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Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors
Thirds: Book Eight
In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It's been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that's happened, he knows he has to move forward.
After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it's up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.
I love the story. Have all except the last one and became addicted to listening instead of reading while I work. Unfortunately the price all of the sudden tripled. What the heck people. I also miss being able to by the kindle book and the audible together and have them synced. What am I missing here.
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I love Mark Westfield’s narration for this series! I have yet to be disappointed by his narration of one of the THIRDS books. It’s got great character voices and good pacing…I just pop in my ear buds and then sit back, relax, and enjoy.<br/><br/>Taking place immediately following the events of Smoke & Mirrors, this story follows Dex and Sloane telling the team about the changes in Dex and, ultimately, about the changes to come to Destructive Delta.<br/><br/>**~~**<br/>“I know we’re the ones pushing this change, but we’re in this together. We always have been, and we always will be. Whatever happens, whatever you need, Sloane and I will be there for you.”<br/>**~~**<br/><br/>This series just keeps getting better. I had quite a few questions at the end of Smoke & Mirrors, particularly regarding Dex’s motives and was really happy they are looked at more in depth in this short, but action packed, installment.<br/><br/>It’s a short novella, but it’s got a lot packed in it, and it’s all done with cohesion, setting up the series for what’s still to come.<br/><br/>**~~**<br/>Their future might be uncertain, but one thing wasn’t— no matter what happened or what they faced, they had a family to come back to, one that grew stronger with every passing day. Destructive Delta wasn’t just a team. It wasn’t a badge or a patch on their sleeve. It was home.<br/>**~~**<br/><br/>I look forward to more THIRDS action – especially on audio!<br/><br/>Note: For the sticklers be warned – Westfield doesn’t give Hudson an English accent for some reason and his voice for Cael seemed different to me than in the rest of the series. He also has audible intakes of breath before speaking – often.
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Well things didn't go according to plan. It's hard to write a review on a short story as you have a tendency to give away what happens. So, I'm not going to do that. You have to purchase the book and read it for yourself, or listen. I do have to say that there are a lot of feels in this one. An old face pops up with a warning and things get sorted with the team. That's it that's all I can tell ya. Oh except for, I loved it!!! Now I can't wait for the next book in the series which is just a little further down the road.
This is a really short book...only a few hours of audio, but it was enough to give me a good taste of my boys and I was happy for that. This is a transition book. A lot happened in the last full-length novel and we needed some reactions from Dex and Sloane as well as how everyone around them reacts to the new developments.
It isn't long, but it was emotionally satisfying. I do love Dex and Sloane and this is a good book showing just how strong they've grown in their relationship...finally. They've been through a lot and it's nice to finally see that to come through in how they're there for one another.
I liked it. It's short, but it was well worth my audio credit.
I love this series so much and was very excited for this one. I Wasn't as impressed with this one as I was with the others. This is more of a novella. There are some really good moments and it takes the team in a new direction but it was lacking the flare the other books had. Can't wait for Seb and Hudson's book.
Sometimes you come across a series where the audiobook is just as good as reading the actual ebook. That is the case with the THIRDS, and maybe even more so with this story. This novella is the bridge to the upcoming new side series based on our boys (and girls) becoming TIN agents, and so it was even more important for me to listen carefully, the second go round, so that I didn’t miss anything and was properly prepped for the future.
More importantly, Mark Westfield still does a stellar job with his performance and with keeping our characters voices distinct so that we always know who is speaking. His Dex and Ash impersonations are the best. I especially loved those two in this book. They have so much to come to terms with, and it was key to keeping them easily recognizable for the listener…and Mark kills it.
This is definitely a series that gets better and better, and what a great way to recapture the magic of a beloved book than to go back and listen to it in audio. Mark Westfield nails it again.
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Thick & Thin, the eighth book in the THIRDS series by author Charlie Cochet, is a novella that packs quite a punch. There’s so much going on in this little gem.<br/> <br/>The THIRDS series has been a favorite of mine from book one and is best read/listened to in order. I think I read the first two books in the series and then switched exclusively to the audio version.<br/> <br/>Mark Westfield is simply amazing with his narration of the series and the characters are literally brought to life.<br/> <br/>Thick & Thin begins where Smoke & Mirrors left off. Tony is in the hospital recovering. Dex comes clean to Tony and Cael about being half-Therian and his recent engagement to Sloane.<br/> <br/>Sloane also tells his best friend, Ash, about his engagement to Dex and they both discuss their relationships with the Daley brothers. I love the easy banter between the long time friends. They bring a lightness to the story with their humor and friendship.<br/> <br/>Dex and Sloane also come clean to their teammates about Dex’s recent transformation and their being recruited to TIN and what that means for their team, Destructive Delta.<br/> <br/>The THIRDS series is rich with action, drama and suspense and the author expertly ties the romance into the story lines.<br/> <br/>Charlie Cochet has given us a fascinating mix of shifters amidst a backdrop of gritty police work. There’s a familiarity with the characters and you can’t help but become attached to their stories. <br/> <br/>Mark Westfield has such a distinct voice for each character and keeps the pace of the story moving along, breathing life into each book with his narration. He captures the reader/listener with his voice during the action scenes, the dramatic scenes and of course the romantic scenes. His tone for the characters is spot on and has enabled me to become familiar with, and love, each persona for their unique qualities. In fact I’ve become very attached to some of them as a result of listening to Westfield. He brings such a level of enthusiasm to the story with his voices that you can’t help but fall into their lives.<br/> <br/>Thick & Thin certainly answers some questions but raises some as well. Questions that I’m sure will be addressed in book nine. And as a true fan I will be not so patiently waiting to find out what they are.<br/>
This is a novella that feels like a bridge story between books 7 and 9. In it Dex and Sloane get some stuff cleared up and we see the team take a new direction. We learn a bit more about some other players and we get a very, very hot sex scene with Sloane and Dex – supercharged!
