• Tried & True

  • THIRDS, Book 10
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)

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Tried & True

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

Sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn.

When THIRDS Agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner -literally - would shake both their worlds. Now, four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional...and fallen deeply in love. Now, their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS....

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there, come hell or high water....

©2017 Charlie Cochet (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press
  • Series: THIRDS, Book 10
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Story Great. Narration, Not Good.

First off, the audio performance was...not good.I wish there was another way to put it, but all I can come up with was not good. The narrator sounded like the male version of Siri. He was all mechanical/monotonous, but kept raising his tone at the end of every sentence for some unknown reason.

When he did the voices of Dex and Sloane it became more bearable but for the other portions, the monotonous, mechanical voice was still present.This was the first audio book I've ever DNF'd (I did so after the 2nd chapter) and though I felt terrible for doing so, I could only endure for so long. It seriously hindered my enjoyment of the story and I had to start all over again when I got the Kindle version of the book(which was great).

I might give the narrator ( Mark Westfield ) another go, but for this, it’s a big No from me.

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The THIRDS series is inspired.

I am normally not a big fan of m/m romance however, when I stumbled across the first book, I had to keep reading until the last. I laughed when the characters laughed and cried when they cried. Through all the adversity and pain there was also determination to somehow transcend to be better. We should all hope to embody the loyalty, integrity, forgiveness, commitment, friendship, understanding, and love to one another in our personal relationships and as a society overall, as demonstrated by the characters in this series of books. Thank you Charlie and I can't wait for the TIN series to be born!

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Yes I cried..

Tried and True is book 10 in the THIRDS series and you do need to read them in order.
Sloane and Dex are preparing for their wedding when tragedy strikes and they have to come together as a team once again to protect their loved ones and find the more in TIN.

There is so much going on in this book its hard to tell you without a spoiler.
I love Dex and more and more as he grows and his abilities become stronger as a hybrid Therian.He is strong, sexy, and funny. Sloane is his perfect match. They are sort of opposites, Sloane always trying to get Dex to eat healthier when he is happy with donuts and gummy bears.

Every character in this series is amazing. most of them had their own books with the later ones being focused on Dex, Sloane and the new Team.

There is so much action, drama, also some violence, suspense, and man-sex. There is plenty of humor to tap down the drama and violence.

I have to admit I laughed my self to tears a few times and the Wedding was amazing. When they danced to Time of my life the tears flowed...*glares at empty tissue box and words the end.*

I know this is the end of this series but I hope we haven't seen the end of these men.

I absolutely love Mark Westfield. He made each character come alive and I adore the special effects he uses like the mics, phones, walkies etc.It adds such a special touch. I love the accents on the British characters and how each man has a voice of his own. I could see everything that was happening as he acted out this story.

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* sniffles *

🤧 I was going to write a review about how endings always make me sad, about how I love this book, the closure and Dex and Sloane’s hard-fought HEA.

But instead, I’m over here wiping moisture from my eyes because Charlie Cochet is brilliant and I want more from Destructive Delta. 🤧

Five stars and standing ovation or in Dex’s case, a leap with Sloane catching him like Dex is Baby.

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Best Ending!

I adored this book series and in particular this book. I laugh and cry with the characters every time. The hotness factor is also way up there! I hope this isn't the last time I ever see these characters but if it is I can let them go and say farewell with a warm heart.

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Love this series

I've listened to this series many times and love it every time. Charlie Cochet creates some very interesting and loveable characters and her stories are hard to put down. They keep me enthralled. The narrator does a great job of giving all the main characters their own voice and personality.

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Tried & True

Omg this audio book was absolutely positivity amazing. I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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Great wrap up, with room for a new beginning.

I love the THIRDS. There isn't a book I haven't been head over heels for. This was no exception. Long live Destructive Delta, may we see them frequently in the TIN series. There are still questions to be answered and mysteries to solve.

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How do I move on?

This series was amazing and I totally got swept along with each character. Charlie brought the depth and desire we all love so much. Mark Westfield did an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

Thank you for writing.
Thank you for the narration!

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Incredible I can’t stop crying

What can I say, this series has touched my soul, if you are up to this book
Then you know how incredible this series is.

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  • BevS
  • 03-02-19

Sorry Mr Westfield...it must just be me

A nice way to finish off the series...I particularly love the way Wolf and Hudson bitch at each other, and their British accents were spot on this time. I do think Mark has a fairly monotonous voice for his storytelling though, and I'm positive that Cael's 'voice' was different this time around but my rating will stay the same [5 stars for the story and series as a whole].

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 08-08-21

Enjoyable Story

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

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  • Terry-Ann
  • 07-16-21

Loved it

I can’t believe I’ve finished the series 😭!!!
What a beautiful way to tie it all up. This will be a series that I constantly reread, Sloane and Dex will be one of my favourite book couples ever!
This series had sooo many twist and turns it’s unreal.
My one advice is ignore the not so good reviews and read it for yourself. I’m so happy I did

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 08-27-18

Dex and Sloane 1 last time

Now Sloane and Dex...they will always have a spot in on my "All Time Favorite Couples."
This last Hurrah, excellent story to finish the series.

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  • bookaholic
  • 03-08-18

A perfect end to an awesome series

Although it breaks my heart to see the end of the thirds series, Charlie rounded things up with a bang!! I cried a lot like I knew I would cus you know it’s the end (or is it lol) of this awesome series. I have loved watching these characters grow and develop and will continue to listen to the series over and over again. Thanks for the awesomeness Charlie x

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  • Di
  • 10-11-22

fantastic

this whole series is phenomenal. the characters have lots of quirky traits and heartfelt love and loyalty to each other. you will laugh, cry, be on the edge of your seat , surprised, angry, sad, heartfelt oh and hot, yeah hot sexy times too. enjoy every second of all 10 books note this is the last of the series and they are best read in order. fantastic 10 out of 10

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-24-22

What a ride!

Loved this series. A unique concept, this series is full of action, with a great cast of characters that takes the listener through adventures, laugh out loud moments, heart melting romance, steamy scenes, and twists and turns you won't see coming. Looking for something different to listen to, you can't go wrong with Charlie Cochet and Mark Westfield

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  • The Smut Librarian
  • 01-16-22

Loved it

Even 10 books in, I'm still loving this series. I had moments in this one where I was gasping and the story was really gripping. Another fabulous instalment in the franchise!