Silent Song

Silent Song Barrett I m Deaf What most people view as a disadvantage I see as an advantage I feel my way through life in my Ford Fairlane The vibrations and speed sustain me the race track is where I domin

  • Title: Silent Song
  • Author: Jaci Wheeler
  • ISBN: B0774GT4YL
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Barrett I m Deaf What most people view as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage I feel my way through life in my 1969 Ford Fairlane The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate I thought racing was all I needed to survive but I was wrong Presley Music is my life I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics That was until I met someone t Barrett I m Deaf What most people view as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage I feel my way through life in my 1969 Ford Fairlane The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate I thought racing was all I needed to survive but I was wrong Presley Music is my life I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics That was until I met someone that opened my eyes to a new culture Who knew all it would take was silence for me to really experience music When Silence and sound collide it creates an explosion of the senses.

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    1. sorting my thoughts review will follow but so much for now that book blew my mind 2017/11/20OK I am back with my thoughts It hast been a few days since I read “Silent Song” by Jaci Wheeler now. And my mind is still processing the book. So I guess the author did something right. It seems from what I saw this book was the first journey into this kind of contemporary genre for the author. The other books I could see seem more a touch of paranormal. It sure was my first book by this author. [...]

    2. MY RATING: 4/5 STARSI was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was approached by Jaci Wheeler, herself, to review one of her latest releases coming out early 2018 and I was actually pretty stoked to read it. The synopsis of Silent Song seemed just like what I was always in the mood for. A romance filled with more complicated issues and discussing topics most books do not cover.Such as people who are deaf.This was my first book featuring characters that suffered hearing [...]

    3. Silent Song by Jaci Wheeler is one of those books that simply takes over. You become immersed, enthralled and unaware of your surroundings as you slurp up every word the pages offer. By the end, you realize you are actually feeling with your whole heart. A journey that momentarily steals your mind and soul and runs away with it. That right thereat is the rare, elusive feeling you search for as a reader. Yes, it's that powerful and kind of wonderful because it's everything. Barrett struggles in a [...]

    4. “I’ve always found music to be the balm for my soul.” What a true statement. I don’t think a book has ever touched me like this book. This was an amazing story told in a magnificent way! I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. I don’t have much experience with the deaf community. There is a deaf guy where I work but I don’t have too much interaction with him. This book really helped me to learn a lot about ASL and how it truly is another language.I found myself covered in go [...]

    5. This is a new to me author, but once again, the synopsis had me needing to read this one. Having worked within the world of person's with disabilities for many many years, my heart sang to be able to read about young love. The only barrier between Presley and Barrett is that they are still young. Still trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Barrett's deafness threatens to be the downfall between them, but only because his mind and heart think he is not worthy of her. The stor [...]

    6. What a cute book! I loved the storyline and it was well written. I am a sucker for music stories, so I knew when I read the blurb that it was a read for me. There were so many feels in this book; tears of sadness, heartbreak and laughter. Barrett and Presley were the perfect match for each other. I always love a good story that is about true love and opposites attract. There is Barrett that has dealt with so much in life that would make anyone’s heartbreak. Reading a book about being deaf, fro [...]

    7. Wow! Amazing story! From the moment I read the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. I will now make it my mission to make sure others read it too. I was hooked from the first page until the last. I felt so much while reading it. It definitely pulled at my heartstrings, making me love Barrett and Presley. The connection they share is unlike any other. Barrett may be deaf, and Presley hearing, but they connect to each other's soul. I felt like I was part of the story, a bystander watching [...]

    8. Absolutely Beautiful!Wow, does Jaci Wheeler give her readers one heck of a book with Silent Song. She tackles a heavy, serious subject and gives us a heads up in her "Letter to the readers." Not only do we get a beautiful love story, we also get a glimpse into the lives of the deaf and an education on how they actually communicate. I had no idea and appreciate the writing style Jaci Wheeler adapted to tell this story."we share a connection deeper than I even knew was possible. I've just shared m [...]

