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What did you love best about Murphy?
Murphy is more than just a followup to Sarge. By changing the conditions, the locale, the circumstances and the position of each man within the military unit, both men must deal with some new insecurities as they struggle to come to terms with something foreign to them... feelings.The mission is new, but as they say... the more things change, the more they stay the same. This is no fluffy love story. These are tough men in tough times, doing the impossible and not always coming out on top.This novella is a perfect SciFi erotic adventure that I will enjoy over and over.
What other book might you compare Murphy to and why?
Obviously Sarge, which is Book 1 in the series. That said, this is a unique piece of storytelling: sensual, violent, gritty and raw. The descriptions are evocative, yet terse, the characters larger than life, yet vulnerable.
What does Nick J. Russo for Dark Night Sound bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
It's the voice characterizations that really elevate this story to the next level. The affect and emotional connection between Murphy and Sarge is conveyed with tender toughness. The pacing of the narration is excellent, keeping the reader glued to the story. Nick J. Russo really impresses and I intend to look for more by this narrator.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
When war is just commerce by any other name, collateral damage can take unexpected turns...
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Where does Murphy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's near the top.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I really like how the narrator brings Sarge to life, but the author won me over with Murphy. I love Murphy.
Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I don't believe that I have, but he's definitely on my get more list now.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, definitely, I didn't want to stop once I had started listening.
Any additional comments?
This is a multi-layer tale. It's skeleton is military life. Military lingo and structure are very present. The outer is the sci-fi aspect. An alien war is taking place. Also genetic manipulation is possible. Many have bionic body parts. It's futuristic so the weapons, planets, aircraft, medicine—most everything is beyond the reader's normal. The inner is about a D/s relationship between to male soldiers growing into love. Yes, for the romance lovers, it even has heart, a hard soldiers' version of it.
Sarge is a grizzly, hot head, aged officer with more fighting experience than anyone. Murphy is his beastly huge, soft-spoken, intelligent partner in every way. (I love Murphy!) Together they make quite a formidable team. In this installment, they are sent on a mission where they soon discover that everything is not what it appears.
This author really has a way of making you fall in love (he kinda sneaks it on you) with his book characters while weaving an interesting fantasy world. The narration is perfect. It's exactly how I pictured their voices in my mind when I read the books the first time. Listening to the story made me feel everything deeper.
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