Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
While Shax recovers from a near fatality, his shipmates have been busy. He’s rather proud of them taking the initiative and finding them a lucrative cargo run. His pride turns to outright horror, though, when he finds out what sort of cargo. Unfortunately, he’ll soon discover that a healthy fear of frogs doesn’t prevent frog-driven disasters. Time travel has never been so messy.
I read Fear of Frogs (Brimstone #2) by Angel Martinez as part of a Brimstone collection (Brimstone: Demon Owned & Operated (Brimstone #1-3) and loved it then. But I’m always curious to see what new elements a good narrator can highlight or expose that I never noticed before in a story that I’ve previously read so I was delighted to listen to Vance Bastian narrating Fear of Frogs!
What a joy all over again! Spawning frogs, the wild west, demons in love, , but most of all our demon prince Shax, his demon best friend Verin, his fallen angel lover Ness, that crazy drag queen I.A.. Ivanna and more on the spaceship Brimstone. Vance Bastian does a beautiful job of capturing the many personalities of the crew of the Brimstone. Bastian slides from our main couple to the outrageous drag queen I.A. to the gruff Verin to the cowboys and back to our fallen angel with ease.
I thought I could type and listen since I already was familiar with the story but before I knew what was happening my typing got slower and slower as once more I got caught up in the recovery of Shax and the anxiety of Ness, his lover, their predicament after the event of “the frogs”, and boom! I was listening and not typing at all. As the events I already knew about unfolded, it all seemed so fresh. And yes, I loved it more.
I never did get back to my typing.
I just sat back and listened as Angel Martinez’ wonderful story played out through the wonderful voice of Vance Bastian and the crew of the Brimstone got into some pulse quickening adventures and then triumphed once more. I hated for it all to come to an end.
So here is another audiobook recommendation for you. It made a book I loved even better. Are you a fan of science fiction, Angel Martinez, humor in space or all three? Throw in a narrator guaranteed to bring it all to life and you have Fear of Frogs (Brimstone #2) by Angel Martinez and Narrated by: Vance Bastian. I can’t wait to the others to come out on audiobook as well.
Cover art by Freddy McKay is fanciful and perfect.
Audible Audio, First
Published 2016 by Mischief Corner Books, LLC (first published February 20th 2014)
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