Benjamin Bentley and many other beloved characters from the Something Like...series make their triumphant return in this collection of short stories and bonus material. "Something Like Yesterday" travels to the past where Eric Conroy attempts to find love against a backdrop of intolerance and political upheaval. In "Something Like Fall", Ben meets Jace's family and tries to cope with many changes in the years that follow. Allison Cross finally gets her dues in "Something Like Tonight", examining the relationships in her life during a girls' night out. "Something Like Eternity" takes the series where it has never gone before as Victor Hemingway seeks out his ultimate destiny. Also included is a character guide and a timeline of key events thus far. Laughter and tears await you in this very special anthology!
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The writing is much what you would expect from a book in this wonderful series. I enjoyed each of the stories, indeed wanted more. There are parts of the book which are unsuited to audio, so it is not quite as long as it seems. I sometimes had trouble remembering who was who, and how the main story had gone, but usually I was able to remember by the end of the short story.
Kevin R Free, whom I used to think was one of the best narrators, is getting on my nerves by this point. His range of accents and other vocal characteristics is actually quite limited, and as these stories focus on the characters who are usually tangential to the story, he is not using his best voices. His women's women's voices are particularly bad.
That being said, if you love the series as I do, this is a must-have to add to the collection.
It is no secret that I'm a huge Jay Bell fan and although I love all the books, this one is extra special. It gives the before, after and in between of the Seasons Series. It also gave me more Jace and for that I'm happy. I've already listened to it more than once 😊
Most authors can tell a good story while leaving out most of the details that link the characters and situations for a short period in time, often leaving many bits of information out of the book. This is not one of those authors. This is not one of those books.
Famous science fiction authors create their imaginary worlds and universes where the reader seldom has a basis to judge the imagined space in time. Jay Bell is not one of those authors. He develops characters and situations in recent to current time with all the relationships and scenarios as vivid as the real world on which they are based. This book ties together and clarifies much of the less important but not trivial details that link it all together.
But still the story continues to expand as the next book/audible book arrived just as I started this one. I hope I can find out the importance of a small Missouri college town to the author that made many of the characters what they have become, something like you and me.
I think that this book series deserves some kind of an award for.. being awesome! I loved the book and the forst two chapters made me cry so hard that I couldn't go to school the next morning. Not kidding. Maybe I'm just an emotional person but the books are actually amazing. I found the book something like summer by accident and was skeptical about reading it not thinking it was good. Little did I know that I'd be reading the whole series in a year and that the books would change my life. Not only did the books inspire me to come out, they gave me the strength and support that I couldn't get from my parents to LOVE MYSELF! So to anyone accidentally stumbeling across this book series and thinking weather or not they sould read it, I have only one thing to tell you: get ready for an emotional ride OF YOUR LIFETIME!!
This was an amazing book. Sad that the series is funny over. I found myself smiling so much, as I did with much of the series. I really enjoyed Allison and Michelle's girls night out.
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