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Carrie Soto Is Back

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Mary Carillo,Patrick McEnroe,Brendan Wayne,Max Meyers,Julia Whelan,Sara Arrington,Stacy Gonzalez,Rob Simmelkjaer,Reynaldo Piniella,Vidish Athavale,Tom Bromhead,Heath Miller
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Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular.

By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed 20 Slam titles. And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan.

At 37 years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the 'Battle-Axe' anyway. Even if her body doesn't move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback.

©2022 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Thoroughly Enjoyed

Throughly enjoyed this. Beautiful writing, I’m loving this ear of TJR. I’m not really a fan of tennis, I’ll occasionally watch a match, but I really got into the strategy talks and the discussions of the games. The use of different narrators for the ‘sports news’ was a compelling addition . The main narrators English accent is a little cringe but the rest of the narration is well performed and enjoyable .
I was really rooting for Carrie and her Dad throughout, there were a couple of things I wanted a little more of, but overall I really loved it and it will probably be going into my top 10!

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Dodgy accents

The narrator’s British accent was bad to the point of being offensive.

I always enjoy the author’s novels, but this wasn’t my favourite.

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phenomenal

Absolutely phenomenal, gut wrenching, brilliant. I’m still shaking and crying. Carrie Sotto will stay with me forever.

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great narration!

i loved the whole thing til the end...didn't love the ending. the best narration though

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Good story well read but !

Good story if you like tennis (I do) but way way to long mostly because it’s so repetitive

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Fab!

One of my favourite Taylor Jenkins Reid books!!
I really recommend this book if you enjoy others by this author!

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Great story really well read

Another great book from TJR made better by excellent narration. Amazing how much better an audio book is when the voice fits the protagonist.

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Loved this book

Another great listen. Loved the relationship between Carrie & her father. Great performances but not so sure about the English accents

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A disappointing listen for me

I really looked forward to this as I adored Daisy Jones and the Six and also Evelyn Hugo. But I just could not get into this and my mind would drift constantly whilst listening. Maybe I just need to come back to it at a later date with the actual book, as its the narrator that can make or break a book. But for now, it was a DNF for me.

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Should have believed the reviews

This is literally ALL about Tennis, no other story so if you don't like Tennis chat then swerve this!! Also why employ male actors to do the commentary but not an English actor to do the English people. The accent was so cringe!! Not TJR best, not like her others.

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Carrie Soto is Back

Another riveting story. Unpredictable and exciting.
Kept me hooked right to the end. Love this author.