The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

LightningStruckHeartTheAUDLGTitle: The Lightning-Struck Heart

Author: TJ Klune

Narrator: Michael Lesley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 12/10/2015

Length: 19 hours 48 minutes

Genre: Fantasy, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance


Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King’s Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can’t control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan’s boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

Or so he thinks.

Story Review:

Holy ****. I seriously have no idea what to say about this book. I am going to let Teresa’s review speak for me.

Seriously just go buy this book, you won’t regret it.

Narration Review:

There are narrators who read stories for audio, and there are narrators who perform stories with only their voice. Michael Lesley was Sam. He was also Gary, Tiggy, Ryan, and every other person or creature this fearsome foursome encountered on their journey. He brought out the best in each character and nailed the humor. This is a story I will be listening to again and again, even at also 20 hours long.

Between Klune’s wit and Lesley’s performance, I fell in love.


The Lightning-Struck Heart on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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