No, I am australian. Worse than that Melbournian. This story was about my home town and the narrator mispronounced...A lot!
This is a great story and better yet the places described are places in my memory. I no longer live in melbourne so this brought up real feelings of nostalgia and made me miss my home. I could see the characters walking down the same streets i had walked down. I could imaging meeting Simon at fed square for one of the many film festivals. I know who the douchebag footy show presenter is, referenced in the book. (looking at YOU sam neuman!) I can imagine Declan living in the docklands and it brought a feeling of realism that i rarely get to enjoy. I think i even know the general area that Simon worked. But the the narrator would say Bork st instead of Bourke st (pronounced burk) or Etihard instead of Etihad (pronounced eti-had) and it would draw me away from the story and bring me out of the fantasy. Oh and Melbourne, pretty much pronounced Melbin and BrisBAIN Brisb'n...grrr
the proformance wasn't BAD but it did detract from the story simply because of the accent. this was a really REALLY Australian story and it needed an Australian narrator. I will need to get a print copy and read it with my own accent to really get lost in the story/
I liked Simon. He had the POV and so we had better insight to his motivations and i liked him. Plus a bit of snark never went astray :)
Ok, Number ONE Stop Trying To Make Random things Euphemisms FOR A PENIS!!! It is Not an... pulsing rod or a pork sword or a cream cannon or whatever other ridiculous thing Damon Suede could think of to describe cocks. It was distracting and cringe worthy! It removed me from the story and therefor made the listening disjointed!
Number TWO, Charlie David, For the sake of us all, STOP WHISPERING! You can speak quietly without Whispering and you needn't do it ALL THE FRICKING TIME!!
I haven't even finished listening to it yet, I just need to get it off my chest!
I haven't gotten that far yet
As stated above, the whispering annoyed the absolute bejeezus out of me
interesting, easy and stuff
it definitely made me want to keep reading on to the 3rd book. I want to know more about Simon and gray and their family. I found cade and rocky a little blah!
I thankfully listened book 1 first and i like his reading and expression!
umm yea, but i think the first book definitely a better read.
It was a sound story with well written character that i could lose myself in.
I enjoyed to a certain extent the predictability of the story, i knew where it was going and so i didn't feel any real gut wrenching angst at any point and the reunion scene was lovely..
I would, the only reason i had issue with this particular narration was because i felt that he couldn't remember what accent he had given Damien at any given time, sometimes english sometimes american and sometimes irish. It distracted me and left me slightly confused who was narrating at any given point especially with 3rd person pov. That was ny only real gripe with the narration :)
It mostly made me smile although there were some ick factors with the amount of gore spread about by the murderer!
the only other thing i have to really say was that i found the sex a bit gratuitous and unneeded to further the story line, don't get me wrong i love a good sex scene but too many make me board and so i tune out until it is over and that happened in this story. On the whole though, an enjoyable read with decent writing and not too trope-ish
If it were Narrated by anyone other than Roy Wells
Yeah, I dont know because i only got a sentence in before i had to shut it off. I don't know why i didn't listen to the sample before purchase...LISTEN TO THE SAMPLE!!!!!!
incredulity at the voice.
The story was sweet and the characters were delightfully broken. I got the feeling that Adam was maybe slightly autistic but still a strong and functioning person.
two little girls and a fat dog walking down the street.
All i could imagine in the place of Holden was a short grey alien with a giant head. I believe that seth macfarlane modeled him on paul lynde which is another name being thrown around the reviews! it was distracting made the story seem slightly ridiculous!
i imagined roger the alien from American Dad having gay sex. that was pretty funny :)
The story was well thought out and the characters had a believability to them that sustained the story. There was a strength and sweetness to Loren that i really liked.
I think Loren and Devil were my favourites. Loren because he had been hurt and abused but had maintained a sense of self throughout his trauma. And Devil because he was a horse and i like horses :)
I didn't mind it however the voice he used for James was not the voice i heard in my head. But that is just personal preference.
The Captured Vine. A Long Ass Journey to the Land of the Fae!
Misunderstandings, Meandering, Magic and Murder! Beware the horse with the wild eye!
Watch Out, that Iron's Hot!
the plot, the characters, Adrien! His mother! Claude! Chris Patton!
Anytime claude spoke, Chris pulled off the pseudo accent so well!
I really liked the end.
The scene with sex scene toward the end. so creepy.
Fly Bait was the Bomb and the two headed frogs were awesome. I didn't like how Patrick was so whiny. I really wanted to slap him every now and then! Oh and his Uber clumsiness seemed a little unrealistic.
I enjoyed the competence that Patrick found with people who accepted him for who he was.
no. it is complete without it.
Length, plot development, stronger characters, better plot...
Probably something from Josh Lanyon. He really is the best at gay fiction!
he was ok. He was probably the reason i listened all the way through.
Meh, Amy Lane can do better
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