Yes. I like the way the author wrote in first person and switched the "first person character" to show multiple views of what was going on. The story was pretty good.
Narrator was OK. Not good, not bad. The biggest problem I had with the narrator was the tone of his voice when he was acting angry. It was a little too over the top most of the time. It tended to take me out of the moment.
There were parts of the book that made me want to just keep going, but like most books, there were other parts that I was easily able to walk away from.
Much better book and 1,000% better narration than this author's "A Boy Toy for Christmas". I am very glad I gave his books a second chance. I think I will now purchase the third one and that will be the tie breaker!
I had no idea this was going to be Tim's side of the same story I read in Something Like Summer (which quickly became one of my favorite books) What a great way to relive it through the eyes of the other main character.
Unfortunately, this is the one part of the book that bothered me. A lot of the characters sounded cartoonish. (Aaron and Tim's live-in boyfriend... I forget his name... sounded SO gay that it was almost offensive. Tim's grandmother sounded like Speedy Gonzales and adult Tim sounded like Moose from the old Archie cartoons)
There were so many of those moments. I don't think it's possible to pick just one.
I don't know which book was better or which book should be read first, but you don't want to miss Something Like Winter or Something Like Summer. It is worth every minute. It's been a couple of years since I read Something Like Summer, but now that I'm done with Winter, it's time for me to re-read Summer.
Nope. Bored me until I finally gave up on it about 15 hours in.
He was good.
No... did I mention that it was boring?
I have heard about this series of books about as long as I can remember. I was excited to give it a listen, but the excitement turned in excruciating boredom. I kept telling myself that I just had to get into it, but that just never happened.
I heard Will Patton Dr. Sleep. The 2 performances are completely different. He was the perfect choice for both books. Mercedes Killer required more voices to help set tones for each scene and Patton did an awesome job.
Stephen King is on a roll. I think Doctor Sleep and Mercedes Killer are 2 of his best books. People who think Stephen King is "all washed up" or just doesn't care anymore need to read these 2 books.
It's an American classic read by Elijah Wood. He was simply amazing. The voices, the accents, the pace... everything was great. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn doesn't need Elijah Wood to be an incredible book, but Elijah brought it to a whole new level. Simply awesome!
I have listened to all of his Audible books. I will continue to listen to them. He writes about subjects that I like to read about. His writing brings me back to younger days when I was struggling with coming out. It's interesting to see how all of the characters in his books (all that I've read/listened to) are either pure good or pure evil.... Not much middle ground, which you would think is a negative, but he puts a lot of faith in friends taking up for each other which is kind of a nice change.
Some of the subject matter in this book is difficult to listen to, but if you can put it behind you, it's an enjoyable book.
It was an interesting story. I don't usually read fantasy stuff, but this was pretty good. By far my favorite book by Mark Roeder.
Yes I would. This was a really fun book to read. The story was really cute and heart warming. The author's ability to make me feel for the characters was something I don't often experience in this type of book. Great job!
I loved the concept of party boy having to understand how a geek thinks. Great idea!
Sadly, nothing. The voices he used were pretty bad. This surprised me because I thought he was rather good reading in "All the Colors of Love". When he sticks to his real voice, he is great. Unfortunately, in this book, he tried to come up with a different voice for each character and it did not go well.... Donovan sounded like a flaming gay Daffy Duck, Ash was OK, Fee sounded like a super hero (probably because it was the same voice he used for Tomari in All the Colors of Love), Carly sounded like a fancy boy from the Louisiana bayou (I just pictured a guy in a Seersucker suit drinking a mint julep fanning himself in the heat)... It just wasn't pretty, but don't let that stop you! The book itself is GREAT
This is one of my favorite Audible books. I bought this title expecting to be disappointed. I wasn't, it was excellent.
I was a little worried about buying a gay story between 2 boys written by a female (I know, I know, that's sexist, but let's face it... Men and women don't think alike) Not only was it about 2 gay boys, it was also kind of a "super hero" story, so I wasn't expecting much. I am so glad I bought this book. The writing was great, the story was fun and there were even a few surprises. It was one of those books that made me want to keep going back for more.
I normally love Stephen King, but this book was just plain BAD! It was boring. Very boring. There was never a time when the book pulled me in. You spent the entire book waiting for something to happen... It finally would, but it was too little too late in most cases. Too many words with too little to say. If this was my first Stephen King book, I seriously doubt I would have ever read another one.
Why did the narrator insist on acting out all of the yelling lines? It seems someone should have realized that most of us are listing to this with ear buds. The constant yelling made it very difficult to listen to. I would have turned down the volume, but if I did, I wouldn't hear his whispering parts. Very frustrating!
The yelling.... No doubt about it. His volume went from too soft too loud in seconds. Very uncomfortable to listen to.
After listening to this book and the cheesy "hollywood lines", I imagine a TV series or a movie was the main direction of this book.
Not Stephen King's best, but like all of his books, when it's good, it's real good... Unfortunately, too many down pats of this one to make it great.
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