Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

smoke-mirrorsTitle: Smoke & Mirrors
Series: THIRDS, 7

Author: Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Mark Westfield

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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

Release Date: 09/20/2016

Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

Story Review:

I know when I pick up a THIRDS book that I am in for adventure, humour, some angst, and a good dose of sexy times. Smoke & Mirrors was no different. It was a great time, even if there were a few spots that had me shaking my head.

Many secrets are revealed and big changes happened with our boys and the gang. There was one spot that Sloane was an ass and it had me shaking my head, but it didn’t last long and it served more of a purpose than just creating tension and drama. I really appreciated that.

Hudson and Seb’s book is set up and I can see further books with Sloane and Dex in the future (although that just might be wishful thinking). I loved seeing the whole gang and the sense of family team Delta has.

This is a must read series, but start from the beginning so you don’t miss anything.

Narration Review:

I love Mark Westfield’s performance of this book and the whole series. Each character has a distinct voice and it is easy to know who is speaking. I think his narration increases the enjoy-ability of the series and this book in particular.
I would like to hear how he narrates another series/book just to see if he can perform the same magic or if I would hear Dexter Daily’s voice all the time. 🙂


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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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