Ace by Jack Byrne ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

AceAUDLGTitle: Ace

Author: Jack Byrne

Narrator: Jonathan David

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Christy Caughie

Story Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 1 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 03/31/2016

Length: 05 hours 37 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance

Summary:

Jake Tanner is a gay asexual man who finds peace on his small Australian farm and is content to lead a quiet life taking care of his animals. Then a random act of kindness on his part sets in motion a complex series of events that results in him playing the piano in a local pub and meeting Damien Jamieson, a sexy gay biker with a penchant for leather. Damien finds Jake instantly irresistible, but that could be the worst thing for their budding relationship, as Damien is determined to bed the reluctant Jake. However, Jake has no intention of going along with his plan. If there’s a chance for anything between them, Damien will have to figure out how to turn Jake on without scaring him off.

Story Review:

I had a really hard time getting into this story. I think a lot of that is owed to the narrator. See the narration review below for the specifics.

If you want a review of the story, please see PizzyGirl’s review of the eBook.

Narration Review:

So here is a perfect example of a narrator breaking a story.  Jonathan David is pleasant enough to listen to, but he was completely and totally wrong for this story.  First of all, the story is set in Australia. Having a narrator with an American accent is off-putting, to say the least.  Secondly, he just didn’t have the emotion needed to follow a story such as Ace.  Ace is a story of self-discovery and self-awareness.  It is not a lecture on calculus.  Come to think of it; I had calculus teachers much more excited about their subject than David was to read us this story.

Ace on audio was a miss all around for me.

Links

Ace on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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