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Birthday Suit

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An all-star production of a brand new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 12 narrators. The star-studded cast includes award winners and fan favorites: Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, with Joe Arden, RC Bray, Jason Clarke, Shane East, Dion Graham, January LaVoy, Erin Mallon, Robin Miles, Savannah Peachwood, and Julia Whelan. This audiobook also includes an exclusive backstage conversation between Andi Arndt and Sebastian York! 

There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: No matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do not - under any circumstances - fall in love with your best friend’s woman. Yeah. So there’s that. Look, it’s not like I didn’t know I screwed up by falling for her.

Also, for the record, unrequited love sucks big time. And, I might have cut myself some slack by now, given everything that went down in the last few years, but Lulu just walked back into my life in a big way.

There are three things I've never been able to resist - my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He's been a true friend - a friend who walked through hell and back with me. Now, I'm stepping into my new future. I didn't expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City. With Leo.

Suddenly, I'm looking at this man with new eyes... But my life spun out because of a man once before, and I can’t risk my fresh start, no matter what the temptation. And Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety. More irresistibly delicious than chocolate....

Performed by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York as Lulu and Leo. Supporting cast: Ginny: Erin Mallon, George: R.C. Bray, Kingsley: January Lavoy, Cameron: Dion Graham, Dean: Shane East, Tripp: Jason Clarke, Noah: Joe Arden, Tabitha: Julia Whelan, Mariana: Robin Miles, RaeLynn: Savannah Peachwood, Vivian: Robin Miles.

©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books

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I want a full cast for all audiobooks from now on.

Absolutely loved it. Such a sweet story. Leo and Lulu were great together. Kingsley was fantastic, Noah and Ginny were adorable (and erin mallon's aussie accent was awsome).
I really liked Tripps flashback chapter. Also I enjoyed Dean's character.
Another favourite from Lauren Blakely.

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This book had a huge cast but it all came together seamlessly. I found it very amusing with a dry humour I don't usually expect from romance fiction

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I want a man like this.

I don't listen to audio books much, or at least I didn't used to. Lauren Blakely has changed all that for me. Birthday was was ab-so-lutely A-MAZ-A-BALLS. I freaking loved it. It was just like being at the movies, except the film was running in my head not on a screen. having a different voice for each character, inside each and every chapter made this story exceptionally good. I'm looking forward to the next one like this.

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Wow... I want more audiobooks like that

Was a delightful audio fest with all voices and and playing was a colourful audio movie because of the voices and acting all of that linked around touchy-feely and funny story ... wow ... please keep doing ... love you all

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Brilliant 5 🌟 <br />

The actors are brilliant, the script is brilliant and the extras are excellently lol amusing. Highly recommended.

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Loved it

This Audio book was just the best!! It's definitely one of my favourites. I loved the fact that every character had its own narrator. Absolutely brilliant! It was a joy to listen to.

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LOVED IT!

All the feels, all the voices! Great listening to the outtakes and interviews bonus content too. Fave listen of 2019 so far.

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Amazing!!!

Absolutely amazing,loved the variety of narrators too! As usual Lauren Blakely doesn't disappoint with another brilliant story.

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  • KJ
  • 11-02-19

I never want to hear an audio book without a full cast again!

This is the first audiobook I have ever heard that has a full cast - all I can say is WOW! This really elevated the book. The story was good, but the performance was what made it. Love love love. I listen to anything these guys narrate.

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A bit dissapointed

I must say that I really liked the narration style for this book but just felt the story a bit empty and it took quite a while to get to the story. Love her other books but this one was just not what I had hoped.

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 14-01-19

ALL THE STARS

LOVED IT!! This book was great, the story was a fun, witty and had some serious situations too. A perfect blend of emotions for me. Lauren Blakely never disappoints, her books always leave me with a full heart. The characters were deep and witty and the chemistry was off the charts. I love the build up and this book had it in spades. I feel like Leo was a very stand up guy which I always love and he got exactly what he deserves since he was pretty hard on himself. Lulu was a fun and strong character, I loved that she didn't let the past guide her and just wanted to move forward.

Just a heads up, this book will make you want chocolate so much you may have to stop just to get some.

The narration for this book gets all the stars!!! So many amazing narrators recording in duet style and it flowed perfectly. The casting was amazing for every character. Lauren Blakely deserves everything for casting alone. And let me tell you, Joe Arden was so much fun with a silly character and Erin Mallon has an Australian accent... just in case you needed incentive to grab this one.

AMAZING AUDIOBOOK....AUDIE'S HERE THEY COME!!!

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  • Kara Hildebrand
  • 14-01-19

The best audiobook. EVER!

