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Strength: The Complete Series

Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

Silent Strength and Quiet Strength boxed set

Silent Strength

Eric knows what he needs...he just doesn’t think anyone else will want it, too.

He’s finally reached his breaking point. There’s only so many times he can put himself out there and get shot down. After a disastrous first date at a BDSM club, Eric is ready to walk away and push his desires to the furthest reaches of his mind - but then up walks Marcus. But just because the sexy older man is looking for a submissive doesn’t mean he’s looking to be someone’s daddy. 

Marcus knows what he wants, and he’s spent months getting everything perfect for his boy...now he just needs to find him. 

When Marcus sees Eric at Bound & Controlled, he’s immediately drawn to the sweet submissive who’s desperately trying to hide his devastation. Marcus steps in when he sees the sub’s evening going wrong, but he’s not sure what the shy submissive is looking for. Just because he wants the boy to need a daddy doesn’t mean he’s going to get what he hopes for.

Quiet Strength

Eric’s grown more confident. He has to admit that. 

With Marcus’s love and support, he’s stronger than ever, but it’s not enough. His daddy’s given him the ability to go after what he wants, but there’s so much more that feels just out of reach. Eric doesn’t want part of the lifestyle or some of the submission...he wants everything. 

For Marcus, there’s nothing more beautiful than watching his boy’s confidence grow.

Marcus loves every step that Eric has taken on his journey, but he doesn’t want to push his boy too far, too fast. And when the only part of Marcus’s future that’s clear is Eric by his side, it’s not fair to his boy to rush things. A daddy should be able to provide for his boy. A looming retirement and a questionable future aren’t enough. Not when he wants to give his boy everything. 

When it comes to their relationship, Eric is ready to jump in headfirst. But how does Eric show his daddy that everything doesn’t have to be planned out to be perfect?

This boxed set contains M/M sexual content, mild BDSM, age play, mild ABDL.
 

©2018 M.A. Innes (P)2018 M.A. Innes

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M. A. Innes and Kenneth Obi do it again!

Love Marcus and Eric together. I first read the book and Kenneth Obi’s narration was like getting to experience the book again for the first time. M. A. Innes writing is always fantastic and the characters always seem real. Kenneth Obi has an amazing talent for voicing characters and sets the realism of the characters in stone. Definite must read and must listen.

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Great!

Even if you know what you want and need it takes courage to reach out for it. If you find a perfect match to you together you can take babysteps into the world as you are.

A sweet and sexy story about a little insecure boy and his perfect daddy!

Kenneth Obi makes them come alive. So impressed of him switching voices between the sweet boy and his daddy dom! And just wait for the giggles for one of the side characters ❣️

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as great as the ebook

The story is always full 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. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. 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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Enjoyable?

So I listened to book one and found it enjoyable but I will be honest I don’t think Daddy Kink is my thing.
I also listened to book 2 and again I enjoyed it but sometimes the voices rubbed me the wrong way, even in their daily adult lives they were just a touch to childish for me, if I read the books I think I would enjoy them more as I would put my own voice to them.

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Loved this so much

When I read these books, I loved them listening to Kenneth Obi he really did a great read, with his take on Marcus and the lovely Eric, he gave these men a depth that seems deeper then reading about these guys, Now I make no secret that I cannot get enough of this authors books,
Eric had a meeting with a Dom who was really awful at Bound and Controlled Club, Marcus happen to be watching it unfold, and took Eric under his wing, that's the beginning of the story, Daddy kink at its best.

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Great Narration

So I have to admit up front that Daddy kink with age play is a new genre for me. The narration of the story was really good, the inflections were good but sometimes unless the MC's were speaking out loud I couldn't always remember who was who, especially in the first book. I felt the build up was missing something as this was all new to Eric and it felt like the getting to know you stage was skipped a little and went straight in to the age play. Overall a good story and I will probably look at more stories from this author.

