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Thick & Thin

By: Charlie Cochet
Narrated by: Mark Westfield
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Publisher's Summary

Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors

Thirds: Book Eight

In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It's been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that's happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it's up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.

©2017 Charlie Cochet (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press
  • Series: THIRDS, Book 8
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Audible version too expensive

I love the story. Have all except the last one and became addicted to listening instead of reading while I work. Unfortunately the price all of the sudden tripled. What the heck people. I also miss being able to by the kindle book and the audible together and have them synced. What am I missing here.

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Destructive Delta Forever!

A short story that picks up from the last book. It’s got some action, but mostly, this one is about Destructive Delta as a family.

I love this one, when it ended, it left a smile on my face.

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Too short, but

Still a nice bridge in the story. I’m still sad it was so short, felt a bit like filler but dang... at this point I love these characters enough that I’ll take whatever I can get!

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good, but on the short side

As usual, this is another good book in the series. My only real complaint is that at just over 3 hours, it's more of a wrapup to book 7 and should have been numbered 7.5 instead of 8.

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Ready for more!

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Thick & Thin, the eighth book in the THIRDS series by author Charlie Cochet, is a novella that packs quite a punch. There’s so much going on in this little gem.

The THIRDS series has been a favorite of mine from book one and is best read/listened to in order. I think I read the first two books in the series and then switched exclusively to the audio version.

Mark Westfield is simply amazing with his narration of the series and the characters are literally brought to life.

Thick & Thin begins where Smoke & Mirrors left off. Tony is in the hospital recovering. Dex comes clean to Tony and Cael about being half-Therian and his recent engagement to Sloane.

Sloane also tells his best friend, Ash, about his engagement to Dex and they both discuss their relationships with the Daley brothers. I love the easy banter between the long time friends. They bring a lightness to the story with their humor and friendship.

Dex and Sloane also come clean to their teammates about Dex’s recent transformation and their being recruited to TIN and what that means for their team, Destructive Delta.

The THIRDS series is rich with action, drama and suspense and the author expertly ties the romance into the story lines.

Charlie Cochet has given us a fascinating mix of shifters amidst a backdrop of gritty police work. There’s a familiarity with the characters and you can’t help but become attached to their stories.

Mark Westfield has such a distinct voice for each character and keeps the pace of the story moving along, breathing life into each book with his narration. He captures the reader/listener with his voice during the action scenes, the dramatic scenes and of course the romantic scenes. His tone for the characters is spot on and has enabled me to become familiar with, and love, each persona for their unique qualities. In fact I’ve become very attached to some of them as a result of listening to Westfield. He brings such a level of enthusiasm to the story with his voices that you can’t help but fall into their lives.

Thick & Thin certainly answers some questions but raises some as well. Questions that I’m sure will be addressed in book nine. And as a true fan I will be not so patiently waiting to find out what they are.

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This series just keeps getting better.

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I love Mark Westfield’s narration for this series! I have yet to be disappointed by his narration of one of the THIRDS books. It’s got great character voices and good pacing…I just pop in my ear buds and then sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Taking place immediately following the events of Smoke & Mirrors, this story follows Dex and Sloane telling the team about the changes in Dex and, ultimately, about the changes to come to Destructive Delta.

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“I know we’re the ones pushing this change, but we’re in this together. We always have been, and we always will be. Whatever happens, whatever you need, Sloane and I will be there for you.”
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This series just keeps getting better. I had quite a few questions at the end of Smoke & Mirrors, particularly regarding Dex’s motives and was really happy they are looked at more in depth in this short, but action packed, installment.

It’s a short novella, but it’s got a lot packed in it, and it’s all done with cohesion, setting up the series for what’s still to come.

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Their future might be uncertain, but one thing wasn’t— no matter what happened or what they faced, they had a family to come back to, one that grew stronger with every passing day. Destructive Delta wasn’t just a team. It wasn’t a badge or a patch on their sleeve. It was home.
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I look forward to more THIRDS action – especially on audio!

Note: For the sticklers be warned – Westfield doesn’t give Hudson an English accent for some reason and his voice for Cael seemed different to me than in the rest of the series. He also has audible intakes of breath before speaking – often.

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Short

I really felt this book could have been longer. It felt a little short for the price I had to pay. The story was great and it filled in a lot of holes

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Another brilliant entry in an already great series

Original Audiobook Review October 2022:
Just like all my reviews I won't spoil anything even though this is a long ago written series, I came late to the party and I know there are many out there who have yet to experience everything Dex, Sloane, and the whole THIRDS gang so I won't touch on anything plot-wise.

Just like in my original review, I still found #7 & 8 so closely linked that just as with the reading form, the audios had to be listened to together and reviewed together.

