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Birthday Suit

Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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"You only live once, she’d say."
"A wild, foreign sensation..."
"There is only choice or no choice."
"Are you prepared to work with her?"
"Lulu and Leo 101"

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  • "A wild, foreign sensation..."
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  • "Lulu and Leo 101"

"Lauren's written a great layered story that lends itself perfectly to this large cast. While in her usual style of low drama, sizzling sex scenes, and quirky hilarious flair, I found this story to be unique and special….Birthday Suit is a must-purchase for romance audio fans. It's a listening experience that beginners to audio will be amazed by and veterans will thoroughly devour."

Lydia, Audible listener
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About the Author

Lauren Blakely, an author with number one bestsellers from both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, is known for her contemporary romance work that’s equal parts sexy, sweet, and witty. Her stories feature heroines that are strong-willed and smart while her heroes balance wicked senses of humor with hearts of gold. With over a dozen New York Times best sellers and over three million books sold, Blakely is a familiar name to romance enthusiasts. She lives in California with her husband and her two children, and has often plotted entire novels while walking her dogs—though she loses count of them sometimes.

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ALL THE STARS

LOVED IT!! This book was great, the story was a fun, witty and had some serious situations too. A perfect blend of emotions for me. Lauren Blakely never disappoints, her books always leave me with a full heart. The characters were deep and witty and the chemistry was off the charts. I love the build up and this book had it in spades. I feel like Leo was a very stand up guy which I always love and he got exactly what he deserves since he was pretty hard on himself. Lulu was a fun and strong character, I loved that she didn't let the past guide her and just wanted to move forward.

Just a heads up, this book will make you want chocolate so much you may have to stop just to get some.

The narration for this book gets all the stars!!! So many amazing narrators recording in duet style and it flowed perfectly. The casting was amazing for every character. Lauren Blakely deserves everything for casting alone. And let me tell you, Joe Arden was so much fun with a silly character and Erin Mallon has an Australian accent... just in case you needed incentive to grab this one.

AMAZING AUDIOBOOK....AUDIE'S HERE THEY COME!!!

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The best audiobook. EVER!

Birthday Suit is Lauren Blakely's newest romcom, but with a side of emotion and chocolate. Three of my favorite things: Lauren Blakely, romance and chocolate. Yes, please! Birthday Suit is a friends to lovers, best friend's girl romance. Only Lauren can combine so much goodness in one place. I read the book first and then listened to the audiobook. This is the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Ever. Lauren's words and this cast of narrators is pure perfection. I've said it before and I'll say it again Lauren Blakely is a genius! My ears have never been happier!
Leo fell for Lulu when he met her, but then she became his best friend's woman. He never acted on or spoke about his feelings, just went on with his life. Mostly. Now, Lulu's back in his life and a lot has changed over the last few years. Once he sees her all the feelings come rushing back. But he's a gentleman and a professional and when they start to work together, they rekindle their friendship. When a New York City wide scavenger hunt sends him, Lulu and a few coworkers out into the city, he falls for her all over again. But things are different now. Could they possibly have a chance? Lulu has finally gotten her life back on track. Her business is thriving, she's also working for Leo's company and having so much fun reconnecting with her old friend. Solving riddles and running around Manhattan is the most fun she's had a in a long time. She's finally let go of her past, the guilt and the pain. Leo is back in her life and she forgot how much she missed having him around. But, now that there's no one else around, she's seeing a new side of Leo. Was he always this handsome? This sexy? This thoughtful? Wow. What happens when her feelings of friendship quickly move into so much more. She wants Leo. Covered in chocolate. In his birthday suit. Uh oh! She doesn’t want to find herself in the same position she was in years ago with her career. Can she find the happy balance between her love of her work and this new found love of her friend, Leo? This story! Wow. It's full of happiness, emotion, pain, joy, sexiness, humor, riddles, friendship and chocolate. Oh, the chocolate! Lulu is adorable, fun, a little wacky and funny! Leo is sexy, thoughtful, handsome and just a really nice guy! I loved watching Leo and Lulu find themselves in each other. Enjoy being friends again. Eating delicious chocolate. Solving puzzles and falling in love!

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Multicast Narration at its Finest!