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  • mainebookworm
  • 07-02-19

Superb narration of a superb story

I had read these books when they were first released and was really lucky to win an audio copy of any of Kenneth Obi's audios. As I remembered these books (Silent Strength and Quiet Strength) being really interesting, I selected this choice and settled in to listen to my first audio book since I used to take cassettes out of the library back in the late 1970's when I was a traveling sales rep! Well, let me tell you - this was a totally different - and fantastically wonderful - experience!!! I was absorbed into the story from the first moment, both from the author's words AND from the incredible vocal talents of Mr. Obi's narration. He has created a different voice/inflection for each main and major secondary character in the storyline so I was able to keep up with who was talking even if I had to stop my listening in the midst of a chapter. For those who are not familiar with these stories, the chapters are focused from each main character's viewpoint and they are labeled at the beginning of each chapter. They usually switch back and forth but not always; it depends upon how the story is proceeding. A few times I tried listening while I was driving and actually had to remind myself to pay attention to my driving as I became more invested in my listening than I expected I would - oops. FYI, Ms. Innes' publications are an auto-buy on my book list and I think that Mr. Obi's will become so also on my audio list when I set one up in the very near future.

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  • Mamah
  • 25-04-19

Boring...

I would liked to like this book but it was so boring I couldn't finish it. The beginning of the book was good. But after that nothing happened. Nothing.
I like age play and ABDL books (and yes, I've read a lot of them) but this one was the most boring book I ever tried to listen.

Kenneth did very good work with the narrating though!

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  • Sunday Barnaby
  • 01-01-19

I love this series!

Strength: The Complete Series by M.A. Innes
Narrated by Kenneth Obi
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Strength is a passionate read following a couple from beginning to end. I love the character growth between Eric and Marcus. Eric starts out knowing he needs something but not exactly what he needs or how to get it. Marcus is a more mature and strong character who knows exactly what he wants and finds something in Eric. They definitely have chemistry but does Eric have the strength to let Marcus take control. Kenneth Obi did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. This is a wonderful all around great romance. I highly recommend.

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  • C. Mullican
  • 30-12-18

Loved it again

I read these around the time they came out, and then listened to the audio. Very enjoyable again, and lovely to revisit old friends. One note - if you haven't read Flawed Perfection (Nate and Gabriel's story), some parts of the second book might be a little confusing. I think it could work before these, but I'd put it between them.

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  • FHR
  • 20-05-20

Finding what he needs

When Marcus steps into help a sub at the club, he didn't expect to be finding a boy that could be his own.
Eric has issues and it's his issues that have led him to explore an alternative lifestyle.
It's in meeting Marcus that he finds what he has been looking for and slowly starts to realise just what he wants from life.

This was a lovely tale. It has aspects of age play which suited these characters perfectly. The patience which Marcus displayed was endearing to see. I loved seeing the growth of both these characters as they worked towarda their HEA.

The narration was amazing and both the main characters and supporting characters vocalizations perfect. A smooth narration which made this a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Tory Thai
  • 02-05-20

Pure erotica

This book is mostly a series of one Erotic scene to the next with a loose story to help tie it together. No complaints from me though as it was all a fun read.

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  • Casey
  • 21-04-20

Great series

I loved listening to all the different voices and bring them to life!! Great job!!!

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  • Shannon
  • 19-04-20

Engaging

I was given this book for an honest review. Even tho this isn’t my normal genre, I found the characters engaging & honest. This series didn’t deal with a lot of drama, angst and miscommunication, more introspection and battling personal insecurities. If you’re into age play and want something feel good I would recommend this series. Kenneth Obi did a wonderful job on the narration as usual.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-20

Such a sweet story

Marcus and Eric are such a beautiful couple. I adored how gentle Marcus was able to give Eric the strength to be the boy he needed to be. This is a beautifully written series and wonderfully narrated by Kenneth Obi

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 06-03-20

So sweet!

I will admit to listening to this series 4 or 5 times. I love the interactions and the tenderness. I listen to this when I am feeling unsettled and find that my mind and emotions are soothed as I listen. Kenneth Obi does an amazing job bringing the characters and their personalities to life!