Monday, September 26, 2016

Audiobook REVIEW - LUCIAN (Filthy Marcellos, #1) by Bethany-Kris/Narrated by John Thrust Listening #MafiaRomance #OrganizedCrime #Suspense #Audiobook

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Filthy Marcellos, #1 
by Bethany-Kris 
Narrated by: John Thrust Listening
Length: 13 hours and 26 minutes 
Version: Unabridged Publication Date: August 17th 2016 
Genres: Adult, Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime

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Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America’s most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It’s the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it’s time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he’d risk it all for. 

She is exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for. 

Jordyn Reese spends her time trying to stay under the radar of a man who wouldn’t think twice about killing her. Unwillingly affiliated with a dangerous MC gang, her life is dominated by the men surrounding her and her future rests solely in how useful she can be for them. The last thing she needs is some Mafioso gaining her more unwanted attention from the club. 

He is everything she should stay away from but can’t. 

Notoriously violent when it comes to getting what he wants, Lucian will stop at nothing to make the target on Jordyn’s back disappear. But sometimes the worst threats are the ones you can’t see until it’s too late. The truth behind Lucian’s history is about to take center stage in more ways than one, and it’ll either save him … or kill him. 

This world leaves everyone a little filthy. 

Filthy Marcellos, Book One 

*** Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it’s a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.

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Have you ever had the opportunity to be read to?  Maybe as a child?  Well I can do you one better.  Being read to via audiobooks!  They are digital and may be purchased from places like Amazon Audible  | Audible | iTunes , often for extremely reasonable prices and sometimes even just a few dollars!  I am talking about books from your favorite authors too.  They come two ways – abridged (shortened) or unabridged (the complete book and my favorite).  The stories are presented by talented, professional narrators, usually one per book but occasionally two.  They read with great inflection and clarity, allowing you to focus on the story.  Some people like to listen to them in their cars, on their commute, just for fun or like I do, when I cannot sleep.  It is a great way to ‘read’.

I just finished
LUCIAN (Filthy Marcellos, #1).  Basically Lucian and his family and everyone in his life are mafia. Jordyn is the heroine who was orphaned as a child and has been raised and protected? by a Biker Club. When they meet it is incendiary. Of course neither ‘family’ is happy with them being together.  This is a hardcore, gritty, sexy-as-hell story and is just the beginning of the series.  I cannot wait to ‘read’ the rest of them!

Not all narrations are created equal. John Thrust, however, does a fantastic job narrating this mega melodrama of a crime family and the MC. He has terrific diction and switches between English and Italian smoothly.  I really thought he did a good job with the Italian, assuming it is not his native tongue. John even pulled off totally bringing Lucian to life and then did the same for Jordyn as well.  I will be on the lookout for other books narrated by him.

I gratefully received the Audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.



Meet Author Bethany-Kris:

Bethany-KrisBethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time. 
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Meet Narrator John Thrust:

I wanted to be an actor as far back as I can remember, but I was never attracted to the lifestyle. In school whenever the teacher asked someone else to read aloud I remember often thinking, “You’re not reading it right, let me do it”. 
In college my communication degree required that I take oral interpretation classes. I took first and second level classes and crushed them. I ended up in radio. A comprise, of sorts, to acting. I did the commercials and loved doing goofy character voices; sexy huh? During that time I did a local theater production and the director said I should go to the big city and get working. Sometime later I auditioned to train for The Second City’s touring group. I got in and was doing well… but… the lifestyle. 
I’ve been dabbling in voice acting for many years and have been recording audio books along the way and so… here I am. I’m OK with the lifestyle. I do hope folks like what they hear and to all those who listen I say, “thank you!”



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