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Alone

Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Publisher's Summary

Half a million dollars will be Celeste Thorne’s reward for spending four years of her life in total isolation. No faces. No voices. No way to leave.  

Since Celeste has never really worried about being alone, the generous paycheck she’ll receive for her participation in the solitary psychological experiment seems like easy money.  

When she finds an injured hiker in the woods bordering her living compound, her strictly governed world is thrown into disarray. But even as she struggles with the morality of breaking the rules of the experiment, Celeste can’t deny her growing attraction to the kind and enigmatic Olivia Soldano. Still, how much can you really trust a stranger? And how much can you trust yourself when you know all the faces you’ve seen and voices you’ve heard for the past three years have only been your imagination?  

But what’s real? Celeste’s reality may lie somewhere between the absolute truth and a carefully constructed deception.

©2019 E. J. Noyes (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Brilliant

I absolutely loved the story, the narrator and the characters
I know have a new favourite author
Highly recommended

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  • Cam
  • 07-09-2019

Fantastic story and narration

Always a pleasure to be absorbed by an E. J. Noyes novel. Interesting characters and setting and overall great story. Extra dimensions added by the consistently wonderful narration by Abby Craden. One of my favourite audio books of the year.

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  • Dor
  • 18-08-2019

Audio book even better

I thought that reading a book could not be improved on. I was wrong. Abby Craden has brought this excellent book to life. I cannot think of a better narrator to do EJ Noyes books into the audio world. This book should be number one in a number of categories not just Lesbian Romance. I have already preordered EJ’s next book and can’t wait.

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  • IMO
  • 19-08-2019

Well done

A very intriguing read that I enjoyed immensely.
E.J. Noyes has written a page turner that will have you laughing one minute and sniffling the next.
And Abby Cradens narration is the proverbial icing on the cake. A must read or listen (or both).

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  • CameeW
  • 25-08-2019

Alone...Very Intense!

I really like E.J. Noyes as an author and Abby Craden as narrator. That is a great combination. That said, I wasn’t certain I could handle the “alone” theme for 3-4 years. Picture this: no faces, no music, no tv, no Internet, no phone. Yikes...no phone! Celeste had the motivation to try, and with difficulty succeeded....until a stranger arrived. Celeste questioned her sanity, worried about breaking rules of her contract, and made her decision. I really liked the book and the varied emotions conveyed. The story will grab you and keep ahold until the last line. And Abby Craden...is spectacular!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-08-2019

Excellent psychological thriller

First time I have listened to a book by this author. Her character development is marvelous, the way she shows us how Celeste coped with her abusive upbringing and how she now copes over new developments during the course of the book. What happens when Olivia is added to her private world. An interesting book for anyone looking for an unusual twist and turns in the story with a romance thrown in.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 21-08-2019

Meh!

Wasn't a bad book but just long and drawn out. While the plot was an interesting one and could've had so many twists, it was so slow and almost boring in some parts, eventually being somewhat anticlimactic. The narrator was fabulous tho, she is on eof my favorites, so I expected no less. Overall, I would not waste an entire credit on this, maybe if you catch a sale.

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  • dreamer
  • 16-08-2019

Another winner

Even though unlike many listeners I'm not a fan of this narrator, I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this wonderful book. Psychological (but not a thriller), emotional and beautifully exploring human feelings and reactions. I enjoyed every minute of it and I'm sure I'll listen to this book again and again. Brilliant.

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 09-09-2019

Such a Great Listen!

I thought the idea for this audio book sounded interesting and I love Abby Craden, so I got it. From the first words to the last, so so good! I loved Celeste, the main character, who is on assignment/being tested on basically being alone for 3 years in isolation until she shoots a stranger on the property and then everything starts, so get comfy, because you wont want to stop listening until it's amazing ending. well done on writing and narration.

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  • Marquita L. Valle
  • 31-08-2019

love this

Great story and characters, Abby Craden is always amazing. could not put it down. worth the read!

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  • CGBautista
  • 12-11-2019

Riveting storytelling!

loved it. first time reading this author, will definitely read her other books. highly recommend!

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  • Nancy T.
  • 11-11-2019

Wow

I will admit I started this then set it aside a couple of times. Once I got just a bit into it I was hooked. Abby Craden kept me listing long enough to love it. It was a lot different than what I usually listen to but so well written and narrated perfectly. I'm really glad I stuck with it.

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  • ClaireLJS
  • 19-08-2019

Incredible

Again I am blown away by how Abby Craden just takes E. J.Noyes’ books to the next level. This was an interesting read with some beautiful writing. The audio ups the tension, doubles the emotion and totally absorbs you in the story. Listen to it in the dark with headphones for the full effect. You need it in your life, you really do!

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  • Stephanie Kiewel
  • 17-09-2019

Just Perfect

I never write 5* reviews, there is always something I don’t like. But it’s different with this one, it’s absolutely perfect. I’ve never felt so many emotions listening to an audiobook, it’s been absolutely incredible and my absolute favourite by a mile!

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  • Jd
  • 22-08-2019

Definitely the book of the year.

Wow, I was desperate to skip to the end, but didn’t want to finish the journey.

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  • Foxy
  • 06-11-2019

Had me hooked

This book had me hooked from beginning to end. This book is about Celeste and spending years on her own as part of an experiment in exchange for generous amount of money, but when a stranger comes into her life unexpectedly (Olivia) Celeste worries that the experiment has been compromised. It felt very real on what it would be like for the mind spending all that time on your own, with no one to communicate with. It was well written and excellently narrated.