Audio Review: Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish

Reviewed by Susan65

30844571Title: Out of Nowhere
Author: Roan Parrish
Narrator: Spencer Goss
Series: Middle of Somewhere #2
Heroes: Colin Mulligan/Rafael Guerrera
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 10 Hours, 33 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 4, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The only thing in Colin Mulligan’s life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So do running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he’s gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

Rafael Guerrera has found ways to live with the past he’s ashamed of. He’s dedicated his life to social justice work and to helping youth who, like him, had very little growing up. He has no time for love. Hell, he barely has time for himself. Somehow, everything about miserable, self-destructive Colin cries out to him. But down that path lie the troubles Rafe has worked so hard to leave behind. And as their relationship intensifies, Rafe and Colin are forced to dredge up secrets that both men would prefer stay buried.


Review – Book: Jen reviewed the book here previously.

Review – Audio: Out of Nowhere is, by far, the best audio performance I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Spencer Goss is a brand new narrator for me, but after this stellar performance, you can guarantee that I will be looking for other narrations by him.

He literally stayed within character from start to finish and his depiction of Colin was spot on. Colin is an emotional mess, his distress with life is palpable and almost debilitating, and Spencer Goss’s portrayal of his internal battle was flawless. I never once mistook his Colin’s character for Rafael. This performance felt personal, as if the narrator was Colin; his skill as a narrator, especially for this audio, is above reproach.

I absolutely recommend this audio, and as a matter of fact, I have already starting telling anyone who will listen to give it a try. I was surprisingly stunned by this performance and now the bar is set so high that other narrators will have their work cut out for them. Spencer Goss ruined me, I won’t be able to listen to lackluster readings anymore.

Overall Impression: It was amazing

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

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One thought on “Audio Review: Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish

  1. Dianne

    I agree with your sentiments 100% I’m a huge audio book fan, and Spencer’s spot-on performance of this brilliant book has definitely become my favorite.

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