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Buried Passion

Never Too Late
Narrated by: Clancy Jones
Series: Never Too Late Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Ryan is a detective with the abused-persons unit of the Mass. State Police. He loves his job, and he’s very good at it. He balks when his supervisor assigns him to a case with the cold-case unit, and not just because that’s out of his area of expertise. Everyone in Cold Case is an alpha, and that’s just not a comfortable place for an unclaimed omega to be. 

Nick is a detective with the cold-case unit. He’s a strictly by-the-book detective. He trusts procedure and precedent to get the job done. He doesn’t mind getting stuck with a highly visible case. He doesn’t even mind getting stuck with the pretty omega from Abused Persons, so long as he sits down, shuts up, and doesn’t screw with the process that’s worked well for years. 

Ryan and Nick butt heads almost immediately, although it doesn’t take long for either detective to figure out that at least part of the reason for their strife is the scorching chemistry between them. 

When their cold case seems to parallel Ryan’s life a little too closely, and when Ryan’s methods don’t fall exactly in line with cold-case procedure, will their differences drive them apart?

©2016 Shehan Peiris (P)2018 Shehan Peiris

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Relationships require respect to work

I was given this audiobook as an advanced listener.
The key synopsis of the book is in the supporting blurb that comes with the audiobook.
I enjoyed this story because it was meaty with many strands running through it which all came together.
It made me think of that song in the musical South Pacific ' you have to be specially taught'. ....You've got to be taught
To hate, And fear, You've got to be taught,From year, To year, Its got to, Be drummed in your dear little ear......
The cold case spins on how people manage differences in race and Ryan and Nick troubles are based on being an omega and an alpha. Knowingly or unknowingly these prejudices can cause harm and also affects the idea we hold of ourselves.
The strength in this story was that both the crime story and relationship development are well balanced and engaging. I also enjoyed Clancy Jones narration and I hope I hear some more of him.

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I love this author and his story and depth of character come alive, I liked the fact that the two main characters had to learn to work together, keep it up

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Diversity and love...

Ryan is an abused persons detective. He lands in a cold case with an Alpha partner from Cold Case. All Alphas are looking him down but he is good. The case is interesting and Ryan was a great asset. I think he and Nick were hot together and sparks flew but Nick needed a kick on the rear. I enjoyed this book and it happily ever after.

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Brill

This is a brilliant book to listen too. It is a heartbreaking story of two kids being killed 40yrs earlier it has twists and turns. Also the detectives on the case have personal issues with each and they fight which also makes it heartwarming as realise how to make a life together.

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A bit different

I really enjoyed this story about Ryan, an omega, and Nick, his alpha. It is just that bit different and entertained me thoroughly with any boredom creeping in.

Nick, a Cold Case detective, is paired with Ryan, an Abused Persons detective. Tension is caused by Nick going "over the top" alpha and refusing to believe that Ryan can be, and is, an excellent detective. Nick is very unlikeable at times, but I was never given the feeling that they didn't belong together. How they work things out, together with the suspense of the case they work on, make a fine story. I also liked the way the history behind the case is woven throughout and does not look out of place in this alternative world.

Unfortunately, I did not think the narration always did the story justice. In the first chapter alone, Devlin sometimes became Delvin and file became rifle. The reading also felt and sounded robotic, although this did improve later on.

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Eh.. No!

Clancy did a great job narrating this book but the actual story didn't work for me. I found Nick absolutely detestable and I waited for him to redeem himself and was not satisfied at all.

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 22-03-19

I so enjoyed this book.

I didn't think I would like this book. But it was so good. I love Omegaverse books.

Anyway, the characters showed depth and the story was actually relatable to current and past issues. There was just enough romance and a tiny bit of mystery to keep me involved.

My only issues was not being able to tell who was talking as the narrator did not actually change his voice throughout this book for some of the characters and when it was the main two characters talking I got a little confused in the beginning. This did not detract from the story and I was able to keep up with what was going on.

As I am writing this review, I am actually listening to the second book in this series. This book is worth the credit.

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  • William
  • 16-05-20

great book needs a correction

there was a spot towards the end where it jumped or cut out when they two officers where talking to the woman about her brother.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-03-20

Wonderful book to read

I love this book I chose this rating because it was worth it I would recommend this book to everyone

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  • Shannon Vess
  • 28-02-20

very entertaining listen

this was a very entertaining listen with well rounded characters and well thought out plot. the author did a great job bringing the characters to life headed on to the next one in the series.

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  • Kortland Wood
  • 12-02-20

accidental re-read XD

so when I got this book I thought the write up was interesting, come to find out it's my second run though. except this time audible. it was just as fun the second time around as the first.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 09-02-20

Angsty Boys!!!

Ryan and Nick were enemies to lovers that acted more like kids concerning their jobs! Smh! Finally, alpha Nick gets a clue! Yay! The cold case was interesting and emotional and it resonated with me. Tears everywhere!! The narrator's voice, expressions, and tones made the story come to life. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review.

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  • Sue C
  • 09-02-20

enjoyed it

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes
What did I like about the story? good pace, well written characters (although it took me a while to warm up to Nick!) and an interesting story (mystery thrown in with the romance). I liked that Ryan is a strong omega and doesn't let the other alpha's push him around.

Narrator comment: Clancy Jones is a new narrator for me, he's done a reasonable job narrating Buried Passion. His voice is smooth and suited the story and I enjoyed the audio book. That being said, I've become more familiar with narrators giving different voices (and sound) to each character, this isn't quite one of those types of narration. I would have liked a clearer distinction between the two MC's - I found if i wasn't concentrating on the story I lost track of which character was speaking.

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  • Brianna Parker
  • 22-01-20

Good overall

The biggest issue I have with the story is that one minute the two main characters were interested in each other, the next they were suddenly in love without any real transition. Also, the amount of information unloaded on the reader in the beginning was really difficult to digest and process at first. The narrator wasn't bad, but could have injected a better range of emotion then the almost disattached dramatic reading.
Overall, the story was good and the narrating was okay. Could have been better, could have been worse.

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 30-07-19

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:


5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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  • Kimberly Kniaz
  • 28-07-19

Buried Passion:Never Too Late

Omg this audio book was absolutely positively amazing. I would highly recommend this audio book.