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Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him.

Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down.

When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together - and Whiskey wants to help - but Patrick is not entirely convinced it’s doable. He’s pretty sure he’s a freak of nature. But Whiskey, who works with real freaks of nature, thinks all Patrick needs is a little help to see the absolute beauty inside his spastic self, and Whiskey is all about volunteering.

Between anomalous frogs, a homicidal ex-boyfriend, and Patrick’s own hangups, Whiskey’s going to need all of his patience and Patrick’s going to need to find the best of himself before these two men ever see clear water.

©2011 Amy Lane (P)2012 Amy Lane

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Lovely - as usual

What did you love best about Clear Water?

I love Amy Lane books. I actually have this book and bought in again in audio, just to have it handy. Wish there were more of her books in audible format.

Which character – as performed by Robert Nieman – was your favorite?

Whisky

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

laugh!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Why do I bother

Would you try another book from Amy Lane and/or Robert Nieman?

Amy Lane - No, Robert Nieman - Maybe.

What was most disappointing about Amy Lane’s story?

I don't know why I bother, after reading three of her books I decided that as much as I like the stories she writes, I cannot stand her dialogue. Her characters are always ranting on about stupid things, or irrelevant things that bear no point to the plot. In this story, the dialogue is too exaggerated for me. Really, why did the dialogues have to contain so much aggression, and then go into off parts with no bearing on the present. I wish she would try to anchor her dialogue in the scene, and make her characters more mature.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I don't think the narration could have saved this book for me.

What character would you cut from Clear Water?

None, I would just cut the dialogue.

Any additional comments?

Not really, just need to stop buying anything by Amy Lane.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Didn't even finish...

I didn't even finish this... Narration was bad, but the story seem kinda done before. I usually like all of Amy Lane's stories...but I think because the narration was so bad, I couldn't get a grip of the story... Which totally sucks... :( Boo!

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  • Barbara
  • Mesa, AZ, United States
  • 08-05-14

A sweet story

This was an enjoyable, somewhat sweet, book. At first, the characters seemed somewhat flat, almost caricatures, but as the book continued, multiple layers of their personalities emerged. Robert Nieman did a good job, although there were a few odd gaps between words. This is a male-male romance, so there is some explicit sex, and those parts were read well. Sometimes the readers of explicit sex scenes seem to want to rush through them as quickly as possible without any emotion, but Mr. Nieman did not do that.

If you are looking for an easy MM romance, I recommend this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well done

Would you listen to Clear Water again? Why?

I'm more or less certain that I will be listening to Clear Water again. I think that the story is sweet, I like the characters, and I thought that the reader was a good fit for this particular book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Clear Water?

I particularly liked the way that Whiskey was so understanding and patient with Patrick's mental health struggles.

What does Robert Nieman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert Nieman's reading was on point in my opinion. I find that there are some readers who are a little cheesy in their readings and that the try to pull off different voices for characters and it doesn't really work out that well. Robert Nieman didn't try to do voices and he didn't do over the top sex scene moans. I liked the tone of his voice throughout his reading and I felt like he spoke the way that someone in real life would. His reading was still vibrant though and he treated the characters with respect and gentleness.

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

I thought that the reader was able to express the characters feelings for one another well and I found that to be moving.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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yay for amy lane

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a funny, sweet, loving feel good book

Which character – as performed by Robert Nieman – was your favorite?

Whiskey, he's sexy

Any additional comments?

I found myself laughing out loud sometimes I really enjoyed this book, its one of my favorites

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  • K.J.
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 11-19-12

Great story and love the narrator!

Would you listen to Clear Water again? Why?

Yes, I love to listen to Robert Nieman's voice narrating audio books.

What does Robert Nieman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings out the characters in the story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

0 of 1 people found this review helpful