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A Voice in the Distance (Flynn Laukonen #2)

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In his final year at the Royal College of Music, star pianist Flynn Laukonen has the world at his feet. He has moved in with his girlfriend Jennah and is already getting concert bookings for what promises to be a glittering career. Yet he knows he is skating on thin ice - only two small pills a day keep him from plunging back into the whirlpool of manic depression that onc ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Definitions
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Ceitidh
May 18, 2011 Ceitidh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, best-ya
Ok... Im crying too much... and I need to say something about this book because I can't just keep this inside of me.
This was a heartbreakingly beautiful story. This book, is not only about Flynn and his career, or how to deal with someone with bipolar disorder and depression. Tabitha Suzuma also portraits love through one of the saddest way it can be demonstrated and probably, in one of the hardest way we can say "I love you" to someone. Tabitha Suzuma gives readers the most beautiful message o
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Tiffany
Feb 28, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it
This is how it all ends?! I definitely should not be writing my review right now because I've just finished and this one has left me a wreck! I was hoping desperately to see (when I got on the computer just now) that I was wrong, and that there will in fact be a third book, but the publication was in like 2008 so I'm pretty sure this was meant to be it and I'm CRUSHED!

This one was far better than the first book for me. Maybe it's the relationship in this book that made me feel that way because
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Tabitha Suzuma
Oct 20, 2009 Tabitha Suzuma added it  ·  (Review from the author)
In his final year at the Royal College of Music, star pianist Flynn Laukonen has the world at his feet. He has moved in with his girlfriend Jennah and is already getting concert bookings for what promises to be a glittering career. Yet he knows he is skating on thin ice - only two small pills a day keep him from plunging back into the whirlpool of manic depression that once threatened to destroy him. Unexpectedly his friends seem to be getting annoyed with him for no apparent reason, he needs le ...more
Vishy
Oct 01, 2012 Vishy rated it it was amazing
After reading Tabitha Suzuma’s ‘A Note of Madness’ I couldn’t resist reading the sequel ‘A Voice in the Distance’. I read a few pages a couple of days back and yesterday I finished the whole book. It is not often that I read a whole book in a day. Here is what I think.

‘A Voice in the Distance’ continues the story of ‘A Note of Madness’. Flynn, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, manages to stay normal by medication and periodic medical checkups. Jennah and Flynn now live together and are ver
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Declan Quinn
Aug 23, 2011 Declan Quinn rated it it was amazing
A wonderful and beautiful piece of writing. This book touched my heart. It dealt with the issue of. not only someone suffering from Bipolar, but the ripple effects it may cause to those family and friends that see their loved ones suffer from this extreme form of depression. It is a beautifully woven book, and gives us an Insight of one young teen's struggle, and how it is effecting his life, yet split, we see get a great and powerful insight to his young girlfriend's point of view and what she ...more
Lala
Aug 13, 2011 Lala rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, series
Ummm. WOW! Tabitha does it again! OMG. She always makes me cry!

"My Lovely Jennah, my beautiful Jennah. Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow."

Incredible book. I reccommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful heartfelt story. Lovely read...full of saddness, happiness, laughter, joy, hope and pain! A rollercoaster of em
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Nikoline
Never ever have I cried this hard. Never ever have I felt so many emotions at the same time, and never ever will my heart heal again. Like Flynn I keep thinking that it's possible to die from a broken heart.
Mel (who is deeply in love with herself)
Isn't it awful when you pick up a sequel without knowing it? Isn't it one of the most frustrating things a reader can be put through?

Well, the misfortune fell upon me when I picked up A Voice in the Distance. After the first few pages, I felt like I wasn't being told enough, as if I had missed a whole bunch of pages at the start. And then my suspicion arose, and I checked the bookjacket a bit more carefully than I had in the library, and realised this was a sequel. Ugh.

But I had already started
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La Mala ✌
EDIT : MAYO 2013

Extraño a Flynn .

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Loca , no me exilies de tu boca
por la culpa que te toca , mencioname una vez .
Tipico de mi que vivo en pena
se me da una mano buena y la tengo que arruinar.
Vos te esmeraste conmigo
a mi vieja le dijiste que me ibas a arreglar
Mi revolución era apariecia
me perdiste la paciencia cuando estaba por flaquear.


Tomo prestada esta canción hermosa de La Chicana para darle un sonido a este libro desgarrador de Tabitha Suzuma .( Nada mejor que ese estribillo y so
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Emma Louise
Sep 28, 2012 Emma Louise rated it it was amazing
I made a big mistake here and I'm not too proud to admit it. I didn't actually realise this was a sequel when I picked up the book at the library (to be fair, nowhere on the cover does it say 'sequel to' or 'second book' etc - in fact, lots of sequels don't actually say they're sequels so how the eff are you meant to know without being wikipedia?)

And I did not realise this was a sequel until the 75% mark when I decided to go and check out what other people thought of the book, and went, hang on
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Kat
Apr 28, 2012 Kat rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medical, ya, contemp, 2012-read

This was my third book by Tabitha Suzuma, and following on from A Note of Madness, when I couldn't help but fall a little bit in love with Flynn, I was excited to see where his story would go next. Of course, I knew this would be another emotional read, and I was quite surprised to find that the story was told in alternating POV between Flynn and Jennah.

But it really couldn't have been written any other way - and in fact the whole feel of the book was more Jennah's story than Flynn's, which was
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Amanda
Jan 26, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sad, favourites, love, reviews
Back in the days, in Year 10, before I discovered Goodreads, I randomly picked up this book at the school library. Like many other readers, I only read this book and didn’t even know there was a first book until I finished it. That didn’t matter.

