Where There’s Smoke Audiobook by Cari Z.

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Review of: Where There's Smoke Audiobook
Cira Z.

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On May 6, 2017
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Where There’s Smoke Audiobook

By: Cari Z.

Narrated by: Nick J. Russo

Published by Riptide Publishing 2/2/2017

Where There's Smoke Audiobook

4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

3 hrs and 6 mins

Panapolis Series #2

genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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Where There’s Smoke Audiobook

4 Hearts

I had a good time with the first book in this series that introduced the unheard of thing of an ordinary joe falling for a villain and not a hero in a world where superheroes and supervillains are as common as grass. It wasn’t a big leap that I was going to keep going with the series.

This really should be read/listened to in order as the series follows the same characters and is a continuation story. Edward still has the only point of view narrated and this one picks up six months after the previous book.

Again, I found the story riveting. Book two jumps right in without the need of the setup and I was easily right back into things with Edward and Raul. The story got gritty and dark, but there is a touch of wry humor underlying it all. Edward’s outlook and his thoughts are engaging so I loved having him as the narrator. He may have this new power and he is resentful of all that happened to him, but he isn’t bitter and doesn’t get whiny. The relationship with Raul is there and it is cozy for them both, but it is still new and growing as they adjust to a domestic partnership as well as working partnership.

Edward’s villainy is a veneer at best and he ends up in situations that are not his doing when he must play the part of the hero. I love the topsy-turvy way things come about through his misadventures. I like the mystery of the series arc as each book reveals a bit more of what is behind all the larger than life Supers, the experiments, and the shadowy figures controlling it all. I look forward to continuing with this unique series.

If you like comic superheroes and villains, then this series might be right up your alley.

Where There’s Smoke Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

I experienced this book in the audio version. Nick J Russo captured Edward’s wry ‘if I didn’t have bad luck; I wouldn’t have any at all’ humor, but he did great with the omniscient narrator blogger that began each chapter and the larger cast of characters. He captured the comic character superhero/villain story perfectly.

Author Cari Z.Cari Z. is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She has a wonderful relationship with her husband, a complex relationship with the characters in her head and a sadomasochistic relationship with her exercise routine. She feels like Halloween should happen every month, which is why you get this picture of her, and hopes that you enjoy reading what she’s put out there as much as she enjoyed writing it in the first place.

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Nick J. RussoNick J. Russo Voice Actor, Audiobook Narrator, Drummer, Gamer, generally a fan of all things geek related.(Twitter Bio)

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My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.


  1. I don’t think this would be for me, I struggle with this genre but I’m so glad you loved it!

  2. Hey you good to see you reviewing some audibles, glad you liked it!

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