The Eskimo Slugger by Brad Boney ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

23111957Title: The Eskimo Slugger

Author: Brad Boney

Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist:

Story Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 04/30/2015

Length: 7 hours 25 minutes

Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

It’s the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball’s rookie sensation. Born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.

Sent back to Austin to recuperate, Trent visits his favorite record store, Inner Sanctum, where he meets amiable law student Brendan Baxter. A skip in the vinyl of New Order’s “Blue Monday” drives Trent back to Brendan, and their romance takes them into uncharted territory.

As Trent’s feelings move from casual to serious, he’s faced with an impossible dilemma. Does he abandon any hope of a future with Brendan and return to the shadows and secrets of professional sports? Or does he embrace the possibility of real love and leave baseball behind him forever? As he struggles with his decision, Trent embarks on a journey of self-discovery—to figure out who he really is and what matters most.

Story Review:

This is going to be a very short review for me.

The Return and The Nothingness of Ben are two of my favourite books so anything from Brad Boney is automatically on my radar.

The Eskimo Slugger and I just didn’t gel. Initially we got along fine and I liked both Trent and Brendan. Their love story was sweet, the exploration of themselves and each other exciting. Their story left me believing they would make it and with not too much difficulty as Trent seemed to value his new relationship and feelings over any fame he could achieve as the slugger.

I know this book is linked to The Nothingness of Ben but when I was almost at the end and “that event” happens I felt cheated at the way the story was snatched away. I personally don’t think you need such an epic event for true love.

Religion and beliefs are personal and sadly these aren’t mine.

Lirtle had very different thoughts to mine. Her review is here –

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/10/the-eskimo-slugger-by-brad-boney-book-review-by-lirtle/

Narration Review:

Michael Ferraiuolo is very easy and clear to listen to.

Links

The Eskimo Slugger on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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