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The Ones Who Got Away

Written by: Roni Loren
Narrated by: Jeanine Bartel
Series: The Ones Who Got Away, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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A fresh new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today best seller Roni Loren that will rock your world. Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away. Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey.

A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought....

©2018 Roni Loren (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Kathleen
  • 2018-01-23

Story good

Narrative horrible.. she kept licking her lips and needed water all through this. Very distracting

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 2018-01-03

Trauma changed their lives...

This author took on a sensitive topic in this story- school shootings. In this book, the hero and heroine are survivors of a massacre at their high school and we find them 12 years later coming back to the school to appear in a documentary about the event. There are interesting characters and a lot of unexpressed guilt among the survivors of the prom night shooting. The hero and heroine were making out in a janitors closet when it began, but they weren’t there as each other’s date. Seeing each other years later wakes up the memories and the attraction that is still there complicates matters too. Narration is done fairly well, but this audiobook really needed a male narrator as well.

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  • LBM216
  • 2018-01-11

Horrible accents

The narrator’s super-exaggerated Texas twang was terrible, and totally ruined the story for me. I think that some level of accent was probably necessary for the characters, but I found it obnoxious and distracting the way it was performed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-10

Horrible narration...

The narration was horrendous ... I have to change it to 2.5x to make it more bearable. Not only that I have a difficult to know when the point of view changes because her tone stays the same. Just bad... but the story was good!

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 2019-12-24

The Ones Who Got Away

After the terrible incident 12 years ago and all the nightmares that followed, these few have returned to be interviewed for a documentary and connect and finally Liv and Finn are face to face again. Life changing decisions bring these two together once more and only their love will keep them together. This was not only heartbreaking but life changing. I cannot wait to find out what is in store for the rest of the group.

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  • LexiMuse
  • 2019-10-19

Compelling story about the Strength, Guilt, & Struggles of School Shooting Survivors

While this is a romance, it is more a story about surviving tragedy. It is the first in a series and a bit of a departure from the author’s erotic romances, though there are several hot scenes. This is more though as it begins to explore the aftermath of a school shooting through the adult memories of teen survivors. The characters are varied and interesting, the narrative unfortunately fairly ringing with elements of truth. The narration was ok- not great- and would have been better with less forced accent and with a dual or duet performance. It is worth a credit if the reader is not fortunate enough to subscribe to the escape package.

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  • happyjo
  • 2019-08-26

The ones who got away

Romance, romance, romance and a good story to go a long with it. A FBI undercover agent and a photographer find lost love and themselves one summer.

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  • Carissa R.
  • 2019-06-13

3 stars

I think I followed a small hype when this book was released. The pace was too slow and the narrator I was hearing too many swollow noises.