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Lost in the Echo

Narrated by: Dan Calley
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Summary

Three days. Three questions. Three answers. 

Running away isn't an option any more for Will Chambers. Despite being a linguistic tutor and having every conversational tool at his disposal, all Will wants to do is fade into the background, become lost in the echo of wild heath and harbor. But now someone wants to put his mind on full display, force Will to find his voice - answer three questions, over three days.

All Will has to do is provide three...simple...answers.

©2020 Jack L. Pyke (P)2020 Jack L. Pyke

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Dark and Moving

wow. Jack gets me every time! a great thriller and moving family story. I REALLY enjoyed this story! Dan is such an excellent narrator and this one was wonderful as always

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Jack always messes with my mind!

Jack L Pyke ---- The Queen of physiological thrillers . Dark and erotic she weaves a tale that leave you breathless and always wanting more.... Abduction , loss and sadness and always love , with a dose of secrets , with wonderful narration by Dan Calley . I can breathe now ! I think ?

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Captivating

Dan Calley is amazing, as always. I love each and every one of his narrations. This book was somehow fascinating, heartbreaking, hopeful, devastating, and confusing all at once. And this is going to be a tough review since I feel like anything I say about the actual story will be a spoiler. So I won't go there. But, the way the story was put together was confusing to me for the first quarter going in. There were names that meant nothing and were intertwined with each other, but coupled differently at times. I had a rough go until things started to unravel, and then everything started making sense. This story was captivating and by the end I wanted so much more! Jack Pyke weaves quite a tale and pulls at so many emotions. Incredible.

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Beautiful, Tragic, and Romantic

Lost in the Echo is a standalone contemporary novella that mixes the different genres of suspense, psychological thriller, and romance all together. There is a lot of angst and grief throughout this book, and I cried a few times throughout the story. However, there was also a lot of beauty and hope, and the ending was romantic with an optimistic tone. Jack L. Pyke writes BDSM and psychological suspense extremely well with many different layers. There’s the dangerous element of a sudden kidnapping mixed with the mental and emotional grief, Will, one of the main characters, is forced to confront. On top of these heavy elements, there is also an erotic energy that buzzes throughout the book that reveals itself to be something stronger than just pure lust. Dan Calley narrates the audiobook and his beautiful and sultry voice is perfect for the complexity that this book requires. I was captivated by his narration, and thought his performance was extremely well done with the perfect amount of energy infused into each scene. The audiobook production was well done and made for an overall enjoyable experience.

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Become lost in the echo and the words.

While this is a short book, and nowhere near as dark as Jack's other works, don't let that put you off. Lost in the Echo is a masterclass in how to combine her psychological hallmark, but giving it a slighter softer edge. The thing I love most about Jack's writing is the style and flow of it, I have no idea how she manages to create the words which literally grab my attention and hold me a virtual prisoner until the end and sometimes well beyond. Lost In The Echo is no different, when you begin to listen the first thing that strikes you is the tone and pace Dan Calley expertly applies to Jack’s words. It sets the scene perfectly as he leads you into the world our main character, Will. A man who’s so lost in a private grief, it threatens to consume him. Dan Calley portrays these emotions so beautifully and with such care and sensitivity, it draws you into the heart of the story while the events revealed are nothing short of heartbreaking.. All this is delivered with the Pyke/Calley signature, which is now, for me, a winning partnership. My heart ached as Will coped with the grief and loss he'd endured, while he’s made to face the realisation he’s lost so much more than he was ever willing to admit. This causes Will to hurt, his pain is evident through every word Dan Calley speaks, as he brings the gamut of emotions to life with and emotion with care and skill, while also managing to portray a certain numbness which surrounded Will, locking him inside his own carefully constructed prison. I could feel just how lost Will was, how his soul cried out for someone to take care of him to take away the pain he was clearly still feeling. Every emotion was real and given we have other characters Elliot and Ryan, who play their parts to perfection, each of them brought to life and given a unique voice and emotions as they laid bare the hurt as they faced the loss in their own way. Through Dan’s skillfull narration it was easy to see just how lost in his own world, in the echo of what had been, Will and also by association, Elliot and Ryan were. I won’t give any spoilers, other than there is a lot going on and you may feel that you will never get the answers, but just continue to listen, and all will be revealed. The one thing I will say is have tissues as there were parts of this audio which brought tears to my eyes – thanks Dan!

