The Salisbury Key

Narrated by: Hamish Long
Length: 11 hrs
Categories: LGBT, LGBT Studies
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is the FoxTales version of the work previously released through Samhain Publishing. Other than the cover material, the book is the same.

Shattered by his lover Jason's suicide, archaeologist Dan Logan is struggling to patch his life together again. He's desperately following up Jason's final obsession, a secret buried deep within the military zone on Salisbury Plain. Anything is better than facing the void of his grief.

He's convinced he'll never love again. When unexpected help arrives in the form of a soldier named Summer Rayne, the last thing Dan could have predicted is the spark of attraction between them. And at first their relationship is fraught with so much conflict, their investigation into the circumstances of Jason's death looks more likely to cause one of their own.

But Rayne is smart, and very kind beneath his soldierly reserve. As the mystery of the Plain begins to vortex around them, dangerous secrets emerge, and Rayne and Dan have to work closely together to protect one another and the sanctity of Jason's memory. A wild new romance takes fire against all odds in the heat of a Salisbury summer, and the soldier and the archaeologist are only on the brink of the mystery of the legendary Salisbury Key.

©2017 Harper Fox (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Makes you cry, laugh, and scream

I am absolutely in LOVE with the character Danny. The Narrator has such a real interpretation of the character that I now know Danny. The way he spoke was fantastic and every time Danny said Luv I ached because it was not to me.
I nearly cried when Danny's partner died and I screamed when his new partner gets hurt.
Being a gay man in my 50's this book gives me hope that some where there is an intelligent 20 something guy looking for me who can show the same compassion and love for me that Danny showed for Jason.
As for the story it is good, I would add that it needs to be tightened up a bit as it tends to jump in time leaving the reader (listener) to wonder how the character got to this place. The answers does come eventually but it possibly does not need the time difference.
I found very slight things that I would change but on the whole I would fully recommend this book.

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Worth the wait

I have the kindle version of this book and it’s been a favorite over the years. I’ve been waiting for the audible version, and was not disappointed now that it was finally released. The narrator was excellent, overall definitely worth the credit.

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breathtakingly beautiful.

Wonderfully and intricately written. The characters are fully fleshed out and filled with powerful depth. The narrator adeptly breathes the final and complete life into an amazing work.
A warning however: because of the heavy and powerful emotions explored in this book (grief, loss etc) perhaps persons with more fragile mental states should be cautious.
All in all, a wonderful experience I cannot recommend highly enough.

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Not my cup of tea

sometimes I'd be reading along and I'm somewhere else wondering how did the book get there I was really dealing with the suicide I couldn't go on so I stopped the book I went to the epilogue and then I saw why he did what he did but I could not understand how someone can fall in love with someone else so quickly.

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Sigh....

This is the second novel I've finished by Harper Fox, and also the second one that was excellent up until the very, very end and then goes slightly astray. The first was Priddy's Tale, which featured a peripheral character developing a relationship in the last twenty minutes that made no sense. This one was great up until a final "revelation" during the epilogue that didn't ruin the book by any stretch but was extraneous enough, and so out of left field, that it left sort of a sour taste in my mouth.

But, leaving that aside, this was a good book with enough twists and turns to keep a reader on their toes and entertained from beginning to end. And Hamish Long is an exquisite narrator; one of my favorites. All in all it's worth a listen, but since two out of two books by Ms. Fox have now had bizarre events taking place in the epilogue (and not in a good way), I'm a little wary of investing so much time in another one.

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what a wonderful adventure it has everything

loved this story, it touched my heart and was so exciting I couldn't stop listening. gifted author

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Life Continues...

A very enjoyable story about falling in love, losing the love of your life, and then finding that true love can occur again. Daniel Logan finds that love and loss can sometimes go hand and hand but love can conquer it all. An intriguing story presented by Harper Fox that keeps you guessing and wondering what will happen next. Binary...really. A dig of a find. Narration by Hamish Long only adds to the story.

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Brilliant

I pick up one of Harper Fox’s books, and everything around me seizes to exist. I get so caught up in the story she weaves, the connection with the characters I feel, and the witty dialogue. And who can resist a romantic mystery!

Hamish Long is a new narrator and did a good job capturing these characters.

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Good book.

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Fascinating

I was not a bit bored, you think you know where this is headed - and then you don't Excellent narration - loved it. Will listen to it again. Harper Fox has a unique style that carries you away.

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  • 02-22-20

beautiful

Not very emotional or romantic, but a captivating story. Very nice naration, too. I go looking for another Harper Fox novel.

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  • 12-11-17

Another wonderful story from Harper Fox

I adore this book. The narration is really well done and adds even more emotion to this story. Rayne is such a solid kind character, not unrealistically sweet but a decent kind man. Wonderful archeology and a great mystery combine to make a nicely paced story.

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  • Martin Moore
  • 04-05-19

Spectacular!

I so love Harpers stories. Riveting, inspirational and what a performance from Hamish! Fabulous, more, more!