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By Smitten with Reading on 06-22-15
B- rating overall
Sometimes stories really work for me in the audiobook format and sometimes they don't. This one didn't work for me. And I'm not sure how much of that was because of the story line and how much of it was because I really didn't enjoy the narrator on this audiobook. Honestly, I think a lot of my problem was in the narration. And it's not that the narrator is bad, he just used such a hick accent for Parker...I hated it and it made him seem like a stupider character than he really is.
The other side of it is that I just didn't connect to these characters emotionally. This is a short book. It's just over 2 hours in audio format, so that means it's really short. That's just not much time to become emotionally invested in what's happening to them. The book basically takes place over a weekend and that's about the depth of my emotional investment in the story too. It was quick. It was an easy read. But that means it's also easily forgettable For what it is though, it was fairly entertaining. Besides Blake's sister, I did enjoy what was there. I just don't think it's going to be something that will stick with my past next week.
But if you're looking for a momentary audiobook diversion, this one may work for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
By 2kasmom on 06-22-15
AUDIOBOOK: Cruise Control
Blake meets Parker because he loves his car and is out on the open road - when it dies. Parker can fix it, after the part comes in. He is not officially certified to repair such an extraordinary vehicle. He does it because he is the only one in town who can repair.
Blake is really attached to his car and even calls it "Leon". He takes a lot of ribbing and jokes on his behalf since he is very vocal in the love of said car. He and Parker get to know one another rather quickly over the weekend, since he needs a place to stay. Parker is generous at heart and helps him out. After tragedy strikes, they know a bit more about one another than strangers would.
The attraction is there it is just a matter of acting on it. The fear is whether it will be reciprocal. Since they have so much in common, they quickly become friends too.
This audiobook is narrated by Jason P. Hilton. The book was quick and easy to listen to. His voice is clear and you can hear everything. His inflections and use of accents to tell who is who makes it even easier to enjoy. I found myself very entertained. My only warning is the content and language is not for those under age of 18.
***This ARC audiobook copy was given free by the author and its publisher for review purposes.