Control by Mary Calmes & Cardeno C ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

ControlAUDLg Title: Control

Author: Mary Calmes & Cardeno C

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

eBook Release Date: 04/18/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 12/17/2014

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars


Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he’ll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can’t be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy’s small town, Vy realizes his concerns were unfounded — he has a male mate, and a sexy, dominant one to boot.

Robert is a bear shifter who refuses to shift. Immediately attracted to Vy, he deviates from his normal pattern and seeks more than a one off with the powerful, bristly hawk. But Robert’s affections are rooted in his human form, and when Vy discovers Robert doesn’t recognize him as his mate, he pulls away. If Robert wants to stay with Vy, he must convince a man deeply ruled by his animal instincts to give their relationship as humans a chance.

My View – Story:

As with many Audio reviews, the story itself has already been reviewed here on Prism Book Alliance. Caroline and I had much the same reaction to the title, so I am going to skip the story review and just talk about the narration.

My View – Narration:

Greg Tremblay can narrate for me anytime he wants. Seriously, that man could read me the phone book and have be enthralled.

Control is one of those stories that is tricky in audio. It has alternating first-person narratives. However, Tremblay had enough difference between Vy and Robert; I never was confused as to whose point of view I was currently listening. For me, that was key. I was able to listen to all 8ish hours of narration without getting lost in the prose, even while multitasking.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
All Romance eBooks
iTunes / iBooks
Kobo US
Audible US

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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