A Shared Range : Range

  • by Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by Jeff Gelder
  • Series: Range
  • 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stories from the Range: Book One
After a year in medical school, Dakota Holden returned home to take care of the family business full time and help his father cope with multiple sclerosis. Devoted to his family, Dakota allows himself just one week of vacation a year, which he spends in some exotic location having all the fun he can stand. On his last vacation, a cruise, Dakota struck up a friendship with Phillip Reardon, and it fills an important role in Dakota’s life.
So when Phillip decides to take Dakota up on his invitation to visit the ranch, Dakota is happy to see him and meet his veterinarian friend, Wally Schumacher. Despite Wally’s inclination to help the wolves Dakota’s men shoot to protect the cattle, he and Dakota find they have a lot in common, including a fierce attraction. But they’ll have to decide if the Wyoming range is big enough for Dakota’s cattle, Wally’s wolves, and their love.

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Pretty good story. Poor narration

The story is sweet, but uneven. For example two of the main characters are in the car heading west on vacation. They run into a huge tornado large enough to level houses and move cars and they are caught in the middle of it under an overpass. You'd think something that horrific would be part of the plot, or part of the character development, but it never went anywhere. It was never mentioned again except to say to their friends that they were in a tornado on their way out west.

The worst of the book is the narration. I feel Mr. Gelder never read the book before he narrated it. It is very clear the author expected the main character, Dakota to have a "deep, raspy voice". It's actually part of the story line. But Mr Gelder decided on a high, whiny voice instead. Dakota is a muscular ranch owner. I really didn't want to have his voice be wimpy. Major disappointment. The object of Dakota's affection is a slight, young man. Gelder decided to give him the deeper voice. The women's voices and Dakota's voices are indistinguishable. And most everyone has some odd accent that I can't quite place.

I think this may be a book better read than listened to.
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- Robert Brereton

Missed Many Marks For Me

Where do I begin? Well, the story felt unnatural, kind of contrived. I finally stopped listening when out of the blue, a very minor character suddenly announces his homosexuality out of nowhere for really no good reason that has anything to do with anything in a strange attempt to add drama, where none was really needed. I had great sympathy for the protagonist wanting to take care of his sick father, but by dropping out of medical school? Really?? Does the author know how incredibly difficult it is to get into medical school and how incredibly proud his father would be to have his son complete that arduous journey not to mention he deprived some poor soul of that spot in his class? Disgusting actually.

The narration was confusing to me, trying to add accents and inflections that never made any sense to me not to mention his attempts to do female voices was very poor. Then there's the road trip with the sudden appearance of Wally with Phillip. The details of their trip out west was pointless and boring, just as it would be pointless and boring for me to go on. I might try one more Andrew Grey story in the future, but with no expectations.
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- Jeffrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press