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A tomcat, a psychopath, and a psychic walk into the desert to rescue the men they love.... Can everybody make it out with their skin intact?

PI Jackson Rivers and Defense Attorney Ellery Cramer have barely recovered from last November, when stopping a serial killer nearly destroyed Jackson in both body and spirit. But their previous investigation poked a new danger with a stick, forcing Jackson and Ellery to leave town, so they can meet the snake in its den.

Jackson Rivers grew up with the mean streets as a classroom, and he learned a long time ago not to give a damn about his own life. But he gets a whole new education when the enemy takes Ellery. The man who pulled his shattered pieces from darkness and stitched them back together again is in trouble, and Jackson’s only chance to save him rests in the hands of fragile allies he barely knows. 

It’s going to take a little bit of luck to get these Few Good Fish out alive!

©2018 Amy Lane (P)2019 Dreamspinner Press

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A brilliant action packed thriller/romance.

A Few Good Fish is the third audiobook in the Fish Out of Water series by Amy Lane. It continues on from the previous novels in the series which should really be listened to in order. Amy Lane does smoothly include relevant snippets of events from the previous novels to make sure new listeners aren’t confused, however these stories are so riveting and well written that it would do this one an injustice to listen to it as a stand-alone.

Ellery Cramer is criminal defence attorney in one of the top law firms in Sacramento. On the advice of his high flying, slightly controlling, corporate lawyer mother he is forging a career that will pay very well and set him up for life. Coming from a happy, well-to-do, family Ellery has never had to deal with life’s harsher realities. Some of his clients and a very special co-worker have, however, introduced Ellery to a whole other, much darker world. In the period since he first formed a relationship with Jackson, the firm’s P.I., Ellery’s life has been a constant struggle to keep him, and their relationship, safe. Falling in Love was easy, surviving to enjoy their future together, not so much.

With a drug addicted mother and an absent father Jackson Rivers barely survived his childhood or his first career as a police officer. Life as a P.I. at a top tier law firm should be a piece of cake, but with the new job comes new enemies, some of whom haunt him from his past, and surviving adulthood is looking just as dicey.

In A Few Good Fish we find Jackson and Ellery recovering from a run in with a particularly evil and suspiciously well trained serial killer. A new threat in the form of a psychopathic naval officer with secrets he’ll kill to keep has emerged and the rest and recreation these incredible young men deserve is looking more and more like a pipe dream. This time it’s not just Jackson under the gun and it will take the help of some very unlikely characters, and all of their family and friends, if Ellery and Jackson are to make it out alive.

Amy Lane has written some of my favourite novels in the MM genre. This incredibly fast paced. and riveting, edge of your seat thriller/romance is among her best. I adore the MC’s and the extraordinary cast of characters surrounding them. Ellery’s mother is intelligent, witty, feisty and fabulous and a particular favourite of mine, but the loyalty and fierceness of Jackson’s made family is a joy to observe as well. Amy Lane is masterful at writing novels with fully fleshed out characters and A Few Good Fish is no exception.

Greg Tremblay is one of my favourite narrators. He is a voice actor at the very top of his game and in A Few Good Fish he gifts the listener with an impeccable performance that completely immerses you in the story. Greg’s voice characterisations; male, female, young, old, accents, personality, emotions; the works; are so pitch perfect that you’ll completely forget that there isn’t a large, brilliantly cast, group of actors performing. When you disappear into the world he creates it’s like living inside the lives of the characters. As a listener the real world just fell away, which is exactly what I want from an audiobook.

The combination of Amy Lane’s storytelling and Greg Tremblay’s performance made for a sublime listening experience.

Highly recommended.

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Loved It!

Awesome writing brought to life by a great narrator! This is a perfect example for why Greg is one of my favorite narrators.

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What a team

What an odd conglomeration of "friends" Ellory and Jackson have accumulated - and thank God for it - because it takes almost all of them to survive the trouble they find themselves enmeshed in. Ellory and Jackson are still hurling snark and sarcasm between bullets and chasing down the bad guys.

I absolutely love Greg Tremblay and his abilities as a narrator. He is able to convey every emotion and vocal tone required with skill and style. I yawned practically every time a character did, felt the love behind Ellory's and Jackson's snarky comments, and shivered when I heard the ice in the villain's voice.

There is a scene in a church that is stunning in its writing and delivery. What a team.

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Awesome

Really loved this audiobook. This series is a favourite, I hope the other 2 books in this series eventually get made into audiobooks too

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Can't wait for book 5 and 6 on audio

I absolutely absolutely love the series Jackson and Ellery and even the Tomcat Billy Bob they're all perfect together the storyline is great writing is awesome the narrator is perfect which is why I can't wait for five and six to come on audio. Book 4 is good I'm not going to say it's my favorite but it's not bad I'm just more into the characters of Ellery and Jackson I even read racing sunny but those two books have to do with the other characters not the main characters but the side characters which is all well and good but as I stated
my favorite characters are Jackson in Ellery. They will be in book 5 + 6. So I'm asking please please please hurry and bring them to audio.

