Bang is one of the most talked about books of 2014, quickly earning E.K. Blair acclaim for her ability to weave a dark, twisted tale of revenge that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last word.
They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I'm not innocent. I haven't been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams. Gone. Vanished. I never even had a choice. I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs. Until now. I'm ready to take back what was always meant to be mine. But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it's the heart.
©2014 E.K. Blair (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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"Just one more reason to love this book!"
I have to be honest and tell you I read Bang when it came out last year! The book “rocked my world”. It’s one of the “go to” books when a friend asks me to “What should I read?” It’s also the book that most of my friends text me and say “What the f did you have me just read & when is the next book coming out?”.
I found this book to be one of my latest genres of books to read. It’s an erotica book but also a mystery/thriller book.
This book can’t be summed up in a few words. Disturbing, depressing, life changing, hopeless and twisted are just a few words that come to mind immediately.
I have been listening to audible books a little more recently. This past September I walked a 3 day, 60 mile walk for breast cancer. To prepare for the walk, well, I did a LOT of walking. This walking surely interfered with my reading. How to sold that problem? Get audible. It was my saving grace. Almost all of the books I have listened to I have already read. But honestly, the audible version gives me a slightly different reaction. I am a fast reader and I feel I miss quite a bit. So going back and listening to a book on audible makes it that much better. I couldn't agree more with the audible version of Bang!
Declan - he made me smile! The narrator - did a great Scottish accent, to make the read more believable.
Nina - The narrator did a wonderful job and she read with such passion that I could almost hear the tears as she spoke at times. It makes me want to read Echo (the next book) even more now!
Absolutely. Time just doesn't allow it!!
"Did that Just Happen?"
I liked the story, a lot actually....right up until the end. It was a little Gone Girl, and a little Broken....but still original. But the ending? seriously? There are only one of two explanations for the ending because the lack of reconciliation of the drama is unacceptable.
A, the author could not figure out how to wrap up all the storylines and twists and turns. or B this is going to be another book cut into three pieces and three credits to get the entire story.
Either way I hate hate hate the ending. You had me at Hello, Lost me at Goodbye.
"One wild ride"
LOVED IT! I loved the book so much I figured why not try out the audible. So glad I did it really brought the story to life. The narrator did a great job switching between female and male voices and gave Declan a sec Scottish slur. Now I seriously have a major book/audio book hangover..... Can't wait for the next in the series..... ECHO!!!!
"Not for the delicate of heart"
First off let me start by saying that if you can not handle reading about abuse both physical and sexual then this is NOT the book for you. This includes child abuse as it makes up the main characters painful history and future angst.
With that said.... I found this book to be very intriguing and it kept me hooked and on the edge of my seat the whole time. I felt that there was a good mix of romance, angst and trepidation that unfolds throughout.
I don't want to give anything away to potential listeners. The book has some very dark and sad parts but it also has some heated (consensual adult) sex. The narration is great, the writing style flows for a easy listen. Worth the credit!
"Great Suspense and Erotic Romance Novel-Must Read!"
Again and again! The story, plotline and fully developed characters make this a contemporary classic. Narrative performances are perfect.
Unconscious visit to the caterpillar.
Elizabeth locked in the closet with foster brother Piper staying outside the door to keep her company.
Nina having her wrist scars , gently kissed by the love of her life.
Lots of twists and turns. Very moving.
"OMG! Bang went me heart!!"
I can't recall ever listening to something so suspenseful and had me more on edge.
This isn't my first E K Blair rodeo but is certainly the most suspenseful. Elena Wolfe's narration was smooth and gave me everything! I felt as if I was listening to her tell me this as if she were being interrogated- smoke filled room and all. I purchased Echo before I was 1/2 finished.
I am saddened that Hush isn't available at this time but am keeping my fingers crossed it will be some time soon.
Ends in a huge cliffhanger! No spoilers.
I both loved and hated this book! Not a light happy read! The child abuse was awful to get through! I still don't have a clear read on most of the characters. Lots of twists. I think things are not what they seem but that is only my guess. I just preordered the 3rd book and guess I'll actually have to READ that one because I can't wait for the audible version to be released.
I listen to books all the time and rarely give out 5's anymore. (I'm getting jaded) There are a couple of times that the plot seemed a little implausible but I didn't roll my eyes once. If you are looking for steam along with suspense and mystery....this is it!
"crazy sexy good and sad too!"
omg this book was so crazy! this book was good and sad too. must read
"Amazing! 5+ stars!"
Amazing book. A must read that will stay with you. I could not put this book down once I started it. It's a dark story with unseen horror of what an abused child in the foster care system that is forgotten by everyone goes through and what that childhood does to her and how if affects every aspect of the person she grows up to be. Highly recommended!
"I was on the edge of my seat"
Haven't read it, but the performance was really good.
The scenes with D were too violent and rape-like for me. It was more like sexual assault than a steamy sex scene.
Also why is a man peeing into a woman's vagina? Just why....?
This book is really disturbing - if the reader has a history of physical or sexual abuse, this book might be too much as it involves intense scenes of both multiple times.
Dark, disturbing, and a 'page turner' for sure - although I was listening through Audible. I am starting Echo now!
I've read the book and it's one of the best I've read. So it was easy to make this an audible selection. I put off listening initially because of its dark content but it's one of the best audible choices I've made.
Elena Wolfe does a fabulous job of narrating the story and her voice gives a human edge over reading the book.
if I could award gold stars they'd definitely be 5 big gold ones. Awesome story and I can't wait to get into the sequel now.
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