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A Shatterproof Bond / Sam Aiken Prequel short

Child protégé Sam Aiken is the youngest student studying linguistics at Oxford University. Frustratingly, being so young means Sam doesn't get to enjoy student life in the same way the older students do.

He is obsessed with his studies and is close to graduation, but when Sam's elderly Master, Professor Alfred Moxley, dies suddenly, Sam finds the replacement professor brought in to get him and his classmates through their last few months of study to be more than a little distracting. Dr. Alexander Deveraux becomes Sam's new obsession, and he wants to learn more from the young, brilliant, queer professor than just linguistics!

©2017 Isobel Starling (P)2017 Isobel Starling

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Short and sweet

We get to see the sexual awakening of young Sam. Gary Furlong was good at voicing the 16+ year old.
Nice flashback.

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  • Lo
  • 10-27-17

A Great Prequel to a Great Series

This might a short listen, but it's definitely worth it.

This prequel is about how Sam's time in Oxford and how he deals with his first crush being on his professor. It was great seeing Sam being nervous, geeky and vulnerable because of his youth and Gary Furlong did a great job as usual bringing all these feelings to life, he really express how I imagine the characters to be which just furthers my enjoyment of this series.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Mary
  • 10-19-17

An Adorable Sam Aiken Prequel

Hat's off to Isobel Starling for getting this adorable short story produced as an audiobook. Not many author's do this with their shorts, but with such amazing narration from Gary Furlong I'm glad she did cos just want more.

This story is an insight into Sam Aiken's time at Oxford and his daliance with his professor. Sam is young, geeky, and on the verge of a sexual awakening. It is super cute, and Gary capture Sam's nerdy vulnerablity so well.

There are apparently hidden hints and clues as to things that happen in the Shatterproof Bond series in this short. I'll have to give it another listen to hear if I can find any.

Another hit!