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Clear Water | [Amy Lane]

Clear Water

Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him. Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together and Whiskey wants to help.
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Publisher's Summary

Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him.

Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down.

When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together - and Whiskey wants to help - but Patrick is not entirely convinced it’s doable. He’s pretty sure he’s a freak of nature. But Whiskey, who works with real freaks of nature, thinks all Patrick needs is a little help to see the absolute beauty inside his spastic self, and Whiskey is all about volunteering.

Between anomalous frogs, a homicidal ex-boyfriend, and Patrick’s own hangups, Whiskey’s going to need all of his patience and Patrick’s going to need to find the best of himself before these two men ever see clear water.

©2011 Amy Lane (P)2012 Amy Lane

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    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 04-28-13
    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 04-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I liked this. I found myself laughing out loud!"
    What did you like best about Clear Water? What did you like least?

    Fly Bait was the Bomb and the two headed frogs were awesome. I didn't like how Patrick was so whiny. I really wanted to slap him every now and then! Oh and his Uber clumsiness seemed a little unrealistic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clear Water?

    I enjoyed the competence that Patrick found with people who accepted him for who he was.


    What three words best describe Robert Nieman’s performance?

    competent.


    Do you think Clear Water needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no. it is complete without it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Varghund Sweden 12-20-12
    Varghund Sweden 12-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*

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    "Nice and steady"

    I loved how this book played out. Almost the entire focus of the plot is on the relationship that evolves between the main characters but it was done in a good way. The pace feels steady through the whole book – building up nicely and it's easy to start to love the characters – both main and side. It was all well written, the characters fit so nicely together – being different but a fit – like puzzle pieces really.
    The flow of the story was just great in my opinion, from start to end. No loose ends either.

    The narrator took a bit of getting used to. I liked his voice and found him a good story teller but he's slightly lacking with dialogues. He doesn't really give the characters different voices – which is quite fine with me – but at times he doesn't make it clear enough when the speaker is switched either which at some points made it hard to figure out who was saying what. Other than that I don't have any complaints at all *smile*

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Irene 12-11-12
    Irene 12-11-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Clear Water"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Amy Lane writes wonderful stories


    What other book might you compare Clear Water to and why?

    Not really, it was really fun and different.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes with the frogs.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I like unabridged and I am willing to listen to the whole story.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    F. Canady Raleigh, NC United States 11-01-12
    F. Canady Raleigh, NC United States 11-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A Gem"

    A special story told with the perfect voice.

    The characters are so well developed I felt like I knew them. The love story is tender, sensual, and passionate. I had so much invested in these people the climax had me on pins and needles.

    Usually I would enjoy a book like this over at least a week if not two. I could hardly bring myself to stop listening to this. I had to know what happened next. I finished this book in 2 days.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss ReadsALot in the middle 08-27-12
    Miss ReadsALot in the middle 08-27-12 Listener Since 2007

    reading with a coffee in my hands

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    "Good story borrrrring narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. Giving up before half way. Love Amy Lane but this narrator is making my brain hurt.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not sure yet. Going to buy ePub to finish it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Some emotion would be nice. Everyone had the same "voice" with not a trace of inflection or emotion. I couldn't tell when characters changed.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A good narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I think I said it all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Antoine 08-21-12
    L. Antoine 08-21-12

    book-worm

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    "Lovely - as usual"
    What did you love best about Clear Water?

    I love Amy Lane books. I actually have this book and bought in again in audio, just to have it handy. Wish there were more of her books in audible format.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Nieman – was your favorite?

    Whisky


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-06-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-06-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Didn't even finish..."

    I didn't even finish this... Narration was bad, but the story seem kinda done before. I usually like all of Amy Lane's stories...but I think because the narration was so bad, I couldn't get a grip of the story... Which totally sucks... :( Boo!

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    Barbara Mesa, AZ, United States 08-05-14
    Barbara Mesa, AZ, United States 08-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A sweet story"

    This was an enjoyable, somewhat sweet, book. At first, the characters seemed somewhat flat, almost caricatures, but as the book continued, multiple layers of their personalities emerged. Robert Nieman did a good job, although there were a few odd gaps between words. This is a male-male romance, so there is some explicit sex, and those parts were read well. Sometimes the readers of explicit sex scenes seem to want to rush through them as quickly as possible without any emotion, but Mr. Nieman did not do that.

    If you are looking for an easy MM romance, I recommend this one.

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    Meredith 04-28-13
    Meredith 04-28-13
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    "Well done"
    Would you listen to Clear Water again? Why?

    I'm more or less certain that I will be listening to Clear Water again. I think that the story is sweet, I like the characters, and I thought that the reader was a good fit for this particular book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clear Water?

    I particularly liked the way that Whiskey was so understanding and patient with Patrick's mental health struggles.


    What does Robert Nieman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Robert Nieman's reading was on point in my opinion. I find that there are some readers who are a little cheesy in their readings and that the try to pull off different voices for characters and it doesn't really work out that well. Robert Nieman didn't try to do voices and he didn't do over the top sex scene moans. I liked the tone of his voice throughout his reading and I felt like he spoke the way that someone in real life would. His reading was still vibrant though and he treated the characters with respect and gentleness.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thought that the reader was able to express the characters feelings for one another well and I found that to be moving.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer United States 12-09-12
    Kindle Customer United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2014

    I'm Married 25 years with 5 sons. I love romance anything to do with love, love and more love. I am officially a audible junkie :)

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    "yay for amy lane"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a funny, sweet, loving feel good book


    Which character – as performed by Robert Nieman – was your favorite?

    Whiskey, he's sexy


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself laughing out loud sometimes I really enjoyed this book, its one of my favorites

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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