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Darkest Hour Before Dawn Audiobook

Darkest Hour Before Dawn: THIRDS

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Publisher's Summary

THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

As life-and-death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most...for good this time.

©2017 Charlie Cochet (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

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    Anonymous 10-21-17
    10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best one Yet!"

    So happy this finally came out one of the best, great pair in this book and sooooo hot.

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    QueerAsABook 10-06-17
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    "You'll fall in love for Seb and Hudson"

    Finally Seb and Hudson! I fantasized about them because they are the couple that the author has shown us less, the one that during the other books never made progress to resolve their relationship and I was curious to know more about them.
    Hudson tries in all ways to stay away from Seb because he does not believe he deserves a second chance after the tragic accident and for this reason he tries to go out with other people; unfortunately things end up very bad for him but someone, besides Seb will help ...

    I do not want to tell too much about the plot because it is full of strokes, so I'll just say that for me this is the best book of a secondary couple of the whole series and the two protagonists deserve a book for them.
    Mark Westfield as always is amazing to making real these characters.

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    Urbanbuffy 09-25-17
    Urbanbuffy 09-25-17
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    "Yay!!!"
    If you could sum up Darkest Hour Before Dawn in three words, what would they be?

    Love never dies.


    What other book might you compare Darkest Hour Before Dawn to and why?

    Hmm... just to the other THIRDS books.


    What about Mark Westfield’s performance did you like?

    I think this might be my favorite performance of his. I love all the THIRDS relationships but this one really tore at my heart strings.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes! It put me in panic mode because I was unsure what was going to happen. It made me laugh and cry!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm loving the Wolf character. More of him.

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    Belen 09-24-17
    Belen 09-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A pleasure to listen to!"
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    THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Hudson Colbourn are mates, but haven’t been together in seven years despite the fact that living apart from one another is physically draining and painful for them both.

    When danger focuses on Hudson though Seb is no longer willing to stay away. Darkest Hour Before Dawn focuses on Seb and Hudson’s feelings for each other and putting aside the guilt of the past so they can move towards a future together. All while dodging bullets and bombs and dealing with unknowns who want to kill them.

    The action is solid, the feels are aplenty, and, once Hudson stops being a martyr, the romance pretty darn dreamy.

    Mark Westfield obviously has a great time with the narration. As a listener I felt like I could tell he was enjoying himself while performing, which is one of the reasons this series is such fun to listen to. He does great character voices, keeps up well with the pacing – especially during the action moments – and gives a solid performance that is a pleasure to listen to.

    I had a few niggles with the story, and found myself mildly disappointed that the accents (especially Hudson’s) weren’t really obvious, but there’s a warning up front that there would be “toned-down accents” and, frankly, my listening enjoyment wasn’t impacted by it.

    I enjoyed the audio and look forward to where Cochet will take the series next.

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  • BevS
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    9/28/17
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    "Certainly not the best in the series...."

    There were numerous errors in the story...not sure whether they were down to Charlie or Dreamspinner [but I suspect the latter], the most annoying of which was using the word 'ay' instead of 'eh'. And of course, we have the perennial American habit of assuming all of us 'Brits' come from London [clue...most of us don't], and have a cut glass upper class English accent instead of a regional one [which Hudson would probably have had coming from Kent]...you know cos all Americans come from New York don't they?? 😏 Unfortunately, some errors also crept into this recording and despite Mark Westfield's best efforts, I could only give his attempt at an English accent 6 or 7 out of 10 I'm sorry to say.

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  • Monzie42
    9/21/17
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    "This series just gets better & better"
    Where does Darkest Hour Before Dawn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Easily in the top 3, the series as a whole is probably number one for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the characters, i think in this book it has to be Hobbs, especially when he is cussing & spitting out things like "you bloody wanker" i spent a lot of my commute chuckling & getting strange looks from fellow commuters.

    I also really loved the scene with Hobbs and Maddox, that was a LOL moment for me even though i was walking down the road on my own!


    Have you listened to any of Mark Westfield’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The other 8 books in this series, i can't imagine anyone else narrating this series now and i must look out for other books he has narrated, i really love his voice and they way he tells a story.


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

    Unfortunately no, i listened to it when i was commuting.


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry up with book 10 please!

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