Given the summary, I expected things to be a bit more suspenseful and have a nice balance of romance and an actual thriller. Most of the time, however, was spent with the two characters talking to each other and the working out feelings of a young couple. The characters are both full grown men but I do not get that impression. Perhaps it was the narration.
If you're more much interested in a romance than a story, this may be for you. Personally, the interactions between the two main characters (who are both bisexual, by the way. Not gay) seemed force and unnatural. As if they simply replaced a female character with a male one and kept the dialogue the same. The narration made it difficult to discern who was talking at times and female voices sounded forced and unnatural.
I will be ending my listening at the first book, but I could see how others may enjoy this. The story itself was mildly entertaining with potential to be spectacular if the author took the time to do so. As a gay man, it is difficult to find relateable romance material. It seems I will have to continue my search.
Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.
Well, if you like totally inane dialogue . . . . If you like to listen to incessant sarcastic verbal sparring instead of a murder investigation (of cops, yet!) . . . . You really like M/M romance . . . . You don't really care about having a decent narrator . . . .
Then, this is the book for you!
Seriously, the many rave reviews convinced me I had to have this book right away. After 3 1/2 hours, I can take no more. Maybe, my bad. But I CANNOT believe any FBI agents talk like these two jokers. And what happened to the investigation?
The inane verbal foreplay just did me in.
(Read the reviews as I am definitely in the minority here.)
The story was so much fun! The characters were awesome. Usually, in a story like this, I end up liking one of the lead characters over another as my favorite. This is a case where I enjoyed both characters throughly. Love that you get points of view from either character as you get into the story. So you have a bit of what each character is going through, what they see, feel and or thinking.
I loved that they gave each other crap! I must admit I was hesitant about Zane. Not hesitation as a literary character but my own life experiences and issues with people in my life who are in the lifelong struggle with addiction. Which is good that the story was that well done to bring out that emotion. I was worried I was going to end up wanting Ty to
cut and run and it would turn into a major rant about Zane.
I have to admit that I'm not a fan of a lot of angst in my stories. A remnant left over from me picking the wrong YA books or heavily angsty adult books. This story though, it has angst but it felt different. Sure, the guys skirted around certain topics. They were not willing to blurt out every single one of their secrets right out of the gate. You can tell there is so much more to learn about these guys. They were willing to go only so far but they often got to the point and they said what they meant. Well, relatively so. They aren't willing to admit how deep things have gotten between them, but that's good. It's not only believable but a welcome change from the usual instant love. Which is cool but sometimes in this case, specially when I like the characters, I want the slow burn. You get to see things develop more organically between them within the story. Love that.
Now about this reader. He was cool but... I think it was a little hard at times to tell which characters was speaking at certain moments. There was little change between either character voice and his narration voice. Also, the way he did female voices? I don't think it's completely necessary to pitch your voice THAT high. Soften it, yes but not necessary to exaggerate it. We get it, it's a female character.
Just trying to find my next great read
There were moments that I really enjoyed in this book but others that I thought were okay. I mean it was a great love story and I loved the mystery, but something was missing and I can't put my finger on it.
Sawyer Allerde did an amazing job with the narration. The only problem was when he did the female voices, but there were very few females in the story.
🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺
I can not believe how amazing this story is the second time around. Although I was heart broken that a narrator with no passion, no emotion, no performance was giving the opportunity to bring this story to life, the story itself was just as amazing as the first time I read it.
I love the dynamic between Ty and Zane. I swear, sometimes I think the cut & run series was really written by a man with a hard core military background because Ty and Zane, from their actions, their emotions, just the way they carry themselves is 'all man." There are no feminine attributes when it comes to them and that alone is sexy a$$ hell!!!
And, each book gets better and better. From the action, to the slow building romantic side of their relationship, to the story itself, everything just gets better. Book 7 is what turned me on to Ty and Zane and I have yet to be disappointed with the story of these guys!
So glad this is on audio but please care enough about us fans and have someone who can actually perform and who doesn't sound as if he is 5 decades older than Zane and Ty do the narration.
one of the top Audio books I have listened too hands down
with each charachter having their own voice it felt like a movie and you could really immerse yourself in the story.
Ty & Zane
Ty in the wall
He did OK, not the best narrator I've heard, but not bad either
I didn't exactly cry, but I was worried a few times
The whole part one was very hard for me to listen to, very little plot and unlikable characters. The only reason I continued to listen was the hope that some of the good writing from Volume 1 would eventually pop up. It did. It just took until part two for it to kick into gear. I enjoyed part two immensely. It had plenty of funny moments, tense moments and a plethora of hot scenes.