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Breakdown

Don't..., Book 3
Narrated by: Dan Calley
Series: Don't..., Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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“Who’s been whispering to you, Jack?” (Doctor Halliday) 

Jack Harrison has the evidence there in his hands - the DVD and notepad off D.C. Sanders that proves Gray supposedly played a part in tearing him and Jan brutally apart. But with Jack locked away in his own mind and lost to his blackouts and self-harming in the Masters’ Circle’s psychiatric unit, the past brings to light the origins of a new beast, one who only comes out to play when Jack needs to hide - a psychopath who has, perhaps, tasted and tested Gray to the full. All Jack has to do is remember how...and why. More to the point: Why does one part of him know Gray’s signature mark as an interrogations officer? And why is there such a serious sadistic kick in hiding the memory?

©2014 Jack L. Pyke (P)2019 Jack L. Pyke

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hang on for a dark bumpy ride

when i am in the mood for something dark Jack L. Pyke never fails me. this book was just all the dark goodness i have come to expect from Jack's work. and once again with Dan's reading it came to life and had me on the edge of my seat. bring on Backlash please...

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  • Dennis
  • Salt Lake City UT
  • 10-02-19

Jack

The who, why and what is Jack and who is this autoego named Martin? Book 2 left you in a very dark spot but this book starts in that dark spot and slowly brings you to light. You learn the who, what, why and when about Jack from the age of 18 to till now at the age of 30. there not much about Grey, Yan or the other characters but you dig deep into Jack and at the same time you meet Martin the autoego who likes to come out only when Jack has messed up and learn faith, trust and forgiveness.
Where book left you in a very dark place this brings to light and hope for a new beginning for Jack, Yan and Grey.

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Phenomenal

I don't know how Jack Pyke found Dan Calley but he is a brilliant narrator who has given life to Jack's already fantastic books! This is one of my favorites of the series...it again is as heartbreaking as the second one in a different way but if you have read the previous ones, you will totally understand. It was gorgeously done by both the author and the narrator and I feel so privileged to have read these books!

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Mind blown – again

The Don’t series by Jack L. Pyke is a tough one to listen to. Or endure, if that’s the word you want to choose. I’m enduring this series with enthusiasm. I loved the first book with the moniker of a BDSM Thriller. That alone was enough to grab my attention but the book kept me riveted as I discovered the dark world of the Master’s Circle and then men (and women) who travelled in those depths. The violence was present but worked within the context of the story. Antidote, the second book, was far darker with clear non-con. I suggest you read my review and the trigger warnings before diving into that one. That being said, I loved it.

Breakdown is the third book in the series and although less violent than the second book, it is no less disturbing. If it’s any consolation, Jack says, “I didn’t rape. I didn’t take without anyone being able to say”. Now, what some of the characters agreed to was some pretty dark shit. BDSM indeed with both sadists and masochists. This book takes place near the end of what is book 2. There is a six-month gap where Jack stays away from Gray and Jan – this is that time period, entirely from Jack’s point of view. He’s in a psychiatric facility and trying to undo the damage caused by the reconditioning sanctioned by someone very close to him. Gotta love family.

Jack is under a psychiatrist’s care and is slowly working his way through his memories. Much of this book is him dealing with the past. In fact there are many times when we go back and see things from his perspective as an older teenager and a young adult. Some really sick shit happened to him and there’s no question why he developed Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As with most people with mental illness, Jack is more than just his disorders but it’s taking time to get through to his damaged soul. He doesn’t plan to let anyone in but, slowly, he breaks down those barriers and works though his past.

A damning and damaging past.

I had hope throughout the book because I knew, thanks to listening to book 2, that Jack was going to reunite with Jan and Gray. That the men would have their HFN (Happy For Now). The triad is complicated to be sure and I’ll be interested to see where it goes in the next book. I didn’t love this book as much as the first two but I’m still tapping my foot waiting for the next one to come out on audio.

I have to mention the narrator, Dan Calley. He’s brilliant. He’s the perfect Jack and yet also carries the other characters, including the female ones. His voice is very deep and resonant, enabling the darkness to come through clearly. I will say I was a little confused by the American accent but it’s always a challenge to do accents and God knows there are enough variations of American that it’d be a challenge.

Anyway, I’m so glad I listened and I can’t wait for the next one.

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Amazing story. Amazing narration.

This is my favorite book in the Don't series. So many painful things happen to all the characters, but the events are unfolded purposely. This book is an excellent literary example of how to use traumatizing events to build stronger character.

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Excellent

This book has always been the most emotional for me. Most think Antidote is the roughest book, for me it sits here. There is always more pain in the healing.

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  • MaryD
  • 09-29-19

Brilliant story with fantastic narration

I have a serious book hangover after finishing this book. It is book three in the Don’t series and in my opinion is best read/listened to as part of the series. At the end of the last book my heart broke for Jack, Jan and Grey. They had been through so much and reached breaking point. This is book is about Jack fighting his demons. Oh boy I love Jack L. Pyke’s writing she has got into the nitty gritty of his mental condition and laid it all out bare for us. The ending was perfect, giving hope that the future for all three of them will be brighter. I love this series because it pulls your heart apart and gently puts it back together again.
Dan Calley’s exciting narration enhanced the mood of the book so much that I found myself stopping what I was doing just to hear what happens next. Brilliant.

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  • AliE
  • 10-14-19

Fascinating

This is another excellently written and narrated story that I couldn't put down once I started it. Not always an easy book to read or listen to, the unraveling and putting back together of Jack is always fascinating. The sheer amount of research that must have been completed to make this realistic is mind blowing.

My heart broke for Jan every time he appeared in this story. He now desperately needs the support of his men. I suspect that Jack will always be a work in progress, but "soft" Jan is now the one with problems.

Dan Calley pulled out the voices of the first 2 books as only he can. Now we have a young Jack and Craig added to the mix, and more of Martin too. It is so clever how each of "Jack's" three voices are different yet contain the similarities you would expect.

I have already downloaded the ebook for the 4th book and can't wait for the audiobook. So...do I peek or wait?

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  • Louisa Mae
  • 10-05-19

Doesn't dissapoint

I have to start my review by saying, Dan Calley has done another AMAZING job with this one. If I could give him more than 5*'s I would.

From settling back into the characters we are now familiar with, Jack, Jan and co, and he then he pulls it out of the bag with young Jack and more impressively Martin. Oh and no forgetting, and how could I for a single moment about Craig. I'm a born and bred Northerner, and if I didn't know better I would say the Mr Calley was too. The slight nuances he brought to the character, right down to the way "h's" are dropped, making Harrison into Arrison which shows an amazing knowledge and true understanding of colloquial dialect.

This book is not easy, but get to see what happens when Jack is sectioned, and how he deals with the fact the man who loves him has done this to him.

Emotions run high throughout, and it comes through in each and every spoken word, you understand how much these events have hurt, but also strengthened the bonds between our three protagonists.

As for the question, who's been whispering in your ear? It can be these characters any day!