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Breakdown

Don't..., Book 3
Narrated by: Dan Calley
Series: Don't..., Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

“Who’s been whispering to you, Jack?” (Doctor Halliday) 

Jack Harrison has the evidence there in his hands - the DVD and notepad off D.C. Sanders that proves Gray supposedly played a part in tearing him and Jan brutally apart. But with Jack locked away in his own mind and lost to his blackouts and self-harming in the Masters’ Circle’s psychiatric unit, the past brings to light the origins of a new beast, one who only comes out to play when Jack needs to hide - a psychopath who has, perhaps, tasted and tested Gray to the full. All Jack has to do is remember how...and why. More to the point: Why does one part of him know Gray’s signature mark as an interrogations officer? And why is there such a serious sadistic kick in hiding the memory?

©2014 Jack L. Pyke (P)2019 Jack L. Pyke

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Brilliant story with fantastic narration

I have a serious book hangover after finishing this book. It is book three in the Don’t series and in my opinion is best read/listened to as part of the series. At the end of the last book my heart broke for Jack, Jan and Grey. They had been through so much and reached breaking point. This is book is about Jack fighting his demons. Oh boy I love Jack L. Pyke’s writing she has got into the nitty gritty of his mental condition and laid it all out bare for us. The ending was perfect, giving hope that the future for all three of them will be brighter. I love this series because it pulls your heart apart and gently puts it back together again. Dan Calley’s exciting narration enhanced the mood of the book so much that I found myself stopping what I was doing just to hear what happens next. Brilliant.

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The plot thickens

These characters have been through the wringer. I’m so hoping that they get a HEA as they definitely deserve it. I feel that they have some way to go yet. Jack must of worked so hard writing these books, you can tell how much of himself he has put into these books. Fantastic performance from Dan.

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Wow

This listen continued to grasp me straight away couldn’t wait to hear how Jack coped being admitted to get help. Finding out a lot more of his cruel life in the beginning with cutter and how Martin came to life was a real eye opener. The best thing was though there’s a book 4 so I get to hear more from Jack Gray and Jan!

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Phenomenal

Another installment in the amazing Don't series, somehow despite Jack's mental deterioration after the events of Antidote the author manages to make a story that is touching, compelling and at times humorous whilst weaving in the usual mix of utter depravity. And the excellent story and characters are only enhanced by the wonderful Dan Calley. I can not scream from the rooftops loud enough how much I love this combination

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Whilst still a good story, I didn't enjoy this third book in the series as much as the first two to be honest. I just found it harder to follow and a little convoluted.

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Emotional rollercoaster

This story is hard to listen to at times but it is well written and the audio book does it justice. My only small issues was a couple of times I couldn’t tell if the voice was Gray or Jan, I couldn’t tell the difference. At part from that it was performed well and I love the grit and sorrow that Dan Calley portrayal so well. I personally felt every emotion these guys go through and was left wiped out but ready for more You won’t be disappointed

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Can Jack heal?

Another great book beautiful read by Dan Calley. This is the time Jack spends sectioned in the psychiatric unit at The MC. In this book you get to learn more about Jack and his history, and his relationship with Martin. You will need to have read the previous two books to understand this book. Don't expect a happy easy book. You will be made uncomfortable at times, but it is really worth it.

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OMG

How much do I love these books? Well honestly loads, the story, the drama, the love. I am happy we got to hear Jacks story this way as I was just a tad confused that in book 2 it seemed to skip a chunk but this would be why.. I cannot wait to delve into Backlash book4. Please take a chance and listen to this series as it’s totally worth it.

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Fascinating

This is another excellently written and narrated story that I couldn't put down once I started it. Not always an easy book to read or listen to, the unraveling and putting back together of Jack is always fascinating. The sheer amount of research that must have been completed to make this realistic is mind blowing. My heart broke for Jan every time he appeared in this story. He now desperately needs the support of his men. I suspect that Jack will always be a work in progress, but "soft" Jan is now the one with problems. Dan Calley pulled out the voices of the first 2 books as only he can. Now we have a young Jack and Craig added to the mix, and more of Martin too. It is so clever how each of "Jack's" three voices are different yet contain the similarities you would expect. I have already downloaded the ebook for the 4th book and can't wait for the audiobook. So...do I peek or wait?

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Doesn't dissapoint

I have to start my review by saying, Dan Calley has done another AMAZING job with this one. If I could give him more than 5*'s I would. From settling back into the characters we are now familiar with, Jack, Jan and co, and he then he pulls it out of the bag with young Jack and more impressively Martin. Oh and no forgetting, and how could I for a single moment about Craig. I'm a born and bred Northerner, and if I didn't know better I would say the Mr Calley was too. The slight nuances he brought to the character, right down to the way "h's" are dropped, making Harrison into Arrison which shows an amazing knowledge and true understanding of colloquial dialect. This book is not easy, but get to see what happens when Jack is sectioned, and how he deals with the fact the man who loves him has done this to him. Emotions run high throughout, and it comes through in each and every spoken word, you understand how much these events have hurt, but also strengthened the bonds between our three protagonists. As for the question, who's been whispering in your ear? It can be these characters any day!

