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Birthday Suit

Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (602 ratings)
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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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"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."

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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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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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Utterly Brilliant

Being as I am a Lauren Blakely fan, I like the rest of her fans were waiting with bated breath for this release and boy she doesn’t disappoint!

Leo is someone you would want as a friend no joke, he even put his own wants and needs back before his friend. Even when things were in the clear he still protected his friendship. This is so admirable; it makes you want to root for him that much more.
I loved the interaction between all of the characters, the back and forth banter and the play on words it was fun and exciting and kept me interested from the beginning to the end.

Lulu what a strong character, she wasn’t shy or insecure. I loved that she was uniquely herself throughout the book. But also that she grew too.

OMG the narration, I have never experienced a full cast before and I am in awe of this book. The back and forth was awesome not once did I get confused as to who was who. It was BRILLIANT! I want more. I can’t even tell you who was my favorite OKAY that is a lie, its SebYo no joke he was incredible in this book as was everyone else. I want more like this!

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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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This audiobook was sheer genius! 5+ stars!

Did I forget to mention that I did a read AND listen combo for this? Yep. I had the audiobook preordered and decided to wait until release day to do this, and gah! Talk about being worth the wait. Based on the Lauren Blakely-penned stories that I’ve read, they’ve always translated well as audiobooks, thanks in large part to the narrators that have graced them. With Birthday Suit, however, we don’t get just one or two narrators—nope, we’ve got a slew of them! Yep, while Sebastian York and Andi Arndt headline the audio as Leo and Lulu, respectively, listeners also get—in alphabetical order—Joe Arden, RC Bray, Jason Clarke, Shane East, Dion Graham, January LaVoy, Erin Mallon, Robin Miles, Savannah Peachwood, and Julia Whelan. Whew! As many as the narrators are for this book, they all actually make it work quite fabulously! This was a first for me, and I was smitten by the whole experience.

This was an absolute gem of a love story, a friends-to-lovers tale that has enough of Blakely’s creativity and originality to make it her own and stand apart from the countless others that use the romantic trope. There’s humor, heart, and heat, which is basically what I call Blakely’s TFW—trifecta for the win—and she employs the three effortlessly to give fans and readers a contemporary romance that makes you smile and laugh while also giving your heart a workout from the feels, and when I say “feels”, I’m not necessarily talking about angsty ones, although yes, there’s a hint of angst here. With a kickass cast of characters led by a couple of main characters who truly had a bond based on friendship but were always meant for me. And that audiobook? Sheer genius! Lauren Blakely has outdone herself with Birthday Suit. Five-plus stars. PS: Make sure to have a chocolate or ten on-hand! ♥

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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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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 01-14-19

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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⭐️ SUPERB STORYTELLING & FLAWLESS NARRATION ⭐️

Yet another wonderful love story from auto download author Lauren Blakely and it’s got all the usual things I love from this well respected wordsmith. However, what wasn’t at all ‘usual’ was the full cast of very talented narrators - and heading the cast of heavyweights were Sebastian and Andi who have, yet again, delivered another stellar performance side-by-side and it’s no wonder they’re often paired together.

This is a bitter-sweet feel-good romance that had been one-sided for ten years.. but finally their stars align and heroine Lulu is physically and emotionally in the right place to cautiously be aware of what has been right in front of her for years.. the unconditional and unspoken love of Leo, her deceased ex-husband’s best friend. Their delicious journey is told in dual POV chapters as Leo and Lulu tread new ground by working together.. by acknowledging their off-the-charts chemistry.. by owning up to their feelings.. by finally burying the past.. and by eventually moving forward together. The plot may have been a deliciously tender love story set within the decadent world of designer chocolates.. which was a tasty treat indeed.. but the real ‘audible’ treat was the exceptional cast of narrators whose duet style of dialogue made the story flow well, made each scene more realistic and made this book unforgettable.

Worth a credit? Oh absolutely yes.. it’s unmissable. However, I would use a credit just to hear the Bonus feature at the end where you can feel the friendship and symbiotic relationship Andi and Sebastian have as they talked together and answered a few questions from listeners.

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This book is superlative in every way. Much love!

This book should win many, many awards. Best narration. Best story. Best characters. Best extras!!
Yes, the narration by the group was excellent, but I loved the outtakes at the end as well as the Q & A with Sebastian and Andi. There are 2 bonus clips of future books by the author as well. The story was excellent. This is a grown up story where characters are flawed, but own up to the mistakes they make. I loved the honesty in this story. I also loved the characters. Leo is driven and has carried this torch for Lulu for so long. He is a good guy to everyone around him. Lulu was refreshing in that she knew her own worth. I believe the ages of these characters are early thirties. So even though this story had all the feels there was very little angst and I appreciated it all the more because of that. The supporting characters made you feel happy every time they popped in. The over the top boss lady, the budding romance with the co-workers, the best friend bartender, her Mother...I did not want to rush thru their parts. I wanted to appreciate them too and they often brought much comic relief to the scenes. The slow reveal of what happens in the past made it more poignant. Lauren Blakely has written a great romance and the production of this book is to be commended.

