• Seismic Crimes

  • Disaster Crimes, Book 2
  • By: Chrys Fey
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An Internal Affairs investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane - Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

©2016 Chrys Fey (P)2018 Chrys Fey

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Beth might not know a bunch about Donovan but she know she is in love with him, even if he is suspected of murder. Beth goes with him to turn himself in and explain how he is innocent and how he is being framed. But when the flood waters recede there is more to discover and it means a trip to California to try and catch Donovan's brothers killer and of course Beth will not let him go alone. Than it really gets crazy.

This is a wonderful audio, it was so much fun to listen too, I didn't want it to end thank goodness there are more adventures so it didn't really end. The story line is awesome and the narrator sticks you right in the middle of all the action like you could help too. Voice actor Bill Nevitt is that kind of narrator, he can transport you into the story using his voice, I have truly enjoyed all the audio-books I have narrated by Mr. Nevitt and now also those written by Mr. Fey.

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"Driving his libido into overdrive."

This is the second in the Disaster Crimes series by Chrys Fey and, initially, I thought that, had I previously read the first book, this one might had den easier to slip into. But now? I don't really think it matters. Beth and Donovan are a couple, at least, they do seem to spend a lot of time coupling, which, for me, seriously distracts from my enjoyment of the story. Especially as it can be quite graphically described. Not being a fan of romances, I am willing to tolerate some lovey dovey, boy meets girl and they call for each other stuff, but this is more washed out pornography at times, and there are far too many times. The rest of the story, by contrast, is quite entertaining, an unusual thriller, well written, including a description of an earthquake.

Narration of this book is by the excellent Bill Nevitt, who pleasant voice and gentle accent is warm, well paced, conveying both emotion and action, and complete with appropriate individual character voicings. As always, a fine performance. His readings are always well worth hearing.

So how to rate this book? The narration kept me listening to the end but the emotional plus interplay between the main protagonists was not only irritating, it was truly off putting. I'm sure this would further enhance the book for some but not for me. So, perhaps somewhere in the middle.
My thanks, however, to the rights holder who,,at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy.

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Catastrophic energy

Chrys writes very descriptively and I felt I was there during the earthquake. Because it is a romance-based book, there are a lot of sex scenes in the book.

Bill Nevitt does a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dangerous

I enjoyed listening to Bill Nevitt narrate this story. He brought to it more danger in his telling. Excitement throughout the story brings so much more when your listening to the book. It was thrilling and seemed that they fought earthquakes and the destruction from it along with criminals after them. I would say this is one audio you don't want to miss.

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Good thriller

First, I don't think this is a mystery, we know from the beginning who and why, but I liked the sense of adventure and danger from the storyline.

I think the plot was well done and it hold my attention all the way but... gosh! why should we go through so much sex? I'm not a prude, it's just that there were more explicit (VERY EXPLICIT!) sex scenes in it than in most of any romance novel, and they serve no function at all. And the worst was that, sorry, but they were boring. I fast-forwarded through all of them and I guess I'll keep doing it as I don't think the author will stop writing them *laughs*

But I'm engaged enough with the story itself that I'll will listen to the next one.

As always, Bill Nevitt does an excellent work with the narration: perfectly differentiated voices, great timing and clarity; truly enjoyable.

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I love these crime solving love birds!

This is a very enjoyable series with characters that I have really come to like reading about. The addition of having to deal with a natural disaster as this couple do some figuring out of their relationship and finding out who did the crime that they stumbled makes for a good story line..
The narrator did a wonderful job and made it a very entertaining listen.
A great series with interesting main characters..



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Bad Luck Couple

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Seismic Crimes - Disaster Crimes, Book 2 by Chrys Fey and narrated by Bill Nevitt. I missed book 1 but it did not make any difference because the story opened up with action as it provided enough backstory to gain an understanding of what was going on. It was a very good story with lots of action. Of course being read by Bill Nevitt guaranteed it would be entertaining.

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Love, crimes, and an earthquake

When it comes to natural disasters, Beth and Donovan have the worst luck. In Seismic Crimes, they face an earthquake, along with some nasty villains. The book takes a long time to get to the action (unless action means a lot of graphic sex to you), but once the book gets moving, it really moves.

Seismic Crimes is the second book in the series. I have listened to several of the books out of order, and I have not listened to the first book yet. I would imagine they would be better in order, but you can enjoy then independently as I did.

Recommended for adult readers only. Contains graphic sex scenes.

The narrator does a great job bringing the series to life.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Part 2 of an action romance

This is the second book in the disaster crimes series. I have not read the first one and although this story stands alone, it would have been nice to have the background to the characters and their history when listening to this story.

Beth and Donovan work together to find out what happened to Donovan’s brother. Donovan has been framed for his murder and while trying to clear his name, they have an earthquake to deal with.

