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Point of No Return

Turning Point, Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Series: Turning Point Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book one in the Turning Point series.

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives. He’s been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who’ve closed down drug-rings all over the city. He’s smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job. He’s also a closeted gay man.

Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can’t deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both.

Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matt’s very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers. But it’s not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret.... It’s the bad guys.

Third edition - has new cover and has been re-edited, though no new content has been added.

©2016 NR Walker (P)2018 NR Walker

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N R Walker always astounds me

I’ve read her Australian series (Red dirt heart), her Australian in the US series (Spencer Cohen) as well as a myriad of other individual titles and series. Her themes and characters are wide ranging - and she always hits the right notes with them. This book maintains the standard. Her protagonists are engaging, their relationship drawing the reader in. The back stories are strong and Kira’s parents wonderful - could imagine meeting them in real life. I’m looking forwards to the next two books!

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  • Belen
  • 02-02-2018

Loved Sean's Performance!

Matthew Elliot is closeted at work and at home. Unofficially the face of his fab-four narcotics team he spends his time afraid anyone will discover his deepest secret.

Kira "Frankie" Franco is the new instructor at the cop gym down the block. Matt takes one look at Kira and knows he's in trouble. Kira realizing Matt is closeted gives him the perfect out - even though Kira is out in his personal life, he has made sure to keep his private life complete private after starting work at the gym. So the two begin seeing each other in secret and their passion explodes.

But it's not all about passion. Matt finally has someone who understands every part of him - including his ambitions - and matches him at every stage. The two are quick to fall in love, and Matt is happier than he's ever been, but the case he's working on is heating up - and about to change all of their lives forever.

Told from Matt's single POV there's a bit of angst, some mystery that's woven really well throughout, action that (with Sean's performance) had me on the edge of my seat, and some pretty hot sex. But mostly, I loved getting to see the relationship between Matt and Kira deepen into a real abiding love.

I don't know if I was just in the mood for it this time, or if Sean Crisden's performance was just that great, but I enjoyed this so much more than when I read it. Sean Crisden was on point with his performance and even managed to drag a couple of tears out of me. This was a really enjoyable listen. Sean's voice was like honey in my ears and a warm blanket wrapped around me.

If you like cops, sexy boxers, some angst, a lot of romance and hot sex, and some kick ass narration - pick this up.

I cannot wait for the other books in the series to come out on audio!

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  • Sue C
  • 26-01-2018

Ticks all my boxes...

I'm a huge NR Walker fan and this book didn't disappoint.

The early relationship between closeted MC's Matt and Kira (both strong men) is low angst and feels right as it slowly develops, that is until Walker, who likes to put her MC's through their own personal hell, shoves the men into the open and they decide what (or rather who) is important.

Good guys, a great supportive cast of family and friends, and bad guys who get theirs in the end all make Point of No Return an excellent story to get lost in for a couple of hours.

As always, Sean Crisden does excellent narration and I hope he gives voice to the remaining books in the series. He did a great job of voicing the subtle venerability in Detective Matt Elliott’s character, something that can often be lost in alpha cop characters.

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  • TNI
  • 12-02-2018

Get it you won't regret it.

First of all Shawn Crisden is a wonderful narrator, he gives life to all his characters.
The story itself was pretty good. It had everything I expected from this genre, good storyline, good plot great characters and we have some hot sex scene.
I will say that Kyra's mom is the best, and Sean does her accent so well.
There are two other stories that go along with this story and I'm so excited to read them.
Get this book you won't regret it.
Also the Steelers don't play on Saturday night!

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  • Keri Burkland
  • 05-03-2018

Suspense and Love

Great story and kept me on the edge of my seat! The relationship between Matt and Kira was beautiful. Sean did a wonderful job as always narrating, I highly recommend this story you won’t be disappointed

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  • Zara
  • 25-07-2019

Love it.

This book is so good. Has everything. Love and secrets and villains and heroes.
And a great narrator makes it very enjoyable

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  • C.S.
  • 20-04-2019

Really enjoyed this book

This was a fun, sexy story. Obviously it's fiction so don't expect realizim, but it was fun and I definitely enjoyed the audiobook!

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  • deborah
  • 26-02-2019

A different side to N R Walker

Turning Point is a bit different from the feel of N R Walker's other series. it is a great listen that you are taken in and heartbroken that there are only 3 in the series. Her other books are awesome and sexy and light and funny. This gets a bit darker but still has her signature gift. The writing and ability to pick the right narrator to the right books brings it all togethet. N R Walkers talent has no bounds. She can write a light love story, hot steamy love scenes, vampires, AI boyfriends and police dramas. One amazing author, many amazing books

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  • Cynthia Lewis
  • 07-01-2019

love and suspense

narrating was awesome. loved the sexy voice. loved the way she added the dad being deft ad how the sign language saved the day!

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  • L. Antoine
  • 28-12-2018

3.5 stars

I’m on the fence with this book! While I usually like Walker’s books and Crisden’s narration, this book did not hold my attention and the narration felt a bit off.

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  • denise
  • 01-12-2018

Good

I have been looking at this series a while, I can say I like the first book and it was read ,by one of my favorite narrator , i enjoying listening to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-05-2018

Enjoyed...

If you love your characters a little on the alpha side, then you'll love this story. I especially enjoyed the narrators vocals/accents for each characters, sometimes when listening to audio books you can lose the plot and you just don't know who is talking, but I found it quite easy to follow the story.

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  • BevS
  • 10-02-2018

Woohoo!! It's the Matt & Kira show....

This is the first NR Walker audio I've bought, due to all of her other series so far being narrated by someone I'm unfortunately not that keen on 😕. Sean did a really good job with this first Matt & Kira story, and I can't WAIT to see what he makes of Tom & Cooper [Thomas Elkin series].

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  • Mary
  • 04-10-2018

Terrible narration

I've read a few of N.R Walker's books and enjoyed them. But this book, from 2012 must have been one she 'learned' with.
Quite frankly I got whiplash with the jerky pace of the narrative. It was carelessly speed written, repetitive and there was no consideration of word choices. I hadn't expected such shallow fluff or such poor narration.

Sean Crisden flew through this narration as if he had somewhere else to be. I didn't feel like he connected with the text at all, and I certainly didn't connect with the narration.

Consider me disappointed!