• Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper

  • Dick and the Sidekick, Book 1
  • Di: Isobel Starling
  • Letto da: Gary Furlong
  • Durata: 3 ore e 56 min
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  • Data di pubblicazione: 20 11 2017
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: Isobel Starling
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Sintesi dell'editore

Every good Dick needs a sidekick....

Actor Tom Lewis’ world came crashing down when a honey trap and tabloid exposé outed him and put pay to his flourishing career. The housewives' favorite was most well-known for his role as Detective Fox in the quaint British series, Malmesbury Murders. But after the media speculation about his sexuality, the show is in hiatus, and Tom hasn’t worked six months.

Now things are getting serious; money is running out, and Tom needs a job desperately. So when his agent offers him a seasonal acting job, he reluctantly agrees... and takes on the role of Santa for a top London department store. This decision changes Tom’s luck.

When Tom overhears two unidentified store workers discussing a job to get a little Christmas bonus, he realizes the job is of the illegal sort. Now, Tom could call the police, but then again, wouldn’t it be great for his flagging career if Detective Fox saved the day?

So Fox is on the case, and as every good Dick needs a sidekick, Tom decides a sexy young elf named Eli Mason will fit the role, in more ways than one.

Note: This is an M/M romantic comedy with gay sexual content.

©2016 Isobel Starling (P)2017 Isobel Starling

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  • Belen
  • 10 12 2017

Terrific narration

Honestly, how have I not listened to something narrated by Gary Furlong before? This audio was fantastic!

The story is well described by the blurb. Told in multiple POV, the plot requires some suspension of disbelief, but this is a fun, quirky Christmas mystery. While it may not be super plausible, it’s lighthearted and amusing, and well-polished by Furlong's narration.

There's an obvious love of the location (I just visited London for the first time and this brought me back in my memories), some kink if you're into it, a lot of humor and shenanigans - and Furlong pitches his performance to easily cover all the nuances of the story.

It's the first in a new series and ends with a strong HFN and the possibility for the main characters Tom and Eli to develop their relationship more fully as the series progresses.

Gary Furlong provides exceptional narration with a great use of character voices and accents, and terrific timing and pacing. He performs this story like an old radio show, and it's just purely entertaining to listen to.

I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more audios from Gary Furlong in the future.

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  • alias11
  • 04 12 2017

Nice...and Naughty

I really enjoyed this Christmas tale by Isobel Starling! The audiobook was sexy and funny, with just the right amount of kink. Isobel's kink is very adult and romantic. It never comes across as dirty or nasty to me. The romance story between an outed, somewhat down on his luck star, and an acrobatic young man playing an elf in a mall Santa show is accompanied by an intriguing and intricate story of thieves using innocent mystery shoppers to help them pull off a big heist. The story is entertaining and well- developed, and just plain funny. I had to laugh at the garbage truck chase scene. (Listen to the story if you want to know what I'm talking about!) It's a Christmas story, so of course good triumphs over bad, and romance wins in the end.

The narration is superb. I have listened to several books narrated by Gary Furlong, and he always provides a good pace with distinguishable voices for the different characters, with scene-appropriate tone.

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author. This is my honest, voluntary review.

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  • Neta_BER
  • 25 11 2017

Get your Elf hat and holiday cheer on!

This book was not what I was expecting, and I think that is its biggest virtue. I was thinking this book will be much more about the kink, and as much as I would have liked it the, the way the plot was constructed worked much better. The kink is a part of Tom’s life, the catalyst (in a way) to having him work at the department store as Santa but its not explained in detail and there is no introduction of the kink into his and Eli’s relationship. This story is much more interesting and fun when it’s a detective story/mystery/ Who-Done-It and fits the seasonal theme better. Had the subject of kink been more prominent in the story I fear it would have subtracted from it and not been given its due respect. It was also refreshing, to read a book with kink elements that are beyond very light without it being the main issue. The characters were funny, and the plot built in an interesting fashion that added to the thrill of the mystery.

As usual, Gary Furlong’s narration is fantastic, rich and versatile. Every character has a unique voice, accent and pitch, Gary is a master at British accents and delivers a compelling, funny and captivating performance.
All in all a fun, sexy, holiday themed book for the kinky detectives at heart.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 22 11 2017

a nice book, a great kink and a lovely narrator.

I have to start this review, by beginning and saying that ...I read books of this special author before,and I listened to this book while knowing that most of her books revolves around some kink and ...I know that the special thing in this specific author that she can write about this subject with a lot of respect.
this book was great as well I think that the special thing about Isobel is that she can write something dirty and make it something mature and pretty maybe and just maybe the only thing that bothered me was the amount of characters in this book but the book itself was great the narrator was fantastic as well I loved his voice and I will definitely would love to listen to his performance again

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  • 28 11 2017

Fun Christmas Novella

This is a fun Christmas novella about Tom who's an actor who has taken a gig as Santa at a
department store after having his career put on hold due to a scandal.

Tom meets his Eli who is his elf helper at the store.

This is a funny and clever update on a british mystery, even though this was a funny caper (hence the title) it had some hot sex in it as well. Tom and Eli make a great couple, I can't wait to see what happens next with them and hopefully solving a few more mysteries along the way.

As usual Gary Furlong did a great job narrating.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 06 12 2017

Great Christmas story

The characters of Det Fox (Tom Lewis) and Eli Elf (Eli Mason) are lovable. they work together and the mystery just adds to the suspense. Great steaming chemistry between the couple. Can't wait to see what the future holds for this couple. Gary did a great job narrating. Given a copy for an honest review.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 28 11 2017

Loved it great listening

Tom is life has taken a nose dive, when it gets worse he needs the job of Santa money is getting low. Eli Mason,becomes Toms sidekick
I loved this story. This author puts great details into her characters. With their kinks and all.
Also details in the story is fantastic. It’s a great Christmas listening. With some great one liners
As always Gary Furlong’s has done a perfect voices with the different characters.he just has that voice that smooths you into the story.
Wonderful listening.

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  • Annie
  • 22 11 2017

Great Characters, Perfect Narration

I was looking for something light and seasonal to listen to and found Detective Fox.
This was my first Isobel Starling book and will not be my last.
I found the writing LOL funny and the story plot to be clever.
There were A LOT of colourful characters in this book, and the narrator gave each of them their voice and individuality, which gave this a Christmas movie feel. I have to give an extra nod to Gary Furlong for a wonderful performance.

If you are looking for a British farce heist with a kinky M/M twist, then l highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Mary
  • 21 11 2017

Christmas Comedy Gold!

Listening to "Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper" was like listening to a Christmas movie.

Gary Furlong really raised the bar with this narration, voicing a whole cast of characters from the moody Northern Actor Tom Lewis, to Eastend baddies. He did it with ease and perfect comic timing. It was just so entertaining and I had face ache by the time I was finished.

The story itself, is very English. It's about an ingenious department store robbery, that Tom- who plays santa and Eli, who plays his elf assistant aim to foil the robbery. The plot is believable and with a colourful cast of side characters, we are swept along not only with the glitter of Christmas, but by the M/M romance between Tom and Eli, and their surprisingly kinky sex life.

The end had me in stitches. This story and the narration are a perfect antidote to the stress of the season.