In the Requiem

Metahuman Files, Book 5
Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Series: The Metahuman Files, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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Never let go.

Weighed down by scandal, Captain Jamie Callahan must choose between saving his family’s reputation and his father’s political aspirations, or taking down the enemy once and for all. Choosing one over the other will have lasting repercussions he can’t escape. Whatever path Jamie ultimately picks, Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan will be right by his side to face the consequences. Kyle knows in a situation like this the only way out is through. Together they can make it to the other side, but surviving that journey will take everything they have. 

One last chance.

Agent Sean Delaney is learning what it means to be part of Alpha Team through trial by fire. He wouldn’t change it for the world, nor would he give up the life he’s building with Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin. But their time together is threatened by outside forces they can’t outrun. Having put the nightmare of Boston behind him, Alexei is focused on keeping his family safe, but he can’t have eyes on everyone. Alexei knows he can’t ignore the danger on the horizon, and when it strikes, he is unprepared for the tragedy it leaves in its wake. 

Risking it all.

The odds are stacked ever higher against Alpha Team, and outmaneuvering a precog is a daunting, almost impossible task. Jamie knows something has to give, and when it does, it just might break him the way nothing else in his life ever could. 

In the Requiem is a 122k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a mostly HEA and concludes this main plot-arc of the series. There is military violence within the story that might not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for listeners under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Blood and Out of the Ashes. Listening to the previous books in this series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

©2018 Hailey Turner (P)2019 Hailey Turner

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This listen blew me away!

15 Stars and then some.

I have not read this series. This was the first book and I was fine. It was obvious that there were couples who were involved, but I still absolutely LOVED this book.

I will admit, at first I thought I may have gotten in over my head, but after the world building was understood, the story just had me mesmerized. And it's a long one, but SOOOOO incredibly worth it.

There were multiple story lines, but all related. Separate couples, all tied together by their military service and their fight against a deadly opponent. This had so many action scenes, so many hot bedroom scenes and one time I almost cried and had to give myself a minute.

I picked this story because I love Greg Tremblay as a narrator, but he was phenomenal here. With his British, Southern, and Russian accents, I saw a deeper side of his talents and was awed.

So worth the listen. And I need the rest of the series too!

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I had already given this story a 5 star review on Amazon after reading in ebook form but the narration by Greg Boudreaux has smashed this out of the ballpark.
Greg knows how to wring all the emotions from you and even though I already knew the sad bits were coming I still bawled my eyes out all over again.
Absolutely awesome story that was brilliantly narrated.

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Perfect Conclusion

Finished in 2 days! Perfect ending to this series. All the main characters get their time to shine and what a ride we are taken on! You may even shed a tear along the way.

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Why does this series have to end?

Oh wow, I’m speechless. One of the best-written and most loved novel series has come to an end. And boy, what a thrilling and adventurous journey we had with our beloved Alpha team.

This sure was a series filled with roaring action, scorching sexual tension and lots of dirty, dirty loving. Alexi ans Sean are still my very favorite couple in the entire series. And I was so happy to get more of Jamie and Kyle in this book. And we got much needed closure in the series finale. The team went head on with the big bad villains of the series. It was a book with perfect balance of bittersweet angst, unwavering friendship and trust between true friends and that sweet sweet love that is hard won and cherished.

Here the members of Alpha Team comes face-to-face with the series’ Big Bads - and the consequences of their own choices. Turner deftly balances the jaw-clenching and heart-wrenching suspense with softer and sweeter moments showcasing the friendship and the loyalty between the team members as well as the love and the passion between Jamie and Kyle and Alexei and Sean. Mis Turner really is the master of this artfully crafted UF world. And the narration of Greg Boudreaux, it was just out of this world good. Loved it to the moon and back. Although I’m sad that this series has come to an end, I don’t think it could have a better ending for all of our beloved characters. I think this is one of those series I’ll relisten and binge from time to time.


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The series that keeps on giving

I am a huge meta human fan! this book was such a joy to both read and listen to as you followed Jamie through one of the longest and most horrific days of his life. The love between all the characters in this series is something your gonna wish you could bottle and sell. All of the sub characters give you such a well rounded story that by the time you reach the end you will have laughed and cried, felt hope and utter despair, experienced the worst pain and the most holistic joy. please use a credit or buy and start from the beginning, I promise you will not be disappointed.

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My heart

Hailey Turner did an absolutely amazing job with this final installment to this series. I can't really express how well I think this book was done and I think the amazing job Greg Boudreaux did cemented this as one of my all time favorite series ever.

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A fantastic ending to a great series

This is the final chapter of the better human files by Hayley Turner. The performance by Greg bird row with fantastic as always and story concludes nicely Entire series is a definite read and listen. enjoy!

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A Fitting Conclusion

With In the Requiem, book 5 , in the Metahumans Files , Hailey Turner ends her thrilling, action adventure , hot AF , MM , Sci-fi Romance .

