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Marty and the Pilot

Narrated by: Chris Clog
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Marty Bell knows what it's like to be bullied. He was the shy, overweight kid at school, and those memories have helped turn him into an excellent teacher - though he's never spread his wings beyond the remote northern village where he grew up.

The last thing he needs in his life is the reappearance of Devlin Surtees, leader of the gang who made his schooldays so tough. Dev is the glamorous village hero now, flying acrobatics planes and fighter jets for the RAF. He's just as spellbinding, handsome and infuriating as Marty recalls.

But the years have transformed both of them, and their old enmity blazes up into a powerful attraction. The sex is great, and Marty's beginning to wonder if the schoolteacher and the stunt pilot might have some kind of future - until a terrible secret of Devlin's comes to light and threatens to drag both of them down into a vortex of the past.

©2015 Harper Fox (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • REDxACE
  • 27-11-17

completely unredeemed pilot!

seriously who goes to an elementary school drunk off there you know what to complain about something so stupid when he has absolutely no proof. especially when he had no business being a pilot to begin with I can't even begin to imagine how many innocent lives he endangered doing what he did he should be freaking in prison not pat on the back with the sweet little love interest like the main character I think he has no right being with in the slightest I wish I could just reach in and slap him freaking guy should have just stayed with the ex-boyfriend the two where 2 peas in a pod!
I work in the elementary school and if someone tried to pull that especially someone who wasn't a parent they would go to jail in a heartbeat!!!

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  • Shay
  • 11-01-19

They Can't All Be Hits (Spoilers Ahead)

Harper Fox is one of my favorite authors. I've enjoyed almost everything she's written, but this was a big fat miss.

Marty was likable enough, but I never found myself rooting for him. Even though Dev & Jared were selfish and at times cruel, I actually preferred them as characters, could understand their plight and motivations, and wish they'd ended up together. I mean, I get why Marty would've wanted/had a crush on Dev, but long term it just didn't ring true. Marty realizing true comfort and love with Graham would've made for a much more believable and satisfying ending.

Amy's character and storyline was incredible (meaning so nonsensical as to be not credible). And Jared felt like he couldn't be out, but the love of his life - who was his superior at work - could be? How does that make sense? The "arrangement" appeared to have been agreed upon among the 3 of them, but it does make the ensuing jealousy and poor decisions by both Dev & Jared understandable, but that's where the story stops making sense, IMO.

Lastly, Ms. Fox usually lets her political leanings make an appearance in her books, but either the story is good enough to overlook it, or it's done in such a way that it doesn't feel as if the reader is being lectured or preached to, like maybe one of her characters will just make some random swipe or something and move on. She deviated from that practice in this book, and it made for a much more grueling listen. For being a shortish story, it felt like it went on forever.

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  • AAHickman
  • 20-06-18

Beautiful book, gorgeous narration, bad cover

I loved this book! I loved Marty and Devlin. I hated, a little, what happened to Devlin, and, a lot what happened to Marty. It's also possible that was all resolved too easily and that some things happened oddly off page, but I loved their story and would enjoy knowing more about how things worked out for them.

Once again, Chris Clog did an amazing job narrating. He has quickly become one of my favorite narrators.

I will be purchasing this because I want to be able to listen to it again.

I don't normally mention covers unless I live them, but I hate that cover enough to mention it. The guy looks miserable, I don't understand.

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  • Ben
  • 20-12-17

Unconvincing

This story had potential. However, it

Sometimes it was unclear, in audio format, if the characters were thinking to themselves or actually speaking dialogue. If they were actually speaking or was beyond trite. Then it sometimes became clear that this was dialogue.

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