• Misfits

  • By: Garrett Leigh
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (15 ratings)

Summary

Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.
Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom's bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and...taken. Tom's explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom's helping hand, he finds himself between two men who've lost their way.
Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn't much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass's deprived childhood comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, guiding square pegs into round holes, and it's time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he's grown to love.
©2015 Garrett Leigh (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs C on 27-06-18

Great MMM story

I really enjoyed the story between Tom, Cass and Jake. The relationship between the men is slow building and well writen. The narrator is brilliant with the character voices for each man. Especially Jake's northern accent.

It's a great passionate feel good story with a HEA

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5 out of 5 stars
By Petra Ford on 01-11-16

Forgot how much I loved this book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is great, it's one of Garrett Leigh's less angsty titles (less angsty not not angsty!) And it's nice to have an English book read by an English narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

You have to love Jake, he is a great character and he isn't totally defined by his TS which is nice

What about Craig Beck’s performance did you like?

Sorry to Craig but I'm being a purest here! As a cockney born and bred I can tell you he doesn't quite nail Cas's accent, but it isn't so bad I couldn't listen so I forgive him, he is very good with Jake's northern accent, not being from Leeds I can't tell you how accurate it was, and reading a book with 3 characters with different accents can't have been easy. I also particularly love his interpretation of Jake's fly me to the moon tick, which was great but different to how I had read it in the book to myself.The one bit he did wrong and although very small it annoyed me as it would be an easy thing to check, was when he sang the first couple of lines of 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles', the West Ham football song. I get that he didn't grow up with his family singing it in his ear like Cas and I did but 30 seconds on you tube would have done it. And he clearly knows the song Fly Me to the Moon

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh at points in the book and whilst I didn't cry there were sad bits. Usually Garrett rips your heart out of your chest throws it in the gutter and stamps on it, fortunately this is one of her 'lightheated' books lol

Any additional comments?

A good story, well narrated and produced. Worth the listen :-)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan A Skye on 08-09-16

Craig Beck is an amazing narrator!

The first thing that NEEDS to be said is that this MUST be listened to.

What a masterpiece!
Craig Beck is easily my favorite “British” narrator and ties in the top three of all narrators. He is so good with emotions, timing, voice modulation and pacing. There are no technical errors and he even adds in a bit here and there – special effects for phone calls, etcetera. I don’t know my British accents – but I can tell he does – and he differentiates the various regions superbly.

There’s a bit in Misfits where Tom calls out Jake’s accent and so it’s magnified and it’s awesome! Funny and (I think) spot on.

Because this is SO British, listening to it only helps to put the story in perspective. It’s a London story with parts elsewhere, but having the accent in your ears makes it all the more real.

On that note, let’s talk about the story itself, because REAL is what this story signifies. It is NOT a perfect relationship. Neither Tom’s with Cass, Tom’s with Jake, Jake’s with Cass, nor Tom’s, Jake’s and Cass’ together. It’s not like any ménage I’ve read so far, but it works for them.

Garrett Leigh is a skilled writer of broken men, and Cass and Jake are broken in their own ways. Tom is the glue that helps them stay put together but he needs them just as much as they need him.

I LOVED Jake’s Turret’s syndrome and all his ticks and sayings. He absolutely made this story! “there’s a rat in here!”

I highly recommend this in audio format – it’s a FABULOUS narration of a great story that I think most anybody would like.


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5 out of 5 stars
By Enid on 07-09-16

Amazing!

Wonderful, beautiful book!! Couldn't put it down. Truly a story of love and companionship. 5 STARS!

The writing is very compelling as we expect from this author, but the narrator's performance gives the additional push to make a great book, extraordinary.

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