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Gold

Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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When you spend your life at the top, there's only one direction you can go.

Pro alpine skier Aspen Archer's downfall happened in the worst possible way - a career-ending crash on a gold medal run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Aspen packed up her broken life, picked up her broken body, and now hides in comfortable obscurity at ski resorts around the world, coaching tourists and ignoring her problems.

Cate Tierney knows who Aspen Archer is, but the last place she expected to meet the former Olympian was during a ski trip to Australia. Hurt by a past relationship, and with a teenage daughter to protect, Cate's initial reluctance is quickly overcome by her intense attraction. But with Cate's vacation ending in a few short weeks and Aspen's aversion to staying in one place, can their encounter be anything more than a fling?

When Cate discovers Aspen's secrets, Aspen is forced to face everything she'd been trying to forget. And everything she'd forgotten she wanted. Aspen already knows the route from start to finish doesn't always go as planned. Now she needs to figure out how to get herself back on course for good.

©2018 E. J. Noyes (P)2019 Tantor

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Good read but Abby ...

Good read but Abby, your Aussie accent ... um, needs a lot of work 🤷🏼‍♀️ You sounds more South Afrikaner with some improvement when you make Kiwi status.

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  • Kim
  • 22-01-2020

Brilliant characters

E.J Noyes you’ve done it again! Evolving characters, romance, sex, love, sensational story telling it’s got it all! I can’t wait for your next novel

Abby Craden narrates amazingly as always (the Australian accent is a hard one to conquer but great try)

You won’t be disappointed

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Just Brilliant

A well written book that tells the story of a pro skier finding her groove in life again. Being a skier, I felt like I was right there in a lot of the scenes. The narration as always is on point. Do yourself a favour listen to this audiobook. Thanks EJ Noyes another brilliant book.

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  • MissLynn
  • 12-01-2020

Great book - fabulous narration!

After a relatively short time in publishing lesfic, E.J. Noyes has quickly become a go-to favorite of mine. From the Ask, Tell series to Alone, to Turbulence, to this work, her subject matters vary widely - keeping things interesting - and her first person narrative pulls me deeply into her stories. Of all her books so far, I probably considered Gold my least favorite. Like in the way when you have a plate of your favorite delicious cheesecake options and you have to choose which one you are going to devour first. Then she releases this audiobook performed by Abby Craden and DAMN - it's SO GOOD - and you have to re-think that! Abby just has a way of elevating an already good story into a great one, or an excellent story into a fabulous one. What a talent! She makes me melt, swoon, cry, laugh and exclaim, "JEEEZUS!" during deliciously intimate love scenes and God knows E.J. excels at writing them! I think I'm going to have to start considering my feelings about E.J.'s books like I would my own children (if I had any - lol) where they're all my favorites for various reasons. My God - how can you choose?? If you could only get one format of this book, I would go with the audio. It's just fantastic!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2020

Great storyline

Abby Craden does an awesome job so many different voices now accents really talented
The storyline was awesome and the fact that it was different -exciting all the way through in more ways than one!

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  • JK
  • 14-01-2020

Beyond topnotch

One of EJ Noyes' best. So many emotions. The avalanche segment was outstanding. I had to stop for a minute and catch my breath because it is so real. Oh and the passion and sensuality....off the charts. Work of art. Ms. Crayden's talent is limitless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-2020

Another great story by Noyes

This is the second book I have read by this author and I loved it. She has a way of making the reader feel connected to the characters. Interesting story line. More please!

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  • dreacraftie28
  • 19-02-2020

Made the snow melt

*fans self* this was one of the best books I’ve listened since I’ve been a member I’ll definitely wait a few months and listen again I wouldn’t mind a sequel either

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  • Anubix
  • 15-02-2020

EJ Noyes never disappoints!

EJ had my constant attention and interest, from the first word. Interesting plot took me away from my reality to snowy mountains and ski racing so vividly described, I thought I was there watching the action. Abby Craden did an excellent job, as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-2020

So good!

The book made me laugh, almost cry and gave me real heart pain. Noyes has a way of writing that takes you really close to the charachters and make you feel what they feel. Another thing I like about her charachters, is that they are ordinary people with bad habits just like the rest of us, and urgent needs. They are also voulnerable, which make them whole.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-2020

wow

I'm usually not a romance kind of reader I like action and mystery with a hint of romance in their Adventure but this was a strictly romance book romance sport book I should say and it was good I love The Story from beginning to end it was just a well-done Loving Story with a little bit of drama but mostly self-discovery or re-discovery who you are and it what you wanted to do for the people you love I enjoyed this book very much this is my first time getting a book from this author and I enjoyed it I would definitely be looking for other books with this author and with my favorite narrator it was perfect


I would definitely enjoy book to it just felt like it was left open for maybe more maybe a month pick up a month after the first book and see where it goes I just would love to see this character get one more shot I'm not going to spoil it for the people

but one more shot that would have been something I would love to see and just her learning to love herself more to but like I said great book and yeah I'm a fan now

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  • Ash4h20polo
  • 08-02-2020

A must-read

I must say, I am a lesbian romance novel fanatic, and this is the first book that has, in a while, made my heart sing. Well written, narrated, and performed. You will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a lesbian romance that makes your heart pound, this is it. It is well worth the audible credit/$$!

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  • Heavenly
  • 26-01-2020

Ms. Noyes writes another splendid book!

E.J. Noyes has become one of my favorite authors. Gold is a another one of her books that gratifies my HEA and the romance scenes do as well! Wow! Aspen is living day by day and has her issues. Cate who catches her attention has her flaws as well. Their chemistry is incredible. The characters have depth and are very realistic. The story drew me in and indulged me. I love it! I am excited for Ms. Noyes next book!

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  • treeblackburn
  • 15-01-2020

Wow!

Simply amazing sobed my way through this alternatively with sadness and joy! The struggle with injury mental health and love is so real. nothing is easily accomplished but it can still be accomplished.

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  • ClaireLJS
  • 07-01-2020

Gold star

Another triumphant collaboration of E. J. Noyes’ fabulous storytelling with Abby Craden’s genius narration. It’s not just the voice work that makes this so good, but the pauses, breathes and sighs combined to create the whole immersive experience. I am in total awe, as always, in the deftness of Abby Craden’s performance, which lifts E. J. Noyes’ work even higher in my estimation.
There is one sequence towards the end that had me laughing out loud and is arguably my favourite piece of Abby narration ever!
I will be re-listening to this for a long time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2020

A bit too long for me, but a good book over all!

A bit too long, could have ended about 3-4 chapters earlier for me. Also not a big fan of back-and-forth romances. I personally liked much better “Alone”. Abby Craden is a great narrator as always. Definitely a listen worth, but I won’t be listening to it again as I do with my favourites.