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One Giant Leap Audiobook

One Giant Leap

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Publisher's Summary

Curtis "Launchpad" Larkin's career as an astronaut has had its share of ups and downs.

Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless, hot-headed bully, Curt has been through the wringer of public opinion and come out on top. When he embarks on his final mission with NASA, Curt figures there's no curveball that life has left to throw him.

But when the role of spacecraft communicator is passed to a young engineer back in Houston who he's never met, Curt's mission takes on a new trajectory.

Patrick Harte's life is turned upside down when he's called to fill in at mission control, working directly under his hero, Curtis Larkin.

Falling for Curt is just a small step for Patrick - but it's one giant leap to think that the astronaut could ever return his feelings.

After Curt connects with Patrick from worlds away, he can't imagine life on earth without the other man...Despite the fact that he's never laid eyes on Patrick. And their problems won't stop once he's cleared for landing.

The bad-boy astronaut is no stranger to controversy - but will the genuine and soft-spoken man of his dreams be able to keep up with the trouble Curt seems to stir everywhere he goes?

©2016 Chewelah Publishing Company (P)2017 Chewelah Publishing Company

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  • Andrea Mitchell
    04/08/17
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    "Amazing book and an even better narration!"

    We love Kay Simone, we love this book and now we love this Audiobook, so so so so so so SOOOOO good! Seriously!


    This is a story about Patrick Harte who works as a NASA engineer, and after he is called up to fill in as Chief Communications Officer on the current mission he finds himself living his dream and spending hours of time speaking to Commander Curtis Larkin, his childhood hero. Curt is on his last space mission, and unsure what is next for his life back on earth, but finding himself enamored by Patrick, finding himself pouring out his heart, his wishes and his dreams is not what he expected.

    One Giant Leap is the ultimate slow-burn romance, the tingle of anticipation between these 2 men starts from the first time they ‘meet’. Even though they come from different backgrounds, ages, and experiences they love space, and connect early in the story over their amazement of all that is out there. It is lovely, and sweet. Kay Simone has created a unique story here, and even thought Curt and Patrick don’t physically meet till 80% through the book they have a connection that is powerful; they were made for each other. One Giant Leap is a long book and the audiobook is 10+ hours as well. But it never really feels long, Kay Simone builds anticipation in Curt and Patrick’s relationship. And adding the NASA aspect is truly fascinating, romantic in itself and exciting.

    Now, granted we love this book – or anything Kay Simone writes, but adding Greg Tremblay’s narration is a combination that blazing. One Giant Leap features 12+ characters, both men and women with different nationalities, and Greg creates distinct personalities for them all. Never once did we feel confusion on which astronaut was speaking, or if we are listing to Patrick or Curtis, there is a seamlessness that Greg creates that truly feels like this is narrated by multiple people.

    We are so excited that Kay Simone’s One Giant Leap is finally an audiobook – it is amazing! Greg Tremblay adds so much to the sizzling relationship between Curt and Patrick, bringing this amazing book to an amazing love-story. One Giant Leap is an Audiobook not to be missed!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    16/08/17
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    "The Book was 6 Stars, The Audible is 10+!"

    Absolutely loved this book. I read it a while back and when it came out on Audible it was a must buy!

    It resonated with me from the beginning, I find it very hard to stop listening now, to Curt and Patrick - as Greg brings them to life. I'm a big nerd when it comes to books I love, I find the Audible a great complement to the Kindle or printed version. Patrick was that guy who lived his whole life shooting for a dream and instead of becoming bitter he was a savior of a mission which could have gone horribly wrong. Curt recognizes what this guy is, without ever laying eyes on him. This book gets to my heart and touches me deeply. You'll fall in love with both these guys! I keep hoping for a 2nd book on them - I'll comfort myself with her other books! Thanks Kay - for giving us this story and finally, the Audible! Thanks for writing guys that sound like they could be real - and giving them heart.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Van Hardison
    Gig Harbor, WA, United States
    18/09/17
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    "A top notch story with a near perfect narration"

    I read One Giant Leap when it came out and loved the story. Patrick and Curt are both so human, both flawed, and we get to watch as they grow and evolve. Simone's attention to detail, and spending time making sense of the science, is part of the beauty of the book.

