Where We Left Off

  • by Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by Spencer Goss
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo's unremarkable life like a supernova...and then was gone just as quickly.
For the past miserable year, Leo hasn't been able to stop thinking about the powerful connection he and Will shared. So, when Leo moves to New York for college, he sweeps back into Will's life, hopeful that they can pick up where they left off. What begins as a unique friendship soon burns with chemistry they can't deny...though Will certainly tries.
But Leo longs for more than friendship and hot sex. A romantic to his core, Leo wants passion, love, commitment - everything Will isn't interested in giving. Will thinks romance is a cheesy fairy tale and love is overrated. He likes his space and he's happy with things just the way they are, thank you very much. Or is he? Because as he and Leo get more and more tangled up in each other's lives, Will begins to act like maybe love is something he could feel after all.

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Oh. My. God.

I have listened to audiobooks forever...as sort of a way to zone out on an airplane flight to give my eyes a rest or when I'm just....too occupied to hold a book.

But, I am also a reader.

This genre has been a guilty pleasure for me...as I happen to be a guy who came out after years of denial.

But, this author's work...from book one...really resonated with me. He is both realistic and idealistic at the same time. Roan is obviously a guy who knows what it's like to go from feeling "on the outside" and then deciding to go in.

I listened to book one about 6 months after I read it...and it was god. But..when I listened to "Out of Nowhere" (book 2) I decided I didn't want to even read the third book, which I heard was coming, because this author's work is even better as dialogue than as text.

Spencer Goss is an amazing narrator. If you can't get caught up in his flow of emotion and raw truth...I can't help you

For any who have read book two..."OUT of Nowhere"...was a tour-de-force...and there were far more reasons for Colin in book 2 to be all angsty and broken...but here's the thing...

In this audiobook, you sense Leo's vulnerability (of leaving home for the first time, and to NYC no less. And the emotion is JUST as high!

This is the first book I actually denied myself reading because I wanted to hear this dude read it. And Oh. My. God. It's was worth it!
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- JonathanC

Simply stunning narration!

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5 Stars for the narration!

Spencer Goss is definitely on my immediate buy list. The way he uses inflection to convey the emotion of the story, his character voices, his timing, voice over…all of it is simply stunning for someone who’s so new to voice acting, and frankly would be remarkable for a veteran actor.

I adored the audio for this. Goss has a way of taking the almost lyrical quality of Roan Parrish’s writing and elevating it to something that is irresistibly enchanting.

The writing is on par with the other stories in the series, and Parrish certainly delivers the heat (eventually) as well.

But, once again, I find myself wishing for multiple POV and wishing I bought into the relationship side of the story more, which is where my focus was on. The whole coming of age drama, which is most of the story, just didn’t really strike a resounding chord with me. I understand this is ultimately about Leo’s growth. I just didn’t need to read so much about his classes, and friends, and boss, and yoga.

While my overall issues with the story remain, the narration for this was simply fantastic! I think those who love New Adult coming of age stories with a sprinkling of relationship angst, some sexy times, and a HFN that holds a glimmer of possibility for more should definitely check it out.

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- Belen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2017
  • Publisher: Roan Parrish