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Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.  

David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been seeking.  

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: a broken heart. 

David’s religion is love. Yara’s religion is heartache. Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

©2017 Tarryn Fisher (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jennifer
  • 28-12-2018

Heart-shattering good

This book is not poetry, but it reads like poetry. It is soul-devouring, awe-inspiring, make you think and feel type prose. It flows in through your skin and melds with your cells. There were so many quotes that I highlighted, I would end up rewriting half of the book here just to share them with you. "I never went looking for love. I didn't know what I missing. I had women who I thought I loved, who I spent time with, who I made love to. It all felt good until you came along. Then those encounters didn't feel good anymore. It’s like living next to a lake your whole life and then being taken to the ocean." Now, I can imagine the title of this book may deter some from picking it up and reading it. Please don't let it. It's the title of a song included in the story. But there is much more meaning to it in the story. This is a romance that delves into relationships, heartbreak, flaws, pride, and fear. The characters are real and relatable, sometimes infuriatingly so. "You don’t forgive because they deserve it. Most of the time they don’t. You forgive to keep your heart soft. To move forward without bitterness. Forgiveness is for you." Fisher's Mud Vein has always been my favorite, but this one came so close to stealing my heart completely over. It's just that profound.

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  • Denise
  • 07-10-2018

Tarryn never disappoints

I love Tarryn Fisher stories. All her books have damaged characters you can’t get out of your head. You may or may not like the characters, but you can’t stop reading about them, like watching a train wreck. Yara has commitment issues and she knows why. It stems from her Mother. She has never been in love.....she doesn’t stick around long enough to know what that is. She never sticks around anywhere long enough to develop roots. Then David comes along. She is his Muse and loves her completely! He has faith in her, but she doesn’t have faith in herself. Yara does what Yara does best......run. The connection between David and Yara is intense and it push/pulls the relationship. No matter how far Yara runs, she is unable to forget David. What I like about Fishers characters is they are complicated and messy, yet fragile. I really tire of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol romance stories. Fisher steps outside that box. I never feel like I’ve read a cookie cutter romance with this author. While this particular book was less dark and depressing, like Fisher’s other stories, there is an element of damage. I really like that. It feels real. Tarryn Fisher is an easy buy for me. Very talented writer. Every now and again, she writes a turn of phrase that has me stop and ponder. It’s sysinct and clever. She can also write what appears as mundane, and make it interesting. I look forward to more from this author. FInty Williams was excellent. I first heard her in The Girl with All the Gifts. She was brilliant. She handled an American accent fairly well, but I could listen to her various British accents for days. Alexander did well too, tho he had a much smaller part than FInty. #Sweepstakes #Tagsgiving #selfdiscovery #quirky #instabuy

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  • Andrea Rberson
  • 04-05-2020

Pretty good read!

I listened to this book during the quarantine. It caught my attention and made me curios from the sample clip. I really liked the heroine and the story is lovely-True ❤️Never dies. Most important to me is if I look forward to listening, consistently returning specifically to see what happens! This book delivered and I was grateful as most of the recent books I’ve read are BORING, narrator sucked, predictable and too long in content to keep my attention. Sorry-I’m honest.

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  • JamieT
  • 17-04-2020

Good story, but a few elements lacking

I really enjoyed the story. I thought the character development was good and the angst made it hard to stop listening. However, my main complaint is that the female narrators voice did not fit the character at all. I found her voice to be on the mature side for a mid to late 20’s character and she lacked the depth of emotion that makes a narration memorable. I also would have enjoyed more steam and for the story to have continued on a bit past where it ended.

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  • Susan 🎧Audible-a-holic🎧 Crowe
  • 15-02-2020

I'm seriously speechless!

Tarryn Fisher is fast becoming one of my favorite authors! I absolutely loved this book! These characters are just so deep and complex. Once again, I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Alexander Cendese and Finty Williams are excellent narrators and perfect for this book!

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  • Rachael Leissner
  • 04-11-2019

*Captivated by my 2nd ever Tarryn Fisher novel!

After being totally wrecked by my first Tarryn Fisher book, Mud Vein, I had been unsure what to pick up next of hers. That is until I saw her give a next book to read based on the mood you’re in list, and I knew this was what I needed next. Not really knowing what to expect, I went in with a very open mind and only have read the blurb, I was captivated almost instantly. I read the book while also doing the Audible and I must say I fell so deep so quick into this story I couldn’t put it down. I found myself reading when I couldn’t listen and listening when I couldn’t read, just so I could find out how it all ends! It was unlike anything else I’ve read and that was a very unexpected surprise! Tarryn formed such an amazing character arch for Yara and her journey with David Lisey, it sets this book apart as a truly unique tale. Yara is a “wandering muse” who doesn’t stay anywhere long, moves from city to city, country to country, in such a manor you can really tell she’s searching for something. She finds what she least expected upon that journey. David is an aspiring musician looking for his next muse to ignite his creativity. When the two collide, they consume one another so fast you really aren’t sure who will survive it on the other side. Their passion is instant, their chemistry is irrefutable, and their entire story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. “There is no moving on when you’re truly in love. You try and you keep trying, but that love is a stain on your life. It’s just not that easy.”

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  • Daniele
  • 11-10-2019

This is everything

This is one of those books that pulls you in and never lets you go. Tarryn has a way of telling all the parts of the story - good, bad and ugly. It’s one of the most beautifully romantic stories I have read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2019

Loved every bit of it

I loved everything from the story to the narrators. The male narrator did a terrible English accent, but the pace, tone and voice quality of both narrators were just right. Fisher's books are always heavy and dark, but this one was also incredibly heartwarming.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 20-04-2019

Great Read

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray was a great read by Tarryn Fisher. I absolutely loved reading Yara and David's story although I wanted to yell at them both so many times. Yara is a muse who dates men that need her, then she leaves them. David is a talented musician who is looking for a muse. David is following love while Yara follows heartache. I absolutely loved Yara and David, separately and together. I can't wait to read more by Tarryn Fisher.

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  • mimi_reads
  • 14-02-2019

Fantastic story!

Absolutely loved the story! I'm torn on the narration. The female narrator was fantastic and I really enjoyed her performance. The few times this book switched to the male narration I was pulled from the story. I didn't care for his performance as it came across as him just reading the text. In the end, I read his portions of the book myself and switched back to audio when the book switched perspectives.

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