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Five Years Gone

Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. 

That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. 

The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by US Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do.  

From New York Times best-selling author, Five Years Gone is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.

©2018 HTJB, Inc. (P)2018 HTJB, Inc.

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  • 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵
  • 15-10-2018

5 WONDERFULLY AMAZING STARS!

This story has all the feels. There's love, there's loss, there's heartbreak, there's joy, happiness, betrayal, healing, emotional blackmail, acknowledging your responsibilities towards others, and I could go on, and on, and on. I just couldn't stop listening until I got to the end. There was a point that I didn't think I was going to be happy with the ending no matter what choices were made, but I was pleasantly surprised to have been wrong. I did like the way everything was handled at the end. Lovely epilogue. This will be a repeat listen for me.

*****5 AMAZING STARS *****

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  • Katie Carpenter
  • 21-11-2018

It’s Sophie’s Choice!

She finally moves on and he comes back. How can she possibly choose between a war hero she pined over for 5 years and the wonderful man who put the pieces back together when she finally decided to move on. I didn’t want to finish the book because I knew that, no matter what, someone was going to leave with a totally shattered heart.

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  • Jan
  • 12-10-2018

Unexpected Turns, but oh so Good

This book had me all twisted in places. It evoked a myriad of emotions that I couldn't name right now if I wanted. But it was such an amazing story that tugged on my heart strings in one moment while making me smile in the next. This was my first Marie Force book, but won't be my last.

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  • P. A. Smith
  • 13-06-2019

Loved it.

Loved listening to this book. It had me on the edge all the way to the end.

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  • Brandon M. McDonald
  • 28-05-2019

Beautiful Story

loved the narration and story! heartfelt, well written, emotion packed. I enjoyed the ending. cried a few tears. great read

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  • Lynda/LighthouseLady
  • 12-10-2018

Outstanding!!!

Marie Force has done it with a stand alone novel that is full of all the writing ability this lady has to make a story come to life. The performers are outstanding and so glad she waited for them to do this one for her. All the emotion of the story was brought to life through their voices!

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  • doreen
  • 10-10-2018

five years gone one heck of a good read

Marie force does it again reviting i couldnt put it down . love it. well writen 5 stars in my oppion

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 17-10-2018

Five Years Gone

I am left wanting; I really quite enjoyed the not knowing. Rooting for both, but mostly for Ava and everything she was put through. I always say I am not a fan of drama and this was more angst and limbo than drama.

I loved the back and forth, I even enjoyed the different POV’s I couldn’t stop listening I wanted no NEEDED to know what was going to happen.

I am left with an unsettling feeling of hope, loss, and understanding. I love that Marie made me feel so much.

The narration is FANTASTIC, I did get overloaded on Andi for a while and she is a great narrator don’t get me wrong but it was starting to be where all the books she narrated were blending. So I am glad I took an Andi break and I feel like I forgot what a great narrator she is and so is Joe oh lord that man’s voice. I swear.

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  • 27-08-2019

ALL-CONSUMING, UNSTOPPABLE & TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL

What an epic haunting love story this was.. Marie Force has written a very moving tale of love, honor, letting go, moving on, sacrifice and love (yes I said it twice). Ava had two blissful years deeply in love with Navy Seal John unaware that one day his deployment would take him away for years. It would leave unanswered questions as to what happened to him, it would leave Ava in limbo stopping her from moving on, it would shatter her dreams, it would break her heart and it would make her question whether she really knew him at all. Ava waited years but knew at the five year mark it was finally time to move on with her life.. and that’s when she meets easygoing Eric at a wedding. He’d also had his heart broken, had so much in common with Ava and together they slowly healed each other’s hearts.. but then John comes home from his mission.. critically injured, apologetic, a hero and still very much in love with Ava.

Worth a credit? Oh boy oh boy yes.. this touching emotional story had so many weighty feels.. my heart broke, mended, shredded and soared as the multiple (but primarily Ava’s) POV poignant plotline held me captive until the very last word. There’s a bitter-sweet ending and a second book for the man who had to walk away from Ava.. but PLEASE don’t look at the blurb because it’ll tell you exactly who that was and that’ll totally spoil this book’s climactic dramatic build. Andi and Joe brought this tragically beautiful story to life and together they created an unstoppable 5 star listen.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 05-07-2019

A powerful emotional roller coaster

Marie Force did it again. This story gutted me from the get go. Andi and Joe really brought the book to life with all the emotional highs and lows the characters went through. Truly amazing book that will stay with me for a long time.

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  • Sarah Marshall
  • 07-10-2019

Loved this book

Was about to purchase one year home when I realised this book preceded it so thought I'd read first. So glad I did. It was a great story, a little different from your normal romance. It was nice how you got a couple of the other characters POV rather than just the two main ones, although majority of book was told from Ava's perspective. Two of my favourite narrators too which really makes a difference.

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  • JED66
  • 26-02-2019

Another wonderful story from Marie Force

I really didn’t know how this was going to end, she had me wondering right up to the last couple chapters. The audible narration performance was terrific

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  • hayho
  • 03-12-2018

Wow

Absolutely phenomenal book. Narration was good. Marie writes a great story and this book definitely hits the mark. Can’t wait for the follow up story.

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  • L Hayes
  • 18-10-2018

A Thought Provoking Story

Marie Force does it again. A really good story that makes you sit back and think how you would react given the same situation. This is, I feel, three stories in one.
Performed by two great narraters who help bring the story to life.