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Light from the Dark Audiobook

Light from the Dark

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After a year of picking up the pieces of his shattered life, former US marshal Micah Beasley takes a job as bodyguard for a spoiled rich kid who can't leave his house. It's supposed to be a cupcake assignment. He just needs to get back in the game. What could possibly go wrong?

Brilliant and incredibly talented, Christopher (Kit) Auberon wears tragedy as a second skin. Kit is all that's left of a powerful family. Seemingly forgotten, he's spent his entire life in seclusion at the family estate, and he likes it that way. He's free to play his games and create worlds without ever having to set foot in the real one.

Kit's past is anything but forgotten. When death threats become real threats, Micah and Kit are forced to put their differences aside to discover who wants Kit dead.

But there are monsters in Kit's closet that should never be disturbed.

Warning: Dark subject. Violence. The usual stuff.

©2015 Mercy Celeste (P)2017 Mercy Celeste

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    Kindle Customer 03-28-17 Member Since 2016

    ChickieBaby

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    "Good Mystery / Broken Characters = Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Light from the Dark to be better than the print version?

    Love a good mystery with broken characters coming together to help heal each other. The story of Christopher and his battle with his unique autism issues. Mercy Celeste is always a delight. She has such a great imagination and control of her characters when traveling through the obstacles her creative mind sets for them to tackle. This audio version was just as enjoyable as the printed. I was excited to see one of my favorite authors releasing on audio. I hope she releases more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Light from the Dark?

    When Christopher had his big "episode" and had to be put in an isolated room. How Micha was able to pull Christopher out of his "darkness". Beautiful


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

    Yes, only one. TJ Klune's "How To Be a Normal Person". I LOVED both performances but it took me a little while to drop Gus (one of my favorite all time characters) out of my mind. Derrick's voice is very distinct but he does a wonderful job.


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

    Yes and I believe I did.


    Any additional comments?

    As I said I love Mercy Celeste and hope she releases more of her work on Audible.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K.S. 02-25-17
    K.S. 02-25-17
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    "Loved the autistic mc and liked the story"

    I really liked Kit and his view of the world from his tower. I didnt dislike the other MC but just didnt love him either. And i think the narrator may detract from the story.I cant really put my finger on it because he isnt bad at all - i just dont feel him somehow. Some parts he is very good at like the computer voice part, but other parts kind of need more feeling. The suspense part of the story is good and not at all black and white because Kit is a difficult troubled person with a lot of psychological issues both due to his autism and the trauma and he does not react like other people. It is a long story and i kept thinking it was over (suspence resolved and so on) but discovered that there were about an hour left. It is not a bad listen all in all and if u enjoy suspence M/m Hea u will like it. Maybe reading it would be better but it can be listened to, too.

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    Domino2009 02-17-17
    Domino2009 02-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting story, great job by narrator"
    Where does Light from the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put it in the top third. A very interesting story about a young man who is traumatized as a child when his parents are killed in front of him and he is kidnapped. As an adult, he is agoraphobic and won't leave his suite of rooms. When he feels threatened in his own house by a break-in he hires a bodyguard who has problems of his own with PTSD. Their first meeting doesn't go well but they manage to come to an understanding. I had a bit of a complaint that their relationship seemed to overshadow the mystery in the first half of the book but it finally started coming together in the second half and by the end all questions were answered satisfactorily.


    What does Derrick McClain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    At first I wasn't too sure about the narrator but as the story went on and I could hear the difference in the voices that he did for the characters I ended up really enjoying the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I have really enjoyed the books I've read by Mercy Celeste. I hope that she goes on to have her Southern Scrimmage series done in audio also.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    VHB 02-11-17
    VHB 02-11-17 Member Since 2016

    Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.

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    "This was a different storie"

    This one was different storie , I really enjoyed it. It was very different with an exellent narration , very sexy and it held my attention.

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    Lee 05-16-17
    Lee 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It had so much potential"

    The story started out so nicely.... and then about half way through something just fell apart.
    And then- the last 2 hours, are basically porn.
    With a bit of plot in between, but mainly porn.

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    Smitten with Reading Texas 05-07-17
    Smitten with Reading Texas 05-07-17 Member Since 2011
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    "A- rating overall"

    My Review:
    Overall: 4.25
    Performance: 4.5
    Story: 4.0

    One of the things that I love in m/m stories is that a lot of times they feature unexpected heroes. Kit is that unexpected hero in this book. It takes a while for the story to reveal exactly what is wrong with him, because when the book starts, the only thing the reader knows is that he's mute...and secluded...and brilliant...but definitely not normal.

    Micah also has no idea what he's getting into with this bodyguard assignment, but he's blown away by the pure beauty that is Kit. It also helps a lot that he knows sign language which makes him one of the few who can communicate with Kit.

    The entire story was completely riveting. There's the mystery of Kit, the suspense of what the heck is going on, and the unknown of what is really going on. Because there is a TON going on in this story....and so, so, so many twists and turns. It's hard to keep your head on straight when it all starts to unwind. Wow, the end of this one was flat-out crazy...and I loved that.

    Note on narration: I loved the narration on this one. I listened to it during a crazy time so I was in and out of the story a lot. But even with that, the narrator had such an incredible variation to his voices that I never was guessing who was talking in the story or digging right back into the story.

    It was just a great listen. It got crazy at times, but I really liked all of it.

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    denise 05-03-17
    denise 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Like this book"

    I didn't think I would this book but I did I listen to i.e. Three every enjoyable

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    J.R. Virginia 05-02-17
    J.R. Virginia 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic !"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a favorite book of mine when it came out. I didn't think it possible, but Derrick McClain's performance made it even better.

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    MotherWhoLovesGayRomance 03-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sweet but very Long"

    loved the story and I liked the author but I did feel that it could have ended a lot sooner. There was so much drama when they tried to wrap everything up that I was completely confused and felt like I needed a pencil and paper because of all the characters that were involved. I would definitely call this a soap opera mixed with a little bit of everything. There was suspense, crime solving, and some romance on the side. Overall it was a great but like I said but I couldn't do it all in one sitting. You definitely have to take a break from the book to try to get your mind back focused on it.

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    Charo 03-10-17
    Charo 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Mercy Celeste"

    Awesome and suspenseful storyline with so many twist and turns that I couldn't guess what was coming.
    5 star narration
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    5 star overall
    Charo

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