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Spooky Review: Darkest Hour Before The Dawn (THIRDS Book 9) Audiobook By Charlie Cochet Narrated by Mark Westfield

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Sequel to Thick & Thin
THIRDS: Book Nine

THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.
As life-and-death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most… for good this time.

(Book review by Beth here:

Beth really loved this and I can see why. Charlie is a great writer and – as always – really has a way with combining action, romance and humor.

I’m not a big fan of “reunion” romances – I like that initial spark too much – but I did love that after all this time our guys finally get their chance to be together.

Of course, there is other drama going on – and more danger – as well as some more Dex/Sloane interactions – and a furthering of the overall mystery/arc.

For fans of the series, this is a must, and while I bet you could read this as a standalone, I think you’d miss a lot.

I’m glad the series is wrapping up, however, because we are starting to ease into the land of soap opera (i.e. people coming back from the “dead) and I think we’ve just about done all there needs to be done with this.


Mark Westfield is the voice for this series, so I can’t really add much to this review that hasn’t already been said.

I thought his English accent was fine and I enjoy his little “extras” that he throws in to keep the narration fresh and engaging.

I still sometimes struggle to appreciate his intonation, as he does seem to end each sentence in the same way, regardless of the emotion being portrayed – but after awhile I don’t notice it.

Overall, I’d give this 4 of 5 stars.

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3 replies on “Spooky Review: Darkest Hour Before The Dawn (THIRDS Book 9) Audiobook By Charlie Cochet Narrated by Mark Westfield”

I’m not a big audio book fan but have read the first three books of this series. I loved the ones I have read so far and look forward to reading the rest.

I haven’t listened to any of the audiobooks in this series, but I have read all the ebooks and I loved this installment. Thanks for the review!

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