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Matter of Time: Vol. 1 Audiobook
Matter of Time: Vol. 1
Written by: 
Mary Calmes
Narrated by: 
Paul Morey
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Matter of Time: Vol. 1 Audiobook

Matter of Time: Vol. 1

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Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw.

While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And though Jory may survive the danger, he may not survive a broken heart.

©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2012 Mary Calmes

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-11-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-11-13 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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    "JUST WOW!"

    I did not expect this. I was totally blown away. This was my first gay romance and let me tell you, I am so glad I picked a Mary Calmes book. Jory is simply an amazing character, and Sam... gush gush*** is just all alpha cop male!

    I loved how Jory and Sam's relationship started. I just simply blushed all night as I listen to this... I thought it would be weird or something... all hardcore male domination or something... or gushy girly male romance. But let me tell you...this was drama, action, undercover cop stake out and totally real deal male/male relationship. I wonder how Calmes did it. I mean...how to write from a gay male perspective and do it so well was simply amazing. Plus... Jory was just FUNNY!!! I totally laughed out loud...like ALOT! LOVED IT!!!

    Narrator was great. I loved his voice for Jory and Sam... so great.

    Great Buy b/c I am hooked... but a good credit too.

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    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 01-21-13
    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Matter of Time: Vol. 1 to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print form of this book. I am hoping that they will make books 3 and 4 into audiobooks as well.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    NOOOO!!!! How could they end it that way?!?! The injustice of it all!! I want to cry and scream in frustration!!


    Which character – as performed by Paul Morey – was your favorite?

    My favourite character as performed by Paul Morey was: Jory.


    If you could take any character from Matter of Time: Vol. 1 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Jory out to dinner because I think he would be absolutely delightful and we could have fun dancing afterwards.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wild Pig Texas 12-28-15
    Wild Pig Texas 12-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I don't know why I liked this book..but I do..."
    Any additional comments?

    Mary, one of the previous reviewers said it didn't sound like you..it doesn't, and yet, definite elements spring from it vividly...the whole straight to gay thing has me curl most times because it's done to death, but for whatever reason, you've hit a chord in me..perhaps it's because I like domineering strong men and Sam is the epitomy of that type of man as well as their partners who know how to handle all that macho stuff...but again, I'm not sure why I like this as much as I do...I have moved to the next Volume and will continue right on thru to the end of the series...I think...it will be interesting to see where it all leads to..

    Paul, you do this great justice. A great narration..Dear Listener, I don't have the slightest idea why this appeals to me...but I would say give it a try...you can always return it...now, on to the Vol. 2...

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    Tina 08-08-15
    Tina 08-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    love this audiobook very interesting. going to listen to the next one and the narrator was awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacques 12-23-14
    Jacques 12-23-14
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    "Pleasure and I need to keep on listening …"
    If you could sum up Matter of Time: Vol. 1 in three words, what would they be?

    An absolute pleasure to have listen to Volume 1 – can’t wait to hear the rest


    Have you listened to any of Paul Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - I have not BUT I enjoyed the performance.


    Who was the most memorable character of Matter of Time: Vol. 1 and why?

    Sam Kage


    Any additional comments?

    It was an enjoyable mm romance,and should be enjoyed us such……

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-02-13
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    "My fav Calmes story made even greater by narrator"

    I love this story, with strong characters unfolding their convoluted personalities and twisting paths toward each other, over several books and sequels. I read Matter of Time v 1 and 2 twice before buying the audible version. Paul Morey is one of the best male narrators I've ever heard, good to see such a story matched with such a narrator. He gives a distinctive, expressive voice to each character, major and minor alike, male and female. His dark, growly Sam Cage voice is deep enough to show up on the Richter scale. And yet Paul Morey can reveal every nuance of Jory's charmingly mercurial personality with his voicings. And his pace in the narrative portions is deliberate, unhurried, but always compelling.

    Dreamspinner Press, are you listening? So why did you switch to such a low-talent narrator in the sequel "Bulletproof"? I bought it without checking narrator, and was gobsmacked to find that it wasn't Paul Morey narrating the story. More about that in my Bulletproof review.

    I don't want to see my favorite stories turned into movies or plays. I do want to hear them read as a performance. I can't wait for the audible version of "But for You", are you listening Dreamspinner Press and Ms. Calmes??? I won't buy it if either Jeff Gelder or Andrew Schwartz narrates. If The Perfect Paul Morey isn't available, there are plenty of other talented narrators like Sean Crisden and Eric G. Dove. Sam and Jory's story deserves to end with better treatment in the audible version.

    Thank you DSP and MC and PM for a fabulous first four books in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 03-04-13
    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "It should have ended after book one."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not bad per say, just a little tedious. Actually book 1 is okay, but the books that follow are horrendous. I'm a big fan of Mary Calmes, but unfortunately these series of books don't live up to her usual high standard.


    What could Mary Calmes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The series needed to end after book one. In the books that follow stretch to the story line to a point where it's no longer plausible. And please please please please just get Jory to make a sensible decision.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was really good.


    Did Matter of Time: Vol. 1 inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to buy books two and three. These books inspired me to return them.


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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 06-20-13
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 06-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "the narration was okay"

    This one is hard. I liked it but I was exasperated a lot with the Jory Keyes/Harcourt & Sam Kage relationship. But I think the narrator didn't help.

    Detective Sam Kage was investigating an attempted murder and had to protect Jory as a witness to that crime. Sam started off making snide comments about Jory, his looks and sexuality, but it became clear Sam was really curious. After taking a walk on the wild side with Jory, Sam starting warring with what he wanted versus what he thought he should want/have versus what his family/society expects him to have.

    I don't know if I like Jory and Sam as a couple. Jory brings out the best in Sam, but Sam doesn't bring out the best in Jory--I think Dane does, but Dane is his straight brother/boss.

    Detective Sam Kage needs to get a mental health evaluation. I don't know what's wrong with him, but whatever it is, I am sure he will require some shrink time.

    Jory may need to see someone too because he started this book off as a callous and indifferent young 22 year old. Detective Sam Kage basically brought out the inner doormat in Jory. If Jory bent any further for Sam, he would have broken his back. At the end, the Aloof Jory was an emotional mess and Sam was still a self-centered bully, lacking self-awareness and a true appreciation of the emotional upheaval he creates.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Southwest Washington 01-19-13
    Amazon Customer Southwest Washington 01-19-13

    Pummpie

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    "Awesome story"
    Would you listen to Matter of Time: Vol. 1 again? Why?

    Yes. This is Mary Calmes at her best. This is my favorite book series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jory Keys. He's flawed snarky snotty and totally perfect. I also love Sam Caged, he's an alpha male who's flawed and out of his element when he meets Jory.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No not at all. Jory is a 22 year old flighty free spirit. Paul Morey is to old to be the voice of Jory. Sam is an alpha male who is totally hot and hotheaded. The voice just doesn't match the characters


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

    The the end


    Any additional comments?

    New narrator for volume 2. Maybe Robert Nieman or Max Miller.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Mattison Dallas, TX 01-14-13
    A. Mattison Dallas, TX 01-14-13 Member Since 2013

    starchimes

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    "Great Story, bad narrator"

    Having read this book before purchasing the audio book, I can say that this is the wrong narrator for this series. Narrator is dull. Jory is this wonderful character, who is suppose to be spunky with a little snark thrown in. After listening to this book, the whole story just comes across boring and that is because of the narrator, not the story. I recommend reading this one instead of listening to it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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