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The Guardian Audiobook

The Guardian: A Gay Romance Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Jude Shea's life is turned upside down when he rescues a dog he names Joe. Even though Jude has enough trouble taking care of himself—he doesn't even have a job—he can't resist the animal that needs him. Then one night, a man shows up on his doorstep looking to claim Jude's new companion. As they run from a surprise attack, Jude finds out that "Joe" is not what he seems.

Eoin Thral is a guardian from an alternate dimension, and once he leads Jude through the veil that separates their worlds, he transforms into a handsome hulk of a man known for his fighting skills, not the capacity for love. Jude finds himself immersed in Eoin’s world, and he's faced with the fight of his life to secure a happy future for them both.

©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2010 Mary Calmes

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    katelyn 08-24-15
    katelyn 08-24-15

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss

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    "Fun if a bit corny and predictable"

    I pretty much always enjoy Mary Calmes writing voice. This story has a very "school girl fantasy" element to is - what with the shifter element and the "fated for you" element. It was quick and fun and I enjoyed the trip. I've listened to it 2, maybe 3 times since I bought it. Love the intriguing sort of hint at the end that this supernatural world might be linked to the mundane world of the Matter of Time series.

    It was a little corny and a little predictable but still the rich and well fleshed out writing of Mary Calmes. Well worth a credit in my estimation.

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    Nolow 05-29-15
    Nolow 05-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth it!"

    Very enjoyable read! Would love to read more like this one or more from this author!

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    HaloLove 03-19-15
    HaloLove 03-19-15 Member Since 2017

    🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺

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    "So In Love!"
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    I just fell in love with the story, with Jude, with everything about this and to have Sean Crisden bring it life was just amazing.

    I'm really bummed though because book 2 and 3 has a different narrator and there is just no point in spending my money on someone that is no where near as amazing as Mar. Crisden.

    I'm done buying audio books with narrators who sound decades older than the main characters and who are just awful narrators. I guess if authors don't care who reads their work of art for money, then I'm not wasting my hard earn money on their art.

    So, this story was fabulous all around, I'm sad to miss out on book 2 and 3 but that narrator is a no go!

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    Intra1 02-20-15
    Intra1 02-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantasy vs. Reality"

    What a warm and sensual story. What happens in fantasy can become reality if one jus believes enough. If only.....

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    Dana Lumberton, NC, United States 01-11-15
    Dana Lumberton, NC, United States 01-11-15

    A mother of three who love books,cooking and dogs.

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    "My first time reading"

    good story and we'll read. A read it and told me I would like it he was right.

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    kelvin phoenix 07-14-14 Member Since 2013

    I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.

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    "two worlds collide"
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    Great M4M love story. When Love hits you don't choose who it's with. Take the adventure and see where it leads. When you help someone they will help you in return.

    I love these kind of stories.

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    Vazzy australia 08-23-13
    Vazzy australia 08-23-13 Member Since 2017

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    "worth it!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Guardian the most enjoyable?

    Easier to follow the story line


    What other book might you compare The Guardian to and why?

    Chasing seth..
    I'm a fan of were wolves and were panther stories..


    Have you listened to any of Sean Crisden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All sean crisden books are great he keeps the Charaters interesting.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Guardian and why?

    Joe/Eoin


    Any additional comments?

    Needs a sequel or to be a trilogy.

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    Amazon Customer Dorton, Ky, United States 11-24-12
    Amazon Customer Dorton, Ky, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ANOTHER GIFT FROM MARY CALMES!!!!"
    What did you love best about The Guardian?

    EVERYTHING!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    i loved the fantacy aspect of it and this world Calmes has created she is awsome in world creation and everything!!


    Have you listened to any of Sean Crisden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, He is just as awesome if not more. he doesn't just read the book he brings life to the characters to the world he is reading about.


    If you could take any character from The Guardian out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    i would take them both. why?? because they are fantastic!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    i recommend this book to anyone who likes fantacy or anyone who loves mary calmes and i also recommened any book by marry calmes. if you like this one you'll love her others!!

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    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 04-21-12
    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 04-21-12
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    "HOT"

    Imaginative, sexy, funny and HOT! Great narration by Sean Crisden. Definitely worth a listen.

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    Amazon Customer 11-22-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed the story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Guardian the most enjoyable?

    The story line - like romance and fantsy - sex scenes not overdone


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Guardian?

    Enjoyed the whole story


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    Loved the way he presented Eoin Thral's - loved to him said JUDE SHEA


    Who was the most memorable character of The Guardian and why?

    Eoin Thral - he seemed to be content with being alone - but like most he wanted someone special - someone to care for him


    Any additional comments?

    This is mine first time purchasing books/audio in this genre and have truly enjoyed the stories. I have also purchased the following books by Mary Calmes: Timing and Change of Heart. I like romance stories when the story is more about the plot and not the sex scene. I have also purchased stories by the following authors: Jamie Craig, Christine Price and Josh Lanyon.

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