Saturday, June 23, 2018

Audiobook Review: Fire and Flint by Andrew Grey

Title: Fire and Flint

Series: Carlisle Deputies
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Category: Mystery/Suspense
Length: 6 hours, 8 minutes

Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims—least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge after he received threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah.
When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally… and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself…

Fire and Flint is Book 1 in a new spin-off series by Andrew Grey. If you're a fan of the Carlisle Cops series, you'll definitely want to read the Carlisle Deputies series. This series is set in the same town, only with Sheriff deputies and in this first book, we got some interaction with a few characters in the other series. As an Andrew Grey fan, I am always excited to read anything he writes!

Fire and Flint had a little bit of mystery involved in the story. Sheriff's Deputy Pierre has been assigned a case of protecting a local judge who is getting threatening letters. The judge has a reputation in their town and it's not surprising that people he's convicted may try to retaliate, only as Pierre begins shadowing the judge does he get the impression that there's more going on than at first expected. Pierre also meets Jordan, the judge's assistant. The two men grow close, begin dating and work together to help each other.

These are easy to like characters, with an adorable four-year-old thrown into the mix. I love books with children in their stories, but sometimes children overtake the story and become the complete focus. That does not happen with an Andrew Grey book. He does a wonderful job of making children an important, but not a dominant part of the story, even when they are. A lot of Jordan's storyline involves his son, but I never thought this is just too much of Jeremiah and not enough of Jordan.

This series does a great job of introducing new characters in Carlisle, while letting us have some interaction with previous Carlisle couples. I don't think it's necessary to read the Carlisle Cops series to enjoy this one, but it's a great series so I don't know why you wouldn't also want to read that one too! I thought this book did a great job of portraying issues of living in a small town when someone in power takes advantage of that position. And, like with every Andrew Grey book, the relationship, love and family developed in the story was exactly what was needed for my crusty heart to sigh.

The narrator of the audiobook is Greg Tremblay, who is always fantastic! He does a great job bringing the story to life and giving each of the characters individual voices. He has an easy to listen to voice, has a great pace and no weird pauses.

I’ve both read and listened to this book and I loved both versions of it! I’d highly recommend whatever version you’d prefer, because regardless it’s going to be a terrific story with a wonderful family full of love.

Overall: 4.5 stars
Performance: 5 stars
Story: 4.5 stars

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