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Summary

Samuel Clearwater, aka Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f--k.

He's worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he's always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he's torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea 'Dre' Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she's become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.

For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.

©2016 T.M. Frazier (P)2016 T.M. Frazier

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Preppy coming to life

I loved this audio of my little preppy not only did the story capture me from the beginning hearing Preppy come to life was amazing.

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Amazing!

Would you listen to Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 1 again? Why?

Yes. it was well narrated and a fantastic story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Preppy.....because pancakes!

What about Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield ’s performance did you like?

it felt real, and was easy to listen to.

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When I heard that TM Frazier would be writing Preppy's story, I just knew I had to get my hands on a copy asap! Preppy in the character in the King series that you just need to know more about, and as usual TM Frazier doesn't disappoint!
From the moment Preppy meets Dre, you know sparks are going to fly! They meet when he catches Dre in the middle of trying to steal from her elderly grandmother; shes broken and lost and Preppy just cant help himself trying to fix her in his own way!
This book is beyond HOT! Preppy and Dre are HOT, and this book was everything and more that you could have wanted from Preppy's story. I cannot wait for the next instalment as the ending of this book just left you needing so much more of this amazing story

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Brilliant!

Preppy: The Life And Death Of Samuel Clearwater, part 1 is book 5 in the brilliant King series by T M Frazier. Preppy and Dre are great characters in this exciting, dark and thrilling story, and there's plenty of light relief with Preppy's one liners. It's at times harrowing, and extremely hot, you won't want to miss it! Oh and the narrators are perfect! I highly recommend.

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This book should have been Narrated by same guy that done the 1st 4 books in this series, that voice was unique & perfect to Preepy's character. Having a different narrator took me out of the book I did not like it :(

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You can't help but love Preppy

When I saw that this book had been published, I was a little dubious. I was wrong to be. The story weaves together well and it is so good to hear Preppy- I couldn't stop smiling. He is every bit as f****ed-up and wonderful as I hoped he would be. Couldn't put this down.

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  • Cyndi
  • 02-11-16

Oh the hangover.....Ugh

WOW, YES SHE DID IT TO US AGAIN!! The cliffhanger...UGH... even knowing it was coming it's still killing me!

Obviously I love Preppy and I am so glad that the author jumped back & forth between now and then. I loved that we got to see what Preppy had going on from the beginning of this series when he wasn't present in the other books. We get to see a deeper side of him for sure. I think what I love so much about this series is that these guys are all so raw and rough but they all have a little bit of a soft side...and I mean a little bit lol. Preppy's story was painful, Hot and even a little sweet all in one. I can't wait for Part 2.

Ok so narration... While I liked Lance Greenfield's narration, he just wasn't the right Preppy for me. I agree that Preppy needed his own voice but after the wildish almost a little nerdish voice that Preppy had in the last 4 books, his voice in this book was a little to mellow I think. I would love to listen to him narrate more books that fit his tone better. Kirsten Leigh was great for Andrea!

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 07-11-16

THIS BOOK WENT WAY.. WAAAY BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS

Well I thought I knew Preppy from the previous books when he came across as nerdy, charming, funny, social, sweet, sexy and a bit crazy too.. but underneath his colorful bow ties and suspenders he's very damaged and broken.. and his story is a heartbreaking one. He covers up the pain from his dark past with good friends, good lays, good times, drugs and living his life from day to day without any expectations. Then he rescues the drugged up Andrea (aka Dre) who is equally damaged and equally broken and she's ready to end it all - but Preppy has other plans for her.

And this is the start of a dysfunctional romance because Preppy knows he's emotionally broken and he just can't keep Dre but that doesn't stop him from trying to save her from her first love.. Heroine. Dre knows she's hit rock bottom but slowly the crazy, demanding, hot and very sensual Preppy saves her - but it comes at a price.. her heart.

Multi-layered complex characters, a highly charged emotionally fraught storyline, some smokin hot rough sex scenes, dialogue that flowed naturally, good character development, humor, angst, drama and, out of the depths of despair, there was love. But the timing was all wrong because we're going to have to wait til the release of book 2 in Jan/Feb next year.. or even book 3 before we find out if/or how Preppy is going to come back from the grave to claim his HEA with Dre. Chapters were flashbacks to the past or present day scenes, dual POV and great narration.

Worth a credit? TM Frazier has written another riveting story to add to this gritty series and her ability to write such an emotionally deep storyline, emotionally damaged characters and an emotionally charged love story leaves me in awe of her talents. So, YES a very gripping and creditworthy listen.

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  • Cheri
  • 04-11-16

Original, Wicked, Twisted, and Unforgettable!

…..And this is just the beginning of Preppy's journey!

I have fallen in love with this series and T.M. Frazier's writing style. Like others who have been following King, I have been anxiously waiting to hear Preppy's story. True to Frazier's unique style, it was just as riveting, intense, and had a few shocking twist I've come to expect from her. Frazier's world building skills is amazing, the plots are vivid, intense and keeps you guessing and the character development is top notch. They are flawed, damaged, realistic and have colorful personalities. While these stories end on a cliffhanger, I'm completely invested and look forward to hearing the rest of their stories.

From the first book, I have been intrigued and fascinated with Preppy's character. Whether he was dead or alive, he's been an important influence to his closest friends and was never far from their thoughts. He's survived a past that has wrapped him into the unapologetic man who will appall you with some of his depraved, sadistic thoughts and actions, but will also crack your heart a little each time you see a little bit more of his vulnerable side and the random acts of goodness he does for others. Even with his past, he's funny and l love all his quick witty charm.

