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Behind the Bars

Durée : 8 h et 48 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance, New Adult
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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops. I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen. The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness. Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn't always the truth. Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find. And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans. She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated. Caged. Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her. Now she was back, and I wouldn't make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops. When we met again, I became her darkest storm.

©2017 Brittainy C. Cherry (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 07/05/2018

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Another great book from this author. I know going into a Brittainy Cherry book that it will be an emotional roller coaster and that is exactly what this book was! Jasmine & Elliott were both great characters. Jasmine had some baggage thanks to her mother and Eli had a very rough time in high school. Eli is damaged by tragedy until Jasmine helps to bring back the boy she once knew. It was rough, sweet, emotional and heartbreaking.

The narration was 50/50 for me. Erin Mallon was great, her Elliott was fantastic. Kevin Free wasn't what I thought Elliott sounded like and his female's came across too excited and high pitched for my taste.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 12/03/2018

Brilliant and emotional!

Brittany Cherry keeps writing better and better books! This audiobook was an angst filled emotional ride with wonderful messages of loss, forgiveness and perseverance. The characters are so real that you feel like you know them. The story revolves around two people destined for each other that get separated by circumstances and their finding the way back to each other. Narration was perfect and I just can’t recommend a better story.

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  • C. Y.
  • 01/05/2020

Another Winner From Brittainy!

Once again, Brittainy C. Cherry has written a book about real heart -aches in real life. This time, instead of writing about a deadbeat dad, she writes about a heartless mother, bullying, murder, and forgiveness. Her books are not always easy to read, but they are so beautifully written that you cannot help but stay in that story until the very end. Most of the time her stories end with a happily ever after, but getting to that point is just excruciatingly difficult because you ache for these characters. I have gone through every one of her books within two weeks. I have loved all of them and I recommend you reading them yourself.

As always, Erin did a fantastic job narrating from the viewpoint of Jasmine. This is the first time I’ve heard a book performed by Kevin Free, but I think he did an amazing job voicing Elliot.

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  • KSquared
  • 18/02/2020

Love. Love. LOVE. This story

Yes....it's long, but I cried through out the whole book. It was emotional and romantic. While some reviews didn't like Kevin F's narration, I enjoyed it. I felt he maneuvered through his multiple characters well. They were very believable.

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  • estrada
  • 24/01/2020

Melodía del corazón

Este libro es un drama romántico en toda su expresión, una historia cargada de amor, música, dolor y superación, un libro facil de leer, con una historia desgarradora en momentos y hermosa en otros, personajes que viven las experiencias mas duras posibles, pero que encuentran en el amor que se profesan la forma de sobrellevarlos y reconstruirse.

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  • Trosado
  • 15/01/2020

2.5-3 Stars

I'm thinking Brittainy Cherry's books are a little hit and miss for me. I've loved two of her stories, but the other two were just okay. Behind the Bars was another that was just okay.

As has been mentioned, the first half is very intense, harrowing and heartbreaking. Although difficult to read at times, I liked the first half with Elliott and Jasmine as teens more than the second half. The second half felt more contrived and rushed. I struggled with the often forced dialogue and more telling than showing. Elliott and Jasmine needed more time and development for me to buy into there connection, as well as Elliott's turn-around. I'm sure this has a lot to do with having only half a book to share their potentially full-length adult story.

Audiobook note: I started with the audio of Behind the Bars, but was put off by the female narration and had to switch to solely reading early on. The male narration was decent, if not a little amateurish.

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  • jstep
  • 07/11/2019

Jasmine and Elliott...

Okay, so I have to first say that I've read or listened to 6 or so Brittainy Cherry novels and I have devoured them all. They get me right in the gut. I mean, MAN, do they make me feel the characters pain, triumph, etc. in a way that very few authors do. She has a way of making you care about the characters so dang much. It's why I love her books. This one didn't quite hit the mark for me for some reason. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great story and I'm glad to have spent a credit on it and am happy that I listened to it, but it just didn't connect with me as much as some of her other novels, such as The Air He Breathes and The Gravity of Us.

This is the story of Jasmine and Elliott. They meet in school when Jasmine moves to New Orleans. They become fast friends and their feelings towards each other change in time. In true Ms. Cherry style, just when everything should be going great, something happens that tears their worlds apart. Fast forward some years. They reconnect but Elliott is a changed person and doesn't want anything to do with Jasmine. They eventually begin to reconnect and you have to listen to find out the rest! Now there is a lot more to this story than this rough, quick summary, but I don't like to give away anything in my reviews. Like I said, this book is in true Brittainy Cherry style, so if you've listened to any of her other novels, you likely have an idea of how the story ends.

I thought that both Erin Mallon and Kevin Free did a great job narrating Jasmine and Elliott's story. Some people weren't thrilled with Kevin Free's performance of Elliott, as they didn't think that hi narration fit the character, but I was perfectly happy with both of them and it didn't stop me from creating a vision in my head of who Elliott was and what he looked like. I really enjoyed their take on all of the various characters and would listen to them narrate a story again in a heartbeat!

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 01/10/2018

Beautiful and sure to make you cry

I was in tears yet again after reading another book by this amazing author. Behind the Bars was so amazing. I loved Jasmine and Elliott. These two characters formed the best and most beautiful relationship ever. I loved watching them fall in love and how much they were willing to do to protect one another. Elliott was so perfect and innocent and made it damn hard not to fall in love with him immediately. Jasmine was so sweet and I felt so bad for her situation, but Elliott makes life and music her beacon of love and passion. He is her home.

It broke my heart to see how much Elliott changed when Jasmine returned to New Orleans, but she breathed life back into him and it was utter perfection. I also really loved TJ, Elliott's mom, and his sister. I can't help wanting to get emotional just thinking about this book. It was so beautiful and I loved every moment reading this book. Brittainy C. Cherry is such a poetic writer who will get you so lost in her books.

Erin Mallon was so great. I loved her as Jasmine. She was complemented excellently alongside Kevin Free who definitely nailed down how I would expect Elliott to talk, especially with his stuttering. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook because they seriously killed it. I felt all the emotions while listening to this book and I never wanted it to end.

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  • Patricia
  • 24/09/2018

A story of true love ...

A book of love together with friendship. My second book by Brittainy Cherry and another great read! Erin Mallon and Kevin Free awesome narrators. So important to get the right mix of narrators because without... a great book just won't make it.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 23/09/2018

Can you handle your personal truth?

As always, Cherry has an ability to see straight to the heart in this story of Elliott and Jasmine. She can take you to the highest heights and the very lows. She truly must be an old soul. For example: TJ tells Elliott at the funeral: “Guilt has a way of swallowing individuals whole, and now they are remorseful. That guilt they are feeling; that’s not between you and them; that’s between God and them.”
And that’s only one of many insights from someone with true emotional intelligence and the gift of storytelling.
Mallon and Free do a great job with narration.
Recommend for anyone not afraid to be pulled to their personal truth.