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WINNER in the 2014 SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARDS, BEST YA NOVEL
FINALIST in the 2014 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS.

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 telepath
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Lands Atlantic (first published January 27th 2013)
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Kayla at MyBookMuse
Oct 13, 2014 Kayla at MyBookMuse rated it it was amazing
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*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

So let's get the bad stuff out of the way. The Voice deals with some pretty heavy subject matter. Sometimes I wonder why I read books dealing with certain issues because let's face it, does any of us really want to read about that?

Of course not. It is one of the most disgusting, deplorable, heinous and downright evil acts that can ever be inflicted on a human being.

But the reason we read about these things happenin
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Jessica's Book Review
Feb 23, 2013 Jessica's Book Review rated it really liked it
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The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis is an emotional read involving sexual child abuse and kidnapping. It does not get too detailed but you will read flash backs throughout the book from what Audrey had to go through during her time kept from her family and being raped.

Audrey is a young 17 year-old girl living a normal life in Pennsylvania until her uncle kidnaps her and rapes her repeatedly. While her kidnapping becomes national news and everyone is
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RO Mejia
The Voice, is a well written novel about a very frightening subject. The main character in this book is 17-year old Audrey. She is a typical teenager, going out with her friends, having fun, going to school, interacting with her three brothers, living a carefree, and ordinary day to day life. That is, until one night, when her parents go out, and she is home alone getting ready to go out with her friends, and an unexpected visitor shows up at her house. Audrey doesn't think anything of it when h ...more
Paula
May 13, 2014 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book that I've read by this author in a week. It all started with a freebie on Amazon (The Key). I really loved this book. Original storyline. I really loved all of the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Ali *The Black Heart*
Apr 09, 2013 Ali *The Black Heart* rated it really liked it
Shelves: cry-baby
Lying in the dark cabin, I tried not to think about the foul smell of body odor mixed with the stench of urine. I tried not to think about how hungry I was, or when I would eat again. About the plastic zip ties cutting into my wrists, or the spider crawling up my arm. I kept trying and failing. There was nothing to do but think.

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
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Robyn Jones
Mar 24, 2013 Robyn Jones rated it it was amazing
The Voice
by Jennifer Anne Davis
288 pages
Published by Lands Atlantic Publishing (1/29/13)
I won this book (ebook version)
5 STARS
The summer before her senior year of high school, Audrey is snatched out of her home. She survives the humiliation, the psychological torture, and the rape with the help of a voice in her head. Guardian angel? Madness? Or the only soul to reach inside and keep her from floating away? The hell Audrey endured carries over to her new life, the one defined by pitying looks, o
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Gary Ghislain
Jul 20, 2013 Gary Ghislain rated it it was amazing
I received The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis as part of a Summer Book Swap hosted by GotToReadThoseBooks. The idea was to have two writers exchange novels, and review one another. As soon as The Voice was assigned to me, I checked the synopsis, and immediately liked it, found the premise both original and intriguing and looked forward to reading it.

Audrey, the seventeen year old heroine, survives a brutal abduction and weeks of abuse by following the instructions of a mysterious voice inside her
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Stacie
Jan 30, 2013 Stacie rated it really liked it
I absolutely could not put this book down. I started it at about 9:30 pm last night and ended up finishing the whole thing a few hours later. I can't believe this is the first book by this author. It makes me very excited for things to come because I know she only going to get better and better.

It deals with some very tough subjects like rape, abuse, and kidnapping but it does so in a way that pays great respect to victims without getting too graphic. The main character, Audrey, suffered throug
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YA Reads Book Reviews
I went into this one a little nervously, just because it centers around such a horrific, realistic subject (kidnapping and sexual assault). And unfortunately I was right to be wary because I ended up not finishing it, though I’m sure it may appeal to other readers.

Basically The Voice tells the story of Audrey, a girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by someone very close to her. After she is rescued and returned home, she struggles to come to terms with what happened to her and move on w
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Reeses
Apr 17, 2013 Reeses rated it really liked it
My Original Review!

Initial Reaction:
When I first got the e-mail for this book I assumed it would be about a girl who had been sexual abused and was trying to cope with it after everything was said and done.

Plot:
Audrey thought that once she was free from her Uncle’s cabin, free from the rape and abuse that had gone on for nearly two months everything would go back to normal. Well as normal as things could be with a male voice in her head that got her through everything.

