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I could listen to K.C. Kelly recite the phone book and I think I would be in heaven. DAMN he had a perfect voice for this book! I'm not sure if he is Hispanic or Native American but he had that soulful, deep, perfectly accented tone to his voice that fit this book like a glove.
I love Rowan Speedwell. She consistently and artfully produces stories that never fail to touch me. This one was no different. Admittedly, cowboys are not my thing and neither are guys in the closet. However, this one worked for me.
I enjoyed the slow burn relationship between the two MCs and the angst in this book. What? I love being emotionally shredded! However, I thought that Joshua was a bit too stubborn and pig-headed for me to fully relate to him. I wanted more from his character, more something. He went back and forth with his feelings so often that I got whiplash. And while I certainly felt the beginnings of love between him and Eli, I felt like the romance could have used more marinating.
I probably would have given this book 3.5 stars or maybe 3 stars for the content if it wasn't for the spot-on narration that elevated this book to a work of art. I'll be looking for this narrator in the future, you can be sure!
**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Excellent! The first word that comes to mind when I think about the story of Joshua and Eli and the cast of characters that help to make this tale so enthralling. Rowan Speedwell's story telling encapsulates the reader at the forefront and carries to the end. The narrator provided depth to the characters with his inflections and tone. The tale is filled with drama, pain, love, joy, violence, healing, laughter, tears, horses, and of course, cowboys! One of the best stories I have read in a long time...I highly recommend this audio book....
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Love, Like Water to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version, but after listening to the narration, I wish I had!
What other book might you compare Love, Like Water to, and why?
There were one or two moments that could be compared to 'My Roommates A Jock, Well Crap', but with the narration here being nowhere near as good
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator could have done much more to distinguish between the characters and at times I lost interest
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
With a different narrator, definitely
Any additional comments?
For me, the story was good but the narrator spoiled it and I certainly won't be listening to anymore books by the same reader!
Would you listen to Love, Like Water again? Why?
Yes, the narrator's voice and the likeable characters.
What did you like best about this story?
They analogies comparing humans with horses used to describe human reactions to abuse helped one to really see and feel Joshua's emotions and body language.The dry humour.
Have you listened to any of K. C. Kelly’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No, but now I love him.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I didn't cry but had visceral pain at times. Smiled several times. Laughed at the ending.
Any additional comments?