    Greg Tremblay is among my top 2-3 narrators. He handles characterization and voices flawlessly. He almost never mispronounces a word, even scientific terms, and One Giant Leap was a perfect example of this art. Bravo!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SassiKassi
    Olympia, WA, United States
    04/08/17
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    "Wonderful"

    Curt and Patrick are perfect together. I love how their communication developed into something meaningful in just a few short days. I'm also pleased that their interactions with Wolfe didn't undermine their relationship.
    This is a sweet, low angst novel with some sexy time towards the end of the story. Nothing extremely graphic. Just two souls joining in love. And all this wrapped up in a perfect package by the marvelous Greg Tremblay.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David
    San Diego, CA, United States
    24/08/17
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    "An Almost Chaste Romance"
    What did you like best about One Giant Leap? What did you like least?

    One of the things I liked about the book was the slightly circular nature that evolved within it. The prologue (where Curt and Patrick are living together) wraps neatly with the end of the story. I think this was an interesting way of connecting the story and framing the events.

    An issue for me was through the first half of the book how the plot would jump between past events (framed in a television interview) and events happening in 'real time'. While I was able to get used to this, I think this mechanic would have worked better being read than being listened to.


    Would you recommend One Giant Leap to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would give this a tentative recommendation to my friends who enjoy M/M romances. The characters are mostly well developed, the love story between Curt and Patrick builds well and you get to know both of their minds and characters very well, and there are some moments of humor (such as Patrick describing a hamburger to Curt) and drama.


    What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

    One of the things Tremblay did well was give each of the characters a very distinct voice, and you got a sense of their personalities through those voices. That said, some of his female voices were a bit hard to tell from each other, but over all, he did a very solid job with each of the characters.


    Do you think One Giant Leap needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think the story is whole and complete where it is. While there are characters from One Giant Leap who I would like to see more of, I am happy with where the book ended.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like your romances on the steamier side, this might not be the book for you. The relationship between Curt and Patrick develops slowly, and you get a very good sense of their affection for each other. When they are finally together, there are maybe two scenes that while well written are not very detailed. So if you prefer a more 'steamy' story, you might be disappointed with One Giant Leap. However, I think overall it is a well told love story and is worth listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy
    23/12/17
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    "Fantastic "

    I couldn’t ask for a better experience of space. Greg did a wonderful job at narration. The story itself felt real and listening to it felt better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brandi
    14/12/17
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    "AMAZING"

    This has now got to be one of my favorite books. And Mr Tremblay did a WONDERFUL job as always. I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BrattyOz
    18/11/17
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    "Wonderful story"

    I read the reviews carefully before buying this book because I did not want a boring book. Well, this story was anything but boring, it was fascinating. I fell in love with the entire crew, with learning about space travel, and adjusting to being back on earth. It was very interesting and I wholeheartedly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AJ
    13/11/17
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    "A whole different level..."

    You can’t help but fall a little in love with both the main characters. Well worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan65
    Denver, Colorado
    11/11/17
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    "A great story with a fabulous performace"

    This was a surprise, the good kind. I’d read the blurb, so I knew one guy was an astronaut, but I didn’t expect the near entirety of their budding romance to be, literally, worlds apart. But, I was totally into it. Patrick Harte and Curtis “launchpad” Larkins had an amazing story made even better by Greg Tremblay’s performance. Us audiobook lovers all know that the narration can make or break a great story, in this case, Mr. Tremblay enhanced my enjoyment and brought this story to life.

    I think we all, at one time or another, wanted to be astronauts, or at least were intrigued by the thought of astronauts and space travel. I never expected to listen to a romantic audiobook consisting of an astronaut and his “Capcom”. It was almost like their budding romance was a reality tv series since they had virtually no privacy. I know I am not giving this review justice, but trust me when I say it works, and it works well.

    Patrick, a NASA engineer, is thrust into being the mission’s Capcom when the original falls ill. Having the commander on the shuttle being his childhood hero and crush just made it a bit more stressful…and exciting. Curt is on his last mission and at first, he is not thrilled to have a new Capcom, but life has a way of putting two souls together who, out of all the people in the universe (thank you, Patrick), belong together. These two start off a little rough, but it does not take long for the crew to embrace Patrick and make him one of their own.

    This narration was so well done that I could easily lie back and visualize Patrick at the COMM’s and Curt floating around the shuttle. I was also on pins and needles for their first meet once the shuttle landed back in Houston. Seriously, this is more than a romance, it is so much more…and worth every second.

    If you want something new in your MM stories, then look no further than One Giant Leap. You will fall in love with these guys (and gals) the same way I did, guaranteed. If slow burn is your thing, then look no further. If a great performance by your narrator is your thing, then you know you got it with Grey Tremblay. Highly recommended.

    Overall Impression: I really liked it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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