This title is included in Audible Escape

Love Means No Boundaries

Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Series: Love Means…, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)
This title is included in Audible Escape

$12.95/month ($6.95/month for Audible and Kindle Unlimited members). First month free for new Audible Escape subscribers. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $10.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

When you select “Confirm Purchase”, this title will be added to your library at no cost to you.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Joey Sutherland has found a home with Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, living and working at the farm that has become a refuge after a motorcycle accident left him with a scarred face and a lot of insecurities. When Geoff’s aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey is reluctantly roped into picking him up, already anticipating the disgust he’ll see on the man’s face.

But Robert Edward Jameson surprises him: he’s outgoing and friendly; he’s willing to try just about anything around the farm; and he’s blind, which goes a long way toward easing Joey’s nerves. Joey and Robbie become inseparable and discover the beginnings of love. But summer is coming to an end, and Robbie will be returning to his home in Mississippi, where his family and servants see to everything he could want or need. Joey can only hope Robbie will take a chance on love and escape the boundaries that have shaped his sightless life.

©2010 Andrew Grey (P)2011 Andrew Grey

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    104
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    106
  • 4 Stars
    41
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    105
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Handicap treated according to reality

In this book I was especially looking forward to the handicap issues that would hopefully arise. I had already listened to three of his the other farm books where one has made my top three, another is a nice listen, and a third was returned because I seriously disliked the story So I had the whole spectrum to go from. While Love Means No Boundaries doesn't go on my frequent listening list it is difinetly worth checking out as it keeps the sweet romance from the Farm series while it still deals with issues sorouding blindness. I do not suffer from a handicap but sometimes it annoys me that magical solutions just show up for such things. That isn't the case in this book which pleases me.

The most heart-warming part about the book was probably to experience the world and self-discovery through Robbie's eyes and the issues he had to deal with in his old settings in connection with that.

Sean Crisden is a favourite narrator of mine and I have probably grown so used to his voice that I can no longer find any fault with what he reads. Even if the summary doesn't sound all that interesting I'd give it a try just to have something different by him. I hadn't known that you could have favourite narrators like you can authors. I have yet to hear something I'd consider a weak performance.

The only reason this book is not on my frequent listening list is due to the fact that the summer does come to an end and I just thought the story it got a bit awkward there. It is realistic and as others have mentioned Andrew writes about real people, which is probably the reason why I find it awkward. It should in no way discourage anyone from listening to the book, it is still very good. It is after all a very small part of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Engaging and interesting

Loved this book just as much as when I read it last year. The only thing is every once and a while there was a pause right in the middle of a sentence which was sort of odd and the only reason I'm giving this a star off.

Otherwise the story was great - smooth, flowing and easy to follow - and still a favorite of mine. Joey and Robbie's relationship is something special and they both are great for each other.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JanetNAZ
  • YUMA, AZ, United States
  • 12-26-11

Great Love Story

What made the experience of listening to Love Means No Boundaries the most enjoyable?

Sean Crisden is a great narrater

What did you like best about this story?

The realness. Andrew Grey writes about real people

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

Everthing that he narrates is enjoyable. If the story is a little weak he strenghtens it with his narration

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Passionate, evocative, great characters!

Each of the love means series has wonderfully written characters, provocative and evocative storyline, and a great message throughout of acceptance, and understanding. A wonderful passionate escape. You'll fall in love with Andrew Grey's "family"!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Evie22
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 10-02-19

Didn't live up to the two previous books.

I'll admit that my main problem with this book is the narration. 3 of the 4 main characters are returning from the previous book, Love Means...No Shame, but you wouldn't know it by their voices. Granted, there was a change of narrator and I understand that each actor is apt to create & cultivate characters differently, but the voices were so dramatically different that it continued to be distracting right to the very end. In LM...NS, Geoff sounds like an average, good natured guy you might meet anywhere. Now he has what I'd describe as a stereotypical "light in the loafers" affectation & an accent that seems to have come out of nowhere. I got the impression that approximately 5 years had passed in the timeline since the last book. However, Joey went from having the voice of a typical 16 year old kid, changing voice & all, to sounding like he's smoked a pack & a half a day for 20 years. I could not get the image of a weathered, aged Marlboro man type out of my head everytime he spoke. The change in Eli's voice bothered me the least, but only because he didn't seem to get a cartoonish make-over. As a matter of fact, his previously established southern drawl actually lessened. It was almost as if Geoff & Eli switched voices.

