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Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden | [L. B. Gregg]

Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden

Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time - an interest in the world outside his window. Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden - and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.
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Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time - an interest in the world outside his window.

Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden - and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.

©2012 L. B. Gregg; ©2012 Audible, Inc

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    Libros Lover Booklandia 11-27-12
    Libros Lover Booklandia 11-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Entertaining Installment"
    If you could sum up Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, Funny, Infuriating


    What other book might you compare Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden to and why?

    Don't know that I can think of another book that is similar off the top of my head.


    What aspect of Shannon Gunn’s performance would you have changed?

    His interpretation of Holden is a bit 'Paul Lyndeish' and sometimes annoying. I was wondering if the character was supposed to be voiced that way.


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

    Most of the moments involving Adam's insight. I love how sensitive and open he is. When he declared his love for Holden, I melted.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there are more in this series and I would love to have Shannon narrate again. No more voices like Holden's though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 01-23-13
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sweet story but narration somewhat annoying"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The interpretation of Holden as Paul Lynde. I can understand why the narrator went this way, because the book really has great snarky dialogue. But as much as I like Paul Lynde, it is NOT sexy to hear the romance part of the book with his voice. It is really annoying after a while.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It wasn't really that interesting. The story and romance is really pretty lame. The best thing about the book is the comedy, it is really funny. I would suggest listening to it as a funny read with a little romance.


    What three words best describe Shannon Gunn’s voice?

    Diversified. He did a great job with the different charaters, but I just didn't like Holden's.


    Do you think Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, just let them be happy.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marie ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 03-13-13
    Marie ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Shannon Gunn!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book I have listened with Shannon Gunn as a narrator. I will listen to any book he narrates because he is that awesome. He gives the needed pauses, inflection and makes the humor in this book sing. I could go on forever about how great of a job he did with this story and the characters. The story and writing were wonderful because of the narration. I laughed a lot with this book. Laugh out loud funny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly CINEBAR, WA, United States 03-09-13
    Kimberly CINEBAR, WA, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an excellent job of telling the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would say it was the discovery of the body, and it was how the town of Smithville reacting with all their gossip on who dun it.


    Who was the most memorable character of Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden and why?

    Holden, of course, since it's his POV I was listening too.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 06-28-13
    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 06-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "All i could hear was Roger from American Dad"
    What did you love best about Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden?

    The story was sweet and the characters were delightfully broken. I got the feeling that Adam was maybe slightly autistic but still a strong and functioning person.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden?

    two little girls and a fat dog walking down the street.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    All i could imagine in the place of Holden was a short grey alien with a giant head. I believe that seth macfarlane modeled him on paul lynde which is another name being thrown around the reviews! it was distracting made the story seem slightly ridiculous!


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

    i imagined roger the alien from American Dad having gay sex. that was pretty funny :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 05-13-13
    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another in the Smithfield series"

    Another nice work in the Smithfield series. Adam and Holden seem a mismatch, but it works out in the end. This book also features Tony the cop, so guess which book I'm getting next?

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    Amylin Salt Lake City, UT, United States 04-09-13
    Amylin Salt Lake City, UT, United States 04-09-13
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    "Good Story, Horrible narration"
    What did you like best about Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden? What did you like least?

    I like L.B. Gregg. I think her stories are funny and clever and sweet, but also have some good steamy scenes. The worst part about this BY FAR was the narrator. I've hard him narrate Gregg's other stories, so it's not that he can't narrate, but the choice that he made for Holden had me cringing the entire time! As others have said, it was very Paul Lynde-esque. Which is horribly unsexy. And Holden is fit and strong and hot!!!! It absolutely took away from an otherwise entertaining story.


    What didn’t you like about Shannon Gunn’s performance?

    As I said above, his choice of voice for Holden was the absolute worst choice I've ever heard from a narrator. If I didn't like Gregg so much, I wouldn't have made it through the book. Absolutely awful. It needs to be redone.


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