Desire After Dark : McCarthys of Gansett Island

  • by Marie Force
  • Narrated by Joan Delaware
  • Series: McCarthys of Gansett Island
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tobias "Slim" Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He's happiest when he's in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island's newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can't seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South, or anything that doesn't include her.
Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She'll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she's flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother's first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot - except for the fact that he's spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.
Now Slim's come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He's got 12 days before he's due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in 12 days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it's time to start truly living again?
Listen to Slim and Erin's story, and catch up with the rest of the Gansett Island cast in Desire After Dark!

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Narrator made it hard to enjoy the book

Would you consider the audio edition of Desire After Dark to be better than the print version?

In this case, no. I can do better voice nuances in my head than this narrator.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was terrible at making distinctive voice changes for the different characters, especially the males. For Slim, she made him sound like he had a cold and sometimes slurred his speech.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

For the story, yes.


Any additional comments?

I am disappointed that Ms. Force used a different narrator. I hope for the next one she goes back to one's from the past. If she uses this one again, I will buy the hard copy and read it instead.

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- blankenship

Need a different narrator

If you could sum up Desire After Dark in three words, what would they be?

Love the series and characters, hate the narrators chosen.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Desire After Dark?

Erin's struggle with OCD and loss of her twin.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joan Delaware?

There are more mature and versatile narrators like the ones used in the Green Mountain series. I like Kate Rudd, Christina Traister, Eva Kaminsky as well as Susan Ericksen and Joyce Bean.


Any additional comments?

I love Marie Force's books and love series. Just wish the narrator contributed more versatility to the Gansett series.

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- Bookworm "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2016
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc.