The Voice

The Voice

by Jennifer Anne Davis

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During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.
Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build.
Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to -- a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.
Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015972832
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 700,401
File size: 996 KB

About the Author

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her high school sweetheart, worked as a legal assistant, and taught high school English. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids' creativity.

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The Voice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Ginger-Read-Reviews More than 1 year ago
When a book's first lines are that, you know to expect some emotion. My emotions were elevated through the entirety of The Voice. Often, I found myself holding my breath or on the verge of tears. I thought I was on the verge of a breakdown right along with Audrey. Audrey was abducted during the summer before her senior year, she was held captive, neglected and abused for two months. Her only solace was in the form of a voice in her head that found her, comforted her, stayed with her and eventually helped her escape her brutal surroundings. Upon returning home Audrey finds that the nightmare of the cabin in the woods isn't the only one she'll have to face. Now, she has to learn to live in a world where everyone knows what happened to her. Looking into eyes filled with pity is too much for her to bear and there is no one who understands her. The voice has even left her behind. Deciding the best thing would be for her to get away from the landscape of her horrible memories and try life as the assumption of someone else, she moves in with her aunt across the country. It's there, during a dark moment in her life, that the voice returns. It's also there that she learns there are still people in the world that care and she can trust, regardless of what they know of her past. It's there she learns to heal and find her own voice. I'll admit that I had some trepidation with picking up The Voice. I tend to stay far far away from reads that deal with such a delicate subject matter. I am giving huge accolades to Davis for writing with such care. It never goes too far but goes far enough to pull out all the right emotions. The flashbacks to the abduction scenes were hard but readable, the panic attacks that occur throughout were heartbreaking and real and the emotions and reactions from all the characters are very genuine. Audrey is a great character, the growth and development of her from start to end was captivating. Her aunt Kate was a breath of fresh air as far as YA parental figures are concerned and the twins...what can I say about the twins. I always have a hard time when an author writes young adults as if they have never actually spent time with one. Not the case here. Davis gave me real life teenagers. Caleb is the popular quarterback but not in the stereo-typical asshat sort of way. He has a heart, a big one and uses it. Did you know quarterbacks in YA books could do that? Justin is quite the opposite of his brother but no less caring, more so even. I loved them both. The telepathy plays a big role in The Voice but even without that aspect thrown in this would have been an amazing read. Watching someone and the people who care about that someone go through the grief, the pain, the guilt and the healing process of something so absolutely horrific and come out on the other side okay; not great but okay, is inspiring and makes me want to be a stronger person myself. I could not set this book down, once started, and finished it within hours. It's not a terribly long read and maybe would have been slightly better with some added pages. The last twenty percent didn't have quite the same care and tenderness that the rest of the book did and I think that was the area it really needed it. Which is really the only thing holding me back from giving this a five star rating. Overall, I loved The Voice and will be watching for future works by Jennifer Anne Davis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars from me! There are certain topics that are the big “no-no” that people don’t really talk about. Let alone write a book about. When it comes to rape, there is that very VERY fine line that the author must not cross if they want to make their book a success. Make their book one that the reader wants to keep reading, not where the reader is too bothered by what is happening they stop reading it. Jennifer Anne was able to write a story about a horrible set of circumstances, but I couldn’t stop reading it once I started it. I wanted to find out more about The Voice, the one that was able to keep Audrey alive during the worse thing in her life. Audrey’s character was written in a way that you could tell what emotions she was feeling, even when she was trying to hide them. Following along the journey that she was taking, being able to watch her heal was just an amazing thing. The one thing that I did enjoy about the characters in the book, even if they had a “minor” role in the book, they each had a purpose. There wasn’t just a bunch of characters thrown in just because. Everything in this story was put there on purpose, and was done extremely well. Another thing that I liked was the fact that there weren’t a lot of details about what Audrey went through. Even though we knew what had happened, this book didn’t focus on the bad. It was focused on how Audrey was able to move on and find the strength that was taken away from her. My only complaint about the book would be with how it ended. To me, it ended in a weird way and I kept trying to turn the page to find out more. I was hoping to find out what was going to happen to Audrey after she faced everyone in her family again. Besides that factor though, I did completely enjoy the book! This is another must read from me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touched my heart. What a wonderful book. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I wasn't sure about reading this book since it deals with sexual assault. But I decided to read the first page just to see. I ended up reading the entire book straight through--it was that good!! It's an amazing story of recovery along with humor, love, and friendship. I adored this book.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Audrey has been through quite a lot this past summer. She was kidnapped, held captive and raped. The only thing keeping her sane and giving her hope is the voice she hears in her head. She needs to escape from the media and the memories, so she leaves her home and goes to stay with her Aunt Kate in California. There she realizes her nightmares are far from over. With the help of Caleb, Justin, and Kate, can she overcome the new dangers that have arrived? This was a beautifully written novel. It dealt with a topic many of us can understand…sexual abuse. The Characters were amazing and I loved the fact that Audrey was so strong. She was able to learn to trust again and finally feel normal again. Caleb was a great guy, even if his looking after her made his girlfriend jealous. Justin reminded me of myself in high school, in his own world and extremely quiet. There’s even romance in this book, that just made it like icing on the cake. Don’t be fooled, it’s a pretty serious book, with a serious topic. But there’s a lot of good information added into a great story. In honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, all digital editions of this book are only 99 cents until the end of April.
NWHarris More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Pager turner with heart racing tension--I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to see what J. Davis writes next, expecting great things from this writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book intending to read a chapter or two; the next thing I knew it was three hours later and I was at the end. This story deals with the heavy subject of rape, which is made palatable by the charming characters the author has created. Thanks to the intrigue of the Voice that helped Audrey through the darkest time of her life, the excitement that comes with the twin boys next door, and the danger that arises as Audrey tries to heal from her ordeal, this book never slows down. I commend the author for creating such a real character. She is not supernatural; she is courageous, fragile, intelligent, and likeable. She is someone any girl can relate to. I highly recommend this fast read - it will give you courage in the end to overcome anything you may be facing (and did I mention the twin boys next door - what's more fun than that?).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Filled with action and romance, you won't be disappointed!