Reviewed by Alexander
SERIES: Brimstone book 2
AUTHOR: Angel Martinez
PUBLISHER: Mischief Corner Books
LENGTH: 3 hours, 20 minutes
NARRATOR: Vance Bastian
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.
The focus of Fear of Frogs was two fold, to show the continued evolution of Shax and Ness’ relationship, which has some seriously funny moments throughout the book, and we get to watch cranky Varin meet a man and that is the more serious side to the story.
We are taken from the future, where angels and demons are just a fact of intergalactic life, to the old West, where cowboys rule, and homosexuality is not acceptable behavior. Of course it is in this time and place that Varin would happen to meet the gorgeous green-eyed Cornelius “Corny”, who are drawn to each other, even though so much separates them, but considering Shax and Ness could make it work, why couldn’t it work for Varin and Corny too?
Again, I was impressed with Bastian’s performance, especially with how he portrayed Varin and Most of the secondary characters. Shax’s voice was probably the weakest and least consistent, but it was also the most “average” of the bunch. I did notice a few mispronounced words, but aside from those, the performance was truly enjoyable and easy on the ears.
This was a short, fun continuation to Hell for the Company, where we get to see where one couple is going, while the second storyline was skillfully woven in as well.