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The Unexpected Heiress
- A Nick Williams Mystery, Book 1
- By: Frank W. Butterfield
- Narrated by: Brian Rollins
- Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Nick Williams, heir to a vast fortune, lives with his lover, Carter Jones, in the Eureka Valley neighborhood of San Francisco in an unassuming bungalow. Little do the neighborhood ladies, who do their daily marketing on Castro Street, know that just down the street their neighbor is the richest homosexual since possibly Alexander the Great. His no-nonsense secretary Marnie Wilson keeps things together at the office in the Tenderloin. To her frustration, Nick is always turning away clients. He doesn't really need the money, after all. In The Unexpected Heiress, Nick is called in to see his lawyer and friend, Jeffrey Klein, whose mystery client, under contract to Metro, was just arrested at the Kit Kat Club on Polk Street but somehow got off with a bench warrant. Jeffrey wants to know who in the police department worked things behind the scene for the star of the upcoming blockbuster It Was Raining Then. Meanwhile a late night phone call from his estranged father sends Nick into a tailspin and a family secret, along with a lot of other things better kept hush-hush, are all splashed on the front pages of the daily newspapers. It ain't pretty.
I love Nick!
- By HockeyfanT on 07-14-18
Expect the Unexpected
Frank's books always tell a great story and Brian adds another dimension. His narration is spot on.
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- A Made Marian Novel
- By: Lucy Lennox
- Narrated by: Michael Pauley
- Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Griff: I learned early on that the easiest way to avoid a broken heart is to always be the first out the door. Caring about anyone or anything is asking to be disappointed, which is why I avoid relationships and chase freelance gigs instead of chasing my dreams. Besides, dreams don't come true for people like me. And no one, not even the sexy-as-hell bartender at the club can convince me otherwise. Because I'm never risking my heart again.
Enhance your life, listen to this book/series
- By myvicariouslife on 03-28-17
Sex on a Stick
Would you listen to Grounding Griffin again? Why?
Michael Pauley's voice is just so sexy and soporific and he sent me to sleep so I have to listen again.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Grounding Griffin?
I love the finale. Lucy is really good at pulling all the loose ends together
What does Michael Pauley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The way Michael speaks is just so sexy. His drawl and the way he groans at just the right parts.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The first groan!
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