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Snow After Christmas Audiobook

Snow After Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

A chance moment. A snow storm. And the gift of a new beginning.

Tristan is ready to party and ring in the New Year by kissing his soon-to-be girlfriend, Julie. The only bad note in his rocking night is the growing snow storm. Outside his apartment, he's almost hit by Grace, the most beautiful woman with haunting green eyes. She's on her own mission to get home to her grandfather.

In a selfless act reminiscent of the age of knights and chivalry, Tristan vows to get her home...never realizing they are both on a date with destiny and their lives will be forever changed by the snow after Christmas....

©2015 David Neth (P)2015 David Neth

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 04-22-16
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 04-22-16 Member Since 2011

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    "about how one night can change your destiny"

    Snow After Christmas is a very short, sweet story about how one night can change your destiny. The story starts off with Tristan, a college student who also works in Buffalo, NY, is headed to a party to meet a girl whom he has had a crush on for quite some time. As he rushes to get out the door and on his way, he has a run-in with a different girl, Grace, who quite obviously is having a rough night. The girl is very self-absorbed and quite interested in dealing with only her own problems. Tristan takes the compassionate and kind route by offering to help the girl although he has an internal struggle with his decision to give up his plans. The empathy and charitable nature of Tristan soon has an impact on Grace, and their adventure begins.

    We all know we can quickly lose focus on what's important especially when we are young. Tristan gets many reminders in this short story about what is truly important because of his openness and willingness to show kindness to others. Reciprocally, Grace is reminded through Tristan's gestures that although her life isn't going as planned at that very moment, it will pass you by if you don't acknowledge others that are there to help you.

    I think I would definitely listen to more of this story if it was offered. There were some especially intriguing characters introduced along the way, and the message was clear but could be valued very differently depending on what the listener wants to take from it.

    The narration was solid and smooth. I didn't love the female interpretation from the male narrator, but it wasn't distracting enough to take away from the story. Intended audience is teens or young adult, which I believe is very suitable for this book, but as an adult I also very much enjoyed it as a quick listen.

    Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    BlueEyes Ontario 11-19-16
    BlueEyes Ontario 11-19-16

    Recreation Therapist by day, avid reader by night. Mother of 2, and lover of the outdoors; fishing , hunting , nature walks and snowmobiling

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    "Touching story of family and new friendships"

    The story was well written, touching on themes of family, longing to be together at the holidays, missing those you have lost and meeting others.
    Winter weather always seems to play havoc with the best-made plans, and this is the backdrop to this short story.
    The narrator did a wonderful job bringing this story to life, helping the reader to feel the blustery winter weather and also the grief and feelings that the characters felt along the way.

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    lynda 10-26-16
    lynda 10-26-16
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    "A Good Tale"

    A delightful tale, with interesting characters from different lifestyles brought together by chance. This short story is definitely worth the 30 minutes it takes to listen to it.

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    Rod 10-08-16
    Rod 10-08-16
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    "Standard but enjoyable holiday fare"
    What did you love best about Snow After Christmas?

    Even though this story is set post-Christmas, it's a fairly standard feel-good holiday season story. David Neth has written some great characters, and given them some real emotional depth. There's a few sad character twists for such a short tale. Andrew Russell does a great job bringing that depth to the fore.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was a good ending, full of mixed emotions for the listener.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene on the floor with the grandfather was quite touching.


    Any additional comments?

    There's a lot of characterisation packed into this short story. This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom however I'm happy to put my name to a recommendation. It was an enjoyable listen.

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    Tracy Shafer 09-28-16
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    I enjoyed the book. didn't realize it was a short story. was disappointed when it ended

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    "excellent book"

    a great story of people who are strangers help each other out during a snow storm.

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    B. Mulder 09-06-16
    B. Mulder 09-06-16
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    "feels like home"

    this short story is sweet and reminds you of what the holidays are all about. there is no cliff hanger and it left me feeling warm and cozy. so many random acts of kindness and lonely souls touched. I loved it.

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    Cyn 07-30-16
    Cyn 07-30-16

    I enjoy reading, listening and reviewing. I enjoy blogging. Doing what I enjoy giving feed back in hopes someone will try a new author.

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    "Touching sweet read"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a short and sweet story about what is important in life sometimes we get so caught up in our world we forget the important things in life. Somewhere along the line life will remind us of those lessons we have forgotten it is up to us whether or not we listen and relearn. Tristan is all ready to fight a major snow storm to get to the girl he wants to make his when Grace almost hits him. Once he hears her story he can relate to her there has been times he has only thought of his self just as she has now. She wants to make that wrong a right to get home to be with her grandfather doing the things they always did as a family on New Year’s Eve. This is very important to her as he his self wishes he could redo something in his family he does the best he can to make her wishes come true.

    This is about a young man who is a little on the nerdy side and doesn’t know how to really talk to girls he feels unsure of his self. Tristan is a normal guy doing normal guy things Grace Is a girl who life has slapped in the face thinking of her own troubles not how it affects her grandfather. This is a story that is touching a sweet. I am not sure this is a believable one but it is a lesson we all need to remember about what is important in life and to make each day count.

    Mr. Russell does a wonderful job of narration which a delightful voice that you have no trouble getting lost in. There are no background noises or any places where the audio volume is higher or lower than the rest of the book. He gives you delightful characters that you have no trouble knowing who is talking or what their feelings are. His voice tones give you all you need to know on what each character is thinking or feeling. I enjoyed his male and female voices. Again it was a nice taste of what this narrator can do to get you invested in other books he has narrated.

    I would love to know how the story ends it kind of leaves you hanging on their relationship. There is a strong attraction but the story is more about remembering those you loved lost and those left behind. It would make a good full story if the author ever wants to do this.

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    SairaM 04-14-16
    SairaM 04-14-16

    Book Lover!

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    "Sweet Short Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It was short sweet and a nice read. This was my first book written by David Neth and it was a good start.


    Have you listened to any of Andrew Russell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to this narrator before this book. I did however enjoy listening to his performance.


    Any additional comments?

    David Neth and Andrew Russell did a wonderful job together with David writing the story and Andrew narrating it!

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    Deedra United States 12-21-15
    Deedra United States 12-21-15 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "Snow After Christmas"

    This was a very short story.David Neth does a nice job narrating this.His voice is very melodic.Tristan has a run in w/a girl.She's not his girlfriend,who he hopes to make it to see and kiss at midnight on New Years.He decides to help her get where she is going and it could just change his life."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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