An Ali Audiobook Review: Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1) by Victoria Sue and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.
 
This story was not bad but it was not as good as I was hoping it would be.  There was a lot going on here.  Too much in my opinion.  I know it can be challenging when doing the world building of new series but I would have liked this to have less things to focus on.  There was the unit and the partners, the villains, both side’s abilities, the human partners, a love story, the plot with the other group.  I found myself losing track of who was who and what role they played more than once.  
I liked Finn’s character but I had a hard time warming up to Talon.  He was a jerk through a lot of the book.  This may not have bothered me if there had been more development between the two men but it was very close to insta-love and I struggled to understand what Finn saw in Talon.
This audiobook was narrated by Nick J. Russo and I thought he did a good job.  He is a narrator I listen to a lot and I feel that he consistently does a good job with his narrations.
Overall this was an average read.  I was interested in the world enough that I will probably read the next in the series.
Cover Artist: AngstyG:  I really like the cover on this one.  I think it is visually appealing and the colors are very eye catching.
 
Audiobook Details:
Audible Audio
Published September 25th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press (first published December 2nd 2016)
ASINB075TJJ34V
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesEnhanced #1

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