    9. ***I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review . ***What a read ! A really good and unique one , I can say so much already ! With “Silent Song” by Jaci Wheeler I got to discover a book that is so different compared to any of the other books I read before ! Different in a good way! You get to meet these truly special characters -each of them created with lots of love for detail ! It was easy to connect with them , making me wanting to get to know more about them ! Adding a [...]

    10. Silent Song by Jaci WheelerI loved this story.Silent Song is a very simplistic telling of a very complex issue but wow this simplicity packed a punch!Jaci Wheeler well done for being the brave crusader that you are to put your vulnerability up for scrutiny. You have been judged & this reader thinks you are amazing.Barrett & Presley are a sweet couple and I so enjoyed following their life altering journey.Your use of the ASL language throughout this story was AT NO TIME tedious or arduous [...]

    11. One of the best books I have read this entire year! This book features the love story between Barrett, and deaf teenager from a trailer park, with Presley, a rich, hearing girl with trust fund money But it’s so much more than that, it’s a story above sacrifice and self discovery and tolerance. About how you should always fight for your soulmate Barrett broke my heart at times but it was amazing to see him make himself vulnerable to Presley over time. Presley was my favorite heroine ever.-she [...]

    12. 3.5 starsA man who can hear no sound.A woman who's career aspirations center on music.Barrett is an eighteen-year-old deaf high schooler, who repairs cars and races to help his family make ends meet.Presley is a twenty-year-old college student with two trust funds.In many ways they are opposites, yet they may be the perfect fit.Presley first meets Barrett in the most unusual of ways. Knowing his disability, she uses what little sign language she knows to warn him about cops in the area of their [...]

    13. 4.5 stars Barrett Donovan is 18 and is deaf yet he finds solace in racing cars to earn extra money to help support his younger brother Codi, a football player. Their father is a drunk but their Uncle Frank helps them out as much as he can.Presley Sinclair is 20 years old and a music therapy major, much to the disappointment of her successful parents.When Presley attends a street race one night with her roommate Jodi she meets Barrett and is amazed at what he can accomplish. When Presley has to w [...]

    14. This book to most, will be a whole new experience, which I feel should be a path taken. I went down this path when I was young, and it enlightened me, and once this road has been taken, you will see life differently, and realize, life has many different views from many different perspectives, you just have to take the time to view them, and hopefully, be willing to do just that. This, is one of those books.Allow me to introduce you to Barrett. This is my kind of guy, he’s in the older kind of [...]

    15. Silent Song is an unforgettable tale of two vastly different people that will squeeze your heart then fill it with the incredibly beauty of friendship, family, love, and deep understanding. It is a book that is completely out of my normal genre, but I feel that it was a book that I needed to read and feel. It opened my eyes and heart to a language that is different from what I’m used to. It gave me a chance to put myself in someone else’s shoes for a while and be able to live their life in a [...]

    16. This is the first book I have read by Jaci Wheeler, it won’t be the last because this book and story captivated me, its taken me a while to write my review because I wanted to do this unique book justice, I needed to get my head around this beautiful love story. This author has not just given us a story she has taken us on a journey and it’s a journey that takes over your mind and steals a piece of heart along the way, it makes you understand just how loud our world is, how something’s we [...]

    17. A true five star read that is written as guinuine as it could possibly be. The storyline is strong, entertaining, sweet and powerful. The characters are beautifully written with two strong lead chracters and several strong and entertaining supporting characters. Presley is so sweet and selfless. She is a beautiful soul destined to walk quietly into Barret's life when he needs her, he just doesn't realize it at first. It is hard to write too much about the story without giving anything away so I [...]

    18. Wow! Silent Song was the first book that I’ve read by Jaci Wheeler and I was completely blown away. This book was completely unique to anything I’ve ever read before. I couldn’t put it down from the minute I started reading it. Barrett and Presley’s story is truly beautiful and will have you experiencing a complete range of emotions from happiness and laughter to crying tears of sadness. Barrett is deaf and has truly embraced his disability. He’s had to take on a full gamut of responsi [...]

