On the Ropes

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 569 ratings

Fighting Silence Publisher's Summary

Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn't have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn't hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age 13 was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of 21.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting for my career.

Fighting the impending silence.

Fighting for her.

Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.

©2015 Aly Martinez (P)2015 Aly Martinez
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  • Book 1

    • Fighting Silence

    • On the Ropes, Book 1
    • By: Aly Martinez
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings, Carson Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great MMA Rags to Riches Story

    • By Candateshia Pafford on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Fighting Shadows

    • On the Ropes, Book 2
    • By: Aly Martinez
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck, Laura Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I'd follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have. My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair. Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare. Until I met her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story!

    • By Jonella A. Moore on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Fighting Solitude

    • On the Ropes, Book 3
    • By: Aly Martinez
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck, Laura Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 118

    I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path - one guided by my fists and paved with pain. Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that's where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James - the one person I'd die to protect. Even though I didn't deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I'd lost, because she'd lost it too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Page brother does well!

    • By Alexis Ward on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95