• Adulting 101

  • By: Lisa Henry
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-24-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (130 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

The struggle is real.
Nick Stahlnecker is 18 and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker's unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty?
That's probably not what dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult.
Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother's basement, but only barely.
Meeting Nick doesn't fit in with Jai's plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don't have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime.
This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It's got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That's all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.
©2016 Lisa Henry (P)2017 Riptide Publishing
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Belen on 01-29-17


Any additional comments?

Can I just squee and squeal and rant about how much I loved, loved, loved this story and audio and leave it at that?

No? Oh. Okay. Well, then. Ummm. Okay...this is awkward.

Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and wants to experience life. He's smart, but doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up, has no filter, and has a pretty co-dependent relationship with his best friend Devon. There's a lot he doesn't know, but what he does know is that construction worker, Jai Hazenbrook, is super hot and he really, really wants to know what he tastes like.

Jai is twenty-five and spends three months every summer working back in his hometown and living in his mom's basement just so he can afford to spend the next nine months traveling the globe experiencing life. He's completely unprepared for this weird kid to come into his life.

~~How is this kid even real? Real people have filters.~~

But the more time he spends with Nick, the more he realizes that he likes him.

~~It’s weird, then, that he likes Nick.
Nick is everything Jai is not. Nick is loud. Nick has no discernable filter. He’s smart, but he’s also scatterbrained. He has energy levels that can only be attributed to a diet full of caffeine and sugar. By rights, Jai should find him exasperating. Instead, he finds him oddly charming.~~

Adulting 101 is low angst, really sweet, ridiculously funny, totally awesome, and I seriously cannot recommend it enough.

The narration absolutely lives up to the awesomeness of the book! Nick J. Russo NAILS the character voices and the tone of this story. He also manages to convey all the texting really well, making them true conversations.

Though there are some slight sound issues throughout the audio (cutting in and out mostly) it wasn't enough to detract from my complete enjoyment of the audiobook.

Bottom line is I loved it and recommend it to everyone!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy L on 03-03-17

Fun read, excellent listening experience!

The narrator did a perfect job of bringing the characters to life. I truly enjoyed every minuet of this book. I laughed and cried as I followed Nick on his journey of trying to figure out how to be an adult. Jai is very patient, and even though Nick annoys him at first, there is something sweet and innocent that Jai is attracted to. My favorite part is Nick learning to control his "indoor voice", and how he continually shocks his parents with his graphic description of his "sexy times" with his boyfriend. This is the first book I've read by Lisa Henry, and I can tell you, it won't be my last!.

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lily G Blunt on 08-11-17


Such a fun story. I laughed out loud many times. Great characters and storyline. Superbly narrated by Nick J Russo.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 07-26-17

Great fun- A bromance and M/M goofy romance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was lighthearted fluff, but well written, funny fluff. The narration was great and so listening was just pure entertainment.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably Nick's best friend Devon. Because even though he's straight he loves Nick for who he is and tells him all the time. He's Nick's snuggle buddy and I find that vision adorable.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The clumsy, awkward sex scenes were great fun.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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