    19. WOW! It’s the only word I can use to describe this book. It’s been a while since I have had a book that made me cry ( since reading the book sing me to sleep) like a baby. This book made me cry and then happy and then cry again. What a rollercoaster, I’m just so in love with this. I was just so invested, I only had a slight issue and that was with the signing t was a bit backwards and a little hard to understand but I’m pretty sure that’s how signing goes when it’s directly translate [...]

    20. Silent Song for the WIN!I've read Jaci's work before, so i know how well she can pull you into her world. Well this book is different from her previous work. But, I'm truly, truly in awe of Silent Song. You can truly feel how deep & personal this story is. It truly opened my eyes to something that I had only experience as a child, but now as an adult can fully see & understand better just how real the struggle can be.Have Kleenex, get ready for a few "Hotdog" laughs & enjoy!

    21. Jack Wheeler, you write from the heart. Your writing style is amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the actual book. Silent Song Barrett and Presley lives are two totally different worlds. What happens when they meet MAGIC. Without giving a lot away, let’s just say never let someone tell you who to love. Racing and his brothers have always been his motivation. Barrett has a hard time asking for help but when he meets Presley all she wants is to care for him. She wants to show him affecti [...]

    22. I found this book refreshing as I never read anything like “Silent Song” by Jaci Wheeler. Jaci incorporates elements for the reader to understand the struggle with performing sign language and being able to communicate fully with people around you. I found this method of italicizing when Barret was using sign language very effective. This book was beautifully written as you don’t just watch the story unfold before your eyes but you feel as if you know the characters and you’re by their s [...]

    23. This is a beautiful story about overcoming tragedy and certain "barriers" to find love and acceptance.Barrett was such a great guy and definitely grew up in a tough situation yet he did the best under the circumstances to make sure he and Codi had enough food to eat and shelter over their heads while their dad was drunk. He loved the feel of racing cars but couldn't understand the radio chatter. He had goals but his life revolved around his brother. Presley was attracted to Barrett right from th [...]

    24. Barrett is deaf, and he struggles to compensate for his alcoholic father, particularly where his brother is concerned.Presley is chasing her dreams of becoming a music therapist. A brief encounter with Barrett makes a lasting impression on her.When tragedy strikes, throwing Barrett’s life into upheaval, Presley wants to do something to help, even though she barely knows him. Will the differences between them divide them instead?Wheeler’s latest is a bit different from her other books, but th [...]

    25. I love this book! I had to force myself to stop reading so I could adult and slow the pages from getting closer to the end. I am SO passionate about sign language and the deaf community, it's humbling to see an author really grasp the culture and portray such passion. Absolutely worth 5 stars.

    26. I have never read anything like this book before. It was extremely well-written and the MC’s are very original and authentic. The big moment in the end was amazing, brilliant and, again, original. Loved it!

    27. Silent Song by Jaci Wheeler is an incredible, heartfelt story that will totally take you inside the lives of the hearing impaired. It's more than a story's a journey where you learn about the experiences of the people with hearing loss and their families. Incredible, incredible book and a must-read for everyone!

    28. Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the ARCRight from the intro this book totally blew me away. Barrett is a deaf guy, working after school as a mechanic and drag racing to earn some extra money to support his little brother.Presley ran away from her Ivy League home to study music therapy miles away.The way they end up together is priceless. And so the journey begins. It's a moving story. I laughed a lot but also had to swallow my tears here and there. It's an easy read with a big message. [...]

    29. Presley comes from a rich family of doctors and has estranged herself to go to a state college and become a musical therapist. She spends her spare time at the hospital working with kids and hanging out with her theater roommate who lives a more adventurous life.Her friend begs her to see a drag race, so she goes along. Then the cops swarm the area. Everyone runs for their cars, but Presley notices one guy looking confused. She knows he is deaf and decides to warn him since she knows a bit of si [...]

    30. "This is a wonderfully written story about two people from two different worlds, one hearing, one deaf. Barrett has been deaf since a child, but love the vibrations of his 1969 Fairlane when he races. Presley loves music and wants to use it to help others. They meet by chance and she helps him when tragedy hits him and his Uncle. Can they over come their differences to see the Silent Song of love. I loved reading Barrett and Presley's story, and I feel you will as well."

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