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From S. E. Smith, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, comes this emotionally charged coming-of-age story filled with action, adventure, and suspense for listeners of all ages.

An act of defiance will either kill her or change her life forever.

Sixteen-year-old Makayla Summerlin enjoyed one thing in her crazy, messed-up existence: hanging with her friends at school. But her life is uprooted when she suddenly finds herself forced to live with a grandfather she barely remembers. One act of defiance will change her life forever. Having trouble adjusting to her new home, she sets sail in her grandfather's old sailboat. On a journey that will challenge everything she has ever believed about herself, Makayla must overcome her fears if she, and a surprising stowaway, are to survive.

©2015 S. E. Smith (P)2015 S. E. Smith

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  • Generale
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  • Sharon Demond
  • 29/12/2015

Young Adventure Story

If you could sum up Voyage of the Defiance in three words, what would they be?

Strong, dedicated & brave.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact I could visualize this young gal and guy doing what they did.

Have you listened to any of Suzanne Elise Freeman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this I believe was a first.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh there were times I cried, ah okay there was many times I cried. But I laughed also.

Any additional comments?

I usually like more adult themed books, but this was a very nice change for me. SE Smith did a great job.

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  • Generale
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  • Bean McGrath
  • 04/09/2020

Reaching across racial and gender boundaries to show the things that separate us are only skin deep

This not your typical boy meets girl! It’s something much more powerful and poignant than romantic love and a story of this day and age. It reaches across the racial and gender boundaries to show us that the things that we think separate us are merely skin deep. Having sailed in Florida during storms I can attest to its authenticity... it’s a great coming of age story and one that this reader gained something from even after being on the planet more than half a century.

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  • Sherry S
  • 16/07/2020

Discovering yourself

I listened to this a few years ago and just re-listened to it. This time I'm posting a review. S.E.Smith is one of my favorite authors, but this was my first YA audio book I purchased and I did it because liked the way Mrs. Smith wrote. This may be a YA book, but it is well written that all ages will enjoy. Its not about romance but relationships, self discovery, life, and choices. How Makayla ended up choosing to discover who she really is.

Makayla is 16 or 17 in this book and a junior/senor in H.S. in Tampa Fl, Her mother is admitted into the Hospital due to drug addition to prescription pills. Because of this she moves in with her Grandfather 3 hours away. She calls him old man or Henry. While living there she learns about sailing, starting school as a senor there and is bullied. In an act of defiance she takes the sail boat to return to Tampa.

Tyrone is also a senor at the same school however he lives with his grandmother, in the poorer area and has to deal with drive by shooting, gangs, and the fear of dying young due to the violence of the neighborhood. After a shooting that almost kills him and his grandmother he attempts to return a book Makayla had dropped at school when she was jumped. The results of an evening at the hospital causing a lack of sleep and wanting to stop Makayla from running away he becomes a stowaway when he falls asleep onboard.

These two were strangers that life collided and became friends. They learned from each other and changed their minds about some things. They learned who there were through life and death experiences. Was this action packed not stop that you couldn't put the book down? No, but I don't think it was meant to be. However, the story did run smoothly without and hiccups or dragged though. It was slow at the beginning but even then, Mrs. Smith didn't drag the story. She gave transitional time changes from the end of the school year through summer and the begging of the new school year to the beginning of the voyage and the end of the voyage, Thus the end of the story.

This was the first time I had heard the narrator. Her voice was pleasant, smooth, and able to capture the heart of the story and characters. There wasn't any exterior noises or sound like someone is in an empty room. The editing was well done and you could enjoy the story without any distractions that would pull you from it making you annoyed. This is a narrator I will look for again.

This is not a book I personally would listen to multiple times a year or a favorite to play all the time, although as I said its been several years since I listened to it. I am currently listening to all my audio books again and it was nice a find in my titles. As this is a series, I will definitely be listening to the next book in the series because I liked Makayla, Tyrone, and Henry. As to whether its worth a credit I think it may be, but if you can get it on sale it is a definite.

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  • Generale
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  • Thomas J Finkle
  • 01/05/2021

It was great and well read!!!

Great and it is a good life’s story. Very well read. Great great great great

  • Generale
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 13/04/2021

Wow!

I Love this book! The story and growth of the characters is just amazing! It’s a book that you can’t sit down.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 04/03/2021

loved

this book was amazing and I will most definitely be relistening to it in the future for I have downloaded it. that's how much I enjoyed listening to it.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Dr Rick
  • 02/03/2021

Great story, confusing account

As other reviews note, a wonderful story. I was confused many times about when and where and what they were doing. How could she see the Big Dipper in early fall? She sees Orion’s Belt after sunset so now it’s at least late November, aren’t they cold?
PARTIAL SPOILER FOLLOWING: There’s a low pressure system to the south and the wind is from the south? They’re holding a tight reach and no one is at the helm or adjusting the sails and they don’t have to lean windward? What kind of yacht is she on? Why are they only sailing 5 knots? She has trouble navigating when she’s just following coastline? She goes hours or even days without checking the weather via radio or cellphone app?!!!? (OMG). She has to stay many miles out to not run aground? Has she never heard the expression “Any harbor in a storm.”? When does she raise and lower the keel? The author was more likely to describe the position of someone’s eyebrow than what was going on in the boat. The book should have been edited by someone who has sailed.
Some dialogue passages were painfully contrived and the narrator can’t do male voices. There. I’m out of complaints.

A great story but apparently rushed to publication without editing. Really enjoyed it when I stopped trying to imagine the actual sailing experience. Recommend to anyone who wants drama and not action.

  • Generale
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  • Beach Lover
  • 12/02/2021

Meh...it was free

Nothing I would necessarily recommend, but not bad for a free listen while I did house work. I kept hoping for more development in the story, but it just didn't happen.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • M.E.M
  • 29/01/2021

this a powerful story

This is a great story for teens. This tell us how you can be so different but sharing the same problem of life.

  • Generale
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  • Chuck
  • 14/01/2021

Deja vu was very annoying.

Found the story a bit frustrating and annoying, but when I got to chapter 15 it repeated the creative writing description from the first part of the book. Thought maybe I had somehow bumped things and somehow flashed back. VERY ANNOYING !