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The Weight of It All

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.

He joins a gym.

Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.

As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamors Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there's no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.

Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn't about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It's about finding your perfect counterweight.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor

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Very entertaining p, A much audible

I pre ordered this book, as I really enjoy the ebook. It was outstanding very enjoyable listening, but then this ebook is my favorite, Joel Leslie was as always fabulous, with his take on Henry and Reed, his voice for Henry's mum was very funny.
I don't think NR Walker has written a bad book, her characters are so very well written p, With Henry no filter, and Reeds quite demeanor, utter fantastic.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, Glad I ordered it.

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I enjoyed this one...

Ironically, I read this just after Christmas and it got me back into my own diet and exercise program.
However, the story itself was a great read. It's basically about a man who is feeling pretty down on himself after being discarded by his boyfriend because of his body weight. He has his world turned around when he meets his new health trainer, Reed. The narrator isn't new to me, and his performance was top notch as usual.

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Brilliant book and narrative loved the humour

loved it Joel did a really good job of making the humour real and the fun thoughts and feelings of Henry.

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Exceptional

I loved this book 10 seconds in. Literally. 10 SECONDS in. Henry's voice was so realistic and refreshing that I fell in love with him. His no-filter made me laugh out loud with tears dripping down my eyes. I don't think I've ever had such joy in an audiobook before. Reed (Reid?) sorry, I can't recall which, was lovely too but Henry stole the show for me. I cannot count how many times he swore he was going to die after a workout. His progression through the book was just lovely. There is no doubt in my mind that I'll be listening to this many, many more times.

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Want a laugh

This story has loads of humour and if you are a little down this should give you the lift you need, it's another NRWalker gem 😀😀😀

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Brilliant Joel Leslie Fantastic !

Joel Leslie brought this story to life with his emotion, in-depth character views, passion and laughter it was a rollercoaster of Joy. I loved every minute of this Audible Book I didn’t want it to end.

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loved it x

great book love Henry need more so book 2 soon ? a wedding ? please please please xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Beautiful

Following Henry's journey through Audible was incredible and intense

I could not stop laughing at times but I also loved the heartbreaking moments and heart warming moments

Joel Leslie did such a wonder and beautiful job with henry and reeds journey

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Totally amazing!!!

Adore everything about this story. The characters are lovable, the narration is faultless and the writing is outstanding. Can’t rate highly enough. Get it!

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Love this story

Love this book, such a strong personality and feel good vibe. Also it was released at the right time for me when I too was mid weight-loss battle.

The narration; it's not an Australian voice actor but the main character Henry comes across well even if his Reed sounded a trifle odd.

I'd recommend it.

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  • KJG
  • 25-10-17

Surprised

I was really surprised by this book, I had passed by it so many times. Recently finishing a book narrated by the brilliant Joel Leslie I needed more of him. The story was great, funny, witty, sweet and I enjoyed the message the book sent. Henry found himself again, made good healthy choices - but for himself. Although he may have originally been pushed by someone else I liked the tone of the book - be who you are and comfortable within your own skin.

Lets talk about Joel Leslie ;)!!!! I am going to stalk his narrations, so talented - he puts so much emotion in his work, again I am swooning over him.

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  • SassiKassi
  • 05-10-17

Gales of laughter!

I loved this book when I read it, but Joel Leslie brings the characters to life. His ability to change character voices and accents will never cease to amaze me.
Henry and Reed are perfect together. I can totally relate to not having a filter.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-10-17

5 Stars for the narration!

Light-hearted story about a man getting his groove back after the end of an eight year relationship.

Joel Leslie shines in his performance. The character voices are great, his timing with the humor is spot on, and the pacing was perfect. 5 Stars for the narration!!

Henry's humorous outlook and how easily and completely he and Reed fit together make this a very sweet romance.

Low angst, humorous romance with a sigh-inducing HEA.

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  • J. S. Van
  • 21-10-17

Amazing author. Stupendous story.

N. R. Walker is my new favorite author. This is the fourth book I've read. Joel Leslie is a top notch narrator. scratch that. He is much better than top notch. He's two or three notches above that. Yes I know that doesn't make sense. You just take a listen and you'll see. Mark my words. I'm off to buy all the N R Walker books I can get my hands on, especially of Joel is the narrator.

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 14-10-17

Sheer brilliance

I already absolutely adored this book, and Joel Leslie's narration totally kicked it out of the ballpark in terms of adding to it's brilliance. His Henry is hilarious, from the self-depreciation through to his adoration of Reed, he translates NR Walker's wicked sense of humour into something that is warm, sweet and laugh out loud funny. Recommended!!!

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  • WMG
  • 05-10-17

So good

This is one of the greatest books! Wonderful love story and fantastic narration! Highly recommended.

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  • Margaret
  • 12-11-17

Love love love this book so much ,So funny

5 stars for narrator ,five stars overall , I have a weightloss problem also so I find some good tips also

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  • Emily
  • 27-10-17

Fun and funny

If you want a light read that makes you laugh and feels good all the way to the end, just get this one! Well worth the credit!

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  • Texan2
  • 21-10-17

Fantastic

Really the genius of N.R. Walker paired with the amazing Joel Leslie can't be beat.

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  • Lulu Miami
  • 12-10-17

a heavy and light read

I loved it. It was a fun read and often funny. Some sad parts when he is struggling with life and loneliness
Narrator amazing as always; there was an accent but was easy to understand

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