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When Jason Walker, a B list actor finds himself in a small town “re-thinking his life”, he’s shocked and amazed to find he’s not living alone.
Ben is the boy who “haunts” a snowglobe he finds in the house left by a previous tenant.
Jason, ironically a B list horror film star, is either crazy or Ben is real and a “ghost”.
I don’t want to give away big secrets but I will drop these morsels:
Ben and Jason find a way to “touch” one another
Jason is the only one who can see Ben
Neither knows a way other than death for them to be together in “real life”
This book ends with a delightful HEA
I think this may be my favorite Marie Sexton book (after her Coda series). Her writing is gorgeous and evocative and really draws the reader in from the first page.
The way she “solves” the main dilemma is both terrifying and wonderful!
I highly recommend this story to fans of the belief that love conquers all, for people who believe that there are Christmas miracles, to believers in magic and to fans of sweet and sappy romances everywhere!
5 of 5 stars
Nick J Russo does another amazing job. He’s easy to listen to and really carries the emotion well. My only disappointment was that he didn’t give Ben an “old fashioned” voice or any sort of voice inflection or accent. He sounds just as anyone else would in our day in time and I guess – in a way that makes sense – but I was hoping for something a little different. Just something to remind us that his voice is coming from a music box…
In any case, it was still wonderful and a fantastic way to experience this amazing story!
4.5 of 5 stars
Overall 5 of 5 stars
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I don't know if I can relay to you how amazing this story is it has everything from two very strong main characters to a creepy home. This book is on my re-read list. Marie Sexton choose the perfect narrator for this. Nick J. Russo made this come more to life. Fantastic work both the author and the narration.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The story was so endearing, There were some great laugh out loud moments and a few times I had tears of sadness or joy in my eyes
What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter Oranges?
When Ben wanted to know who shot J.R.
Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I bought the book because Nick J. Russo was the narrator. I've heard a couple of his other performances and I have to say that he is very good. A narrator can bring a book to life in so many ways, but a bad narrator can kill a story. Nick is the former. I'm sure I'd have enjoyed the story if I'd had read it in book form myself, but Nick gave his reading so much gusto I couldn't press stop on the player.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, but I don't want to give any spoilers
Any additional comments?
This was such a great story and so well narrated. As I have said, I was looking for books narrated by Nick J Russo when I found this story. I am now currently listening to Marie Sexton's Trailer Trash and I am sure that I will be checking more of her audio books out in the future.