Author: Renae Kaye
Narrator: Casey Hunter
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 07/07/2015
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance
Shawn is single, twenty-nine, the full-time carer of his Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, and a frequent victim of Murphy’s Law—although his family calls it Shawn’s Law. Other than caring for mum, his day consists of painting nude men and spying on the guy who walks his dogs along the street every day at four o’clock. When Shawn takes a spectacular fall on his front steps, who is there to witness it other than the man of his dreams?
Harley doesn’t believe in Shawn’s Law—but he soon changes his mind.
The two men make it through a memorable first date and Shawn’s sexual insecurities to begin a relationship stumbling toward love. But when Shawn’s Law causes Harley to be injured, Shawn is determined to save Harley’s life the only way he knows how—by breaking up with him. Not once, but twice. Throw in a serial killer ex-boyfriend, several deadly Australian animals, two dogs called Bennie, a mother who forgets to wear clothes, an unforgiving Town Council, and a strawberry-flavored condom dolly, and Shawn’s Law is one for the books.
As with many of the audiobooks I review, I don’t want to spend too much time reviewing the story. PizzyGirl reviewed Shawn’s Law for us in eBook format and gave us a thorough review.
I will say that I didn’t enjoy the story quite as much as she did. However, I think any reader of this blog knows that books in the “humor” category just don’t rate as highly from me. It was an enjoyable few hours, however, and a nice escape from some of the heavier topics I was reading at the time.
Okay, so there are two sides to my narration review of Shawn’s Law. Purely from a performance perspective, Casey Hunter does an admirable job. This is the first audiobook I have listened to with him, and he kept me interested even when the story drug for me a bit. I would certainly listen to another Casey Hunter narrated title.
HOWEVER, I would not listen to Casey Hunter narrating another Renae Kaye title. I enjoy Renae Kaye’s books, don’t get me wrong, but she sets them in Australia (Perth in this case). Casey Hunter is not Australian. Luckily he doesn’t attempt an Australian accent, but it is disconcerting and takes away from the world Kaye has set up to have it narrated by an American.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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