I Love Marie Sexton. let there be no doubt about that. I LOVE promises. It was one of my favorite first m/m romances and remains an insta reread when i'm in a reading slump. That being said. This audio book sucked. I only bought it because it was discounted with me already owning the ebook. I figured i'd give audiobooks a try. This was probably a bad one to start with. The narration was just boring. I could have done a better job and done it for free.
Jared of course.
This is one of my favorite stories, which I have already read 2 or 3 times. I'm glad I had, or I might have rated the purchase much lower. The narrator has a great voice for the character, but he does a very poor job here. First, he does not pause AT ALL - not between characters and not even between changing scenes. It can be very confusing. Secondly, he makes no attempt to vary his narration for different characters. It's not difficult to change tone or phrasing or emphasis to indicate another person is talking. This just feels lazy. Finally, he mispronounce key words: hearsay instead of heresy, etc…
Unfortunately, I love this series so much I purchased all of them before listening. I'm really disappointed that Jones narrates most of the rest of them. Maybe he'll get better. If not, he's going to turn off a lot of listeners to a great author.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
I have listened to a lot of gay romance novels and many of them seem to follow a certain theme: Single gay man meets single straight man. Single straight man falls (or doesn't fall) for single gay man, throw in a few sub-plots and BAM! a book. Well this is the theme of this book, but I enjoyed it so much more than the rest. I think the main reason I enjoyed it so much was because Ms. Sexton's gay characters don't fit into the stereotypes of gay men. I get so annoyed with characters being associated with musical theater, art, and divas simply because they are gay. These characters broke that mold from the beginning.
The narrator had a pleasant enough tone and all... but he could really use some practice.
Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.
This is a good story and the narrator was brilliant, so many gay stores are ruined by the narrator but this is the best gay story I have listened to so far.
its not all about the sex and co*k, It's an actual story with suspense ,climax and all.
If not for the narration, it would be almost at the top!
The story was interesting in its development and character development.
Not at all, but I think toward the end, he did try. I couldn't tell the difference at all but after I got used to the rhythm of his voice, I could make it out better. Even with this type of narration, this story was great, so imagine how it would have with a bit more effort???
Small town progress
I really enjoyed this book. A good story is a good story is a good story. I plan to get the rest of this series, but as has been mentioned before, due to the rather dry narration, I think I'll have to psych myself up to listen to it. I figure there are two types of books that are not perfect that I can listen to. OK story with great narration or Great story with OK narration. This book is that of the ladder. I don't know if the voice actor is new and just needs to get into the groove or what, but I won't let that deter me from a great story. It's worth the listen.
The slow build and emphasis on friendship first helped overall to round out the two main characters. The protagonists' tendancy to always assume things rather than communicate was a little annoying (especially since they did not seem to learn that lack of communication was their repeated downfall), but then again it often is the
Riveting, inspiring and sensual
the way it was written and narrated. It all fell into place.
No, I am sorry to say I have never listened to this gentleman before
The way the 2 characters finally came together
I have no idea, I have only listened to it but I found it enjoyable.
It was a sweet uncomplicated story that was easy to listen to while doing something else. It felt very close to reality.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I like the story and drama, but if just feel flat to me. I like the characters of Jared and Matt but I like a bit more romance, smex and story I guess.