• Locked in Silence

  • Pelican Bay, Book 1
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Dean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (911 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore....

10 years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rear view mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home.

At 28, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading.

After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again....

Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen....

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

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Very good story, I really liked the relationship between this couple. They both have issues and when they are together those issues don't matter. I loved their love for each other, it was sweet and sexy too. The character growth was perfect and the build up for book 2 was also great.

The narration was good.

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OMG! So good!

I’ve never met a Sloane Kennedy book I didn’t like. Dallas and Nolan are perfect together. Though both characters have been through life circumstances that would break anyone else, they persevered to give themselves lives they could be proud of.
And now I can't wait for Mad and Isaac’s story.
Michael Pauley as always gave a stellar performance!

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So very good, highly recommended.

I loved the book, so I knew that I would love this audible as well, which I did, it's highly entertaining, the audible gave it extra depth, it was a perfect way to spend a couple of afternoons,
Michael Pauley was once again excellent he work these characters, plus his take on all of the other characters is truly amazing the book came alive with him,. Outstanding.
I will definitely be listening to this again,

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Locked in Silence

This Book... I really think I felt every single emotion while listening to this book. It was an emotional rollercoaster of Happiness, Sadness, Hope, Heartache, Pain, Anger, Outrage, and Love. ALL the Emotions. This book has everything in it, and I was not expecting to feel so much in such a short time. This is also another good example of a book where the Narrator Gives it so much more than when you are just/only reading the book. Michael Pauley does a great job bringing these characters, and their story to life and I really don't think another narrator could have done them justice the way he did.
Both Characters go through so much in their lives. Nolan is a Violinist who goes from being bullied as a teen, to being accused of horrible things as a young adult. Forced to come back home to Pelican Bay to help his parents. He encounters Dallas, Who he knew as a teenager. Dallas had a horrible accident as a late teen, and has been running an animal rescue center alone in seclusion ever since. After the two men meet again, it takes a lot of work, a little drama, and a ton of strength from both men to get them to the point where they trust each other and themselves, as well as others. With the help of some of the characters in the book they get to have the story & love they fully deserve. I cant wait to hear what happens in the next Pelican Bay story.

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Nice Hurt/Comfort

I really liked the emotional nuance of the story, which was portrayed really well by narrator Michael Pauley.

Dual POV, hurt/comfort romance with medium angst, two main characters with pasts, and a very happy ending. Pauley provides distinctive character voices and brings all the emotion out so well.

I've already bought book two, Maddox's story: "Sanctuary Found", and I'm looking forward to reading/listening to it soon!

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Perfect

This was a great surprise. I loved not only the story but everyone, including Newt. Can’t wait to read the next in the series.

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Amazing story!

This story captured me immediately and never let me go. Can't wait for the rest of the series!

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Awesome

You can easily switch to male and female characters and the story is still moving. Intimate moments aside, the background stories are so today. I’m all for people overcoming their pasts and finding vindication and love in the end. Thank you for this.

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Little sad but HEA romantic

A sad situation... brings two men together... the romance is written so well... and heart whelming.

The narrator definitely brings the book to life. You will love listening to it.

The book is highly recommended. Enjoy!

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so sweet

such a sweet story. Totally love reading it and listening just made it even better. I have to admit it's taken me awhile to warm up to this narrator. I've listened to a few of his works before and in the beginning I wasn't a fan. However he's improved dramatically and each of the books I've heard have been more and more enjoyable. The emotions and feelings he conveys for each character really makes them come alive.
This was truly a very enjoyable listen and has been permanently added to my library.

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  • Mrs N
  • 06-10-22

A great story of redemption and second chances.

A treasure of a story !

Beautiful characters, heart warming storyline and a great voice . I loved listening to this story so much.

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  • sassaby
  • 05-04-22

really nice

it's definitely a book which you can easily listen too. some topics are upsetting...the animal cruelty isn't pleasant to hear but somehow helps you to understand the characters a bit more.

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  • Mandy Tunstill
  • 09-30-21

Absolutely Brilliant 💞💞

Simply loved it..... Couldn't stop listening to this amazing first one in pelican bay series by Sloane kennedy I love how Michael Dean as brought Dallas & Nolan to life to take you on a journey full of emotions, love and forgivness so beautiful recommend so much. 💖💖

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  • loveQhuay
  • 10-04-20

Perfectly emotional story

I started listening to this audio with no knowledge of the story. So imagine me when I figured out Dallas's "secret" - I tell you how I looked: frozen in place, jaw on the floor, goosebumps all over me.

