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Fighting Silence

Written by: Aly Martinez
Narrated by: Laura Jennings,Carson Beck
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Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn't have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn't hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age 13 was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of 21.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting for my career.

Fighting the impending silence.

Fighting for her.

Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.

©2015 Aly Martinez (P)2015 Aly Martinez

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This was well worth the credit. I absolutely loved getting to see the MC’s fall in love as teenagers, grow together in young adulthood and beyond. The character growth was well done and well paced as well. These are often fumbled by other authors but here, this author has the character development drive the story, which is such a breath of fresh air. The narrator wasn’t my favourite but it wasn’t bad either. Pick this one up, you won’t regret it.

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