Cut & Run Series Book Three: Sequel to Sticks & Stones
Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they’re assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring—an out-and-proud married couple—on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. As their boss says, surely they’d rather kiss each other than be shot at, and he has no idea how right he is. Portraying the wealthy criminals requires a particular change in attitude from Ty and Zane while dealing with the frustrating waiting game that is their assignment. As it begins to affect how they treat each other in private, they realize there’s more to being partners than watching each other’s backs, and when the case takes an unexpected turn and threatens Ty’s life, he and Zane will have to navigate seas of white lies and stormy secrets, including some of their own.
©2010 Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux (P)2011 Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
I could have done without this one...it does have relevance, yes. It has some good character development yes. There were some exciting moments in it, I must admit, but...Just didn't think it was all that good compared to the others. BUT you need to get thru it in order to keep the series in tact.
This is the book I've been waiting on! I knew this series was going to get me hooked! I just knew it! This is finally the book that did it for me. I knew this was going to be excellent story as soon as they learned they were going on this cruise undercover. Ty and Zane's relationship is still early volatile stage and they are still learning about one another and still have tons of secrets. It was just icing on the cake when Ty learns he had to pretend to be a very colorful, gay, englishman. I smiled every time Zane called Ty, "doll."
There are no other books to compare to Fish & Chips. It's Ty and Zane!
Both Ty and Zane were performed extremely well by Sean. He has Ty's sarcastic tone down perfectly and I really prefer his version of Zane's much deep more reserved tone. The last reader was okay but this guy, yes. Now as far as reading the other characters, I thought it was very good considering the multiple accents he had to tightrope between.
Honestly, look at what this guy had to accomplish here. He had to act out a character who is ALSO acting out another character. It's almost like a book within a book. Then he had to keep in mind that from time to time in the story, Okay wait would Ty still be using the accent here or would he drop it. Would Zane's tone slowly merge into Corbin here? I thought Sean worked his ass off and I was very pleased with the results. There were moments when he is narrator tone drooped a bit but I let it slide given the fact that this was his first go at reading this series. I hope they keep him as a reader for the series and maybe republish the first two with Sean.
Absolutely! I wanted to but I can't. I usually listen while on my commute or in my cubicle. So if you're asking if I was ready to pause the book and the end of my commute the answer is no. I continued to listen while in my cubicle.
When I initially listen to the first Cut & Run book I was not too pleased with the reader and I wasn't planning on continuing. But now I'm much more pleased with this current voice actor. There is a difference.
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Thank God it's Sean Crisden who is narrator for this story! I think I laughed more from this story than some of the others. And man oh man, Ty is truly in love. It's so great to have this story brought to life. It was good the first time I read it and it is absolutely amazing this 2nd time around because of the narrator.
And the action never quits. Fabulous, just fabulous! This is what man on man action is all about!
The writing and character development
Great performance. Technical glitches in the recording that would cause the volume to drop. When recorded, gain wasn't high enough so volume was limited.
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I have seen a few reviews knocking Fish and Chips as the weak link in this series. I disagree - this one is just more focused on the relationship than the manly FBI action, and I'm OK with that in a huge way. This series is a standout, not only in the m/m genre but in romance as a whole. My only problem with the series is that the last few aren't available on Audible. No reader of romance can go wrong in buying every book in this series. Compelling relationship, intriguing mystery, excellent sex. Not sure what more I can ask for here.
Absolutely! This narrator is truly stellar. His voice differentiation is amazing and so consistent. This is so much more than a narration. Sean Crisden brings every character to life. Of course, the story itself is brilliant. I fell in love with these characters during book one and never looked back. I have read them all several times and listen to the audio frequently.
The whole Cut and Run series grabbed me from the very beginning. I bought book one based off summary and reviews and was blown away. One of the most unique characteristics of this book and series is that they are so unique - a total breath of fresh air that should not be missed if you love this genre.
This was my first experience with Sean Crisden and he totally blew me away. His character differentiation is wonderful and so consistent. I am now officially a Sean Crisden groupie and will buy audiobooks strictly based upon the fact that he is the narrator. I think he could even bring IRS filing instructions to life. He's is not just a narrator but a fine actor which greatly enriches all his narrations.
This is the most humorous and warm book of the five. Ty's and Zane's experiences and interactions here are the hallmark of the entire series.
The writing and the narration come together to create the perfect storm. This is not to be missed if you are a fan of this genre.
I'm still listening to this one but had to write a comment even before i finished
I love Ty and Zane characters. The author did a great job of building their characters well
The voice of their boss was horrible and hard to listen to. I got used to the voice of Ty in the first 2 books, this one, I'm not so fond of. Wish it could have been the same narrator
Yes, absolutely! I love the fact that Ty and Zane could show there affection in public without recriminations.
The scene where Ty is sitting in front on Zane on the lounge chair on deck rubbing him.
When Ty told Zane that he loved him.
I have recommended this book to others. I've loved this series from book one. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban rule this genre!
I can't possibly decide which character is my favorite. I want to be Zane and sleep with Ty. Excellent romance and excellent mystery. There is nothing about this series I don't love.
I have listened to Sean Crisden's reading before. This man's voice is so sexy! A perfect amount of masculinity without sounding forced or phony. I will be searching for more audio books narrated by Crisden.
I cannot wait for the next one to be published I intend to buy the series in every format!
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