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this is the third book is the Fire series and to me it seems to be just one book that was chopped into three short stories. I can only guess that it is because of money. you have to buy three books to get the full story. as for the story, it is just OK. there is not much going on in it. it reads like a TV melodrama. it was not bad but aside from sex every chapter there really is not much else. I would prefer a good book that has a beginning, a conflict and a final or solution to that conflict. this had some conflict but aside from getting a charity event going it was not much of a conflict. read it for fun, it's a fast read.
In this, book 3 of the fire series (and the end of Dirk and Lee’s portion), Lee and Dirk are quite happily together. They leave a rough fire scene, where not everyone makes it, and go on their regularly scheduled vacation, a Caribbean Cruise. Who should end up on the cruise but Daddy Dearest, Dirk’s father.
Most of the book is fun vacation activities and state-room fun, but there are some important father/son scenes and some personal growth on the part of Dirk’s father.
I liked how Dirk’s comfort with being gay and out grew steadily over the series and how Lee doesn’t let Dirk get away with anything. Lee tells it like it is and that is really refreshing.
This was a sweet ending, kind of an epilogue to the epilogue, if you will. But a nice touch, having us see Dirk and his father reconcile.
I liked this series a lot. It was fun, light, engaging. We learned a bit about fires, firehouses, and cruise ships. All in all I recommend the book and the series.
I really liked this book (and the series) and I give it 4 stars.
Peter B. Brooke does another really solid job. His Dirk voice is great and I really appreciated the sultry lilt he gives Lee when the bedroom scenes are narrated.
I enjoyed this series with Peter as narrator and would look for his work in the future.
I really liked this narration and give it 4 stars.
Overall both audio and book: 4 stars
What made the experience of listening to Burnished by Fire the most enjoyable?
The developing relationship between the two main characters
What did you like best about this story?
Relationships were built and repaired (I can't say more, otherwise it will spoil it)
Have you listened to any of Peter B. Brooke’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is the first time listening to this narrator, and he did a great job.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The temperature is rising!
Any additional comments?
This is book 3 in the series, and my rating is for the complete series. Individually they are 3 good stories, but, and it's a big but - each one is short and I personally feel that I was a little short changed as these three could easily have been done as one complete story. I have listened to several of Andrew Greys books and they are usually 5 or 6 hours of listening pleasure, so I'm a little puzzled as to why these three were done as individual stories! If you've never listened or read an Andrew Grey book before, then I suggest you try one of his other titles first!