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Safe in His Arms Audiobook

Safe in His Arms

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Publisher's Summary

In the late-night quiet of the caravan park shower room, Lon Taylor washes away the filth of the Western Australian mines. He's not looking for anyone, but when Casey offers, Lon doesn't turn him down.

Welcoming the young man in his big, hairy arms, Lon provides a safety to Casey that he has never known, and Casey wants to stay forever. Still reeling from the breakup of his family years ago, Lon's not sure he's ready for the responsibility of the comfort and security Casey craves.

Perhaps Lon can risk opening his heart again and hoping for a brighter future. Casey has some pretty big skeletons in his past to deal with. Lon wonders what Casey will do when he finds out how badly Lon failed at protecting the ones he loved eight years ago.

©2014 Renae Kaye (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

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    Avid Reader 26/06/2015
    Avid Reader 26/06/2015
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    "A lovely story, but not the right narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good story, set in Australia, and if you can overlook / ignore the fact that the narrator isn't Australian and doesn't sound Australian at all, then yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm pretty sure there are good Australian voice actors/narrators out there, so why use an American? Randy Fuller is generally a good narrator, but it annoys me when dialogues between two (or more) characters from Australia don't sound remotely Australian. (An American saying "arse", "mate",etc. just sounds weird, imo)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 26/06/2015
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    "A lovely story, but not the right narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good story, set in Australia, and if you can overlook / ignore the fact that the narrator isn't Australian and doesn't sound Australian at all, then yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm pretty sure there are good Australian voice actors/narrators out there, so why use an American? Randy Fuller is generally a good narrator, but it annoys me when dialogues between two (or more) characters from Australia don't sound remotely Australian. (An American saying "arse", "mate",etc. just sounds weird, imo)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DAVID 22/02/2017
    DAVID 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this audiobook but didn't like the narration"

    I was taken on ride filled with sex, thrills, mystery, despair, redemption & love. However the narrator should've been australian so he can do all the voices in a proper australian accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Ireland 30/11/2016
    Kindle Customer Ireland 30/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a pity the narrator isn't Australian. "

    He's perfectly fine in himself, but it makes the Aussie dialogue very clunky to hear someone being called 'mate'or 'love'in a US accent. Otherwise a sweet story but with some very dark character backstories, there could be triggers for survivors of sexual assault.

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  • Josie J.
    19/08/16
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    "Nice Story. Dodgy Narration."

    While the narrator, Randy Fuller does voices well, I had to give this performance 2.5 stars because of his random and poor attempts at an Australian accent. While it wasn't often enough to make listening a chore, it was a bit distracting.

    The story itself is straightforward and sweet. Although the MCs have horrible pasts that could have introduced A LOT of reasonable angst into their personalities, both men are pretty upbeat and trying to live simple, happy lives without their demons dictating their future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jasmine Robinson
    18/01/16
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    "Not my favorite from this author"
    What did you like best about Safe in His Arms? What did you like least?

    I loved the main side characters Devon, Ash, and Paul. I didn't particularly like the huge age difference (its just not my preference).


    If you’ve listened to books by Renae Kaye before, how does this one compare?

    Renae Kaye is one of my favorite authors of this genre. The Blinding Light by her is one of my all time favorite romance novels. Both Shawn's Law and Loving Jay are amazing as well. I would recommend those three before this one.


    Did Randy Fuller do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not really, they all sounded about the same to me, or at least they all blurred together. I wasn't a fan of the narrator's voice in general, but I do think his voice was a good fit for the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Belen
    United States
    20/09/15
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    "ENTERTAINING!"
    What about Randy Fuller’s performance did you like?

    The audio book is wonderfully narrated by Randy Fuller and, while he does an excellent job, please note that he's very American sounding accent-wise.


    Any additional comments?

    *sighs* I just don't understand why they can't get a good Aussie narrator.

    I'll admit the cover totally pulled me in. Because, I mean, look at it! That cover model is absolutely mouth watering. So I probably would have bought it regardless of author or storyline, but then it turned out to be the same author of The Shearing Gun, which I LOVED, so this was a no brainer for me.

    Bottom line: Renae Kaye writes another entertaining, quick, low angst (especially considering some of the storyline) page turner.

    This is the love story of Lon and Casey, who both have absolutely horrific pasts (and make no mistake, there's a lot of damage for both Lon and Casey), but have managed to overcome what's happened to them and are now determined to be happy together. It's quite uplifting at times.

    I liked both of the characters, was definitely rooting for them the whole time, and I really loved the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    29/06/15
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    "So-so writing, dreadful narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration was appalling, Why have American narrators for non-American books? The writing had potential, but was in serious need of an editor to wrestle a good book from it. The bones of the story were good, and I only listened to the end to see how it ended. I would have been just as happy with a story outline to be honest.

