Listen free for 30 days

Worth a Thousand Words

Worth It, Book 6
Narrated by: Nikola Muckajev
Series: Worth It, Book 6
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

When your world is small, you get to know it by the way it sounds. Every nuance - the ticking of a clock, the draw of the bow over the cello strings, the lub dub of his heart under your ear.
 

Noah’s always been a little strange, a little awkward. That was okay. He was comfortable the way he was, and he didn’t need to prove himself to anyone. And then the attack happened, and his world shrank to the walls of his apartment. All he has left is his music...and the thrill of gazing out the window to peer into the life of the man next door.
 

The world is a riot of colors. Reds, yellows, blues, greens. The color of a man’s solitude and the way the vibrations of music dance on the canvas.
 

Parker’s desperate to prove himself. Born deaf in a hearing world, his entire life has been a struggle to be seen, to be heard. Maybe that’s why he turned to painting - expressing himself through color and texture on canvas. And maybe that’s why he’s so curious about the sad, lonely man next door...the one who stirs his blood and leaves him hungry for more.
 

Welcome to Worthington, Texas, where the heat doesn't just rise in the summer - you'll feel it all year long in these stories of older men and their younger lovers. Every audio book in the Worth It series can be listened to on its own, but with so many familiar characters to love, why stop with just one? This audio book features the frantic rush of working to an impossible deadline, the passion that brings new creative compositions to life, and the bold courage it takes to step into the sunlight and away from the demons that plague you.

©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2019 Special Fiction Books

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Peter at his best

Absolutely love this series and this one is particularly emotive for me as I suffer with anxiety and depression myself but thankfully have only ever had 2 panic attack’s. The characters are portrayed extremely well with the emotion spot on. Just the kind of book I can really get into and connect with the characters and empathise with them. The only downside is the quality of the recording which seems to have some noise reducing software going on and often there’s a 1/4 second missing after a pause in the speech. Anyway it doesn’t stop the five star rating and Nikola reads extremely well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

I really enjoyed listening to this book and learning and following Parker and Noah as they both deal with different issues that affect their lives and learn how to overcome them.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Laura A.
  • Laura A.
  • 15-10-19

Touching in all the right ways

I loved the story about Parker and Noah. As is usually the case with Peter Styles, his characters are so believable - almost to the point that they could be your next door neighbors. This book, however, hit me a little harder than the others - with Parker being partially deaf / hard of hearing and Noah having agoraphobia as a result of a terrible experience - you know that they have their work cut out for them. At least they are both artists - which to me means that they are more in touch with their feelings and could potentially feel more. Thank God for that.

I'm still on the fence with the narrator, Nikola Muckajev, as I've been a little spoiled by other narrators changing their voices enough to easily tell the difference between characters. With Peter Styles' writing skills I have been able to move past my narrating issue.

Definitely worth the read and / or listen depending on your preference of Kindle vs. Audible. Enjoy!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Love222
  • Love222
  • 08-10-19

Sweet listen

Started off a little slow but it's worth hanging in for. A bit of an emotional listen that Muckajev does a fantastic job giving life too!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Clau
  • Clau
  • 01-10-19

Emotional and lovely

A wonderful story about two men who connect through their struggle to bring creativity back to their lives.

Both have overprotective brothers, and each of them has their own problems: Parker is deaf, and Noah suffers from agoraphobia, after a vicious attack.

Somehow, they click and become each other's inspiration... and something more. But Noah's agoraphobia, his high levels of anxiety, and his refusal to take medications become an issue, as he sees himself as a trap for Parker.

The way the relationship evolves is realistic, with ups and downs but it's also beautiful. The characters are interesting and enticing, and the story very attractive, A fantastic read

Nikola Muckajev does a great job with the narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for F. A. Mims
  • F. A. Mims
  • 30-09-19

An Exciting New Read!

Noah is a realistic character and understandable. After a misfortune, Noah begins recovering. He notices a man living next door who seems mysterious and alone. The man is named Parker. Suspense builds as Noah and Parker begin to exchange mutual interest. The story is sexy and appealing. Parker is living with his twin, who assists Parker an an artist and man that is hearing impaired. There are hurdles in the relationship between Parker and Noah. The author describes the relationship with beauty and expertise.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sabrina35
  • Sabrina35
  • 16-09-19

Love this one!

Great story, characters I fell in love with. The narration was good, easy to follow. This is a great series!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Denice
  • Denice
  • 25-07-19

A STORY I CAN RELATE TO

Parker is deaf from a childhood illness. He speaks and signs, but he has to either read sign language or lips. He’s a budding artist and once he gets a look at his older neighbor Noah through a window, he is smitten. Parker tries his best to help Noah not be agoraphobic. They are both artists in their own way; Noah as a musician. They fall for each other, but Noah pushes anyone and anything that needs him to leave his house. He finds out what love is truly like and is willing to change some things in his life to keep Parker.

The narrator does another perfect job in getting the characters and their points of view across.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Patricia Brost
  • Patricia Brost
  • 15-07-19

Great Story

I love the stories set in Worthington, Texas. The interactions of the older and younger men are lovely. Noah and Parker are both suffering from self esteem issues. Noah is a talented musician and composer. Noah was always quiet and a little bit different. That was okay, because he was comfortable with himself. A violent attack took his comfort zone away. Noah’s world has been reduced to the inside of his apartment. His music has all but left him and he has almost no contact with the outside world. Parker lives in an almost silent world, although he signs and reads lips well. Art is everything to Parker. His brother lives him, but doesn’t always understand him. Sawyer supports his art, but often gets frustrated by his choice of career. Parker begins to help Noah out of his isolated world. As he helps Noah, he helps himself. Noah inspires Parker to branch out and enhance his artistic style. Noah and Parker embark on a journey that is not always smooth. Join Noah and Parker on their journey. Cheer them on and enjoy your time in Worthington. Thank you Peter for another wonderful story. Thanks also to Nikola Muckajev for more wonderful narration.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JanetNAZ
  • JanetNAZ
  • 21-06-19

Slow Start . . . Great Ending

This book was slow going for me. The buildup was also slow. I think one of my issues is not fully understanding the emotions of agoraphobia. Several times I wanted to tell Noah to get over it already. BUT, then I started thinking about him being an artist/musician. Then I started to understand that he is fragile, scared, and very fearful of the world.

Then the book got to the point of Noah and Parker. That's when I fully understood how hard Noah's life was before Parker. Then he broke things off with Parker and went back down the black hole of depression, anxiety, and the neverending agoraphobia.

The end was great, however I don't want to write any spoilers. This book started slow and ended with hope.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Claudia CG Lezar
  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 20-06-19

as good 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. 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.

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, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for B.McGrath
  • B.McGrath
  • 20-06-19

moving and heartwarming

Parker's past track record with the broken and damaged men he's dated has not been good, but he continues to fight the good fight for Noah's heart. Noah has been stuck inside his house for 8 years , and Parker is just the catalyst to break him free and help him soar again. i loved that both talented artists became each others muses. Such inspiration! I enjoyed the narrator voice and expressions.