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AUDIOBOOK WAS SO GOOD I HAVE NO HEADLINE...

I don't consider myself a blogger or even a good reviewer, BUT I can spot a great audiobook when I hear it. And Birthday Suit is the best audiobook production I've ever heard in the romance genre.

I am a huge fan of Lauren Blakely's writing and Birthday Suit reminded why I fall in love with every character she writes and every version of Friends to Lovers she spins. This particularly story gives all the feels and is bound to send you straight to Tingle Town after you visit its neighboring city Tearville because, yes there are teary moments.

What I love most about Birthday Suit is the production. When I say it has all the qualities of a radio drama, trust me, I tell no lies. With a cast of twelve amazing narrators, you are sure to embark on a journey that is like no other. In fact, after you listen to this book you'll by LIVING (not dying because that would suck) to seek out every other book each of the narrators who performed. And yes, you'll spend lots of money.

One last note, KINGSLY was my 2nd favorite character. Wait, no Jenny or is it Ginny? Wait no definitely.... oh well I cannot single out one.

Birthday Suit is PERFECTION and definitely needs to be nominated for an Audio in 2020. It is by far the best audiobook of 2019! I cannot wait to hear what else she accomplishes this year. The bar has been set!

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Really enjoyed it

Loved the story and the narration. The interviews at the end were a fantastic bonus and the outtakes were the cherry on top. I loved hearing Sebastian and Andi’s comments and the outtakes were such a fun peek into the fun they all had together.

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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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  • 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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  • tracey
  • 02-04-19

good book great cast

this book has the best cast i have ever listened to all my favourite voices in one place what could be better . the story was ok good enough to disappear for a few hours but i like the twists in other Lauren Blakely books they add a little wow and a huh i didnt see that

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 01-28-19

Cute

Light and easy friends to lovers. No angst, no drama, just pure romance, ooh, and chocolate, lots of chocolate. Leo Hennessy is Lulu’s ex husband’s best friend and he’s been in love with her since forever. Years later when they start working together things start progressing, however, there’s still the ghost of Lulu’s ex haunting them. Wonderfully written, a cute story that works well on audible, especially with Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, along with an additional cast of ten of my favourite narrators. Win win.

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  • V Nerd (Kermit), Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark
  • 01-27-19

5 Well Deserved Stars

Well Ms Blakely, you've done it again, but this time, with bells on!!

This is a FANTASTIC audio book, I love the fact that Blakely always takes the listeners into consideration (she is an audio book listener too)

The story is perfect, a second chance romance, and Blakely is the queen of Rom-Com so there is the usual witty one liners and laughs all around.

What is so special about this particular book, is the narration.

A full cast of some of my favourite narrators, all in one book!!

Narration was AMAZING!!!! Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are our MC's but with others like Joe Arden who is hilarious, Erin Mallon, who is like the narrator version of Midas in my opinion, and the stunningly perfect January Lavoy, you have a perfect mix.

Save a credit for this on people, you WON'T be disappointed!!

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  • Book Addict
  • 01-22-19

A Beauful Story!

This is a wonderful story about Leo and Lulu meeting after a couple of years.
I love the best friends to lovers stories especially Lauren Blakely.What a great cast.
I love duet narration, but this is special with a full cast.
This is a must have Audiobook

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  • Mrs D
  • 01-20-19

Perfection

I loved the story, the characters and the cast - everything about this book was fantastic!

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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.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 01-17-19

So awesomeness ❤️💕❤️

Wowwww .. not only do I get all of my favourite narrator s but these amazing characters too .. they are brilliant and funny and hot and sexy and all you want is more ..god I hope we get more .. loVED it .. brilliant..💕❤️❤️💕

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  • Madgerama
  • 01-16-19

Fantastic format

Highly anticipated listen. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Reminded me of what I imagine the old radio plays may have been like! Loved the outtakes and Q&A. Narrators were terrific however surely there’s an authentic Aussie narrator in audio land somewhere because this Aussie was cringing in those parts!
Bring on more books in this format. Loved it

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  • Kibbit
  • 01-15-19

A book written for Audio!!

As soon as I saw this book on the Coming Soon page I pre ordered it. Just having a book narrated by so many of my favourites I was so excited. Certainly not disappointed, I hope there are more books done this way. Thank you for the experience!