Joey Sutherland has found a home with Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, living and working at the farm that has become a refuge after a motorcycle accident left him with a scarred face and a lot of insecurities. When Geoff’s aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey is reluctantly roped into picking him up, already anticipating the disgust he’ll see on the man’s face.
But Robert Edward Jameson surprises him: he’s outgoing and friendly; he’s willing to try just about anything around the farm; and he’s blind, which goes a long way toward easing Joey’s nerves. Joey and Robbie become inseparable and discover the beginnings of love. But summer is coming to an end, and Robbie will be returning to his home in Mississippi, where his family and servants see to everything he could want or need. Joey can only hope Robbie will take a chance on love and escape the boundaries that have shaped his sightless life.
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Sean Crisden is a great narrater
The realness. Andrew Grey writes about real people
Everthing that he narrates is enjoyable. If the story is a little weak he strenghtens it with his narration
Each of the love means series has wonderfully written characters, provocative and evocative storyline, and a great message throughout of acceptance, and understanding. A wonderful passionate escape. You'll fall in love with Andrew Grey's "family"!
In this book I was especially looking forward to the handicap issues that would hopefully arise. I had already listened to three of his the other farm books where one has made my top three, another is a nice listen, and a third was returned because I seriously disliked the story So I had the whole spectrum to go from. While Love Means No Boundaries doesn't go on my frequent listening list it is difinetly worth checking out as it keeps the sweet romance from the Farm series while it still deals with issues sorouding blindness. I do not suffer from a handicap but sometimes it annoys me that magical solutions just show up for such things. That isn't the case in this book which pleases me.
The most heart-warming part about the book was probably to experience the world and self-discovery through Robbie's eyes and the issues he had to deal with in his old settings in connection with that.
Sean Crisden is a favourite narrator of mine and I have probably grown so used to his voice that I can no longer find any fault with what he reads. Even if the summary doesn't sound all that interesting I'd give it a try just to have something different by him. I hadn't known that you could have favourite narrators like you can authors. I have yet to hear something I'd consider a weak performance.
The only reason this book is not on my frequent listening list is due to the fact that the summer does come to an end and I just thought the story it got a bit awkward there. It is realistic and as others have mentioned Andrew writes about real people, which is probably the reason why I find it awkward. It should in no way discourage anyone from listening to the book, it is still very good. It is after all a very small part of the book.
Yes, Andrew Grey is a great author and Sean Crisden is a great narrator.
Robbie, I love when authors have characters that are not perfect, except in the eyes of the person that loves them. Robbie not only had to overcome his blindness but also his overprotective mother and to take the leap of faith that Joey would always catch him when he fell.
I am a big fan of Sean Crisden's narrations. I did however have a difficult time with the voice he used for Geoff. The first two stories of this series were narrated by Sawyer Allerde, which I thought did a great job as well. That being said the voice Sawyer used to establish Geoff's speech was masculine and the speech Sean used for Geoff was feminine. It was very, very difficult to reconcile these two voices as being the same Geoff. I would actually cringe when I heard Geoff speaking from this book through the rest of the series. When a narrator takes over on a story that the characters voice or speech pattern has already been established they should not change it so drastically as was done with Geoff. Especially when they are a main character.
It would be a toss up between Eli and Robbie. I find both men fascinating and yummy!
Loved this book just as much as when I read it last year. The only thing is every once and a while there was a pause right in the middle of a sentence which was sort of odd and the only reason I'm giving this a star off.
Otherwise the story was great - smooth, flowing and easy to follow - and still a favorite of mine. Joey and Robbie's relationship is something special and they both are great for each other.
Joey and Robbie's story is a great addition to the Andrew Grey's Farm Series.
Great Performance and Great Story. If you love happily-ever-after then this series is for you.
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