A Voice in the Distance has got to be in the top 3 most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Suzuma captures both Jennah and Flynn’s point of views so well. Her writing style distinctly alternates between them where Jennah is written with deep, well-thought o
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Jojo
It's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful.I love it as much as I loved the first one.I've read other reviews and you are all crying but,I am not.I mean the ending is sad but the book is so beautiful I can't help but smiling from this amazing book.
I loved how this book is from both Jennah and Flynn's POV.The first book was just from Flynn's POV,we know how he felt and what was it like for him but,to read it from Jennah's POV too was pretty amazing.I actually think she suffers the most because
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I enjoyed reading this book as it was quite effective and very realistic. Flynn has bipolar disorder and this is what the book is based around - showing Flynn's actions, decisions and the impact that it has upon his family and friends - especially with his girlfriend, Jennah. I think the two prominent aspects of Bipolar Disorder (manic and depressive episodes) were portrayed well. The story was authentic and the struggles both Flynn and Jennah faced felt genuine. It didn't feel as though things ...more
Tasneem
4.25 stars

I really liked this novel ... it was away better than the first one ... I liked the two points of view

I really liked the world that was created by Tabitha Suzuma ...
this NOVEL gave me many felling and made me think a lot ...it came second as favorite after Forbidden

this novel will stay with me and I hope for third one for this series
Antonella
My heart is broken... I've nothing proper to say right now...

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I'll just stay here, pretend that everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
Pinkcaramel
May 25, 2013 Pinkcaramel rated it liked it
I didn't feel connected to the story, maybe because it's too short, maybe because I didn't read book 1. I didn't really like Flynn, it's hard for me to want to read if I didn't like the male protagonist...
Omar
Mar 05, 2015 Omar rated it it was amazing
When I have time, I'll write a longer review, because this novel deserves one. A very sad but beautiful book about a talented musician battling depression. I'm really starting to like Tabitha Suzuma's work... this is definitely a book I'd recommend. Cheers!

Faizan
Jul 16, 2016 Faizan rated it it was amazing
Like Always , Tabitha Suzuma made me sad.
Review later. On my blog.
I am going to do a joint review of both books.
Note of MAdness and this one.
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Jess
Apr 13, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
It was quite a good book to immerge yourself in the world of the bipolar, but I hated the ending, too romantic to be true after all this..
Annie Brewer
YES! Thank you God! I'm almost finished with the first book and I'm ecstatic to see that this one is in Flynn's POV!!!!! Hell to the yes!!! And I love Jennah!! So excited to read this book!
Joshua Boiser
“They say that depression is an incredible sadness, an unbearable mental pain. No, it doesn’t have to be so dramatic. Sometimes it is nothing more than feeling tired. Tired of life. In therapy they tell you to remember that the bad spells pass. That things do get better, that medication does work, that things don’t stay the same. I can’t see how this is supposed to help. Ultimately everything ends with death. What they should say is: things might get better for a while, but eventually you will ...more
Zoë
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Lan Kiều
Dec 15, 2016 Lan Kiều rated it really liked it
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Liv
Oh God, why?! Why did I have to read this book? Why did it have to be so sad? Why did all of that happen to Flynn and Jennah? =( I was so not prepared for this!!

I just finished ‘A Voice in the distance’, after enjoying ‘A Note of Madness’, and I feel like I've been put through the mincer. I don't know what to think and what to do after reading this book. I feel empty, but my chest hurts as if I've been overrun by a truck. I had to cry so hard at the end and also a few times during this read.
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Caitlin Frost
Feb 04, 2017 Caitlin Frost rated it liked it
it got better the more into the book I got. Very emotive.
Victoria
Aug 18, 2013 Victoria rated it liked it
I finished up this series in just a couple of days so it is definitely a short, fast read. I really liked both books but there were some things that bothered me about the story and the writing and overall they were sad and I kept waiting for a little happiness to ooze in, but there were only fleeting moments of happy surrounded by a gulf of sadness and it just lacked balance. I really loved the storyline. I liked that it centered around a music school and musical prodigies, it was different and ...more
Ddpjclaf
Nov 01, 2011 Ddpjclaf rated it it was amazing
Um, I don't know how, but somehow, I added my review to the comments section... >.> Anyway:

If there is one thing I know when I pick up one of Tabitha Suzuma's books, it's that she will somehow, someway, make me fall in love with her characters. It doesn't matter how damaged they are, how many mistakes they make, or how frustrated I get with them, I cannot help falling completely and madly in love with them.

In the first book, A Note of Madness, I already cared deeply for Flynn. All I wanted
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*.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose
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I'm a wreck. A total mess. Oh gods why did it have to be so painful?!? Why couldn't it just...just Arrrgggh;poihdfgvrioboierfhioghjdkfgldkjg.

The second installment was by far so much more effective than the first book. Flynn is not exactly my most favorite character as compared to some of the other Suzuma's characters, but it was impossible not to feel for him in this book. It's astonishing how accurately the author captures the emotions of the characters. I can't help but wonder if she's gone
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Tabitha Suzuma was born in London, the eldest of five children. She attended a French school in the UK and grew up bilingual. However, she hated school and would sit at the back of the class and write stories, which she got away with because her teachers thought she was taking notes. Ag
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“They say when you really love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back and you will move on. I will let you go. ... Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow.” 90 likes
“Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere like a warm and comforting glow.” 45 likes
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