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  • Fatal Shadows

  • The Adrien English Mysteries
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Mystery, Well Read

  • By Tony Squared on 11-26-12

Adrien English Read by Chris Patton is a Treat

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Reviewed: 12-24-12

What made the experience of listening to Fatal Shadows the most enjoyable?

Chris Patton's performance of the characters was a treat. I heard from others that they liked his performance, and now having heard him myself - I can say that Josh really picked someone who interpreted the characters of Adrien and Jake superbly.

What did you like best about this story?

Josh Lanyon writes like no other m/m writer. Yes, I am a fan, but the reason I become one is because of the polish and thoughtful construction he puts into his stories. Almost everyone who has read Adrien English falls in love with Adrien with an 'e" and Jake. Josh writes with humor and flawed characters that endear themselves to the reader.

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

No, but I can't wait to hear more of his performances.

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

That's tough because you fall in love with both main characters, but I think I would love to go out to dinner with Claude (a secondary character) just for the sheer entertainment of hearing him dish the dirt in a faux French accent.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Josh Lanyon fan then why not treat yourself and add to your collection. It's a great for a commute.

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