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This was a quick, enjoyable listen. A middle age man, fairly average from what I can tell, decides to do an investigation in to some phenomenon that had been happening in the NY region. He and Lucy fall for each other quickly. I really liked Ditto the horse. One thing I could have done without, though were all of Lucky's 'yeah right' moments. The narrator did a good job. I would be glad to listen to something narrated by them in the future.
I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
A short introduction to the characters, world and author’s writing all come through in this first installment in Edward Fox’s story, Lucky Dawg Meets Lucky Lucy.
Fox delivers on characters: Lucky (so named by his parents) is a detective of sorts- investigating aliens and other UFO type activities despite not really believing in the phenomena. He’s got a very “noir” approach to dialog and use of language, fond of “gal” and sounding very 40’s in all the best non-pc ways. Lucy has retreated to life in a small cabin in the woods with her dog, preferring solitude and her own space to a life filled with people, but close enough to get necessities. With care, Fox brings us enough background on these two characters (despite the abbreviated length) to give us some solid belief in their reasoning and needing to know what would happen with these two.
When things go bump in the night, and Lucy starts to see things that she can’t quite rationalize or explain and things start to twist. A blog post brings her to Lucky’s attention, and he takes a circuitous route to her in New York. Together, Lucky and Lucy are electric. While there was an instant connection between the two, Fox doesn’t use the connection or the steam that illustrates it dance over the edge of crude. Yes, there is sex, steamy moments even, but displayed with a sensuality (and lovely dialogue) that truly keep readers engaged and believing in their connection and relationship. Cleverly done in about 130 pages, Fox has managed to make their story feel much longer and deeper, we haven’t noticed the short length until it is over – and we want more: more of this crazy mismatched couple, more about the aliens, more from The Alien, and even to see what scuffle and mystery Lucky will drag us into next.
Narration for this story is provided by Scott Pollack, my first introduction to his narration. A bold choice, and if I had to describe him, his voice is similar to Scott Simon of NPR fame. Use of his voice as “Lucky” feels solid and appropriate, with adjustments in tone and delivery to fit the moment. When voicing Lucy, he doesn’t change his tone much, but does use nuanced delivery and presentation to bring her to light. It was a delight to listen to, and he managed to present the story, not overreaching for emotions, action or adding to context that readers would interpret for themselves.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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What did you like most about Lucky Dawg Meets Lucky Lucy?
This is an upbeat, feel-good listen. I liked the quirkiness of the paranormal aspects of the story. The relationship between the Lucky and Lucy is sweet and sexy. The whole thing just made me smile.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I like Lucky. He's funny.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I liked all of it. But the last scene in the car made me laugh out loud.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The adventure begins...
Any additional comments?
I like this book very much. I initially read it on kindle and noticed that it's the first in a series. As I do a lot of driving, I thought I'd listen to this to see if I like the narrator (I do - I think he did a wonderful job!) and then get the rest on audio as they come out. So I'm now looking forward to the next in the series.
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