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But for You: A Matter of Time, Book 6 | [Mary Calmes]

But for You: A Matter of Time, Book 6

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Riva 03-28-14
    Riva 03-28-14
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    "Ahhh . . . domestic bliss for Sam and Jory"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JC 07-18-14
    JC 07-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Better narrator than the last book."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    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.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Well it made me want to buy more of the author's books.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    'She' did a great job getting me interested in these characters' lives. And cured my usual dislike of 1st person POV narrative.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The way he did the voices of women and children could use a lot of improvement. They were grating/annoying.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I liked Finn's performance and hope he narrates more books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 03-28-14
    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 03-28-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of But for You to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What other book might you compare But for You to and why?

    Any of the other MOT or Parting Shot


    What three words best describe Finn Sterling’s performance?

    Pretty Good!


    Who was the most memorable character of But for You and why?

    Jory, of course


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Charles Walnut Creek, CA, United States 03-28-14
    Kathleen Charles Walnut Creek, CA, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2010

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    "The last Sam & Jory story"
    Would you listen to But for You again? Why?

    Over and over. It's a favorite series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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!)


    What about Finn Sterling’s performance did you like?

    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. :)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I almost did!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-28-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-28-14 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Sooo good!"

    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...

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    Anthony United States 08-25-15
    Anthony United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great story!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely!! This book is a great ending to Jory and Sam's adventures through their relationship.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam and Jory, hands down. They way they interact with each other is both comical and endearing,


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    J.Loves2Read Florida 06-04-15
    J.Loves2Read Florida 06-04-15 Member Since 2015

    J.Loves2Read From Alpha Book Club

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    "Excellent"

    Sam & Jory got their HEA! Love this Series! Really enjoyed the audio books, hope for more Sam & Jory

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    🌹Tiffiney🌹 04-13-15 Member Since 2015

    🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺

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    "Yay! Jory 💞 Sam"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 05-19-14
    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you try another book from Mary Calmes and/or Finn Sterling?

    I really like Mary Calmes. As for the narrator, I liked his Sam voice but I REALLY DIDN'T like his Jory voice. = (


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked getting to see Sam and Jory together again.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Change the Jory voice.


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

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    I am really going to miss Sam and Jory. Although, I must say, I liked Jory's personality better in the previous books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 04-10-14
    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book But...."

    The book was great.. but the narration totally ruined it for me...The voice was just off and flat...It's too bad because the book was good it tied everything up and was a good final chapter in the series
    The narration just put me off ..I recommend just buying the ebook that way there won't be any disappointment

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    "The best for last"

    Jory and Sam finally have it all -a home and children.
    Of course all can't be right in their world without Jory a.k.a "trouble magnet " being shot at, kidnapped and fighting off the bad guys.Oh and finding jet more new best friends.
    My only gripe is the narrator's seeming inability to get Sam's deep gravely voice right- despite all the prompts from he writer i.e .... Sam said with a deep growl or Sam said in a deep rumble

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  • vernice
    11/24/14
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    "Please can we have More!!"
    Would you listen to But for You again? Why?

    yes, because the narrator brought the story to life really enjoyed it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of But for You?

    Dane, I would really like a story about his life.


    What does Finn Sterling bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He makes the characters flesh out, gives the story depth.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Danger Magnet. Ones mans life and love struggles.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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