3.5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, M.J. O'Shea, Reviewed by Kim

Audio Book Review: “Coming Home” by M.J. O’Shea – Narrated by Tom Vilot

Title: Coming Home (Rock Bay: Book One)

Author: M.J. O’Shea

Narrator:: Tom Vilot

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 37 Minutes

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Tallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist-until a scandal destroyed his family’s name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven’t forgotten him-or the spoiled brat he used to be. The only person in town willing to overlook his past is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who offers Tally a job even though he appears to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. When Tally discovers his gorgeous boss is the kid he tortured back in high school, Lex’s hot and cold routine finally makes sense. Now Tally has to pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk he seemed to be. After all, if he can win Lex’s heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake.


Review: Coming Home, the print version, has been previously reviewed by our very own Lisa, and there’s no way I’m going to touch perfection, so with that in mind I’m only giving a review on the audio version of the book.

I’m having mixed feelings about the narration of Coming Home. Even though Tom has a very pleasant, sexy voice worth listening to, it was the overall reading of the story that I had problems with. My impression, at times, was that he didn’t enjoy what he was reading very much, and it showed in the characters’ voices and the emotions he was to have been portraying. At times, Tom sounded very bored (drone-like) while narrating Coming Home, and to be honest, he almost put me to sleep while driving. Very dangerous!

I’m not giving up on Tom and would gladly give him another try, but I have to say that while I enjoyed reading Coming Home, it’s still a 4.5 Star book for me, sadly, the audio version did not meet my expectations and will not be a repeat experience.

You can buy Coming Home (Rock Bay: Book One) here:


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