Sequel to Bulletproof
Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him-it's settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory's days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.
Which means it's exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam's ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won't let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that's the only way they're going to make it.
©2013 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Finally, the long awaited final installment to the Matter of Time series; not counting Parting Shot b/c that is really Aaron's book and can be read as a stand alone. This is the story of a very domestic Sam and Jory, with a splash of Jory's trouble magnet tendencies thrown in of course. The new narrator does a great job, especially with Sam's deep voice. Jory comes off a little more "camp" than the other books, but overall very good narration. I've read this story multiple times, so it was really nice to hear it come to life. This is not something anyone will enjoy as a stand alone book, but if you are a fan of the series, it is a must have.
Over and over. It's a favorite series.
Jory, of course. Sam calls him a trouble-magnet and that he is. Gets into so much trouble, but at the same time is a well of unexpected courage and resourcefulness. I wish I had a RL friend like Jory...I'd never be bored and I know he'd be there for me no matter the predicament. Love love love him. (Sam, too!)
The prior book in the series, Bulletproof, was read by perhaps the worst narrator in the genre, so Finn Sterling was a breath of fresh air. He did both Sam's and Jory's voices perfectly. Also great for the kids and other adult characters. His female voices need a little work. :)
I almost did!
The last Sam & Jory story. I just want to slip away and cry in some dark corner for awhile. Finn Sterling's narration was stellar for the most part. The female voices could use some work, but the men and kids were excellent. Thanks, Mary Calmes, for allowing me to be a part of Sam and Jory these past four books. Here's to one hell of a thrilling, romantic ride! While the entire series is highly recommended, listeners will most likely be disappointed in the narration of the third audiobook, Bulletproof, as the narrator is quite simply...awful. As I listened to the series, I ended up skipping #3 and re-read the book instead.
I am a fan of Mary Calmes and seek out her books but this particular book could have been a male/female romance since J. is portrayed as a woman both in the writing and in the narration. I want gay men to act like men in m/m romances, not act like women.
The narrator was almost perfect and really brought Jory to life. I was a bit worried during the first chapter when he sounded too much like the stereotypical gay characters from Hollywood, but that faded as the story progressed and the way he did Sam's voice was the best out of all the narrators in this series.
Well it made me want to buy more of the author's books.
'She' did a great job getting me interested in these characters' lives. And cured my usual dislike of 1st person POV narrative.
The way he did the voices of women and children could use a lot of improvement. They were grating/annoying.
I liked Finn's performance and hope he narrates more books.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
FINALLY! All of the Matter of Times series is on Audible! Jody is still crazy as ever, especially since he has Sam all locked down! Love the mimivan attack! Hilarious!
I even like the Kage kids... this is a great way to end Sam and Jody then introduce Duncan with Aaron! All Calmes fans need this in their collection...
Narration is no Paul Morey, but it will do. Wasn't awesome, but wasn't bad either...
Nice credit, sale or buy if u have the whole series...
🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺
I listened to this a few days ago, so I can't remember details about why I fell in love with this story all over again. I read this a while ago. But it was awesome! The feeling of betrayal, some action, so much love, a beautiful unconventional family, Jory and his quirkiness, Sam and his sexiness, and a fabulous plot, all the making for an awesome story. Which this was.
And I fall in love with 💖Finn Sterling's💖 narrative performance a little bit more every time I hear his voice! I'll sooooooo be listening to this again.
No, not in this one. I am so used to Paul Morey reading Jory and Sam that it was hard to get into Finn Sterling. His voices were good with the men, but his voices for the women got on my nerves. Asa and Dylan sounded like they were jersey girls or old women from the Broncs. But other than that it was enjoyable.
Any of the other MOT or Parting Shot
Jory, of course
I love this series, you either love Sam and Jory or you don't. I love this whole series and have listened or read it several times. You cannot go wrong with Mary Calmes.
Finn Sterling is the PERFECT Jory Harcourt, and he does a fantastic job with the other voices, ESPECIALLY Sam. I am blown away by how much he sounds like the voices in my head, and his inflection on every lone is just how I imagined it.
I truly enjoyed this book. It was like reading the gay version of the perils of Pauline with m/m sexiness. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes this genre.
Well Mary, you hooked me in and I had to finish every single one of them right after the other. Good or bad, whether I know why or not, is irrelevant...I did. I'll move on to the next one sometime soon but it's hard to leave Sam and Jory for other characters...I must admit...I still am not sure why I became addicted but I did. It wasn't your typical love story and maybe that's what I liked the most about it. And yet it was...the dom/sub thing of strong characters was a plus for me perhaps? I mean, come on...Sam!? Woa! You did good in this writing.. Finn, good job...Listener, it's a hit and miss. I think this is one that you either love it or hate it. Or you become so ambivalent like me about why you like it or not you just keep going until you have nothing left to choose...you finish it. And enjoy the ride along the way...
"Please can we have More!!"
yes, because the narrator brought the story to life really enjoyed it.
Dane, I would really like a story about his life.
He makes the characters flesh out, gives the story depth.
Danger Magnet. Ones mans life and love struggles.
It would be really good if one narrator told the story in all the sequels, so that you become familiar with the full story told by one person.
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