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Five Years Gone

Written by: Marie Force
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. 

That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. 

The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by US Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do.  

From New York Times best-selling author, Five Years Gone is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.

©2018 HTJB, Inc. (P)2018 HTJB, Inc.

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An Impossible Situation

Five Years Gone is a beautifully written standalone full of angst, heart and hope. An indelible cast of characters will stay with you long after you've finished reading. Anyone who has enjoyed reading one Marie's books in the past will love this story. The promise of a sequel next year is wonderful news and will bring welcome closure. Great performances by the narrators Andi Arndt and Joe Arden. Really enjoyed listening.

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  • 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵
  • 2018-10-15

5 WONDERFULLY AMAZING STARS!

This story has all the feels. There's love, there's loss, there's heartbreak, there's joy, happiness, betrayal, healing, emotional blackmail, acknowledging your responsibilities towards others, and I could go on, and on, and on. I just couldn't stop listening until I got to the end. There was a point that I didn't think I was going to be happy with the ending no matter what choices were made, but I was pleasantly surprised to have been wrong. I did like the way everything was handled at the end. Lovely epilogue. This will be a repeat listen for me.

*****5 AMAZING STARS *****

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  • Katie Carpenter
  • 2018-11-21

It’s Sophie’s Choice!

She finally moves on and he comes back. How can she possibly choose between a war hero she pined over for 5 years and the wonderful man who put the pieces back together when she finally decided to move on. I didn’t want to finish the book because I knew that, no matter what, someone was going to leave with a totally shattered heart.

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  • Jan
  • 2018-10-12

Unexpected Turns, but oh so Good

This book had me all twisted in places. It evoked a myriad of emotions that I couldn't name right now if I wanted. But it was such an amazing story that tugged on my heart strings in one moment while making me smile in the next. This was my first Marie Force book, but won't be my last.

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  • P. A. Smith
  • 2019-06-13

Loved it.

Loved listening to this book. It had me on the edge all the way to the end.

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  • Brandon M. McDonald
  • 2019-05-28

Beautiful Story

loved the narration and story! heartfelt, well written, emotion packed. I enjoyed the ending. cried a few tears. great read

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  • Lynda/LighthouseLady
  • FL
  • 2018-10-12

Outstanding!!!

Marie Force has done it with a stand alone novel that is full of all the writing ability this lady has to make a story come to life. The performers are outstanding and so glad she waited for them to do this one for her. All the emotion of the story was brought to life through their voices!

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  • doreen
  • 2018-10-10

five years gone one heck of a good read

Marie force does it again reviting i couldnt put it down . love it. well writen 5 stars in my oppion

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  • Audiobook Addicts
  • 2018-10-17

Five Years Gone

I am left wanting; I really quite enjoyed the not knowing. Rooting for both, but mostly for Ava and everything she was put through. I always say I am not a fan of drama and this was more angst and limbo than drama.

I loved the back and forth, I even enjoyed the different POV’s I couldn’t stop listening I wanted no NEEDED to know what was going to happen.

I am left with an unsettling feeling of hope, loss, and understanding. I love that Marie made me feel so much.

The narration is FANTASTIC, I did get overloaded on Andi for a while and she is a great narrator don’t get me wrong but it was starting to be where all the books she narrated were blending. So I am glad I took an Andi break and I feel like I forgot what a great narrator she is and so is Joe oh lord that man’s voice. I swear.

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  • Sin2sea
  • Redmond, WA
  • 2019-07-05

A powerful emotional roller coaster

Marie Force did it again. This story gutted me from the get go. Andi and Joe really brought the book to life with all the emotional highs and lows the characters went through. Truly amazing book that will stay with me for a long time.

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  • Kat Wes
  • 2019-05-16

beyond words

This is highly emotional story that went beyond exceeding my expectations. The narrators did extremely well expressing the feelings of the moment. this is a story to listen to again and again.

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