When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
©2014 Mia Sheridan (P)2014 Tantor
This is a romance which is slightly different and gently written. The narration was very good. It's the first time that I've tried the combination of listening and reading, but it works.
"Just OK For Me"
I am in really the minority here as most people loved this book. For me the story is okay, but the writing is very flat and I don't think I'll be recommending the book to anyone.
The characters are one-dimensional and cliched, such as the plot moppet of a dog, the kind widow next door, and the horrible, mean, "wicked witch" style woman who owns the town; the setting is a banal Mayberry-ish small town with overly friendly strangers who tell the new girl in town everything she needs to know exactly when she needs to know it. So much of the conflict is not deeply explored and then resolved too quickly and easily.
In general, there's quite a bit of "telling" in this story where it could be so much stronger by "showing" instead - many reactions and thoughts are weakened with phrasing like "for some reason" or "intuition" or "something didn't feel right" rather than providing the little clues that add up to *why* things don't seem right. I found myself thinking every five minutes "oh please...really?". Everything was easy, a man who didn't interact for ten years with a soul, found a girl and in five minutes everything was fabulous, the drama was always resolved in no time and everything was too mushy. But maybe it was simply not my cup of tea!
Male voice was ok, female voice not good.
"Beautiful Story 💝"
I got this one during a recent sale and after listening I have to admit that the great reviews were absolutely correct. This book hits you emotionally especially if you've ever been teased, bullied, or just felt inadequate in some way. This is a story that builds layers of emotions.......it tugs at your heartstrings.....makes you smile.....and leaves you fulfilled. I enjoyed the journey of love with Archer & Bree and didn't want it to end.
Note: FYI- There are descriptive sex scenes and some swearing. For those who only like "clean reads" you might want to give this one a try. Just forward thru those scenes and the story would be just as good.
I highly recommend this book and I am putting on my repeat list.
"MY FAMILY GAVE UP TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME"
What a beautiful, heartbreaking and well written love story this was, I laughed, I cried and I sighed as the H/H fought to stay together through the dramas, through their inner demons and turmoils and whatever else fate through at them. The personal growth and character development was touching to witness. This is a listen whose characters were so likeable I just didn't ever want to say goodbye to them and it's held in a town I'd love to move to.
Worth a credit? Dual POV's, great narration and a captivating very romantic and touching plot added up to an absolutely awesome listen that was well worth a credit and I've pre-ordered ALL other books available by this very gifted Author Mia Sheridan.
"Huge book hangover!"
Beautiful, Unforgettable, Must read!
Archer, he's so sweet!❤️
I loved them all. Awesome narrators, they were a perfect.
Too many, the whole book moved me.
"Laughed,cried and enjoyed every minute of it!"
Amazing story and a great narration. Kept me engaged and interested. Hot and steamy and completely believable right down to the butterflies.
"Must have! !"
Loved Archers Voice!!! This is a Audible that must be purchased. Mia Sheridan you did a fabulous job on this book.
"Don't Pass This One Up!!!!!"
Archer's Voice is being added to my fairly short list of favorite books and I definitely see myself reading it again from time to time. It is a sweet yet hot romance between two of the best written characters I've ever read. I love that I didn't find the story predictable. There were several times where I'd think I would know what was going to happen but, for the most part, I was wrong. There is only minimal action with the majority of the book focusing on character devleopment. Instead of relying on sometimes over-the-top scenes of action and danger which are too often present in romance novels, there is a slow brew of family secrets and melodrama.
The character of Archer is exceptionally well written with the author slowly but surely revealing the many layers that make up this man. Archer and Bree's love story is believable and develops somewhat slowly. This is a nice change of pace from many books that have the couple in bed in the first few chapters.
This is only the second audio book I've listened to that has both a male and female narrator. I really enjoyed Archer and Bree having different voices. Both narrators did a great job!
YES! I'm not typically one to cry easily. I cried several times during this story and found myself feeling happiness, sadness, lonliness, and anger. There was a point where I was so emotional that I was about to stop listening and leave a bad review. Luckily, I didn't let my emotions get the better of me and was able to calm down and see where the author was taking the story.
I'm somewhat confused about Archer's Voice being grouped with erotica. There were definitely some steamy sex scenes but nothing was over-the-top and, frankly, I've read much more graphic descriptions in "typical" romance novels. In fact, not every sex scene is even elaborated on. The steamy scenes are peppered throughout the story so you don't feel as if you're just reading random filler between bouts of sex. Bree and Archer's romance and love was the driving force of the sex, not the other way around.
Totally awesome book
Archer,because thru all he has been thru he found himself and the meaning of love.
Archer, because he made me realize you didn't have to have a voice, to speak.
No not really, just the book as a whole.
Would recommend, can't wait to listen to more of this author
"wish there were more Stars available..."
This is the best book I've listened to yet and I've listened to a lot!
The story was so well written... There's nothing I would suggest the author doing differently. There was love, humor and heartbreak in one novel. And I didn't have to listen to a trilogy to be satisfied with the story.
Kris and Emily did an amazing job. They both brought Archer's Voice to life.
Both... I cried and laughed with the characters. The truck back firing was so real life. LOL!!!
"I don't get the hype..."
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story and I liked Archer as the male lead. However, I don't think the writing is very strong—full of adverbs that I'm surprised an editor hadn't demanded be removed and dialogue that felt slightly left of believable a lot of the time. The author also has a habit of justifying characters actions and thoughts unnecessarily, as if it weren't explained the reader wouldn't believe basic things, which was annoying. The plot was predictable and it was so slow in the beginning that I almost gave up on it several times. It got better when Archer and Bree finally started spending time together. It wasn't a bad story, but I'm just not raving over it like so many other reviewers.
I did not like the narrators on this one, which didn't help in my overall impression of the writing. There was a little too much saccharine sweetness in the delivery of Bree's lines and between the writing style and delivery from the narrators, I rolled my eyes a lot throughout this story.
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