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 22-11-19

OMG!

This one is so amazingly dark! Just couldn't stop listening. Jack L. Pyke has found such an amazing narrator in Dan Calley. he just brings all the emotions and kept me right at the edge of my seat. These two are the perfect team and I can't wait to hear more.

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  • Joseph Lance Tonlet
  • 04-09-20

Brilliant

As always, incredible writing, incredible story telling, and incredible narration (Dan Calley has quickly become one of my all-time faves)!

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  • Alec
  • 14-06-20

Page Turner and intriguing

This book was probably the most interesting of the 3 I've read so far. Martin intrigues me lol. I may have a bit of fondness for him. I know I'm weird. The switch between Jack and Martin was so off-putting it felt just like I've experienced with people who are similar. I love Gray so much. He has such a big heart for a twisted bastard XD There's not much else I can say without spoiling it. Just go buy it and read it.

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  • Sue C
  • 30-04-20

emotinal

Would I listen to it again: yes Did the story keep me engaged: yes Was I invested in the characters: yes Story comment: good pace, heartbreaking story and with layers of complexities. Focus is on Jack's mental health (or lack there of) and is solely from his POV. Narrator comment: I enjoyed Dan Calley's narration and think he's done a good job narrating Breakdown. I had no problem distinguishing characters and the rhythm, inflections and intonations all worked to bring the book to life.

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  • Carol
  • 29-04-20

Stunning thriller with plenty of kink

Jack L. Pyke has brought us such a fabulous series. Many loose steam and authors don’t know when to quit. Not here. The twists and turns written with precise detail surely deliver. Match that with Dan Calley’s gorgeous growl and scratchy deep voice. Good lord! On to Backlash. Highly recommended.

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  • Cat
  • 26-03-20

let's meet Martin

This is the third book in the series and to me, I liked it the best so far. It still has violence and noncom or rape but not quite to the extent of the first two. In this book, it is mostly about Jack and in his view while he is in Psychiatric evaluation. We get his back story from when he was a teen and learn more about Martin and how Jack met Gray and became a mastersub. The narration is quite good. Dan Calley has the perfect accents and adds the perfect intonations when needed. I enjoyed listening to this book a lot. Now on to book four.

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  • Ana
  • 19-01-20

I loved it

I loved this book. It was just so intense and emotional painful. I love how easy was to get in touch with the main characters emotions. Jack was a great character. With so many layers and very far from being perfect. He is the kind of character I like to read. The plot was great. Dark and so intriguing that I just couldn’t put it down. So far it’s being my favorite in the series but I’m still a few books behind the end of it. I alternate reading and listening to the audiobook. I loved the voice given to Jack and the emotion that came from the narration, so appropriate for what Jack was feeling. I had a few issues with it, I’m not sure if it was for mot being English my main language but I got lost a bit, at times. But overall I also enjoyed the narration. One of the things I loved the most about the book was the importance mental health had in it. Very recommend it on that matter and because it was such an amazing read. The only problem I had with the book was that I missed some of the characters I learn to love from the previous books, but other than that, it was perfect.

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  • BlueRose
  • 15-12-19

So Sad, so good, so fu@#ing Peachy!

5 Blue Roses 5 Blue Flames Narrator Dan Calley delivered a "peachy" performance (I couldn't resist) of this very-very sad multifaceted series. Jack is psychologically extremely sick and broken, I totally associated with him. I bawled my eyes out for him. Dan Calley, was able to carry the conversation, between Jack's external and internal dialogue. He was able to keep up with the difficult task to create different distinguishable voices between the personalities and each age difference as well. This is an excellent series, although it revolves around the same characters, not one book is the same. I recommend this as part of the series, and that you listen to the series in the order the author intended. Happy Listening

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  • TG
  • 09-12-19

Wow again

This is such a good series. I just want to hug Jack. I can’t wait to dive into the next one!

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  • KJG
  • 30-11-19

Blown Away

BLOWN AWAY!!! So far this was my favorite of the series. This book solely from Jack’s POV, and Martin’s a where do I even begin with Martin. All the books are building on the prior ones with more and more information slowly coming out, making sense and shocking the hell out of me. The range of emotions I went through while hearing Jack was heartbreaking as well as beautiful at moments. The last part of this book is everything to me ♥️ As mentioned in my prior reviews I am listening to the audio and now that I have fallen completely head over heels for Dan Calley I going run out of audio before book 5 😳. Love this