This is the first book in the Dick Hardesty Mystery series.
Someone is burning down gay bars. A homophobic chief of police is running for governor and the public relations agency Dick works for is supporting the chief. When the latest fire causes the death of several people, Dick wants to know who is doing it and what the police chief’s family is hiding.
Dorien Grey creates characters that are realistic and sympathetic. Their portrayal allows the reader to form an opinion of the character’s nature without being blatant.
I read this book before listening to it and Jeff Frez-Albrech does a good job of presenting the characters as I visualized them in the book.
There are many types of lose in this book which are dealt with in various fashions, showing a range of human reaction in dealing with these types of lose. Some work well for those involved, some not so well.
I would recommend this book (and series) to any mystery reader. It is short (just over 5 hours), so a good listen when you do not have the time or patience for a long story.
The publishers summary is misleading, making the book sound far more exciting than it is. This is not a book about risking anything. Jesse makes steps with his issues, but Aaron doesn't do anything.
Overall, it's like eating marshmallows, sweet but no substance...
I couldn't bring myself to finish. I listened to 1 hour 20 minutes, but just didn't want to continue. Too many other good books to waste time.
I have read once and listened twice to this audiobook, so safe to say, I am a fan of Acrobat and Mary Calmes.
Initially I found Nathan to be arrogant (and no one is liked *that* much), but realized he is just playing a game of "I want to be liked, so I will do whatever it takes to be liked." Once he finds someone who really loves him and can give him what he wants/needs, he becomes a *regular* person.
I liked the many characters and their personality differences. It's nice to have extras that add to the story rather than just fill space.
I also liked the mystery of the guy on the balcony.
Definitely worth a listen...
This is definitely my favourite Whyborne & Griffin story yet. I love stories set in Egypt and their mythology, so that gave it an extra draw for me. I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say, things look good for Christine...
Normally I am a great fan of Josh Lanyon and Kevin R. Free, this time however, I struggled to get through. I don't remember listening to most of it.
I did re-listen on a short trip I took and was able to appreciate this audiobook more. Don't use a credit on it.
This was just a boring book with poor narration. It's only 2hr 39min, but I still couldn't finish it. Painfully slow, unsympathetic characters, & unrealistic storyline.
This was an interesting horror story in that it was based on another cultures religion/mythology. I was grossed out a couple times, but I don't read many horror stories. Parts were very slow and didn't add to the overall story. There is a romantic interest that doesn't really fit with the characters or story.
Layton Green had me guessing for most of the book, I figured it out about 3/4 way through.
Peter Berkot does a good job portraying the various characters and is the reason I kept with the story.
Overall a decent book when you don't have time to put a lot of effort into listening.
Dorien Grey writes another good mystery, with lots of twists and turns. He also starts bringing gay cancer (AIDS) into the story. It is a good reminder of how it must have been for the gay community in the 80s (the number of deaths is startling!).
The more I listen to Jeff Frez-Albrecht the more I like listening to him.
Can be listened to as a standalone, there are some references to other stories, but not enough to confuse.
I highly recommend the series...
Well written story for the most part. I liked that Kate Sherwood was able to portray both sympathetic and very unlikeable characters, i.e, Aaron's dad, at least Quinn's dad had a reason for being a jerk. Some of the psychology was dismissive of trauma, which I didn't like.
Robert Nieman is able to portray young men very well. He also did a very good job of the family scene in the bar. Some of the pauses in his narration were rather odd, like he had gotten to the bottom of the page and had to pause to turn the page.
Recommended as a short(ish) easy listen.
I am a fan of Rowan Speedwell because she is able to present psychological problems in her characters very realistically.
I read this book before listening to it, Paul Morey was able to add to the story via character presentation.
Definitely recommended. I also recommend "Finding Zach" with the same author/narrator.
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