Author: Julie Bozza
Narrator: Ray Cross
Publisher: Manifold Press
Cover Artist: Instinia Photography
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 11/15/2015
Length: 05 hours 32 minutes
Genre: M/M Romance
It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found. As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it…
For Lirtle’s review of the ebook version of Butterfly Hunter, please click here.
I jumped at the opportunity to review this title, as it had been on my Kindle for ages, and I simply hadn’t had the chance to read it. The story itself is lovely, lyrical, and engaging, incorporating some of my favorite things: the Australian Outback (some day I’ll get there!), butterflies, and m/m romance. It boasts lovable, quirky characters, outdoor adventure, and beautiful descriptions of the wilds of The Land Down Under. The majority of the book revolves around the search for a mythical butterfly and the relationship that grows between Outback guide Dave Taylor and British aristocrat Nicholas Goring. Their scenes ring with humor, philosophical truths, and sexual tension as the parallels between Nicholas’s hunt for the elusive butterfly and Dave’s discovery of his true self develop and move the story forward. I thoroughly enjoyed the vivid details and poetic writing of this new-to-me author, and I only wish that the narration could have done this gorgeous story better justice. I look forward to reading the rest of the series as the development of Dave and Nicholas’s relationship continues.
I greatly anticipated listening to this book but had to set it aside for a week or so due to the difficulty I had understanding the narrator. Lack of emotion and poor articulation, along with what felt like an inconsistency in the audio quality, almost had me putting it on the DNF list. Fortunately, I went back to it and found it was easier to understand with more concentrated listening. I got used to narration, focused on the story rather than the reading, and I was able to better appreciate it.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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