The story is action-packed and fast-paced with a steamy side to it. It is unusual to mix action and sexy/romance for me in a story, but I quite liked the combination. The pace changes had me on the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed the way the story was written. Albeit slightly predictable, it was still a thoroughly entertaining story.

Bill narrated expertly. He adds tempo and style variation to fit the scenes perfectly. He has great intonation for both female and male characters and provided a stellar performance in my view.

Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I have provided this objective review, voluntarily.

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Edge of the seat story

Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey is a book that grabs the reader right from the start and doesn't let go until the dramatic end. Although part of a series, the author does a good job of filling in any pertinent details from the first book that the reader may need to know. In their search for a dirty cop, Beth and Donovan have landed in California just in time for a catastrophic earthquake. Lots of action, gripping descriptions of scenes, strong characters and an exciting plot make for a good book and Seismic Crimes has them all. I am looking forward to finding out more about this couple in the next books in the series.
I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and the narrator, Bill Nevitt, does a great job telling the story, making for an enjoyable listening experience.
I will put a caution that this book is at least a PG-13 rating, due to language and intimacy details.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 12-06-18

Very cute!

Full disclosure here; I do NOT like romance books and I never listen to them. However, Bill Nevitt is such a top notch voice actor that I'm thrilled to listen to anything he narrates, so I plunged in! It was actually quite pleasant. The love story aspect was sweet, without being too syrupy! It was realistic attraction between grown ups. The thriller part of the book was also enjoyable. I especially appreciated the fact that Beth was a kick-ass female who's perfectly capable of taking care of herself. She chose to allow Donovan to help her, but it was very clear she was able to function and fight off attackers independently. The ending of Seismic Crimes leaves you hankering after book 3, which I understand is called Tsunami Crimes, (Beth and Donovan have lots of things going for them, unfortunately 'luck' isn't one of them), and as book 2 kept my interest and the third book is also narrated by Bill Nevitt, I think I'll be treating myself to it. I haven't listened to book 1, and I don't feel it impacted on my enjoyment, it was a clear story line, and anyway, it's not narrated by Bill Nevitt so I probably won't bother with it. It was nearly 8 hours of pure escapism, which I'm happy to recommend.

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  • K. L. Sturgess
  • 12-18-18

crime and disaster

This listen was a real mixed bag for me. Firstly the story is good and the characters are well written and full. However I felt the story lost is purpose and was overshadowed by the romance between the main characters. Whilst I liked the romance I found the frequent sexual content a bit uncomfortable, I'm all for a good dollop of 50 shades, however whenever the main character describes/looks at/refers to his girlfriend it is always in sexual terms which I found a bit creepy. I am unsure if this feeling is created by the writing or the narration, but I had to fast forward. On the whole I would say this listen was OK with good parts...

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  • Missgotty
  • 12-06-21

Seismic Crimes

The basic bones of the story I thought was good. However, probably due to the fact I read book 1 prior which gives more insight and depth into the beginnings of Beth and Donovan's relationship, I felt this book was also highly unrealistic. I just find it difficult to believe that they both fell in love within hours, but it wasn't instant. Beth fell in love with a man she thought was a murderer and would kill her, and had to go through some lengths to prove his innocence before declaring her love. Within less than a day they are in a full blown relationship and a few days later living happily together. Aspects of the thriller part was also very unrealistic i.e. a Crime Lord personally trying to kill the couple (instead of sending his henchmen) when he didn't want to get involved with this in the first place, and regardless of how easily he is able to abscond from the law.

The first part of the book seems to focus entirely on the domestic bliss of the couple living together which I found a bit boring, mainly because so much time was spent on this stage when I wanted them to get on with hunting down the killer and finding out what happens with the second disaster. I found the PDA pretty tame, it brought substance to the story especially as they are supposed to be madly in love. The second part of the book focuses on finding the killer, but the disaster only really featured shortly at the end. Overall is was ok. I wish there was more action, thriller and disaster aspects to it.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 12-04-21

"Driving his libido into overdrive."

This is the second in the Disaster Crimes series by Chrys Fey and, initially, I thought that, had I previously read the first book, this one might had been easier to slip into. But now? I don't really think it matters. Beth and Donovan are a couple, at least, they do seem to spend a lot of time coupling, which, for me, seriously distracts from my enjoyment of the story. Especially as it can be quite graphically described. Not being a fan of romances, I am willing to tolerate some lovey dovey, boy meets girl and they fall for each other stuff, but this is more washed out pornography at times, and there are far too many times. The rest of the story, by contrast, is quite entertaining, an unusual thriller, well written, including a description of an earthquake.

