Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie | Audiobook ReviewForever, Again by Victoria Laurie
Narrator: Rebecca Gibel, Rachel Dulude, Charlie Thurston
Length: 10 Hours 35 Minutes
Published by Disney Electronic Content on December 13th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781484700440
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three-half-stars

Lily Bennett is less than thrilled to be the new kid as she starts her junior year in high school. But soon after classes begin, she meets a classmate, Cole Drepeau, with whom she forms an immediate and intimate bond. As Cole and Lily grow closer, Lily learns about the murder that divided the town more than thirty years before. In 1985, graduating senior Amber Greeley snapped, killing her boyfriend Ben—Cole's uncle—and taking her own life. Lily feels inexplicably linked to Amber, and she can't help but think that there's more to the girl's story. Determined to investigate the truth about Cole's uncle's death, Lily and Cole are pulled into a dark mystery—one that shakes the constraints of the world they've always believed in. Masterfully told by best-selling author Victoria Laurie, this novel alternates voices between Lily and Amber, a generation apart, as decades of dark family secrets and treacherous betrayals are woven into the most epic of love stories.

Why Did I Listen To Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie?

Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie showed up as an unsolicited review copy to my house twice. TWICE. To me, this basically doubles the pressure to read it. However, in all fairness I still was not going to put this at the top of my TBR pile because there’s so much out there. I did love the cover though. Then one day I was browsing new audiobook releases on Hoopla and came across this one. I decided okay, it is probably a sign that I should read this book and that audio is going to be the easiest way to go about it. As I was not super invested in reading this book or not, the timing was right. With a newborn and still being on maternity leave, I didn’t want to listen to an audiobook that would take a ton of my mental energy.

What’s The Story Here?

Forever, Again is told from the point of view of two teenagers – Amber Greely and Lily Bennett. Amber’s story is set in the 1980s. She allegedly snapped one day and killed her boyfriend, Spence. Lily’s story is set during present day. She’s about to be a new student at a new school during her junior year, she’s dreading it. However, she meets this boy named Cole and they have an instant connection. Lily then learn’s about Cole’s uncle, Spence who was murdered by Amber, who then took her own life. Lily feels a connection with Amber and is determined to find out what the real story is behind what happened to Amber and Spence.

What Did I Think Of Forever, Again?

I am glad that I listened to the audiobook of Forever, Again. It’s an okay read. I am glad I did not invest too much of my time or energy in this book. I will say that I liked the twist, especially when we find out what really happened to Spence and Amber. As for the romances, I was not too invested in them. I really only cared about the mystery, but that’s fine. If we’re judging by the mystery, I really enjoyed my time with this book.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook has three narrators, I guess based off of the official information. I will say that it feels like there’s only one female narrator. I am not sure who the main narrator was – Rachel Dulude or Rebecca Gibel. That or if they were each picking a character’s chapters to narrate, I would not be able to tell the difference. As for Charlie Thurston, he narrates for like five minutes and that is it.  I have no complaints about the audiobook – it’s clearly narrated and mostly easy to follow along with.

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April is 30 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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