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Publisher's Summary

A story about a boy who dreamed of rock and roll. 

A story about a girl who dreamed about a boy. 

An epic, all-consuming love story about betrayal, loss and learning, that spans over 20 years. 

This is the story of us: "I was just 11 years old, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was staring into the eyes of the boy I was going to love forever." 

I love him and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, it will only ever be him. 

An edgy coming-of-age love story that breaks all the rules and transcends the decades. 

Georgia and Sean's story will stay with you long after you hear the final word. 

An emotional, smoking-hot, gut-wrenching read. 

This audiobook is for adults with an open mind. Sex, drugs, some rock 'n roll, angst, and heartbreak. Tissues may be required. May contain triggers.

©2013 Lesley Jones (P)2018 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC

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  • Tracy Parker
  • 22-05-2018

My favorite book

I’ve read Carnage at-least twice and wasn’t sure I needed to hear it. But, I loved it! Carnage is my favorite book and the audio was next to as good as the actual book. I really do like these characters and look forward to book 2 on audible.

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  • Grace
  • 17-05-2018

Amazing

Wow! I loved reading Carnage and absolutely loved listening to The Story of Us!
Nikki Delgado did a fantastic job!

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  • Rina
  • 15-05-2018

Beyond good

Unbelievably emotional and worth every moment. This is a must read or listen. Beware, will cause tears.

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  • Tanya Bosche
  • 14-05-2018

Everything...and more

I read this a couple years ago and have dreamed of them on audio. Hearing these words spoke out loud gave me every emotion. I’m typically not an emotional reader but this story doesn’t allow you not to be. It is so special, heart breakingly beautiful. The narrator truly brought this book to life and was nice to hear the correct pronunciation of the words as well. Life isn’t always perfect but the realness of this story is what truly can speak to you. I just can’t say enough. I truly hope every single one of Lesley’s books will be on audio soon. Thank you for these words 💕

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  • Lisa
  • 16-06-2021

An EPIC love story, a MUST listen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Firstly let me start with one complaint; and it’s towards audible … why had this book never been a recommend? Seriously? WtH?!?!?
This is one of the most AMAZING listens in rockstar romances EVER! A BEAUTIFUL, TRAGIC EPIC STORY
This was a non-stop, edgy, passionate, and emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish and I LOVED IT!!!! It made me feel everything. It consumed me. It took over my life. I couldn't put it down, didn't want to stop listening & will never forget this story.
But please note that this is not your typical romance story. It completely shattered all my "book rules", but my love for this story makes it an exception to my rules and this is without a doubt one of my top favorites now. It broke my heart & this talented author pieces it back together! I usually don’t listen books make me cry…this one is THE exception to ALL the rules!

So, what's the story about? .... I'm going to tell you as little as possible because you should just experience for yourselves but here's what I’ll give u:

"I was eleven years old, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was staring into the eyes of the boy I was going to love forever."
... then that boy grew up to be a world famous rock star. Carnage tells a story that spans two decades. We see Gia and Sean grow up together and fall in love. True, unchanging, unwavering forever LOVE.
"I'll love you forever G, wherever I am in the world, whatever I'm doing, it will always be you." -Sean
Sorry but it’s best go into this blind😉 PS; LOVED that setting is UK and all the slang, again EPIC!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-2021

So glad I read this!

This book was amazing in every way... my ONLY complaint is the narrator was good except the way she ends her sentences makes it sound like she’s telling a story... I guess it could have been better narrated.

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  • chewy
  • 05-02-2021

I love this book!

I wish all husbands loved their wives as much as Sean loved Georgia. Their love was true and everlasting. This is a book that you will need Kleenex for but so worth it. I rate it a 10 star. One of those rare books that we are fortunate to find!

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  • JP
  • 11-12-2020

Georgia Layton's story

******Spoiler Alert******

Audible review. Single POV. Book 1 of 5 in the series. Excellent narration, I honestly don't know how she was able to keep it together while reading this. Heartbreaking coming of age story with every possible emotion. Trigger warnings: drugs, alcohol, infidelity, divorce (Sean's mom & dad), loss of 2 babies (Sean & Georgia's), criminal enterprise (both Cam/Tiger & Georgia's father), Sean dies, Georgia attempts suicide twice, age gap (Cam & Georgia), underage sex (Sean & Georgia), violence (Cam shoots a man, Georgia beats a girl twice), anal, false rape accusation, & lots of steamy sex.

Georgia is the youngest of 4 children and the only girl. She is 11 years old when she meets the love of her life, 16 when he proposes and breaks her heart, 20 when they finally get back together, and 30 when he's taken away.

This story haunts me. I want to recommend it to everyone I know but I don't want anyone to suffer the way I have. This is my second time through it and it's so much harder this time. Enjoy. JP

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  • Darcie
  • 15-04-2020

Tear jerker of a series

This book is absolutely amazing, entertaining and tear jearking. A friend recommended it and I was so mad at her for not telling me sooner. The story makes you laugh and then makes you sob. I have never been so affected by a story before. A true triumph

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  • Fatima
  • 10-10-2019

Oh my god!!!!!

This book is absolutely amazing, heart wrenching!!!! You never see it coming!!!! The emotions are just too many to list!!!!!
YOU MUST READ or LISTEN to this book for yourself!!!! It left me breathless and crying my eyes out!!!! AMAZING NARRATION!!!!! I felt every emotion..... just WOW!!!!
Definitely on top of the list when it comes to my all time favorites!!!

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  • V_Nerdbooks
  • 12-06-2018

4.5 Didn't See That Coming Stars!

Well this was a lovely story, albeit heart-wrenching.

Meet Georgia-Rae she is 11 years old.......She meets Sean, who is 13, and they both decide that they have met the loves of their lives and will never love anyone else again ....EVER!

Sean and Georgia become a "thing" and stay, and are very happy together, Sean is in a band called Carnage and is gigging around pubs and clubs and becoming quite a big name around the place, until they get spotted by a talent scout and they hit the big time!

the thing is, by this time Georgia is only 16 years old and is still at school, so she can't follow him around the world, so she follows Carnage from afar and meets up with him when she can.

Sean in the mean time has got himself caught up in the rock-star lifestyle with drugs and alcohol and is getting himself into a bit of a mess.
this becomes evident one day after a huge sill mistake on Sean's part splits the 2 lovers apart and doesn't reconcile them until 4-5 years later.

In the meantime Georgia has met and started to have feelings again, and maybe has some real feelings for Cameron King, a big-time London crook, who knows of her family through her father.

Of course the story wouldn't be complete without Georgia and Sean, but do they find their way back to each other?? Does Cameron stay in the picture??
will your little heart be torn out and stamped on??? Probably!!

🎧🎧 Great narration by Nikki Delgado, i went into this book completely blind so i had no idea that it was even set in the UK, She has a lovely accent and doesn't sound like the usual posh Mary Poppins British narrators that i have become accustomed to.

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  • Sambangbookclub
  • 15-05-2018

Heartbreakingly good!

I thought I’d been Carnaged after reading this book....I was wrong! Hearing it in audio is so much more emotional and cemented that deep connection to each character even more.
I adore each and every aspect of this storyline and it is one that will stay with me forever.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-12-2020

Get the tissues ready !!!

This book will ruin you in so many ways. I’ve read it and listened to it many times and it gets me every time. One of the best books I’ve read this year.

It’s a tragic love story of young love with the most unexpected ending. Just listen and weep peeps you won’t be disappointed xx

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2020

Brilliant

loved it and captured the emotion perfectly. Fantastic book to read and listen to. It's a real emotional rollercoaster

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