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Retreat Audiobook

Retreat

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Publisher's Summary

Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.

I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart. My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a weeklong wilderness retreat.

She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner badasses. It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.

Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.

I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life - and my heart - as soon as I ventured into the unknown. I was a pro at hiding from my feelings, but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.

Retreat is a stand-alone novel, the first in the Getaway series, which centers on the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them.

These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

©2016 Jennifer M. Voorhees (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Valerie J
    Vancouver, WA, United States
    18/07/17
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    "Another hit series for Jay!"

    Jay Crownover makes a departure from her tatooed bad (good) boys and enters the world of ranchers/ cowboys. I was so looking forward to this book and I was not disappointed at all! I would given the story 10 stars if I could. I can't wait for the next book! I would have given 5 stars for Overall but the narration...

    The only negative comment I have is with the narrator (as others have written). However, I'm not sure if it's the narrator or the director/ editor/ producer (who is responsible for the speed of narration?). When I started the book I wasn't sure how I was going to continue but then I changed the listening speed to from 1x to 1.25x on my device. I found the problem! This is the perfect speed. I had no trouble listening after that. In fact I couldn't stop!

    Worth a credit? YES! But change the speed on your device.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • J. Huch
    01/08/17
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    "Loved the story more than narration"

    Jay is a new to me author and I read the story before I listened to it. I love the story, so much happens to the heroine! I really liked her growth throughout. With the narration, I couldn't finish. I enjoyed the female parts but not the male. I am not sure if most had to do with the Wyoming accent (which I am from there and this is not a Wyoming accent) or just male in general but I just couldn't do it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sharktail
    APO AP
    14/07/17
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    "Narration Completely Ruined the Book"

    Come on (rolling my eyes), why do you all continue to do this to us? We all know Jay Crownover is an excellent author, but why do you continue to ruin the books with your poor choice in performers. I couldn't even finish it, sounds like she was straining just to speak and the slow monotone made it worst; my throat was hurting for her (similar to seeing or hearing someone throw up and it causes you to do the same). Sorry, I call for a re-read in order to adequately provide a helpful review.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
    Canada
    12/07/17
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    "5 Retreat Stars"

    I loved this book and I am going to tell you why.

    First we have to talk about the incredible relationship Leo & Em have, they are what everyone should have in a best friend. Leo is in need of some girl time and some time to come to terms with things from her past.
    So Em convinces her to come with her the journey isn’t easy but I loved that Em was there for Leo no matter what.
    And in turn when Em needs her Leo is there for her. It’s incredible to have a friendship like that.

    We meet Cy, and his brothers. But it’s Cy that draws Leo in. She can’t help it this gruff brooding man has that something she is just drawn to, but it’s not one sided either. And they both try hard to ignore it but that’s the thing about attraction right; when it hits you are all in wither you’re ready or not. (The Shower Scene people is hell-a HOT!!)

    Their experience is something no one saw coming and it’s going to change everyone involved. I loved the action and the interaction between all of the characters. It’s not like your everyday romance book it’s so much more. And I can’t wait for the second book in this series! I need more.

    I wasn’t sure of Natasha’s narration at first I kind of had to get used to her and her voices for the different characters. But once I did, I quiet enjoyed it.

    Worth the credit.. Umm YEAH!

    *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Janet Hale
    12/09/17
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    "Fingernails on a blackboard."

    I usually enjoy Crownover's work but I'll be reading this one instead of listening. Couldn't even get out of the airport.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie Dellinger
    Martinez, GA United States
    10/09/17
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    "Retreat was a little too cliche for my tastes, but more than that the narrator killed it for me."

    The narrator made me feel as if I was listening to Mary Poppins rather than a romance novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terri F
    04/09/17
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    "Narration=awful"

    I read the other reviews and decided to chance take a chance. I should have just read it. The marked men series had such awesome performers I thought how bad can it be with a decent story? The verdict is bad. I basically ran the story at 1.5 speed to get through it. Ms soudek was the wrong choice in every way. Her voice sounded old sratchy and definitely not right. There are a few performers that are an automatic no for me and this would be one unless it was about an old woman. I just couldn't get past her performance to like the characters. I definitely didn't get invested as I normally do from books by this author. I wonder if the authors get to choose who reads their stories. If so jay must have had stopped up ears the day she listened to this one.

    The story line has potential. I hope the next story has a better outcome

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    04/08/17
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    "I can't stand the narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    I always read a couple reviews before purchasing a book but when it comes to jay crownover there is no need to read reviews because she writes some good shit. I regret not reading this review because the narrator ruin it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CHMom19
    03/08/17
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    "Performance Not So Good - Story GREAT!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Retreat to be better than the print version?

    I would definitely not suggest that anyone purchase the audible file to go along with the digital or print version, even if it is only $1.99 if you buy the digital file. The narrator's voice killed the characters for me. I found the reader's sound to be very one dimensional and without very much emotion. The male voice sounded painful and not manly... I don't know any men who speak like that unless they are recovering from a rough bout of laryngitis.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of the characters for may reasons. They were quirky and funny and easy to fall in love with.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different reader would make all the difference. Sebastian York or Andy Arndt or Kate Reading would be great for this sort of book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    LEXINGTON, KY, United States
    31/07/17
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    "Sadly, the performance ruins this book"

    The story line of this book had so much promise, however the performance of this book was hard to listen to despite my amping up the pace to 1.25 on my iPhone.

    I highly recommend READING the book instead of using a credit to listen. I could only do so in short bursts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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