1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Now an Amazon top 100 best seller.

Series now complete!

Are all lives worth saving?

Ronin Alexander’s heart stops beating, but paramedics bring him back to life.

A life as a ski patroller.

An opportunity to pay it forward.

A chance to meet Evelyn Taylor at a cafe in Vancouver.

He falls hard and fast for the bath shop owner. Evelyn brings him into her world - a world where her two best friends are getting married.

A world of wealth and politics.

A world of sex and lies where the lines between friendship blur.

A world where Ronin realizes he should have stayed dead.

Are you ready to step into another dimension with this mind-bending romance, a provocative story that pushes boundaries and tests the true meaning of love?

©2020 Jewel E. Ann (P)2020 Jewel E. Ann

Critic Reviews

"Ten star writing for a page turning and unbelievable journey. Jewel E Ann did NOT hold back with this one. Buckle up!" (Kate Stewart, USA Today best-selling author)

What listeners say about The Life That Mattered

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    62
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

PHENOMENAL STORYTELLING ~ WONDERFUL NARRATION

I was trawling around looking for something different to listen to and wow.. wow.. wow, Jewel E Ann definitely delivered on that front with this phenomenal story. But where oh where do I even begin with a ‘spoiler-free’ review for this absolutely gripping epic journey which starts with a beautiful romance as instant attraction flares and flourishes between Ronin and Evelyn. And the secondary characters (Evelyn’s two best friends Graham and Lila) are very much included and forefront in this riveting highly charged story as the drama dramatically changes. Four happy friends whose lives, loves and loyalties are very much entwined.. but then this talented author starts to spin the story in a uniquely different direction. Into a psychological gripping thriller with a twisted dark dark web of secrets, lies, betrayals, anguish, temptation, obsession, abuse, devastation, destruction and heartbreak that chills you to your shocked and shattered core. And only a Master storyteller can layer like this.. can write pulse-pounding hold-your-breath scenes.. can deliciously thrill and catastrophically chill you.. and can emotionally floor you then beautifully restore you. This riveting story of love and life is a deep dark multi-layered dual/quadruple POV Duet which is wonderfully brought to life by Andi and Paul. Their emotional nuances and talented inflections brought the passion.. the love.. the pressures.. the toxic tension-filled action and drama.. and the climactic heartbreaking chapters spark, sizzle and pop with so many relentless feels. WORTH A CREDIT? A Duet means a two credit listen.. and, IMO, this epic suspenseful story is SO worth the credit.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Give me a break

I was looking forward to this book after all the rave reviews. Instead I wasted my 1 credit.

A shallow storyline.. with plenty of soft porn thrown in. A cheesy romance where everyone is worldly, rich and beautiful.
If you are looking for good writing with an actual plot and characters with substance..look elsewhere!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good listen 👍

It was a bit slow getting started, but I’m going to buy the second book right away!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

6 plus stars

loved it!!! beautifully done. one of my favorite Jewell Ann books!! she writes the stuff that is unique and intrigues!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wimble
  • Wimble
  • 05-02-22

A gem!

Another great book by this author. I am definitely reading the next instalment.

The enjoyment from reading these mature characters came from the very interesting and unpredictable storyline, their ability to work through problems and the fact there isn’t melodrama.

This author makes every page an experience. There weren’t a single moment I was bored or listened to unnecessary descriptions or duplication. Every page had its own moments and intrigue. A gem!