Author: Brynn Stein
Narrator: Randy Fuller
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Gay, M/M Romance
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Daniel Larson has walled himself off from any possibility of romance since his lover died violently five years ago in Afghanistan. The same bomb that ended his partner’s life took the lower part of Daniel’s left leg. The only support Daniel has, his Uncle Lawrence, is dead-set against anything homosexual, including Daniel.
Now, a popular language teacher at the local university, Daniel’s suffering from a car accident that broke his one good leg. His uncle, who is much better at throwing money at things than offering emotional support, provides a rented power chair and a private in-home nurse. Unbeknownst to his uncle, the nurse comes in the form of a man named Jonah Thacker.
Instantly attracted, Daniel and Jonah fight their mutual feelings in favor of professionalism. They become friends anyway, and Jonah shares his life with Daniel, including his handicapped son, Ethan. As Jonah and Daniel grow closer, Daniel becomes more involved in Jonah and his son’s lives, even being there for Ethan when his medical conditions worsen. But when Daniel’s uncle finds out the nurse he’s hired is male, he uses all of his resources to keep Jonah and Daniel apart.
My View – Story:
I originally reviewed this story when it first came out as an e-book and after a second round, I stand by my original review (http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/08/living-again-by-brynn-stein-book-review-by-pizzygirl/). I enjoyed this story and am glad I gave it a second go as I picked up on things I didn’t remember from the first time. I was also better prepared for the overwhelming sadness and emotions so I was able to focus more on the happy times when they were present.
My View – Narration:
I do not think this narrator did this story justice. His voice was easy to listen to but the overall quality of the narration sounded as if it was recorded in a tin can or as if there was an echo in the background. Also, the narrator did not really portray the emotions involved and Ethan’s voice was rather harsh instead of child-like. While I enjoyed listening to this story, I think another narrator should have been chosen.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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