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  • Black and Blue Series, Book 2
  • By: Lily Morton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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The Quiet House

By: Lily Morton
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
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Summary

Levi Black has mostly recovered from the events of a year ago. The only lingering effects are that he’s much more well-known in York than he’d like to be, and he’s a lot more cautious about walking around his house naked. 

However, those events brought him the capricious and fascinating Blue, so he’s not complaining. On the contrary, he’s happy, in love, and looking forward to Blue finally moving in with him. And if sometimes he wonders what Blue sees in a boring cartoonist, he keeps that to himself. 

Blue Billings is finally ready to throw off the memories of his past and move in with the person who means the most in the world to him. His psychic abilities have grown in the last year to his mentor Tom's consternation, but Blue is determined to look on the bright side. He’s also focused on ignoring all the warning signs that he’s received lately. 

However, even deeply buried secrets have a way of rising to the surface. And when a surprise from Blue’s past turns up and draws them away to a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors, Levi and Blue must fight for their survival once again. 

From best-selling author Lily Morton comes the second book in the Black & Blue series. The books are intended to be listened to in order.

©2021 Lily Morton (P)2021 Lily Morton

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Great author performer combo

It's a given that when you put Lily Morton and Joel Leslie together it's going to be a great listen, but these Black and Blue novels are something special. Levi and Blue have a wonderful, hot relationship but Morton also manages to make this series genuinely frightening. The powers in these books aren't cute they are dangerous. Joel Leslie "gets" Morton and these characters he finds the humor, the love and the passion but also delivers on the darkness and danger.

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excellent narration.

I absolutely loved this, listened to it til the early hours of the morning. I was hooked from the start. I had to find out what happened. The twists and turns were mind blowing!! The plot was woven together in such a way, that the mystery and excitement never waned. The narration was first class. Definitely recommended.

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another great Blue and Black story

I loved this book as much as the first (five stars for both) and really hope that there will be more books in the Blue and Black series. The storyline kept me listening , without pause, from start to finish. The main characters are well rounded and very likeable. well worth a credit

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Excellent

Good story well narrated. Joel Leslie excellent; good voices and always knew who was speaking.

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I loved t!

Another fantastic audiobook performed by Joel Leslie. It was great to visit with Levi and Blue again.

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Fantastic as always

Brilliant story, fabulous narration. I really loved spending more time with Blue, Levi, and biscuit-hoarding Tom

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Excellent as ever!

The Lily Morton / Joel Lesley combination are excellent as usual. I wouldn’t recommend listening to it on your own at night but that my just be me! The Blue Billings books have made me want to believe in ghosts, please can I borrow Rosalind.

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Blue & Levi Outstanding ❤️

WOW.......Absolutely brilliant this series is outstanding love it and in audio so blown away Joel Leslie narration is superb Blue and Levi these two are simply amazing together on another scary and ghostly adventure so full of fear and horror but still so very much in love with each other truly beautiful fantastic recommend so much. ❤️

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  • AL
  • 19-08-22

Amazing!

Story: A classic ghost thriller with brilliant characters, an engaging story and epic romantic plot! Lily Morton created amazing personalities for this story, with Blue Bilings and Levi Black taking the lead in witty banter, swoony love declarations and overall awesomeness. Delish!
Narration: I cannot express how perfect Joel Leslie’s performance was. A match made in heaven for this book!

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Enjoyable Story

This is an interesting story. Well written and with likeable characters. The narration is good as well.

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  • RinPet
  • 17-08-21

Weird edits

I’ve listened to a lot of Joel’s narration. He’s my favorite narrator by far, which is why I was REALLY taken aback by the weird edits in this book. I’ve never heard him do this before. Almost every five minutes or so, sometimes more, there were edits that sounded like he was speaking into a bucket. They were really jarring and took me out of the story every time. I really hope that isn’t a trend with other books after this. :-/

As for the story… ugh. It just doesn’t have the heart of the first book. Blue and Levi seem so different in this book, and the plot itself was kind of cheap. I never thought I’d think that about a Lily book… but the first book is one of my favorites by her. This one was just… really disappointing.

Regardless of all that, Joel is a master at accents and FEELING and just… acting. That’s why I finished it.

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  • Fey Gilo
  • 25-07-21

So good

I love Lily Morton’s books and Joel Leslies narration. And this book didn’t disappoint. I’m glad I waited to listen to it because the audio book just brings the story to life. It was so fun and funny and creepy and awesome. It’s not her typical style. It of course is in keeping with the Amazing Blue Billings but not her other books. I strongly recommend this title

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 26-08-21
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Blue and Levi Forever!