I've listened to other books narrated by Sean Crisden with no problem. He even did quite a bit of the voice work in one of my favorite series, but his performance here did not meet my expectations. As I said, I understand that 2 different actors are not going to sound exactly the same and will bring their own experience & talent to the table, but I wish he'd listened to the previous book and had tried to keep the characterizations similar.

As for the book itself, I definitely felt it was the weakest thus far. Not sure whether to chalk it up to poor writing or poor planning, but there were a few inconsistencies that really bothered me. Like how is it that this little farm town's "auditorium" is just "2 minutes away" because it's "right across the street"? No where in the previous books, nor in the next (because I've already skipped ahead & listened to it before coming back to write this review) is it indicated that the farm is anywhere near that close to town. Seemed like a plot convenience for a scene that happened later. Also, on more than one occasion, characters would have a discussion, resolve the topic of conversation, then act as if the conversation had never taken place when the topic would arise again. It was shock, awe & misunderstanding all over again. It seemed as if the book had been written over a period of time with lengthy breaks in between during which the author had forgotten what had already transpired.

All in all, this book did nothing for me. Nothing against Joey & Robbie's story, but it just didn't live up to the genuine emotion the previous books stoked in me. It didn't, however, deter me from moving on to the next book (which I did enjoy more).

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not the best in the series, but good.

I liked the story, and recommend the book. However, I found the twist at the end annoying, and went back to see if I’d missed something. It was just a trick played on the reader, unexpected and unappreciated. It all works out all right, so I only knocked off a star. If this had been the first book I’d read in the series, I probably would not have gone on.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Sweet but somewhat confusing

I liked this story. I took a break from the series and had to remind myself a bit about Geoff and Eli, but Joey and Robbie were a great couple. I was a bit confused by Robbie's reluctance regarding Joey. <spoiler alert>








I couldn't understand why Robbie was hesitant to join Joey on the farm. He experienced so much freedom there and had no financial reasons he couldn't go. Having never been blind myself, I'm sure I'm missing something when it comes to the feelings of dependence that can develop for a blind person. Or maybe this was just Robbie's issue and not something other blind people experience. Either way, it pulled me out of the story. I kept having to replay that section to see if I missed something when Robbie initially said, "no" to Joey.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Seeling Yourself

Joey is now grown and dealing with the effects of an accident. He is a strong and hard working young man but not confident in how others seem him. Robbie comes to stay and his blindness makes the first meeting go more easily. When Robbie goes home it becomes clear to Joey how he feels and he is willing to take a chance. He also has the courage to let Robbie know how much better it could be for him to live a more independent life. It was great to see each man give the other the courage to truly seeing themselves.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • K.J.
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 06-21-12

Love this series

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

Yes, Andrew Grey is a great author and Sean Crisden is a great narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Robbie, I love when authors have characters that are not perfect, except in the eyes of the person that loves them. Robbie not only had to overcome his blindness but also his overprotective mother and to take the leap of faith that Joey would always catch him when he fell.

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

I am a big fan of Sean Crisden's narrations. I did however have a difficult time with the voice he used for Geoff. The first two stories of this series were narrated by Sawyer Allerde, which I thought did a great job as well. That being said the voice Sawyer used to establish Geoff's speech was masculine and the speech Sean used for Geoff was feminine. It was very, very difficult to reconcile these two voices as being the same Geoff. I would actually cringe when I heard Geoff speaking from this book through the rest of the series. When a narrator takes over on a story that the characters voice or speech pattern has already been established they should not change it so drastically as was done with Geoff. Especially when they are a main character.

If you could take any character from Love Means No Boundaries out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would be a toss up between Eli and Robbie. I find both men fascinating and yummy!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love Story

Joey and Robbie's story is a great addition to the Andrew Grey's Farm Series.

Great Performance and Great Story. If you love happily-ever-after then this series is for you.