Narration of this book is by the excellent Bill Nevitt - a fine timbre of voice, well paced and modulated.
So how to rate this book? The narration kept me listening to the end but the emotional plus interplay between the main protagonists was not only irritating, it was truly off putting. I'm sure this would further enhance the book for some but not for me. So, perhaps somewhere in the middle.
My thanks, however, to the rights holder who,,at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy.

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  • Julie
  • 07-26-20

Romance on rocky ground

I enjoyed the second part of this book more than the first part, so stick with it. The book is billed as a suspense/thriller but I think it needs its own heading of romance/disaster. The first part of the book is explaining what happened in book one, which I didn't mind because I haven't listened to the first book and it explained what was going on but what I did find very tedious was they were jumping in bed every five minutes (the romance?). You know who the killer is and why so they is no mystery just how in the second half of the book they set out to catch him only to be caught up in a natural disaster, which I found interesting and saved the book for me. The story was well written and I did like the characters, especially Beth. I like it when a woman can take care of herself. it just didn't need all the sex scenes. I will be listening to the next book because the story isn't over yet.
Donovan risked his and new girlfriend Beth's life to prove he didn't kill his brother but the real killer a corrupt cop got away. Donovan unable to let it go tracks him down to California. The pair are just about to confront the killer when an earthquake hits. With looters in the streets, sink holes opening up in front of them, building on fire and people trapped in dangerous situations can the pair find justice for Donovan's brother?
Bill Nevitt is such a great narrator and the reason that I am giving this series ago. He has a way of bringing the characters to life and making a story entertaining.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Simon
  • 01-21-19

Not a bad story

I'm not nornally someone who likes to mix genres so was a bit dubious with this one as it mixes romance with crime/thriller, but it did work quite well together.

The romance parts aren't too rmoancy and the thriller aspect is a really good mix of intrigue and thriller.

Overall it was a great vook and very well narrated, I'll be going back to book 1 next to see if i missed anything by listening to this one first.

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  • Timi
  • 01-03-19

Romance/crime novel

This is a romance/crime novel set during natural disasters, with heavy focus on the love angle and sex scenes. I did enjoy listening to this story, although I could have done with a lot less PDA. The characters are entertaining, the storyline is flowing, and the crime aspects are quite thrilling.
This is the second book in the series and can be listened to as a standalone. (My suggestion would be to start with the first one though.)
I thought this audiobook was an easy listen, made even more enjoyable by Bill Nevitt’s narration.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 01-02-19

Well Written, with Great Narration

This is the second book in this series and I have not read or listened to book one - would I have got more from this book if I had, it's difficult to say. Seismic Crimes begins I assume where Hurricane Crimes ends but for people like me who didn't know the story so far it does give a little background. Donovan is on a mission to try to find the second killer of his brother, and Beth is helping him, having fallen in love with him in the previous book. They are now in San Francisco when a terrible devastating earthquake occurs, the luck these two have seems to be mainly bad. Now they must fact another force of nature and try to avoid being killed by dangerous criminals.

Seismic Crimes is an action-packed story containing a little bit of everything. There's suspense, adventure, passion, and romance. The action continues to the last chapter and overall the writing style is easy to follow and flows well. The descriptive quality when the earthquake occurs is excellent making it easy for us the listener to picture the dangerous scene as it unfolds.

The narration was excellent and really added to my enjoyment of this book. I will certainly look out for both the author and the narrators work in the future.

I received this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • NickSC
  • 01-02-19

Decent romantic thriller amidst nature's law

The story: The couple in this series, don't really have a chance, moving from one natural disaster to another, all the while being chased by, or chasing, nefarious people.
I'm not against romance books and they aren't a goto read for me, but those parts of the story, that as many people have said quite steamy, still didn't deter me from listening. I had read the first book prior to this to get an idea of the characters and therefore was used to the quite creepy start to their relationship in this book. However, it grows, very maturely.
The thriller side was very well written, with good pace, a few intense and flowing set pieces. Beth and Donovan were well-rounded characters. I was invested in their chase of the killer.
The narration: by Bill Nevitt, was excellent, kept the pace of the writing and made the intense set pieces thrilling, and read the romantic elements realistically.
A nice easy listen and will likely look out for the next book.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 12-19-18

Mostly a good story

The underlying story of the hunt for a killer and thriller aspect was very good. I enjoyed the thriller aspect & thought the earthquake section was particularly scary as we don’t suffer these. Thankfully!
The narrator was good & kept the story going well.
I’ve lowered my stars as I’m not a big fan of sex scenes in thriller books, I tend to skim them but the scenes in this were graphic and too detailed for my personal taste. I just don’t enjoy extreme details in a thriller story, I don’t see the point. My personal opinion, I found the interaction especially at the beginning very creepy between the main characters. I think this put me off the rest of the scenes between then.
Lots have enjoyed it and that’s great. As I said my personal opinion only