Toxic : Ruin

  • by Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by Anthony Haden Salerno, Holly Fielding
  • Series: Ruin
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everyone has a secret...
Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He's been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him - obsess over him - driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice. But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever. Pretending isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn't just be his life at risk - but hers.
Saylor doesn't hate men. Just Gabe. Only Gabe. He's a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn't afraid of flunking, she'd be long gone. She hates that she's attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he's attracted to her - and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn't form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn't who he says he is, and he's hiding something big.
What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever - the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he's been craving for the past four years?
Everyone has a secret - what's yours?

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WOW I can't believe I listened to the whole thing

I liked Ruin even if it was a bit sappy, it did have an actual story and character development. It had been a long time since I read Toxic I forgot, forgot there was little story forgot the characters were two dimensional selfish and insipid. I just couldn't get into it because I had vague cranky feelings for the characters. So much of the story did not make sense because things would just come out of left field that mostly I just wanted to know why. Particularly the female protagonist why was she crying and being a ninny, I found her to be selfish and boring. I don't want to be mean or anything but it was bad by the end I was counting the minutes to the end.
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- Amazon Customer

Voice performance for Gabe made audio version flat

Would you listen to Toxic again? Why?

Love the story. Very moving and true to characters.
BUT, had to switch to reading on my Kindle. Tear Jerker for sure once I pulled out my paperwhite.

During the audio version the Female Vocal performance for Gabe came across as monotone and robotic.
Totally made him seem see like a pissed off zombie, even when he was supposed to be happy or sad or concerned.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Gabe...loved that he stayed true, but wasn't written as a saint.


What three words best describe Anthony Haden Salerno and Holly Fielding ’s performance?

Anthony: Tough, Caring, Believable

Holly: Monotone, Staccato, Singsong


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- M. Fanguy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios