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Game Changer

Game Changers Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Tor Thom
Series: Game Changers Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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New York Admirals captain Scott Hunter takes his pregame rituals very seriously. In this case, it's not just a lucky smoothie he's craving - it's the man who made it.  

Pro hockey star Scott Hunter knows a good thing when he sees it. So, when a smoothie made by juice bar barista Kip Grady precedes Scott breaking his on-ice slump, he's desperate to recreate the magic...and to get to know the sexy, funny guy behind the counter.  

Kip knew there was more to Scott's frequent visits than blended fruit, but he never let himself imagine being invited back to Scott's penthouse. Or kissed with reckless abandon, never mind touched everywhere all at once. When it happens, it's red-hot, incredible, and frequent, but also only on Scott's terms and always behind his closed apartment doors.  

Scott needs Kip in his life, but with playoff season approaching, the spotlight on him is suddenly brighter than ever. He can't afford to do anything that might derail his career...like introducing the world to his boyfriend. Kip is ready to go all-in with Scott - but how much longer will he have to remain a secret?

©2018 Rachelle Goguen (P)2019 Tantor

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Wow! Hot Read! Stunning performance

I love sports romance and I loved this book. Bravo to Rachel for a hawt(!) story. Tor... wow. Speechless. That voice should come with a warning: NSFW. Thank you for a pleasant read, sir! ;)

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MM Aural Sandwich

The story is hot enough to melt the ice in Toronto or Georgia. ;)

Tor Thom's narration is amazing. Subtle but clear voice changes. That voice... wow! I would be the puck between these two players.

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Tor for the Score

Aural pleasure!

Rachel Reid offers a hea hockey romance. She is a new-to-me author. Wonderful story and ... hot, hot steamy scenes. Nicely done, Rachel.

Tor is fabulous. We all love his velvety baritone. The accent and character changes are so nicely done. Bravo!

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LOVED IT!

I freaking love this series. I cannot wait for the next book to come out! Medium heat and low angst. Tor Thom did a great job with the narration.

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Sexy Story. Delicious narration.

Fun romance story. The outcome was predictable, but the journey there was wonderful. The narrator... Wow. That voice is amazing. Bravo, Tor Thom. You can read to me anytime. ;)

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Really bad narrator choice

I've loved the book and have reread it several times, but the narrator was not the best choice for this book. I only got about 10min in before I gave up because that voice did not fit the character at all. It's a shame, 'cause I was really looking forward to listening to this book but I guess I'll just stay with the ebook.

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Not the right narrator for this series

The story was pretty good, but the narrator didn't work for me. The narrator is not good with accents, and this series features a diverse cast with accents. Whoever chose Mr. Thom as the narrator did a poor job.

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Game Changers #1

Game Changer is the first book I’ve listened to narrated by Tor Thom. He’s got a great vocal range, capable of lot of distinctive character voices, and keeps a good pace throughout, making sure the quieter beginning half of Game Changer didn’t drag down the momentum of the story.

Do you like hockey? Do you like romances featuring a gorgeous, kind, sweet, and lonely millionaire hockey player falling in love with a gorgeous, sweet, smart, and funny “regular” guy? Do you like a lot (and I mean a lot) of insanely hot sex? Do you love stories where one character is in the closet, but could decide to possibly throw his entire career away all for LOVE?
For my review of the e-book, click here.

I took a few days before writing my review to try to insert a little objectivity into this almost entirely subjective review, because when I finally finished listening to Game Changer I wasn’t thinking about the story. I wasn’t thinking about the heart boner I got from Kip and Scott working their issues out and getting their sigh-worthy happy ending, I was just relieved I didn’t have to listen to Tor Thom’s character voice for Kip anymore.

Kip’s was the voice that drove me nuts, but it wasn’t the only voice I struggled with (why did Thom choose that voice for Scott? Why does Kip’s sister not have an accent? Why do most of the women sound the same? Why is Rozanov not deeply Russian?!) and that I struggled with the main character voices made this a really, really long 10+ hour listen and left me far more hypercritical than I would have been if I’d loved Thom’s voices.

If I hadn’t disliked his voices, I would have loved this audio because Thom keeps the pace steady, he uses emotion in his delivery, the sexy times are super hot, and it’s overall a good performance. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. But I know I’m going to give Thom another chance with Heated Rivalry and hopefully the next time I’ll enjoy it more.

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  • Sorel
  • 10-13-19

Narrator is wrong.

I didn't get very far with this. The voice of Kip is totally wrong and I found myself cringing when I listened to it.
I've read the book and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to the audio version, but sadly this was not the right narrator for this project.