Narrator: Heidi Baker
Series: Slammed #1
on 30 August 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Length: 7hrs, 36min
Source: Audible Purchase
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!