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The First Word Audiobook

The First Word

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Publisher's Summary

To stay sane, Andie Tilly must keep her mind on her work. Her job as a pediatric occupational therapist is the perfect distraction from the unspeakable tragedy she experienced as a child. But when she meets alternative-energy magnate Rhys Griffiths and his autistic toddler, Will, she quickly realizes her heart will never be the same. Especially when her name becomes Will's first word.

After accepting a position as a live-in therapist for Will, Andie steels herself against the appeal of the disconcertingly attractive - and attracted - Rhys. But their chemistry can no longer be denied, and their heated affair seems destined for happily ever after. A destiny Andie's terrified to embrace.

When Andie's guilt, Rhys's awkwardness, and the abrupt appearance of an erratic ex threaten to dismantle their delicately blooming relationship, they must decide if love is worth the challenge. Can Andie and Rhys find their way back to each other? Or will the demons of the past simply prove too strong?

©2017 Joanne Southwell (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Kindle Customer
    Sacramento, CA
    13/06/17
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    "Great for Ronance Lovers! "

    I enjoyed the narrator. She has a great voice, really separated the characters, and acted out the mood of each characters voice exquisitely. The story is fun, with just enough angst and romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kans
    18/08/17
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    "Insightful and Sweet!"

    As Autism is my area of specialty, I enjoyed how the author wove it in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DT in California
    12/07/17
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    "WOW!"
    If you could sum up The First Word in three words, what would they be?

    Real. In-Depth. Excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The full development and descriptions of the characters. The reality of living with negative messages and experiences from a traumatic childhood and the bravery and persistence of the young adult woman as she grabs onto her life and keeps heading for good things.


    Which character – as performed by Amy McFadden – was your favorite?

    All were good.


    Any additional comments?

    Amy McFadden is one of my favorite narrators. Her voice, paired with the beautifully written descriptive text and story line made this book a real treasure. I will be listening to it several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    BURLINGTON, COLORADO, United States
    28/06/17
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    "Good lite summer book."

    I love this narrator. I'd listen to her read the phone book. The story was pleasantly predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genuinessa
    28/06/17
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    "great read"

    lovely story about love and miscommunication. the curveballs were a nice surprise to say the least

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/06/17
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    "Lead guy was likable!"

    The best part of this book was the lead dude was actually likable from the start. So many romance books have the main man start out kinda awful and "brooding". This guy was relatable, funny, honest, vulnerable, and patient.
    I usually do not cry while listening or reading books, but this one made this old dead black heart come alive. The heroines story was real and so sad. I likes how she wasn't portrayed as weak and sad because of it though. She definitely has baggage but I got it. Towards the end I kinda wanted to shake her and get her into therapy !
    Overall, I'm happy with my purchase :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phaedra Zoe Kohler
    Florida
    11/06/17
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    "Excellent Performance and Story!"

    The headline says it best. Amy McFadden's performance was wonderful. I just bought another book simply because I enjoyed her narration of this one. This story was romantic, fun and made me laugh out loud. Amy's narrative made me feel like I was Andy sometimes. 10 stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    11/06/17
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    "Excellent"

    Great book, great story line, great character, great narrator and very well written. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rochelle rothbaum
    05/06/17
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    "Wonderful"

    I enjoyed this book so much. It was about love, acceptance and hope. I would recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    04/06/17
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    "Great Read!"
    What did you love best about The First Word?

    The concept is centered around an autistic toddler with two adults who are not perfect. The father is a brilliant man, with possible non-diagnosed Asperger's, and the therapist has dealt with her mother's rejection for over 17 years, something that has left her with a lack of self worth. Assisting with this toddler, she hopes will help restore her faith in herself.<br/><br/>Amy McFadden's performance added to the story. Her voices are easily distinguishable and she brings the characters to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Andi's first visit to the OT room in the house. It showed the extent the father was willing to go to for his son, and hie excitement at being able to finally do something positive for his son.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this nearly non-stop over a weekend. I wanted to find out how the three might become a family.<br/><br/>This was a very well written and produced book. This is the author's first published book, and it is well worth the credit.<br/><br/>I received the Kindle book as a Kindle First, and ordered the audiobook as soon as I found it available. I look forward to reading the book, and will probably listen to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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