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Would you listen to Consolation again? Why?
I would definitely listen again. It was a very touching, emotional story.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character was Liam. He was strong, protective, kind, and understanding.
What about Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?
Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are my favorite narrators separately and together they are the DREAM TEAM. I seek out books by the two of them and was the main reason I purchased this book as I'd never read this author before. They capture the emotions of the characters perfectly at all times. Their narration turns books into movies, which is amazing.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The first couple of chapters were very gutwrenching and certainly captured the mourning experience very well, in my opinion. Plus all the moments with Liam and Ara were very touching.
Any additional comments?
Loved this book and I'm DYING for book 2!!!!
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If you're looking for a light listen then this isn't your book as it's a heartbreaking journey of loss, broken dreams, betrayal and grief as Natalie has to come to terms with the devastation of losing her Navy SEAL husband during a mission. But it's also a beautiful love story about her and her husband's best friend Liam as they grieve together, slowly become friends and eventually lovers. Liam is sexy, handsome, understanding, supportive and patient - a true hero - but he is also a Navy SEAL too and Natalie has to face the fact that, once again, if she chooses Liam history may repeat itself and she could be left alone again.
This is a very emotional story as it tracks Natalie's life as she gets the tragic news, gives birth, attends his funeral and has to piece her life back together and, even when Liam comes onto the scene, her grief takes time to lessen in the arms of a very loving and caring Liam. His interactions with Natalie's baby is also touching and, at times, funny and he never excludes the baby in their relationship. A relationship which is slow to build but wonderful to witness.
There's some interesting secondary characters, twists, sex, passion, romance, shocking drama and angst by a 'third party' and a network of friends all within the brotherhood of the SEALs. Great narration topped this tear-jerker of a story off and added to the rawness, the depth and the emotional journey that Natalie and Liam took. And the cliffhanger was a jaw-dropping OMG of an ending..... but yaye thankfully book 2 is already available.
Worth a credit? As the story opened up I really didn't think I was going to like it, not because of the talented Author's work or the narration, but because it was so heartbreaking.... however along the way I became totally invested and consumed with the characters and all the very emotional dilemmas that they faced as their feelings tentatively grew. I thought this was very creditworthy but, as I said earlier, it's not a feel-good light romance so be prepared to have your heart strings pulled.... no, not just pulled but yanked.
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