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Amazing! But Read 'Racing for the Sun' first

This is an incredible story, like all of the others in this series! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it! There are a lot of characters that are new to this series like Ace and Sunny, whose stories begin in a Racing for the Sun. While this book is thoroughly enjoyable without understanding their backstories, the feelings you get from some of the dialogue and the empathy is so much deeper when you understand the dynamics of the tiny garage And what those characters have been through! If I'm being completely honest, I listened to this book, went back and listened to Racing for the Sun, and relistened to it, finished the next book which is basically the same story from a different point of view (still incredible) and then came back to review this! The next time I listen to this series I will start with racing for the Sun, go through the first two books and then listen to this book and hiding the moon at the same time so I can get a real feel for the timeline. I love this series and I love Amy Lane! Greg Boudreaux as always did an amazing job narrating! Nick j Russo narrates hiding the moon and racing for the sun, and he and Greg Boudreaux complement each other exceptionally well! Thank you three for giving me a break from real life!

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great book to read

loved it. story line was great. can't wait for the next book to come out in audio.

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Love this!

You know I’m an Amy Lane fangirl – so it’s no surprise that I loved this! This is the third in the series and they must be read in order. In fact, you’ll be really confused if you haven’t read the other two and probably you should read Racing for The Sun as well – mostly because it’s awesome – but also because Sonny and Ace are so prominent in this story.

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Amy is really good at understanding what a sequel needs to keep us engaged. She’s given us Ellery and Jackson’s ILYs and commitments but we still worry about Jackson’s belief in the finality of the relationship and of his ability to be loved. This story moves us forward on that front without necessarily calling in to question the pair of them.

I LOVED that she brought in religion. (Don’t freak out – you’ll see what I mean – and it’s mostly a metaphor…sorta.) Jackson has to believe, has to trust and what greater example of that in a person is there than Faith. The stuff with Lucy Satan and Jackson at the hospital – Gold. Really lovely way to look at things and so perfect for Jackson the character.

I ADORED the link to RFTS. I love that book so much and frequently re-listen to it. Sonny is off his rocker but in a good way and I love re-visiting him and Ace and Jai and Alba. Now we get to add in Burton and Ernie – yes like Sesame Street!- and it’s even more delicious! There’s a new book coming out in October I think? – about these two and it looks AMAZING!

Things that were good:
The mystery/action etc was good. I’m sure she spent a lot of time working this out but – honestly – I skimmed it. There is a lot of blood/injury/hospitalization time – AGAIN – for these guys and I was a little over that. I was tired of seeing them hurt and wanted to see them hole for awhile. (My only real complaint.)

So – to sum up: this is awesome, can’t wait for the new RFTS sequel and you’ve got to read this if you’re a fan of either book/series/author!


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What more can I say about how wonderful Greg is as a narrator? Well – he’s awesome! I know when I see his name that I’m going to be wowed and that he will have done his research and will have given me his best performance – every time. He’s an amazing narrator and absolutely makes the book come to life. Highly Recommended!
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WOW FANTASTIC!

Really good. Jackson Rivers and Ellery Cramer are soooo good for each other. I love their concerns for each other. When Ellery is captured by the enemy, Jackson went all out to save him. Fantastic story. Amy Lane is a good writer. The story flows smoothly. Well performed by Greg Tremblay, an excellent narrator/performer. I hope there will be more books on Jackson and Ellery.

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Great story. Great narration.

Things are supposed vto be easier now. Owens is gone, but he has left a blood trail that points to bigger fish and a bigger pond.

I wasn't sure if the third installment of this series could keep up with the pace of the last, but it did. The connection between Ellery and Jackson is being tested yet again, and that built more tension, and kept me engaged.

The narration was a wonderful addition to this story again.

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  • 02-08-19

Masterful Mr Tremblay, just masterful...

***edit October 2021. Well, 2 more stories for this series have appeared since I originally wrote this review. Are there any signs of audio for them...no, there are not. Bl**dy annoying is what I say, and that's despite protestations to Audible. Is it due to Dreamspinner, the Author or what? Have Dreamspinner's money problems [well publicised, look up Dreamspinner and the authors royalties that they spent and didn't pass on] stopped them from producing any more audio? No idea. Call me selfish 😇, but I just want to hear Mr Tremblay's dulcet tones give me more Jackson, Ellery et al. Come on someone, give us a clue!!***

5 superb stars for the audio from Greg, 4 stars for the story. Unfortunately I thought most of the storyline was underwhelming to say the least; it was almost as if Ms Lane didn't know herself how the trilogy should end and ran out of ideas...it definitely fizzled rather than went out with a bang. The main mastermind got what he so richly deserved, but an 'accomplice' got away with what was left of the super-killing mindless military men and they were not heard of again...but only after they'd tried [and failed yet again] to kill Jackson, Ellery and their 'family'...nope, I'm sorry but cretins like that just don't disappear into the woodwork forever with the government's tacit approval, not buying it at all. The CIA or whoever does the US government killing for them nowadays [and of course it happens...don't let them tell you otherwise] would be all over that like bees on honey.

As far as the audio is concerned, I liked meeting Greg's interpretation of Burton and Ernie, although Ace's southern accent was a little creepy and Sunny was just...Sunny 🤨. The best part of the entire audio however [for me anyhoo] was Greg's extremely emotional and impassioned vocalisation of Jackson in the hospital chapel pleading for God to save Ellery's life...absolutely masterful, sighs. I defy anyone not to shed a few tears... 💙💚💛🧡💜

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  • WallE
  • 03-31-19

A bond which grows stronger

I love these guys. The things that Ellery and Jackson get themselves into is not for the fainthearted to behold but watching their growing bond and spending more time with their family and friends is worth the moments of pain and suffering. As always an excellent performance from Greg Tremblay has you rooting for these guys.