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Down London Road Audiobook

Down London Road

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Publisher's Summary

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may - or may not - fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets...even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.

©2013 Samantha Young (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Elle OREGON 01-05-14
    Elle OREGON 01-05-14

    Audible Fan, Amazon Customer, Gardener, Quilter, Liberal and Activist. I'll read about anything!

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    "Poor follow up to Dublin St"

    As much as I enjoyed On Dublin St I didn't get the same from the sequel. I never found Jo a like able character un the first novel and just couldn't connect with her weak dependent and whiny in this follow up. Nor did I ever get to trust or like Cam, the boyfriend.

    Even learning Jos backstory, still I couldn't relate to her .

    Narrator Elle Newland did a great job with the novel and Samantha Young does know how to write a great sex scene..in fact this book was mostly bedroom action and weak plot.

    I really don't get the 5 star reviews for the novel..it isn't nearly of equal quality to On Dublin St.

    3 stars to the story..average women's bedroom novel and 4 for narration..the author can do better.

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-03-14
    Amazon Customer United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2015

    Wife, mother of 3 and lover all of all books! I've really become interested in the audio books since I have such a long commute. It's a wonderful way to pass the time!

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    "Another amazing book by Samantha Young!"

    I'll admit that my expectations were lower after I read On Dublin Street...I didn't think it was possible for me to love this one as much as I did the other; but I was so very wrong! The story was heart-wrenching, but what really made this a jewel was the captivating and spot on narration by Elle Newlands. Good grief she is good. You can practically feel every single word that she uttered. The "love" scenes, the sad scenes, all of them were heart-felt and she just poured her emotions into this book. I love how descriptive the book is and how each word was so on the mark. I felt what she felt. It was just fantastic. This is a book just like On Dublin Street where I was really sad that it ended. I plan to listen to both again. Highly recommend and totally worth a credit.

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    Mizmouse 09-26-13
    Mizmouse 09-26-13
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    "Incredibly talented narrator. She made the book!!!"
    What did you love best about Down London Road?

    The voice of the narrator was amazing. Her American accent was great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ok story. A couple of the issues could be hot spots for some readers.


    What about Elle Newlands’s performance did you like?

    Her speed of speech, intonation, various accents....I could go on. She really made the story that much better.


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    kathy EVERETT, WA, United States 09-18-13
    kathy EVERETT, WA, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "ABSOLUTLEY BLOWN AWAY!"
    Would you listen to Down London Road again? Why?

    Yes! I've been an audible listener for a few years now and have never written a reveiw before now. Don't get me wrong, I've listen to great books from all different genres by fantastic authors (Ken Follet and Karen Marie Moning are amoung my top favorites) and have even revisted the classics, but this book has it all! Set in the historically beautiful and vibrant Scotland, we get front row seats to watch a great romance unfold between two well-developed characters in the most unconventional way that's definetly not your typical cookie cutter romance novel format. There is a has a true depth and a realness that doesnt always lend itself to romance novels. The backstory for Jo is gut wrentchingly honest and I love how the author didn't try to soften up the real world of domestic violence and alcohol abuse. I've never cried so much during a book in my life. Some were tears of pity, but most were tears of pride as I listened to Jo overcome the hand she was delt and how determine she was to not have her little brother go through the same awful upbringing that she herself had to endure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Down London Road?

    Oh there are so many, but the one that stands out was the scene in the hallway when Cam first confronts Jo for leaving Cole with her drunk mother overnight and he grabs her arm triggering her first flash back and subsequent reaction to her hungover mother in their kitchen. Oh man....the raw emotion in the reader's voice absolutley tore my heart out. It was well read and not over done in any way!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again, so many were my favorite. The scene at the end when Jo runs to Cam in what has to be the most vulnerable moment in her life only to find another woman is already in his flat. It just tied the story in for me and made it real becasue so much of life is one big mis-understanding and that scene definetly was!


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

    Most definetly!


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing about the reading that i didn't like was the way the reader did Cam's voice. I hated the breathy winded tone she took and wished she made him more masculine sounding, like Braden in On Dublin Road. Other than that she did AWESOME and I'm already on the look out for other books she's read! Next on my list- "Letters From Skye" :)

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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 07-16-13
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful book, brought tears to my eyes"

    the narrator did a great job with the narration as well. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I also want to say that the characters in this book are portrayed really well. None of them appear too weak, too strong, or too perfect. The narrator does a good job slipping between American an Scottish accents as well.

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    Lisa Hines 07-14-13
    Lisa Hines 07-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I already have because it is a good romance book that I believe falls on the list of books you definitely should read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cam was my favorite character. He is such a jerk to begin with but you can tell there is a reason behind it. He's tattoed and hot and we eventually learn he's a huge romantic that refuss to take any of Jo's self-deprecating crap.


    Have you listened to any of Elle Newlands’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not. But I really, really enjoyed her performance and would definitely love to hear her narrating again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The bathroom scene between Cam and Jo. You could just feel the sexual frustration and longing leaping at you.


    Any additional comments?

    A continuation of the story of the lives of people we met in "On Dublin Street" this book stands omits own feet enough that it's not an absolute necessity to read "On Dublin Street" before this one, but I would still recommend it as that was a great book too.

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    Michelle Olathe, KS, United States 06-30-13
    Michelle Olathe, KS, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book made me happy!!!"
    Would you listen to Down London Road again? Why?

    Yes, loved it!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line, and sequel to On Dublin Street


    Which character – as performed by Elle Newlands – was your favorite?

    Jo and Cam


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Great story line...


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    Sara 06-30-13
    Sara 06-30-13
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    "Loved it but it drags a bit"

    Love this work and the "sister" novel, "On Dublin Street." This book takes a bit too long for my tastes to get Jo and Cam together, as well as to get some of the misunderstandings out of the way. *****SPOILER ALERT: If Cam were my man and had done all of the things he did (or didn't do) with his ex in the novel, he'd have been left in the dust. That part kind of irritated me.*****

    The narrator is perfection! I love this series and look forward to the other books in store!

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    Shlomit Reder Israel 06-23-13
    Shlomit Reder Israel 06-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Samantha Young is great author"

    Samantha Young became my favorite listen

    she knows how to build the characters to make you love them

    she know how to write sex scene, and she knows how to finish a book and not dragging it endlessly

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    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 06-21-13
    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 06-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Steamy Entertainment"
    What did you love best about Down London Road?

    I could definitely relate to Johanna in this novel. Although there were a few far fetched scenes for the most part it was very heartfelt and genuine. The chemistry between Johanna and Cameron is impressive. Samantha Young's sense of humour is right up my alley.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hands down, Johanna. Definitely a honey badger.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Cameron gave Johanna a paint brush.


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