I read the book first and then listened to the audio.This is one of my favorite books, a very emotional read for me, i love the story, the characters, the mystery, everything. And it has humor and sweetness and a bit of sarcasm. I also love that every chapter begins with a "choose your own adventure" bit and these really add a fantastic new dimension to the story.
The plot was suspenseful - both from the mystery view point and the development of the relationship between the main characters - Swift and Max.
Swift was my favorite character, the voice was exactly right for what i imagined for Swift, and it came alive for the "choose your own adventure" bits (a personal favorite), and, even more importantly, for the emotionally intense scenes. Paul Fleschner has done a wonderful job especially with those scene which are particularly difficult for the characters.
Swift is the most memorable for me because of the painful journey he's going through, but i've come to appreciate Max on his own right as well as for being the perfect person for Swift.
It's a beautiful book. I highly recommend it!
The Cards on the Table audio is right there at the top, together with other wonderful stories by Josh Lanyon, such as the Adrien English Mysteries, The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, Icecapade, and The Dickens with Love.
Sean Crisden is a fantastic narrator and Cards on the Table is one of my all time favorite books - the setting, the mystery, the romance, everything is just perfect. I love rereading this story and it's now a favorite in audio as well.
I enjoy Sean Crisden narration style very much. Especially with this story, which i've reread several times; he gives the characters i love the voices i imagined for them. It's a different and welcome way of experiencing the story.
The story is fantastic: funny, poignant, suspenseful, with wonderful, memorable characters and lots of food for thought. Adding to that Lee Samuels' narration, which is great, made for a very enjoyable listening experience. I'll definitely listen to this audio again.
They're both excellent. I enjoy Sean Crisden's narration style very much. It's the story i know and love but with a slightly different spin on it.
My favorite - two - scenes are the one with the ocelot and the final scene, especially what Sedgwick tells James.
This is such a lovely story. It's sweet and funny and romantic, and i love the mysteriousness surrounding the book and all it stands for in the story. It's perfect for the holidays, but really, for any time one wants a boost of happy feeling.
Yes. The story is light and fun and funny too, with just a bit of romance, just perfect. I like the setting and atmosphere, the story of the princess, and i really like Fraser's character. The narration was a delight. I'm in awe of Sean Crisden's dramatization. I couldn't stop smiling throughout.
The scene where Drew examines the mummy and the scene when the mummy first appears are among my favorites.
This was my first listen to Sean Crisden and i'm looking forward to hearing more from him.
Mystery, life, love.
For really good mysteries with a touch of romance: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, Stranger on the Shore, and The Dark Horse and The White Knight, also by Josh Lanyon.
I enjoyed every second of Chris Patton's performance. From (audio)book one in this series, i fell in love with his voice, and his rendition of characters i love so dearly is simply perfect.
This is an audiobook i'll be listening to many many times. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend this audiobook, especially to fans of Will and Taylor.
This fifth installment in the Dangerous Ground series is all about quality time with Will and Taylor - it's lighter, more...playful, we get to meet Will's awesome dad, and his brother and childhood friends, and they have some adventures too.
Adrian Bisson's voice and performance bring a story i enjoyed very much and its characters to life. So everything.
Old Poison is my favorite of the series. I enjoy re-reading this series and i enjoy re-listening to it too. Adrian Bisson's narration, especially his Taylor voice, is fantastic, i just love listening to him.
- Old Poison is the second book in the Dangerous Ground series, so i recommend the other books in this series (first four are in audio). I'd recommend reading/listening to them in order for the character arc.
- Fair Game by Josh Lanyon. Suspense, mystery.
- The I Spy series, also by Josh Lanyon. Suspense and romantic suspense as well.
Taylor. Adrian has captured his voice just as, even better actually, than i imagined it.
Taylor's reactions in particular triggered similar reactions in me, there were moments when my heart ached with what he was going through and moments when his enthusiasm made me as happy as he was.
Fun, suspenseful, thrilling.
Taylor. He's a wild thing, a fiercely loyal friend, with a big heart and a wicked mind and sense of humor.
First time i'm listening to an audiobook narrated by Adrian Bisson. He does a great job!!! And i find his voice just perfect for the story.
I would never! It's a very fitting title.
This is the first Will and Taylor adventure. They're out on a camping and hiking trip, trying to work through work-, friendship-, and possible-romance-related issues, trying to save their easy going partnership, when they stumble upon a mystery! Suddenly it's edge of seat suspense, peppered wonderfully with tender moments and humor.
Yes, i'm sure i will listen to it many more times. I love the Adrien English mysteries, and as with the books, the excitement is just always there even though i know what happens. This 4th book in the series is particularly powerful - edge of seat suspense, cool mystery and a lot of raw emotion.
Adrien and Jake meet again after two years in which they had no contact with each other, and everything that transpires between them is suspenseful - not only do they need to deal with a lot of issues and redefine a relationship that is at once familiar and completely new, but in addition, they also have a mystery to solve! which brings into play conflicting loyalties. If that wasn't suspenseful enough, there is a scene towards the end of the book that has one completely spellbound.
I love Chris' voice and the voices he's created for Jake and Adrien. In my reading, i did have a general idea of what Adrien and Jake sounded like, but Chris has shaped them into something pretty perfect. Hearing that adds something more. It's like the characters themselves are telling me the story.
Quite a few. Particularly the little moments when Jake subtly takes care of Adrien. I love those best. I also loved the final scene. I cried. For everything that happened and for the hopeful future. It's a wonderful moment.
The stories - i love these stories! I've read and reread them and now i can also listen to them which is lovely.
Plus, the narrators are very, very good. I also liked the fact that the narrators alternate so that each story has a new voice, and I like the short story format - i can fit these stories between daily tasks and it's relaxing and satisfying to hear a story from beginning to end.
One of my favorite characters is Ford from Heart Trouble. This is such a sweet little story and he's such a sweet guy.
Also, Angelo Faust's butler from Critic's Choice. I like how he amuses himself greatly.
Rick from In Sunshine or In Shadow surprised quite a few laughs out of me, it was delightful to listen to the narrator's (Adam Chase, i think) take on this character.
I'm really enjoying this collection of short stories. It really has a story for every mood - funny, sweet, suspenseful, spooky, romantic, mysterious. I love it.
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