4.5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mary Calmes, Reviewed by Kim

Audio Review: Floodgates by Mary Calmes – Narrated by Michael Anthony

Title: Floodgates

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator:: Michael Anthony

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 53 Minutes

At a Glance: Michal Anthony did an excellent job narrating Floodgates

Blurb: Tracy Brandt considers himself a lucky man. He has a wonderful family, good friends, and a dependable job. His love life, however, features a cheating ex who, though out of the house, is not yet out of the picture—with a past that just might get Tracy killed.

Homicide inspector Cord Nolan wants nothing more than to show his best friend’s little brother that he’s a reliable man, but to do that he’ll have to get Tracy to look past the player he used to be. It’ll be a tough sell; reputation is everything, and Cord’s is tarnished by his past indiscretions.

Tracy and Cord have spent five years trying to suffocate their fiery attraction under a blanket of grudging antagonism. When Tracy finds himself with a target on his back, Cord finally has the chance to ride to the rescue and break through the dam of Tracy’s reserve. But he’d better be careful: if Cord is breaking the floodgates to wash away the past, he’s going to have to hold tight to Tracy to make sure they’re still standing when the tumult recedes.


Review: Reviewers Note: Since Jackie has already done an awesome review of Floodgates, the e-book, this review will focus only on the audio narration.

Michael Anthony is a new to me narrator and I’ve got to say that after listening to his performance, I took a look on Audible.com to see what other stories he’s narrated. He did an excellent job on Floodgates, offering both a nice sound and visual to the characters he’s portraying. The story didn’t sound rushed, stilted, or even close to drone-like, and I really enjoy an audiobook when I get sucked into the storyline, emotionally. There was a point during the narration that I felt kind of sad, when Tracy and Breckin were finally breaking up. When Breckin was pleading with Tracy to give him another chance, there was that moment when you know it’s over. What can I say? I liked Breckin when I met him for the first time at the car accident scene. I just wish he hadn’t done what he did, and I understood perfectly why Tracy had to do what he did. It was also sweet when Cord realizes that Tracy is finally available. Woohoo!

Since there’s no movie version of Floodgates, the next best thing to do is listen to the audio version of this book. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend Floodgates to Mary Calmes’s fans or to anyone who hasn’t tried her work yet.

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