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The Complete Retrieval Duet

Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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After a mix-up at the fertility clinic, two couples are forever changed when their lives suddenly collide. 

Retrieval

That was all it took for me to know Elisabeth was my soul mate. Five years, countless infertility treatments, and the loss of our only son. That was what it took for me to lose her. One phone call, a mix-up at the lab, and a little girl neither of us knew existed. That was the hell it took to bring her back to me. And this time, I wasn’t letting go.This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine. The retrieval of my wife and my family.

Transfer

I married a monster. What started out as romance ended in hell. My sole job in life was to protect our daughter. Until a police officer informed me of a mix-up at the lab. My little girl was the only thing keeping me alive. And I didn’t even know if she was mine. This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.The transfer of my life and my family.

©2019 Aly Martinez (P)2019 Aly Martinez

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Survival is the key

Words fail me in expressing the way I feel about this audiobook. It has everything, it is everything. My heart beat double time in listening to this amazingly heart wrenching book. No one and nothing is as you expect it to be. Strong alpha males and even stronger willful females carry this book into my heart where it shall stay. The love for each of these couples in awe inspiring.
Everything about this audiobook is impeccable, the writing the narration the beginning the end. Sheer perfection from the words this is audible to the words thank you for listening.

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Captivated into the story

When I loaded this book, I thought since it's going to be a long one! But to my surprise, I was so taken in, the time flew by, and I couldn't get enough. This story starts with Elisabeth and Roman with their journey to parenthood with infertility. Even divorced, this couple has intrinsic chemistry and with the revelation that their eggs may have been mixed up with someone else's, they go to track down their possible child. Claire is married to a monster, but she survives every day to keep her daughter, Tessa, safe. With Heath by her side, she is protected, but will it be enough? Martinez has woven the lives of these two couples together, uncovering the hardest of truths, and sacrificing as only a parent's love can. It's full of emotion, fear, devastation and love. The secrets and lies that are unveiled are heart wrenching, but the outcome is beautiful. Once you start this, you will not put it down, it is that good.

With the several points of view, Martinez masterfully put together an incredible team to narrate Claire and Elisabeth's story. Andi Arndt and Maxine Mitchell are seasoned narrators and easily pull you into the world of the characters. I love the way their voices can pull me in and keep me on the edge of my seat to find out what is happening next. Jason Carpenter gives voice to the men, and gave us the protectiveness and love needed to get through the emotional story. This team brought the story into my heart and left it there!

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  • Lisa
  • 10-02-19

The Complete Retrieval

The complete retrieval was an amazing Audiobook/book I couldn’t make myself put down or shut off! I was memorized and heartbroken. Roman loved Elisabeth with so much passion it broke my heart. So many twists and turns. If you were married to a monster What would you do to protect your child? Crime, murder and intrigue.

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  • Sheraka Kirkland - Crazy Chaotic Book Babes
  • 18-03-19

SUSPENSEFUL DUET

Aly Martinez never disappoints. This story was suspenseful from the first page in book one to the last page in book 2. Roman was determined to win back the only love that he would ever have. He was determined to win her back but more so after the chilling news that both he and Elisabeth received. There life was getting ready to take twists and turns that was unimaginable.

Unlike Roman and Elisabeth, Claire and Walt are very different and sad. Life is not what Claire expected and things really take a turn when doors are opened and secrets continue to walk through. Claire has no one to depend on but soon she will learn who her real family is. She has to protect herself and someone who is beyond special.

Again...Aly never disappoints!! I loved this story and will listen to it over and over again. The narrators did a good job bringing these characters to life. I have heard many books by Andi Arndt and I am new to Maxine and Jason. I can't wait to hear more from them.

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  • Sweet Red Reader
  • 17-03-19

Be prepared for ALL THE FEELS!!!!