Dallas and Nolan's story was so, so beautiful, I really have no words. If I knew that this book is this awesome, I would have read it sooner. This book wrecked me. I don't remember the last time I cried this much over a book.
The audio is perfect - Michael Dean's voices for the characters are awesome, and those little plus things he did with the storyline; when he laughed, and when he tried to speak as Dallas - just AMAZING.

There were times when my tears just flowed and the only thing I wanted to do is hug Dallas and/or Nolan. It was so emotional and so good. I loved it so much. And the epilogue - I laughed, and I was so happy.
My favorite scene is that when I cried the hardest - when Dallas wrote on the wall. Just pure perfection.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AUDIO.

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  • Risca dad
  • 09-19-20

brilliant storyline

excellent story gets you right from the start love the tension between the characters, excellent performance from Michael Dean as always cant wait to start 2nd book in the series

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  • Jtt512
  • 09-12-20

Get the tissues ready.

It had been a few years since I read this book. I remembered thoroughly enjoying it and being moved by the story and characters, but I forgot just how powerful it was. The narration somehow made it even better.

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  • Christopher Young
  • 09-07-20

Gripping

I loved this book. Getting to know these characters had me gripped from start to finish. The development of each main character (and in turn smaller roles too) was amazing. The twists and turns were amazing and had tears flowing!!

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  • Rudi
  • 06-12-20

Dallas and Nolan

I loved this story very much and listening to it makes it even better. Dallas is the son of an evangelist farther and an alcoholic mother. When leaving a party one day their car tumbles of a bluff which kills his mother, leaves his father in a wheelchair and Dallas losing his voice. The worst part is that his father lets everyone believe that it was Dallas who was driving to keep his mother's secret. Even his brother believes it. When his father dies he leaves the house and with his inheritance he is trying to build a sanctuary and rescue center for animals. He lives alone with his animals and is looked upon with disdaine by the people of Pelican Bay. Nolan hasn't had it easy either. Growing up he was the school freak, but his love for the violin made him well respected throughout the world. But when he starts to realise his partner is cheating on him and wants to leave him he suddenly finds himself accused of stealing a Stratovarius violin and all his savings gone. When his mother calls him home to help with his sick father he goes back to Pelican Bay only as long to help them get back on their feet. What he doesn't encounter is finding love with the only one he used to have a crush on. Sloane has a wonderful way of telling a story full of emotions and Michael Dean does a good job in making the story come alive.

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  • Cassi
  • 04-23-20

Fantastic

This was a really good redemption and mis understood story. Nolan was really just so sweet and Dallas was the perfect mix of mystery and suspense but in the end was just as sweet. I loved his dog omg and the whole world Sloane created for this was great. Loved it

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  • JCT
  • 04-17-20

Really enjoyed this one

Narration was fabulous!!

A breath of fresh air compared to the Protectors series. Great story, great animals, great secondary characters. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Di
  • 07-25-22

fantastic

the nerdy bullied musician and the broken, animal wildlife shelter owner, former darling of the town. both falsely accused of crimes they did not commit. both struggling to put their lives together, meet as adults, and struggle with their pasts to create a new future.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-09-21

An Emotional Roller-coaster

I could put it down. great characters, epic love story emotional tales and adorable animals. what else could you ask for?

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  • Rory Brown
  • 09-08-20

love

I absolutely love Sloan Kennedy's books and Michael Dean is one of my favourite narrators

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  • RJ V.
  • 04-23-20

Vindication!

Nolan and Dallas, and Loki and Gentry must be protected at all costs. This was a great listen!

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  • P D
  • 09-24-19

Excellent!

What’s not to love! Great story.... great narration.....looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 07-12-18

OMG! amazing, beautiful, heartwarming...

I couldn't get enough. The story is so beautiful. I laughed, I cried and I opened my heart to these beautifully broken characters. Amazing writing Sloane. I loved it! As deep and moving as Mia Sheridan's Achers Voice. A highly recommended read!!!!