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Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.

Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now, that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.

Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.

Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.

Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.

An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Listening to the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Amazing

How do I write a review this far into the series without giving away spoilers? This is the penultimate book in the series I think and things are getting plotty and detailed. This one follows on almost immediately after book 5. There's a great blend of different myths and legends that the author uses in their epic story. The relationship between Patrick and Jono has developed over the 6 books and feels solid and secure no matter what is thrown at them.
I'm looking forward to doing a complete series listen through just before the final book releases.

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Absolutely amazing!!!

What a heart stopping rollercoaster of a ride!
Patrick and Jono are once again navigating the insanity that their lives have devolved into.
An absolutely thrilling page turner.
Gary Furlong has of course once again done a brilliant job continuing narrating this amazing series.

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She did it again!

With every book in this series, I think, "It can't get any better than this." But it does! More struggles, more surprises, more twists, more friends, more enemies. more gods, more packs, more successes, more failures...more of everything that makes this series so addictive. I won't say anything about the story itself, because you'll want to listen for yourself, and spoilers suck, but there is plenty of action, angst, friendship, passion, danger, and...demons to keep you enthralled. I am so eager for the conclusion of the series (only one more book!) because I want to see how everything works out in the end, but I will hate to say goodbye to Patrick and Jono. Regardless, it is going to be a long, hard wait

The narration by Gary Furlong is fantastic. He captures the snark and sarcasm of Patrick (and others) perfectly. The pacing and delivery is spot-on, too.

I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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Jono and Patrick in trouble

Hailey Turner’s Soulbound books are complicated. I definitely recommend reading them in order, if at all possible. Could you step in at any point? Sure. Would you get the Loki jokes? Maybe not. Have to say, I laugh every time he appears. And Wade. Can’t forget the perpetually famished fire dragon.

Patrick Collins works as a mage and agent for the SOA. What he neglects to mention to his bosses is that he’s got a soulbond to the werecreature Jonothon de Vere. Slowly, through no fault of their own, they’ve been accumulating a pack. That brings them in conflict with other established packs in New York City. This all comes to a head in this book. Jono and Patrick have to fight to save their pack. But the battle is all-out and epic.

I enjoyed the book, but I won’t go into many details. Best left to the listener. I am desperate for Hannah’s outcome, though, so I’ll definitely keep listening. And speaking of listening, Gary Furlong is the narrator for all these books and he’s just amazing. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Brilliant addition

Brilliant series and Hailey Turner just keeps adding super twist to the story. Jono and Partick are in for another great adventure that will lead them to claiming what should be theirs. Gary Furlong make the extra wait bearable with the fantastic narration that adds so much more to the already brilliant story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Fantastic penultimate book of this superb series

This series is an instant must read as soon as the latest edition is released and An Echo in the Sorrow does not disappoint in any way! From the plot (in this book and overall series arc), the characters, the action and drama that constantly keeps you on your toes, you're grabbed from page one right through to the end. This is a book/series that has to be read in order due to the ongoing series story arc.
There is a lot going on that has Patrick and Jono have to contend with -the Dominion Sect, the rival god pack, Patrick getting arrested for murder, hunters, demons, Gods constantly coming through the veil, as well as Sage and Marek's wedding that is coming up and the appearance of Ashanti at the end of the previous book. It's fast paced but Hailey's writing does not miss a thing, drawing on the smallest detail
Lines blur between Patrick's pack and his work, impacting what protections he can offer whilst at the same time a civil war spills out onto the street between his and Jono's pack and their rival pack, Estelle and Youseff. Those two will go to any lengths to keep their grip on the city which leads to disastrous results for those involved.
I cannot commend Hailey Turner enough. The world that she has created is vast and includes so many characters, packs, and gods. If not read close together, I think it takes a moment to recall who everyone is but it doesn't take long to dive headfirst into a fantasy world full of drama, action, fear, excitement and what seems a never ending journey for Patrick to pay his soul debt. I know this will be coming in the next and final book of the series. I agree wholeheartedly with another reviewer that it will be bittersweet as we come to the end of Patrick and Jono's journey but every single moment with the characters is worth it. Soulbound is one of my favourites to read and listen to and I cannot recommend it enough.
Gary Furlong's narration has been on point the whole way through this series and he has never failed to give his best performance, providing everything possible to Patrick and Jono's story. He's cemented himself as one of the top narrators, especially in this genre.

