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Locked in Silence

Pelican Bay, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Series: Pelican Bay, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore....

10 years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rear view mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home.

At 28, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading.

After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again....

Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen....

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

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Vindication!

Nolan and Dallas, and Loki and Gentry must be protected at all costs. This was a great listen!

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  • P D
  • 24-09-2019

Excellent!

What’s not to love! Great story.... great narration.....looking forward to the next in the series.

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OMG! amazing, beautiful, heartwarming...

I couldn't get enough. The story is so beautiful. I laughed, I cried and I opened my heart to these beautifully broken characters. Amazing writing Sloane. I loved it! As deep and moving as Mia Sheridan's Achers Voice. A highly recommended read!!!!

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 19-11-2018

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Very good story, I really liked the relationship between this couple. They both have issues and when they are together those issues don't matter. I loved their love for each other, it was sweet and sexy too. The character growth was perfect and the build up for book 2 was also great.

The narration was good.

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  • SassiKassi
  • 26-01-2018

OMG! So good!

I’ve never met a Sloane Kennedy book I didn’t like. Dallas and Nolan are perfect together. Though both characters have been through life circumstances that would break anyone else, they persevered to give themselves lives they could be proud of.
And now I can't wait for Mad and Isaac’s story.
Michael Pauley as always gave a stellar performance!

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 16-12-2017

So very good, highly recommended.

I loved the book, so I knew that I would love this audible as well, which I did, it's highly entertaining, the audible gave it extra depth, it was a perfect way to spend a couple of afternoons,
Michael Pauley was once again excellent he work these characters, plus his take on all of the other characters is truly amazing the book came alive with him,. Outstanding.
I will definitely be listening to this again,

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • 19-01-2018

Locked in Silence

This Book... I really think I felt every single emotion while listening to this book. It was an emotional rollercoaster of Happiness, Sadness, Hope, Heartache, Pain, Anger, Outrage, and Love. ALL the Emotions. This book has everything in it, and I was not expecting to feel so much in such a short time. This is also another good example of a book where the Narrator Gives it so much more than when you are just/only reading the book. Michael Pauley does a great job bringing these characters, and their story to life and I really don't think another narrator could have done them justice the way he did.
Both Characters go through so much in their lives. Nolan is a Violinist who goes from being bullied as a teen, to being accused of horrible things as a young adult. Forced to come back home to Pelican Bay to help his parents. He encounters Dallas, Who he knew as a teenager. Dallas had a horrible accident as a late teen, and has been running an animal rescue center alone in seclusion ever since. After the two men meet again, it takes a lot of work, a little drama, and a ton of strength from both men to get them to the point where they trust each other and themselves, as well as others. With the help of some of the characters in the book they get to have the story & love they fully deserve. I cant wait to hear what happens in the next Pelican Bay story.

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  • Belen
  • 24-08-2018

Nice Hurt/Comfort

I really liked the emotional nuance of the story, which was portrayed really well by narrator Michael Pauley.

Dual POV, hurt/comfort romance with medium angst, two main characters with pasts, and a very happy ending. Pauley provides distinctive character voices and brings all the emotion out so well.

I've already bought book two, Maddox's story: "Sanctuary Found", and I'm looking forward to reading/listening to it soon!

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  • Sunshine
  • 28-05-2018

Perfect

This was a great surprise. I loved not only the story but everyone, including Newt. Can’t wait to read the next in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2018

Amazing story!

This story captured me immediately and never let me go. Can't wait for the rest of the series!

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  • More!
  • 20-05-2018

Awesome

You can easily switch to male and female characters and the story is still moving. Intimate moments aside, the background stories are so today. I’m all for people overcoming their pasts and finding vindication and love in the end. Thank you for this.

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  • IceWanda
  • 19-05-2018

Little sad but HEA romantic

A sad situation... brings two men together... the romance is written so well... and heart whelming.

The narrator definitely brings the book to life. You will love listening to it.

The book is highly recommended. Enjoy!

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  • Aislinn Wolfsong
  • 07-05-2018

so sweet

such a sweet story. Totally love reading it and listening just made it even better. I have to admit it's taken me awhile to warm up to this narrator. I've listened to a few of his works before and in the beginning I wasn't a fan. However he's improved dramatically and each of the books I've heard have been more and more enjoyable. The emotions and feelings he conveys for each character really makes them come alive.
This was truly a very enjoyable listen and has been permanently added to my library.

