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Bulletproof: A Matter of Time, Book 5 | [Mary Calmes]

Bulletproof: A Matter of Time, Book 5

Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him - particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust-fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal.
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Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him - particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force.

After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust-fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren't delicate enough, Jory's undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler.

Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii...where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?

©2011 Mary Calmes (P)2013 Mary Calmes

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    Riva 02-06-13
    Riva 02-06-13
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    "Great book, poor narration"
    What did you like best about Bulletproof? What did you like least?

    I love almost all of Mary Calmes' books. Jory and Sam are one of my favorite couples. I LOVE Jory and the way he looks at life, he is so much fun. But I hated the narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Jory and Sam.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't understand why they switched from Paul Morey, he was great as the narrator for the first 4 books. Mr. Gelder has a very nice voice but there was no deviation in his tone for the different characters. Sam is suppose to have a deep, gravely voice and in this book he had anything but. It detracted from the story b/c I have read the all books and listened to the first 4 books with Paul Morey. It really ruined it for me and if Mr. Gelder does the final book, I will not purchase it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absoulutely!!


    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Miss ReadsALot in the middle 02-14-13
    Miss ReadsALot in the middle 02-14-13 Listener Since 2007

    reading with a coffee in my hands

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    "Love this series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bulletproof to be better than the print version?

    No. I read the series as they came out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bulletproof?

    I really enjoyed the entire book but Jory& Sam together is always great.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narration. I had a hard time figuring out who was speaking. There is no deviation in tone between characters. The only other complaint I have is the awful music played in between chapters. Forget trying to relax and read this.. The music makes it impossible.


    If you could take any character from Bulletproof out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sam. I can't say why! ;)


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ebony LANSDOWNE, MD, United States 02-05-13
    ebony LANSDOWNE, MD, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great one!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bulletproof the most enjoyable?

    I love very one in the book...


    What other book might you compare Bulletproof to and why?

    n/a


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Gelder?

    I have and some books hes great but I rather the other narrator from the first two narrated this book. He had all the voices right so I hope the next book he is back!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts made me laugh Jory is funny....


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Paul Morey!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Walnut Creek, CA, United States 11-20-13
    Kathleen Walnut Creek, CA, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Wonderful addition to series, terrible narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bulletproof to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely not. Paul Morrey wasn't a stellar narrator for the first two volumes, but at least you could tell when Sam was speaking...he had his low gravelly/growly voice down pat.Dane had the most ridiculous accent, but at least I could tell who was speaking. Gelder is a reader, not a narrator. I had to quit listening and drag out the book because he was ruining the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The continuation of the "epic" love story between Sam and Jory. I love these guys.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Gelder?

    Sean Crisden, Shannon Gunn, Jeff Frez-Albrecht, Brad Langer, Chris Patton, Charlie David, Kevin R. Free, Paul Fleschner... pretty much any good narrator, even Paul Morey would have been so much better than Gelder.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Well, I especially loved the part where Jory and Sam meet up in the dark behind the club. Oh.My. :)


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful continuation of the love story. Too bad Gelder ruined it for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. John 01-03-14
    J. John 01-03-14
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    "Great Book, Poorly Narrated"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bulletproof to be better than the print version?

    For the first four books in this series, the audio version was certainly better than the print, due to a fantastic reader. This book, however, was pretty poorly read. I find myself wishing I had read the print version instead.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was funny and lighthearted, while still portraying a great relationship between Jory and Sam.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Gelder?

    The narrator for the previous books in this series was fantastic.


    If you could rename Bulletproof, what would you call it?

    Hmm... think this was a great title for the book, so I wouldn't change it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony United States 04-03-13
    Anthony United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great story by Mary Calmes"
    Would you listen to Bulletproof again? Why?

    I would definitely listen again for the story. I'm a huge fan of this series but would liked to have heard Paul Morey read this installment.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How strong the attraction between Sam and Jory is.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Gelder?

    I would consider it but I doubt it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were quite a few moments where I laughed out loud and other moments where I gasped out loud. Mary Calmes is a very good writer who pulls you in to her stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope for the next book in the series we see Paul Morey narrating again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JC 07-14-14
    JC 07-14-14
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    "Would have been better with a different narrator."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change the narrator. He has a nice voice, but his inflections at the end of sentences was a bit irritating. You know that thing where some people talk like each sentence is a question? That's how it sounded to me. Sentences that do not end with a question mark sounded like it did. Also, there was very little variation between character voices which made it difficult to tell which character was speaking in scenes where there are several characters talking and there weren't narrative clues like 'x said' then 'y said'.