A fitting, exhilarating, gut-wrenching, heart -rending, explosive conclusion ; swooning , well deserved HEA for all couples and very satisfying , hot AF , romantic epilogues.

Greg Boudreaux narration of In the Requiem put me through the wringer . His performance was vivid , passionate and intense. He became the characters he portrayed. He made it feel real and I felt , I was right in the middle of it all. He was brilliant!

I love all the heroes , enjoyed listening , going to re-listened their stories and highly recommend this entertaining and sexy series.

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An epic conclusion to this sci-fi military romance

I don't know where to start. This series has been filled with action and passion, friendship and family, loyalty and respect. Please do not listen to the series out of order; it would ruin an excellent experience.

In this story we have multiple POVs from Jamie, Kyle, Alexei, and Sean. It seems that the whole cast of heroes from the previous books come together to fight all the big bads that have joined forces to finish things once and for all. Alexei and Sean are healing, while Jamie is still trying to balance his loyalty to his family and his loyalty to the team. Jamie and Kyle are as in love as always, and it is this weakness of Jamie's they choose to exploit.

There is constant action which we've come to expect from this series, but there is plenty of focus on our main couples as well. Turner does not let her readers/listeners off easy, and the heartbreaking turn the plot takes is devastating. However, as this is the end of the main story-arc, she does bring things around to a bearable happiness. The team has plans for the future, but the ending makes it clear what is to come. I look forward to seeing some novellas, and hopefully we can get Liam's story; maybe a spin-off across the pond? Who knows. But, the end has come for the Alpha team as it has been, and Jamie and Kyle, and Sean and Alexei, get there well deserved happily ever afters.

I love Greg Boudreaux and his work. I thought he did a great job as usual, but there was one thing that bothered me. It could have been just my emotional frame of mind due to the story, but it irrationally annoyed me that Alexei spoke without an accent in this story as often as he did.

* I received a free copy of this audiobook and I am leaving my honest review. *

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Wow!!  What a finale!!!   

Wow!!  What a finale!!!   

Just love this series!  Loved the narration!!   I listened all day... totally caught up in the story!!  

Action, romance, suspense, fighting incredible odds and finding a way to survive and win some. It was heartbreaking at times, often suspenseful and always a compelling story-line. 

All of the MC's are just incredible together whether they are working or loving. You can feel their connection as they find their way through all the barriers that are thrown their way. I love these guys and the team together totally rocks!  

The story-line was compelling and the writing flowed really well!!

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 12-22-19

All the stars for the Metahuman team!

You need to read the previous books in the series before this one. Not only does it follow a storyline from book 1 but there are also a lot of recurring characters, so you might be very lost if you just jump in on this last one.

I've only listened to audiobooks in this series, aside from some of the accompanying novellas which I've read, mostly because Greg Boudreaux is one of my favorite narrators ever and I wanted to experience it all through his voice. Not that there weren't some moments in which I wished I could skim/ffwd through them, because if you are a fan of Ms. Turner you already know that she's a master torturer and that she'll make you cry at least once (if not more times) throughout the book. Still, Greg has a way to bring these characters and their stories to life that makes it a no-brainer to brave those scenes by listening to the audiobooks.

I read Files of the Heart (the last accompanying novella) before listening to In the Requiem, so I kind of knew what had happened. Let me tell you now, it didn't make it any easier to listen to what happened in this book, so be prepared. If you thought book 4 was hard, this one is harder. I don't know how many tissues I went through while listening, I really couldn't keep track. It was worth it, though, as the end was all the sweeter because of all the pain.

This is a series I'll listen to again, especially now that it's done, although Ms. Turner has promised she'll write Liam's story sometime in the future. In the meantime, I can't wait to listen to the novellas in audio next year!

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  • Sabbath
  • 12-16-19

STUNNING!!!

This story is very powerful. Turner's writing kept me on the edge of my seat. Boudreaux's narration takes Turner's writing to a whole other level. He has an absolute gift in causing so many emotions within this audio. It is truly a book filled with twist, turns, gut-wrenching emotions, tears, and a few surprises. Definitely a fantastic series.

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  • Summertimememories
  • 12-09-19

I wish there was more than five stars.

This book broke me. 😭😭😭I am broke I tell you. I knew what was coming after reading the book, what can I say Greg does and amazing heartbroken voice. For all characters, Alexei is still my favorite though. 😍
This is now my all time favorite series on Audible.
Absolutely outstanding.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 12-22-19

Great

This was a very good audiobook.
Definitely a great addition to this series.
I can’t wait to listen to more from Hailey.

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  • alias11
  • 12-21-19

Just WOW!