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  • Rudi
  • 12-06-2020

Dallas and Nolan

I loved this story very much and listening to it makes it even better. Dallas is the son of an evangelist farther and an alcoholic mother. When leaving a party one day their car tumbles of a bluff which kills his mother, leaves his father in a wheelchair and Dallas losing his voice. The worst part is that his father lets everyone believe that it was Dallas who was driving to keep his mother's secret. Even his brother believes it. When his father dies he leaves the house and with his inheritance he is trying to build a sanctuary and rescue center for animals. He lives alone with his animals and is looked upon with disdaine by the people of Pelican Bay. Nolan hasn't had it easy either. Growing up he was the school freak, but his love for the violin made him well respected throughout the world. But when he starts to realise his partner is cheating on him and wants to leave him he suddenly finds himself accused of stealing a Stratovarius violin and all his savings gone. When his mother calls him home to help with his sick father he goes back to Pelican Bay only as long to help them get back on their feet. What he doesn't encounter is finding love with the only one he used to have a crush on. Sloane has a wonderful way of telling a story full of emotions and Michael Dean does a good job in making the story come alive.

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  • Cassi
  • 23-04-2020

Fantastic

This was a really good redemption and mis understood story. Nolan was really just so sweet and Dallas was the perfect mix of mystery and suspense but in the end was just as sweet. I loved his dog omg and the whole world Sloane created for this was great. Loved it

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  • JCT
  • 17-04-2020

Really enjoyed this one

Narration was fabulous!!

A breath of fresh air compared to the Protectors series. Great story, great animals, great secondary characters. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Tyler88
  • 13-09-2019

One of my favourites

I got this audiobook as the book is one of my favourites to read. I was not disappointed - the audio version makes the story so much more enjoyable, it really brings it to life. Michael Pauley was new to me for this one, and I now have several of his as I love him so much! I wasn't sure at first whether to buy this, as when I listened to the sample I didn't like Nolan's voice - there was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't what I'd expected when I'd read the book myself. I'm grateful to other reviewers who praised the narration, because as soon as I began from the beginning I felt all the voices slip into place and replace my own in my mind. I think perhaps the choice of scene for the sample was not that great - maybe a few minutes from the beginning might have been better? I could be alone in this way of thinking however! Anyway, Michael Pauley does an incredible job, all the voices are very different, and god do I love the voice of Nolan's mother - so perfect! I was rolling my eyes along with Nolan at her nonsense :)

Sloane Kennedy as always writes an incredible story of tragedy, heartbreak, and finding love and happiness! I cry and laugh every time I listen to this (it's very re-listen worthy!). You really feel for Nolan and Dallas, and their happy ending is soooo deserved. This book sets up the sequels nicely - and although I don't think they are as good as this one, I will certainly consider getting them on audible.

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  • Lusitania
  • 24-12-2017

Simply outstanding

I loved reading this book but listening to Michael Pauley bringing Nolan and Dallas to life brought it to a new level. A really outstanding and solid job from Michael on one of Sloane's many great books.

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  • Becky L
  • 20-12-2017

Brilliant story, but better in print

I've read this book before so I know I love the story, and I've listened to Michael Pauley narrate before, so I know I like his narration... but the two did not mix well here for me. The narration was too wistful and at times contemplative, when I thought it needed to be still with emotion but stronger. Ironically, I thought Maddox, Isaac and Newt came across great, and even the sheriff was sheriffy - it was just Nolan and Dallas that didn't mesh for me.

That said - the story was utterly brilliant.

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  • Helennnlouise18
  • 12-12-2017

Absolutely loved it!!

This was my first audible experience and I really enjoyed experiencing it through Michael Pauley’s lovely narration. His voice really brought the characters alive in my head -especially Nolan’s! It was a great reading that just emphasised Sloane Kennedy’s flawless storytelling.

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  • Lucy Oliver
  • 03-12-2017

Loved it

I actually adore this story anyway but Michael Pauley really brings the story to life as he does with every audio book he narrates.
Love Sloane's style of writing,her characters and her passion for her craft .cant wait for the next one xxx