Lay It Down

  • by Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by Alexander Collins
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paradise can be hell.
Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel GarcĂ­a Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn't such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn't one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.
Unwilling to turn Dalvon in for identity theft, Hudson is forced to wait, but meanwhile he discovers the chance to rehabilitate Miguel's failing local businesses - enterprises left to Dalvon's inexperienced care. The flagging ventures are a badly wrapped gift from heaven, and if Hudson can turn them around, he might be able to leverage the experience to finish his MBA.
Then Miguel returns to Ibiza, and instead of finding a boy toy, he discovers Hudson has turned his cold villa into a warm, welcoming home. Miguel's path is clear: convince Hudson to lay down his defenses and let love in.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story killed by narration

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

Can't say I would. I was extremely disappointed with the narration.

What other book might you compare Lay It Down to and why?

Lay It Down is classic Mary Calmes. It's a contemporary fairytale romance with real danger thrown in for extra drama. If you enjoy reading Mary Calmes, especially her more recent works, you'll absolutely like this book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

To be fair, Alexander is a great job with the voices. Any time a character was speaking, he did really well. My problem was with all the extra information in between the characters' discussion.Alexander has a way of dragging out the last syllable of a sentence a fraction of a second too long, at a slightly higher pitch, that gives the implies there should be more coming instead of just ending the statement. It's extremely subtle, but it gives the impression of over-the-top suspense, like there's an ellipse at the end of every sentence, instead of just stopping. It was incredibly distracting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was until I started listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I highly, highly recommend reading the ebook. Pass on this audiobook. It doesn't do the written story justice.

Read full review

- Kestrel

Narration killed the story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, the book I would recommend, the narration no!

How could the performance have been better?

If the narrator wasn't stressing the last syllables in every sentence!

Any additional comments?

Unless you are really patient, don't buy this audiobook. I couldn't handle listening to the narrator after only a minute and a half. Better read the story

Read full review

- Christina Azariadou "Well not much to say except that I really enjoy listening to m/m audiobooks and especially Mary Calmes stories"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC