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  • Photographic Memory

  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: John Hong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+, Romance
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

A man focused on success. An artist determined to make a difference. A fateful choice between love and money.

Alex:

I’m on the verge of burning out, but I can’t quit. I refuse to be poor, refuse to return to Texas a failure. My career is everything - at least that’s what I thought before I was set up on a blind date with Jordan, the boy from my past I left behind.

Jordan is everything I remembered - a brilliant artist dedicated to making a difference in the world. He calls to my soul, reawakens the part of me I crushed in order to get ahead. How can I be with someone whose political activism threatens my very livelihood? How can I not, when he reminds me of the person I used to be?

A person who would make the choice to betray his employer and hand over sensitive financial documents in order to bring down a tyrant bent on destruction.... A person who is carrying a life-altering new secret.

Jordan: 

I’m falling in love with someone who works for the most evil bank in the country - the boy I loved when we were kids. But he isn’t the same person. I know Alex - he isn’t a man without a conscience, a man devoted to nothing but success. The more time we spend together, the more I can see the familiar light coming back into his eyes. A light banishing the impostor who would choose murky success over ethics, sabotaging our relationship.

He’ll have to make a final choice - us, or his dreams of wealth. Have I gone too far, bringing Alex into my world of battling corporate greed? I don’t want our relationship to cost him his career, his reputation....

But maybe it should, if it means halting his walk down a dark path.

A path we now have no choice but to walk together. I’m expecting Alex’s baby...and Alex is expecting mine.

Photographic Memory is a steamy contemporary mpreg M/M romance featuring friends to lovers, a dilemma between love and security, and the struggle to overcome negative forces and be true to one’s self. For those who crave deep emotions, real-life conflicts, and surprise pregnancy. Stand-alone with a HEA and no cheating.

©2018 Shehan Peiris (P)2019 Shehan Peiris

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Got to ch6, sadly its a DNF.

I am buying the ebook and will get the auto screen reader to play the book for me while I'm to busy to actually sit and read.
To the Narrator, I like your voice, I just think you could do with a little more practice with flow of the story your telling, perhaps some help with making edits more seamless and less jarring. I will probably come back to you in the future.

as for the story, up to ch6, I think it could be a good story, I love Aiden, he's a bit of a comfort read/listen for me, especially after a mentally straining time.

I stand by my no returning policy because of how negatively it hits Authors.

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Skip the audio and buy the ebook

ok, so I don't normally critique the narrator often it the production but I sped this book up to 2x and it was still slow and broken. I don't know if it was the narrator or the production quality but if I were you? I'd skip the audiobook and just buy the ebook.
As for the story, I live MM Mpreg and I love this author but I really didn't connect with these characters at all. I found one of the characters emotional issues a bit too much. I found him more of a wet blanket and his issues got on my nerves. I wanted the other lead to just dump his whiney a$$, lol.
I felt the author just was focused more on the one's issues and the story kinda stalled for me and it went on waaaaaayyyyy too long. I perseverate enough on my own, don't want to listen to someone else with more nerousies than me.

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DNF

I couldn't get past the narrator. The words are said abruptly with no real flow or with much tonal fluctuations. I may try to listen at another time but it's just not peaking my interest.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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long and exaggerated version of a great story

hasn't read this one before listening to it and was pleasantly surprised by the plot. bear tears at the angsty bits, smiled at the lovely bits. tbe narrator wasnt great, very drawn out, drawled voice with poor inflection. not bad enough to turn off but not great.

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very good

this was enjoyable.. fun to listen to.. a good narrator and was enjoyable to hear. i liked hearing this story come to life and feeling like i was a part of their world. very good

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My Review

I loved the twist in this story about both men having babies. I also like the fact that you wrote about the thorny issue of protesting and how you dealt with it. I enjoyed the book, keep me coming

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  • JDHB
  • 12-08-20

Double Mpreg! Love it!

I like Aiden Bates' books as a general rule but was drawn to this book because it's a little different than most mpreg books. BOTH mc's are pregnant! I was really curious about that part of the storyline and not disappointed with how it plays out. The only drawback for me is the narrator's reading speed. It is a little slower than what feels natural to me.

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  • MichaelTN
  • 05-06-20

Couldn't bear to listen to the narrator

The story and characters were great. I just can't bear to listen to John Hong's narration.

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  • Troy
  • 30-04-20

DNF

I couldn’t listen to this for long, the narrator is horrible. Very dull voice. Not for me.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 22-03-20

good story - not the greatest narration

Would I listen to it again: probably
Did the story keep me engaged: reasonably
Was I invested in the characters: mostly
What did I like about the story? Realistically flawed characters with the insecurities expected of twenty-something's and an interesting spin on the usual mpreg story.
Its not the usual standard I expect from Aiden Bates though. There are some amusing encounters in the story, but Alex and Jordan didn't really have much in common or enough time for each other to convince me they are able to build a solid foundation for a long lasting relationship.

I'm on the fence with the narrator. The characters have each been given their own voices and the inflections and intonations are OK and work to bring life to the characters, but at its intended speed, it was too slow for me and it couldn't keep my interest. I'm not a fan of speeding up audio's because some of the nuances of the narration are lost, once I changed the narration speed to 1.25 it was much better, but then some of the narration came through as flat and robotic.

< I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review >

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  • Clau
  • 17-03-20

I loved the story...

but no the narration.

The love story of two deeply damaged men... even when they both think they are absolutely fine :P

I liked Alex, I understand him very well, and yes, I can understand that his anxiety can be overwhelming for those around him, but those fears come from a deep place and are rooted into his mind.

Jordan... yes, I understand why he thinks the world depends on his actions, but some of the things he did weren't coming for that distorted view on life that his parents gave him. Particularly, disregarding Alex's wishes about keeping it cool at the party. Things could have gone horribly wrong just because he wasn't able to manage his saviour complex.

But I liked them together, and I really, really pity them: both coming from a C-section and having to deal with two babies? Won't wish that to my worst enemy! I hope they will invest in A LOT of help :P

Sadly, John Hong does a great disservice to the story. His narration lacks rhythm and emotional deepness. It's, frankly, very bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-20

Best one I have ever hear

I’m not sure how I felt about the characters in this book. I just hated Alex. That is who the story is about. He was a stupid guy. I just can't stop listing.

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  • Hank S. Garrett
  • 04-03-20

Opposites attract

Two such different partners must work together to build a healthy relationship! They each become pregnant with each other! I never see something like this happening, but then this is fantasy!

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  • Love222
  • 28-02-20

When Narration kills a good story

It was hard but I did stick it out through the end. I did like the story though it did drag a little but I'm not really sure if it was dragging or just the wooden and emotionless narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-20

Terrible narrator

I couldn’t listen as the narrator was too painful to listen too. I’m sorry Aiden I usually love your stories but I couldn’t get past the 1st chapter I will get this book in KU and read it instead and hopefully be able to give the actual story a positive review

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  • redbearny
  • 01-02-20

Completely different story line from this Author

We start off with Alex, working in a dead end job in the bank, his room mate decides that enough is enough. So he sets him up on a blind date. Poor Alex is beside himself and then look who shows up but his old secret crush but Jordan. Mr. Successful, Photographer, political activist, etc. Now things are going to get crazy really quick cause these two are hot for each other like right now. And before you know it Alex is pregnant and if that's not upsetting enough there is starting to be little cracks in the walls of the relationship due to the differences of opinions on the way things should go. With regards to the documents, and the corruption that is being covered up. On top of every thing else ,now Jordan is also pregnant, oh boy double the pleasure...double the fun.... Now the boys really have their hands full and some serious decisions need to be made! This has been an exciting listening experience for this listener/reader and I completely enjoyed the book! Once again Mr. Bates had me from Page one till the very end of the book. The narration by Mr. Hong added an additional enjoyment to my listening pleasure. An avid listener/reader Rock Tavern, NY.