Confession: I love Charlie David.
Confession pt2: I love Damon Suede.
Sure, the guy is put on a pedestal in the MM romance genre, but this book deserves the accolades.
Charlie David's narration for this one is intense. His voice is dreamy, very sexy, intense, and his voices for each character are spot on. The sex scenes - of which there are many, and they are LONG - are read with the sort of passion and excitement that you want from this type of story.
I'm not going to give any spoilers, but the storytelling itself was great, even if the pacing wasn't. I feel like Suede could have done with a more heavy-handed editor... at over 10 and a half hours this is the longest audiobook in my collection, and it does drag in places.
Despite this, it's a story I keep coming back to - for the narration, for the romance, and for the story.
Do yourself a favour and believe the hype!
This was a FANTASTIC story! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Not only was the story good but the narrator was phenomenal. We all know how a bad narrator can make listening to an audiobook painful. Charlie David made listening to this book a real pleasure.
Yes, most likely. I love the story and the charachters.
not sure. I wasn't thrilled with the way he narrates. It was odd to figure out the breaks and when the dialogue was internal vs speaking as the narrator used the same voice narrating as he did for the charachter
Do yourself a favor and fast forward through the first 4:30 to five minutes of this book to avoid Charlie Davis trying to sing. I found that annoying and painful,
Hmmm.....where to begin....it was cute, I guess, but the pining went on waaaay too long for my taste. I am not all about that slow burn.
I guess I thought the idea of doing porn with the person you're secretly in love with was interesting, but the way it actually played out was not at all satisfying. I mean, they have sex (basically) in front of a camera and then don't talk about it at all? What even. A lot of the book felt really one-sided and it just dragged on too long.
The pacing was alright....
Er, no. I think pretty much everything was summed up.
Besides the plot, my problem with this book was the narrator. I had a hard time differentiating between the characters and who was speaking, and I hate when I have to go back and re-listen just to figure out who is saying what. It was a little frustrating and I probably won't listen to it again.
This is a great story of two firefighters who survived 9-1-1 and who could start as many flames as they put out. I love an intelligent story and cheering for them and groaning over the missed opportunities of our heroes.
I'm a big Griffin fan. He's thoughtful,intense, and I love his inner voice, plus I'm a sucker for the big red-headed good guys.
I would have to say Dante, because you could easily hear the New York all over his voice.
Is it getting hot in here?
Suede needs to do a sequel. Send them to another city for long term training. Let them go on a well-deserved vacation. Send them to me... where was I?
This was an amazing book. I've heard he is writing another about the little paramedic from this one, and I'm excited for it. The characters are wonderful, the relationship has great tension. The intimate parts are out of this freaking world. And Charlie David reads the stuffing out of it. After this, I'm looking for everything he reads.
This was one of the most erotic, enjoyable and painfully cute stories I have read/listened. There is such a raw authenticity to the plot that most of the gay stories out there can't grasp. Although I was miffed over a couple plot holes, you really can't deny the power of this sweet story.
I haven't read the print but I so enjoyed the Audio
That is hard to say, I laughed and got choked up all the way through the book.
He was great...perfect for the story
D of coarse arrogant little Spaghetti Eater and of coarse I love men in Kilts
I like to through all types of Genre in my reading but I must admit Gay love stories warm my heart
Charlie David + Damon Suede...enough said.
Dante Anastagio - Damon nailed the Sicilian Italian man. I found myself thinking "How did he know that!'
Charlie added an extra dimension to Hot Head. I feel like I had an amplified experience listening to this audio book over everyone else who has just read the book. His cultural accents were spot-on!
The scene Griff barreled into a burning building to save Dante.