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Irregular Heartbeat

Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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After nearly a decade as a professional drummer, Diana Petrell leaves her rock-star life behind to continue her residency in emergency medicine. She's determined not to let anything stop her - not even falling in love with her aloof mentor, Dr. Emily Barnes.  

Emily has only ever focused on her career as a senior attending in the emergency department, and she isn't happy about having to babysit a resident with a 10-year gap in her resume, no matter how intriguing she is.  

But every time they work together, it's not just their patients' heartbeat that gets a little irregular. Soon, the once-clear lines between work and personal life begin to blur.  

When Diana's unorthodox secret past is revealed, putting her job in jeopardy, Emily has to choose between her career and her relationship.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Chris Zett (P)2019 Tantor

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A nice listen

The story is slow to get going and I did not warm to Emily at first. But but the third chapter I started to love the book. I must admit I skipped over the first two chapters as I did not get the characters. But once I got into it I had to go back to the beginning to pick up on the bits I had missed. A lovely book to listen to.

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I’ve listened to it multiple times...

One of the best LGBT books i’ve read/listened to.

Strong characters and character development. Really good narration, one of the best voice i’ve heard, very smooth and easy to listen to.

Storyline is good, believable and very enjoyable.

Other recommendations:
- perfect rhythm
- who’d have thought
- the neighbor

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Loved it!!!!!!

I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I have listened to it multiple times

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  • Nurdam
  • 02-02-2019

Great Book!

I can’t say enough about this audible! The book had depth as both main characters are willing to honestly look at themselves to promote change and growth.

The medical scenes were well done and realistic. Being a medical professional it’s frustrating and mitigates the realism of a book, if the author has not done her research. This author definitely has done hers.

In my opinion there is no better narrator than Abby Craden. She is the best!

I look forward to more by both Chris Zett and Abby Craden.

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  • A. Lauren
  • 01-05-2019

Finally a tame lesbian romance novel

This book. I have had it for awhile. It’s my second purchase of a lesbian romance novel and I didn’t grab my attention fast enough. Plus I’m ashamed to say it took a long time for me to realize that Abby Craden is freakin fantastic. It took listening to her narrator another book. This book her voice is low and not super cute for both MCs. Kind of boring but after I knew of Craden’s talents (after reading all of her Georgia Beers books 😍) I was way more patient with her. Yes, the narrator is a huge thing to me. This story especially. It’s not a typical lesbian romance novel. For example, there’s no slowwwww burn romance for 2/3 of the book. The characters kissed pretty early on and there was very little fighting with your feelings and trying to deny them, no. There’s also no freakin breakup 3/4 through the book! Seriously. Once this couple is together, they stay together. The denouement is NOT the two MCs forgiving one or the other and getting together again. That is huge as far as lesbian romance novels go. I can only think of one or two other novels when the MCs don’t break up and for those, it’s usually due to them not getting together till the end.

This book was completely refreshing. Not too much medical stuff, which I fully appreciate. That stuff is boring in a novel. In my opinion. Not too much drama. Just enough. The sex scenes are tasteful. One complaint is why does 90% of lesbian romance novels have to be extremely descriptive with the MCs pubic hair. This one was overly descriptive for me. I, and most the lesbians I’ve been with prefer completely shaved. I wish I could ask these authors why they add that tiny detail in so much. Anyway minor complaint, no biggie. Great book.

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  • Margaret
  • 29-03-2019

Loved it!

I loved Irregular Heartbeat. Great combination of romance and medical drama. Abby Craden makes the listening that much better.

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  • Amanda
  • 03-03-2019

Great Audiobook

I enjoyed this one from start to finish. Love a bit of ice queen, slow burn romance, in a hospital setting. The main characters and secondary characters are likable. Abby Craden narrating is always a pleasure. So worth your time. I will be listening to this one over and over.

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  • Sketchyroos
  • 14-05-2019

The exact experience I wanted

not only is the performance and delivery amazing, the way the reader makes certain words and letters sharper, the way she does the voices, the delivery of every word and phrase is the best I've ever heard!

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  • Sab
  • 25-03-2019

Great book

Great narration as always, the only complaint I have is the quality of the sound, Ms Craden has a beautiful sexy Alto which is very quite as well, and it was hard in some cases to actually hear her, and my devise was at its highest volume.
I loved the characters, Diana is a very strong character, I would have loved to know a little more about Emily’s relations with her mother (don’t we all have some espies with our mothers?)
All in all, get this book it is a great one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-03-2019

Fantastic medical romance with a twist

Abby Craden as the narrator sold this audio book for me. The story was amazing...different...unique from other similar lesbian medical romances. Never thought I would enjoy this genre written by an author other than Radclyffe. I will be looking for other books by Chris Zett.

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  • J.B.
  • 03-03-2019

Loved it

Loved this medical ice queen romance, very well written and believable chemistry and development of the main characters. Abby Craden does a fantastic job with the narration.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 17-02-2019

Excellent book!

I enjoyed this book. The characters were engaging and had lots of chemistry. The narrator was excellent as usual. This was a first time read for this author, I will definitely read again! Overall, great book!

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  • Kris
  • 12-02-2019

impressive

This is my first book from Chris Zett.
I have to say I was pulled in from the start. The MCs were well developed as was the actual storyline. I loved how it all came togther. There were times in the story I was stressed not knowing if the direction was going to stay the course.(brilliant writing). Every character in this story had an amazing part that made this book a must read.

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  • Emma_Scott
  • 01-04-2019

Loved it!

Fantastic book! A new favourite. Loved every minute of it and found myself grinning like an idiot for most of it. Already looking forward to more books by Chris Zett and will hope that future audiobooks are narrated by Abby Craden too, as listening to her narration was a joy as always!

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  • 匿名
  • 09-05-2019

Pretty flat.

Characters were boring and emotionally bipolar. No chemistry. Plot lines that felt flat as it wasn't previously established.

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  • Mandy
  • 27-03-2019

amazing

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, well narrated and definitely one to keep on your library.