It's been absolutely ages since I've read these stories but in the true test of time they are every bit as enjoyable now as I remember them being and just as enjoyable to hear on audio as reading the stories were the first time around.
Josh Lanyon was one of the first authors that I discovered when I initially stuck my nose into the world of m/m stories and I've loved everything that I've ever read by this author. From the first Adrien English until this collection of stories this author has not failed to give me hours of enjoyable reading. As with most I've enjoyed some books more than others but for the most part this author has always given me stories that were 4 and 5 star reads.
With 6 different standalone stories to enjoy, even though I've read them all I loved the variety that this collection offered and while I'm not going to take the time to review each story separately I will say that 'Lovers and Other Strangers' along with 'Cards On The Table' are my absolute favorites. Also while 'The Dark Horse' works as a standalone there is a follow-up story that readers can enjoy called 'The White Knight'.
So just to give a bit of a frame of reference as to how I rated these books I'm going to list each story with the narrators name and my individual rating for the story...
The Dark Horse......................4 stars.........Jason Clarke, narrator
A Vintage Affair.......................5 stars.........Chris Gebauer, narrator
Blood Red Butterfly.................5 stars.........Lance Greefield, narrator
Don't Look Back......................4 stars.........Lance Greenfield, narrator
Lovers and Other Strangers....5 stars........Jason Clarke, narrator
Cards On the Table.................5 stars........Jason Clarke, narrator
On a side note some of these stories have been recorded before by other narrators...
Dark Horse, White Knight, narrated by Derrick McClain
A Vintage Affair, narrated by Paul S. Fleschner
Blood Red Butterfly - only on this audio collection
Don't Look Back, narrated by Graham Halstead
Lovers and Other Strangers - only on this audio collection
Cards on the Table - narrated by Sean Crisden
While I have to admit I am a big fan of Sean Crisden, I'm also more than happy to say that Jason Clarke's narration for 'Cards on the Table' was well done and overall I'm looking forward to enjoying all of these stories again...in the near future. I would have gone back to the beginning as soon as I got done the first time but some times like it or not we all need to do a bit of adulting in the real world...ok, that's code talk for a have a home to decorate for the holidays.
So all in all this one was a really enjoyable collection of Josh Lanyon stories that even from a purely practical viewpoint for what amounts to the price of maybe 3 of the stories you can get 6 and 2 of them are only available in this collection...it's a BOGO Sale (Buy one, get one) ok, I've done a bit of pimping here but it's only because I enjoyed these stories so much, that I want to encourage everyone to enjoy them as well.