The narrator. Oh God, he sounds just like what every parent probably sounds like in their head when their tiny terrors won't go to sleep. I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd sound just like this.
Hmmm... It's not really a book, well I certainly don't consider it one since it's too short and doesn't actually have a story.
Emotions. You can feel his utter frustration and boredom while trying to read a story to his child who won't go to sleep.
Didn't have actual characters, just the Dad. Who was also the narrator. So I guess.... The Dad?
I now kind of wish Samuel L. Jackson would narrate more audiobooks. Oh and I wish this had been longer since I was laughing the entire time I listened to this. Well worth the dollar I spent (it was on sale!)
From Justine O. Keef, yes. Katie Ashley? Probably not...
I hate Pesh. Oh yes, he's supposed to be this über perfect specimen of manhood. But I just hated him. I wanted to skip any scene he was in. It got so bad just hearing his name mentioned automatically made me go "ugh". So, shorter scenes with him or fewer mentions of him or maybe making him less unbelievably "perfect" would have made this more enjoyable. And Emma and Pesh making out at Aidan's doorstep??? What. The. Hell. After she made such a fuss over catching Aidan doing the same thing? It made me dislike Emma and want to smack her. Tasteless. Also hate the importance she placed on Aidan saying "I love you" and disregarding all the actions he did to show it instead. Oh, and why does it have to be Pesh who points this out to her?And what's with all the "thank you's"? Seemed like a character was saying "thank you" every few sentences. It was getting annoying.
I would have stopped reading the second Pesh showed up. At least with someone else reading the story for me, I could someone slog through it.
Not buying the next book since the main character is the same one that ruined this for me. I don't care about Pesh Nadeen.
Yes. It was such a short, sweet, feel good read with excellent narration. Definitely going to listen to this again.
I liked the characters. Even the side characters were likable.
Mick. The story is told from his POVS and Jason Frazier gave him this really pleasant, sultry voice. It sounded really appropriate for a twenty-two year old guy and everything he was feeling was conveyed by the narrator in such a way that it really felt like the character was telling his story instead of just a narrator reading words on a page.
When Mick realized he was in love for the first time. And with hist best friend.
I wish this was longer. And, Jason Frazier should narrate more books. I'm kind of disappointed he's only done a handful of them. He's definitely got the knack for it. If I could, I'd pay him to re-do all the audiobooks that were butchered by Jeff Gelder and Andrew Schwartz and then pay him some more to narrate other books that don't have audio versions available. So... Dreamspinner Press, if anyone actually keeps track of these reviews, there you go.
Hot. Rock. Stars.
Less sex, more story.
I would have gotten bored just reading since I probably would have skipped most of the sex scenes. I have a feeling I wouldn't have even liked Myrna on paper. I just didn't like her personality at all. Justine at least made her bearable because her voice was really pleasant to listen to.
Not really since the back to back sex scenes got wearisome at times.
Would definitely buy more stuff from this narrator and will be purchasing the rest of the series if only because I want to read more about Trey and the rest of the band.
Yes. The narrator had a pleasant voice, he inserted some acting into his narration but wasn't over-the-top.
I don't actually know anyone else in my circle who reads m/m romance...
Pleasant voice, sounded like he actually enjoyed narrating the story, and characters were distinct enough that it wasn't hard to follow the dialogue.
It's All About Breckin.
There's Something About Breckin
Story would have been a lot better if the whole thing didn't revolve around the ex-boyfriend. He wasn't even interesting or likable but everything was about him.
Tristan James. He's my favorite narrator of all I've listened to so far and he made even the slow, draggy parts pleasant. I liked how he made each character sound distinctive and how he injected emotions into some of the scenes without overdoing it (unlike the narrator for Hot Head who overdid it... Still have bad memories about that one)
Well... My favorite character is actually Parker from the second book who had a brief cameo in this one. Yes, Ian and Rick were likable enough... But to borrow Ian's own words, they were both Drama Llamas in this one.