Birthday Suit is Lauren Blakely's newest romcom, but with a side of emotion and chocolate. Three of my favorite things: Lauren Blakely, romance and chocolate. Yes, please! Birthday Suit is a friends to lovers, best friend's girl romance. Only Lauren can combine so much goodness in one place. I read the book first and then listened to the audiobook. This is the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Ever. Lauren's words and this cast of narrators is pure perfection. I've said it before and I'll say it again Lauren Blakely is a genius! My ears have never been happier!
Leo fell for Lulu when he met her, but then she became his best friend's woman. He never acted on or spoke about his feelings, just went on with his life. Mostly. Now, Lulu's back in his life and a lot has changed over the last few years. Once he sees her all the feelings come rushing back. But he's a gentleman and a professional and when they start to work together, they rekindle their friendship. When a New York City wide scavenger hunt sends him, Lulu and a few coworkers out into the city, he falls for her all over again. But things are different now. Could they possibly have a chance? Lulu has finally gotten her life back on track. Her business is thriving, she's also working for Leo's company and having so much fun reconnecting with her old friend. Solving riddles and running around Manhattan is the most fun she's had a in a long time. She's finally let go of her past, the guilt and the pain. Leo is back in her life and she forgot how much she missed having him around. But, now that there's no one else around, she's seeing a new side of Leo. Was he always this handsome? This sexy? This thoughtful? Wow. What happens when her feelings of friendship quickly move into so much more. She wants Leo. Covered in chocolate. In his birthday suit. Uh oh! She doesn’t want to find herself in the same position she was in years ago with her career. Can she find the happy balance between her love of her work and this new found love of her friend, Leo? This story! Wow. It's full of happiness, emotion, pain, joy, sexiness, humor, riddles, friendship and chocolate. Oh, the chocolate! Lulu is adorable, fun, a little wacky and funny! Leo is sexy, thoughtful, handsome and just a really nice guy! I loved watching Leo and Lulu find themselves in each other. Enjoy being friends again. Eating delicious chocolate. Solving puzzles and falling in love!

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  • Lydia D. Rella
  • 14-01-19

Multicast Narration at its Finest!

What can I say about Birthday Suit? Firstly, it's groundbreaking in romance audio with the cast of 12 all star narrators. If you're wondering if all of those voices get confusing or hard to determine, DON'T. It's written and narrated superbly and there's never an excess of characters in scenes to cause any issues with "who's talking?". Secondly, these narrators represent the pinnacle of romance audio. #kingofauralsex Sebastian York and the Always Amazing Andi Arndt are flawless. They both use their voice acting skills to precision, bringing these lead characters to life with comedy, emotion and tons of SEXY!

Lauren's written a great layered story that lends itself perfectly to this large cast. While in her usual style of low drama, sizzling sex scenes, and quirky hilarious flair, I found this story to be unique and special.

January Lavoy, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Dion Graham, Savannah Peachwood, Jason Clarke, and Robin Miles all bring their "A" game for the balance of the cast, all to different degrees, but never in a way that made you question which character they were. Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Savannah Peachwood and Jason Clarke are all romance audio favorites. Jason Clarke's performance (particularly at the end) will squeeze your heart just long enough to get you misty and then make you smile. Erin Mallon's Australian accent was hysterical and so well performed and Joe Arden's character (a human chihuahua of a character) will make you grin. The addition of all the new to me narrators make me hope that they expand more into romance audio. We always are looking for the next great voice to melt our hearts and rev our engines.

Overall, Birthday Suit is a must-purchase for romance audio fans. It's a listening experience that beginners to audio will be amazed by and veterans will thoroughly devour.

Lydia @ Aural Fixation

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 14-01-19

A producttion for all your senses, not just aural!

OMG! OMG! OMG! This was such an amazing story. I’ve never listened to an audiobook w/so many narrators, and it was like sitting in the audience of a play. Whenever I’d hear a new voice, I’d yell the names of the narrators I knew, and looked up audiobooks of the ones that were new to me. They’re all gifted in their craft.

I don’t want to tell too much, so you can experience this just like I did. It is a beautiful love story, but you have to work for that HEA. I loved all the emotions Lauren forced me to feel. I will tell you this: there’s chocolate, and lots of it!

Ms. Blakely has outdone herself w/this audio event. Sebastian and Andi are their usual awesome selves, and the other 10 narrators made some great aural magic. I’m hoping to revisit some of the supporting cast in a later book. See how I slipped that in there?

The post-story extras are wonderful. I want to hang out w/Joe Arden, and be Kingsley when I grow up!! Boss lady idol!

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  • LINDA PONCIA
  • 23-01-19

Loved the cast of characters

Thank you Lauren for putting together this wonderful cast of characters and having all my favorite narrators do the voices. I was so intrigued with the story I couldn’t stop listening. I hope that you will do another one in the future.

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  • Mel P
  • 22-01-19

I love what you did with this!!!!

The book is excellent and is only taken up a notch by the amazing narration! So wonderful!!!

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  • MissiGAA
  • 22-01-19

WOW

I have never listened to a book with so many narrators--absolutey loved it! Great story! This is definetly in my top 10. And I just adored the interview after the book and the bloopers! I wish more books were done this way! Just great!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-19

Funny, heartwarming and entertaining!

I loved the story and listened to the entire book in one sitting. The presentation of all the different voices was amazing and completely entertaining.

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  • Trudy
  • 21-01-19

BEST AUDIO BOOK EVER!!!

This book is so amazing as a read but as an audio book it is profound!

Love, loss, addiction, overcoming and so much more! Leo and Lulu have been friends since college but when Lulu returns to town they quickly and literally fall into a new chapter in their life and as a listeners we are lucky enough to join in on the laughs, lust and love! The characters are so amazing and the story is terrific! I laughed so hard in spots, fell in love and not just with Leo & Lulu but the secondary characters as well.

The amount of characters / voices made this more than just an audiobook! It was a performance worth awards and lots of them! I love all of the character voices! I love having so many in one audiobook!

BONUS: Having the Q & A after the story was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

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  • Colleen
  • 20-01-19

So amazingly funny!!

Do you have a book that you just love? A book that made you laugh and want to listen to it again and again? For me, this was that book. I have listened to it twice so far and it is so good! It makes me laugh every time I listen since the story is just that good. The narrators are fabulous!! I love when books are read in duet style, and this one, with a full cat was absolutely amazing!
So, fabulous book, fabulous narration and just fun to listen to!

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