• No Ordinary Guy

  • By: Mary Whitney
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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No Ordinary Guy

By: Mary Whitney
Narrated by: Will M. Watt
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Publisher's Summary

I'm not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It's all a matter of chance. It's both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man - they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other - an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on my side, but too soon I learned the odds were against me.

©2014 Mary Whitney (P)2015 Mary Whitney

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  • 08-03-15

No Ordinary Book or Performance! I DEMAND MORE NOW


⌂ I rarely give five stars in all categories but No Ordinary Man is definitely 5 star worthy!!

Dave Bates is a powerful, handsome, charming businessman with tons of former women girlfriends. That is his life, he has no expectations and is happy. He had a rough time growing up and as a result has extremes. He can have a terrible, vicious temper. However, whenever one of his ex-girlfriends sends a wedding invitation, he is certain to pick out something nice and expensive for her. He never speaks poorly of his past conquests and seems to maintain a friendliness with them.

One day, on a business trip he runs into the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. She is a stunning, tall redhead. He flirts with her and she banters back – he purposely throws out double entendre's, keeping her off balance and unsure how/if she should address them or ignore them.

She has been in a serious relationship with her boyfriend (also a coworker) for a long time, but Bates is so very charming. She feels a pull toward him, but a responsibility or duty toward her live in, long term relationship.

This book was an absolute treasure to listen to. I did not want it to end. While *I did receive this book book in exchange for my review, this is one of the reasons that I take the time and listen to so many books. This was an absolute gem and I would've used a credit or paid out right for it.

The narrator, Will M. Watt is brilliant!!! He has fast become one of my favorite male narrators. Watt seamlessly moves between many different accents as well as characters. He is a perfect storyteller – I did not hear narration, I was listening to hear what happened next. That is is the mark of an excellent performer. I've listened to 3 or 4 books narrated by Watt and they were all spot on!

Notes: Mature themes & strong language

Once again, I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a great, sexy romance with a gripping storyline. Fantastic! Wonderful! Brilliant! More please, now!

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I could listen to him read my grocery list

Narrator is fantastic and would love to hear more of his work! The story was a good mix of angst, comedy, romance and heat. Two thumbs up!!

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Great book from the guy's perspective.

No Ordinary Guy byMary Whitney and narrated by Will Watt.

This book captured my attention from the first word. It was interesting to listen to it because it was told from the male perspective. It is not often that I listen to a romance point of view based on the opposite gender, so I enjoyed this book for this reason. It helped that the narrator had a British accent, accentuating the voice of the main character (David).

The varied descriptions of the settings throughout gave it a sense of being there. Additionally, I was able to understand what the characters were going through and feeling, based on the way it was written and read.

I found this to be a great book and recommend it to any one.

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Interesting Second Chance and Maturing Story

He lives in England, follows Liverpool, has many “birds” he can call if he wants a night out (or in) and tends to get into fights.

She works in NY and is engaged. Both travel for work, and when she finds out her fiancé is cheating a relationship blooms.

There are many differences between them, not to mention the ocean between them. Great narration with the accents, very entertaining!!

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slooooooow

this was slow ando boring and then she has a boyfriend and not even the narrator could sabe It.

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Fun, sweet story

This was my first book by this author and I’m glad I listened to it. I’ll be reading more of hers. Will M. Watt gives a great performance in this book with likable characters and realistic dialog.

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Highly Enjoyable!

The story was good. To me it seemed a bit realistic which I loved. Will M. Watt did an excellent job narrating. This was a first for the author and narrator. Well worth the credit.

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Heroine is far too RIGHTEOUS

Let me 1st say the heroine was too much. She was indecisive , judgemental , & indignant about absolutely everything. The Hero deserves better. He came off as desperate and needy . the herione didn't seem to reciprocate those feelings. The heroine was suppose to be in her mid 30's but came off like she just graduated college. Maybe had the author made her younger he actions would be more acceptable. As For the writting it was okay. I just didnt care for the way the author made the Hero the only person with issues. The heroine eventually did apologize for leading him on but it was far too late at that point for me. I wished he didn't forgive her ao easily. some groveling from the herione would have made it easier for the listener to accept the reconciliation.
The heroine was suppose to be this professional uptight naive women, which for me was a complete put off. i found myself rolling my eyes a few times at her parts. it was like being lectured by your mom .
As to the narration it was okay, nothing to complain about. The epilogue was not that great. I didnt like the HEA it seemed to fit into the heroines version of HEA not so much the Hero. All i have to say is out of 3 not one Boy.. really!
I will not be listening again.

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Romance from his point of view ...

If you could sum up No Ordinary Guy in three words, what would they be?

emotional, endearing and HOT!

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Ordinary Guy?

When David and Allison were finally able to be with one another.

What about Will M. Watt’s performance did you like?

Mr. Watt hits it out of the ball park with this performance. The way he seamlessly goes between English, American and Scottish accents is flawless. Then add in the fact that he is narrating both male and female characters ~ wow! If you haven't listened to any of his previous books you would be hard pressed to tell what his native accent is.

Mr. Watt drew me into the story and kept me wanting more. I loved it!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

At over 9 hours, this book makes a great weekend listen. The story is captivating and you won't want to put it down.

Any additional comments?

Nor Ordinary Guy is the story of David, an Englishman in his mid 30's who has had a rough upbringing but with hard work has made something of himself. During one of his trips for business he meets Allison, an American business woman, and starts a friendship with her. Wanting more David courts her but his past keeps coming between them. Not only does he have a temper but his multitude of past girlfriends and acquaintances is more than Allison can handle. Will they be able to work thru this and live a happy life together?

Ms. Whitney has written a wonderful romance novel from the man's point of view. She has written David as a man who has flaws but is also redeemable. I loved this about him. Yes, he has had a troubled past but he is willing to do what it takes to be with the woman he loves.

As mentioned above, Mr. Watt has outdone himself with the narration of this story. I can't wait to find more of his work.

I would recommend this story to those who like romance with a deeper story. Due to some mature scenes in the book I would rate this as a book for those 18+.


This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.