May 30, 2014

Remember When by T. Torrest - AUDIO TOUR & REVIEW

Remember When
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
8 hrs and 10 mins
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
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Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Remember When....

Listening to Remember When on audiobook took me back to a much simpler place in life.  The author did a phenomenal job getting into the minds of high school upper classmen, using the euphemisms of that genre and portraying the fades and fashions spot on.  As I listened to the book, I was reminded of this Tim McGraw song Back When - give it a listen if you are inclined.

The narrator, Allyson Ryan did a good job with the book.  The story itself is very entertaining.  Her ability to pitch her voice like the characters added dimension to the recording.  The emotions that the characters were experiencing throughout the book came across audio very well.

In rating this audiobook, I find myself in an interesting conundrum - the story itself is very good and the narration is good.  So good, in fact, that I found myself listening to the chapters more than once as I went along.  At the heart of my conundrum is the fact that the story is so good and the narration so good that they made me want to read the book instead.  It's similar to going to see a movie based on a book and liking the movie so much you want to read the book.  

Again, it was very well done and I enjoyed it.  I look forward to listening to audiobooks when I no longer have the luxury of eyesight.

~Review by Carmie~

About the Author: 
T. Torrest is a New Adult fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.
Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. She's not much into health food, but she does enjoy talking about herself in the third person.
A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.


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