After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.
He joins a gym.
Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.
As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamors Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there's no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.
Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn't about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It's about finding your perfect counterweight.
Contains mature themes.
©2016 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackie Thorogood on 04-10-17

Very entertaining p, A much audible

I pre ordered this book, as I really enjoy the ebook. It was outstanding very enjoyable listening, but then this ebook is my favorite, Joel Leslie was as always fabulous, with his take on Henry and Reed, his voice for Henry's mum was very funny.
I don't think NR Walker has written a bad book, her characters are so very well written p, With Henry no filter, and Reeds quite demeanor, utter fantastic.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, Glad I ordered it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 25-04-18

Even more amazing then the book.

What did you like most about The Weight of It All?

The hilarious story brought to life, this is a fantastic story and the audio is brilliant, just be careful of listening to it in public as you will without doubt laugh out loud and have to endure the strange looks from other people

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Henry, he goes through so many emotions and you go along them with him, not to mention the fact he is so funny.

Which character – as performed by Joel Leslie – was your favourite?

Henry as above.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Henry gets off the treadmill for the first time and goes on the epilectal (no idea how to spell it).

Any additional comments?

I was not sure about the voice given to reed, however when I read it for the second time the voice was better and was happier with it, it certainly didn’t put me off at all. I can see myself listening to this book a number of times.

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4 out of 5 stars
By LAXMAMA on 25-10-17


I was really surprised by this book, I had passed by it so many times. Recently finishing a book narrated by the brilliant Joel Leslie I needed more of him. The story was great, funny, witty, sweet and I enjoyed the message the book sent. Henry found himself again, made good healthy choices - but for himself. Although he may have originally been pushed by someone else I liked the tone of the book - be who you are and comfortable within your own skin.

Lets talk about Joel Leslie ;)!!!! I am going to stalk his narrations, so talented - he puts so much emotion in his work, again I am swooning over him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SassiKassi on 05-10-17

Gales of laughter!

I loved this book when I read it, but Joel Leslie brings the characters to life. His ability to change character voices and accents will never cease to amaze me.
Henry and Reed are perfect together. I can totally relate to not having a filter.

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