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There's never been any question in Sean Tucker's mind that he'd do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship, which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there's always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean - until now.

For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he's always known he was bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he'd always assumed was straight? And, more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?

ยฉ2015 Sloan Johnson (P)2015 Sloan Johnson

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Horrible narration!

I wish I had listened to the bad review one reviewer gave about the narration. It was slow with individual words said instead of flowing sentences. The narrator mispronounced so many words I couldn't keep track of them. Common words. "Rescind" does not have a long "i" sound in it. A few other words: haphazard, strenuous, and the Cy Young Award is not C. Y. Young! Brutal listening.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Decent story - Bad Narration

It wasn't a terribly original story, but was sweet and well told. I liked the characters enough to give it an overall favorable review and overlook the fact that I've basically read this story before.

This narrator has potential, but didn't hit it on this book. This was not the worst narration I've ever heard and I did listen to the whole book. (I've been known to quit after a chapter with a few bad narrations.) He has a nice enough voice, *bad* female voices though. His pacing/timing was off though and yes, many many mispronunciations - for me the worst was wrought as in wrought iron. I don't know what he said but it definitely wasn't wrought. I can forgive or overlook one or two stalls in pacing or strange pronunciations but this book was SO full of them I don't know that I will be able to listen to it a second time, even though I liked the story well enough. I hope if Christopher Rain is to continue as a regular narrator that he learns as he goes. I'd give him a second chance, but probably not a third unless things improve.

Wish I'd waited for it to be on sale or available through the lending library.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Luckily, I purchased the kindle version.

What would have made Wild Pitch better?

The narrator was not desirable. He's voice sounded as if he was choking, flat. Mason's ex-wife's voice was cringe-worthy. The other women voices were bearable.

Has Wild Pitch turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

YES. YES. YES!

You didnโ€™t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story line wasn't bad. However, the narrator did not do the story justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Terrible Narration!

Liked the the story.
But the narration was utterly terrible. Robotic. Cold. Dull.
I don’t recommend it.

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Good series

How could the performance have been better?

Not fond of narrator, so slow at times and I couldn't take his impression of Mason or the female characters!!!

Any additional comments?

I was so excited to start this audio book because I started with the third one Triple Play first which I loved and the narrator Greg Boudreaux was fantastic but OMG this one hurt to listen to. :-(

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Wonderful book

A beautiful read and audio the story leas beautiful of two men trot find a life together then as a family
Christopher Rain is marvellous- he has a smooth voice which was magnificent for this story.

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Very enjoyable

I was halfway through this story when I realized the two men with a son I encountered in a later book in this series were the guys I was reading about. Apparently I missed reading this book when it first came out but learning I would run into them in a later story made this story all the more enjoyable.

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Great Story but Slow Start

I almost gave up on this book in the first five minutes because I felt the beginning was too slow. I usually listen at 1x speed without any issue. However, Rain narrates way too slow for me to listen at that speed. Once I started listening at 1.25x speed, the storytelling got much better. I'm not a fan of long romance novels but this was good. It was a pleasant surprise.

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Bad narrattion

Story was pretty good, but the narration ruined the story for me. It was just a too bland narration.

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Good story, but narration lacking in pronunciation

What did you love best about Wild Pitch?

The story was decent and interesting, but mostly MEH...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Pitch?

Nothing really stands out.

What aspect of Christopher Rainโ€™s performance would you have changed?

Editors should have reviewed the pronunciation of some of the words. He pronounced "haphazardly" as "hapa-zardly" -- several mispronunciations throughout the book became very annoying. Also the "nasal" tone and "lisping" of the female characters was rather strange.

Who was the most memorable character of Wild Pitch and why?

None really stood out for me.

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I don't know...

What disappointed you about Wild Pitch?

The narrator is a favorite of the author's. This book has decided for me that I won't be listening to anymore of his audiobooks. He speaks like a robot, slow and monotonous. In this day, we can pick narrators that "add" the inflections. Not this one. I feel like he talks to us like we are little kids.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sloan Johnson again?

Not anymore. :(

Any additional comments?

Read the book on your own but be prepared for contradictions from page one. Example - "We would do anything for the bride. Mason is so in love with her." to "He is a complete mess and she is a complete b*tch"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful