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The Dark Tide: Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5 | [Josh Lanyon]

The Dark Tide: Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5

When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. Jake is only too happy to have reason to stay in close contact with Adrien, but there are more surprises in Adrien's past than either one of them expects -- and one of them may prove hazardous to Jake's own heart.
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When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. Jake is only too happy to have reason to stay in close contact with Adrien, but there are more surprises in Adrien's past than either one of them expects -- and one of them may prove hazardous to Jake's own heart.

©2010 MLR Press (P)2013 Josh Lanyon

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    Nimue Alberta, Canada 12-30-13
    Nimue Alberta, Canada 12-30-13 Member Since 2008

    Avid audible listener!

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    "Well Done Josh & Chris"

    When I read this book, it was my least favourite of the series.
    Chris performance was, as always, perfect. I had looked forward to hearing what he would do with this story. He went beyond my expectation. I spent half the book weeping.
    Now I get to go back and listen to the whole series at once!
    Thanks Josh for creating Adrien and Jake, and thanks Chris for helping bring them to life. Thanks for a great series...

    Highly recommended series

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ravenous Reader California 01-08-14
    Ravenous Reader California 01-08-14 Member Since 2010

    So many books so little time

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    "Perfect Ending for a perfect series."
    Where does The Dark Tide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5 out of several hundred over many years.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake Riordan has faced the reality of his situation with honor and dignity, paid the price and is ready to move on with his life in a positive way. Jake doesn't wallow, and he exudes a strength of character and a focus that is admirable and fairly rare in literature today and especially in M/M stories. When he needs to say something he says it, and when he needs to display emotion he does, but with an economy and style that speaks volumes about Josh Lanyon's skill and ability to understand and translate his characters into sympathetic and extremely compelling entities.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Patton – was your favorite?

    Adrien English


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

    Adrien English


    Any additional comments?

    Josh Lanyon is a master of the detective genre, with a 21st century flavor. Lanyon's stories, plotting, characterizations, and relationships are bar none. His writing is subtle, elegant, funny and poignant and his scene-setting and pacing, a must in all books, but especially murder mysteries, is exquisite. He never insults his readers' intelligence by explaining in too much detail and expecting that they won't understand references from previous books in the series or songs, quotes or cryptic remarks sprinkled along the way. Everything makes sense in these stories and everything he writes supports the story. Characters act like real people in real and harrowing situations and they learn and grow and change in organic ways. The relationships he writes are rich and complex, never quick and easy--but when two characters finally 'get it,' they and the reader are rewarded in spades.

    Chris Patton is the perfect narrator for the Adrien English stories. His voice IS Adrien and yet he is able to make Jake and every other character unique, distinct and believable. His pacing is great; the characters and story come alive with his skill and ability to inject drama, humor, sensuality, and tension in just the right degrees. He never mispronounces a word, even foreign words, and his character changes are lightning fast. Listening to Dark Tide after reading it brought an enriched dimension to the story and the writing that was highly satisfying.

    I enjoyed this audiobook immensely.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    shacary Illinois United States 03-29-14
    shacary Illinois United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Josh Lanyon rules"
    If you could sum up The Dark Tide in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, Mysterious , Funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adrien I love his sardonic wit and its well exemplified it this series. Hes smart and sexy too .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the boat scene at the end of novel, It broke me down, built me up and broken me again. damn fine writing when a listener is so invested in the characters


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

    Yes and I ran around all day doing so, and found myself listening to the entire series AGAIN. Chris Patton is a terrific narrator, each voice he used for the characters stayed the same the entire series and i knew the minute i heard the voice whom was speaking. Josh Lanyon weaves an incredible story, with realistic male and female characters kudos


    Any additional comments?

    I can say enough praises about these stories or the perfection of the vocal representation. Im sold I auto buy Josh Lanyon's stories and audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KC Canada 05-12-14
    KC Canada 05-12-14
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    "A favorite mystery - story, characters, narration!"
    If you could sum up The Dark Tide in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery, life, love.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Tide to and why?

    For really good mysteries with a touch of romance: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, Stranger on the Shore, and The Dark Horse and The White Knight, also by Josh Lanyon.


    What about Chris Patton’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed every second of Chris Patton's performance. From (audio)book one in this series, i fell in love with his voice, and his rendition of characters i love so dearly is simply perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an audiobook i'll be listening to many many times. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Libros Lover Booklandia 02-25-14
    Libros Lover Booklandia 02-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The Tide is High"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. The mystery was intriguing and I like how Jake and Adrien are finally on the same page.



    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Tide?

    for me it was when they visited the owner of The Tide in the nursing home. I have made that trip quite often myself and relate to the situation all to well. Visiting a resident one day, and the next day they are gone with no warning. Brought back memories...


    What does Chris Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Chris is very talented and his voice is also quite soothing. He fits these novels perfectly and lately is seems as if pairing the right book with the right narrator is very challenging. I love these stories as the written word, but Chris adds an extra dimension to them. To me they are all worth the credits. Good job, Josh.


    If you could rename The Dark Tide, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't.....


    Any additional comments?

    This is an Audible experience done right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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