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  • Schuss

  • By: E.J. Noyes
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Schuss

By: E.J. Noyes
Narrated by: Abby Craden
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Summary

Stacey Evans wants only one thing: to be the best alpine ski racer she can be. Everything else—like her sweet and ultra-supportive best friend and hot-but-vapid girlfriend—is just a bonus. Fresh from a medal at her first Olympics, Stacey knows she can only get better and is firmly focused on the future, and totally not thinking about how she’s kind of a little in love with that sweet, ultra-supportive best friend....

Gemma Archer has had a crush on Stacey from the moment she first saw her, but being her best friend is so amazing that she’s almost managed to push that crush aside. Almost. But even if Gemma finds the courage to tell Stacey how she really feels, there’s a mountain of obstacles to overcome—like the fact Gemma’s stepmom is Stacey’s coach (awkward) and Gemma will be going away to college in a few months. And most importantly...what if admitting how she feels ruins the best friendship she’s ever had?

Schuss brings back two beloved side characters from E. J. Noyes’ best-selling, award-winning novel Gold.

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Great sequel

The perfect sequel to an amazing book. And the narrator is awesome as always.

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Such a wonderful tale.

A story of first love and the roads it took to get there. Listening to this made me miss my youth so very much.

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not the author 's best work

compared to other books by the same author " ask, tell" and "turbulence" I found the book dull and quite dark material in places. It lacked sparkle and interest. Felt like the author had run out of things to write about and that it had been padded out to fill the space. Disappointing read with a really weak ending to the story.

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A beautiful & sweet sequal to Gold!

I really enjoyed this book. It was a brilliant sequal to Gold and I adored following Gemma & Stacey's journey as they entered adulthood. If you're looking for a super sweet story, full of skiing and love, then this is for you.

This is E.J's first 'new adult' book (I think), but it didn't feel juvenile at all. It felt like a perfect continuation for two fantastic supporting characters, as their story stepped into the spotlight. It was a truly lovely story, full of well rounded characters that feel like real people. You can feel the love and care they have for each other dripping from every page.

I love Abby Craden, but I was disappointed slightly with the narration for this book. This may be because I listened to Gold before listening to this story, but I noticed big changes in the way Abby portrayed Aspen & Kate. In this book, Aspen's voice sounded like Kate's (in Gold) and Kate's voice sounded like the family friends (in Gold). It was jarring and sometimes I got confused as to who was talking.

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loved it

the sequel to the book 'Gold'.

Great book and great narration from Abby Crayden as always.

would highly recommend

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I just love everything E.J.Noyes writes!!!

Sequel, please?!? I didn't think I'd love this storyline as much as I did, and as always, I want more.

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Amazing

brilliant. really hope there is another book with these two. Defiantly worth the read.

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Great follow on

I re-listened to Gold before listening to this book and it worked really smoothly. It allowed for a nice and subtle Aspen and Kate follow up while focusing on Stacey and Gemma. I highly recommend both books.

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  • 05-12-22

fantastic

what a treat to see these characters again loved the book as ever a truly winning combination between author and narrator ,great story and characters hopefully in the future we will revisit them to see how it all pan's out .

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Great story, but...

The young adult story was super cute, and I loved knowing about Gemma and Stacie from EJ Noyes 'Gold'. I pretty much loved it all, unfortunately I couldn't get used to Aspens voice. I listened to Gold just beforehand to get myself into the mood, and then Aspens voice in this book changed dramatically and sounded more like Kate, and Kate sounded like one of the friends Dani or Mel. So that wasn't great, and ruined it slightly for me.

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  • Tiffany Sorrell
  • 27-11-22

Good story

Not as good as Gold but few books are. still worth a “read”. E.J.Noyes hasn’t written a bad book yet and this won’t disappoint.

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  • TAM
  • 25-11-22

Very Disappointing

I was very disappointed with this book. It was most certainly suited for the YA reading audience who, by the way, probably wouldn’t even purchase it unless they had already read GOLD. The author should have possibly waited a few more years until Stacey and Gemma were older and the story could have been written for the more mature readers who had previously loved Gold.
The story moved slowly and became boring with so much inner dialogue as they both constantly expressed worry about ruining their relationship if they became more than friends.
Even the scene when they finally had intimacy was a little unreal, as they both decided yes we want to do this rather than making out and getting so aroused, etc.

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  • BFAV
  • 27-01-23

Just Ok

Oh the waiting and waiting and waiting.
I was pretty bored with first half of story.
The MC (seemed very juvenile). The last half when Stacy and Gem finally admit their love is still pretty boring.

I wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Kate
  • 19-01-23

Hit it out of the park

Just the right blend of angst and fun, with lots of skiing. Great listen. Thanks!!

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  • Azurelove
  • 12-01-23

Another hit

Once again, EJ Noyes has delivered a winner. This one, in the YA field, displays the author's wonderful way of being her protags in the best way possible. They sounded their age. They acted their age. The storyline and conflicts were in line with the characters. She has always excelled at storytelling and characterization but now you can add YA to her repertoire.

And Abby Craden? What else can I say? She delivers exactly the level of excellence one would expect.

Buy this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-23

E.J. Noyes does it again

If you loved Gold you will not be disappointed with Schuss. It reunites you with Stacy and Gemma, of course Aspen and Cate are along for the fun. Great low angst HEA.

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  • 05-01-23

Sweet Slice of Life

It was very slice of life, and very sweet. There was a lot of emotion with out angst overkill and you get see two characters grow as people, which is satisfying. Abby Crayden did great as always.

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  • Sab
  • 26-12-22

Loved the book

When Abby Craden narrates a book you can be sure it is a good book. And it was.

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  • Rola
  • 22-12-22

Nice read

It’s a good read for a passing time kind of book. However this is definitely not the best of E. J. Noyes usual books. I love Abby Craden, but not sure why she swapped Aspen and Cate’s voices from the first book, maybe not to clash with Stacy’s voice since there were conversations with Aspen, but not sure it was necessary. It’s still a nice read!

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  • stacy jardine
  • 16-12-22

Loved this "sequal" yet stand alone book!

fell in love with Gold over this past year so getting to hear and feel the younger characters of Gold was a joy! EJNoyes has such a great writing style and rhythm to her books and Abby Craden just brings them to life. looking forward to thier next creation.