflections and pauses were great at holding my attention. You can feel all the emotions that Dallas is experiencing during this story as the story is effortless read.
The narrator was able to keep my daily drive less stressful. I will be looking for other works this narrator has read. I am looking forward to finding more from this author and this narrator.

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NO ONE CAN COMPARE TO HER

What made the experience of listening to Unchained Melody the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a great job of telling the story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unchained Melody?

Seeing the story come full circle

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

yes

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Beautiful!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Because this story is beautiful and is about giving second chances.

What did you like best about this story?

When Marshall and Melody finally got back together again.

Which character – as performed by La Petite Mort – was your favorite?

My favorite character is Marshall

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

Yes it made my heart stopped when Marshall got into the wreck. Yes it made me cry and laugh alittle.

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Beautiful!! This is an quick and easy read. I had the audio version. This is an amazing, beautiful story between Marshall and Melody. After one night together. Faith had finally bought them together for the rest of their life. R.E. Hargrave did a wonderful job with the characters. I can't wait until I can read another one from R. E. Hargrave. Keep up the beautiful work! Definitely a must have in your collection.

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Quick Read with lots of emotion

Being an airforce pilot on his way to war, Lieutenant Marshall "Dallas" Chandler was set to enjoy his last day before leaving to war. That enjoyment came in the form of Lieutenant Melanie Carmichael. They had explosive chemistry and truly got along.
But that one night stand left its impact of the pair. They both went through changes during the 10 years after that night. The ups and downs that Marshall went through took us through how he coped with being away from the one woman that he felt was meant for him.

The story was short and sweet. There were a lot of details on what Marshall had been up to since he was last with Melanie. This was fun to listen to.

I received the audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

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Short and sweet

A short and sweet story.The story jumped back and forward in time,mad it a little harder to keep track.A few surprices and a happy ending :)

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Great story in a short time

What did you love best about Unchained Melody?

I loved the time span. How much of the lives of the main characters we learn in such a small space.

What did you like best about this story?

There are absolutely NO useless details in this story

What about La Petite Mort’s performance did you like?

His voice seemed like a perfect fit

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

No extreme reactions, just a good solid listen.

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That voice will melt an icicle!

What did you love best about Unchained Melody?

Loved the story. Though, let me tell you... the deep bass voice sends chills through me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marshall Chandler. He can talk to me anytime.

Which character – as performed by La Petite Mort – was your favorite?

Marshall. That narrator knows how to make a lady swoon. Wow.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Passion with a flare!

Any additional comments?

Off the record... this story made me hot and bothered. Someone get a fan!

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