Returning home isn’t as eas
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Audrey is a seventeen year old girl whom was abducted from her home by someone she has known all of her life. Someone she knew and trusted most of the time. She was taken from her home the summer before she would enter her senior year in high school. Audrey had no clue where she was and she couldn't get away as she was kept tied up all the time. Audrey was hurt over and over all summer. But she had some condolence as she co
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Brin
The Voice is the story of Audrey, a senior in high school who has just experienced an extremely traumatic ordeal, one which she is not sure she will ever truly recover from. She was kidnapped and held for two months by her sadistic uncle Bill. After her rescue, she returns home to Pittsburgh but she finds that there are just too many bad memories which she cannot escape from. Her family, wanting to protect her, have Audrey feeling smothered and anxious. It is decided that she should go and stay ...more
Jocelyn Sanchez
May 04, 2013 Jocelyn Sanchez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
What would you do if you had faced a situation, which no one should go through? What if you knew someone that had to go through it? Well this is exactly what seventeen year old Audrey had to face. She was kidnapped, violated, abused, and raped by a person her family thought they could trust. But despite the overwhelming mental and physical abuse Audrey went through for weeks, she managed to escape, with the help of a voice. A voice that helped her get through her days in captivity. A voice that ...more
Maggie Thom
Nov 04, 2013 Maggie Thom rated it it was amazing
This is a great story about a tough subject. Audrey goes through something horrific. It is never spelled out graphically about what happened but you get a really good idea of what she went through. You will struggle with her each step she takes in trying to regain a sense of who she is and to learn to trust again. It is a very emotional story – it will horrify you, sadden you, anger you but there is also the tenderness, the caring, the friendship, the love. There is the hope that things can be b ...more
Jocelyn James
Jan 01, 2013 Jocelyn James rated it it was amazing
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 com
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Melanie Dawn
Aug 21, 2013 Melanie Dawn rated it it was amazing
I read this book all in one day! I could not put it down! This book hooked me in the first paragraph, and I didn't stop until I had devoured the whole entire story. I was intrigued by the Voice...drawn to it, much like Audrey. You can really connect with Audrey. Given different circumstances, you can just imagine her in her everyday life. You feel helpless, wishing you could rescue her from her horrible captivity. Then something amazing happens! I loved the boys next door! Caleb and Justin seeme ...more
June Crossen
Dec 11, 2012 June Crossen rated it it was amazing
" I LOVED this book!! It's about a girl named Audrey who was kidnapped. After she's rescued and returns home, her mom won't let her out of her sight. Audrey is having trouble dealing with the aftermath, so she decides to visit her aunt in California for awhile. While she's there, Audrey meets the twin boys who live next door to her aunt. The boys help her move on with her life. The romance is sooooo good and I loved the ending. I don't want to give anything away but it freaked me out in a totall ...more
Michelle Neuenswander
Feb 05, 2013 Michelle Neuenswander rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
Once I picked up The Voice I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with each and every character. They seemed so real that it disappointed me to come to terms with them being fictitious! Audrey's journey through despair will no doubt shine hope into other girls' lives who have faced such unthinkable pain. You could feel her character healing throughout the story. I truly think there are so many messages in this book that will change people's lives for having read it. I can't wait for Jennifer Ann ...more
Jane
Feb 03, 2014 Jane rated it really liked it
The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

4 Stars

The Voice is a really emotional story that follows Audrey, a 17-year-old girl who is kidnapped and held captive, being raped and abused for weeks by her uncle. The story picks up as she is rescued and is more about her recovery and her preparation for the trial than the actual kidnap. After Audrey is rescued she really struggles to fit back into her normal life so decides to go away and stay with her aunt. Slowly but surely she begins to start living again.
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Nance
Wow, I really have to get my thoughts together before I can review this book...sad, horrific, beautiful, powerful, courageous are just some of the words to describe the emotions running rampant within the pages of this novel...

It's more like a 4.5 star rating. I'm having a hard time deciding to just give it 5 stars. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's bothering me:(

Full review to be written soon...
Reading Bliss
Feb 24, 2014 Reading Bliss rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Kayla:

This book was wow! I was taken in from the very beginning. It was a hard subject because of what happens in the book. But the way that Audrey deals with things and works through it all is amazing. I couldn’t put this book down. I finished it in a matter of hours. It’s not a long read but it was well worth reading. Audrey is a very strong character and although she doesn’t feel like she is. The voice helps her through the abduction and she feels better when the voice is there. B
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Jessica
Feb 04, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible! I couldn't put it down and I was completely captivated by the story and the characters. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Jennifer is making this into a series because I NEED more!!!
Autumn
Apr 12, 2013 Autumn rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book. So many emotions, but absolutely worth it.
Briana
3.5 stars. Review to come.
Kristi
Jan 11, 2016 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read.
Beth
Apr 10, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favies
Awesome read!
Paula  Phillips
Oct 30, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
Audrey has suffered such a knockback in her life that causes her to retreat back into her shell and make her wonder whether or not she will ever be normal and free again or whether she is now damaged goods. Audrey has been kidnapped by her uncle and held captive in the woods , as well as being kidnapped she was also sexually abused and left to fend for herself. During her time in the woods, she starts to hear a voice which later becomes her saviour. Now free from her kidnapper as Bill is in jai ...more
Mayra
Jun 09, 2015 Mayra rated it it was amazing
The Voice takes you into Audrey's world. Audrey is a seventeen year old that was kidnapped and raped by her uncle. During the time she was kidnapped she hears a voice that helps her deal with everything that's happening. The Voice deals with abuse, trust, fear, forgiveness, friendship, and so much more. You experience what she went through and then you join her in her battle to get her life back when she moves to San Diego with her aunt Kate.

I read The Voice from beginning to end in just a few s
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Amanda  "Xscape From Reality With A Book"
First I will start by saying Kudos to the author for writing about such a sensitive subject. A point she made clear in her book - sexual abuse victims often do no admit to what has happened, rather they keep it to themselves, rather than risk the shame and embarrassment of what was done to them.

This book was so real, it very well could be something horrific that has truly happened. There is so much love and support for Audrey, that even towards the end, she was shocked at how her fellow students
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 22, 2013 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing
MY REVIEW
The cover shows a female who looks scared on the front cover, you also see a barn or wooden hut, maybe cabin in the background with plenty of trees and perhaps forest there too.
Upon reading the book you learn the scared female on the front cover is in fact Audrey, and when you learn the traumatic ordeal she underwent in a cabin in the woods you totally understand her fear.
I think the cover represents the book really well, and would I pick it up from a book store shelf? Yes I think I wou
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Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her best friend and high school sweetheart. 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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“Then the voice came, comforting me. He helped me hold myself together, and he gave me hope. He offered companionship that developed into friendship. He made me feel safe.” 2 likes
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