Audiobook Review: Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen Hoover

Posted 28 April, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments

Audiobook Review: Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen HooverSlammed by Colleen Hoover
Narrator: Heidi Baker
Series: Slammed #1
on 30 August 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Length: 7hrs, 36min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Purchase
5 Stars

Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.

Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.

Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.

I fell in love with Ms. Hoover’s writing when I read Slammed a while back, and after that, I continued reading all of her stories, and I am always somewhat mesmerized by the writing, the characters and the way the story draws me in completely. So when I discovered Audible, I decided I wanted to listen to some books that I thought would be even better when narrated in a good way.

As I have already reviewed the written copy of Slammed, I will concentrate on the narration in this review, and it might be quite a bit shorter – this is my first ever audiobook review, and I can only say I was completely thrilled! Listening to a story is quite a different experience from reading it myself, and I could do that while simultaneously doing something I abhor – ironing! – and it also helped making my chore a lot easier to deal with.

Heidi Baker narrated Slammed beautifully, and this story, that made me cry when I read it was even more emotional thanks to her voice, the way she lived the words she was narrating, and also because she was excellent at changing her tone of voice, whispering, speaking loudly, and slamming the poems.

I can only recommend Slammed in audiobook version, it is very well done, and the story became more intense to me, and I fell in love with Layken and Will all over again. And I will definitely be doing more audiobook reviews in the future!

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14 responses to “Audiobook Review: Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen Hoover

    • YAY for yet another shared book love πŸ™‚ Slammed is definitely worth the listen, Jessica, I loved it even more this way.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • I’m very happy my first listen was so awesome! You should definitely add Slammed to your wish-list, Carmel. I loved reading it, and listening to it was even better. I have gotten several more audiobooks now just because this one was so good.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Oh geez, Lexxie. Is this the book I should venture into audio with? Audio books make me nervous…I listened to bits of one on Berls’ blog and even though I loved the book (I’d read it) the audio completely turned me off. I wouldn’t continue that series if I was listening to it. So I’m scared. But if this version of Slammed made for an even more emotional experience for you, well then maybe I should start with it.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your first foray into audio. πŸ™‚ Happy Monday, my friend. I hope you all continue to recover from your jetlag. And let’s chat soon!!! **BIG HUGS**

    • I think it really, really depends on the narrator, Brandee. And Slammed really is well narrated. I loved it. So yes, you should definitely try it! I thin you can sign up for a trial membership at audible, you’ll get two credits (with which you can buy two books) and then you can cancel the membership until you have listened to them πŸ™‚ Also, there are two more audiobook reviews scheduled for this week πŸ˜‰

      Happy Monday to you, too! We are doing better today, and I think we’ll all be able to go to bed very early tonight:D *BIG HUGS*

    • I agree 100%, Traci, the right narrator is a must, and with it, the whole story becomes even more vivid.

      Thanks for stopping by:)

    • I hope so too, I’ve really enjoyed the CoHo books I’ve gotten in audio, and now, I feel ready to try something else, too.

      Thanks for stopping by, Jeann πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, it isn’t all that easy to find a narrator who makes me connect with a story like that – I hope I’ll continue to be lucky, though!

      Thanks for stopping by, Lily πŸ™‚

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