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  • AL
  • 18-04-21

Epic series!

Story: I love this series! The story and characters just won't let go once you meet them and there is no way not to follow! Every new book is a revelation!
Narration: Great job! The performance was absolutely top notch!

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Fantastic!

Okay, so this is book 6 in the Soulbound series, and while Hailey Turner is really good at weaving some of the past events into the book, I wouldn't suggest reading it as a standalone. The series is amazing, so I really encourage you to give it a try.

I love that Jono is always there for Patrick, they both certainly need the support after some of the events that happen in this installment. They're just so perfect for each other, and I love them together, even when one or both of them are being difficult. LOL

I adored Wade and how he's coming into his own with each new book, and of course, I love Sage, too.

This book was filled with twists and turns, some of which made me really anxious. There were a few things happening that I've been waiting for since book 1, and setting things up for the last installment, which I can't wait to read. But overall, and in an attempt of not being spoilery, just know that this book has action, violence, friendship, love, and kicka** characters that are hopefully going to come out on top against Ethan and his allies.

Gary Furlong was amazing as always. I've been saying this since book 1, but I adore his Jono. The narration was pretty much flawless and he just brings every character, good or bad, to life for me.

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Simply brilliant

This book is the sixth (and penultimate) in the Soulbound series, starts with Sage trying to wrangle the pack mates into preparations for her and Marek's wedding. As usual, though, the gods and the pack's enemies are not content to let them just get on with things. It continues directly after the action in On the wings of War, with the action and pace being just as relentless.
This book is brilliantly done, Gary Furlong does an amazing job throughout. Another hit.

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Reaping what's been sown

This series just gets better and better, but sorrow is definitely an operative word for this volume. Lies and deceptions have come home to roost and Patrick and Jono must deal with their consequences at just the time where they need be unified and as strong as possible. The next and final book promises to be a real page turner and heart ripper if the plot threads in this one are any indication. I cannot wait! Gary Furlong gives an amazing performance here. All the emotions you hear are spot on.

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  • Judy F
  • 04-04-21

A Great Buildup

In this next to the last book, events are barreling toward the final confrontation between Patrick and his father. But first, the problem with Estelle, her wolf pack, and the demons they've allied with, must be dealt with. Is Patrick's lover, Jono, up to this? Of course! And Wade steps up as well. Wade is a favorite---and his moments of comic relief are a nice dash to add to this hearty meal of an adventure. As always, the narration is superb. Gary Furlong does a terrific job with accents, and with the voices of various gods and werewolves.

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 17-04-21

I’m Not Ready!

The biggest difference between reading the ebook version and listening to this audiobook is that everything is magnified almost ten-fold. That’s in big thanks to Gary Furlong’s excellent narration.

Because this is the second to the last book of this magnificent series, several things are happening, all of which are keeping me on the edge of my seat.

I’d definitely recommend this entire series to those who love urban fantasy with mythology of different pantheons and one hungry dragon. Seriously, it’s an excellent series, it’ll suck you right in.

I can’t wait for the bittersweet conclusion book of this series.

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  • Christina Azariadou
  • 20-04-21

A step before the conclusion

And here we are reaching the end of this incredible series soon. In this book Hailey ties all the secondary loose ends she has, so she can pour her everything into the last book, and it is glorious. Jono is an unflappable rock beside Patrick when secrets are revealed and Patrick proves that he will always come back to Jono.

Gary's narration is incredible once more not only with a multitude of voices and nuances but truly performing the feelings and actions of the characters, so much so that Wade's sorrow and pain had me crying.

DO NOT MISS OUT!!!

