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The Last Breath

By: Kimberly Belle
Narrated by: Janet Metzger,Mary Robinette Kowal
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Publisher's Summary

From a remarkable new voice in suspenseful women's fiction comes an emotionally searing drama about a woman who risks her life to discover the devastating truth about her family.…

Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It's the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia's father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he's come home to die of cancer, and she's responsible for his care - and coming to terms with his guilt.

Gia reluctantly resumes the role of daughter to the town's most infamous murderer, a part complete with protesters on the lawn and death threats that are turning tragedy into front-page news. Returning to life in small-town Tennessee involves rebuilding relationships that distance and turmoil have strained, though finding an emotional anchor in the attractive hometown bartender is certainly helping Gia cope.

As the past unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbors, and even her long-departed stepmother have believed to be real all these years. But in the end, the truth - and all the lies that came before - may have deadlier consequences than she could have ever anticipated.…

©2014 Kimberle Swaak-Maleski (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Narration is really, really bad.

The "southern" accents used were contrived and stilted. After a couple of hours with a very slow-moving story and uninteresting characters, I gave up. I would have stuck it out if the narration wasn't so hard to listen to. Her last two books were so good, I thought I'd try an earlier book, but this was nothing like Dear Wife or The Marriage Lie.

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Not worth reading

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe younger readers would enjoy it more.

What could Kimberly Belle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I did not get much from Gia's character. Never got to care one way or the other about her and her relationship with Jake didnt seem to be based on much but sex.

What didn’t you like about Janet Metzger and Mary Robinette Kowal ’s performance?

The narration/accents were just hard to listen to.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

not much!

Any additional comments?

Waste of time.

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Cheesy, Drawn Out, Lack of Character Development

I’m 4 hours into this audiobook and am struggling to keep listening. The story isn’t moving and there is no depth to the characters. For the subject matter there is too much emphasis on the narrator and her sex life.

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Enjoyed it

Good read as bit yoo many words for the story but I stayed with it

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Awesome

Suspense from front cover to back! Lies, betrayal, lust, love and packed full of old fashioned family drama. Well written and performed

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Another great story by Kimberly Belle

Kimberly Belle really has a talent with words and story telling. Great, great book and a great escape.

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Wonderful

Book kept me interested from beginning to end. Found myself staying up late often to listen to the good part, but the whole book was the good part.

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A bad life for some

I enjoyed the story and all the surprises. Cannot understand why good authors cannot write without filthy language. Bad language is what makes me choose a different author next time.

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the last breath

The writing was exceptional. The orator was also excellent. I loved the seriousness, humor and relationships in the book

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Don’t bother!

The narration is some of the worst I’ve ever heard. Couldn’t get past it enough to even get into the book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-13-21

What a ride!

This was my first Kimberly Belle book and I am amazed at her writing style. I was totally enthralled at every page. Just when I thought I knew who the guilty person was, she threw in another twister! I'm hooked.

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  • Kaye J Misuraca
  • 01-16-19

WONDERFUL JOURNEY

Yes a little trick to follow but be sure to get the PDF of the family tree to help make sense of who is who - but truly a wonderful - sad- and important novel - highly recommended