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Rainy Days

Four Days, Book 1
Narrated by: Kevin L. Knights
Series: Four Days Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

Tormented rock star Liam O'Reilly left Dublin and achieved success, hoping to build a new life free from the demons of his past. Now that it seems he's gotten everything he ever wanted, why isn't he happy? Is it because he's realized the most important thing in his life is the promise he never kept?  

Sensitive and damaged Rain O'Donovan lives with her brother and his friends in a tiny seaside town north of Dublin. Once a popular and lively schoolteacher, a car accident has wrecked her life so that her only pleasure is walking in the rain, and her world revolves around mundane tasks, devoid of hope for the future. The amnesia around the time of the accident that changed everything means her struggle with life is a day-to-day torture, and more than anything else, she longs for answers.  

When Liam returns to his home town after his two-year absence, he's determined to try to make amends for the terrible mistakes he made. But is it too late to put things right?  

Rainy Days is a complete stand-alone and a part of the Four Days series.

©2017 A. S. Kelly (P)2018 A. S. Kelly

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  • JB
  • Yorkshire
  • 18-01-19

Hated the narrator

I can’t really the review the story which is a shame as I had hoped to find another series of books to enjoy. It I didn’t get past chapter 2. The reason I didn’t finish it was the narrator. I hated his voice and the fact that he put inflection on the wrong words totally disrupting the flow of the story for me. He didn’t have a natural delivery and for the first 5 minutes I thought one of the male characters was called Erin.
Kevin Knights isn’t the narrator for me

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Breathtaking Love Story

This is my first Audiobook, and I think I liked the experience.
I really enjoyed the book; it kept me hooked literally since the beginning.
I fell in love with the female character, and she gave me so many heartbreaking moments that made me wanted to hug her all the time.
I must confess that tears filled my eyes here and there along the story like watching a movie.
Rain's portrait it's very well described, and the Narrator made an excellent work on her speech issues I think.
Even the main male character, Liam has been developed very well; you will have the perception of his constant inner conflict, and the love he truly feels for Rain.
The story dragged my mind into this peculiar fisher village in Dublin, and I actually have imagined the small familiar places, the houses the streets and of course the family pub ran by the boys which I craved to enter myself.
I very much appreciated the fact that the narrator attempted to sing the several songs mentioned in the story, it gave me a bit more of reality that the story itself already gave me thought.
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Confusing

I really wanted to like this. The blurb showed a lot of potential, and the story is great.

My main issue was the narration. It sounded like a automated voice and I didn’t feel any emotion from it, just a monotone voice, which if I’m honest made it really hard for me to listen to, and to imagine what was happening, which made me loose concentration on the story and then I found myself confused.

I will add the paperback to my tbr list but the audio was a no no for me :(

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  • Jocelyne
  • 10-01-19

Interesting Story

This is the first book in the Four Days Series. All books can be read as a standalone. This was my first A.S. Kelly's book. The cover is beautiful. Liam and Rain's story is heartbreaking, but beautiful, filled with drama and misunderstandings. I was intrigued to know what happened years before. Overall, the story is original and interesting. The narration was easy to understand, but the narrator's voice didn't suit the story. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 20-12-18

Something More

Liam is plagued with so much guilt it almost suffocates the book.
I wanted to love this book but I had a really hard time connecting with the characters.
The total loss he feels is understandable especially when the people who were supposed to care about him turn their backs.

Rain is oblivious because of her amnesia but once she and Liam are in each other’s lives again she starts to blossom and it seemed to me that her family didn’t want her to. I really didn’t understand this.
I felt they were really good for each other they were helping each other heal.
The woe is me, didn’t suit Liam. I wished the author had made him a stronger character overall I think I would have been able to overlook the holes in the story then.

I loved Rain and her determination and how she doesn’t let her brothers walk all over her. Her spirit really helped me pull through with this book.

The narration, where do I start. It was robotic, and for the first half of the book, I didn’t know if it was Liam’s pov or Rain’s pov because the chapters never told us. That is on the author I believe because this narrator didn’t do a female voice (thank god) his voice was ok if he didn’t pause sooo much. It was hard to get through and I had to bump the speed up a lot.

Final thoughts I liked the storyline and think I would have liked it a lot more if 2 things had been different the narrator and less negative stuff happing to our main characters.

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  • S.L. Thompson
  • 16-01-19

Rainy Days

Rainy Days is full of love, loss and Redemption! Teacher Rain O’Donovan is a young woman who was in a terrible car accident. She had no memory of her life before the accident. She was left with scars, a speech impediment, and migraines. She lived with her brother and his band mates. In the accident, Rain her lost boyfriend. Liam O’Reilly, her boyfriend’s brother who left shortly after the accident, returned to their town. He came back a broken man, full of guilt and secrets. This was a very good book, with so many things revealed. My one criticism is that it was difficult for me at times to know who was speaking. The narrating was a bit staccato. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Sara
  • 10-01-19

Great storyline!

What a crazy emotional story! Rain and Liam have gone through so much that you will end up aching for these two! I loved the rocker side of this. Liam has this serious broken rocker vibe down! Add in Rain, her amnesia… she’s a woman you can’t help but root for! I was surprised by the suspenseful thrill of this story. I couldn’t stop listening!

I haven’t listened to Kevin Knights as a narrator previously. I’ll be honest in that I really didn’t dig him with this story. He just didn’t fit it. It almost seemed monotone… like with a book with so much angst and emotion you’d need a fully emotional voice. He lacked that for me. I think he’d be great in like self-help books or meditation books but something filled with so much emotions… nope, sorry, it didn’t vibe for me!

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  • Momma Becky
  • 31-12-18

Disappointing narration

I finished this one with mixed feelings. The story is an emotionally charged romance, and the angst is so thick that it's almost palpable. Liam and Rain's story certainly tugs at the heartstrings, but it all becomes a little overwhelming at times. Given the length of the book combined with so much angst, it started to feel like nothing good was ever going to happen for this pair. Even so, I felt like this one didn't quite live up to its potential, but that is due in large part to the narration. From the beginning, it feels almost mechanical with little to no feeling coming through. That, in itself, kept me from connecting to either the story or its characters. So much so that I stopped listening several times before finally finishing. In the end, I think this one would've been much better had I just read it myself, which I may do to see how I feel about the book that way. As it stands, the narration was disappointing at best and leaves me with something that I can't say I'd recommend.

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  • Audible Listener
  • 27-12-18

Hooray for Liam and Rain!

A little overwrought with drama and misunderstandings, but it all came together in the end.

I thought the narrator was excellent. It was always obvious who was speaking and what was going on. Each character had a definite "personality" of voice.

Overall, I'm looking forward to the next in the series!