• Soldier's Symphony

  • Heart of a Wounded Hero
  • By: Emma Bray
  • Narrated by: Emily Ann Meagher
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Soldier's Symphony

By: Emma Bray
Narrated by: Emily Ann Meagher
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Publisher's Summary

Erik Duvall is half the man he used to be. The war took its toll on him—most noticeably on the right side of his face. He’s scarred, but those scars run more than skin-deep. He’s repulsed by himself and assumes everyone else must be too. That’s why he hides himself away from the world. The only thing that keeps him sane is his music.

He’s a well-known composer in the musical world even though he hoards his compositions close to his heart, refusing to let anyone perform them for fear they won’t do them justice. He tells himself that staying hidden in the shadows and composing music is enough for him, but when he sees Harper Young on the morning news, he suddenly wants like he’s never wanted before. Harper’s pure soprano is like nothing he’s ever heard. She’s an angel in the flesh, and he suddenly knows who he wants to perform his symphony.

But Harper is young and beautiful and everything he’s not. He knows he can’t have her the way he really wants her, so he contents himself with being her teacher.

And it’s enough that she sing for him—only for him.

That’s what he tells himself anyway.

The Heart of the Wounded Hero series was created to pay tribute to and raise awareness of our wounded heroes. Each of the over 80 authors involved have contributed time, money, and stories to the cause. These love stories are inspiring and uplifting, showing the sacrifice of our veterans, but also giving them the happily ever after they deserve.

By increasing awareness through our books, we believe we can in a small part help the wounded heroes that have sacrificed so much.

Thank you for listening!

©2022 Emma Bray (P)2022 Emma Bray

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Two Worlds Collide into Perfect Harmony

Any type of music book and im there for it. It's a vibe for me and that's not a music pun. I just love reading about music. Music is in my bones. It's in everyone's bones. Everyone can relate to music in someway shape or form.

Erik and Harper did a fantastic job dueting in this book. The way they complimented each other, not only in the bedroom and in music, but in life was in perfect harmony. They both deserved happiness after the tragic past both of them had.

I loved listening to this book. The voice actors voice was very smooth and nice to listen to. I'm so happy with the one Emma chose for this book.

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Soldier's Symphony!

This is part of the multi-author "Heart of a Wounded Hero" series. This is a stand alone read raising support for such a good cause. I have read other stories in this series but had the opportunity to listen to this one. The narrator did a good job. The story is about Erik and Harper. It is a short and quick story about two people struggling in life. Erik has been left with scars inside and out but composes beautiful music. Harper is struggling with moving on after the loss of her father. with pretty much instant love. This is a good story that warms your heart and is a touch emotional. I love the characters and the plot is interesting and touching.

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Another Great Addition to the Series

Emma Bray has written a quick, fun read filled with characters that will grab your attention and keep it. The narrator did a fantastic job of breathing life into this book and made it a fun listen.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Lovable Wounded Hero

Erik is a wonderful character! Scars mar his face, so he's a little self conscious about himself. When he hears Harper sing, he knows she's his. Harper's friends record her singing and she's an overnight sensation. Erik offers her singing lessons and they connect in a sweet, steamy way. Erik is a different lead from the author's usual creations and it was fun reading/listening to a different lead from her. Harper is adorable! She stays true to herself and is a wonderful foil to Erik.

I liked the narrator! She differentiated voices quite well and did a wonderful job giving the characters life.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Scars do not make them

Oh my goodness. My heart broke for these two, they both went through different harsh times in their life and are trying to go on without much success. They are both great characters and mesh together so well. I love Emma's writing style and the narrator did a great job of telling this story.

Both suffered in some way, but together they'd heal.

Such an emotional story, sweet and wonderful. You feel for them and I am so happy they got together. I know he felt less, but he wasn't by any means and she made him really see that. Meeting him warmed her heart and she felt loved again. Another fantastic Emma story.

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I Enjoyed It

This was a very sweet yet steamy instalove story about Erik a scarred reclusive composer who fell in love with Harper and her voice when he saw her performing on TV. He becomes not only obsessed but infatuated with her and then he begins to mentor her.

The storyline has a little of a Phantom of the Opera vibe to it but it was still enjoyable, although I would have liked to have learned a little more about Erik's backstory.

The characters are well-drawn and likeable and overall I enjoyed their story which was narrated very well by Emily Ann Meagher.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


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From the Heart

Erik Duvall was badly scarred during his military service. Now he hides away, avoiding interactions with people and composing his amazing music. Music is the only thing that soothes his heart. When he hears a waitress, Harper Young, whose friends recorded her karaoke singing and posted it, her voice captures him immediately. Will she let him train her voice to sing his compositions? Will she be frightened by his damaged face? Or will she love him for the person he is and help him learn to accept himself through the beauty of his music?

The narrator for the audiobook version is Mackenzie Berry. She does a great job with the voices to make it easy for the listener to get an accurate idea of what each character is like. It helps to set the mood and is an enjoyable way to “read” and enjoy the book.

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Hearts Symphony

Soldier's Symphony: Heart of a Wounded Hero is Erik and Harper's HEA. Music speaks to them both and they find love to heal his wounded heart. A beauty and the beast story in music.
Narrator was great. Enjoyed listening to her.

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Music of the Heart

A wounded soldier who is an amazing composer plus a shy, young, soprano who is 'discovered' by a viral video, make for some beautiful music together. True soul mates. Touches of misunderstanding, lack of self confidence, and a drop or two of villainy, make for such a good book.

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perfect pitch

It is a sweet story line, touching on the unlikely but still something that dreams can fulfill. Being discovered for musical talent at karaoke. Rare, but it happens. Falling in lust and love with your musical soulmate, despite physical looks. is also realistic. I appreciate these touches of realism. It helps me get engrossed in the story.

The narrator was fine. I have a mixed response to his talent. The speech did not flow smoothly, a bit stilted. However he did a good job with identifying the speaker from their POV.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Caroline Burt
  • 11-23-22

Intense and emotional romance

Both author and narrator have you drawn in from the very beginning!
Eric a powerful yet vulnerable composer falls for the sweet and beautiful yet insecure Harper.
Enjoy this short, intense and emotional romance!

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  • Natasha T
  • 11-15-22

Sweet steamy instalove romance

This was an amazing story, great to listen to and well narrated. Erik had been hiding from the world composing his music since he had been injured and scarred in combat. Harper was lonely and convinced to sing karaoke when dragged to a works night out. Videos of her singing went viral and Erik saw them and was in love!! He pursues her to let him train her vocally and their romance blossoms. Sweet, steamy story with amazing chemistry between Harper and Erik. There were some misunderstandings and insecurities to navigate but their HEA was amazing.

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  • JoJo
  • 10-29-22

Erik & Harper

Sweet sweet instalove steamy story. Harper has an amazing undiscovered voice and Erik is a former marine turned music composer. Even though Harper is shy, Erik is the one that never goes out due to his insecurities.
The narrator was really good.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-21-22

loved

Loved the narration from Emily Ann Meagher

While he was Marine, Erik was injured it has left one side of his face scared. He now hides from the world. While out on a girl's night, Harper they push her to sing, the video goes viral. Erik knows that this little songbird is the one he's been waiting for. Such an emotional story, sweet and wonderful.