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Publisher's Summary

The heart always knows.

Lando: 

My muse is gone, and I haven’t written a word of music in more than a year. Every time I close my eyes, all I can see is Dawson. Nine years ago, just before Downward Spiral’s first major tour, I met my soul mate, and then I walked away. Now that I’ve finally tracked him down again, things have changed. I’ll have to make him fall for me all over again. But is it possible I put our single weekend together on a pedestal, or could Dawson really be the one? 

Dawson:

A traumatic brain injury nine years ago left me deaf and with spotty memory of the first 20 years of my life. When one of the biggest rock stars in the world shows up and seems to know me, I’m not sure what to believe. Is it possible he’s telling the truth when he says he’s been in love with me for nine years, even if I can’t remember ever meeting him?

Play It by Ear is the second audiobook in the Replay series. Each audiobook in the series will focus on a different band member getting a second chance at love. Each audiobook can be listened to as a stand-alone. 

©2018 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2019 Kyleen M Neuhold

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-07-2021

Lost love found

This is book 2 in the Replay series and should be listened to in order.

As usually Kenneth Obi has done an outstanding job with his narration.

I love the concept of this book - its it a bit unrealistic - yes but its a lovely idea and I think this story arc is perfect for Lando and Dawson.

I loved it.

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  • Danielle Taylor
  • 17-02-2021

Entertaining although not very realistic

3.5 Stars. I really loved the first book and I really enjoyed the second although obviously not quite as much as the first. Be prepared to suspend your sense of disbelief for this book - it's VERY sweet with not a lot of angst and the premise is just a bit unbelievable.

Lando is a rock star but he's obsessed with Dawson who he had an amazing weekend with 9 years ago before the band really hit it big. First off I have a hard time believing he would be obsessed with someone for 9 years who he only spent a weekend with and then would do nothing to track the guy down. At the very least you'd think he'd look him up on social media just to find out about him. (Come on we all do it so I bet Lando would to). At least Dawson has no memory of the weekend due to the car accident he was in that caused him to lose his hearing. I enjoyed the flashbacks (which I don't always like in books) but again these two were practically ready to spend their lives together after one weekend - a bit too instant for me. Then of course there is the idea that the two of them end up in the same bar, in the same place they met 9 years later. But again I was willing to just go with it and when I did what I had was a very sweet, entertaining romance with two characters that I very much liked and wanted to see happy with each other. I loved watching Lando get Dawson to fall for him again.

As for the audio it wasn't bad - not one of my favorite audio performances but I enjoyed the narration. The only thing that bothered me a little was Dawson's voice - he wasn't deaf for the first 20 some odd years of his life so I don't think his pronouncement would have been as off as it sounded in the book - he sounded more like someone who was born deaf but that's a fairly minor quibble.

I'm definitely looking forward to reading or listening to the next book in this series.

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  • L.D.
  • 13-02-2021

Lost Memories, Found Love

Play it By Ear is the second book in the Replay series. I suggest reading these books in order because there is an overarching plot line that makes more sense when read in order, however, this book can stand on its own.

This was a sweet second-chance book. Lando and Dawson reconnect only for Lando to realize Dawson was in a car accident which left him with a TBI. Due to the TBI, Dawson no longer remembers Lando and has lost his hearing. Watching Lando reconnect with Dawson and see them fall in love again was adorable and sweet. There were a few obstacles that they had to overcome, but even with the obstacles, these two lovebirds were delightful. This was one of my favorite books in the Replay series and I loved it so much.

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  • Rachel Harper
  • 06-02-2020

Amazing!

I absolutely love this series! This series just keeps getting better!
Kenneth Obi does an AMAZING job on this one. His voice is so calming and easy to listen too.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-01-2020

Great book

I loved it. Kenneth Obi brought the story to life perfectly. Lando finds the perfect man he spent an unforgettable weekend with...only Dawson did. Dawson not only lost parts of his memory, including the last year of his life but his hearing. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-10-2019

Loved It!

This was a great continuation of the guys from Downward Spiral. Lando and Dawson are a fun twist on a second chance romance. The narration by Kenneth Obi is fantastic, capturing the guys perfectly. I really appreciated that he accounted for Dawson's hearing loss and rarely used voice.

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  • zoe pappa
  • 07-10-2019

Loved every word!

What a wonderful and touching story! I adore both of the main characters and I really wanted them to find their happy ending together. Their chemistry was beautiful.The narration was also really amazing. I'm impressed.

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  • JKS
  • 27-07-2019

Finding your true love

This is a beautifully written story about never giving up on finding your perfect person. After Lando spent a few days with Dawson, a man he met on a plane, tragedy struck. Dawson was in an accident that left him deaf and Lando had no idea until their paths crossed again. Dawson didn't remember his time with Lando but they got to know each other again and fell in love.
Narrator Kenneth Obi does a fabulous job.

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  • Annie13
  • 03-07-2019

Very much enjoyed

I love the story ! Great characters and HEA! Narrator does a great performance as always! Medium to low angst.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-07-2019

amazing!

I loved the book when I read it, and the way Kenneth Obi brought it to life was awesome! I sometimes have a hard time with getting into audio books but this was top notch. I can't wait to listen to more!

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  • HMM
  • 09-02-2019

Nice story

Sweet story about soulmates meeting again. Annoying were the few chapters where the noise cancelation constantly switched on and of.

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  • Book addict
  • 08-10-2020

I wanted to love this, but didn’t

From the blurb I thought I’d love this book as it’s right up my alley. However, I did not feel the strong bond relationship at all in the flashbacks to the past. Maybe it would have been more convincing if it was based on a couple of weeks or a summer? Instead it came across as a fun fling with nothing to explain the bond.

Also, the narrator made one of the heroes sound like a 13 year old boy so the sex scenes just seemed really icky. Maybe it would be better if I read it instead of listened, but so still don’t think I would have felt the book grab me by the heart.

The second book, Nailed, from this author’s Four Bears Construction series was good, so I’m still going to keep giving this author a go.

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  • MrsOls
  • 08-05-2020

Long lost love

Can you fall in and stay in love for almost 10 years or is that pathetic that you just can’t stop dreaming about a person you spent one weekend with?

A sweet, beautiful story about long lost and found love.

Kenneth narrating this beautifully!

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  • Cassi
  • 02-07-2019

Enjoyed but didn't connect

Overall I enjoyed this book however I had a difficult time finding the connection from the past for these second chance lovers. In the presence it was there and I loved seeing them come together but I didn't feel what made them fall fast and hard the first time about with kind of dulled the story a little for me. I still enjoyed listening but it did fall a little short for me

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