A Shifter U Tale
A smitten coyote isn't the only one stalking Buffalo Bill.
A buffalo walks into a cafe. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but for coyote shifter Donnie Granger, it's the beginning of an obsession. Donnie is a little hyperactive and a lot distractible, except when it comes to William. He finally works up the nerve to approach William but is interrupted by a couple of violent humans.
While William - don't call me Bill - is currently a professor, he once worked undercover against an international weapons-trafficking ring. Before he can settle into obscurity, he must find out who leaked his location and eliminate the thugs. He tries keeping his distance to protect Donnie, but the wily coyote won't stay away.
It'll take both Donnie's skills as a stalker - er, hunter - and William's super-spy expertise to neutralize the threat so they can discover if an excitable coyote and a placid-until-pissed buffalo have a future together.
I really enjoyed Finn Sterling's performance. Sterling uses distinctive character voices for every character, he has good pacing and timing, and he adds just enough emotion to his performance to make the whole thing a pleasure to listen to.
The story has an interesting premise, but the refusal of William to properly communicate with Donnie leading Donnie to do some pretty foolish (TSTL) things was a bit maddening. I was also hoping for more relationship development than what happens. Since the story is only told from Donnie's POV, we miss getting into William's head, which would have been great since he's the epitome of the "strong and silent" type.
Ultimately though the narration was fun to listen to, with plenty of humor mixed in, and the world building interesting enough to come back once the next book in the series gets released.
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This was a really fun book with a fair amount of action and lots of humor and some nice chemistry as well! Donnie is a great character as is Buffalo Bill. I hope to see this as a series in the future.
This is a story that makes you laugh, has a bit of a mystery and a touch of angst. Very enjoyable.
4.5 of 5 stars
Finn Sterlin did a really nice job with this. He gives Bill a GREAT voice and Donnie’s voice was distinct and full of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and audio and highly recommend it!
5 of 5 stars
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Donnie has been smitten with William since the first day he walked into the coffee shop Donnie works at. What he doesn't know is that the feeling just might be mutual. The two of them are thrust into each other's worlds by bad circumstance and Donnie tries to make lemonaid out of lemons, but William doesn't make it easy. He's domineering by nature and has a protective nature that comes across more like a warden. One can only hope they figure out the schematics of their volatile relationship before William's past settles the deal for them.
Loved the story, a different twist on the classic shifter tale that is so worn out as of late. I really do hope that there are more books in the 'Shifter U' universe. The story is intriguing and the narration definitely did the book and the characters justice. I loved the deep, sexy, baritone Finn Sterling used for William while giving Donnie an occasionally manic tone that totally fit his disposition.
If you're a fan of Shifter stories you have to check this one out, it's really good.
Story great, main character narration a bit nasally but others were well done! Good buy.