The One

Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.6 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When your best friend is also your boss, "great ideas" aren't always optional. After all, when you run the largest fashion, gossip, and trend blog in the country, you've got to take risks to keep it edgy.

Believe me. This is edgy.

The idea? For one week, date every male fantasy.

The list?

The Jock

The Rock Star

The Billionaire

The Stepbrother

See how they are all crossed off except one? That's because he's Satan.

And Scottish.

And my best friend's stepbrother.

And there may or may not have been an incident in junior high that he hasn't forgiven me for...but that's history. Or so I hope, because I'm at his mercy for the next week....

©2016 Kristin Vayden (P)2018 Kristin Vayden

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With help from a friend

I asked to receive this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. Meredith and Roxie write a successful blog. Rosie guilt trips her into dating various dream type men. These turn out to be hilarious disasters. Then Meredith is sent to Scotland where she is met by Kirby, Roxie's step brother and a thorn in her side since 7th grade. However, I think Roxie knows best. Now begins their hilarious and heartwarming adventure. Tor Thom does a sexy Scottish accent for this story. He and Charley Ongel are amazing storytellers. Their timing and voices with have you really enjoying this Audible book. I highly recommend this Audible book especially if you need a funny and uplifting story.

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The One

Finding The One is difficult and Kristin Vayden tried to make it as fun as possible.

The book was fast paced but lacked depth.

I enjoyed the narration. With had a wide range of characters, accents, mannerisms and both Charley Ongel & Tor Thom delivered stellar performances.

They complemented each other and the book flowed. It made for an enjoyable listening experience.

3 star for the content 4 star for the narration.

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Fantastic!

This one is a wonderful story and Tor Thom rocked the Scottish Brogue! Charley Ongel has a perfect female voice and I enjoyed how she can change her voice for each character. I know exactly which one is speaking. So sexy!

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First Time with this office and this is "The One"

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This is the first time I have read/listened to a book by Kristin Vayden. I was pretty sure I would like it because I love the narrators and I knew they wouldn't narrate a book that was excellent. This story had the perfect ingredients of exciting, romance and suspense. It was interesting to hear Charley Ongel with a Scottish accent as well as other accents in this one book. He did a great job, as well as Tor's different accents. Enjoyed this book.

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This will be a great listen

This is a great story that Kristin Vayden wrote. I believe it’s her first contemporary one . I like her stories. Who narrated it made me listen to it even more. Kristin has a great idea for a story . There is 2 best friends that want to start a blog . What kind of a blog do they have in mind . It’s a dating blog , they will write about the men that one will date . They will look into the characters of the men that all women want. How many men will they date. There are some funny moments for me . Will the men figure out what is going on . How many men will be in the blog . Tor Thom and Charley Ongel performance was fantastic. They brought the story to life.

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Review of The One

This was awesome! It was my first contemporary romance by Kristin Vayden and while I’m sure I would have enjoyed it had it read it the traditional way because of the humor especially but also the heart, the experience of the book was made all the more pleasurable by the excellent work of both narrators. I’ve had it happen before that I’ve liked a book I’ve traditionally read but that I liked so much more if I also heard an audio book of the same story. I had not previously read The One, however, I have no doubt that Ms. Ongel and Mr. Thom immeasurably enhanced my listening pleasure. I know because I was laughing within the first few minutes, a definite sign I’m in for a good time. I would absolutely try out other works by this author and these narrators any time.

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Funny and HOT!!

Such a lovely book. Had me laughing and loving every moment of it. Just love Tor and Charley so much!!! They are the best narrators ever and play every part well. I so want to listen to this book again, as it was amazing!!!

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The One isn't who she thinks it will be.

Meredith, Mary, has a job to do and the perk is she gets to go to Scotland to do it, oh and she gets to date 4 handsome men from various backgrounds to write a blog on dating the perfect man. Little does she know her best friend and boss has set her up with her boss's stepbrother. The one she hated as a child and he is just as aggravating as an adult but he has filled out in all the right places. Kirby is surprised his stepsister has sent Mary to him when she knows he has had a crush on her for years. He sees this as his chance to win her heart although he may go about it in an odd way. Loved this story. Well written and fun from start to finish. Tor Thom and Charley Ongel are always so much fun to listen to and in this book Tor does an added bonus for us with having a Scottish accent. His delicious deep voice now has the Scottish brough and oh my I enjoyed listening. Charley always does a great job and I love how these two narrate as duet style so you totally feel you are just listening to their conversation. Great job by both. I received a free code to listen and review if I chose to. I loved this audiobook and I highly recommend it.