I love this audiobook and this whole series so much! It's heart-breaking and heart-warming, full of incredible odds, friendship and love, terror and suspense and grief. The characters are complex, strong, and so easy to fall in love with. You root for them, mourn with them, hope with them, and cry with them, hoping somehow they will overcome the odds and make it through. Sean and Alexie faced the fire last time, and this time, Jamie and Kyle have to fight for each other and love. I have to admit I have never been a fan of their very rough love-making, but I adore the strong feelings and love that lie beneath. This book marks the end of the stand-off with the precog, and almost seems like an end to the series, although I still think we are owed a wedding. Although this may be good-bye for now, I hope this is just a break and that Jamie and his team will be back in the future.

The narration disappointed a little near the end where Alexie lost his accent and started to sound like Jamie. Up to that point, it was a tremendous job, and full of emotion and angst.

I was very happy to receive a complimentary copy of this audiobook, and I am voluntarily leaving this honest review. I will definitely be listening to this audiobook and the whole series again and again.

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  • April 🎧 Reads
  • 12-21-19

Absolutely Perfect!

I remember reading this book. I remember getting so absorbed in the scenes, in the emotions that the book is wringing out of me. And all those memories came back rushing in as I listen to Greg Boudreaux brings the story to life. His skills, unparalleled. The unique and distinct voices of each character, it just brings a different layer to an already magnificent story/series.

This book in particular has it all, the humor, the heat level up the scales, action, suspense and all the characters we fell in love with. It also pull your heartstrings. This is an amazing conclusion book to this series.

and then I remember wishing there was more because I'll miss Jaime and Kyle... (Well, the novellas, they're pretty amazing too!)

Friends, get the Metahuman Files books, read them and then, get the audio books and listen to them. It is worth the time and the credits.

I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 12-20-19

Sorry to see the end

This book takes place far in the future and this is a science fiction, but there are elements of the dystopian that ring true. Megacities, places too hot to live, certain foods no longer available – this is all in earth’s future if we don’t do something. This book isn’t preachy, just predictive.

This book was also rough on my heart. I’ve fallen in love with Alpha team. The Metahumans keep their existence a secret while fighting those who would destroy America. Led by Captain Jamie Callahan, this band of superhuman men and women fight evil. Jamie’s lover, Kyle Brannigan, is also part of the team. Their love is illicit and only their team knows. Kyle can only wear his engagement ring while in the privacy of their condo. To top it all, Jamie’s father is a senator running for president. Because of an attack at one of his rallies in the last book, his poll numbers have tanked.

Alexei Dvorkin is another member of Alpha team and adopted brother of Kyle. His lover on the team is also the newest member, Sean Delaney. Their love affair is as epic as Jamie and Kyle’s, and I’ve enjoyed watching the couples as they navigate working together in dangerous situations and then going home. Alexei and Sean were kidnapped and tortured in the last book and I was glad to see those events and their aftermath weren’t glossed over.

In this story, they are up against a precog. How does one fight someone who can see the future? Or believes he can? A man who sets up a scenario so untenable that Jamie has to make the ultimate choice. As I said, this book hurt my heart.

As the fifth book in the series, it is definitely more enjoyable if you’ve read the others, but it stands on its own as well. An action-packed book that kept me on the edge of my seat while giving me moments of humor and, of course, lots of love. Big strong men in sappy love. Awesome.

Greg Boudreaux narrates this series and I think that’s a perfect fit. He can do Russian along with other accents as well as great voices for all the strong women on the team. I enjoyed this book and am sorry to see this brilliant series come to an end.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 12-16-19

An Amazing Conclusion...Or is it?

Hailey Turner has given us the best action packed series available on Audible with Metahuman Files and In the Requiem was my absolute favourite of the Five part series.
It was an amazing conclusion and it had me gripped from the start, it took me on a roller coaster or emotions, tearing me down and building me back up again. Very clever Hailey, very clever lol 😉.
I have stated in previous reviews that the world building and character development is masterful and Hailey just gets better with each book she writes.
Although this is supposed to be the final instalment of the series there is the possibility of more and I hope there is a story to be made with Liam in mind in the future.
Greg Boudreaux has a talent that brings to life the characters and their emotions. He is definitely one of my favourite narrators.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 12-15-19

Unbelievably good!

it's it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? That's certainly hope I felt about Hailey Turner for a good chunk of this book ... you are a mean, mean author 😂.
Book 5 in the Metahuman series is most definately the best. That's saying something because they're all awesome. I'm not giving anything away but boy, this one puts Alpha Team through the ringer!
Loved it, even if I had to contact a friend who'd read the book to check it was going to be ok before I kept reading.
Greg Boudreaux does a fantastic job as always.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 12-14-19

so interesting

wow.. this was interesting and kept me guessing.. this series is wonderful and this narrator did a good job with the feeling and flow of this story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-21-19

another amazing book by Hailey Turner

loved it, it took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I have loved this series and look forward to more books and audios. I love Greg's naŕration. highly recommend this series