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  • JoshEsquire
  • 19-04-21

Mystery, God Packs, and Snacks

In a weird twisted way, it sometimes irritates me when something is too perfect...it's not relatable. This was NOT the case with the perfection found in An Echo In the Sorrow. Hailey Turner killed. Edge-of-your-seat thrills and a mystery challenge the family (or pack) that we have all grown to love. As with the other books, I keep vacillating between Patrick, Jono, and Wade as my favorite characters. Also...god I f***ing hate Estelle. I know karma's a b*** and she deserves everything she gets, but I just wanted to reach into my headphones and help in the karmic justice.
As always, Gary Furlong...exquisite. Dude, you just keep killing it. I thought about buying the paper books but I can't not hear Gary Furlong narrate Patrick, Jono, and Wade. Love it!

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  • Dilyana
  • 18-04-21

Great narration worthy of Hailey's amazing work

I can't believe I haven't reviewed any Hailey Turner books yet. Read them - yes; recommended them - yes, reviewed - no... But that's about to change.

An Echo in the Sorrow is the sixth book in Hailey's Urban Fantasy series Soulbound. All of the novels are connected and should be read in order. Knowing this, I was hesitant at first as I'm notorious for not finishing series and then feeling bad about it, but a sneak peek from the first book - A Ferry of Bones & Gold, and I was hooked.

So I read, and read, and the more I did, the more I wanted to continue reading. An Echo in the Sorrow is the first Soulbound book I actually listen to and the experience is just as intoxicating.

The familiar characters are there just as fleshed out as before, we have action, we have romance, we have magic... And not just the one the characters wield. Hailey's writing style will surely put a spell on you.

With so many books, there are naturally some repetitions, a few déjà vu moments where you think "Hasn't she written this in the exact same way before?", but those do not lessen the pleasure you get from the story. In fact, some of these repetitions help jolt your memory on events from the previous books.

As for the narration...

The reason why I usually read not listen to books is that most of the time the voice of the narrator doesn't match with the voices of the characters as I've imagined them in my head and because some narrators can't seem to grasp the tone of what they are reading. A bad narration can spoil an otherwise good book.

But Gary Furlong... Guys, I'm in love!

His narration is one of the best I've heard. He does plenty of voices, some with accents; I can tell which of the main/recurring characters is speaking just by the voice alone. One chapter in and I was pausing to check what else this guy has worked on. I'm actually thinking of buying audiobooks by authors I haven't read anything from because of him.

So, so good, and worthy of Hailey's amazing creation!

I'd recommend not just An Echo in the Sorrow, but the whole Soulbound series to Urban Fantasy lovers in search of a more epic than casual read.

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 18-04-21

Love it!!

Another absolutely amazing addition to this amazing series! I can't get enough of Jono and Patrick. I just love these two so much. Their story just keeps getting better and better. Just all the action that keeps happening had me right at the edge of my seat. Then Gary Furlong does another amazing job with this narration. I love all the voices that he does and all the feels that he put into these characters. Another amazing listen that I love!

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  • C.H.
  • 17-04-21

Love Hailey Turner

This was my first Gary Furlong audiobook. This series by Hailey Turner is pure excellence and it was fun to hear the characters in audio. The performance was good, and the story perfection!

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  • AvidReader
  • 17-04-21

AN ECHO IN SORROW - SOULBOUND VI - EXCELLENT!!!!

As usual Hailey Turner has outdone herself! Soulbound is one of my favorite MM series. I buy the books and the audios. Each time another book in the series is released, I listen to the previous books in the series before the new one. The narrator, Gary Furlong, is excellent!

I will be waiting for the next book and audio in the series!

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  • JD
  • 16-04-21

So good

I have enjoyed this series since the start. I like Gary Furlong's narration. He is easy to listen too and does a good job on all of the voices.


You really should check out this book and the series as a whole. This is an ongoing storyline and you need to start from the beginning.

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  • Dee
  • 16-04-21

Best so far

This is one of the best books in the series yet! I can't wait too see what will happen next.