Reviewed by Susan65
Author: Morgan Brice
Narrator: Kale Williams
Series: Badlands #1
Heroes: Simon Kincaide/Vic D’Amato
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 8 Hours, 20 Minutes
Publisher: Morgan Brice
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Medium and clairvoyant Simon Kincaide owns a Myrtle Beach boardwalk shop where he runs ghost tours, holds séances, and offers private psychic readings, making a fresh start after his abilities cost him his lover and his job as a folklore professor. Jaded cop Vic D’Amato saw something supernatural he couldn’t explain during a shootout several years ago in Pittsburgh and relocated to Myrtle Beach to leave the past behind, still skeptical about the paranormal. But when the search for a serial killer hits a dead end, Vic battles his skepticism to ask Simon for help. As the body count rises, Simon’s involvement makes him a target, and a suspect. But Simon can’t say no, even if it costs him his life and heart.
Review: I am not really sure how I felt about this audio because the format was so convoluted that it took me way too long to finish it. I had to download and listen to the chapters individually, two of the chapters wouldn’t play, and I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed. However, I loved the narrator, Kale Williams, and his smooth as silk voice kept me going. Top it off with a medium/clairvoyant and I knew I would trudge my way to the end. It was a difficult road, but the story was good, and the narration was even better. Maybe this is better on Audible…this current format killed my joy.
Simon is used to being treated with disbelief and skepticism because of his paranormal abilities, but he keeps it real by running a ghost tour shop in Myrtle Beach. The fact that he owned his truth, and snubbed his nose at those who belittled him, was top notch. Now cop, Vic, annoyed me to no end, but I also could see his dilemma. He kind of believes because of something that occurred in his past, but at the same time, was forced to relocate because of that paranormal event. He is fighting himself, and unfortunately, no matter how attracted he is to Simon, he puts him in his own crosshairs…and that of the killer.
Kale does a great job of performing both Simon and Vic…his performance of Jay was kind of funny and off a bit, but hey, you can’t be all things to all people. Anyway. Kale is the reason I read this book, and finished it, even with the rough start. I would love to keep listening but only if the format changes and Kale Williams remains the narrator. He is fast becoming a favorite of mine.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*