    The author persisted in shouting the inner emotions and motivations of the characters at us instead of showing them to us. It makes for a cringing experience. The characters' dialogue was often used to impart this information, instead of what should be inferred by the readers. This means that the book, which is full of male characters, is unconvincing because men, particularly the sort of men that are in this book, do not voice their every thought and emotion. It also makes the book so much more predictable. A good editor could have fixed that.

    Another particularly jarring thing is the way that one of the MCs, a supposedly rough miner who can't confess his love, constantly calls his boyfriend 'love'. I have you never heard an Australian man use this as a pet name for his male lover, much less a guarded, butch, taciturn miner. This character also vocalises a lot of things that an Aussie man, no matter how effeminate, would never say regarding his care for the boyfriend during sex. He would do it, not say it. This is all the more bizarre because one of the main themes in the book is his unexplained refusal to f#$% him. He goes into detail explaining and vocalising every other thought, but for some reason not the main issue.

    There are other strange oddities in the text. Casey is supposed to be from Sydney having recently arrived in Perth. Yet he seems to have a thorough knowledge of the geography of Western Australian, including obscure outback towns. I also suspect that, although the author clearly knows Perth well, is British. Some of the idiom is incorrect and sounds more English than Aussie. For example, young Australians don't use the word "shan't". These small details are a bit jarring and take you out of the story. The fact that I noticed all of these things is an indication that the writing was not sufficiently gripping.


    Would you recommend Safe in His Arms to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Because it reads like an early draft of is an unfinished story waiting for the editor to take a pencil to it, and the narration is completely inappropriate.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Randy Fuller?

    Possibly the worst narration I have heard. It's hard to think of a less appropriate narrator. First of all, the thick American accent is off-putting for a very Australian story. The mispronunciation of place names, including major cities, is terrible, but the awkwardness of common Australian words and phrases like mate are really distracting. It takes you out of the story completely.

    Secondly, he sounds far too old for the characters. There is little distinction between the voices of different characters - there were only two voice really. A universal camp twink and a universal butch daddy. Neither seemed to match the description of most characters.

    Who would I cast? Any Australian with a younger sounding voice would be a vast improvement, regardless of acting ability. Even a woman's voice would have been less distracting.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Cringing mostly. Frustration at the writing and the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible should put a ban on any non-American books being narrated by Americans. This seems to be a constant problem in the MM genre. The British Sue Brown books being butchered by Max Lehnen is a good example. I don't understand why you would go the expense of producing an audio book and ignore this most basic element of the narration.

    It's a shame that the publishing industry is so stripped bare that genre novels are published without any editing. This book had potential, but was served half-cooked.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • K
    25/06/15
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    "Great story, meh narration."

    Couldn't get into this narrator's style, every character sounded like an old man to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • denise
    18/04/17
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    "sweet"

    l really this story of two men help eavh other and working threw there problem

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    01/03/17
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    "A bit startling and raw but..."

    Writing is excellent, as i said a bit raw, but Lon and Casey resonate - another couple in unusual circumstances - that seems to work to find their way out...and one of Kaye's better books. I like as well as the Blinding Light and the Shearing Gun - and so I'm buying the next in the series - I'm not quite to the end - so I'm hoping it's not abrupt - but she has me unable to put this down - so I'm assuming she does right by these two! Randy Fuller does a good job narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda McCoy
    04/02/17
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    "Not impressed with the narration"

    I was disappointed that the narration wasn't in Australian. I liked the story but the narrator wasn't my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    07/12/15
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    "Sweet romance"

    4.5 Stars

    There is a lot of emotions in this book. It starts off quite hot, but then we get to learn more about each characters and really get to see what makes them tick. I will say my favorite thing about this book was how the characters supported each other through the various situations that they go through as a couple, and past issues.

    There was some humor and really witty parts that made me laugh and connect with the characters.

    I didn't care for the abrupt introduction of one of the characters and how big of a part she played in certain things, but other than that I liked the messy, stressful, complicated relationship that was built between the men even with the large age gap between them.

    Since this was my first book by this author, I'll have to say that I am totally on board with reading more from her.

    I will note that the audiobook was quite airy sounding at times and I felt like that really took away from the story at times as it was distracting, but the narrator himself, did an excellent job.

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Pig
    Texas
    01/10/15
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    "Cheezy! wait...woa!...ok...ugh..really?"
    Any additional comments?

    wait...hhhmmm...woa! ugh..cheezy...I'm getting my money back..oh goodness..wow!

    I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I'm glad I got it...as much as at times it was cheezy as the day is long and I thought about returning it, it would suddently reach depths and expose the story of these characters that took me by surprise with the story unfolding and catching me when I least expected it. Get it? You can always return it...thank you Audible!...I didn't...return it that is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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