The book itself was not too bad. Nothing exciting that would set it apart from others in the same genre, but a nice story. The narrator, however, was terrible. I don't know why the decision was made to simply read the story, with no differentiation between characters, but it did not work well. Also, the narrator had a strange inflection that lowered at the end of each sentence, which took a sweet book and made it seem kind of depressing. He did not seem to be familiar with the book, since his tone never seemed to match the material he was reading. Add in the intermittent 70s porn music between the chapters and it made a fingernails on the chalkboard type of grating listening experience. I've read other books by Marie Sexton that I enjoyed, but I would never listen to one of them again on Audible.
Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.
This is a good story and the narrator was brilliant, so many gay stores are ruined by the narrator but this is the best gay story I have listened to so far.
its not all about the sex and co*k, It's an actual story with suspense ,climax and all.
If not for the narration, it would be almost at the top!
The story was interesting in its development and character development.
Not at all, but I think toward the end, he did try. I couldn't tell the difference at all but after I got used to the rhythm of his voice, I could make it out better. Even with this type of narration, this story was great, so imagine how it would have with a bit more effort???
Small town progress
I really enjoyed this book. A good story is a good story is a good story. I plan to get the rest of this series, but as has been mentioned before, due to the rather dry narration, I think I'll have to psych myself up to listen to it. I figure there are two types of books that are not perfect that I can listen to. OK story with great narration or Great story with OK narration. This book is that of the ladder. I don't know if the voice actor is new and just needs to get into the groove or what, but I won't let that deter me from a great story. It's worth the listen.
The slow build and emphasis on friendship first helped overall to round out the two main characters. The protagonists' tendancy to always assume things rather than communicate was a little annoying (especially since they did not seem to learn that lack of communication was their repeated downfall), but then again it often is the
Riveting, inspiring and sensual
the way it was written and narrated. It all fell into place.
No, I am sorry to say I have never listened to this gentleman before
The way the 2 characters finally came together
I have no idea, I have only listened to it but I found it enjoyable.
It was a sweet uncomplicated story that was easy to listen to while doing something else. It felt very close to reality.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I like the story and drama, but if just feel flat to me. I like the characters of Jared and Matt but I like a bit more romance, smex and story I guess.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Not really, it is not my genre but for $0.95 I thought I'd try it. It was rather predictable and there was no deeper story other than the romance.
Probably not-her writing is not from my usual genre and her story line was pretty superficial.
Adult content and language-contains gay sex.
Mom of 3 who wishes she had more time to listen to her audio library.
It's my favorite. I've listened to it over and over again.
When Matt gives in...I won't say more.
Of course Jared, since it's in first person. You have to get past the fact that any conversation is in the same voice as Jared. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish who is talking.
Matt is because of the struggle he goes through.
It's an easy listen. There are sections where sex is prevelant. So, if you don't mind listening to some very detailed sex, I recommend this listen.