Among the best!
I do not compare one novel with another. If the writing isn't unique, it isn't a great read, in my book.
Jack LeFleur has a fabulous voice, and his oral interpretation is among the best. I think I'm in love.
The title is the author's call, not mine, and I would not even attempt to second-guess the author.
This one kept me listening from beginning to end. Then I read it a second time.
The plot, the characters, the love scenes (kowabunga), and the narration.
Without a doubt, the two main characters: one of whom is a drop-dead gorgeous and "out" lawyer/partner of a prestigious firm, and the other a "straight," drop-dead gorgeous bartender wrestling with his deeply closeted homosexuality. (Contrary to some beliefs, you do not get up one morning and decide you're switching teams.) And the erotica will have you fanning yourself or spanking something...
Both the main characters.
Again, the two MCs. Their dialogues, anger, arrogance, frustrations and the love that slowly grabs both of them by their balls makes this a memorable listen.
Most liked: pity wasn't part of the overall picture. I least liked some of the terminology and practices; e.g., "stick," when "cane," should've been used, and assisting the main character by grabbing his arm/elbow. Most blind people, myself included, abhor being guided that way. Simple physics: when I take your arm, I'm following a half step behind you, but when you take my arm, you're pushing me a half step in front of you. Do you see the problem with that?
For the most part.
There are other authors; Andrew Grey being a prime example; who aren't fully familiar with disabilities, and misinform rather than educate non disabled readers. Write what you know, and not what you think you know!
I rated the first two novels in the series five stars. Paris Double-cross is no exception. You'll find yourself compelled to listen to all three books in the series again and again, due to Sanders' characters, dialogues, narration and plot lines. His wit is so fast and the whimsy so creative I finished Paris Double-cross and immediately went back to the beginning; the same was true for Honeymoon Adventure and Scottish Troubles. (I couldn't run the risk of possibly missing something.)
Of course, the main characters, Glen and Tyler are always my favorites. Then you have Glen and Tyler's bodyguards James and Kevin...hot, hot men. Tyler's grandmother is always armed with a good deal of snark. In Paris Double-cross, even the skinheads and fascist billionaires (redundant, I know) hold your attention.
I love Brian Rollins' incredible range of voices; you always know who's speaking, even when there isn't a tag.
A must-see magical mystery tour.
Although it's not necessary, I'd advise buying all three novels in the series and listening to them in order. In doing so, you'll immediately recognize the subtle references.
A fabulous listen.
I enjoyed the twisting plot and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat; I stayed up all night listening to this M/M mystery-thriller because I could not put it down. The characters are complex and likable. There's humor, lies, greed and celebrity. The killer's POV is chilling. Finally, Lee James has a noir writing style that's reminiscent of Raymond Chandler.
I've listened to this narrator in the past. His range of voices is phenomenal, and even without tag lines, you always know which character is speaking.
Buy this Novel!
Once you start listening, you won't be able to stop until you reach the end.
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