It should come as no surprise to anyone that I truly enjoy the Countermeasure Series, and these short Bytes of Life extras are no exception. Uncharted spends 48 hours in the life of Trevor’s parents, Conor and Maeve. Written as a prequel to the Countermeasure series, but actually released after both of the full length stories, this Byte holds a special poignancy for those who are familiar with the series and the characters.
While setting the stage for the underlying personal mystery that threads through Trevor’s life, Tim Gerard Reynolds brings the characters to life with his mellifluous delivery and that special “something” that provides added emotional impact to the character’s voices. With small inflection and tonal changes, beautiful enunciation and that ‘touch of Eire in his voice, this short comes alive, and will bring reader’s familiar with the series to tears.
This is a lovely addition to the series, as an introduction the sense of characterization and emotional honesty that these authors bring: and wrap it all up neatly in a mystery. What more could you possibly want? A few more hours to listen to the rest of the series, or a weekend off to read the entire thing!
Stars : 5 Overall 5 Narration 5 Story
Author: Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Published on: 5 November, 2012
Source: Audio Producer
Audio Length: 35 minutes
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WARNING: Contains scenes of mature subject matter, graphic situations and language. Reader discretion is advised.
In the prequel to COUNTERMEASURE, love is the utmost cardinal emotion and shines brightly as Conor and Maeve Brennan struggle with a life changing decision. In this glimpse into the hearts of the Brennans, you will see the strength of a love unlike any other--a love that transcends right and wrong. A love that remains unchallenged to this day.
Countermeasure: Bytes of Life is a tie-in series to the Countermeasure Series full length novels by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. This new series of shorts gives the readers glimpses into the day-to-day life of the Countermeasure characters.
Although the main novels in the Countermeasure Series are action-packed plot-driven stories, the short stories in the Bytes of Life Series are character-driven and a way to develop the characters as the main series moves forward. Please be advised that ALL short stories in this series contain EROTIC content. They are NOT recommended for younger audience. Some of the events that take place in the short stories might be referenced in the novels and vice-versa.
A copy of this title was provided via Audio Producer for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.