Reviewed by Louisa
AUTHOR: Max Vos
NARRATOR: Greg Boudreaux
PUBLISHER: Max Vos, Inc
LENGTH: 8 Hours and 5 minutes
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2017
Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of The V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires. And it would have stayed that way. But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world. Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through. At least, that was the plan….
Contains M/M, M/M/M and M/M/M/M
I am not certain where to start with this review. There are so many things to love about The V Unit by Max Vos.
So lets start with the narration by Greg Boudreaux (Tremblay). Greg has an absolute gift for accents and nails it with the huge variety of characters in this story. Sarge and Bronson have clear and distinctive voices, which are masculine and sexy. The secondary characters, who are so important to the plot have so much depth put into the narration. A early American gentleman, a Scottish Lord, an ancient Greek, and an ancient Egyptian Queen make up the council of vampires and each accent is amazing. When not doing dialog, the narration is Greg’s usual very high standard of well spoken, well paced and engaging. For me, the narration was 6 stars.
When the audio was released, The V Unit gained a new cover. And it is beautiful. I love the darkness with the red highlights. There are two sexy men and the hint of a government building in the background. All in all, I think the cover says a lot about the book, and I always like that.
And the most important part, the story. Max Vos brings us a hot, steamy and sexy story. But the plot makes the sex work. The elite Marines have been turned into vampires for military missions, so now they answer to the Military and the Council of Vampires. The two factors work together with the added complexity of a nosy reported who wants answers to questions on the strange happenings being reported in the Middle East.
Hatshepsut is a favourite of mine. She is a strong female character who adds a great deal to the plot. My other favourite character is Woody. I appreciate his history and how well it is portrayed. Sarge and Bronson are excellent MC’s. Some scenes (I won’t give any spoilers) have incredible historical accuracy. I looked up a particular scene years ago when I read the book and was very impressed.
To sum up, I think this audio book is an incredible listening experience. The new cover adds to the package. For me, it is a highlight of my Audible playlist which I will listen to over and over.