Fighting Silence : On the Ropes

  • by Aly Martinez
  • Narrated by Laura Jennings, Carson Beck
  • Series: On the Ropes
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love it

My first book by this author and I just loved this story, both narrators did an outstanding job.
Loved Carson Beck`s voice, perfect for narrating audiobooks. They both worked beautifully together to bring this story to life for me as a listener.
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- Maria

Great MMA Rags to Riches Story

Man... this was a great book...

First and foremost... I hate dual narration... ergh!!! Why o why can't dual narration be girl read girl and guy read guy parts simultaneously!!! You have to keep adjusting to how the characters sound from the guys POV then the girls POV... ergh!!!

Anyway... my narration hiccups aside... this book was so good... This was my first Aly Martinez book.. and it won't be my last...

Till and Eliza are so cute... best friends to lovers... back to friends, then family, then lovers! Whew... what a ride... The love story was kinda a sidebar to all the action and drama from Till's and Eliza's daily life. Then the whole going deaf thing...OMG! Tear drop!!

The ending was really good...but I feel like it just ended... so there has to be a second book... and it better be one of Till's brother's book... the side characters were so 3-deminsional... I feel like I know them so well... and I miss them a bit now the book is over...

Very good job!

So worth a credit, sale or buy (as the book is under 10 bucks!)

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
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- Candateshia Pafford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2015
  • Publisher: Aly Martinez