Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

whiskers-of-a-chanceTitle: Whiskers of a Chance

Author: Tempeste O’Riley

Narrator: Craig Beck

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 09/20/2016

Length: 07 hours 14 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.

Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.

When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?

Story Review:

Despite the narration (see below) I was entertained by Whiskers of a Chance. I love kitty shifters and Lynx are ones I haven’t read about before.

The world was interesting and I quite enjoyed the characters that inhabited it. Brandilyn said most of how I felt. Read her review here.

I would happily read more if this became a series, just not with this narrator.

Narration Review:

The narrator had a pleasant enough voice, however, just as books set in England should be narrated with an English accent, books set in America should be read with an American accent. This was not the case with this book. I didn’t even realize it was set in the states until I double checked the blurb and they finally said so in the narrative. It was very disconcerting.

As well, although the narrator attempted to have different voices, they weren’t distinct enough and some dialog was hard to follow as I didn’t know who was speaking. He also didn’t do a good job of following dialog tags as a character squealing or muttering sounded the same as all the other speech. His attempt at a Russian accent sounded like a deep Scottish one at times and didn’t add anything to the character that giggled and squealed.

On the whole, I did not like this narration at all and if I wasn’t enjoying the story, would have DNF’d it.


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

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