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  • 23-09-20

Dark and Captivating story

I enjoyed listening to this book very much. I loved how the suspense was building while Will was trying to figure out what was happening to him, and how author revealed things with perfect timing in a dark setting. I liked the characters some more than others, but every one is unique in their own way. Narrator did a very good job with voices for every character main and supporting. Overall this was a captivating listening experience.

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 22-09-20

Fantastic

Words cannot express how much I loved this novella length story. It had such depth of emotion for me and just ripped me to shreds. Jack L. Pyke is a master at bringing forth cathartic moments and this one was phenomenal. Dan Calley does an amazing job bringing these characters to life!

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  • True 🌈 Loveislovereview
  • 05-09-20

Mind-blowing story, masterly narrated

Ohh boy, four years ago I read this story for the first time. This week I bought the last edition ebook and I am a very fortunate person to have the opportunity to listen to the audio version while reading it again. For me it works great, listening and reading at the same time, probably because English isn’t my native and I’m not always sure of what I hear. Dan Calley did a wonderful job narrating this book. I couldn’t put it down. His voice captured the emotions at just the right moments and personalities were clearly distinguishable. The moments of raw truth were perfectly voiced. Those moments gave me goosebumps and I cried loudly. I think it’s a gift to voice an emotional story quite punctually and keep the listener glued, make them shiver. The review of the content can be found hereunder. For me, this is a must-listen and must-read. One of my favorites books. I'm floored. THIS was a mind-blowing story. So exceptional, so dedicated so, so, I’m speechless. Amazing concatenation of words. Beautiful. It has an amazingly intriguing captivatingly build-up. Confusing. What and why is this happening? Bit by bit the curtains of the mystery slide open and OMG, there is so much to see. It was devastating. Those beautiful men, it was heartbreaking, it was devastating. I cried out loud I felt to my knees and cried. Will, James, Elliot, and Ryan. Fathers, sons, friends, and lovers. Those men I cried for them, omg I love them so hard it hurts. I just can't tell more without giving the story away and that would be a disaster because this story, you have to feel it, live it, breathe it. Mind-blowing beautiful.

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  • BlueRose
  • 05-09-20

Dark and twisted with a dash of sadness

5 Blue Roses 2 Blue Flame Narrator Dan Calley managed to give rise to excessively high levels of uneasiness and apprehension. The deep rumble in his voice did not lower or stabilize any neurohormones. In fact, this reading just messed me up some more. This is another Jack L. Pyke thriller, so in hindsight, he did his job much too well. I am impressed by the lower speed in pronunciation of his words, making it easier for us non-English listeners to understand. I did hear more pauses and change in pitch, making listening less monotonous, but still stuffed with rich and dark emotions. The plot is extremely well planned and laid out. Listeners will expect the unexpecting horror around every corner, inside every suggestion, but still, end up feeling “Lost in the Echo”. No spoilers here. The character development is sufficient enough to keep listeners guessing. Just expect to be stirred and shaken up afterward. It may make you more vulnerable to conditions like anxiety, depression, and even psychosis. This audiobook is all about those truths that hurt us so much, we refuse to see and acknowledge them. What happens when you mix up those tactile, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and visual senses? It forces you to listen and acknowledge the extrasensory perception of your pain lost in the echo. Listeners with high receptibility and who are in the mood for something totally mind whopping depressing must listen to this. Happy Listening

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  • SilkeeeeeeReads
  • 04-09-20

Goosebumps

Even though this was a short story Jack still managed to make the story suspenseful, sad, and then sweet and uplifting at the end. In other words, it was a EXCELLENT. Listening to it with Dan’s narration will give you goosebumps. Highly Recommended! Why? IT'S JACK PYKE and DAN CALLEY!

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  • Joseph Lance Tonlet
  • 04-09-20

Brilliant

Brilliant as always. There are so few authors where I KNOW I'm going to, without question, love their work. Jack is at the top of that list - the VERY top! This was no exception! Amazing writing, a great story, pain/sorrow/joy I could feel as if I were right there in the story myself...it doesn't get better. Narrator, Dan Calley, is incredible!