Tricks can mean many things: sex partners, deceptions - even magic.
In Rick R. Reed's searing love story, it means all three.
Arliss is a gorgeous young dancer at Tricks, the hottest club in Chicago's Boystown. Sean is the classic nerd, out of place in Tricks, but nursing his wounds from a recent break-up. When the two spy each other, magic blooms.
But this opposites-attract tale does not run smooth. What happens when Arliss is approached by one of the biggest porn producers in the business? Can he make his dreams of stardom come true without throwing away the only real love he's ever known? And will this question even matter if the mysterious producers realize their dark intentions?
What disappointed you about Tricks?
The narration is terrible, I have not managed to reach chapter 5 yet.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something by josh Landon
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Taavi Mark?
Jack lefleur, Charlie Belmont or Sean crisden. There are many.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tricks?
Not sure...trying to continue but it is just not working.
I really think I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it. I am a great fan of audio books and listen to them all the time, so I know how a narrator can enhance, or detract from, the experience. In this case the narrator did not do the story justice. The narration was flat and he had a very distracting problem with his phrasing. It made it difficult to really become immersed in the story. As for the story, there were a lot of things that were just too implausible and several characters that were just one-dimensional. Not my favorite.