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Dim Sum Asylum Audiobook

Dim Sum Asylum

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it's a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that's running around Chinatown trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage - snarling dragons guarding C-Town's multiple gates and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can't trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn't want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.

While Roku would rather stay home with Bob the Cat and whiskey himself to sleep, he puts on his badge and gun every day, determined to serve and protect the city he loves. When Chinatown's dark mystical underworld makes his life hell and the case turns deadly, Trent guards Roku's back and, if Trent can be believed, his heart...even if from what Roku can see, Trent is as dangerous as the monsters and criminals they're sworn to bring down.

©2017 Rhys Ford (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

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    Geraldine 25/07/2017
    Geraldine 25/07/2017

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    "Wonderful combination of Rhys Ford & Greg Tremblay"
    Would you listen to Dim Sum Asylum again? Why?

    Yes, I loved the story, and Greg Tremblay breathes life into the characters, just as with the fantastic Cole McGuiness series. A winning combination every time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dim Sum Asylum?

    I loved it all, but some parts are funny, whilst the assassin fairy at the start, that's really chilling, and Greg Tremblay communicates the threat, the potential for real violence, the underlying menace.


    Have you listened to any of Greg Tremblay’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I think he does a brilliant job, he's great with the Asian accents which make the stories so believable


    Any additional comments?

    Great read, great listen. Worth your money or a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • danielle
    United States
    02/08/17
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    "Haunting and delicious...can't wait for more!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dim Sum Asylum the most enjoyable?

    Rhys Ford's amazing ability to turn a phrase. Not only are her character's engaging and sexy, even the city of San Francisco is a living, breathing entity that I fell in love with. Her sex scenes are so decadent and provocative I want to eat them with a spoon.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Roku MacCormick, he reminds me so much of Cole McGinnis. (A great series to grab next if you have not already read.) He is sarcastic, fatalistic, honorable, and sexy. I love the mixture of fae-irish toughness, chinatown street smarts, and the biggest heart of gold that make up the core of his character.


    Have you listened to any of Greg Tremblay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Greg Tremblay is amazing. I have over 25 books narrated by him in my audible library, so I think it is safe to say I consider him an excellent narrator. This book certainly ranks as one of his top performances.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the moment Roku meets with his grandmother. It is a wonderful emotional turning point for Roku filled with foreshadowing, healing, and humor.


    Any additional comments?

    Rhys Ford is always worth a credit :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/08/17
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    "mystery and love."

    As usual I really enjoyed this story, The combination of Rhys Ford's imagination and Greg Tremblay's narration wins every time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Belen
    United States
    10/08/17
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    "4.5 Stars!"
    Any additional comments?

    Note: Dim Sum Asylum was originally a short story Rhys Ford had in a Dreamspinner anthology that has been developed into a full length novel.

    Set in San Francisco's Chinatown where dragons and Faerie are real and magic is prevalent, Dim Sum Asylum is told from the first person, single POV of Roku MacCormick, a half-Fae, Senior Inspector of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division.

    As far as I remember, much of the original short story is included but has been completely fleshed out - especially the relationship between Roku and his new partner Trent.

    I am in love with Greg Tremblay's narration for Dim Sum Asylum!

    I loved the pacing of the story and narration - Tremblay brilliantly conveys the action and whirlwind events that occur keeping the listener engrossed from the first few moments until the very last surprise.

    There really isn't a pause in the breakneck pace of the story, which could have felt too much, but is expertly progressed through the narration. I really feel like this is some of Rhys Ford's and Greg Tremblay's best work.

    Tremblay does such an awesome job with character voices, timing, emotion...it's all so well done I know this will make its way into my auto-rotation for relistening.

    All the loose ends are neatly tied up in the end but there is definitely enough to warrant more stories featuring Roku set in this world.

    I for one hope Rhys Ford turns this into a new series and that Greg TTremblay narrates it!

    Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BR
    09/08/17
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    "For Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay fans"

    Rhys Ford mixes magic, police, San Francisco, crime families and m/m romance in a fast paced book. Detective Roku gets a new partner and a bizarre new mystery full of magical creatures on the same day. The investigation takes them into the dark corners of Chinatown with complications added by Roku's crime lord grandfather. The two detectives bond slowly and the romance is pretty low key but satisfying. Roku has a lot of charm and a lot of personal baggage. Rhys Ford is always a fun read and her partnership with narrator Greg Tremblay continues to produce great audiobooks. He is a favorite of mine and he does his usual stellar narration with unique voices, great accents and an emphatic (but not overdone) reading. All and all another win for Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • F. Joubert
    Pretoria, South Africa
    08/08/17
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    "Not the usual homo cop story"

    I enjoyed this a lot. Quirky story, nice main characters and very well presented. A bit of fantasy, mixed with a detective story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lulu Miami
    Miami, Fl
    06/08/17
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    "Eh"
    What made the experience of listening to Dim Sum Asylum the most enjoyable?

    Greg bless him is amazing. Always great no matter what he reads. I didn't like the story much though


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting is the fantasy world. Which lead to least interesting because I don't think all these creatures were important. We spent half the time exploring asian food.


    Have you listened to any of Greg Tremblay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I did. He brings the story to life (did his best here but I was bored with the story itself)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end. I was glad to reach the end. I almost ditched the book a few times. Sorry


    Any additional comments?

    There is a story there, even romance but was lost in the world building. I lost interest real fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia Lewis
    Petersburg nj
    04/08/17
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    "awesome"

    what can i say? i love listening to Greg Trembley narrate! i love Rhys Fords books! the Character's are awesome and the storys are great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Seattle, WA, United States
    03/08/17
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    "Please be a start to a new series"

    Rhys Ford's creates great believable alternate realities and many times I have wished I could live in any one of her magical worlds; Dim Sum Asylum is no different. Here's hoping that we will have more of this world in the future... after all Roku & Trent's story is just beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    East Hampton,NY
    31/07/17
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    "Great Listen! Perfect mix of sci fi fantasy & sex."

    Well developed story and characters. Fantastic detail that painted a vivid picture for each situation. Sexy without being gratuitous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jessica
    valparaiso, IN, United States
    31/07/17
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    "Loved It!!!!"
    If you could sum up Dim Sum Asylum in three words, what would they be?

    Ford, Tremblay, Awesome...

    Greg Tremblay continues to bring Rhys Ford's characters to life in the best way possible. This book is filled with action & feels... so many feels


    What other book might you compare Dim Sum Asylum to and why?

    Possibly the books in Rhys Ford's Kai Gracen series, Black Dog Blues & Mad Lizard Mambo, simply because they have the awesome Rhys Ford world building style with the Fae & other otherworldly creatures & they are also packed with danger, battles, excitement & emotion.


    What does Greg Tremblay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Greg Tremblay is one of my all time favorite narrators. He does an excellent job giving the characters a voice & intoning all the relevant emotions so you ride the rollercoaster with the MC's.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several, when Roku found out his friend was a victim had me searching out the tissue box.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this one turns into a series, I would really enjoy seeing where Roku & Trent (and Bob the Cat) go from here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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