Honestly, as much as I love the whole THIRDS gang, Dex and Sloane have always been my favorite. Is it because they were the initial introduction couple? Maybe. Is it because their chemistry is so unforgettable? Perhaps. Is it that their level of snark and cuddle is so snarky and so cuddley? Possibly. Frankly, I think it's a case of all three and so much more that I just can't find the proper words for. So what I will say is this: Mark Westfield's voice brings to life Charlie Cochet's words and characters so powerfully and spot on that I can see it happening right in front of me, I feel like I'm a fly on the wall, a window shopper on the street, if I stretched out my arm I could touch them, that's how vivid and real Westfield and Cochet make the story.

Spot on all the way around and definitely worthy of many re-listens for years to come.

Original Review October 2017:
Combined Review for Books #7 & 8
Blogger Note: For me, more than any of the series yet these two are so connected that I feel they are almost one super large novel. Though you must read the whole series in order as the characters and storylines are interwoven, its most important that #7 & #8 are read in order IMO. I had the luxury of reading them when they were not new releases so I didn't have the "waiting period" between and frankly I'm super glad for it 😉.

Dexter J Daley, lover of all things 80s & all things Sloane Brodie, is about to have his life turned upside down once again but this time he learns new facts about the past which directly effects his future as well as that of all the members of Destructive Delta and their friends. As much as Dex and Sloane are devoted to each other, will their love survive these new found truths and changes?

As followers to my blog and reviews know, I don't do spoilers and I definitely don't want to spoil any elements of mysteries so I won't touch on any specific plot points for Smoke & Mirrors or Thick & Thin but I will say this: I was blown away and thrown for a loop farther than anything one of Delta's shifters could have hit me with. "Holy Hannah Batman!" came out of my mouth more than once and considering I was reading these while enjoying the refreshing fall air under my maple tree in my front yard and trying not to scare the neighbors with my sudden outbursts, I think those three little words sums up how I felt reading these two better than anything else I could come up with here.

Even though Dex is at the heart of these two installments, don't think Charlie Cochet has forgotten the rest of the team, their friends, family, and co-workers but we also discover a new enemy who may or may not be what Delta is led to believe. Yeah, I know I'm being cryptic but its the closest thing you're going to get out of me concerning the plot 😉.

As I said when I reviewed Hell & High Water #1 a few weeks ago, I had this series on my TBR list for a few years but now that I've read it I can't begin to guess what took so long. Brilliance from beginning to end and I can't wait to see where the author takes these characters in the future but I do know that I will be among the first in line to read any new adventures and they won't be lingering-in-waiting on my TBR list any more.

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Thick & Thin

Omg this audio book was positively amazing. i would highly recommend this audio book.

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It's been a minute since I listened to Smoked and Mirrors...which I had to do again so I could be in the same mind space. Of course the one thing that did not change was my admiration for Dex and Sloane...what a pair. This book just provides insight into the bond that holds this group/family together. A great in-betweenxt...

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 08-06-21

Enjoyable Story

A well written story with and interesting  concept.  The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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  • Lulu
  • 07-02-17

Loved it!

Where does Thick & Thin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top ten easily!

What did you like best about this story?

The amazing characters and immersive world the author has created!

What about Mark Westfield’s performance did you like?

His voice! Oh gosh his voice *fans self*

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It's no secret that I LOVE this series. Ive read this book but it was my first time listening to it and it was brilliant.

Mark Westfield is a fantastic narrator. His voice is super deep and sexy and really works in this book. He transitions effortlessly between characters and I was so immersed in the story at times that I didn't want to turn it off. I found myself listening to it in the car, at the gym, at home ..... you get the idea!

This book is kind of just a catch up really after the crazy events at the end of the last book (which I definitely won't spoil!) This is not a standalone as these books need to be read in order. It's not a full length story but I really enjoyed it never the less.

As with this series the recurring humour was present throughout and had me laughing out loud regularly. I just adore all the characters in this series and the amazing world Charlie has created. It's so unique and gripping and I just love it. Cannot wait for more to come!

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  • BevS
  • 07-01-17

Another great addition to the series....

I have listened to all of the Thirds audio books again in preparation for Hudson and Seb's story, Darkest Hour before Dawn, which will hopefully come out in the next few months. I must admit that Mark's voice used to grate on me at first, and *I* couldn't spot much difference between some of the voices BUT the further the series has gone, the better Mark has gotten, and now I wouldn't miss an audio book. This was just a little filler story, and none the worse for it.

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  • kindleaddict
  • 05-17-17

Fantabulous

It's coming to the point that all the superlatives have already been used for this series and it's brilliant narrator. I read the Ebooks in Mark Westfield's characterisations, but listening to the familiar words in his voices, well that just takes me to my happy place.

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  • The Smut Librarian
  • 10-18-21

Quick and exciting.

A quicker instalment in the series but a necessary one to the overarching plotline. We see a fair bit of character development in this book and it's engaging and dynamic. A more high emotion book than some of the others but still some fun to be had with extra romance thrown in.