Ruined Wings

  • by Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by Andrea Emmes
  • 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Seventeen-year-old Callie Novak is on the cusp of changing her life as she warms up for the final heat in the Women's 1600-meter track and field competition. While she sets a new state record, her family's worst nightmare is just beginning. When tragedy strikes the Novak family, every listener will feel the pain of grief, the perils of drug abuse, the despair that leads to a shocking downward spiral, and the strength that is needed to overcome addiction.

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This audiobook touch such a serious topics, drugs and death. My heart ache for the characters and in one way or another will touch our personal lives

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nitty-gritty dirty underbelly of the drug world

Callie had it all; loving parents and a twin brother (all with their own demons) and an athletic prowess that gave her a chance at a free ride to the college of her choice.  Disaster strikes and Callie hits rock bottom, not once and not even twice but multiple times before her guardian angel helps her to cope.  Driven to pills and heavier drugs to deal with her emotional issues, Callie finds herself walking the dark side and faced with decisions that no one should have to make especially one fresh out of high school.

Ashley Fontainne writes a captivating book that takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster from page one through to the end.  Fontainne is an excellent author who uses vivid prose to connect the audience to each character and situation.   Fontainne takes her audience, willingly and unwillingly, into the world of addicts and criminals, not only showing us the nitty-gritty dirty underbelly of the drug-fueled world but also making us feel every single emotion and pain that Callie and her friends and mother experienced.

I enjoy Fontainne’s work because of this and her brilliant imagination; her talent to make her books real is amazing.  I finished this book on my way into work this morning; I had to, of course, explain why I was misty eyed so early.  I didn’t mind though as this book was well worth the moment or two of discomfort.

Fontainne is flexible in her writing crossing the genres and she does it very well! I highly recommend this book.  It is well written, characters are expertly developed and the story line flows smoothly.  A definite must listen!

Andrea Emmes does an excellent job at narration.  She speaks clearly and with emotion, assuming the character of Callie perfectly and smoothly.  Emmes speaks with a smooth cadence that while soothing elicits excitement and passion at the drop of a hat.  Emmes is Callie - I hear her speak and I see Callie. Well done!

There were no issues with the audio production or quality of this book, it was well done, clear and without issue.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2016
  • Publisher: RMSW Press