    Other annoyances were how the narrator spoke too fast, where he stumbled a few times and repeated some words or seemed like he was about to say something else.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less of the whole 'Everybody Loves Jory' thing. It was getting really tiresome with how everyone just loooooooves Jory, wanted to sleep with him, or look like him, how everyone just kept telling him how beautiful, perfect, etc. he is. It would have been nice if Sam Kage had more scenes rather than all those random characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Gelder’s performances?

    Not unless he can change the way he narrates. Don't talk as fast, don't end sentences like they're questions when they aren't. Or having weird pauses within a sentence. He actually did Sam's voice pretty well, which is what stopped this from getting 1 star for performance.


    Did Bulletproof inspire you to do anything?

    Nope. Not really that kind of book.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't mind buying this again if they got the same narrator that did the first 2 books (Morey) to re-do this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Amsterdam, NY 03-17-14
    Edward Amsterdam, NY 03-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Jury Hardcort and Sam Cage are a loving couple"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, would highly recommend this audio book series. The narrator, Jeff Gelder, has a voice that draws you into the story. Be careful while driving that you see the road and not the descriptive action in the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me laugh and empathize with the loneliness both Jury and Sam felt while apart.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 05-28-13
    Elaine 05-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ruined by the narrator!"

    Gelder was terrible. He read the lines as if he were speed-reading and in staccato bursts. It was grating and turned a good follow-up to the series into a Did Not Finish. I now have to just make do with the Kindle book and check first before I buy the audio for But For You when it comes out. If it's not Paul Morey, I'm not buying. In fact, I'm going to ask for an exchange for Bulletproof since I could only tolerate one page:(

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    Vicki Beebe, AR, United States 07-29-13
    Vicki Beebe, AR, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I love Sam and Jory!"
    What did you love best about Bulletproof?

    Jory! His character makes me laugh so much my family thought I was crazy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bulletproof?

    Jory hiding under the bed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Sam finally arrives in Hawaii.


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    11/24/14
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    "Fabulous!! Great story"
    Would you listen to Bulletproof again? Why?

    no, Only if done by a different narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam, love the Marshall.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Gelder – was your favourite?

    none.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    \\\\\\\\\story felt rushed there was no significant pauses, please use different narrator, could not tell which people were speaking in this story if I had not read this before would have not known who was who.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Worcester, United Kingdom
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    "Oh dear :( not as good bring back Paul Morey!"

    I was looking forward to the third volume with more tales of Sam and Jory but this volume is not as good as the first two - a great sadness to me!

    Having spent around 20 hours with Paul Morey's characterisation in the first two volumes the change of reader is to say the least bizarre and somewhat disappointing. There is nothing wrong with Jeff Gelder's reading it's just not Paul Morey.

    I suspect the change of narrator has influenced my enjoyment to some degree.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    Thurgoland, United Kingdom
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    "Enjoyable sequel but spoilt by poor narration."

    I loved the previous book " A matter of time" and fell completely in love with all the characters.The audio book was so well narrated by Paul Morey it was easy to relax and fall into the story, this book however is for me, a very different experience, the story is still good but I thought the narration by Jeff Gelder rushed, robotic and monotone and it spoilt the whole book. He has a totally different style of narration and and a very limited vocal range making it hard work to listen and connect with the story, I felt alienated from much loved characters. Sean Crisden would have been a better replacement as the have a similar tone and style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christina Azariadou
    Loutsa, Attiki Greece
    4/9/13
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    "Amazing Follow Up Story"

    This is a continuation from Matter of Time and if you love Jory and Sam you'll love this book as well.



    As always Jory manages to find himself in trouble and with Sam undercover for a mission things only escalate.Mary Calmes once more wrote a great and quick passed story with a lot of sidelines so that the reader won't be bored to read all through it only about the main two characters. It truly is a gift of Mary Calmes to manage to make the reader anticipate the encounters between the two protagonists and she always delivers in the most hot fashion!



    Now as far as the audiobook goes Jeff Gelder delivers a great Jory, but I prefer Paul Morey's Sam. It's annoying to have in every chapter the reminder of the book's title like you can ever forget but oh well. This reading also way better than the he did in Trusted Bond, more paced and with more diversity in voices. So really not to much to be dissatisfied over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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