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The Long Way Home Audiobook

The Long Way Home

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the 'gift that keeps on taking'. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.

Connor Dougal has every reason to believe all psychics are fakes and charlatans. He's still numb from the disappearance of his first love, a boy who went missing 10 years earlier. Everything he aspires to is a direct result of that tragedy, even the acquisition of his detective shield. The irony of having to babysit Kevin Quinn is not lost on him.

These two suspicious men must develop trust and respect for one another to solve the case and, on the way, maybe fall in love.

©2008 Z.A. Maxfield; 2012 Z.A. Maxfield (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Belen 11-20-16
    Belen 11-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling Mystery and Romance"
    Any additional comments?

    Kevin Quinn has psychic abilities he developed after a car accident that nearly took his life. He doesn't have any control over them, and has met with limited success when trying to use them to help different police agencies. However, when his brother-in-law calls the week before Christmas, Kevin is convinced to go home to Southern California to try to find the missing boys and/or their abductor/killer.

    Connor Dougal is the new detective assigned to shadow Kevin. But Connor has his own demons that he wrestles with nightly, including the fact that he's really gay.

    The romance between Kevin and Connor is one of immediately hitting it off and falling for each other - in other words: "insta-love".

    I loved that Connor, seeing what Kevin goes through, is determined to help him any way he can, even if that means stepping in front of him and shielding him.

    The mystery is super slow moving, and sometimes got caught up with an enormous cast of characters, which got a bit confusing at time while listening to the story.

    I was a bit disappointed in the glacial pacing of the mystery, and felt like Keith and Connor's romantic relationship moved at a bit too fast a pace. I wish there has been a middle ground for both, though, both were quite captivating and in the end are solved quite satisfactorily.

    J.F. Harding does a great job overall. Harding's tendency to sound like a crime show voice over narrator really works for this story, drawing the listener in and keeping their focus. I really liked his character voices, and he definitely had a lot to keep track of with this huge cast.

    It was an easy listen, with good pacing, and a compelling romance and mystery.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karen - New York Highland Mills, NY, United States 11-27-16
    Karen - New York Highland Mills, NY, United States 11-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up The Long Way Home in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious, hot, suspenseful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was mystery, romance and hot sex.


    Have you listened to any of J.F. Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he did an amazing job as a narrator. He is great with making the voices distinctive.


    If you could rename The Long Way Home, what would you call it?

    Under the Sea.


    Any additional comments?

    The storyline was great and the narration was amazing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kath 12-14-16
    Kath 12-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Just awesome!"
    Would you listen to The Long Way Home again? Why?

    I would listen to this again, just for the dialogue and amazing chemistry. I don't really go for crime books or suspense novels, what got me was the dynamic between the main characters. What started as a slow burning candle, became an inferno. These guys made the most of their time for sure.


    Have you listened to any of J.F. Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first JF Harding listen, and it's fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    At this point, ZA Maxfield owns a piece of my soul. Please apply your mojo to fantasy so I can switch genres?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BrattyOz 12-06-16
    BrattyOz 12-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A truly wonderful story"

    Every now and then you come upon a book which leaves you sorry it ended, hungering for more. This is that book. It was truly wonderful. I could not put it down, and I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HaloLove 12-04-16
    HaloLove 12-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good"

    Well I have to admit I was a little disappointed the mystery crime part of the story took a backseat to the erotica romance of the story. But overall, the great writing, interesting characters, and the entertaining value of the story kept me listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SassiKassi 11-22-16
    SassiKassi 11-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Conner and Kevin!"

    I read so much I'd forgotten I'd read this on my kindle, but the opening was so familiar. It was great in audio form too. I sure wouldn't mind this book becoming a series with Conner and Kevin solving cases together.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heatherh between the rust belt and the Bible belt 11-13-17
    Heatherh between the rust belt and the Bible belt 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Likable Characters"

    This was an enjoyable story. The plot was a little predictable but still managed to be compelling. The relationship kinda went from snarky antagonism to gooshy love pretty abruptly. But it still managed to be enjoyable and pretty hot. And as an added bonus, the dialogue was really funny. I was pleasantly surprised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    OwlEyez Cincinnati, OH USA 07-07-17
    OwlEyez Cincinnati, OH USA 07-07-17 Member Since 2007
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    Loved the intrigue and twists in this book. the supporting characters were real for me.

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    TLD 05-03-17
    TLD 05-03-17
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    "Mystery, gay romance, ESP: make for a good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Long Way Home to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, however the narrator of this Audible version does an excellent job. Voice characterization was clear and believable regardless of whether young, middle aged, elderly, male, female, hard bitten, nasty, loving or stupid.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a tender romantic love story, and a lesson in how a lover might catalyze their partner's ability of self-love. The mystery was interesting, well crafted and dreadful. I thought the villain was immediately identifiable and should have been to the protagonists. But the book's other strengths made it an enjoyable and worthwhile journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin A. Jackson Bowie, MD United States 01-21-17
    Kevin A. Jackson Bowie, MD United States 01-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An awesome book!!!"

    I REALLY enjoyed this book! The narrator is great! I've listened to him before in other books and he has a wonderful voice. The book has a great mix of humor, suspense and romance. Great Work!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • JillB
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    2/12/17
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    "Very good mystery with a dash of psychical ability"

    Read this in pixels first and after hearing the sample decided to give the audio version a go and I'm glad I did as this is another book I thoroughly enjoyed in audio format. The story is paced well; the unfolding relationship between the two leads blending well with the investigation they're engaged in so that there's a nice balance throughout the book.
    The initial suspicion held by Connor for Kevin's ability gradually giving way to belief was well represented as was the hostility of some of the other characters for a psychic helping in an investigation.
    The narration was very good, with the characters being pretty well defined and I'll definitely listen to more books narrated by Harding.
    I will be listening to this again; it's going on the 'keeper' list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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