When Liam Marshall's best friend, Alex, loses his fight with colon cancer, he leaves Liam one final request: buy a ticket to Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and scatter Alex's ashes off the pier. Liam is tired, worn out, and in desperate need of a vacation, but instead of sun, sea, sand, and hot cabana boys, he gets a rickety old train, revolting kids, and no Ewan MacGregor.
Liam would have done anything for his friend, but fulfilling Alex's final wish means letting go off the only family Liam had left. Lost, he freezes on the pier...until Sam Owens comes to his rescue.
Sam's family has vacationed on the Isle of Wight every year for as long as he can remember, but he's never met anyone like Liam. Determined to make Liam's vacation one to remember, Sam looks after him-in and out of the bedroom. He even introduces Liam to his entire family. But as Sam helps Liam let go, he's forced to admit that he wants Liam to hang on - not to his old life, but to Sam and what they have together.
©2012 Sue Brown (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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"Fake accent ruins the book"
story is good.
As long as he refrains from doing an English accent, maybe I might.
I have a pet peeve when it comes to the correct performance of a foreign accent. If it gets in the way of the performance...like it did in this book, then it won't finish the audiobook. I don't expect every performer to be as awesome as Williams James' narration in an Australian accent in the Lang Downs series, but it can't be as God awful as Max Lehnen's British accent was. It completely took me out of the book.
I will be returning this.
"Kind of Funny story that transports you!"
I have listened to better, I have listened to worse. I would listen again though!
I like the 'englishness' of the characters and how this and they transport you out of the norm.
Fantastic job. Really engaging and his voice does not get in the way of the story. This is VERY important for me. I don't like overly dramtic, actorly reads and this one hits the mark.
Liam. I like his sensitivity.
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