Audio Review: Mine by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Mine
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Caleb Dickinson
Series: N/A
Heroes: Trevan Bean/Landry Carter
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Trevan Bean has a job that’s going from illegal to frightening, a boyfriend who may not be in his right mind, and a guardian angel who might actually be evil incarnate. Add to that the reappearance of his boyfriend’s estranged family, death threats, kidnapping, and the struggle of saving money to realize a dream, and Trevan has a lot on his plate. But Trevan is up to the challenge: he promised Landry a happily ever after, and Landry’s going to have it if it kills him!

It just might.

Landry Carter was a broken doll when they met two years ago but has grown into a partner who can stand at Trevan’s side… most of the time. Now that Trevan’s life just got scary—and Landry just got himself kidnapped—Trevan has to hope Landry’s love stays strong through this newest challenge, because the happily ever after won’t happen if Trevan has to go it alone.

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Review: This book has been on my to-read list forever. So many new books come out and that list just continues to grow, and then our to-read list grows even longer and longer. In response, some great books get pushed to end of the line. That was the case here. I’ve seen all the reviews and I knew it was time to look back on some outstanding to-read books and give them the love they deserve. Once I saw this was in audio I decided to give it shot.

Trevan and Landry surprised me. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and by listening to an audio, as opposed to reading the actual book, you rely on the narrator to set the stage and bring the characters to life. Caleb Dickinson gives a great performance. He gives his characters a well-defined personality that comes out clearly in this audio. I admit, at first I thought his performance of Landry was kind of freaky and he made him appear to be a little psychotic…until you realize that Landry is, well, different. In order to get out of his head, he needs someone to take a strong stance and control him, or not, depending on what Landry needs. Trevan does that. He understood Landry, better than Landry understood himself.

This story is all kinds of bizarre and many times I was a bit flabbergasted. It was a bit far fetched, but oddly intriguing at the same time. I was unsure of my initial thoughts part of the time, and at the beginning I was thinking, “what the heck is going on?”. But, you have to let it play out. The story unwinds in such a way that you get all the pieces to the puzzle, and our narrator does a stellar job performing this very difficult story. He deserves a ton of kudos because it could not have been easy.

I bought this audio expecting to be wowed. And in a way I was, but just not like I was expecting. It is odd, peculiar, and full of unconditional love. It may not have been what I was expecting but I was entertained and recommend you give this audiobook a try, too.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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