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For You

Narrated by: Liz Thompson
Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
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Summary

Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high-school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened, and Feb broke Colt's heart; then she turned wild, and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low, but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.

Fifteen years later Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there's so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt, everyone knows they'll never get back together--until someone starts hacking up people in Feb's life. Colt is still Colt, and Feb is still Feb, so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe. As the bodies pile up, the feds move in, and a twisting, turning story unravels, exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims. Along the way Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.

©2014 Kristen Ashley (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Drivel

What disappointed you about For You?

The story of some horrific murders was totally dismissed in favour of hero worshipping the main characters continuously, quite bizarre.

What was most disappointing about Kristen Ashley’s story?

The insulting terminology in relation to the male/female relationship was unbelievably misogynistic, the frequent references to women as mere sex objects was toe curling.

How could the performance have been better?

Start from scratch!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not that I can think of.

Any additional comments?

Avoid like the plague

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It's a good book

Enjoyable, easy listen - you know where it's going but I'm not looking for something ingenious from my audiobooking want help switching my brain off rather than on!

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The perfect audiobook

I've previously read this on ebook but narration enhanced this wonderful story even more. The narrator was excellent and portrayed emotion, feeling, sarcasm so well.

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Adult language

Frequency & use of foul language spoiled this book and storyline was not diverting enough to make it possible to ignore foul language which did not seem to enhance storyline in any way I could not finish this book and will not be reading any further in the series. Would have been nice to have been warned about language, you can skip words when reading but with audible much more difficult.

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It could have been better...

The book was enjoyable up until the last hour and a half. KA just couldn't be bothered, it seemed, to even finish the story. She skipped the whole February and Murderer coming face to face scene, him killing her friends and kidnapping her, to Colt being told about it. All that suspense was popped like a balloon and I was left feeling deflated and dissatisfied by the end. This is a first with KA'S books as I have liked the ending to everyone of her others. I'm unsure now if I should move on to the next in the series.

As for the narrator. She has a lovely voice, but she pauses for too long while narrating and she can be heard swallowing. It's a massive put off.

I would have given the book a four star, if not for what I have metioned above.

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Are we still in the 1970s?

The storyline had promise but the focus on the two main characters and their relationship is utter rubbish. Way too much of the book is describing their 'perfect' qualities written in such an unbelievable sexist way I actually had to look up to see if Kristen Ashley was in fact a man whose hay day was in the 1970s. Overuse of certain phrases and immature grammar made this book painful to listen to.

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Another Kristen Ashley series to love

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because all Kristen Ashely books are well worth reading or listening to

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had the time I would have most definitely listened to this is one sitting

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  • KIMBERLY S.
  • 17-10-15

The narrator is NOT bad!!

I'm extremely picky about narrations & feel as though a poor narrator will ruin an audio book (fsog). I also feel like an excellent performance brings an audiobook to life.
No, this wasn't a perfect narration. There are numerous loud swallow sounds (which kind of gross me out & I avoided by listening through an aux) & the actual narration got better & better as the book progressed.
Kristin Ashley never disappoints & I'm so glad I finally downloaded the book & listened to it since I skipped over it several times due to the reviews.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Texasrodie
  • 16-05-15

Good One

Any additional comments?

I enjoy K.A.'s book's mainly because the characters are mature. They have had life experiences and want happiness for the rest of their live. They are not 20 something living in a fantasy world.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Sharon
  • 12-05-15

More Kristen Ashley!!!!

I was a little worried about this one after reading the summary. I loved the Colorado Mountain series, and was not sure if I could get in to a story with a 20 year gap in the relationship. But as with all other KA books, she does a great job pulling you into the world that she creates and making you love the characters that she writes. This overall story is a romance with a murder/mystery backdrop. It is similar to the Colorado Mountain series and if you liked those books, this is worth the credit.

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  • V from Kansas
  • 09-03-16

Great Story

I had mixed feelings about listening to this book, after reading the reviews. I had never listened to or read a Kristen Ashley book before. I always read reviews, before choosing a book, although, I'm beginning to wonder why I bother. Nine times out of 10, I disagree with the majority of the reviews that are posted.

