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Someone Else's Ocean

Narrated by: Lila Winters, Jason Clarke
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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Now a number one best seller in inspirational romance!

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old, and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.

©2018 Kate Stewart (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Carissa R.
  • 17-02-19

3 stars

I didn't see the hype on this one. I couldn't connect with the characters at all, or did their relationship seem believable. The audiobook wasn't cohesive with Jason not doing the accent and Lila did (which wasn't the best). She really should have just dropped Ian's accent all together, maybe the audio would have been more enjoyable.

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  • Mary B.
  • 19-12-18

Worth every minute!

I couldn't set this book aside enough to do anything productive. Nothing holds my attention like that! These characters made me laugh and broke my heart. None of my husband's did that, Ever.

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  • LithiumStars
  • 06-12-18

Endometriosis Representation

First off, I love have representation of Endometriosis in a book. So many of us Women suffer with Endometriosis and are ignored, so it is wonderful to have representation in the books we read to escape. Endo Sisters should read it!! General Anxiety Disorder and Endometriosis are real conditions and too have our main heroine suffering with both makes her even more real. The story taking place in St, Thomas makes it definitely an escape.

The Narrator Lila Winters did an absolutely fantastic job. She differentiated between the three main characters of the book graciously. Jason Clark was in the book minimally just for small chapters from Ian's perspective.

I can say I was sad when the book ended and I very may well listen to it again.

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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 17-02-19

More IAN pls!

Kori’s a pretty great character, her medical issues aside I enjoyed who she was and what she stands for.
She really tries to make everyone’s stay at the island like it was their first time seeing the beauty she gets to live with year round. I loved this.
I kind of felt like she was hiding too I mean she was, but I think it took seeing someone else hide for her to wake up.

Ian oh this fella was in some pain, and it was completely understandable. I can’t even imagine. I really enjoyed the evolution he goes through. And the fact that it takes place over a period of time I just enjoyed the layers this story had.

The ending was sweet and I think much needed at least for me the reader I loved getting that.

The narration for me was fantastic; I don’t know the different accents from a hole in the ground so I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think this might have been a first for me from Lila Winters but I really have nothing I would have changed I just enjoyed this book and performance.

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  • Sarah C.
  • 28-04-19

Emotional and beautiful!

This was the best book I've listened to in a long time. I loved the buildup, the angst, and the heart-wrenching emotion in it. This pulled me in and had me wishing I never had to stop listening! I highly recommend it!

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  • Lenore Kosinski
  • 20-03-19

Interesting story, just not quite my thing

3.5 stars — Do you ever have one of those books that you’ve heard rave reviews about, and you want to love them more than you actually do? That ended up being this book for me. If you love books with a lot of drama and angst, then you should totes give this book a try. I’m not usually a fan, it really depends…and for me that’s where this book started to lose it for me. So it really is just personal taste, you know? It was like I was sitting there listening to it and thinking that if I enjoyed angst, I would be LOVING all the emotions…but for me it was tiring and felt over the top.

Before I go farther, let’s talk about narrators. I had a mixed reaction on this one. In general I LOVED both Ms. Winters and Mr. Clarke’s narrations. They both had great range of emotion, really made both Ian and Koti come to life, solid pacing. Mr. Clarke’s different voices for different characters were really solid. Ms. Winters’ weren’t bad, though occasionally I would get confused, particularly between Koti and Jasmine. And while I LOVED Ms. Winters’ inner voice for Koti, I was NOT a fan of the accents she put on for both Jasmine and Ian, and even to a smaller degree Ella. In my opinion, Jasmine’s midwest accent had a strong NJ quality to it, and Ian’s South African accent made me think Austrian (like Arnold Schwartzenneger). Honestly, if you’re not good at accents, just don’t do them. Mr. Clarke didn’t put on a SA accent for Ian, and I much preferred it.

As for our characters, I enjoyed Koti’s sass, and the dichotomy of her caring side with her fierce side. I thought the backstory of her panic attacks was interesting, and added something to her personal story. It felt realistic. On the other hand her endometriosis baffled me…particularly since she no longer had painful periods after that first one, and I guess I just didn’t understand the whole sex dynamic with Ian. I did appreciate her friendship with Jasmine, and the two of them made me laugh quite a bit. It was nice to see a strong female friendship like that.

Ian was…well, sometimes I felt so much for him, and what he was going through. And sometimes he was just kind of a dick. I’m not much into alphas, and he was definitely that. Obviously I preferred his more human/kind side. And while I didn’t always enjoy his overprotectiveness of his daughter, I appreciated how much he LOVED her.

As for their relationship? I had a hard time with it. They could really hurt one another, and at times it felt mostly based on their sexual attraction…which is funny, b/c they did have a strong friendship at other times. I guess I didn’t understand their sexual relationship, and it’s not the kind that I’m most interested in reading about.

I think I was enjoying myself enough to make up for the things I wasn’t enjoying until the separation. Then I kind of started losing interest, and the things started feeling more over the top.

So yeah. An interesting story that just happened to not hit my buttons, you know? Ah well!

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  • Stephanie
  • 15-03-19

Emotional

Warning, do not read if you are emotional. I got so into this book, I cried during the sad parts!

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  • ShannonVM
  • 07-03-19

Took me by surprise!

Someone Else's Ocean really too my by surprise. I wasn't expecting the punch to the gut it gave me, but wow did I love Ian and Koti's story! It was fun and flirty, it was intense, it was just all around wonderful.
I really liked both Koti and Ian. She was such an interesting character, different from many of your usual heroines with the issues she had to deal with. I liked her spunk and determination.
Ian pretty much stole my heart right from the get-go, and it hurt for him- I can't imagine the turmoil he was going through with that out of the blue revelation. I mean, how does someone deal with that kind of news?
This was a very entertaining, very heartfelt story and I enjoyed it so much.

I loved Jason's narration, I'd listen to him all day! I wish Lila hadn't tried to give Ian an accent, it was detracting to be honest, when she was portraying his character. It was just felt odd with her giving him an accent and Jason didn't. That really was the only drawback.

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  • Pippy Longstockings
  • 06-03-19

Damn this was good

I’m not good at reviews, so I don’t often write them. I don’t know if I loved this so much because of my own life’s lack of romance (just feeling like a totally vulnerable, literally hopeless sap) or if it was purely the storyline, writing and narrators. Whatever it was, it was good and had everything and more that a great love story needs (including some very nice sex scenes!). Now I just want to go crawl into a hole and die, but that’s another story!

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  • Johanna
  • 20-02-19

Unique

This story was not your typical love story. Nor was it your typical age gap relationship.

They were each broken in one way or another and that normally turns me off but Kate weaved a lovely story with these two.

I love that they were childhood friends and had that little snippet of history to enhance their initial rekindling of their friendship and start of their love story.

I hope we get Jasmin’s story next! She was so much fun!!