If you could sum up Last Summer in three words, what would they be?
What other book might you compare Last Summer to and why?
Last Summer reminds me of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City as it follows different characters in a span of one summer.
Which character – as performed by Blake Somerset – was your favorite?
I loved all his characterizations but Emerline was particularly touching to me.
Who was the most memorable character of Last Summer and why?
Josh was the most memorable for me as I could really relate to his experiences. I had a lot in common with him.
Any additional comments?
As my headline says not breaking any new ground but the story was written in a very personal style that really drew me in to the characters and their experiences. I really didn't want it to end and I so wish that MTF would write a sequel to this very touching story.
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I have come to thoroughly enjoy Michael Thomas Ford's complex and intertwined story lines. I am glad to meet and get to know each of his richly drawn characters. Although the resolutions are somewhat "predictable" they are also satisfying and the journey towards their destinations are filled with interesting (and, frequently, steamy) twists and turns. I'm ready to listen to another one of his in this vein.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
There were way too many characters in this book. More than once I had to ask myself "Who is this person?", "Has this character been in the book yet?", "Who is this character?" Overlapping and mixing so many different stories and lives into one story is a good idea, it just didn't work out very well for me in this one.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Blake Somerset?
Yeah. I enjoyed his narration.
What character would you cut from Last Summer?
Too many to list. I realize not every character is going to be exciting or interesting to everyone, but there were just too many in this one. After getting about 2/3 of the way through this book I started hitting the :30 forward button, to skip past the story lines that seemed like too much filler.
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