Out of Nowhere

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5 out of 5 stars
By Belen on 07-10-16

5+ Stars for Spectacular Narration!

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While it's true Roan Parrish created these characters, Spencer Goss gave them life.

In my original book review for this story I admitted that while it takes real chutzpah to focus the sequel on the biggest antagonist from the first story, Roan Parrish absolutely makes Colin Mulligan's story engaging, believable, and engrossing. But...it's Spencer Goss's narration that made me empathize with Colin and hope for him. There is such a strong element of hurt/comfort that is brilliantly conveyed through the narration.

Spencer Goss perfectly captures the complicated, broken person Colin is and made me feel sorry for Colin and all of his self loathing. He made my heart hurt at the self harm and terrible chances Colin takes and made me so happy when Rafael Guerrera begins to break down Colin's walls. And it's Spencer Goss's narration that made me yearn for Colin's HEA.

The narration for Out of Nowhere is SPECTACULAR. The story is angst-filled, complicated, sometimes hard to get through, and I needed a new box of tissues and a pint of ice cream by the end...but the narration is truly fantastic.

Highly Recommended!

NOTE: This is not a standalone.

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21 of 21 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By WMG on 07-13-16

the best performance by a narrator!

The book was fantastic! the narration was spectacular! hands down the best performance I have ever had the privilege to listen to. I felt every emotion that was being expressed by the writer through the narration. truly incredible!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By C Waring on 12-13-16

No Exaggeration:The Best Audiobook I've Ever Heard

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This is the first time I have gone out of my way to write a review of an audiobook, but this was just incredible beyond description. I'm almost torn about how to describe it, because it was like the narrator told this story to me, personally, in first person, and then other people appeared as the story went on, each character with his (or HER!) own voice.

It almost felt at times as though the narrator (Spencer Goss) actually WAS Colin, a tortured, self-loathing guy who I hated after book one. It took me a while to even get this audiobook because I knew it was about Colin. But, my Lord...it took me about half a chapter to fall in love with Spencer's voice, and maybe until chapter 3 to actually start to love HIM (Colin)!

Colin is rescued from the deepest despair by a spectacular (and also tormented) hero, Raphael, whose peaceful, patient way with Colin was so sweet it got me emotional. I have been at a hotel, and I listened to it in the lobby and as I walked the grounds...but I found I had to go back to my room because I was literally in tears. And I am NOT a crier.

This audiobook wrung me dry and I almost listened to it straight through, falling asleep with it playing last night, and as soon as I woke up this morning I rewound back to way before I had drifted off.

I looked at a few other reviews and I'm glad to see I'm not alone in adoring this audiobook. But it felt like more than an audiobook. It felt like I stepped into an entirely different world for ten hours. Yes. Ten! And when I felt the book winding down, I so wished it would never end.

Roan Parrish is a wonderful writer, and God only knows what cloud Spencer Goss fell from, because he made this an epic journey that I will listen to again and again. I've already listened to one particular section (Colin and Rafe at a Beach House) numerous times.

If there were Academy Awards for Audiobooks, this one would deserve it!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susan65 on 07-24-16

Best audio I've ever listened to

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I absolutely recommend this audio, and as a matter of fact, I have already starting telling anyone who will listen to give it a try. I was surprisingly stunned by this performance and now the bar is set so high that other narrators will have their work cut out for them. Spencer Goss ruined me, I won’t be able to listen to lackluster readings anymore.

Why? He literally stayed within character from start to finish and his depiction of Colin was spot on. Colin is an emotional mess, his distress with life is palpable and almost debilitating, and Spencer Goss’s portrayal of his internal battle was flawless. I never once mistook his Colin’s character for Rafael. This performance felt personal, as if the narrator was Colin; his skill as a narrator, especially for this audio, is above reproach.

Which character – as performed by Spencer Goss – was your favorite?

Colin

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made my heart hurt, but by the end, it was put back together again.

Any additional comments?

Out of Nowhere is, by far, the best audio performance I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Spencer Goss is a brand new narrator for me, but after this stellar performance, you can guarantee that I will be looking for other narrations by him.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Donald on 09-10-16

Beyond Expectations

OMG! I just finished this book in one sitting...I could not turn off my iPod. What a phenomenal story. Roan Parrish did an outstanding job but Spencer Goss brought this book to life. What a fantastic narrator!! Only one other narrator (Michael Lesley) has wreaked my heart, soul, and spirit in the way that Goss delivered this story. One of the things that I mentioned in my review of the prequel, In the Middle of Somewhere, was the lack of focus on Collin and how I felt let down. Boy howdy, Parrish did not disappoint with the sequel. As most, I was not a fan of Collin's but this story allows the reader (listener) to get inside of Collin's head and you understand the choices and the journey that led him and in the end, you want him to be happy...with Raphe. I so loved this book, will be listening to it again and I certainly would recommend.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By KaiUno on 07-16-16

Wonderful narration of a great story.

The 2nd book in the series seems to do away with a lot of the problems found in the 1st.

The story packs a lot more punch, mainly because the completely broken main character gets a completely broken voice. Spencer Goss does a tremendous job of making the listener believe in all the anxieties pouring out of former antagonist Collen. This leads to some spectacularly awkward, but beautiful, romance scenes that draw equal amounts of tears as they do hot blushes.

Parrish does an excellent job fleshing out the characters, even Daniel gets a lot more to him. Goss gives each one of them a distinct voice filled to the brim with emotion.

An excellent listen!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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