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REVIEW: Shift Work Audiobook – TA Moore

Shift Work Audiobook - TA Moore

Genre: Paranormal

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

You’d think the werewolves would be the worst thing about the Night Shift; you’d be wrong. 

All Officer Kit Marlow wanted was a cup of coffee and some downtime before his next night shift. Instead, he got a naked man in the elevator and an unaccounted-for dead girl in the morgue. He’s going to need to deal with both before he can head for his bed. Or anyone else’s. Although not much chance of that. 

Reluctantly partnered with the acerbic security consultant Cade Deacon—last seen naked in the elevator—Marlow delves into the dead girl’s life. Between them, they uncover a new crime scene with the whiff of old corruption. A corruption that, five years ago, nearly took Marlow’s life and ended his career. Finding out who killed the dead girl on the slab might only be the start of this investigation. 

Oh, and it’s the second night of the full moon. So 80 percent of the city, including Cade, will turn into werewolves in the middle of the case. So, there’s that.

Narrated by Michael Fell

The Review

I was excited when TA Moore sent me an ARC for her new series “Night Shift”.  “Shift Work,” the first book, turned out to be the beginning of a favorite trilogy for me. When she offered me an audio of “Shift Work,” I was more than delighted. I have to admit, I was not disappointed. 

I’m not going to review the entire story, as I have already done that here, but it’s about Cade Deacon, owner of a Cold Winds Security, who’s a werewolf-shifter. Unfortunately he has no memory of what’s occurred during any night of the full moon.

Then there’s, Kit Marlow, who’s a police officer of the Night Shift. The Night Shift is called upon to monitor the full moon activities, but they are not allowed to kill werewolves. Of course, Cade and Marlow wind up working together, their feelings become a dangerous hazard and things get absolutely crazy.  

Now let’s get to the narration of this marvelous work from TA Moore. From the start, when I heard the narrator say “Hold the door,” I knew I was going to love this.  

Michael Fell made Cade and Marlow come to life with his clear narration and the distinct voices, and how he expressed so much of the written word. As a reader, your imagination creates characters voices in your mind. With Fell’s narration the characters take on more of their own personalities. Cade’s voice is growly, gruff and grumpy. Marlow is smooth and calm, not trying to show too much of his high strung emotions.  Besides the male voices, Fells also does female voices, and makes them all distinctive.

One very important voice he does well is Lem.  There’s always the banter and humor between Lem and Cade, and Fell knows how to bring out the humor.

Moore’s made an excellent selection with Michael Fell as the narrator. I hope Moore continues with Fell and has plans to put the next two books on audio: “Split Shift” and “Shift Less.” I’ll be listening!

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.

 

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