I was not ready. I don't know why I wasn't; I should've been considering that the topic is about infertility and marriage and whenever those are discussed, books tend to delve into deep deep waters. But I was NOT READY! From the agony of infertility and loss and the toll it can take on even the healthiest, most loving relationships (the angle of Retrieval), to the damage of emotional, physical, and mental abuse (one of the major plot points in Transfer) - I was able to experience emotions that I had not before fathomed and that's all because of the masterful way Aly Martinez penned the books AND the amazing talent of the narrators. There were so many moments that I had tears streaming down my face as I read, but there were also moments when my cheeks hurt from smiling so hard, and when I had to fan myself from the sizzle. Both books featured the type of hero that I love the most: Heath and Roman were intensely determined to have their women. There is nothing like a man that LOVES HARD and FIERCELY, that is loyal and dedicated to his woman and his family, and that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve and maintain "happy life, happy wife" status. I think I enjoyed the duet even better listening to it as opposed to reading it - it was just that much easier to visualize and consume the story and to handle them back to back. The experience was cleansing and cathartic and I can't wait to read more from this author. 4.75 out of 5 wine glasses.

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  • Liz Thompson
  • 16-03-19

Gripping, emotional, and all consuming duet!

I listened to The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez and was totally consumed with the story. It was emotional, angst-filled and captivating from the very first words to the last! I could not stop listening! The narrators, Andi Arndt, Maxine Mitchell and Jason Carpenter, were absolutely amazing! This audio contains the complete duet, which includes Retrieval and Transfer, and I loved having both books at one time!

First and foremost, I have to say you need to go in without any spoilers. This story just has to be experienced. We meet Roman and Elisabeth and see what it means to love strong and deeply, even amidst so much loss and pain. Then one phone call provides hope, if they are not afraid to reach out for it.

Then there is Clare fighting to protect the only thing that matters, her daughter. She may live with a monster, but she is determined to be free and may finally have someone to help her. But one phone call may devastate all that matters to her. I loved the characters and even when their journey broke my heart, I continued to devour this story.

I was not sure how much more my heart could take while listening to The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez. It was emotional, angst-fill, and full of twists and turns. It was such a gripping story and one I highly recommend.

Happy listening!

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  • Gillek2
  • 16-03-19

Suspenseful Emotional Rollercoaster!

Roman and Elisabeth recognized they were soulmates almost from the moment they met each other and they thought nothing could come between them. When tragedy strikes, they were unable to handle the stress it put on their marriage, but it was a never that they didn’t love one another. Two years later life throws them a curveball and this time Roman is not going to let anything or anyone come between them.

Clare has endured so much to protect those she loves and has finally escaped. She has found true love but the threats from her past will put everyone in danger and it will take all the strength she has to survive.

This is a suspense emotional rollercoaster of a story about two couple who are united in their selflessness to protect one little girl. The story draws you in and leaves you on edge wondering what twists are around the corner and it is a story you don’t want to miss. I listed to the audio version of the story and the narrators did an incredible job at making you feel like you were experiencing the same emotions as the characters.

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  • T Hall
  • 16-03-19

interesting

My review: ☆☆☆☆

The retrieval duet by Aly Martinez with the first book that I've ever read by her. The first book of the story retrieval, had me from the beginning! It was capturing me with all of its twists and turns and heart wrenching emotions from page one. I loved the story and the interaction between the characters. I could not wait for book two when the first was over. I felt the second book's story was lacking a bit. Some of the ways the characters started to interact really frustrated me and I think that took away from the story. By the end of book two I was definitely left wanting more in terms of character development and storyline. Overall I would recommend this book, the audio was enjoyable and I'm looking forward to reading more of Aly Martinez.

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  • ElyLibrarySec @AudiobookObsession
  • 16-03-19

Left Me Wanting More

have not had the pleasure to read any works by Ms. Martinez. After I started listening to this duet I was mentally hitting my head against a wall. Now that I’ve listened to her books, and having had such great narrators, I don’t know how I’ll ever pick up a book.