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Great read to lighten your mood

Charley Ongel and Tor Thom with Scottish accents what fun in this Rom-com. Loved the banter, snark, fun, with some history added to this storyline. Great listen, look forward to more from Kristen Vayden. Thanks Tor and Charley for the audiobook.

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Fantastic listen!

Loved this book! Lots of humor, romance, and sexy Scottish accents. Loved the dual narration style from one of my favorite narrator duos, so much fun to listen to and makes the listening experience that much better! I received a free review copy of this Audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-03-20

Fun & Sweet

This is a wonderfully-written contemporary romance. The story is well-written, well-plotted with great characters. I really like the premises for the storyline, it's unique, entertaining, and delightful. Meredith, the main character, goes on a dating tour, getting the chance to go out with a Jock, Rock Star, and a Billionaire. Too bad each date ends disastrously. Poor Meredith! At last, comes Kirby, her friend’s stepbrother, and the last man she wants to see. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Meredith and Kirby, their banter is super entertaining. The icing on the cake is Kirby being a hot Scottsman, making him even more appealing. The dual narration by Thom and Charley Ongel is marvellous. Both narrators complement each other and do a fantastic job with the characters' personalities and moods, bringing them to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 04-03-20

Fun!

This was a sweet book. I really loved listening to this story it was well written. he characters were really well developed. This book had me laughing. Such a good book and the narration was on point it really brought the book to life. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 03-20-20

This is a really fun listen!!

I very much liked this book!! Meredith is a character it’s easy to picture, and the fact that she’s coerced by her beat friend to help with a dating piece for her blog... I can see that too!! Kristin Vayden did a really excellent job with this story! I loved the way it all unfolded. The characters are fun and flirty, and the story will make you say awweee... Tor Thom’s Scottish brogue is nice to listen to, and Charley Ongel did an excellent job!! @AudiobookObsession

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  • Amber N
  • 02-20-20

Banging Brogue!

Absolute love these narrators and this audiobook really showed off their talents! They sounded amazing! Espeically that awesome brogue! The back and forth between the H/h was hot and fiesty. Loved it! Great concept/ plot idea. Am hooked on this author now. Fell for everything in the whole book! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Angiee
  • 01-21-20

Good Book

This book was fun to listen to and it kept me hooked from the very beginning. Meredith has been dating different types of men to help with her friend's blog. Her best friend sends her to Scotland for the stepbrother type and come to find out her best friends stepbrother is her childhood nemesis. The banter between Kirby and Meredith is fun and makes this book great. #audiobookobssessionreviewer

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 12-22-19

Nice sweet storyline

This book was a lovely sweet story with likeable characters. The narration was fantastic, great accents from both Charley and Tor. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 12-20-19

The narration is everything

so much fun. this book is perfect in its funness. i laughed so many times. the dialogue is so amazing, I enjoyed the story. I look forward to more from this author. The narration was really well done and made the story just about amazing. so cool. must read. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 12-06-19

Hilarious and so much fun

I've never read anything from Kristin Vayden but I really enjoyed this book. The banter and the funny situations just make this such an amusing experience. And the narration is done as a duet, making it feel like a play. It was awesome. Meredith is tasked with dating multiple men and to write on her and her friend's blog about it. The dates are great because they are generally disasters, which is always fun to read about. But the real heart and wonder of this book is the relationship between Meredith and her friend's stepbrother Kirby. The banter and their general vitriol towards each other and yet attraction is awesome. And I really really loved Kirby's Scottish accent. I do think that there were moments that the narrators might have overacted and I cringed a little. While that could reflect the hilarious topic I didn't enjoy all the over the top acting at a couple of points. But this was such an overall awesome overall narration and I love duets. This narration definitely added to the enjoyment of the story. 🎧AudiobookObsession, AudiobookObsessionReviewer