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By Sea is a relatively short (under 8 hours) paranormal/supernatural romance with a bit of action, intrigue and drama. Brody is a marine who unknowingly underwent an experimental enhancement that gave him a supernatural ability. He wakes to find that he has been discharged, isolated and abandoned by the government who "created" the new him, except for the threatening check-ins to make sure he is keeping his trap shut and living quietly. On the brink of homelessness, he is made an offer to use his newly-acquired connection to the sea to captain a ship for a high-end and exclusive security service run by a secretive man with the resources to hide him from the feds. Enter hot CIA agent, Reyna... I like that both Brody and Rayna are strong-willed, smart people with good survival skills but who also struggle with normal, everyday problems, as well as those that are not so normal. I feel like this could have been 5 stars if it were fleshed out just a bit more and we got a little more info/detail, but I liked the overall storyline. I'm rooting for the remaining soldiers to find their HEA's and am anxious to hear what happens next. I thought this might end in a mini cliffhanger, but thankfully, the author was kind and gave us good resolution. (THANK YOU!!) This was my first Carly Fall book, but it will not be my last.
Gordon Palagi does a great job with voices and overall feel for the material. His performance is the very best kind, in that it just sucked me in to the point where I was inside the story, experiencing it, and totally forgot about being in the garden, listening to headphones and needing to make mental notes of what to put in the review. No weird cadence, mispronunciations or those dreaded swallowing sounds we all have had the misfortune to hear. He did nothing that distracted me from the story, and since I am a super picky chick, that is pretty rare. I'll definitely be looking for more audiobooks that he narrates.
I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an unbiased review. The number of stars I award in the 5-star rating system is based on where I believe this audiobook rates with other audiobooks of the same type, length and general feel-- not where it rates in comparison to all audiobooks of all time.
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The cover really caught my attention. It was a laid back read and the story kept me interested.
Brody was a marine and after an "accident" he was discharged and given a new life with the government breathing down his neck. No freedom to go back to his old life or look for his old fellow soldiers.
Rayna is a CIA agent that is sent to check on Brody. Although, she knows nothing about him. He is extremely rude to her and she cuts her visit short.
After her visit, she finds out he mysteriously disappear. Rayna has no clue where he is but fate brings them back together when they least expect it.
The narrator did a great job and the story was engaging but there were some important unanswered questions in this book. I'm not sure why the government would experiment on him then put him aside and treat him so bad.
This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.
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