Til Death Do Us Part : Vows (Albright)

  • by Addison Albright
  • Narrated by David Gilmore
  • Series: Vows (Albright)
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers - which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations - they love their home, Sam's caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage ...'til death do us part.
The dream is shattered when Henry's plane crashes and he's presumed dead. But four people - Henry, two other men, and a child - survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry's love be able to survive as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but, with help, moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

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Decent story, could have been great

The narration just okay for me; some decent inflection but the voices are not too different except the kiddo. I’m pretty picky when it comes to vocal performers and this one wasn’t one of my favorites. It was hard to follow the flashbacks and going from Sam to Henry in present day while listening. I had to pause the book at each change to wrap my head around where the story was headed. That may have been easier to keep up with if I had read the book instead of listening.

I thought I read the synopsis of the story but I’m not sure I got it. I was surprised by the plane crash…and the story of each of them after the crash. I don’t know that I was fully prepared for the sadness of the book. Sam’s recovery was particularly hard to read. I didn’t like the Nash twist and honestly probably wouldn’t have read/listened had I known that was a possibility.

I really liked hearing about the time spent on the island. Their time there was a little too easy having an abundance of food and water. They go through a couple of struggles but not as many as I would have thought for the time spent there.

This story takes place over a long period of time and I know it’s hard to cover that much time and not have a novel that’s 1,000 pages in length but it seemed like there were holes in the story. There was a lot of detail about some things and others were glossed over. I’m assuming there was a settlement from someone about the crash but that was never mentioned. We didn’t have too many details about Nash which I see may be covered in his book.

Overall, I think this is a decent story. The angst was actually pretty low for the plot and things worked out both on the island and in other parts of the story pretty perfectly for the main characters. There was sadness, just not the all-consuming grief I was expecting at the beginning of the book.
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- Christina Wade

Til Death Do Us Part

'Til Death Do Us Part (Vows Book 1)

I previously read this book but jumped at the chance to listen to the audio. When I had originally read it, I cried, a lot. But, I knew going in what to expect and let me tell you that didn't make a difference at all! I cried while listening to this audio just as much, if not more than when I read it. And since I do most of my listening while driving, that's a little awkward!

Henry and Sam had a happy, successful life surrounded by Sam's family. They're both professors, working at the same university. Their careers and experience are important to Henry and the others' survival after the plane crash. This story moves between the present tense of Sam finding out Henry's alive, to flashbacks of what's happened over the past 5 years. I'm not typically a fan of flashback storytelling, but I thought the author did a fantastic job with this story. And I loved seeing the different perspectives. We were able to see Sam and Henry trying to move on with life and both men in completely different situations, trying to make the best of what life gave them. I loved both Sam and Henry and felt for both characters.

The other characters in this book really help make it as enjoyable. Sam's family, the elderly couple on the plane, Garret and then his family and Devon and his family. And of course, Buddy. These characters are so well done.

The narrator is David Gilmore and he did a fantastic job bringing this story to life! He had an easy to listen to voice, kept a good pace, expressed appropriate emotions. There were no weird pauses in his narration, which is important when listening to an audiobook (in my opinion). The narrator gave characters individual voices which made it easy to listen to, he wasn't just reading a story.

Considering the subject matter of this book, it's pretty low in angst which I enjoy. There's a HEA, also something required for my reading. Whether you decide to listen to the story, or read it, I think this book is one you shouldn't miss!

Overall: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars
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- H. Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2017
  • Publisher: Addison Albright