The Gravity Inside Us

Poetry and Prose

Narrated by Chloë Frayne
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Pub Date 06 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 05 May 2021
Andrews McMeel Audio, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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From rising Australian poet Chloë Frayne comes her newest poetry collection, The Gravity Inside Us.
Gathering inspiration from a life of travel, hope, long-distance relationships, healing, and adventure, Frayne invites readers into her world. The Gravity Inside Us is an ode to whatever it is we carry that pulls us in and out of place, and speaks so insistently of fate. Through writing about her own experiences, this book is a reach into that space.
From rising Australian poet Chloë Frayne comes her newest poetry collection, The Gravity Inside Us.
Gathering inspiration from a life of travel, hope, long-distance relationships, healing, and...

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EDITION Other Format, Unabridged
ISBN 9781524867973
PRICE CA$11.99 (CAD)
DURATION 1 Hours, 13 Minutes, 1 Seconds

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The poems that were in this collection were absolutely amazing. The way the author kept the theme of gravity throughout the full work was wonderful. I was not a fan of the narration however the poems made up for that. I would absolutely recommend this collection.

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This was such a touching collection of poetry. I felt an immediate connection with the words, and the narration was lovely. It felt like Chloe Frayne was speaking directly to my soul -- her heartbreak was my heartbreak, her love was my love. Each piece was connected, flowing perfectly and how pretty is that cover?! It was well paced, soothing, and enjoyable to listen to. Frayne's voice lulled me. Highly recommend.

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This poetry audiobook is beautiful. Poems are relatively short and sometimes a bit repetitive, but that didn't bother me much. If I compare this narration to other poetry audiobooks. Narration is quite fast, and you couldn't always determine where one poem ended and the next started. I liked the poems, and I must say that the author's narration made it even better for me. I have a feeling that my rating is slightly better because of this. Piano music in the background is, in my opinion, a nice addition to these poems. Thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to listen to this! All opinions are my own.

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I received an audio book version of this book to listen to and review via netgalley and the publishers. The gravity inside us is a beautiful collection of poems that reflect on love, lost love, heartbreak, sorry, moving on, finding yourself and much more. I found the physical copy of this book fantastic at the beginning and end but a little stagnant in the middle, however upon listening to it I liked the middle section of poems much more relatable and likeable. Which goes to show that poetry should be read aloud!

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The Gravity Inside Us written and narrated by Chloe Frayne is a very beautiful poem. The poetry is amazing and wonderfully narrated. The pace and volume of the narration is perfect. I fell in love with Chloe Frayne’s poetry. Wonderfully written and beautifully narrated. Thank you to Andrews McMeel Audio & Publishing and Netgalley for giving me an opportunity to listen to this amazing audiobook. #TheGravityInsideUs #Netgalley

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I want to thank the author for giving me an ARC of this book via Netgalley. This is a poetry book, which I enjoyed a lot, and I finished it in 1 night, proud to say I liked it, it has been a really long time since I have read poetry, not only that, it’s been a long time since I have read a book, especially because I was busy, I think the voice in my head was making me fall asleep because I was so tired when I read/listened to it. Note: I first listened to this as an audiobook, where I guess the same author was narrating it, I fell in love with her voice and her accent, the instruments in the background and everything she was telling me. “All I know is that if you offer me your hand I would take it” “I promise this, I will never leave you with my head full of questions and no one to answer them” “I just want to be for you something more than a chance you didn't take” “People ask me when am I going to date again, and I answer when your smile is not my favorite sound in the world” Those are some of my favorite phrases in this book, they just stayed on my soul, It felt like nothing I have ever felt before reading a book, I thought about someone I fell in love with, and this made me feel like my heart was getting only the happy moments of it, I felt Nostalgic, so I’m giving this some 4,5 stars rating. I would love to listen to her voice all over again and make me not to fall asleep with the love I emanate with your sound. This is my own opinion based on my own experience, and I bet everyone has something different to say about this.

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Hacía tiempo que no disfrutaba tanto de un libro de poesía. El audiolibro está narrado por la autora de una forma tan relajante y amena. Habla de amores pasados y presentes y de cómo las personas llegan a cambiarte a lo largo de tu vida.

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I really enjoyed the nautical theme of this one. I was quite surprised I related to so many of these poems and a few moved me to tears. I highly recommend if you are into poetry.

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Chloe Frayne is an LGBT writer from Australia. She published LETTERS, AND WHY THEY'RE ALL FOR YOU in 2016 and INTO OBLIVION in 2018. THE GRAVITY INSIDE US was published on April 6, 2021. "They ask me why I didn't kiss you goodbye. I told them I would not have known how to leave." Diving into THE GRAVITY INSIDE US feels like being swept up by an ocean wave. Her pacing also resembles the current with its consistent rise and falls of emotions. She brings us into her world through truly unique imagery. This collection is about knowing the vulnerability of hope and opening your heart regardless. It's ambitious, hopeful, and joyful. The audiobook's backtrack also adds a cinematic quality and follows the intensity of the poems. "My heart splits somewhere down the middle and an ocean floods in. I go around it. The moon shifts the water inside me and I wrap fiercely around something untamed, somehow find space for the changing tides, the rise and fall, the unapologetic crash for the infinite sea." Frayne is a poet, through and through. This collection discusses romantic love, familial love, heartbreak, healing, and mental health. She invites her readers to fall in love with the people in her life. I highly recommend THE GRAVITY INSIDE US. This post was possible thanks to an audiobook provided for free by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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This collection is intimate and so, so beautiful. I especially recommend the audio; the author narrates and this collection is even more beautiful when read by the author.

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The Gravity Inside Us is unashamedly about being a woman who loves women. Dealing with homophobia, judgement, dating someone closeted. It's about breaking up, but also there is so much hope here. The author tends to be a bit repetitive but ultimately I think she's talking about gravity in a really beautiful way. Sometimes we are pulled to people, it just IS. There's an instrumental track playing behind the author's narration that only occasionally distracts; it was really pretty and felt super atmospheric. Her poems became a bit more lyrical. As the author, Chloe Frayne was the ideal narrator, and she has a lovely voice. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to spend some time with love and hope. I received a copy of this audiobook for free from NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Audio in exchange for an honest, voluntary review.

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