In Dyer Need: The First Chapter

Ren Dyer Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Kempton
Series: Ren Dyer Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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It’s the end of the world. Who said you can’t fall in love?

Ren Dyer is at the pinnacle of her career. Newly appointed as head of the protection team for Home Secretary Andrea Fielding, she is a woman focused only on her job.

Andrea Fielding is a woman who is looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places. When the worst happens, and the world changes dramatically around them, will Andrea finally see what's been right in front of her all along?

On the road, together with a group of people that includes Andrea's ex, Dutch Foreign Minister Marja Stegenga, they must try to reach the safety of HQ at the other end of the country. 

For Ren Dyer, it is simple: keep her safe. For Andrea Fielding, it's anything but...

As protocols shift and rules go out the window, will Ren see there is more to life than work, and will Andrea finally find the love she is searching for?

©2019 Claire Highton-Stevenson (P)2020 Claire Highton-Stevenson

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A really great listen!

The more I read or listen to Claire Highton-Stevenson's work, the more impressed I become. Granted, I've only read three so far (and have several more in the queue) but every one has been completely unique. I was immediately intrigued with this thriller set in Britain about a worldwide apocalyptic event. It's a really interesting premise, the two female MCs are strong and admirable, and there are a host of other characters that really add to the story. And although the book primarily deals with the effects and survival of the event, there is also a lovely (and hot) romance at the heart of it. I also discovered a new narrator in Sarah Kempton. Wow. She has an absolutely delicious English accent and a deep repertoire of voices and dialects for the various characters - both male and female. She doesn't just have a great voice - she performs it beautifully as well. I'm completely impressed with her and am very hopeful she'll do the follow-up. Highton-Stevenson is quickly becoming a go-to author for me. Highly recommend!

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What an excellent story

You nailed it Claire, what a great story and Sarah did amazing. I cannot wait for the next book. I suggest this book to anyone.

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awesome

great story, great narration. Can't wait for the sequel. i can highly recommend this book.

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Grabbed me from the beginning!

What a story! I was totally hooked. It’s intense to imagine how one would survive if world as you know it is no more. I definitely would want REN and Andrea on my team. I loved the action, suspense and romance! The narration was superb! I definitely recommend.

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  • 02-20-20

An incredible journey

I am a serious fan of Claire Highton-Stevenson and I applaud her for writing this novel.. The story line of this novel is not generally one I partake in. I am go grateful that I took the opportunity to experience this novel. I was amazed at how gripping and page turning it was. The whole scary but possible scenario that plays out here is engaging and scary. The amazing resilience of the characters makes this a 5 star book in my reading list. The characters are so well developed and believable. Sarah Kempton does an outstanding job of bringing the story to life with her narration. I am eager to read the next book in the series. If you're looking to stretch your reading world I would definitely recommend this read.

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exciting story line with more to come

A thrilling storyline with a romance and great reader to match. Excited for the next book.

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Rollercoaster ride

Hang on to your bridges and take a ride of what happens now. When C. H-S takes you with most adverse of voices by S. Kempton brings you in. Go by your gut and live in a drug induced world of being rebuild.

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Even Better in Audio

I really enjoyed this book amd now I love it even more in audio. Kempton does a great job with the voices. I dont have an ear for accents and am not familiar with European accents so I dont know how accurate they are, but they sound nice to my ear and are different for each character so I can tell who is talking.
Now that I have read the second part, I can actually make connections a lot easier. Looking forward to the next one!!!

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As your world crumbles can anything bring you home

Ren Dyer is unlike any bodyguard. Andrea Fielding Home Secretary is who she is charged to protect. As their world brutaly and violently implodes. can Ren keep Andi safe? This end of the world story is scary, realisticly frightful and sometimes horrifyingly gross but with a romantic twist. Sarah Kempton brings complex characters to life. The dialogue has playful banter, totally hot wlw moments and dire conversations. I am not a end of the world reader but I loved this book and this listen was spectacular. Claire Highton Stevenson has book 2 in this series In Dyer Circumstances - The Final Chapter set to release Feb. 12. Listen to or read this book before then. Then see how the story continues!!!!!!

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  • TomL
  • 02-05-20

a new twist on the apocalypse.

I read straight through on first reading. an interesting take on a post apocalyptic fight for survival in the UK.

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