Spirit

  • by John Inman
  • Narrated by John Anthony Davis
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he's as gay as a maypole. One wouldn't think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.
Wrong. Timmy, Jason's nephew, is a true handful.
But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he's getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he's thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors - one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.
I'm sorry. Say what?
Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason's summer plans, and you've got the makings of one hell of a ride.

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When Jason Day's sister, Sally, drops off her four year old son, Timmy, for a month while Sally goes on vacation with her boyfriend, Jack, Jason never expects his life to change so dramatically.

While Sally and Jack are away Sally's former brother-in-law, Sam, shows up unexpectedly and quickly ends up settling in to spend some time with his nephew. Jason is immediately attracted to Sam and the two get into a relationship pretty quickly.

Oh, yeah, there's a mystery as well surrounding Sam's brother, Paul, who disappeared three years before with no word or explanation. There's also a spirit in the house communicating with the men, but especially Timmy.

Jason and Sam are really, really slow at getting a clue.

New to me narrator John Anthony Davis was entertaining, particularly with his timing on the humor and all the conversations in the story. Though he had some hiccups, they weren't so many that it detracted from the enjoyment of the listen.

The story was entertaining, particularly the humor, but the dense nature of Jason was taxing after a while. I just couldn't believe anyone could be that clueless and blind. Even after all the clues and glaringly obvious things begin piling up and happening around him.

But...the humor kept me interested and the narration kept me happy. Also, though I'm not usually a huge fan of when a kid is heavily involved in a story, Timmy (the little terror) was delightful. All in all it was a fun listen/read.

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- Belen

Funny and sweet story, not my favorite narrator

Jason agrees to babysit for his precocious 4-year old nephew – Timmy – for his sister Sally. He’s in a bit over his head because Timmy is 4 going on 14!

Timmy’s dad is missing and Paul – Timmy’s uncle, Sam – comes into town, Jason lets him crash at his place rather than spend money on a hotel.

Timmy reports that there is a ghost in the basement and Jason and Sam hear unexplained things and see some strange things, as well.

The relationship building between Sam and Jason is pretty smooth and quick, the bulk of the story is spent figuring out the mystery in the basement.

**

John Inman does humor so well! It’s hard to be funny and spooky but he manages just that. The characters are all very well developed and three dimensional – even the ghost!

The one-liners really zing in this book!

This was a light, enjoyable, funny book with a sweet romance and a quirky/spooky mystery thrown in and… oh yeah! A ghost!


4 of 5 stars

Audio

Anthony Davis is a new narrator to me. While he did a nice job with the timing and the emotions, and a passable job on Timmy’s voice, there were times it felt like he was stumbling along in his narration over words and it got distracting.

I think that – overall – it’s not a bad way to experience this book, but it wasn’t my favorite narrator.

3 of 5 stars

overall 3.5 of 5 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC