My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Audible review 3.5 stars
Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.
This is my first toe dip into the world of J. Daniels. The blurb doesn’t give too much away, and it quickly got straight into the main crux of the story. Even though you could guess what was coming, it still kept you interested. The main characters were solid, relate-able and the sub characters added to the overall enjoyment.
However, the narration on the audio was a little off putting, I thought Kate Russell did a great job with Sydney, and when she voiced Brian. I found her voice to be better then Sebastian York, I could have listened to the whole book with Kate’s voice as single narration and enjoyed it a whole lot more. I know people bill him as “The King of Aural”, stacks of authors use him, but I find his voice very mature, At some points I felt like I was listening to my dad (who’s 72 and British, but you know what I mean), as Brian he sounded too old, way beyond his years, and not the hip part-owner of a surf shop, who hangs out with the boys at weekends. But I’m wishing now I had read the book, I think it would have gained an extra half star from me.
I’m looking forward to reading Jamie and Tori’s story in Hit the Spot, judging by the cat and mouse we’ve already glimpsed in Four Letter Word with them, it’s going to be a hot fun read