When Heaven Strikes — Audiobook
Artist Ted Armstrong lives a solitary and eccentric life. The survivor of child abuse disguised as religion, Ted has cut himself off from the world.
Then Ted meets Anderson Taylor, and it’s like being struck by lightning.
Anderson is a cardiac surgeon whose passion for his work has consumed him. He fears he’ll never find a partner – until he sets eyes on Ted. It’s happening fast, but both men know what they feel is right.
Confronted with an angry preacher, a scandal, and an act of God that threatens to destroy everything, their relationship will face its first true test.
It was splendidly performed by Vance Bastian, who crafted voice enough for each character that when there were a few “he/him” moments of confusion, the voice made it clearer than it would have been in print. More, Vance just has a velvety “smoothness” to him I really enjoyed and played well into the gentle counterpoints of the book, and his projection of emotionality in the characters never felt forced or over-the-top. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for more of his performances.
– Nathan Burgoine