What can I say about Birthday Suit? Firstly, it's groundbreaking in romance audio with the cast of 12 all star narrators. If you're wondering if all of those voices get confusing or hard to determine, DON'T. It's written and narrated superbly and there's never an excess of characters in scenes to cause any issues with "who's talking?". Secondly, these narrators represent the pinnacle of romance audio. #kingofauralsex Sebastian York and the Always Amazing Andi Arndt are flawless. They both use their voice acting skills to precision, bringing these lead characters to life with comedy, emotion and tons of SEXY!

Lauren's written a great layered story that lends itself perfectly to this large cast. While in her usual style of low drama, sizzling sex scenes, and quirky hilarious flair, I found this story to be unique and special.

January Lavoy, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Dion Graham, Savannah Peachwood, Jason Clarke, and Robin Miles all bring their "A" game for the balance of the cast, all to different degrees, but never in a way that made you question which character they were. Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Savannah Peachwood and Jason Clarke are all romance audio favorites. Jason Clarke's performance (particularly at the end) will squeeze your heart just long enough to get you misty and then make you smile. Erin Mallon's Australian accent was hysterical and so well performed and Joe Arden's character (a human chihuahua of a character) will make you grin. The addition of all the new to me narrators make me hope that they expand more into romance audio. We always are looking for the next great voice to melt our hearts and rev our engines.

Overall, Birthday Suit is a must-purchase for romance audio fans. It's a listening experience that beginners to audio will be amazed by and veterans will thoroughly devour.

Lydia @ Aural Fixation

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A producttion for all your senses, not just aural!

OMG! OMG! OMG! This was such an amazing story. I’ve never listened to an audiobook w/so many narrators, and it was like sitting in the audience of a play. Whenever I’d hear a new voice, I’d yell the names of the narrators I knew, and looked up audiobooks of the ones that were new to me. They’re all gifted in their craft.

I don’t want to tell too much, so you can experience this just like I did. It is a beautiful love story, but you have to work for that HEA. I loved all the emotions Lauren forced me to feel. I will tell you this: there’s chocolate, and lots of it!

Ms. Blakely has outdone herself w/this audio event. Sebastian and Andi are their usual awesome selves, and the other 10 narrators made some great aural magic. I’m hoping to revisit some of the supporting cast in a later book. See how I slipped that in there?

The post-story extras are wonderful. I want to hang out w/Joe Arden, and be Kingsley when I grow up!! Boss lady idol!

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Loved the cast of characters

Thank you Lauren for putting together this wonderful cast of characters and having all my favorite narrators do the voices. I was so intrigued with the story I couldn’t stop listening. I hope that you will do another one in the future.

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I love what you did with this!!!!

The book is excellent and is only taken up a notch by the amazing narration! So wonderful!!!

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WOW

I have never listened to a book with so many narrators--absolutey loved it! Great story! This is definetly in my top 10. And I just adored the interview after the book and the bloopers! I wish more books were done this way! Just great!

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Funny, heartwarming and entertaining!

I loved the story and listened to the entire book in one sitting. The presentation of all the different voices was amazing and completely entertaining.

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BEST AUDIO BOOK EVER!!!

This book is so amazing as a read but as an audio book it is profound!

Love, loss, addiction, overcoming and so much more! Leo and Lulu have been friends since college but when Lulu returns to town they quickly and literally fall into a new chapter in their life and as a listeners we are lucky enough to join in on the laughs, lust and love! The characters are so amazing and the story is terrific! I laughed so hard in spots, fell in love and not just with Leo & Lulu but the secondary characters as well.

The amount of characters / voices made this more than just an audiobook! It was a performance worth awards and lots of them! I love all of the character voices! I love having so many in one audiobook!

BONUS: Having the Q & A after the story was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

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So amazingly funny!!

Do you have a book that you just love? A book that made you laugh and want to listen to it again and again? For me, this was that book. I have listened to it twice so far and it is so good! It makes me laugh every time I listen since the story is just that good. The narrators are fabulous!! I love when books are read in duet style, and this one, with a full cat was absolutely amazing!
So, fabulous book, fabulous narration and just fun to listen to!

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  • A-D
  • 01-15-19

I want a full cast for all audiobooks from now on.

Absolutely loved it. Such a sweet story. Leo and Lulu were great together. Kingsley was fantastic, Noah and Ginny were adorable (and erin mallon's aussie accent was awsome).
I really liked Tripps flashback chapter. Also I enjoyed Dean's character.
Another favourite from Lauren Blakely.