One great thing about having someone read to you is that they can put in emotions that the characters need to get across to the reader. I don’t know about you but I tend to read in monotone – one good reason I’m not the one telling the story. And that’s one thing you can expect here, plenty of emotion. There’s both happiness and sadness. There’s also plenty of suspense for you too. You may even find yourself holding your breath a time or two. We have both good guys and a really nasty bad guy. Stuck in the middle are two innocent women. There’s another innocent that we meet in the first book that may even steal your heart.

Some people change the speed when listening to a story but there was no way that I was going to even touch that. One reason I love having someone read to me is so that I have no choice but to relax and just enjoy what’s being spoken. I didn’t want the end to come any sooner than it was going to. It was very hard to hit the stop button because I wanted to know that the women were going to be safe, the good guys were going to charge in to save those they love, and that the bad guy is going to get everything he deserves.

If you haven’t started this duet yet, than getting both Retrieval and Transfer in a complete set is perfect. That’s because you’ll find that once you start reading about Roman and Elisabeth, you’ll find that you’ll want to see what happens with Clare and her daughter. These stories are intertwined and you can’t have one without the other. They sound so believable that it’s not hard to think of the story as real. It’s one way of knowing how creative the author is. I can’t wait to listen to more.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

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  • nerdybookgirl
  • 15-03-19

Loved this one!

I'm new to the audible world, but this one reeled me and never let me go from the get go!
Sometimes it's hard to feel the characters,but the narration paired with this story was perfect. The story is completely heartbreaking in more ways than one, but Aly Martinez brings light to a terrible situation.
I wish this story could go on and on! I loved the characters and story line. I only wish for more!

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  • Sara
  • 15-03-19

Emotional... riviting!

I can’t… this duet… oh my lanta… this audiobook filled my heart with love and happiness only to break it and stomp on it and set it on fire. Really Aly Martinez is an amazing author. She’s one of the most thought-provoking authors I’ve ever read and/or listened to. Martinez takes some of the most heartbreaking fears of a woman and/or man… a couple. I mean seriously, she broke my heart a bit. I could NOT stop listening to this book no matter how painful the story was.

This was a riveting story. The narrators went between with Andi Arndt, Jason Carpenter, and Maxine Mitchel. Maxine Mitchell is a fantastic narrator. She’s thorough and thought-provoking. I’ll be honest that I’m a HUGE fan of Andi Arndt. I wasn’t surprised with her amazingness. Seriously, she’s off the charts amazing especially with something so emotional. Jason Carpenter was strong and fierce in his narration. Loved the performance!

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  • Tammy
  • 13-03-19

Wow - loved loved loved it!

Wow. Retrieval seriously pulled me in right out of the gate. I'm not much for getting into the nitty gritty of what happens in a book, but more how it made me feel. And I felt everything - love, hate, fear, desperation. The whole story seriously broke my heart. Elisabeth, Roman and Clare - two of them with a history and one a part of their future. I felt their pain - and oh Clare. She seemed so meek but when offered an out, one that would hurt her and possibly destroy her, she took it.

Transfer picked up right where Retrieval left off and it did not slow down one bit. Ugly, messy, heartbreaking...and at the end, love. Heath and Clare - I just can't even with them - their love for each other helped them get through some pretty dark moments. And then there was Roman and Elisabeth who quite possibly had the biggest hearts out of of all of them. Wow, their sacrifice was mind boggling. I'm not sure many other couples could do what they did. I absolutely loved all the characters in this duet and am so glad I pushed play. I will definitely be picking up more of Ms. Martinez's books - she writes angst on a whole different level.

Narration: I've heard Andi Arndt before but Maxine Mitchell and Jason Carpenter were new to me. They did not disappoint. Maxine pulled off exactly how I pictured Clare in my mind to a T. And Jason - wow - he can talk to me anytime! Andi did a bang up job - I even love her male voice - sexy as all get out.