I would give both a try, Topher Samuels is in the middle ground of narrators, he does not excel but his voice does not grate on the ears like some readers alas do.
Rick R. Reed builds most of his ensemble iut of the typicsl gay party goer and bar scene, well, personally, I have more a thing for larger than life characters or plots and am not to much into bears...
Hmh, it was okay, though his Italian pronounciation seemed a bit off to me, unless he was deliberately trying for a Sicilian accent (I don't know how that would sound, but I dare to think it is mostly just the English/American trouble with foreign languages).
Hah, well, it might actually do okay as a movie, so, why not?
I thought the book mostly suffers from being a bit too ordinary, if you seek something big and epic with paranormal elements, this is not it.
The story most likely would have worked well without the werewolf plot, just replacing it with a normal serial killer.
I felt the whole thing suffered a bit under too little detail and attention being put into things, the characters don't really manage to create true sympathy for them...
It is not a bad story just, not a good one either, and its likely biggest asset, being a paranormal story that is gay and not m/m did not really catch me and I am gay myself...
All in all, I really prefer the quirkier, less realistic, dramatic and over the top m/m stories to this.
Sticking with Joshua Swanson, who did a great job with all three previous books, or if impossible, Jesse Bernstein from the Percy Jackson books, or pretty much ANY other narrator.
By being in any sense a performance, this was flat and lifeless from the start and a very bad surprise as I preordered it without paying attention to whether they switched narrators...
It is with all likelihood the continuation of a very enjoyable series, in written form or with a different narator.
Please, this is a best-seller series, DON'T ruin it with bad narration.
I would gladly buy this book if they released it with a better narrator, but this way, I will have to return it right now and pick up the ebook version instead.
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