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Where the Road Takes Me

Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Laura Hamilton
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She's made a promise to herself: don't let anyone in, and don't let anyone love her. She's learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she's focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road--her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all--everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can't let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she's focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

©2015 Jay McLean (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great love story but way too many tragedies

Would you listen to Where the Road Takes Me again? Why?

Yes the story was great, but as I wrote in my headline it contains way too many tragedies to be a realistic story

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A really great story, but it not a believable story because how many tragedies can one person survive? At least a few of the tragedies in the story shouldn't have been in this book since it's way too many deaths to overcome for one person. It makes it into a Not Believable story. Cut half of the death out and it would be a more believable story to relate to. As I wrote earlier I will definitely listen to this book again, but it will never be one of my favorite books

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  • Becky G
  • 31-08-16

Heartfelt, emotional story with the best voice actors I've heard yet!

This is my favorite audible book to date! Amazon voice actors that emote beautifully.
Jay McLean has once again captured our hearts in another emotionally gripping story of young love. This story demonstrates two young people learning how to navigate through their fears, choices, and feelings. Real life, heavy issues weigh on them both and they must decide how their choices effect each other and everyone else in their lives. Major kudos!! I was brought to tears many times through this story, which is not an easy thing to do. I would recommend this book to anyone!

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  • WittyKita
  • 10-03-15

Red letter read.....

This story made me laugh, cry, dry out, and laugh, cry again. I get NOT Abby and P***y Hunter, there love story is an instant classic. Jay McLean writting style is heartwarmingly real and the audio performance gave it life!!! They may of been young but their story is timeless..

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 05-01-19

Didn’t like for various reasons...

First—when I started reading & listening, obviously, I thought I was a good story. Boy meets girl falls in love. That would be Blake & Chloe. Blake has the most obnoxious, mean, cheater that even though he falls for Chloe, she doesn’t break up with his nasty girlfriend for a while, which I didn’t understand—but that’s no big deal here. Chloe is in a foster home due to problems but will NOT allow her to be a REAL part of her family, nor will she allow herself to get seriously close to Blake due to her ‘issue’ *NO SPOILERS*

Here’s why I just wasn’t happy—If we the Reader were not told by the characters that they were ONLY in High School I’d swear you’d be thinking these were adults with their every other word! Either “MF F***head, S***Face, F BOMBS in EVERY chapter. It was COMPLETELY unnecessary for a book actually released thru “Amazon’s Children’s Publishing” this is NOT a children’s book and I have 5 adult kids who I know would say the same thing! Believe me I’m no prude, I may not say the F Bomb out loud, but unfortunately we probably think it and say it under our breathe, but I’m also an ADULT—these are supposed to be 17 or 18 yr old teenagers not 20 or 30 something year olds? I just didn’t see the reason behind this? I think when I heard Chloe’s “foster” brother who really isn’t, (long story) and I know he is under 16 or even younger say to her in one chapter “Get the F out of my room, you don’t F love anybody..” And I promise he says it in one sentence after another over and over to her out of anger—WAS IT NECESSARY? Nope

Some reviewers will say “Well you’re being picky & petty! It was a great young love story!” And that it was but—I don’t like those words, I don’t like hearing them over & over nor do I like seeing them in print!!

Yes it’s a sweet love story but it was too fairytale ending, a weird uneventful road trip, and too predictable at a lot of parts.

The only excellent part was Nick Podehl as ‘Blake’ he is a fabulous narrator, I’ve listened to his character of ‘Billy Cunningham’ and I think he’s great..as far as Laura Hamilton she was good as Chloe but as a boys voice it just sounded weird...

I’m sorry if all the ones who laughed and cried hate this review then you don’t mind hearing kids cursing—rather listening or reading those words—but I did and that’s why not all reviews are identical. I can only recommend this book for the parts of the love story that were not laden with cursing.

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  • angela
  • 16-08-18

loved

I absolutely loved this book and couldn't wait to see how it ended and where the characters were

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  • RJ
  • 10-12-17

Great!

The storyline is beautiful! I love how a teen romance was so mature. I cried multiple times listening to this. The best thing about reading a story is getting to watch the characters grow and mature. Personally, I could really relate to both of the characters, Blake was very selfless and loving. Chloe was very timid and anxious, the traits they portrayed allowed me to get into their world. I would reread this but keep in mind that this book is very detailed when it comes to their love life.

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  • KS~Loves~Books
  • 09-10-17

A gripping tale of young love

I loved the story and how the characters grew. I laughed and I cried. The narration was well done and I'm a new Jay McLean fan.

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  • Deborah Boyd
  • 27-09-17

Perfect!

This is such a wonderful story of love, friendship, family, and determination. A must read tender, funny, compassionate romance! 5 stars

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  • Jaime Lynne
  • 31-08-17

Loved this book!

Oh my goodness! This book was amazing! So many feels! I smiled, I laughed, I cried! This will go down as a favorite! I loved every minute of it!

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  • Maria
  • 10-04-17

#RedLetterDays

Loved this story and loved the narrative, Nick Podehl is in my Top #5 male narrators @ Laura Hamilton was also wonderful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-08-16

Pretty good Story! Horrible narration!

The female narrator makes this hard to listen to, but if you can get past the voices the story is good. This probably a much better read than listen.