Ten Below Zero

  • by Whitney Barbetti
  • Narrated by Natasha Soudek
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"In here," he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, "you're 10 below zero. And you're closer to death than I am." My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don't remember. I don't want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I'm in the corner. Watching them live. I'm indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often. A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing. His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He's pushy, he's arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel. He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he's waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is. Everett is dying. And he's spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he's forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory. He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he's dying.
WARNING: This is not a story about two happy people who fall easily into love. This is a story about two broken people who find one another - and don't necessarily like each other. These characters are blunt, rude, and at times annoying. They are broken and sheltered and vulnerable.


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Devastatingly emotional

This book is so human. There isn't much action to hold your interest. It's the emotion, the feeling, that will hold you so completely captivated. How two very broken souls (for very different reasons) found and healed one another was just amazing to read about. You can tell that this story meant a lot to the author, she put a lot of herself into this story, it feels very personal. Such sad undertones mixed in with the light of hope.

The narrator does a spectacular job catching each nuance of the character's personalities. She was just the perfect choice for this book.

I've read the story once. Listening to it brought it to life in such a very real way. I fell in love with the story all over again.
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- GB

The saddest most depressing and awesome book you would ever read

This is the first time I read a story from this author and let's just say; it will not be my last. That good!

However, the narrator didn't give justice to this story and I was disappointed with the performance.

I like that the author set the right expectations from the beginning. Although, I do think this is a love story despite the way the main characters interacted with each other.

Parker and Everett's story is one to be read more than once. They way the pain these two characters expressed throughout makes you think and look at your reality.

I would totally recommend this book for people who enjoy a not so typical romance. People that seek meaning between the lines and try to identify themselves with the stories they read.

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- Jenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios