Allusive Aftershock (Unabridged)
by Susan Griscom
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What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times! Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because... well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can't quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him. But, Max - her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn't-know-it-yet-hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking. When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict. But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?
It almost doesn't matter how good a book is if the narrator can't bring it to life with her/his voice. Not a problem with
Rachel Jacobs' narration of Allusive Aftershock. What a great pairing with Susan Griscom's breathtaking novel. I was
so inspired by Rachel's creative performance, that I went out and bought the book to read the hardcopy! I absolutely loved
it, and I think that also had a lot to do with the fact that I heard Rachel's voice as I turned each exciting page. I've never done this before, that is, hear an audiobook, and then read it. I'm sure it's because I've never been so inspired by a narrator.
It's the first time that after listening to an audiobook, that I wanted to go out and listen to other books done by the
narrator! Does anyone out there know if Rachel has done any other audiobooks? She gives me a whole new reason for
listening! Again, great audiobook and pairing between author and narrator!
Great narrated novel
The book is so/so, nothing that you'll remember much of after reading it, but the narrator reading this book brings keeps you engaged. Can't imagine what the book would be like if I had read it, in contrast to listening to it (like I did).