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Cooper Bennett is a high school senior living a hard and abusive life in the sleepy town of Goodman, GA. One night, a monstrous burden is thrust upon him with the potential to unlock the better life he’s always wanted; one filled with love from the girl of his dreams and strengthened childhood friendships. However, the effects of his actions do not go unnoticed. Grayson Manning and his athletic son Liam see things far differently, doing everything in their power to send all Cooper has affected into ruin before he and the dangerous Lance Goddard manage to do the same to them.

©2017 Golden Czermak (P)2017 Golden Czermak

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Outstanding Narration and Left Me Wanting More!

The Secret Life of Cooper Bennett is the first Golden Czermak book I've read/listened to and also the first paranormal/shifter book I've picked up since probably Twilight. I really just don't normally gravitate towards paranormal. I'm so happy I took a chance on this one though! Czermak wove together such an intricate world with characters you will cheer for and some that you will down right hate! Be prepared to fall down the rabbit hole once you enter the town of Goodman, GA!

Listening to the audio book made everything so much more vivid. The fears, the pain, the joy, and the heartache are all amplified. Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott really hit this one out of the park. Wen's performance was especially amazing and I was hooked into the story right from the start. It took me a little bit to get everyone in the story straight and to get used to the flashbacks and time jumps, but once I did, I couldn't get enough! Truly an amazing book/audio book and I hope there's more to come!

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Wolf-y...

Story: Well written, complex, intriguing story line. I personally like a little more romance mixed in but the story itself was good. There were a lot of moving pieces so you have to pay attention but they come together into an awesome Tale. This author was new to me but definitely a good one to checkout.

Narration:Narration was fabulous. If you are unfamiliar with Wen or Kai's narrations, they are ALL top notch. I recommend all of their work to anyone that will listen.

If you like Paranormal books and like the romance to be a little lower key- you will love this!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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WOW!

Golden had me biting my nails and setting on the edge of my seat. I want to hear more of Cooper and Alissa. Wen and Kai put me right in the middle of this paranormal/shifters story with their voices. This one is not a cookie-cutter paranormal, so heads up and be ready for the ride.

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Excellent narration

Well you can’t really go wrong with Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott — they really brought the story to life. Golden Czermak is a new author for me. I enjoyed the story but got worried as it didn’t seem to be resolving as I got closer to the end. Although the current drama was resolved, there was so much left open that I felt somewhat let down, hence 4 stars rather than 5 I will be looking for the next book.

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A secret you want to hear because its phenomenal!

So this was the first book I have read/listen to by this author but something pulled me to this book! I also am not normally a paranormal & shapeshifter Reader but like I said that I was drawn to this book. I'm very happy that I gave it and the author a shot. This book hit all the feelers and I mean all the feelers! It had me on the edge of my seat wondering Wtf and what's going to happen next and Wtf why did that have to happen! This book had my head spinning like it was on a TILT-A-WORLD ride but I. The best possible way! The ending was so beautifully written and pulled together that you just knew but not really knew that that was how it was supposed to be! Due to this book I will be checking out more by this author definitely! For my first read by the author I am greatly impressed especially since I may be interested in reading more paranormal /shapeshifter books! This was totally not what I was expecting but I'm 100% satisfyingly grateful for the read!

Now about the narrators they knocked it out of the park and maybe that's why I loved the book more. I truly feel that narrators can add more to the life of a book, make it meh, it's ok or they can ruin the book. In this case I feel they brought each and every character to another dimension in the story. I love how both narrators give more life to the world that the author has created. These narrators go the extra mile when reading the story such as actually laughing or making the animal sounds or other sounds that you wouldn't get if it was someone else doing the narrative. I truly love these narrators and will be looking for more books narrated by them to find new authors that way as well! Thank you. Time the author and the narrators for a great read/listen and for a great escape!

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Loved it!

I fell in love with the cover for this book, and had to have it on my iPad. I haven't read a paranormal book in forever, so it seemed an opportune time to get stuck into one. With the book having a large cast, Kai and Wen's talents are on full display. Having said that, they could read my shopping list and I'd probably listen to it. I can't wait for more, and I'm sure Golden is already working on that. ;)

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First audio book and it was amazing!

Wen and Kai were phenomenal at bringing this amazing book to life! I loved it when I read it myself but listening to it was a new experience all its own! Cannot wait for them to narrate the next one too!

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One of my favourite books of 2017

Golden Czermak is a master! I love his writing, it grabs the reader and thrusts them into this amazing world and he doesn’t let you leave. It’s two days later and I am still in awe and not wanting to leave, I can’t stop thinking about it. I stayed up all night listening. Golden has a way with his words that makes you feel everything, every emotion – it’s horrible and beautiful at the same time. It’s why I curse Golden so much throughout listening. I love when I can turn on an audiobook and get lost in the story and quality narration, that, is something that happened with this book. I adore this cover, it’s one of my favourite covers of 2017 – it tells a story all on its own. I like that the audio cover is different but the same ensemble of characters. The inclusion of the narrators names makes me happy. Don’t you just love it? The Secret Life of Cooper Bennett is a complete standalone, however, mention of certain things and a character or two may be familiar to readers/ listeners of the Journeyman Series.

These characters are everything! How can anyone not love them? They’re sweet, charming and some are horrendous. Cooper Bennett, Billy Arnett and Alyssa Noble are wonderful characters. I loved them so much. The friendship between the three of them was beautiful. Each was strong in their own way. Cooper’s dad made me so freaking mad, I swore at him more times than I am prepared to admit. Liam Manning and Lance Goddard drove me crazy, but I wasn’t sure if I was misreading them, I ended up feeling bad for them. I love the detail and world-building that goes into a Golden book. I loved the banter and humorous moments in this story, they really off-set the action. I laughed, and I cried, I gasped and at times I even got a little freaked out. It reads like an epic fantasy as opposed to romance, but fear not, there is romance too. I loved that about it. It has action, fantasy and an undercurrent story of romance that isn’t an in your face love story – it’s understated and works well in the overall story.

Wen Ross narrates a good 80% of this book, perhaps more. Ordinarily, I’d say this book would have worked with a solo narrator and it would have, but the inclusion of Kai Kennicott was freaking perfection. Only a handful of chapters are from a female POV and the book doesn’t have a whole lot of female characters, but the duet style of narration really worked and gave the narration a little flair. Wen was spectacular, I’m not a fan of the creepy Wen though, it worked, and he did it wonderfully but no! We like nice Wen, not creepy Wen! His characterisations were spot on and each character was distinct, and there are a lot of them. Kai was fantastic as Alyssa. The production was smooth with no issues at all. I love how their voices complement each other so well and the contrast of them.

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This story is so deep! Golden crafts amazing characters and Kai and Wen bring them to life! This was my first listen by this author, but it won't be my last!

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3.5 Stars

Narration was good, really good. The story did bounce around heads a bit too much for my liking. It would have been great if there was less of that. A very detailed read will pull you in. Overall good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful