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St. Nacho's

St. Nacho's, Book 1
Narrated by: Thomas Fawley
Series: St. Nacho's, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Cooper has spent the last three years running from a painful past. He's currently moving from town to town, working in restaurant kitchens, and playing his violin for tips. As soon as he starts to feel comfortable anywhere - with anyone - he moves on. He's aware that music may be the only human language he still knows. Ironically, the one man he's wanted to communicate with in all that time is deaf.

Shawn is part of a deaf theater group at the nearby college. Shawn wants Cooper as soon as they meet and he begins a determined flirtation. Cooper is comfortable with down and dirty sex, just not people. As far as Shawn is concerned, dirty sex is win-win, but he wants Cooper to let him into the rest of his life as well. Cooper needs time to heal and put his past away for good. Shawn needs to help Cooper forgive himself and accept that he can be loved. Both men find out that when it comes to the kind of healing love can bring, the sleepy beachside town of Santo Ignacio, "St. Nacho's" as the locals call it, may just be the very best place to start.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some listeners may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices.

©2008 Z. A. Maxfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Vicki
  • 10-01-17

leave your baggage at the door

This was a solid story. The characters were rich and the story told was moving. The narration was amazing. Thomas Fawley admirably individualized each character and their emotions through voice, accent and inflection.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-02-18

I liked the 1st half, but struggled w/the 2nd half

What was most disappointing about Z. A. Maxfield’s story?

I really liked the development of the relationship between Shawn and Cooper, it was sweet and the interplay of Coooper's music and Shawn being deaf led to some very touching and memorable moments. But the story lost momentum for me after Cooper's past pulls him away from Shawn and St. Nachos. I couldn't find Jordan sympathetic, and I found Stan and the whole religious subplot highly annoying and overly dramatic.

Have you listened to any of Thomas Fawley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to only 1 other performance by him, Touch the Sky by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee (which was a dual narration with Brandon Bujnowski), which was also a $1.99 audible add-on to the Kindle Unlimited book. Since I'm not a big fan of dual narration, I liked St. Nacho's narration better ... but I think both of these stories weren't the strongest and the narration helped bolster both books.

Any additional comments?

The Kindle book is offered free (purchase for $0, not Kindle Unlimited) and I added the narration for $1.99 (although it is now included in the Audible Romance Package). I know there are 3 more books in the St. Nacho's series (also included in the Romance Package), but I don't think St. Nacho's and Z.A. Maxfield is a good fit for my tastes!

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  • Charo
  • 03-07-17

heartfelt

Narration = 5 stars.. this is my first time hearing this narrator and he was amazing... giving each h character a distinct voice.
Story = 5 stars.. this is a well written, richly developed main characters and storyline..
Overall= 5 star.. I am highly recommending this book.
Charo

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  • Victoria
  • 16-03-17

Music can be heard in your heart

Other than the insta-love, the story of lost & hurt souls worked it's way into my heart. I fell in love with Shawn's tender heart. This is a love story that left me with a good feeling of hope and happiness.

Good read from a 1st time author & narrator to me. Well done!

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 08-02-20

A good book and a good audio performance.

St. Nacho's is the first book I've read by Z. A. Maxfield. I've had this in my Audible library for almost 2 years and now wonder why it took me so long to listen to it. I couldn't be that I have a huge To Be Listened to List, right? 😊 In any case, I loved listening to this. It was also the first book I've listened to by Thomas Fawley and I'm happy to know that he performed the other books in this series (also in my library). His voice was very pleasing to listen to.

I'm a sucker for a good New Adult story and this one was really good. The blurb tells you everything you need to know. I'll add that the story kept my attention all evening and I listened to it straight through. I'm happy that I have the other books in my library; now I just have to make time to listen to them.

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 21-01-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Rusty GingerBear
  • 18-09-19

It's library, NOT Lie-Berry. No Fruit!

It's a good book, but...

It seems like just another typical victim / savior story from Z.A. Maxfield. The story is written well enough to enjoy and keep you interested and involved. There just really isn't any character development, or depth involved here.

I like the narrator used here, and his tone and inflection do the story incredible justice. However, I really wish he would learn how to pronounce the word LIBRARY. (Lie-bər-Airy) It's not a fruit, and should NEVER be pronounced as such. No more Lieberries!

Overall, it's an ok escape and a good listen.

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  • CMN0320
  • 08-02-19

Great story, Great narration

I loved this book. I’ve seen a couple of reviews that were positive but didn’t like the way Cooper treated Shawn in the beginning. It’s true that Cooper tried to avoid Shawn, but really, he had a lot of baggage, and actually gave in to Shawn in short time.

I am looking forward to the other books in this series, and am positive they all will be rereads.

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  • Aethena Drake
  • 30-01-19

Sweet well written story.

Well written, nicely narrated story that covered some very difficult subjects. Look forward to reading more in this series

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  • happyjo
  • 05-11-18

It's gay erotica

This book was tastefully done in a way that did not distract from the good story line. It was an eye opener for the world to see the relationships between gay men.