• His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love]

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Christopher Patton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Being(s) in Love Story 

Years ago, a very intoxicated Martin nearly died in the woods outside Everlasting, and a beautiful creature saved him, although Martin’s done his best to forget it. He spends his time in a haze of weed as he avoids his emotionally abusive mother - and the way he feels about men. Martin is already a weirdo in his isolated small town; he doesn’t need a sexuality crisis, too. He’s a mess, but someone - or something - always seems to take care of him, usually a tall, sarcastic deputy by the name of Ian Forrester. 

No one knows much about Ian, which is how he and his family prefer it. Ian has resigned himself to a lonely life keeping his secrets and guarding his forest. It’s safe to dream of Martin, because Martin never remembers Ian helping him. Besides, Martin barely speaks to Ian, so nothing can ever grow between them. Right? 

But with the dragons - and the magic - back in Everlasting, suddenly anything seems possible, even a happily ever after for two men who never expected one....

©2017 R. Cooper (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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FANTASTIC

The narrator here was just perfect. His voice performance of EVERYBODY was just great.

The story itself was so engaging and evocative. This was my first book of this series and I loved it so much that I intend to read every other book I can get my hands on.

If nothing at all, I will definitely grab Zarrin and Joe’s book. They were great here and I really want to know how they got together

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Great Story, Poor Performance

Storyline is as excellent as the rest of the series, however there were too many long pauses through the entire book.

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slow slow burn

I loved this book as I have all of R. Coolers Beings in Love books, but so many times I had to put this down or risk strangling my phone. Two characters could not be more difficult. I can't imagine having had to struggle with these two. R. Cooper must have magic.

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Narrator

The narrator is just awful, worse than awful - offensive. I would tell R Cooper that I’m not listening to any more if zie books if this guy narrators them. In fact, I might just refund it now while I’m on chapter five bec he’s so annoying, and seriously offensive with his liberties and gender-enactments.

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what's up with all the randomly long pauses!??!

great story but weird long pauses all over the place. the voice for Martin was perfect.

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Wear earbuds and be prepared to blush. A lot.

Would you consider the audio edition of His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love] to be better than the print version?

In a way, yes, the audio book is better. First, Christopher Patton has a PERFECT Martin voice. All of Martin's mumbles and sweet little noises are conveyed with talent and respect for the character. Second, reading texts between the characters is sweet and kinda sexy; hearing those texts read aloud is a whole other level of steamy.

What other book might you compare His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love] to and why?

Little Wolf is my favorite book of R.Cooper's Being(s) in Love series, and it is a terrible audiobook. The narrator reads like a 7 year old being taught to read aloud for the first time. His pauses and inflections make absolutely no sense and deter from the meaning of the sentence he "recites" like a bad slam poet. If you've heard it, I'm sorry, but please give His Mossy Boy a chance. His Mossy Boy is a shiny beacon of what romance should be read like.

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

He is Martin. It's adorable.

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

I blushed. Repeatedly. This book is a challenge to listen to in public.

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It’s decent

It’s a good story with decent audio and narration overall it’s a good read, that being said I understand that one of the main characters is suffering emotional abuse and I myself wish I could go inside the book and strangle the offender, but It is quite taxing on my nerves how much of the story has nothing but self destruction and self deprecation …. It is a little depressing to be honest. Still a good book and that’s the only thing that is a little vexing.

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Like the storyline - but it was dragged out too long

I feel like the story would have been better if several extra hours of angst were removed.
I wanted to smack both main characters at times ( and that’s a sign I’ve been fully sucked in) but there were parts that I felt were unnecessarily repetitive.

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great read

this is a good story about two misfits finding each other. Lots of pining and self doubt before the happy ending.
content warning for emotional abusive parents.
This story follows almost directly after the authors book Treasure for Treasure, but I read it first and still enjoyed both.

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self-centered woe is me

this i a self-centered woe is me whining waste of
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it is also badly written whith yet another author who lack the ability to write mm romances without repeatedly writing the caracters name instead of using "he" or "his" or "him" . i do not know why this is so hard, but 20 hours of constant repetition and whining would be intolerant, so i stop at first chapter.

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  • Geraldine
  • 02-09-18

Lovely story

This is a great audio adaptation of a beautifully written book. I love all of the Beings in Love series, though Little Wolf and His Mossy Boys are my favourites. Robert Nieman was brilliant for Little Wolf but Chris Patton is perfect for Ian and Martin. He has been a favourite since the Adrien English series, but he delivers the life and feeling this book deserves. A fantastic, long listen. Recommended.

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  • Loulou
  • 01-27-19

Long, but worth it!

I had already read the book (R Cooper is my favourite author). I'm not a huge fan of all the narrators she uses, but was pretty sure Christopher Patton would do a good job. Which he does. The story is very slow-burn, with lots of angst on poor Martin's part (and a fair bit on Ian's) - if you're not a fan of R Cooper's drawn-out yearning, you may not like this one. But if you do, and also like a long listen, this is for you. Patton even managed to wring a tear or two from me (not unusual for an author, but much more so for a narrator!).