I first read this anthology of Christmas stories back in 2011 when it was released as an e-book. While I'm not a big fan of anthologies this one is a collection of Christmas stories by some of my favorite M/M authors so resistance was futile and when I came across the audio book on audible.com again resistance was futile and this was the perfect accompaniment to wrapping Christmas presents and I loved the audio book every bit as much as I enjoyed reading the e-book.
It's been 7 years since I first read these stories and I really enjoyed the stories contained within it. While I enjoyed some stories more than others for me listening to the audiobook was overall a 5 star experience and I really enjoyed this visit with the ghost of Christmas Reads past...so much so that I'm thinking this might be the beginnings of a tradition... listening to Christmas stories on audiobook as I wrap Christmas presents...It's a fun way to spend a winter's afternoon.
Wow, this one was awesome. Everything's come full circle. Elliot's consulting on the case that started it all as things come to a close. Tucker and Elliot are together and both men are determined to make this a forever thing. Things however start to get dicey again when it comes to light that maybe 'The Sculptor' wasn't acting alone and he had an accomplice...suddenly no one's safe again and when Tucker disappears.
Elliot knows it's The Sculptor at work and he's sure that time isn't on his side but he's not ready to give up on finding Tucker. I found myself totally absorbed by this one following Elliot as he searches for his missing partner. While the body count rises and the clues begin to add up Elliot does his own soul searching and realizes that having the future he wants can only happen if he finds the man he loves.
From start to finish I've loved this series. The mystery, the romance, the characters have all come together to create a series that gave me one hella' good reading/listening experience that I know I'll be revisiting in the future. I don't know if Ms. Lanyon has more in store for Tucker and Elliot but if she does I am so there and on board for the adventure.
J. F. Harding was once again the narrator for the third installment of this series and I thoroughly enjoyed his contribution to making bringing this story to life with what once again proved to be an enjoyable narration. Having listened to him narrate 'Fair Play' made this book feel very much like I was spending a few hours with people I knew. Elliot and Tucker's voices were recognizable and felt familiar. It's truly a pleasure to listen to a series with the same characters when you are given the same narrator and while it's not one of the boxes on my 'things I look for in an audio book' I think I may have to add it because consistency...it's a thing or at least for me it is.