I bought this based on the blurb and thought the premise was a good one. I was a bit disappointed on all fronts. My first impression was of the production value. Not being produced by one of the major houses may have had something to do with that. The background had a tinny, echoing quality that is apparent in the very beginning. I guess the monotonous narrative and inconsistent story line helped me forget about it though. The characters Wade and Jared could have had so much more depth. The backstories of both
needed to be fleshed out more for any type of understanding. The narrator sounded as though he was just doing this for a paycheck - and not a substantial one at that. The ending was much too abrupt and left me with more questions than answers. I won't be seeking more from this author or this narrator. The plus side is that I paid less for the audio version than the ebook.
This is one of the best werewolf stories I've come across. Gory without being gruesome, and I really feIt for the protagonist. I read it quite a few years ago and found out that another book of these authors came out in audiobook format a few months ago. I emailed one of them to find out if this one would be in audio as well and never got a response. I lucked up on it last week and was super excited to get it.
I loved the rural setting, the protagonists' backstory and how he eventually came out on top. The descriptions of the supporting characters and the great music really set the tone.
If he narrated another type of story - yes. In my opinion, he wasn't a good fit for this book. I can tell that he was trying hard to mask an accent and it threw me off a bit. I think Robert Petkoff would have been a great choice.
Not sure. I think the title is fitting.
Really happy that I could listen to one of my favorite stories. It was written in 1993. That's a long time to wait.
The newer, bolder more confident Harry Dresden gives the story a great twist.
The reveal of the newest Winter Lady
His characterizations are top notch. He brings life to everyone he voices. Why this man hasn't won an Audie is beyond me.
Cold Days - Hell has really frozen over!
Keep 'em coming Jim. Kudos to you once again, James. Welcome back!
Yes. It's a feel good story for times when you want lite and loving with few,if any complications.
When Jonathan introduces Sam to David.
Mr. Morey grew on me and now when I listen to Cardeno, he's who I expect to hear.
Jonathan. I loved his open and honest way of dealing with life - mistakes and all.
Very high. The story was a wonderful surprise and the narrator is outstanding. I don't know where they found him, but I do hope that he gets lots more work.
Septimus. You could tell that he had ambiguous feelings for the hero and when the truth was finally revealed, he morphed into a darkly sensual (not just sexual) man that I wish was present in more m/m novels.
The train's journey to Scotland.
Septimus. He was quite mysterious and I would have wanted to unravel him.
Max Miller - Bravo and ENCORE!!!
Touching, Funny, Infuriating
Don't know that I can think of another book that is similar off the top of my head.
His interpretation of Holden is a bit 'Paul Lyndeish' and sometimes annoying. I was wondering if the character was supposed to be voiced that way.
Most of the moments involving Adam's insight. I love how sensitive and open he is. When he declared his love for Holden, I melted.
I hope there are more in this series and I would love to have Shannon narrate again. No more voices like Holden's though.
Love a sappy feelgood story with a lot of lust thrown in. I appreciated that there was a minimum amount of drama and genuine love between 2 friends,
I liked that Jake was not worried about anyone's opinion and that he was in your face with the fact that he protects what's his.
As much as I love Cardeno, I almost passed up buying the audio version. I'm not really a fan of Mr. Crisden's narration, but I thought I would take a chance and it paid off. I liked his charaterizations and he is much less wooden than I've heard him in other productions.
There are so many moving moments, I just can't pick one.
The production value of this audiobook leaves a bit to be desired. The narrative fades in and out in places throughout the story. It can be distracting.
Brandon Phillips is a wonderful narrator. His characterizations were fun to listen to.
As with any anthology, there are hits and misses. Fortunately there were more good stories than bad or mediocre.
Mr. Phillips is very expressive and seems to have a good command of languages. It felt like I was listening to someone who was talking to me personally and not just reading.
The stories were actually edited by Richard Labonte and not Lea DeLaria and Kathleen Warnock
I will definitely buy another book narrated by Shannon Gunn - this is already my second, but will not be purchasing another story written by Ms. Knox.
The premise of the book had much potential, but fell flat on many levels. As it is, the book is more of a novella. Not a lot of time to get a message across and what time there was, is wasted.
There was a lot of reiteration on the same issues - was Rider infected?, who was he?, if Annabel is infected I'll kill him, etc.. I found myself wanting to FF just to get to a point. What I found after listening to over 2/3 of the story is that there wasn't much of one. The book was really too short for that. I was looking forward to a steamy listen, but all I got was all talk - very little action. A bit more detail could have been given to flesh out an explanation on the infection that the characters were trying to avoid and the backgroung on the main characters. The physical interaction between Rider & Sutton was also sorely lacking. The constant banter - and there was a lot of it, wore on me very quickly. Very repetative
If the author did a re-write, I'd read it. The subject matter caught my attention but couldn't keep it.
I liked Rider - very cocky and sure of himself. The British accent was fitting. Could have been quite the sexy character if he'd been allowed to play more.
If it was written better - yes. I would love to see Michael Fassbender as Rider. Not sure about Sutton.
Yes. I read this story a couple of years ago when it was entitled "Gobsmacked". It was the first story I read by Mrs. Gregg and I enjoyed it so much, I purchased others. I never could have imagined the characterizations in my head as interpreted by the narrator.
It was hilarious and I could see myself reacting in many of the same ways as Mark. The bible incident at the church had me guffawing out loud. Good thing I was at home alone and not at work while listening.
This was the first book that I actually listened to that Mr. Gunn narrated, but not the first one I purchased. I love his narrative skills. He has a way with accents and he emotes very well. I hope to hear a lot more from him.
Completely Gobsmacked would do it justice. It describes perfectly the emotions Mark felt during the horrific chain of events before his HEA.
Hurry and release the rest of the series!
Yes. Robert Nieman is great at conveying the tone and emotion of the books he narrates.
Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinen. Both of the young men - Sam and Patrick needed to find themselves. They both had goals to attain but did not know how to go about it. They both wanted love but chose the wrong way to go about getting it. The 'family' in their lives were cold and indifferent. It took total strangers to make them see their worth.
Yes, and I did.
Dreamspinner, hire Robert to narrate more books, please!
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