Sequel to Bulletproof
Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him-it's settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory's days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.
Which means it's exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam's ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won't let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that's the only way they're going to make it.
©2013 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
yes, because the narrator brought the story to life really enjoyed it.
Dane, I would really like a story about his life.
He makes the characters flesh out, gives the story depth.
Danger Magnet. Ones mans life and love struggles.
It would be really good if one narrator told the story in all the sequels, so that you become familiar with the full story told by one person.
"The last Sam & Jory story"
Over and over. It's a favorite series.
Jory, of course. Sam calls him a trouble-magnet and that he is. Gets into so much trouble, but at the same time is a well of unexpected courage and resourcefulness. I wish I had a RL friend like Jory...I'd never be bored and I know he'd be there for me no matter the predicament. Love love love him. (Sam, too!)
The prior book in the series, Bulletproof, was read by perhaps the worst narrator in the genre, so Finn Sterling was a breath of fresh air. He did both Sam's and Jory's voices perfectly. Also great for the kids and other adult characters. His female voices need a little work. :)
I almost did!
The last Sam & Jory story. I just want to slip away and cry in some dark corner for awhile. Finn Sterling's narration was stellar for the most part. The female voices could use some work, but the men and kids were excellent. Thanks, Mary Calmes, for allowing me to be a part of Sam and Jory these past four books. Here's to one hell of a thrilling, romantic ride! While the entire series is highly recommended, listeners will most likely be disappointed in the narration of the third audiobook, Bulletproof, as the narrator is quite simply...awful. As I listened to the series, I ended up skipping #3 and re-read the book instead.
"Ahhh . . . domestic bliss for Sam and Jory"
Finally, the long awaited final installment to the Matter of Time series; not counting Parting Shot b/c that is really Aaron's book and can be read as a stand alone. This is the story of a very domestic Sam and Jory, with a splash of Jory's trouble magnet tendencies thrown in of course. The new narrator does a great job, especially with Sam's deep voice. Jory comes off a little more "camp" than the other books, but overall very good narration. I've read this story multiple times, so it was really nice to hear it come to life. This is not something anyone will enjoy as a stand alone book, but if you are a fan of the series, it is a must have.
"Better narrator than the last book."
The narrator was almost perfect and really brought Jory to life. I was a bit worried during the first chapter when he sounded too much like the stereotypical gay characters from Hollywood, but that faded as the story progressed and the way he did Sam's voice was the best out of all the narrators in this series.
Well it made me want to buy more of the author's books.
'She' did a great job getting me interested in these characters' lives. And cured my usual dislike of 1st person POV narrative.
The way he did the voices of women and children could use a lot of improvement. They were grating/annoying.
I liked Finn's performance and hope he narrates more books.
FINALLY! All of the Matter of Times series is on Audible! Jody is still crazy as ever, especially since he has Sam all locked down! Love the mimivan attack! Hilarious!
I even like the Kage kids... this is a great way to end Sam and Jody then introduce Duncan with Aaron! All Calmes fans need this in their collection...
Narration is no Paul Morey, but it will do. Wasn't awesome, but wasn't bad either...
Nice credit, sale or buy if u have the whole series...
Finn Sterling is the PERFECT Jory Harcourt, and he does a fantastic job with the other voices, ESPECIALLY Sam. I am blown away by how much he sounds like the voices in my head, and his inflection on every lone is just how I imagined it.
"Yay! Jory 💞 Sam"
I listened to this a few days ago, so I can't remember details about why I fell in love with this story all over again. I read this a while ago. But it was awesome! The feeling of betrayal, some action, so much love, a beautiful unconventional family, Jory and his quirkiness, Sam and his sexiness, and a fabulous plot, all the making for an awesome story. Which this was.
And I fall in love with 💖Finn Sterling's💖 narrative performance a little bit more every time I hear his voice! I'll sooooooo be listening to this again.
"Love this series"
No, not in this one. I am so used to Paul Morey reading Jory and Sam that it was hard to get into Finn Sterling. His voices were good with the men, but his voices for the women got on my nerves. Asa and Dylan sounded like they were jersey girls or old women from the Broncs. But other than that it was enjoyable.
Any of the other MOT or Parting Shot
Jory, of course
I love this series, you either love Sam and Jory or you don't. I love this whole series and have listened or read it several times. You cannot go wrong with Mary Calmes.
"Add Kids and Stir"
After 13 years together Sam and Jory are living the dream. Sam as a Supervisory US Marshall, Jory as a successful business owner. They are happy, have 2 small people, Hannah and Kola Kage, who adore them and spastic snow demon of a cat named Chilly.
When a blast from Sam's past comes back into his present it threatens his future and the ride we've come to love ensues taking the Kage's from the dessert and back again.
Passion, intrigue and humor make this a worthy addition to the series.
PS our favorite ex Aaron Sutter makes an appearance love that sweet man.
"Nice finish with great narration!"
We are now 13 years down the line, Sam and Jory are married, have 2 kids and Sam’s been promoted in his job as a US Marshal. Jory is still causing trouble, this time by being nosy with the neighbors. Sam, understandably, encourages Jory to keep his nose out of things, but Jory can’t help but try to right any wrongs he perceives.
Jory is much calmer, but still frenetic. He’s a dad now, and his attention is more ably centered around his family. Sam’s mellowed only a little, in that he’s settled down, but more protective than ever of Jory and his kids.
There are some rough parts in the story, like when Jory learns about Sam’s involvement with the doctor… I hate that part so much. Even though it’s in the past, it hurts Jory (and me!) so much. But a lot of this is kind of keystone cop fun and adventure with a trip to Hawaii.
What remains good and true about this series is Sam and Jory. They are still hot for each other, and deeply in love and there are several “ooey gooey I love you” moments to gush over in this story.
What’s really nice is the sense of peace we get – these guys are finally settled down into life as a family and it feels so good! I do wish Sam and Jory spent more time with one another and that we had less kid time and more adult time, but it was still a nice way to end their story arc.
Luckily, we get glimpses of them in future stories (The Marshal’s spin-off) and some short stories. We also get one more book in the series which ties Acrobat to Matter of Time and The Marshal’s all together. (That’s my favorite book in the series – but more on that later!)
For those of us who’ve stuck it through to the end, this is the book you’ve been waiting for!
3.5 of 5 stars
MMMMM. Wow. Finn Sterling ROCKED this! I absolutely adored the voices he chose for Jory and Sam. I could have listened to Sam talk for hours. Yum! I was so, so, so glad that if we didn’t get Paul Morey back, we got Finn Sterling instead of Jeff Gelder again. Such an improvement! I like his version of children’s voices, but found he didn’t do much for the female characters and they sounded a bit screechy. But… overall I think he had the best handle on these characters and of the books in this series so far, his is my favorite interpretation. (I love Tristan James SO much and he narrates the next book, but Sam and Jory are barely in that story so…)
4.5 of 5 stars
Overall 4 of 5 stars
absolutely loved it.. from bk 1 to the end I was drawn into jory m sams story..adventure after adventure I laughed cried got angry and the reread them all over again..bravo MC series winner..
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