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After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.

He joins a gym.

Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.

As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamors Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there's no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.

Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn't about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It's about finding your perfect counterweight.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor

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Gales of laughter!

I loved this book when I read it, but Joel Leslie brings the characters to life. His ability to change character voices and accents will never cease to amaze me.
Henry and Reed are perfect together. I can totally relate to not having a filter.

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  • LAXMAMA
  • NEW YORK, NY, US
  • 10-25-17

Surprised

I was really surprised by this book, I had passed by it so many times. Recently finishing a book narrated by the brilliant Joel Leslie I needed more of him. The story was great, funny, witty, sweet and I enjoyed the message the book sent. Henry found himself again, made good healthy choices - but for himself. Although he may have originally been pushed by someone else I liked the tone of the book - be who you are and comfortable within your own skin.

Lets talk about Joel Leslie ;)!!!! I am going to stalk his narrations, so talented - he puts so much emotion in his work, again I am swooning over him.

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5 Stars for the narration!

Light-hearted story about a man getting his groove back after the end of an eight year relationship.

Joel Leslie shines in his performance. The character voices are great, his timing with the humor is spot on, and the pacing was perfect. 5 Stars for the narration!!

Henry's humorous outlook and how easily and completely he and Reed fit together make this a very sweet romance.

Low angst, humorous romance with a sigh-inducing HEA.

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Amazing author. Stupendous story.

N. R. Walker is my new favorite author. This is the fourth book I've read. Joel Leslie is a top notch narrator. scratch that. He is much better than top notch. He's two or three notches above that. Yes I know that doesn't make sense. You just take a listen and you'll see. Mark my words. I'm off to buy all the N R Walker books I can get my hands on, especially of Joel is the narrator.

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Sheer brilliance

I already absolutely adored this book, and Joel Leslie's narration totally kicked it out of the ballpark in terms of adding to it's brilliance. His Henry is hilarious, from the self-depreciation through to his adoration of Reed, he translates NR Walker's wicked sense of humour into something that is warm, sweet and laugh out loud funny. Recommended!!!

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  • WMG
  • MARIETTA, GA, US
  • 10-05-17

So good

This is one of the greatest books! Wonderful love story and fantastic narration! Highly recommended.

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Love love love this book so much ,So funny

5 stars for narrator ,five stars overall , I have a weightloss problem also so I find some good tips also

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Fun and funny

If you want a light read that makes you laugh and feels good all the way to the end, just get this one! Well worth the credit!

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Fantastic

Really the genius of N.R. Walker paired with the amazing Joel Leslie can't be beat.

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a heavy and light read

I loved it. It was a fun read and often funny. Some sad parts when he is struggling with life and loneliness
Narrator amazing as always; there was an accent but was easy to understand

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 10-04-17

Very entertaining p, A much audible

I pre ordered this book, as I really enjoy the ebook. It was outstanding very enjoyable listening, but then this ebook is my favorite, Joel Leslie was as always fabulous, with his take on Henry and Reed, his voice for Henry's mum was very funny.
I don't think NR Walker has written a bad book, her characters are so very well written p, With Henry no filter, and Reeds quite demeanor, utter fantastic.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, Glad I ordered it.

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  • HAPPYGOLUCKY
  • 09-25-18

Awesome

So glad I took a chance on this author and book. Was a little hesitant, but totally loved it and fell hard for both the MC's.

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  • mee
  • 08-12-18

Love this story

Love this book, such a strong personality and feel good vibe. Also it was released at the right time for me when I too was mid weight-loss battle.

The narration; it's not an Australian voice actor but the main character Henry comes across well even if his Reed sounded a trifle odd.

I'd recommend it.

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  • Enrique Bonifacino
  • 06-14-18

Great story, superb performance.

I love this story because it is positive and uplifting. Joel Leslie, the narrator, is absolutely brilliant.

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  • Mel Rawlinson
  • 05-29-18

Even better in audio

I kept being told to listen to this on audiobook, and so glad I did. It just enhanced everything I love about this book. Henry is hilarious, as are Anneka and Melinda, his friends, and the voices really brought that out. I love all the characters, Henry being sassy but insecure and Reid steady and soooo nice, and that really came across in the audio. The story is great, I love that there’s no drama queen vendetta against the ex or anything, just someone trying to get on and move forward, and I find the exercise and diet references actually quite motivational! And, yes, the sex is hot and the narrator does that so well, which I think must be difficult to do! Overall, brilliant. Now, how do I go back to the start to do it again...

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  • Debbie
  • 04-25-18

Even more amazing then the book.

What did you like most about The Weight of It All?

The hilarious story brought to life, this is a fantastic story and the audio is brilliant, just be careful of listening to it in public as you will without doubt laugh out loud and have to endure the strange looks from other people

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Henry, he goes through so many emotions and you go along them with him, not to mention the fact he is so funny.

Which character – as performed by Joel Leslie – was your favourite?

Henry as above.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Henry gets off the treadmill for the first time and goes on the epilectal (no idea how to spell it).

Any additional comments?

I was not sure about the voice given to reed, however when I read it for the second time the voice was better and was happier with it, it certainly didn’t put me off at all. I can see myself listening to this book a number of times.

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  • KKILLICK
  • 10-22-17

An exceptional read and an excellent Audio book.

Having read this first I could not put it down I looked for it in Audio form and again listened straight through. Joel Lesley did not disappoint have listened to him before a fabulous narrator.

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  • Katie C
  • 09-17-18

OMG this book is AMAZING!!!!

NR Walker is pure genius and Joel Leslies rendition is amazing. This book is so funny, witty and wonderful, I was laughing so hard I cried.

I loved the characters in this book and how wonderfully relatable they are. Not surprisingly it has given me some healthy inspirations.

I love how real Henry and Reed are. I love the depths of the characters and the journey were taken on. I also love Henry's lack of a filter and I need more of that in my life.

Thank you NR Walker for your masterpiece and for the joy this book has brought me!

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  • Karen Braund
  • 06-18-18

How Can I Not Give It 5 Stars?

Joel Leslie is the most amazing narrator, and team him with the talented N.R. Walker and you’ve got a winner every time.
Henry SO needed Reid in his life after being tossed aside by his partner of eight years for being fat and old. Reid believed in Henry right from the start. As his trainer, he showed Henry that he can achieve what he set out to do, get fitter and healthier and over time Henry started to believe in himself too.
Henry has inspired me too.

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  • Coen
  • 11-22-17

Great

This was so so good. I enjoyed it so much more in audio format. Charming writing style and super funny