Loved the story, 5 stars all the way, and Kai and Garrett definitely scorched the sheets between them. The gamer speak went right over my head I'm afr..Show More »aid, just not that interested, it was the Garrett/Kai love story I was sold on. When I saw that it was being released by Tantor on audio, I pre-ordered immediately, but confess that I hadn't listened to either of the narrators before, although I did hear snippets of them doing other stuff on Audible.
Guy Locke, who reads Garrett...well, I was distinctly underwhelmed [read...won't be listening to anything else he narrates], and I hope to God that Meg/Sonny choose a different narrator to read the next story in the series Fast Connection. His voice was flat and emotionless, his intonation was barely noticeable and he had a weird way of saying certain words, as in he didn't finish pronouncing them....and I see from reviews of his other work on Audible that other reviewers don't rate him that highly either. I live in the UK, and colour me clueless as to how someone from Staten Island speaks normally, but Locke's attempts at voicing Dominic Costigan from Fast Connection just irritated the hell out of me, he sounded like an OTT bit part actor from some old Jimmy Cagney gangster movie.
Eric London, on the other hand, was really good as Kai, and I much preferred his growly interpretation of Garrett when he was reading both voices.
It's a real shame when there are dual voices in an audio book and one of those voices just doesn't work as well as the authors would have hoped, especially when that voice is the main character in the story. Please choose a different narrator for Costigan in the next audio book guys!! 4 stars for this audio adaptation.
Great story. The narration however completely ruined it...just as happened to Strong Signal. Eric London was OK, Guy Locke...well, let's be generous..Show More » and say he had yet another off day. No More of this series on audio for me I'm afraid.