When love sneaks up on you, shoot for the heart. Billy Bradford has a secret, and it's bigger than the fact that he's an assassin. When Tucker Hayes, Billy's "straight" best friend, is injured on a mission, Billy acts in haste, kissing Tucker. Shocked by the act, Tucker runs. But desire is stronger than convictions, leading Tucker to hunt down Billy. The other guys on the ranch are oblivious to Tucker and Billy's actions as they investigate a new target. Grant Stovall is hung up on his ex, but Roger Burk, their new operative, catches his attention and one small touch isn't enough. Meet the cowboys of Wild Bluff Ranch in the first audiobook of the Colorado Heart Series, Colorado Wild.
©2013 Sara York (P)2014 Sara York
I could not finish the audio book. I loved the story but could not stomach the voices the reader was giving the characters. They were at best ridiculous if not totally unsuitable. this is a shame since the reader's natural voice (upon whichch I had decided to buy this audio) is far from unpleasant.
This was not a bad book but neither was it a good one. I will honest, it took me almost an hour to get use to the narration. The vocal inflections almost reached the degree of screeching on a chalkboard for me. The voice of Billy was horrid (in my opinion) and it seemed that the narrator confused the inflections a number of times. The story was all over the place, making it difficult to understand the premise behind the story. When the story first began, with the introduction of Ray into the fold and Grant mulling over his departed partner... I thought the primary characters were going to be Ray and Grant but then Billy and Tucker jumped in there and I gave up trying to determine who the primary characters were. Too many and too much...
"Loved the books, the audio not so much"
This is an interesting one for me to review because I did find the experience of reading the book and listening to the audio version different. I really enjoyed the book, and the rest of the series I have read so far - 4.5 stars for all the action and the simmering relationships - but the audio didn't sit as well with me.
I wonder if this is because I read the books first and one impression of the characters in my head and it didn't match the narrator and the accents he provided? Anyway, if you are unsure if the narrator, Stan Jensen is for you, do check out the audio sample before buying the book. But if you don't go down the audio path, definitely buy the books!
From my original review....."You need to suspend the disbelief that a high proportion of these elite military men are gay or bi, and just accept that Wild Bluff Ranch is a totally hot place to be!"
"horrible voice for this book"
Book yes. Audio book no.
The action and love story is great.
the voice was old and It didnt match any character but Duff.
more one on one with the couples. It is a great story. I thought it could have been a longer book. It seemed rushed in some parts.
I listened to the first book but read the second. I enjoyed it better when I read it.
A different narrator
Not if it is the same narrator
The voices he used gave you the impression of old men..
The story was not bad, but I could not finish the book because the narrator was so terrible.
Did not like the narrator,he was very obnoxious.I know it would have been more enjoyable with someone else. Definitely not listening to anymore with him. Pretty sure I'll be reading the rest of this series,as I've listened to samples of the others,not crazy about listening the narrators they have.
"bad writing/bad proformance"
the plot sounded great but its confusing and not well written. the performance was horrible
"Worst narration ever"
Story was great but narrator awful the voices terrible and hard to listen to.
"good story/didn't care for narrator"
really like the actual story but unfortunately the narrator made me think of 80yr old men when he was talking and for this story it didn't work.
"Liked the story but..."
I read this book and thought I'd listen to it. I like hearing the different voices. I did not like the narrator. He was too old for almost all the characters and there was no emotion. It totally fell flat for me. I'm glad I read it first to know the story is good or this would have hindered me from continuing the series.
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