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Sticks and Stones | [Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux]

Sticks and Stones

Six months after nearly losing their lives to a serial killer in New York City, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are suffering through something almost as frightening: the monotony of desk duty. When they're ordered to take a vacation for the good of everyone's sanity, Ty bites the bullet and takes Zane home with him to West Virginia, hoping the peace and quiet of the mountains will give them the chance to explore the explosive attraction they’ve so far been unable to reconcile with their professional partnership.
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Publisher's Summary

Six months after nearly losing their lives to a serial killer in New York City, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are suffering through something almost as frightening: the monotony of desk duty. When they're ordered to take a vacation for the good of everyone's sanity, Ty bites the bullet and takes Zane home with him to West Virginia, hoping the peace and quiet of the mountains will give them the chance to explore the explosive attraction they’ve so far been unable to reconcile with their professional partnership.Ty and Zane, along with Ty’s father and brother, head up into the Appalachian mountains for a nice, relaxing hike deep into the woods... where no one will hear them scream. They find themselves facing danger from all directions: unpredictable weather, the unrelenting mountains, wild animals, fellow hikers with nothing to lose, and the most terrifying challenge of all. Each other.

©2010 Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux (P)2010 Dreamspinner Press

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    Kristina 01-25-15
    Kristina 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great book."

    I've been reading this book series for a while now and I love each book. This is just another great book. Full of suspense, emotional struggles and love?

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    Sheri - Grumpybybirth 01-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Totally Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sticks and Stones to be better than the print version?

    I don't know about better, but it was great to be able to work and listen and still follow the story so easily.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the guys and the storyline and the laughter and just all of it.


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

    Yes, would in a heartbeat


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Houston, TX, United States 04-23-14
    Peter Houston, TX, United States 04-23-14
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    "Not my type"
    Would you try another book from Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux and/or Sawyer Allerde?

    No it not my type. Just picked wrong cagatory.


    What could Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sure


    What didn’t you like about Sawyer Allerde’s performance?

    I don't like action sfories.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 12-21-13
    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Another winner."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 11-12-13
    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Snakes, Cats and Meow Mix"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't recommend if he didn't want to fall in love with the characters and get addicted to the series. I would tell him to start with the first book. This 3rd installment is an introduction to Ty's family, the idiosyncrasies of its members and explains how Ty grew up to the person he was. This is the book where they finally accepted the reality of how much they mean to each other.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love both Zane and Ty but my favorite parts were the psychoanalysis of Zane by Deuce .


    Which character – as performed by Sawyer Allerde – was your favorite?

    He got Ty pretty much as I imagined the character.


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

    When Ty finally thought to himself that he was in love with Zane.


    Any additional comments?

    I was greatly disappointed that Sawyer Allerde didn't continue on narrating to the remainder of the series. I got used to his performance and he suited the character of Zane and Ty very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathie Linton, IN, United States 10-18-12
    Cathie Linton, IN, United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story, Bad narrator"
    Where does Sticks and Stones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    oh, in my book about an 8. I paid money for it and would listen to it again, so it was pretty good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sticks and Stones?

    I really enjoy the wit of the characters the most. How Ty's brother calls him "meow mix" after he is attacked by a mountain lion. just family type banter, makes it seem so real life and not so much a story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I swear who picks the narrators? I just knew he was gonna say "hey bo bo lets go get some pick in nick baskets" LOL ROTFL Then he has a "jimmy stewart" voice, I nearly cracked up getting used to it in the first book and it wasnt any better in this one. If you can get past that, you have a really good book with a nice story to it. Id read more by these authors, and hope they keep the NEW narrator as in the 3rd book and keep getting the rest of this series. I dont want to miss anything. I checked their web site and there is 2 more books so far in the series.


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

    Zane definitely, yeah, I like the bad boy type. But then again I dig men in uniform too, so Ty would be next. With their proclivities, we could just have a 3-some, they have both done women before. Hmmmmmm sounds yummy, I guess I could just watch........yep sick but hey Im way to straight and my real life ex ....he has a husband now.....and I have a new husband, and think that my ex's man is hot. (he likes bad boys too, no wonder we stayed friends for the past 21 yrs of our divorce)


    Any additional comments?

    Laugh at the narrator, block him as best you can and enjoy the story, it really is good and worth the money or credit, but you must like M/M or this book is not for you. The third book is good and the narrator is really good. C'mon, you can make it, you know you want to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan ANTIOCH, CA, United States 06-24-12
    Bryan ANTIOCH, CA, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Almost as good as the first..."
    If you could sum up Sticks and Stones in three words, what would they be?

    Wry, masculine, entertaining


    What other book might you compare Sticks and Stones to and why?

    The Body by Stephen King because of the camping and dead people. Also Brokeback Mountain because of all the camping and ruggedness.


    Which character – as performed by Sawyer Allerde – was your favorite?

    I think he does Zane the best, most of the characters are performed well.


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

    *Small spoiler alert* The "I love you" moment.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, shorter in length than the first book, but still with a lot of detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Linz, Austria 09-25-10
    Andrea Linz, Austria 09-25-10 Member Since 2009
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    "read the other one first ..."

    The authors tried hard but didn't succeed. For me it's neither thrilling nor erotic. Lengthy story and little development so I didn't mind when it was finished. I wasn't aware that it is a sequel, so knowing the first book might help to enjoy this more. Narration was OK but unremarkable.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 02-16-13
    Daniel 02-16-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Perhaps the worst book ever written"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not ending every sentence with an unnecessary adverb


    Has Sticks and Stones turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sawyer Allerde’s performances?

    Yes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sticks and Stones?

    Having every sentence start with the name of a character and every sentence ending with an adverb.


    Any additional comments?

    Hard to believe this ever got published.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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