I do have to admit, I had change in narrator blues. I really missed Molly Glenmore and Rob Shapiro's performance. However, I don't know if it was the amazing story or if I adjusted to Lance Greenfield and Kirsten Leigh quickly, but I found myself totally engrossed by this audio and listened to it almost non-stop so I have no complaints with either Greenfield or Leigh performance. They really delivered on the plot, dialogue and characters.

I loved this story! There's no question in my mind if it's worth the time and credit; it's absolutely worth both even with the dreaded cliffhanger. (This cliffhanger wasn't as intense as some of the others in the series, but I'm hooked on the stories and looking forward to the next installment to Preppy's story.)

If you have not started this series, and like dark, intense romances, please do not miss out on this series. It's great! Download them all!

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  • macteri
  • 10-11-16

T. M. Frazier is amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Once again, Frazier delivers. The highly anticipated Preppy was everything it promised to be and so much more. Can't wait for the next!

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  • Ms Goldie
  • 09-11-16

Preppy So Awesome

Cannot wait for the next Preppy Book. Learning about the beginning of his story with Dre was just what the Doctor Ordered. I am looking so forward to his next book. Shortest time spent on any book. Could not stop listening.

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  • V from Kansas
  • 26-04-18

Damn, where’s the Kleenex

I’ve gotta say, this author is seriously talented. How she can write a book containing three different timelines, all mixed together and still have the plot flow flawlessly. I must admit that I do resent, a bit, that this story has been split into three 7.5 hour books instead of one twenty hour book. Unfortunately, that also means we have to suffer two cliffhangers. Ugggg!
That being said, the story is beautiful but heart wrenching. There is one major flaw, however, the narration from the first four books, for Preppy, does not match the speech patterns or Cadence of before. As a matter of fact, it’s almost polar opposite. Preppy is a manic, fast talking character in books 1-4 but, other than changing topics Willy Nilly, his character is pretty normal in book 5. I’ve decided to embrace this new version of Preppy and ignore the changes.
The most important thing to note is, even though I’ve noted some major flaws, I still gave this book a solid five star rating. I did this because the writing and story are brilliant. So as long as you can handle some violence, tales of sexual abuse against children and a little bit of depraved sexual urges, this should be an immediate download for you.
-V from Kansas

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  • Daniele
  • 19-07-17

Story is AMAZING.

Preppy's storyline was just amazing!! I am a little disappointed that we didn't get a little more crazy thoughts out of the head of Preppy, given the insinuations we got about how nuts he was in the other King series books. But overall, this is a phenomenal continuation of the series and can't wait to listen to book 2!

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  • Shelley Haase
  • 10-02-17

Preppy is incredible!

Would you consider the audio edition of Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

It only enhanced T.M. Frazier's work!

What did you like best about this story?

The story line.

Have you listened to any of Lance Greenfield and Kirsten Leigh ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am new to them, but I will be seeking more out from them in the future.

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Preppy by T. M. Frazier is unlike any book I have ever read. T. M. Frazier brought me into this incredibly developed world of two amazing characters and I did not want to leave. The characters were memorable and I couldn't help but fall in love with each of them as well as their flaws. I could not tear myself away as I burned through the pages to find out what would happen next Though it is a part of her King series, it can be read as a stand a lone, but it will definitely not be the last you read in the series, as it does end in a cliff hanger.

The reason I say this is unlike any book I have ever read is that it is written from the perspectives of two eccentric characters who are experiencing life altering situations. Dre is a desperate junkie trying to find a way out or her next fix, whichever will numb her pain. In a dire circumstance, she ends up meeting Samuel Clearwater AKA, Preppy who ultimately saves her life. Though he is in no way a savior, he is facing his own demons which will inevitably be the end of both of them. Their combustible chemistry is off the charts, but sometimes that is not enough.

Preppy himself is a unique character. He says things like he sees them. He is brash, cocky, confident and yet somewhat broken which made me love him even more. I never knew what he was going to do or what he was going to say. The twists and turns in the plot were magnificent and T. M. Frazier has an incredible ability to share how family will do the ultimate sacrifice for those they love.

There is so much more to this book than the drugs, combustible chemistry as well as loyalty. I can't quite put a finger on it, but it definitely is worth the read.

PS- The audio version of this book is fantastic. I have never listened to Lance Greenfield or Kristin Leigh before, but I am now a huge fan of both of theirs. Their narration only enhanced T. M. Frazier's work. I will certainly be looking for more books from these talented individuals to entertain me with in the future!

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 19-01-17

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN!!!

I want to give this book 100 stars! Initially I was so emotionally turned upside down from Preppy's 'first death' in Bear's story I didn't even want to get this book, I really didn't, but TM Frazier knows how to write an epic story with all the dark and light life can bring. I cried at the end of this, CRIED, like a newborn! I will be counting the seconds until book two is available. Be warned, this story is painful, but incredible. You've got to get it.

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  • Denise
  • 21-11-16

She did it again! Finally Preppy gets his story!!

I am an avid fan of Ms. Frazier. However, I have to admit I was a skeptic that she could pull off Preppies story... because if you followed this series you know he was a force to be reckoned with in a sociopathic kind of way. Frazier tends to bring scary, gritty characters to life and has you somehow identifying with them despite their violent, predatory and sometimes abhorrent behavior. This book was no exception. I was prepared to not like the larger than life character or his sexually dysfunctional tendencies, however Ms. Frazier again has managed to surprise me by fleshing out this character and showing a side that ironically enough anyone can identify with. The synopsis of the story does not give it justice. I am not going into any detail of the story line except to say that the characters are well developed, human, and flawed. Bravo Ms. Frazier for once again giving us a different, relevant character in this series. You have managed to keep the story line fresh, gritty, violent, and at time heartbreaking. This series is unlike any series on the market and I highly recommend reading AND listening to every book in this King series!

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