Ten years after graduation, Jake "the jock" Campbell and Brandon "the nerd" Bartlett are teaching at their old high school and still living in separate worlds. When Brandon is thrown into a coaching job on Jake's baseball team, they find themselves learning more about each other than they'd ever expected. High school is all about image - even for the teachers. Brandon and Jake have to get past their preconceived notions to find the friendship needed to work together. And somewhere along the way, they discover that perceptions can always change for the better.
©2007 Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux (P)2012 Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
Working a touchy Subject
I thought that the premise of the story was extremely good.
I thought that the narrator was extremely monotoned compared to other stories that I have listed to. Honestly, his reading ruined what could have been a great love story.
Life after High School
I thought that the book took a sensitive subject and made it extremely acceptable. I just didn't care for the music and the the cheesy overtone that the narration took. I think that I would have enjoyed this story much more if I had read it instead of listening to it. I just didn't think that the narration did the story justice.
Yes. It is simply a good story. Well written, with likable characters that have real world problems.
The almost "fish out of water" part about Brandon becoming a coach at the beginning of the book.
Jeff is a great narrator. He brings an almost indescribable individuality to his characters. In my eyes the narration is more important than the story, and Jeff Gelder hits the nail on the head every time.
Jake. He just seems like more "my type" than Brandon or any of the minor characters.
A+ narration of an A+ story.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I like the story... but I listen to this after the Cut and Run series and boy this just does not meet the same level of writing. This must be early work form Urban and Roux. I mean they have come a very long way if this came before Cut and Run, if not, then it had to be the narration.
Narration was just not all that great. Just ok...
Read the story and enjoyed it. Can't say much about the audio. Was hoping for a better interpretation.
When Jake took a chance to find out if Branden was gay.
Boring, drone, monotone
Branden, Jake sounds too grumpy for me.
Dreamspinner really needs to find better narrators!
Lot's of sex scenes. The story is cute. A little cliché, but hey, better than most gay fiction.
Like many I fell in love with Urban and Roux thanks to the cut and run series. This work feels like a High School attempt at a novel. They use stereo types as the basis for their characters and as result they have no depth. Roux in particular has since developed a biting wit and sarcasm that makes me laugh out loud. This trait has become even more apparent in her solo work. Unfortunately this work shows none of that.
The narration is like the rest of the work is completely forgettable.
The book is ok just not memorable in any way and i will most likely forget I own it a year from now
the narrator did a great job on this one!
It was really easy listening and he made the story come alive for me.
The storyline was okay - enough tension in the first half a
nd great sex in the second half.
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