I’m still a bit confused about some of the political stuff – not quite sure who’s who and what’s what – but I imagine that’s how it’s supposed to be – setting us up for the next installment.
For fans of the series this is a must – for anyone else – you’ll just be confused. ;)
4 of 5 stars
You know how sometimes you’re just in a funk – well – I don’t know if that’s the case here or what but… typically I really enjoy Mark Westfield’s narrations and especially his narrations of Charlie’s THIRDS series. This one had some issues that kept me from loving it.
There were some subtle differences that I either didn’t catch before or just stood out this time that caught my ear and wouldn’t let me ignore them. I didn’t love Dex’s dad’s voice – Tony – it just rubbed me the wrong way as did Cael’s voice. I didn’t remember Cael sounding so goofy before. I also was able to focus on Mark’s breathing sounds and his tendency to lilt at the end of non-dialog sentences way more than I was in other narrations.
Mark does a wonderful job with the “extras” and I always appreciate how inventive he is in making his voice sound like it’s in different places. I think fans of the series will still love this and once I got into the story it was easy to keep listening, I just didn’t love it as much as I’d loved some of the others in this series.
4 of 5 stars
Thick & Thin is the eighth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet and this is a series which must be read in order. While Thick & Thin is a bit short for us die hard fans, it does explain a few things after the events of Smoke & Mirrors and sets the stage for the direction Cochet plans to send the boys.
As much as I loved physically reading this book when it came out, THIRDS is best experienced through the voice of Mark Westfield. He just makes these guys come to life!
Nobody can do these guys like Mark Westfield. The variety of the voices he uses to make each character unique is amazing. The relationships between the members of the THIRDS are complex and Westfield is able to express the love, support, rivalry, attraction, and the humor… just the unique friendships they have built over the years. So many layers and Westfield portrays them perfectly!
We’ve watched these guys grow as a family since Dex joined Destructive Delta and they’ve made it through some incredible trials. Between the strange things happening to Dex after Sloane ‘marks’ him, and their decision to join TIN, some explanations are necessary and Cochet takes this opportunity to do so. The team needs to come to grips with all the changes and frankly it was satisfying as a fan to get everything organized for the future of this series.
As with all the books in this series, there is a wonderful level of humor and good natured fun. These guys don’t take themselves too seriously and Cochet has the best time with that. I’m looking forward to seeing how the series is going to change with Dex and Sloane getting their own story with TIN, not to mention finding out what the heck is up with Tony and Sparks!
This is a super addictive series and one of my all time favorites.
Thick & Thin is a fun read, and an even better audiobook.
This was a short story but I'm guessing a nice segue into the next one. I can't wait until the audiobook is released. I love Mark Westfield. He totally makes these characters come to life!
Where does Thick & Thin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Top ten easily!
What did you like best about this story?
The amazing characters and immersive world the author has created!
What about Mark Westfield’s performance did you like?
His voice! Oh gosh his voice *fans self*
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It's no secret that I LOVE this series. Ive read this book but it was my first time listening to it and it was brilliant.<br/><br/>Mark Westfield is a fantastic narrator. His voice is super deep and sexy and really works in this book. He transitions effortlessly between characters and I was so immersed in the story at times that I didn't want to turn it off. I found myself listening to it in the car, at the gym, at home ..... you get the idea! <br/><br/>This book is kind of just a catch up really after the crazy events at the end of the last book (which I definitely won't spoil!) This is not a standalone as these books need to be read in order. It's not a full length story but I really enjoyed it never the less.<br/><br/>As with this series the recurring humour was present throughout and had me laughing out loud regularly. I just adore all the characters in this series and the amazing world Charlie has created. It's so unique and gripping and I just love it. Cannot wait for more to come!
I have listened to all of the Thirds audio books again in preparation for Hudson and Seb's story, Darkest Hour before Dawn, which will hopefully come out in the next few months. I must admit that Mark's voice used to grate on me at first, and *I* couldn't spot much difference between some of the voices BUT the further the series has gone, the better Mark has gotten, and now I wouldn't miss an audio book. This was just a little filler story, and none the worse for it.
It's coming to the point that all the superlatives have already been used for this series and it's brilliant narrator. I read the Ebooks in Mark Westfield's characterisations, but listening to the familiar words in his voices, well that just takes me to my happy place.