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Unwrapping Hank

Narrated by: Tristan Wright
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (437 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Sloane loves a good mystery. He grew up as the son of two psychiatrists, so he finds most people tediously easy to figure out. He finds his way to Pennsylvania State University, longing for a rural experience, and ends up being lured into joining a frat by Micah Springfield, the hippest guy on campus.

Nothing in Sloane's classes is as intriguing as Hank Springfield, Micah's brother and fellow frat house member. Hank looks like a tough guy - big muscles, tatts, and a beard - but his eyes are soft and sweet. He acts dumb, but he's a philosophy major. He's presumably straight, but then why does Sloane feel such crazy chemistry whenever Hank is around? And why does Hank hate Sloane so much?

When Sloane ends up stuck on campus over Christmas, Micah invites him to spend the holidays at their family farm in Amish country. It's a chance to experience a true Americana Christmas - and further investigate the mystery that is Hank Springfield. Can Sloane unlock the secrets of this family and unwrap the heart hidden inside the beefcake?

©2014 Jane Jensen Holmes (P)2015 Jane Jensen Holmes

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I really, really liked this story!

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I really, really liked this story! The slow build-up, moving to a slow burn, then BAM! One of the best wow-I-didn't-see-it-coming sex scenes I've read in a long, long time.

The chemistry between Hank and Greg is palpable even on the page. I thought Easton did an excellent job conveying Hank's struggle with wanting Greg. Though I thought, considering Hank's "struggle" takes over three-quarters of the story, he seems to get over it really, really quickly. It just felt a bit fast considering it is such a slow build-up.

Regardless, 4 stars, two thumbs enthusiastically up! It's a great Christmas-themed book I'll enjoy re-reading again at the holidays.

Tristan Wright does a perfectly good job with the narration. There's nothing really wrong with it, but if I'm being honest it didn't blow me away. While I found the sexual tension and UST is really palpable on page, I didn't feel it conveyed as grandly while listening.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I love all books by Ms. Easton; this is no exception. Tristan really captures the essence of both Sloane and Hank. I really like the interaction with Hank's family - Grinch stole my heart 😍. I hope that there is a plan for Micah's audio book very soon.

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Unwrap a fantastic Christmas story!

What made the experience of listening to Unwrapping Hank the most enjoyable?

Tristan Wright's narration. My first time with this narrator but I'll be looking for more. He did an amazing job of making sure each character had their own distinct voice.

What did you like best about this story?

It was very much '10 things I hate about you' with the whole, this is why I hate you when I don't really hate you at all. Oh, and the shenanigans that ensued early on between Hank and Sloane... turned out to be foreplay after all.

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

Having not read the book I'm not sure, I just loved the different tones and voices he brought to the story though.

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

It was and I did, and I can't wait to listen again if I'm being honest.

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Eli Easton is really a pretty fantastic Author and I'm so happy that she chose a good narrator for this short Christmas story. It's laugh out loud fun with just a touch of angst and drama, wrapped in shiny paper with a big red bow!

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Another adorable entry

Just absolutely in love with Eli Easton's work at this point. Her representation of modern gay culture is the one I find closet to heart and most relatable and each novel makes me gush more than the last. Narration was charming and effusive.

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Loved it!

I've never read the ebook but with this audiobook I don't think I lost anything. Loved Hank, Sloanne, Micha, Lilith and Kar. Even loved the dogs. It's filled me with Christmas spirit and a sudden longing for pie. So be warned. Only read Unwrapping Frank when there's pie nearby.

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Awesome Short Story

I love Hank. This story was totally cute enemies to lover type story. I totally love this story and would highly recommend for a quick read.

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Hated the Narration

I was super excited about this storyline but couldn’t get over the narrator. I felt like the sentences didn’t flow and there were weird pauses when there shouldn’t have been. I only got about 10% through before I couldn’t take it anymore. Will be switching over to the book version for this.

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DNF

So about 30 minutes into this audiobook the following exchange took place:

"You're going to drive me crazy, aren't you?"

"Crazy is an ambiguous term with no clinical meaning, and it's insulting to mental health patients."

And that's when I decided to return it.

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sweet cute story

loved this story found it sweet. i listened to it as part of the Escape package but i am moving it to my wish list now.

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A cute story with a slow build.

The relationship that blossoms between Hank and Sloane is cute but a little slow. I would have liked to see a little more tension between them at the beginning stages of their relationship but it was a good easy read.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 12-20-18

a Christmas cracker

This is a lovely Christmas romance from Eli Easton, who can always be relied upon to deliver sweetness and spice for the holidays. It's charming with lots of great ensemble characters who are developed really well in their own right. The story holds lots of interest and the slow burn is a delight. Sloane and Hank are perfect for each other and when they finally get together, sparks fly. HEA guaranteed.

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  • choccygrl
  • 02-10-17

Excellent

Excellent story made even better by a top class narrator. Despite being in dual first person POV the voices and reading were so completely different that there was never any confusion whose POV you were in.