First, this book is not too long. Actually, I would have preferred if it were even longer. The length of the novel allows for the reader/listener the material they need to really know the main characters in the book. It also allows the reader/listener to learn enough about the history of this tale in order for the reader/listener to be able to understand the depth of the story and the characters involved.

Second, another reviewer referred to this novel being nothing but , "soft porn " wrapped in a mystery. Don't let that statement sway your opinion on this novel. There is definitely not too much sex. In fact, there is no sex in the first third of the book. The sex scenes there after are few and done tastefully. Very mild in comparison to the paranormal romances of the day.

Third, the narrator isn't that bad. She does seem to struggle in the first couple of chapters; pausing uncomfortably between sentences and such. However, she catches her stride and the majority of the novel flows well.

Overall, this is a great story and we'll worth the credit. I would say that it ranks in the top third of the novels I have listened to this year; 4 or 5 a week. Enjoy!
-V from Kansas

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  • Erin
  • 27-05-15

Narrator and Editing were terrible

Where does For You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This could have been a 5 star rating for me had it not been for the narrator and editing of the audiobook. I listened to the audiobook mostly via bluetooth in my car, and the editing and gaps between the narrator speaking was extremely distracting. The narrator herself was very monotone and I had trouble following along with who was speaking at any given point in the book.

The book itself was great. I loved the characters, even though February drove me a little crazy at first. I enjoyed the suspense and the developing story around the events throughout the book. The secondary characters were exceptional, which I have come to expect from a Kristen Ashley story. I highly recommend the book, just maybe not the audible version.

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  • Roxanne G
  • 03-08-16

Somewhat predictable but well done

The narrator is not the Isadore here. I heard no swallowing and such as others said. The issue is poor sound editing. Bumping speed to 1.5 helps a lot.

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  • jodiod
  • 17-05-15

Perfection.

Kristen Ashley at her finest. Thank you so much for bringing this series to audio. As a member of her cult following, we will buy anything she writes immediately!
Great characters and love story. Never a boring moment.

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  • katinvegas
  • 09-06-15

Narrator was awful

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story was good and enjoyed it as I have most all of Kristen books. However, I wouldn't recommend this as a audio book due to the narrator. I will definitely steer clear of any books with this narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Liz Thompson’s performances?

I will never listen to another book narratored via Liz Thompson's. Listening to the monotone and the constant swallowing was just awful!

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 07-10-16

THIS DESERVES 50 STARS!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!!

What did you love best about For You?

ALL OF IT!!! ENOUGH SAID!!! LOL

Who was your favorite character and why?

February, she was strong, sexy and just a pleasure....I also liked Colt...but he was a bit more dominant than I like my men...but he was a softy too...so I secretly really adore him too! lol

What does Liz Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought she was fantastic..I dont know why people said she was a bad narrator..she gave a great performance! Her characters were believable, she brought the book to life!! I listen to a TON of boOks and I would listen to her again ANYTIME!!! 10 Stars for Liz!!! :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both...I really tried not to ugly cry...but it happened...lol

Any additional comments?

This was a book club listen for me, and I am totally blown away!! This is a super long book, and I DID not want it to end...I kept checking the time, and would be like oh good there is 9hrs left...lol Feb and Colt were meant to be, and I am so glad they found their way back to each other! I liked how this story basically unfolded and showed how they were torn apart on purpose and as fate has a way of working out they were drawn back together...Destiny and Fate will always find a way...not to mention true love! This is much more than a romance story though, it is a thriller mystery, and I was on the edge of my seat, and did not want to put it down! It also had a lot of sexy sexy hot hot scenes that will keep any romance reader coming back for more!! I tried not to cry...but I did end up sobbing a bit...lol I LOVED IT!! And I will continue the series!!!

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  • Bobbie
  • 08-06-15

Love the book, but not the narrator

I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan and after having read all her books, I am now going through the books she has on Audible. I have enjoyed just about every audible version of her books albeit with lots of different narrators. However, this is the first one that I really struggled to listen to. Someone needed to edit this book! There are audible swallows, and there are long pauses between sentences especially where there really shouldn't be. It was awkward, and felt disruptive in telling the story. This series of the Burg is one of my favorite so I hope the narrators are better in the other books!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful