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Shoe store owner Roger Hudson has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mount Rushmore. Hiring real estate agent Sally Bright, the most annoyingly positive woman ever, probably isn't the smartest move - but she's the best. Her constantly bubbly nature gets under Roger's skin, but there's an even bigger problem. She's also getting into his heart. And don't even get him started on her dynamite legs.

Roger doesn't fool Sally one bit. She knows his crotchety act is as fake as her best friend's Gucci bag. She's dealt with his type before, but selling his home is proving to be harder than she thought - especially since she's developing feelings for her handsome client. But just when things seem to be going in the right direction, Sally's secret could destroy everything she worked so hard for.

©2015 Rich Amooi (P)2015 Rich Amooi

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A Light-heated Feel Good Romance!

Rich Amooi's stories are always a pleasure and fun to listen too! Each plot is clean, sweet, funny, low on the angst, and doesn't leave the listener emotionally drained. I love how he always delivers those heart warming moments that will make you smile and leave you with a feel good feeling. Mr. Crotchety was a nice change of pace from the more serious romance stories I listen too, and I feel it deserves five stars.

Greg Tremblay's performance was awesome! He did an amazing job with the characters, and all the emotions! I don't cry….but I actually had tears in my eyes during the apology and confession of love scenes and it was Greg's performance that brought these touching moments to life. I hope to hear more audios narrated by him.

If you love a good clean fun story with humor and lots of kisses, then you don't want to pass up on this story! I will definitely be listening to another Rich Amooi story in the future.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 05-03-16

WONDERFUL AND ROMANTIC!!!!

If you could sum up Mr. Crotchety in three words, what would they be?

FUNNY, BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC

What did you like best about this story?

Roger!! he was a tough cookie on the outside with a soft melty center...and his little dog crouton...he was adorable!!

What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

He was really good..I would listen to him again anytime!!

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

All of it...but especially the ending!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I will totally listen to more of this authors books..this was super fun! Roger is a widower...and has hardened himself to keep others away, Sally is a divorced lady with a good heart, and happy personality...She and Roger clash in the worst way, but are incredibly attracted to each other...When Mr Crotchety himself Roger finds out his neighbor is moving and selling to a very public celebrity he has to move asap...Sally ends up being his realtor...and romance ensues...the almost lose each other, but love always conquers all in book land..and I loved it!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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crotchety he is..

What a fun story. Narrator was amazing, too. Rich Amooi continues to write winners.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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This was a fun one!

This book was cute and very fun to listen to. Very predictable, but don't let that stop you from listening. The performance was great and the story even better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun Chic-lit

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Crotchety the most enjoyable?

Greg Tremblay was wonderful in interpreting the subtle nuances of humor. His storytelling is fun and fits this genre well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Amooi writes really fun stories. I know I will be entertained when I pick up any story written by him.

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

No, but I wouldn't hesitate to grab another.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Funny but not comedic.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. I thought the narrator did a good job of bringing the characters to life, what life the author gave them. I wasn't a fan of this book and probably wouldn't recommend it. It just isn't for me, I had a hard time making myself finish what I had started.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A really fun book

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

Yes I really related to this book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My original review was lost so I don't remember Mr chrochety's name but he was my favorite.

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

He brought the characters to life.

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

No

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtsey of AudiobookBlast dot com.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A wonderful experience

Listening to this book has been a wonderful experience. Mr Amooi has a natural talent, one that puts you, the reader, slap bang in the middle of the story so that you are participating rather than reading or listening to it.

It has been a such pleasure to read a tale about people that could be you or me. They live and love and argue and love. And do it all over again ...

And Greg Tremblay did a splendid job with his narration.
All in all, excellent teamwork and well, worth a read or listen.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Renee
  • Australia
  • 01-11-16

Quirky rom com

Yet another fantastic rom com from Rich Amooi. Roger "Mr Crotchety" sends out the grumpy old man vibes. I usually don't like negative characters, but Roger had a softer side and I loved him. His grumpiness came across as amusing rather than annoying and I found myself giggling on numerous occasions. I enjoyed reading a romance with characters in their 50s and 60s and relished the resulting George Clooney massaging my feet fantasy.

I listened to the audiobook edition narrated by Greg Tremblay. He did a fabulous job, speaking clearly and at a good pace. His characterisation was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Crotchety isn't always a bad thing ...

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Crotchety the most enjoyable?

Mr. Tremblay gave a wonderful performance with his narration. He made each character real for me. His inflections for both the male and female characters were spot on. I want to meet some of these people in real life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

While I liked all of the characters, they are well rounded and well developed, I enjoyed Roger the best. It was nice to see the true person inside and listen to him develop into what I would say was his old self years ago.

Crouton was great too. I love a dog with personality.

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

Mr. Tremblay's ability to show a wide range of emotions was the foundation of this great narration. I can't wait to listen to another of his performances.

If you could rename Mr. Crotchety, what would you call it?

The title fits this book perfectly.

Any additional comments?

I liked that this book was full of characters that were past the age of 30. It's nice to see a romantic comedy with 'older' characters.


"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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  • Sara Niña
  • 01-14-16

Uniquely written

Would you listen to Mr. Crotchety again? Why?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

I read this, whilst listening to the audio book I would listen to this again, since I liked how this featured a more mature couple, yet despite this it wasn't boring at any point. I loved Maggie's enthusiasm and the voice (by the performer). I loved the messages: that it sometimes is better to speak your mind, to not lie as it will just catch up with you. Amongst others, of course.

Also, I liked how neither character was flawless, they each had their problems. Only too often, these problems are overlooked: thus, the characters seem superficial. For this novel, however that wasn't the case at all. The reading was brilliant, loved the voice changes, that is talent. In the same way, I liked the writing style it was sophisticated whilst still enjoyable. I also found it interesting to have been able to see the connection develop between Sally and Roger, the fact that it wasn't there immediately made it more authentic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Crotchety?

Roger hated smudges on his windows...I'm kidding, what stuck with me was that Mr. Crotchety (or Roger Hudson, as he would want to be known) was able to forgive, for some that's quite an impossible feat. It was wonderful that even though he had already lost someone dear to him, yet that didn't stop him from moving on and giving others a chance.

What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

His voice was amazing, I'm sure he can do impressions of nearly everyone. It made me look forward to listening to the story. I have to say my favourite was his voice for Roger, and then for Maggie. I loved the Mouth, despite her annoying nature.

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

It made me laugh, more times than I can count.

Any additional comments?



Thank you for having given me the opportunity. I recommend reading this if you haven't done so yet.

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