Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Audio book Review: When the Dust Settles by Mary Calmes

From The Blurb:
Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of. 
Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart. 
Listening Length: 3 hours and 12 minutes

Karen's rating:

This was my first Mary Calmes audio book and I'm so happy that it went well. I love Mary Calmes and it would have made me so sad to have this go poorly. So needless to say I'm glad to have dodged that bullet.

I knew I liked this story because well it's obvious I've read the e-book. So we won't rehash how much I liked the book I'll just do my usual and give you the link to my original review...
Review: When the Dust Settles

Now that I've got that out of the way let's talk about the audiobook. This one gave me a chance to listen to a new narrator...Sean Crisden. I know from my friends that he's done some of the books in the Cut & Run series and I've listened to a few other samples by this narrator and I'll be honest they didn't all appeal to me, but I decided I wanted to give this one a chance and I'm glad I did.

I really enjoyed Mr. Crisden's interpretation of both Glen & Rand Holloway's voice as well as Stefan Josh. In fact I was actually pretty impressed with the range of voices that this one person did for this book. I honestly never realized until I listened to the audio book just how many different characters there are in 'When the Dust Settles' and Mr. Crisden had a different voice for each of them. I was honestly impressed.

I originally gave this book 4 stars and once again I found myself enjoying the audio book just a tiny bit more than the e-book so 'When the Dust Settles' started with 4 stars and has taken a little jump up to 4.5...well done Mr. Crisden, well done.


An audiobook of 'When the Dust Settles' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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