• Bishop

  • A True Lover’s Story
  • By: A. E. Via
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (384 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

At only 32, Bishop Stockley has lived a hard-knock life. After doing five years in a federal prison, Bishop is back at his dad's trailer and working for his landscaping company, thrust into a legit world where he's no longer the alpha - a world where a criminal record is the least of his disadvantages, because Bishop can't read or write. 

Bishop already had the deck stacked against him, but he wasn't afraid of hard work to change his situation, and he did want to change. Especially after he encountered Edison Scala, a kind-spirited office manager who didn't hesitate to come to his defense...a man that saw past Bishop's grass-stained coveralls. A man who wasn't intimidated by his stern features and his silence. 

Bishop knew Edison was off-limits. He'd made personal vows to himself when he was released from prison, ones that he never intended to break. But, when Edison asked him about providing landscaping services at his home, there was no way he could refuse. He hadn't expected Edison to feed him, praise him, encourage him, and look at him the way he did - as if Bishop was somebody.  

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Adrienne E. Via (P)2020 Tantor

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Amazing.

Loved the story. The slow burn of the relationship build between Bishop and Edison reminds of a summer morning in Georgia. Beautifully done, A. E. Via. Tor, as always, delivers. Love that voice. And yes, he made this Southern Belle blush.

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A good slow burn!

Bishop has had it tough and now out of jail, he is ready to start his life. Landscaping is his thing, he is an artist of sorts. When Edison approaches him to do some work at his home, Bishop is immediately attracted to him. But with his past, his secrets and his blue collar life style, he thinks Edison is off limits. Edison is the one though that can see through the gruffness. But can it be more than just a fling? And if not, Bishop won't let it happen. This is my first A. E. Via book, and boy can she write! This slow burn story had me listening, just so I could see what would happen next. It's not overly angsty or steamy, but it has a real truth to it. One that keeps you listening. It invests your heart, and your soul. It keeps you cheering for the underdog and wanting to beat down the bully. It's a true love story that will pass the tests and find your heart.

This type of story needs a narrator with many talents. First, being MM, it needs an alpha voice. Tor Thom brings it. His deep baritone is perfect as Bishop. And he immediately shifts to Edison, the more passive of the two. Next, this book is very emotional, and Thom enhances every aspect of the story with his ability to give the inflections and feelings in his voice to let us feel both sides of this couple. And lastly, it needs heat and passion, and there is none better for this task. Thom is an outstanding storyteller and truly brings the best out in this narration.

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A Voice to Turn a Straight Man Gay. ;)

Loved this audio book! A. E. Via is always great. Fabulous story teller. And that Tor Thom! Wow. What a voice! This book is a keeper. Aural gold.

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MORE ....MORE... THIS HAST BE CONTINUED !!!!!!!!

I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS BOOK IT HAS TO BE THE START OF A A.E. VIA FANTASTIC NEW SERIES.ITS RARE TO HEAR A STORY AS COMPELING AND AS REALL AS THIS THEIR HAS TO BE MORE I JUST SENT HIM A MESSAGE SAYING PLEASE I AM ABOUT TO START IT FOR THE 3RD TIME AND THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME

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Much-Need Escape.

These are hard times, child! I grabbed this one up immediately. Love me some A. E. Via. And that Tor! He can talk to me all day. Perfect audio combination.

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I love A.E. Via's stories!

I really loved this story. No, I'll not going to tell you what it is about. Just that I loved the story, the narration and the MC.

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Love it!

Loved every second! Don't miss this one. A. E. Via writes a slow burn. Tor Thom melts my insides. Will listen again.

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Slow Burn

Bishop by A. E. Via came across my radar due to the narrator. Tor Thom is incredibly talented with his distinguishable voices he gives the characters. The emotions he injects brings the characters to life. MM books are outside my typical "go-to" listen preference, but this one was well written and the narration top notch.

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13 Hours of Aural Pleasure!

I so needed this. What a wonderful escape! A. E. Via has written another beautiful story. I loved the slow burn and build of anticipation. Tor Thom's narration was simply divine. He could read me the phone book. A. E. Via and Tor Thom = aural bliss. Listen. Then, listen again. ;)

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A slow burn that is worth the wait

Bishop is fresh out of jail and trying hard to change his life. Raised by his young father, Bishop's only family was a gang, he knew the streets well. Edison was raised by his father as well, but was taught true life lessons. Ones that every man should be taught. Opposites attract and when Bishop landscapes for Edison, interests are peaked. Bishop thinks Edison is off limits and he is trying to live by the rules he set for himself when he left jail. We all know that never works, and these two are drawn together. I had to keep listening, I could not stop. There was so much hope in my heart for these two, I had to know the outcome. This was slow burn, but the depth of characters that was built was well worth it. each time a little more was revealed, I was hooked again.

Tor Thom is the perfect narrator for this story. His deep voice will make anyone swoon. Tor really brought these two to life. Tor Thom is able to keep all the characters distinct and easy to follow, I found myself lost in his narration and it was as if I were within the pages of the book. Tor Thom's narration added to the experience of this story. This is a must listen!

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  • 04-06-20

Loved it...

You are going to laugh... Cry bit for Bishop but don't you dare pity him... He are strong man... And that voice Damn Tor Thom 😍😍😍
I wish there was other book between the friend and the guy who is coming out of prison that will be hot

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  • 03-11-21

Great book

Great book, pulls one in and you become part of the story and was sad when it finished

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  • AL
  • 01-14-21

Loved it!

Story: An ex-con and a young executive with totally different personalities, and off the charts chemistry. AE Via is a master of creating unique characters and this book was no exception in this regard. I really liked all the peope, both the MCs and secondary ones! The story itself included some interesting twists and turns that kept me interested throughout.
Narration: Great voice! I liked the performance a lot. It was easy to follow and the differentiation of voices was really well done!

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  • 10-07-20

First Time

My curiosity was well satisfied. I wanted to know what's it was like and this novel n performance didn't disappoint

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  • AshPenny37
  • 07-02-20

Amazing!

I already loved this story...Bishop & Edison are wonderful characters & Thor Tom brought them to life wonderfully.

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  • MaryD
  • 04-21-20

Perfect love story

Such a wonderfully satisfying story and the narration was spot on. I am definitely going to be listening to this book again and looking out for Tor Thom’s narration.

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  • 03-28-21

amazing

as with the Nothing Special series the characters in this book are deep and multifaceted. Bishop who believes himself stupid but is not and Edison bright as a star. both lonely, in many ways the polar opposite of each other in upbringing, but their connection is true and perhaps their worst enemies are not the ex or colleagues but their own insecurities. loved it can't wait to read the next in the series.

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  • Peter Ocic
  • 08-26-20

Really enjoyable.

Really liked the story and made me laugh on many occasions. Skylar was an interesting character and Bishop just made me melt he is such a big teddybear. Narration was really good except sometimes the female voices sounded the drag queens. Whilst the men just sounded hot. Thanks Great read.

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  • 04-12-20

Great story

The story is great. The narration was very average and almost had me not completing the book.