Just excellent narration all around. If I was reading this on my own, I would have put it aside during some of the boring parts (of which there were quite a few) and probably would have taken longer to finish it. But with Tristan James narrating, I listened to it in one sitting.
Sometimes a one night stand can turn into a keeper.
If they like m/m stories with cops, an age difference between the leads (Ivan is 34 and Parker is 22), some humor, some angst, fairly light plot, likable secondary characters, and an excellent narrator, then yes. I definitely would.
Not really that kind of book. It did keep me entertained and I listened to it almost continuously because Parker and Ivan were interesting. It was nice that the POV switched between both characters unlike the first book where it was told only from the POV of one character.
Great voice, nice variation in character voices made it easy to tell the difference between characters, and good pace. Not too fast, not slow, just right.
Parker. He was adorable and exactly the kind of person I'm drawn to. Plus, I had a similar experience to his of being pudgy in Highschool then outgrowing it later in life but still have insecure moments. I identified with his character a lot.
Tristan James is still one of my favorite narrators and I wish I could pay him to read all the books I own.
I don't have the print version but I did buy the ebook at the same time as the audiobook. But, as with anything narrated by Tristan James, I have yet to read the ebook version because the audiobook is so well done. I tend to listen to audiobooks he narrates several times without even opening the ebook.
Simner's Gin because the main character was also a cop with a big, loving, Irish family and the love interest had also gone through emotional trauma so it had some similar elements. Though, I do like Cop Out more because it had better writing in my opinion. Another book with a similar theme is Faith and Fidelity by Tere Michaels although having read the first edition of that book and listened to the new audiobook sample I'm a bit hesitant to recommend it. Not sure how much improvement there was in the second edition of the book that was recently released.
When Kurt came out of the closet during his own birthday party. I loved the part where he told his mother he was gay.
Made me laugh at a few bits because that's mostly a given when you have big Irish families in a story like this. I almost teared up when Davy came to the hospital to visit Kurt. That was a nice scene.
Tristan James should narrate more books. Even outside the m/m genre he's at the top of my list of favorite narrators.
Yes, to catch anything I might have missed the first time I listened to it. I also found the narrator enjoyable to listen to.
When they took Simon to "the beach".
It wasn't overdone, he conveyed suspense effectively, you can really feel the tension in the passages.
Yes, and I did. I listened to it at my apartment, kept listening to it when I had to go to the supermarket, listened to it on the way back, and kept listening throughout dinner.
I wish I could find something else like this. This was my first dramatised audiobook and it was really good. I hope they translate more of this author's works.
I don't have the print version, but since I bought this title specifically because it was narrated by Tristan James, then I'd have to say I prefer the audio version. I did buy the ebook at the same time as the audio version because of whisper sync, but I haven't even opened it.
Probably for people who like the author or those who want something like the show Supernatural with an m/m romance aspect.
Everything. He brings everything. This wasn't an especially interesting story, the flowery descriptions during the sex scene and the epithets used instead of character names (referring to Tristan as 'the blonde' for example even after he and Wolf have known each other for awhile) was somewhat annoying but Tristan James' narration made the book bearable. I've gone through enough Rhys Ford books by now to know that her writing just isn't my cup of tea, but Tristan James and his sultry voice is addictive to listen to so he remains on my auto-buy list.
The epilogue when Wolf 'hired' the ghost cook. I don't know, just felt sorry for her.
There was too much sex and not enough character or relationship building so I'd have to say no...
Make the men less emotional. Decrease the frequency of sex scenes. Actually show why these men are in love with each other beyond lust at first sight...
Somewhat. Some of the narrative was brought down by overacting on the narrator's part.
Well if they cn find an actor who looks and sounds like a younger Andy Garcia or a taller version of Antonio Banderas, then that guy can play Angelo. Gabe... I don't know.
I found out about Ellora's Cave not paying their authors the royalty they're due. If I'd known about that beforehand I wouldn't have purchased this title. I know there are 3 other books in this series and that they're much better than this book but I'm going to hold off on purchasing them until Ellora's Cave can sort themselves out.
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