I waited for the audiobook to come out so I could experience Blue and Levi's adventure on a different level, just like I did on the first book. Joel's narration always adds a bit of extra touch when it comes to Lily Morton's books and his performance for this book is perfection.

I also listened to this one during day time because Lily's so good in giving us the creepy vibes when it comes to Blue and Levi's ghostly adventure coupled that with Joel's narration, I just know it'll be a different level of all the feels, including being scared in certain parts of the story. lol.

This one is another hit for Lily and Joel. Blue and Levi are amazing, their relationship going the next level and of course, more adventures together. Five star! Will there be more of Blue and Levi? I hope so.

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  • SL
  • 15-09-21

So great to go back to Black and Blue's world!

Wow what a truly lovely book 2. Wild adventures, great character development, fun (or creepy) new sidekicks, funny moments, scary/edge of your seat scenes, romance, sex... Never a dull moment. And Black and Blue's relationship is only getting better, hotter and lovelier. Joel Leslie's narration takes it to the next level, as usual. Can't wait for more adventures.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 05-09-21
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More of Levi and Blue!!💙

I absolutely loved this sequel!

This was such an enjoyable listen

Joel Leslie performed an amazing audio delivery and narration.

This was just the right amount of spooky with a hint of romance.


Absolutely loved this

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  • AT
  • 20-08-21
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Enjoyable paranormal adventure with a great couple

Considering how much I enjoyed the first book of the Black and Blue series, I was pretty excited about what the couple's second adventure would entail. And while I hadn't initially intended to wait for the audiobook release of The Quiet House, I had heard a lot of praise for Joel Leslie's performance in The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings, so I was more than happy it worked out that way.

The Quiet House had a very unique feel and storyline. I always enjoy stories featuring established couples because we get the opportunity to see a magnified chemistry that has had a chance to develop and solidify with time. I loved seeing Levi and Blue together on this adventure in a house with quite the reputation for its powerful spirits. Truthfully, I was a little surprised at how uncertain both men were concerning their importance and role in one another's life. While that feels like an honest characterization of a newer relationship, I don't know that it completely gelled with how I saw Levi and Blue at the end of the first book. That said, I enjoyed watching their bond and trust in their relationship deepen over the course of The Quiet House as much as I enjoyed their playful banter and teasing.

The paranormal aspect also felt pretty different than I initially expected. Once again, I enjoyed how unique the setting and experiences were in The Quiet House. The author's descriptions are always so colorful and fantastic, and the scenes really do come to life. Of course, this is only enhanced by the fun and consuming performance Joel always puts into his narration. But where The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings had a great spooky factor, The Quiet House had a more theatrical haunting vibe. That isn't to say that the images and story weren't great and incredibly unique, because they certainly were, it just didn't have that scary vibe that had me jumping or anticipating the next sudden reveal.

All in all, I enjoyed the audiobook of The Quiet House. The narration is boisterous and fun, and the story very unique.

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  • Teresa
  • 06-02-24

Awesome

I loved it. This is the second book in the Black & Blue series. This time Blue and Levi get invited to a haunted house. Tom, Blue’s mentor joins them. What happens there is a bit scary but they come through it and gain new friends. Joel’s narration of this story is wonderful.

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  • zakiue
  • 02-02-24

Great narration!

I'm mostly in this series for the narration. There are some mixing issues that I didn't notice in the previous book—an obvious change in quality where certain lines must have been rerecorded—but the narration itself is consistently strong throughout.

The romance is totally unoriginal, all insecurity and poor communication. But it's better than Book 1 because they do actually eventually talk about it. I also found the plot less predictable than Book 1, though it's still nothing earth shattering or unique.

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  • Krissy
  • 21-12-23

absolutely love this series

I'm not a big scary person, like horror is a no go for me. So this book is perfect! Creeps me out but doesn't make me run up the stairs at night for a whole week after reading. Joel is also one of 2 narrators that I will absolutely buy that audio without even knowing what the book is about because he's brilliant and brings out the characters with how I read it in my head!

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  • Reviewer1
  • 11-11-23

Another stellar Lily/Joel collab

I’d leave 10 stars instead of five for Joel’s performance if I could. I always read Lily’s books first and then listen to them over and over on audiobook. This is one of the best.

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