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  • Ses6
  • 05-31-19

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This book had a huge cast but it all came together seamlessly. I found it very amusing with a dry humour I don't usually expect from romance fiction

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  • Katie
  • 07-09-19

I want a man like this.

I don't listen to audio books much, or at least I didn't used to. Lauren Blakely has changed all that for me. Birthday was was ab-so-lutely A-MAZ-A-BALLS. I freaking loved it. It was just like being at the movies, except the film was running in my head not on a screen. having a different voice for each character, inside each and every chapter made this story exceptionally good. I'm looking forward to the next one like this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-18-19

Wow... I want more audiobooks like that

Was a delightful audio fest with all voices and and playing was a colourful audio movie because of the voices and acting all of that linked around touchy-feely and funny story ... wow ... please keep doing ... love you all

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  • dmchall
  • 04-24-19

Brilliant 5 🌟 <br />

The actors are brilliant, the script is brilliant and the extras are excellently lol amusing. Highly recommended.

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  • Stefanie
  • 04-18-19

Loved it

This Audio book was just the best!! It's definitely one of my favourites. I loved the fact that every character had its own narrator. Absolutely brilliant! It was a joy to listen to.

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  • Thebookishpeep
  • 02-17-19

LOVED IT!

All the feels, all the voices! Great listening to the outtakes and interviews bonus content too. Fave listen of 2019 so far.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-12-19

Amazing!!!

Absolutely amazing,loved the variety of narrators too! As usual Lauren Blakely doesn't disappoint with another brilliant story.

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  • KJ
  • 02-11-19

I never want to hear an audio book without a full cast again!

This is the first audiobook I have ever heard that has a full cast - all I can say is WOW! This really elevated the book. The story was good, but the performance was what made it. Love love love. I listen to anything these guys narrate.

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  • Patricia
  • 02-04-19

A bit dissapointed

I must say that I really liked the narration style for this book but just felt the story a bit empty and it took quite a while to get to the story. Love her other books but this one was just not what I had hoped.

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  • Marisa
  • 08-26-19

10 /10

narrator heaven. Love, love, love, loved it.
awesome story, great characters. second chance love sigh

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  • Olympia
  • 08-07-19

Really different.

Really enjoyed listen to this book as there was different narrators which brought the story a live. Sorry was sweet, felt bad for Leo and Lollo. It would be easy to separate the past with there feelings. Great read, recommended to give a go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-19

highly recommend

I really enjoyed having many narrators. Andie and Sebastian were as always ...brilliant. I'm hoping there will be more audio books done with more than two narrators.

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  • Kathryn
  • 03-09-19

A movie on audio.

What a great audio. Contains all the narrator's I enjoy, plus some I had not heard.
The story was ok too.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-19

I loved this book

I loved this audio book, the characters and voices of the narrators was the best audio I have ever heard, I wish they were all like this one with various voices. Absolutely Brilliant.

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  • T I Wood
  • 03-02-19

Great story - really loved the bonus material

Loved the multiple narrators giving depth to the story! Great story with plenty of humour - loved the puzzles too lol.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-19

Bonus Material

the best part of this book was the bonus material...I loved listening to Andi and Jo talk about their work and the bloopers at the end...I have long been trying to find out more about Mr Sebastian... so THANK YOU

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  • karen grave
  • 01-25-19

I just loved the chat at the end.

the story wasn't really grabbing me but I was dying to hear a full cast auditing a book which was bloody awesome especially since I have listened to most of them. Sebastians voice makes me sigh and andi delivers brilliantly as always. hats off to the others....it was amazing.

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  • Mrs. Agata Iannarella
  • 01-20-19

Loved it !!!!

The story line was perfect. A woman having the internal power to ask for what she wants. Loved the characters voices read in the book like a movie script. This made the book great to listen to and felt like I was part of the story. Absolutely loved the chat between Andi Arndt and Sebastian York with the narrators bloopers at the end. Highly recommend very enjoyable. Sorry it ended.

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  • Tara
  • 01-20-19

BRILLIANT

Loved the narration. Brilliant cast. Also love the Q&A with Andi Arnt & Sebastian York. The outtakes were funny too.