A Being(s) in Love Story
Years ago, a very intoxicated Martin nearly died in the woods outside Everlasting, and a beautiful creature saved him, although Martin’s done his best to forget it. He spends his time in a haze of weed as he avoids his emotionally abusive mother - and the way he feels about men. Martin is already a weirdo in his isolated small town; he doesn’t need a sexuality crisis, too. He’s a mess, but someone - or something - always seems to take care of him, usually a tall, sarcastic deputy by the name of Ian Forrester.
No one knows much about Ian, which is how he and his family prefer it. Ian has resigned himself to a lonely life keeping his secrets and guarding his forest. It’s safe to dream of Martin, because Martin never remembers Ian helping him. Besides, Martin barely speaks to Ian, so nothing can ever grow between them. Right?
But with the dragons - and the magic - back in Everlasting, suddenly anything seems possible, even a happily ever after for two men who never expected one....
The narrator here was just perfect. His voice performance of EVERYBODY was just great.
The story itself was so engaging and evocative. This was my first book of this series and I loved it so much that I intend to read every other book I can get my hands on.
If nothing at all, I will definitely grab Zarrin and Joe’s book. They were great here and I really want to know how they got together
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I loved this book as I have all of R. Coolers Beings in Love books, but so many times I had to put this down or risk strangling my phone. Two characters could not be more difficult. I can't imagine having had to struggle with these two. R. Cooper must have magic.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Not really. Just too long and it seemed to take forever for any action to move the story forward.
Would you recommend His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love] to your friends? Why or why not?
You just asked that question above.
Have you listened to any of Christopher Patton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Chris Patton is a fantastic narrator but I don't think he was a good choice for this book.
Did His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love] inspire you to do anything?
Fall asleep I'm afraid.
Any additional comments?
Its such a shame. I wanted to like this mostly because of Chris Patton. And its a shame I would've rather have heard him narrate the final (?) Adrien English story - So This is Christmas because while Kale Williams did a good job with the Monet Murder series you couldn't tell who he was speaking for in the Adrien English story. I finally gave up and I finally gave up with the Mossy Boy story. Wish I could've switched the narrators to the other book and I think things would've been much better.
I liked this story. Yes it was lengthy but I think it made sense for the characters. However, for all its length, I still felt like the world building lackedq a little bit and the character development was too slow. It just left me feeling flat.
That said, I’m not sure if that was the story or the awful narration. The long pauses where normal speech or reading would not have them were frustrating! They kept taking me out of the story. Why, why did the narrator do this? Just be warned. By the time the end rolled around I was waiting for it. It wasn’t until after I realized I didn’t necessarily want he story to end but the narration. It’s sad because the narrator had decent voices and actual reading when he wasn’t stopping all the time.
I really enjoyed this book however I don’t think it needed to be so long. Some of it was just fluff but I can honestly say it did not detract me from the book.
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This is a great audio adaptation of a beautifully written book. I love all of the Beings in Love series, though Little Wolf and His Mossy Boys are my favourites. Robert Nieman was brilliant for Little Wolf but Chris Patton is perfect for Ian and Martin. He has been a favourite since the Adrien English series, but he delivers the life and feeling this book deserves. A fantastic, long listen. Recommended.
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