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Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-20

Both the story and the narrator were not consistent. The narrator mistook several sentences and emotions and the story was nice but suddenly got interrupted by a big chunck about Quinns family I could have done without.

Could not tell them apart

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-20

Not much happens except hookups in different pairings. 4 shallow characters, each narrating as 'I' gets quite confusing a soon as the characters are interchangeable to begin with. Add to that a narrator who does not do voices, and you have one big questionmark.
The part about the letter is ridiculous. If I have an important letter, I don't wait until the last hour to sent it and definitely choose sending the letter over football practice.

Terrible narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-20

It was the story that kept me listening. The part where Anderson lives with the holograms is short. Then he arrives on a spacestation with real people and the point of view switches.
The narrator is monotone, reading an orgasme in the same manner as eating frozen peas for a decade. The sound quality is bad. But the worst is, he does not delete his misreading. He just reads the wrong sentence again.

Not again

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-20

This is my fifth Lily Morton novel and her protagonist starts to annoy me. Again it is a low class, down to earth gay man with bad relationship experience and the same obvious sense of humour and optimistic view on life. The boring plot could not be hidden behind the funny dialogue.

Did not finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-20

This is such a slow novel I just could not finish it. Nothing happens, and if they interact inbetween the sex scenes, it's highly unoriginal. The narrator was fine but he had one shortcoming: he can't perform sex scenes. He went so over the top it was annoying, if it did not make me laugh out loud.

it was all right

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-20

Nice story, nothing special. It's a bit strange that in a small village 90 percent of the population is gay men. Two of Kane's partners run under a car and both Kane and S have abusive exes, although Tim was emotional abusive.
Further a lot of unnecessary info was dropped. Why do I have to know everybody's name, his husbands name and how they met?

The noise reduction was very low quality.

annoying

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-20

In the first chapter the two protagonists meet and one of them tells a lie. So, as a reader, you know this will be the compulsory fallout. It is really annoying to wait a full length novel for the point where it becomes surprising.

thirteen a dozen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-20

Predictable and unoriginal story about two policemen looking for a serial killer. Unbelievable ending.
Well narrated.

I don't like this narrator.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-20

I wished Mr. Dean would stop trying to fake laughter. It makes his characters goofy and phony.
On top of that, he chose for these two characters the same voices as for Felix and the Prince. For a big part of the novel I kept thinking it was that other performance, so I could not realy get in to enjoying it.

I loved the story and listened to it in one go.

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A struggle to finish

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-20

I love series 1 and 2 and will definitely buy the next novel. But this was a struggle. The couple is not the center of the story. It is America's society, social media, and how to argue in an effective way. In short: it reads like non-fiction. And as a European, I am only marginally interested in America's shortcomings.

The narration was good, except the first chapter when he lets his voice tremble too often and so distracts from the scene.

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