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  • Something Like Winter

  • Something Like..., Book 2
  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional...

  • By Donald on 12-18-14

Good content, terrible narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-19

A nice follow-up to the first book. The narrator is terrible. He uses overly exaggerated and affected accents, is quite nasal in delivery, and there isn’t much difference from voice to voice—largely just a change in register. The narrator’s delivery quite negatively impacted my experience of the book.

  • Something Like Summer

  • Something Like..., Book 1
  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it.

  • By Orlando on 06-26-13

Terrible narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

The story is superficial and the narrator’s performance is awful. I might have a better impression of the text if there were a different narrator.

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,855

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

Such a story!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

The story is thick with emotion, description, and what can only be a deep understanding of what it is to be young and exploring sexuality. It’s not just about sex, sexuality, consent, harm, happiness, and regret....it’s about being a whole human.

  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a Dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect balance of humour and pathos

  • By Salimah J. Perkins on 07-06-17

Life changing-ly funny

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

She’s very, very, very funny. Like, for real. Her voice and delivery make the book come to life. Download this today.

  • Vacationland

  • True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • By: John Hodgman
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical coming of age story

  • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

Beautiful and funny

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

John Hodgman is one of the best storytellers whom I have ever read. This particular audiobook is both hilarious and touching. I couldn’t have chosen a better listen.

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