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Kestrel and Rory are the very best partnership in Wester Fleet's elite Mountain Rescue Team. They've trusted one another with their lives for five years. They're closer than brothers - but Rory's feelings for his handsome, daredevil partner are far from fraternal. He knows better than to tell Kes the truth. Climbing partnerships are a delicate balance of love and practicality, and the Fleet MRT has a strict nonfraternization code. Rory could lose everything by making a confession. And Kes is an enigma - sometimes distant, sometimes seeming to crave the very devotion Rory longs to give him.

Kes is all set to become the MRT's next leader. He's a shoo-in for the job - except for his impatience with amateur climbers and his inability to hold his tongue. When he and Rory are given the job of guiding two important visitors across the Fleet range, it's a test of his tact, to say the least. But nothing about this mission is as it seems, and soon Kes is facing the most terrifying challenge of his life.

©2013 Harper Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Shay
  • 13-11-18

Okay Story, Lousy “Romance”


Interesting premise, and if it wasn’t in the Romance category I might’ve liked it. Kes was horribly cruel to Rory, and Rory was crushed and rightfully angry, but then just got over it without even a decent apology, much less the groveling and explanation he deserved? Nope. Bummer though, because I think with just a little more time and effort it could’ve really been a wonderful short story.

I usually enjoy Joe Arden’s narration, but this story was not the right fit for him. At all.

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  • Ben
  • 09-12-17

Wrong narrator ruined it

The narrator was not poor just completely inappropriate. It was so distracting that I can recall more about the narration than the story.

A very British story set in Scotland narrated in a north American accent, mostly. Common British phrases were mispronounced of course but others, such as 'arse' sounded so strange in an American accent that I would concentrate on that for a minute and lose track of the story.

The text says that they tone down their accents when speaking in front of tourists but revert to stronger accents when speaking to each other. This must be why the narrator chose to do most of the dialogue in a North American accent and then occasionally use a strange attempt at Scots.

The audiobook should either have used a British narrator capable of the accents or transposed the setting and dialect to North America.

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  • Skimbro76
  • 27-10-20

Oh My Word

This is such a phenomenal book and so heart wrenching at times t and don't get me started on the narration Joe Arden ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC really brought this book ALive a must listen!!!!! this is my first book by Harper Fox and definitely not my last!!!!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19-02-19

Great short story

Loved both the story and the narrator, wish it was longer! After listening to the audiobook I bought plane tickets and plan to see a bit of Scotland:)

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  • Donald
  • 15-11-19

Letting go...

Letting go is never an easy thing to do, particularly when you are in denial. Not to mention, the journey is subjective. Kestrel and Rory are an enigmatic pairing who have to come to terms with the now and incorporate the past, which can be challenging. This is a realistic tale of that journey. Enjoyable short story.

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  • David Reyes
  • 28-05-21

So good!

The story was believable. The narrative performance was impeccable. Some very steamy scenes that weren't raunchy. Two thumbs up!

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  • L.Sisson
  • 10-05-21

Rare and outstanding!

What a journey! The voice of Joe Arden brought so much to this story. I am rarely moved when i reach the end of a story as much i was with this one. Highly recommended!

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  • Lene Andersen
  • 22-03-21

Gave up

I gave up on this book at about 50%. The story is fine, though not terribly interesting. The audio killed it for me, though.
At first I was confused, but as the story went on I realised it was probably just a bad match between story and narrator. Since the narrator is American, I expected a story in America, but that is not the case. It is set in Scotland and the characters are Scots. So it makes no sense whatsoever that the narration is American. It just distracts from the story.
I listened on because the narrator had a good voice, that I liked, but the narration was a bit monotone and made it difficult to know which character was speaking. All in all, I didn't want to spend more time on this book, when I could instead listen to something better.

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  • Heather
  • 11-02-21

Just okay.

The story alone was interesting, but I would have liked more romance or any. =/
Joe doing a Scottish accent later was nice.

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  • Laura
  • 05-02-21

No

I don’t know what it was, but this book just didn’t flow right. I couldn’t stay interested and couldn’t keep up with what was even happening - it was awkwardly put together. Not good romance either.