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Sustain

By: Tijan
Narrated by: Lidia Dornet,Nelson Hobbs
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Publisher's Summary

I had a simple life. I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend's home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed, and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again. I have to be honest, though; it wasn't a hard sell.

Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted, and that craving hadn't been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer. The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him, too.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Tijan Meyer (P)2015 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Disappointed!

I'm really disappointed with this book. I absolutely loved the Fallen Crest High series and thought that this book would have been as well thought out and delivered, but this wasn't the case. None of the characters were particularly likeable and they all needed more developing. The plot was patchy and chaotic and seemed like it jumped huge parts leaving you feeling lost.

I'm usually a big fan of Tijan's books, but this one wasn't for me.

On the plus side the male narrator was great and the female was ok.

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Holy immature female.

Trying to figure out why she didn't open her mouth and admit that they aren't together. Erm...who wouldn't defend themselves. Immature writing and immature understanding of human growth and perspectives.

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Hope There's More!!

I am a little confused about why she went to the one because she blamed herself. Also, what happened to the custody case of that one? This is the first story that I'm a little disappointed in, but I would love to hear &/or read more about the other band members, past and present, and other characters who are mentioned. I know I have read some as I'm making my way through all of Tijan's amazing audio & ebooks now! I love how her characters feel real!

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This one isn't My Favorite....

This one isn't My Favorite book by Tijan! it was NOT AWFUL, but not the Best either! I WOULD LISTEN TO A BOOK 2 IF THERE IS 1!!

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Can't Get Enough

Would you consider the audio edition of Sustain to be better than the print version?

I have always loved audio books and love how they really take the book to another level. When you get an awesome performer you will never go wrong!

Have you listened to any of Lidia Dornet and Nelson Hobbs ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first time listening to her.

Any additional comments?

I can't get enough of Tijan's books and am a HUGE fan of her audiobooks. I always read the books first and than listen to them as soon as they come out.

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Sound….

The female narrator had some background noise and it was very annoying and made it hard to focus and hear the story…. I am hoping for a refund…

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Crazy rockstar life!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 🙂😮😥😤

The heroine: Brielle - when SWAT busts into her boyfriend Elijah’s place while they were in bed and took them into custody for dealing drugs, she drops him like a hot potato. Bri ends up re-joining the band “Braelle” she founded with her brother Braden. She had put the band behind her three years ago when something happened to her best friend Luke and she couldn’t deal with it.

The Anti-Hero: Luke - He grew up living next door to Brielle and they were best friends. He used to climb in her bedroom window and sleep with her when things got tough at home. Three years ago they admitted they loved each other and the next day something happened and she left him. He is the lead singer of Braelle and still has feelings for Bri.

The Story: The band consists of Luke, Braden and Emerson (Bri’s cousin who has hated her for three years since she started dating Elijah, who was his best friend). They all agree that Bri can rejoin the band, but things aren’t easy for any of them.

This was a crazy ride and a bit of a messy plot. There were side storylines about Braden sleeping with a bunch of different groupies including the manager of the bar the band plays at, Elijah and his drug business and some rival drug dealers, Emerson and his drug problem and his hatred of Bri and lastly about the secret Bri has been keeping from Luke.

The story takes some bad turns and I didn’t really like the way it was handled when Bri’s secret came out. I usually love Tijan’s work but this was a bit so-so in my opinion. I did like the characters, just not the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll themes, I guess. Though I do like rockstar romances, this was just a bit to depressing for my tastes.

The book was told mostly from Brielle’s point of view, but there were some chapters told from Luke’s as well. The narration was done in dual narration, by Lidia Dornet and Nelson Hobbs. They do a good job, though I like duet narration a lot better, where the male narrator does all the male parts and the female narrator does all the female parts no matter who’s POV the chapter is in.

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Great Fab Novela

L. Dornet did not do such a good job, she sounded as if she was forced but N. Hobbs did a fantastic job narrating this book. Loved the story and the characters but felt very sad when drugs played a part of one of the character. Great ending was finished listening to it in one day. Tijan never disappoints!!!!

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Don't try it! Try it! Your choice.

I struggled to finish this book. The storyline was erratic. The characters were all over the place. The narration was OK . I just didn't like the story. I've enjoyed a few of Tijan's books but hers are always a hit or miss for me.

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Secrets And Music

Finally, a story that has a strong independent female character. Sex, drugs, and rock n roll is the theme of this story, along with troubled pasts and presents. Great storyline as the characters overcome their ghosts and struggles. The narrators do a good job.

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  • Ashleigh
  • 06-15-20

I LOVE Tijan, this book is

💜❤️🧡 ahh as a huge fan of this author I was a little dubious about having an audio book because I love her writing but I also have my heart set on how I think these characters should sound. Well, I won’t be so worried next time! This book is brilliant. The narrators were great and I’ll be buying more in the future. I highly recommend every Tijan book and if this is the standard of audiobook I definitely recommend them too.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 09-07-15

Another winner from Tijan

Love Tijan, and really enjoyed this book, a solid 5 stars. I loved all the characters and the part they played in the story, they all fit well. Sustain centres around a group of family and friends that start a band, the drummer been a girl, Bri, who has a brother, Braden, a cousin, Emerson and a hot hot boyfriend, Luke. The are all affected by bad parenting and following one particularly bad and heart aching event their relationships are all hanging by a thread. I love the chemistry between Bri and Luke and I was intrigued throughout the book, never knowing what would happen next. Love that they all back each other up throughout some pretty heavy/intense situations. Another great read.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 07-17-18

Wanting more😍😍

How these two survived everything they have been through is a miracle... and her cousin.. I wanted to kick his assssss ..I’m so glad after everything that happened in the past they made it back to each other .. loved it ❤️💋❤️