As You Are

  • by Ethan Day
  • Narrated by Jason Frazier
  • 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Operation Danny....
That's all bartender and recent college graduate, Julian Hallowell has had on his mind for the past year. Julian may have no idea what he wants to do with his life, but he definitely knows he's in love with the boy next door: the one in the next room to be exact, his roommate, Danny Wallace.
Danny owns a used textbook store just off campus, and while Julian has done his level best to make Danny fall for him, all his hard work appears to have been in vain. Danny doesn't seem to view Julian as anything other than that--a roommate and friend. So when new guy in town Andy Baker asks him out on a date, Julian can't think of a good reason to say no.
Julian has already instituted a Reverse Operation Danny plan, which he's positive will purge all thoughts of love and lust for his roomie out of his head. He's ready to move on and start looking for his next Mr. Right, and Andy just might fit the bill.

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The narrator alone is worth buying this audiobook!

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Julian has had a crush on his roommate, Danny, forever, and just when he’s given up on having him – ie moving on – Danny makes a play for him.

There is a lot of humor in this story. Julian is a hysterical gay man with a lot of fun quirks – clumsiness, sugar addiction, a flair for fashion. His mother is hysterical as well, and has a big heart. Gabby, the female best friend also provides comic relief.

Danny – well, I just never liked Danny. As the story progresses we see and finally “understand” more about Danny and his motivations, but it was really hard for me to forgive him… and that, ultimately influenced my opinion of the book.

I think that this is one of those books that will either hit it’s mark and make you a fan, or it will count as a miss. For me it was a miss (not enough to deter me from trying another Ethan Day book). The romantic in me was just so unsatisfied by the ending. I really needed Danny to do more to win Julian back and the lack of “making up” left a sour taste in my mouth. (It is a HEA, though.)

Writing/Editing 3

Romance 2

Sex/Heat 4

Storyline 2

World Building/Characterizations 5

Humor 5 – it is really funny!


3.5 of 5 stars


Audio:

Jason Frazier, hands down is one of THE BEST narrators of this genre. He is a PERFORMER. He gets inside the heads of all the characters and makes them all unique and outstanding.

I had read the book before and was not impressed by the story overly much (as you can tell by review) but when I saw that Jason Frazier narrated the book I had to have it anyway.

I’ve said it before and it still holds true, Jason’s narrations remind me of the old days of radio soap operas in that he can create this entire “movie” without pictures for us just by how much personality he puts into each one of his characters.

There are a few truly gifted performers in this genre who bring a story to life more than just tell a tale and Jason is one of them.

I adore his narrations and give this one a 6 out of 5 stars.

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- Morgan A Skye

Another great performance by Jason Frazier

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When I heard some gay erotic romance novels had been released as audiobooks, I was skeptical. I'd been listening to audiobooks for years, but I'd frequently been underwhelmed by narrators. Flat voices, lack of intonation, and characters who all sound the same, turned even the most amazing, spirited novels into monotonous lectures. So how could one person convey the depth of emotion and sexual tension of the m/m genre? How could one person realistically narrate an explicit love scene? I wasn't sure if it was possible. Still, being a huge fan of m/m books, I decided to give it a try while taking a long, solo car trip.

To ease my way into the new venture, I chose a title from one of my favorite authors. I hadn't heard of the narrator, Jason Frazier, but I did really like the author, so I purchased the book, hoping I wouldn't be disappointed. Then I got behind the wheel, plugged in my phone and hit play. In the first few minutes of the book, I knew I'd found a new favorite narrator.

Jason Frazier doesn't simply read a book. He performs the book. He brought the story so vividly to life I couldn't believe it was only one person. The characters were given not merely voices, but personalities. Jason was able to convey an incredible range of emotion—anger and fear, innocence and happiness. The love scenes were amazing, too. Instead of just hearing the breathy moans and whispered endearments, I felt drawn into the room with the characters. Once again, I checked the cover to make sure that only one person was narrating.

As You Are, by Ethan Day, is now the third audiobook I've listened to that was narrated by Jason Frazier, and I loved it. The range of voices was, as usual, phenomenal. From a twenty-something twink, obnoxiously chewing gum, to a matronly, match-making southern belle, Jason once again gave each character such depth and emotion, that I was sad to hear him say, "The End."

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- Amazon Customer "Writer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2015
  • Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC