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Playing Fate Audiobook

Playing Fate: Endgame Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Deacon Douglas has it all. A loving home, good looks, a fast track to the major league.

But then he makes a mistake. A mistake that would derail most, but not him. He takes the challenge, turns the mistake into another accomplishment. His life it altered - for the better.

Saylor Lewis is just a girl. A girl she doesn't even know. Always the good girl, never rocking the boat, never living for the moment. Until she attends college - out of state.

He's wide open; she's hidden away. He wants her. She just wants success.

She fights. He fights harder. He fights dirty. They each have an endgame...will it be each other?

©2016 Leigh Ann Lunsford (P)2017 Leigh Ann Lunsford

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    Lo 12/09/2017
    Lo 12/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Recommended Listen."

    This was a great listen, very well written and paced. The secondary characters were just as interesting as the main characters; Saylor and Deacon.

    I can't wait to listen to more books from this series.

    Logan McAllister did a pretty good job, but at times I found it difficult to follow as sometimes there was little to no difference in the characters voices.


    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jan
    21/08/17
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    "Great Listen!!!"

    Typically I do not listen to young adult/new adult books. I enjoyed listening to this book. I thought the narrator did a very good performance with the characters since most of them were college age. This book has some great humor and strong friendships, plus an original storyline. The story has some unexpected twists and is very well done. The author was new to me, while I have listened to the narrator before. I received this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    24/09/17
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    "Great start to a series"
    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this book. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed at all. This is one of those books you will listen to repeatedly just because it's a really good story with great narration. It pulls you in immediately from the start and never lets go. I was irritated if I had to stop listening for any reason and couldn't wait to get back to the story.

    It's creative, original, sometimes humorous, sometimes steamy and very entertaining. It's also worth your time and credit.

    Great cast of characters. Both likable and unlikable. They were realistic. They each had a distinct personality and their own set of issues they were dealing with. Normal, typical issues that many young adults face. This made them more relatable and easy to root for. Yes, even Emberly eventually.

    I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

    Logan McAllister does a great job with the narration. You can't help but love his voice. It pulls you into the story and brings the characters and their emotions to life. His narration is clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices. Of coarse his male voices are fantastic. Even though there is not really much difference between his male and female character voices it in no way affected my overall listening enjoyment. Just a slight change in tone was enough to distinguish the characters. I would much rather have just a slight change in a female voice tone instead of the high pitched falsetto some narrators use. He does have a voice that is perfect for dual narration. Very enjoyable

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Romance junkie
    19/09/17
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    "Sweet Baseball Player and The Girl He Comes to Love"


    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    Saylor is going to college where she is going to be forced to develop some relationships, at least with her roommates. She is very uncomfortable forming close relationships, yet is a very loving and caring person.
    Saylor lands up sharing a house and,living next door to a group of friends established in high school. For the most part she was included and learned to develop friendship. She and the star baseball player, Deacon, fall for each other..despite misunderstanding, some pain they have their HEA. A storyline with some different twists.
    My first book by this author...I would like to read more...there was suspension and angst, but not too much. I'm certainly interested in what happens with the secondary characters as they were interesting.
    The narrator has a deep voice which is enjoyable to listen to but he doesn't use emotion always in the best way and don't like his female voices very well...tries too hard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    06/09/17
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    "Different Type of Romance"
    What did you love best about Playing Fate?

    How Deacon carried on with his life and the friends who stuck with him throughout.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Deacon carried on with his life and the friends who stuck with him throughout.


    Have you listened to any of Logan McAllister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have heard him do better. He made the male and female voices sound the same.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. The book was very well written and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AmazonCustomer
    USA
    02/09/17
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    "Really enjoyed this story."

    I really enjoyed this story. So much so that I went on Amazon to check if it was on KU to borrow it and read along with the audio. The reason being is that I had a hard time with the narration. Having a male narrator do all the voices felt odd.
    It was hard to discern who was who at a times. The narrator did the voices for the H and h, but when he was doing inner dialogue, that voice was different and very male sounding. I had a hard time picturing the female lead. And all the voices were very similar. I found myself re-winding the recording several times to figure who was saying what. But despite that, I really enjoyed the story. I would love to hear it with two separate narrators, a male and a female one.

    This audiobook was gifted to me and my review is freely given.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Mulder
    30/08/17
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    "good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because it is a good story line and was well written. The narration needed a little something to help distinguish between the guys and girls in some cases, but over all it was really good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Saylor because there is a lot of real in her character. the running when scared or unsure, not being confident, wanting to protect herself and just hideaway. it's in us all.


    Did Logan McAllister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    For the most part yes, but there were times i had to really pay attention hard to really distinguish between characters. I know at the beginning of the book during the whole opening scene i didn't know that saylor was a girl... for some reason during that whole part up until she moved to college and she had to grab her purse i was thinking it was a guy... don't know if that was the narrator not distinguishing with voice or just how it was written


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, i wanted to see how it would get where i thought it was going to go


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KIDSFIRST81
    Arizona
    28/08/17
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    "College Sports Romance"
    What other book might you compare Playing Fate to and why?

    These were similar to Lexi Ryan Blackhawk Boys series books to me as it's a similar age of the main characters and the characters are all into college sports. I look forward to the other books in the series being on audiobook.


    What does Logan McAllister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Logan brought a good amount of emotion to the characters, especially Deacon, however I did feel he was lacking a little more on the female character side. This was my first narration listened to by Logan McAllister and overall I enjoyed his performance. However I would like to hear a little more differences between his characters. I wouldn't not buy one of his narrations again as I still enjoyed his reading and he did a good job overall but I would like to see a little more differentiation between the characters especially male/female.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • seelk
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    28/08/17
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    "Sweet, fun, steamy"

    I really enjoyed this story which started out YA then turned steamy. Dealing with strong friendships, betrayals, teenage parenthood, family which we all know can be a blessing of a curse. Love the interaction between the main characters, it was real, the secondary ones complementing them. I laughed out loud, I sighed, I cried, I cheered for them and loved every minute of their journey to HEA. It was easy to love them and cheer them on. I am glad I took a chance on a new-to-me author and series. Looking forward to the next story.
    For the most part I enjoyed the deep, warm voice of the narrator, but I would have loved to hear a big more differentiation between the characters and the male female voices. Once I listened for a while, I didn't pay as much attention because the story was so interesting.
    Note: this book was given to me for free at my request, this review is voluntary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HD
    Crestview, FL
    28/08/17
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    "A sweet college romance story."
    Any additional comments?

    I liked the characters and the storyline especially. This is a love that gives you the strength to get out there and live your life. The narrator was good but didn't do much of a voice change for the characters. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook after receiving an advanced copy that I requested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jean doe
    DFW
    26/08/17
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    "An Athletic Romance.."
    Any additional comments?


    This story centers around the male lead, Deacon, the choices that he has made.

    His life quickly changes when the female lead, Saylor enters the picture.

    He enjoys playing baseball while Saylor enjoys closing herself odd to people.

    The leads are basically complete opposites and they have to overcome misunderstandings, hurt feelings and heartache.

    Add in a few decent friends and this book was an entertaining read. I look forward to the next book in the series.

    Logan McAllister did really well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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