Review: No Shift, Sherlock

  • Title:
    • No Shift, Sherlock
  • Author:
    • Theophilus Monroe
  • Release:
    • January 25, 2022
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Kasey Logan
    • George Tait
  • Series:
    • The Legend of Nyx, Book 3
    • Gates of Eden Series 5

The recap at the start of the book seemed a little unneeded to me. Granted, I’ve reviewed the other stories recently. I don’t recall there being one for book 2. Maybe there was an I forgot.

I have mixed feelings about the formatting of this series. On the one hand, I wish there was an overarching story to connect all of the books. Though on the other, I’m glad I don’t have to wait to see how things end. It really takes a lot of the fire and urgency out of the story because I know it will all be wrapped up by the end.

The mystery was well done. I wasn’t trying to solve it, I never do. Looking back, I recognize some of the subtle hints and clues that I didn’t give a second thought at the time.

I really like how Nicky and her boyfriend’s relationship slightly evolves with each story. They’re finally been able to be intimate and even had a (pretty much) adopted daughter. It makes me slime to see them grow as a couple and family and the scenes with them as a group often made me laugh.

The audiobook featured numerous instances of repeated audio. The dual narrators is a rare but nice touch, for the most part. The female narrator says “onvelope”, which isn’t a word. On top of that, her audio sounds extremely different between recordings which are awkward and jarring. With the male narrator, all of his voices sound the same. There was one instance where two characters said the same line and I thought it was an instance of repeated audio at first. He really lacked the professional touch of acting out the lines and giving different voices.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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