The Hardest Thing

  • by James Lear
  • Narrated by Charles Carr
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Killing is easy. Love is...The Hardest Thing
James Lear does Lee Child
Once a major in the U.S. Army, Dan Stagg fell afoul of Don't Ask Don't Tell. In his late 30s, tall, and muscular, Dan is prone to violence, always upholding what he views as justice. He's offered a great deal of money to protect the young male "secretary" of a powerful real estate broker. The vain, shallow - but most of all hot - young man's idea of protection includes sex. Dan quickly realizes something strange is going on: he's being used as a shield for a much more sinister operation and must choose between easy money and sex or the ideals that he embodied in the Army. Why should he do the right thing - particularly when the army betrayed him? The Hardest Thing is a sexy gay mystery as only James Lear can write it: filled with lots of gay sexual encounters, romance, sweat, violence, and conspiracy.


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Customer Reviews

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Too Good!! Funny, jaded and bitter. Just like you!!

This is a really good listen. Funny and HOT. The narrator is a revelation!! Just take a chance and try it, you washed up loser. What's one more mistake in what has obviously been a life full of them? Lots of hot sex scenes await you, hunky Marine action, steam room sex with a hung daddy, hustlers without a clue, Italian closet cases, unconscious (FAKE! Haha!) oral rape. Let's face it, Tiger, you ain't got nothing better to do but die and you're too damn lazy for that. Get this audiobook. Now. And tell me you like it, bitch.
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- DanBudda

Noir Comes Out

An ex-army bodyguard and a uppity rich kid in danger. James Lear has made an “homme-fatal."

Every sexual encounter moves the plot along at a brisk pace, Lear keeps it real.

There are lies and double crosses, and an edge-of-your-seat climax that had me biting my nails, and nearly weeping.

And can we just talk about narrator Charles Carr for a second? Hand this man an Audie Award right now.

His reading made me sweat! So much mastery of emotion and character. Sure he can seduce with the sex scenes, but his alpha-male voice for Dan Stagg, showing the cracks in the armor where he needed to was just stunning.
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- Susie "I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South.""

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios