Author: Susan Marshall
Narrator: Sandra Churchill
Length: 11 hours 1 minute
Producer: Audiobook Empire
Publisher: Susan Marshall
Genre: Young Adult
Released: Aug. 12, 2022
Injured competitive swimmer, Reece never wanted to be Vice Prez of West Hill High. It was her brother Jamie’s idea and just something to do until she could get back into the pool.
She knew that Jamie—who led off his campaign with a strip-tease “election speech”—would be a complete “President Dumbass.” But what Reece didn’t foresee was that she’d fall, and hard, for Jamie’s student council rival, Zain. And that big drama would follow.
Zain is hot and intense, plus an amputee and a basketball star. Between Zain’s disability and Reece’s surgery, they have their challenges but that makes their connection deeper.
That is until Zain drops a bombshell about his accident. And suddenly everything that is important to Reece starts to implode.
Struggling with issues of family loyalty, secrets and scars, Reece must decide if real relationships are worth the heartache.
“The strong characterizations make the main players’ behavior realistic… The action and exposition come at a fast clip… In the end, the protagonist comes to an important realization—that, in life, “Perfection was overrated.” An often humorous and insightful story of teens becoming self-aware young adults.” -Kirkus Reviews
A lover of libraries, Susan obtained a Master’s Degree in Library Science, but was too disorganized for the profession and now writes full-time.
The old adage is to “write what you know.” In Double Negative, Susan channels her experience as the parent of a teen amputee and her misguided belief that she was once an athlete. Susan resides in Toronto, with her family and pets.
Susan’s first novel NemeSIS (think “sister bully”) was praised by Kirkus Reviews: “Marshall has written a rare book…a smart choice for teen readers.”
An avid reader as a child, I loved to lose myself in a story, acting out my favourite book characters —sometimes a fencing female pirate or a dignified young Queen Victoria! As the youngest of seven, I was a born mimic, imitating accents and personalities for the entertainment of my family.
I still love to play strong heroines, from girls to women, and love delving into the details of character and emotion to craft an aural vision for the audiobook listener. From my years of performing and private teaching, I have developed insight into how to connect to and express an author’s intent and it enables me to convey your story with care, commitment and honesty.
I continue to entertain my family of five, but with many more eye-rolls, and love to learn new accents!
I look forward to working with you and bringing your story to life!
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Author Susan Marshall’s Reasons to be an Audiobook Listener
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Audiobook Empire. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
- Make the mundane interesting:
- Dog walking
- Learn new stuff
- Escape into a new life
- Way longer than podcasts
- So many amazing and free audiobooks to borrow from your library
- 10/ If you loved a book you read, listen to the audiobook and you’ll be surprised at what you pick up