• Gasp!

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-29-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lauralyn Thompson
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (109 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Jeff Paxton came home from Afghanistan looking to put down roots. Instead his pregnant sister talks him into a job babysitting the volatile megastar Nigel Gasp. Nigel is stubborn, needy, and determined to be the center of attention everywhere he goes. Before long, Jeff realizes that something is bothering Gasp, and that keeping him out of trouble might be more difficult than he thought.
Nigel never planned on getting old. He simply assumed a hard drinking, hard partying lifestyle would take care of that. Now that he's turning 40, he's depressed and a little bit desperate. To Nigel, 40 seems like a fine age to deposit his DNA and check out while he's still on top.
The last thing Jeff needs is to fall in love with Nigel Gasp. The last thing Nigel expects is a whole new reason to live. But how can Jeff put down roots with a man who is never in the same place twice?
©2012 Z.A. Maxfield (P)2015 Z.A. Maxfield
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4 out of 5 stars
By Belen on 08-30-15

I love Gomez Pugh's Narration!

Any additional comments?

Gomez Pugh has yet to let me down. Once again, his narration, accents and all, was so freaking entertaining I found myself massaging my cheekbones a couple of times from smiling so hard for so long.

That being said, this is a slow-and-steady love story between two men who are both a bit broken in their own ways. The story isn’t flashy and ran a bit long in places. However, it was very entertaining with lots of humor, some quite hot sexy times, and (sort of) how I picture a real relationship between a rock star god and normal guy might actually be.

Nigel is a real enfant terrible. I so pictured Russell Brand the entire time I was listening to this…but the sad kind of Russell who just wants someone to love…

I love that Nigel and Jeff’s relationship isn’t instantaneous. Even though they are attracted to one another, the relationship takes work, with them slowly opening up to one another. I also love that they call each other on their shit. And did I mention the humor? Because this has some seriously funny moments. Sure there were a few things that drove me nuts, but nothing too terrible.

So bottom line? This is not a flashy or fast moving story, but it’s filled with humor, heat and romance, and the narration is terrific.


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3 out of 5 stars
By Riva on 08-16-15

Just OK story; great narration

Yeah, sorry but this book didn't do it for me. The best thing about this book was the AMAZING Gomez Pugh. Man, this book wasn't narrated, it was performed; complete with a very believable British accent for Nigel. The story started off well enough with an ex-Army alpha man babysitting a spoiled rock star. But halfway through, I kept waiting for Nigel to change and have some redeeming value. In my book, it never happened. I just didn't buy what little effort he put towards the relationship and actually got a little angry at Jeff for putting up with his crap. Continually excusing his behavior because of his fame, is crap, IMHO. Then the book ended very abruptly. I guess it could be called a HFN ending, but unless the story continues in a future book, I give their relationship six months.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 07-08-17

Amazing narration. Quirky story

What made the experience of listening to Gasp! the most enjoyable?

Oh, most deffinitely Gomez Pugh doing a British accent that sounded like Nigel Tuffnel from Spinal Tap. It was laugh out loud brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the troubled musician angle. Yes, it's been done a billion times before but Nigel Gasp has a few... kinks that are a little out of the ordinary and it was kinda wonderful.

What about Gomez Pugh’s performance did you like?

EVERYTHING. Gomez Pugh is a master for getting to the heart of a character and not only putting emotion into his narration, but comic timing and humour. He is one of my favourite narrators in any genre.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, at the end in the hospital.

Any additional comments?

Entertaining story made even better by the top class narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By WallE on 06-30-16

A rock god's romance

The e-book was great but it was Gomez Pugh who elevated this audio book to great.
As the title states it's a love story. Even rock stars like Nigel need 'the one'
The book has some funny crazy moments mixed in with the poignant.
A gentle romance with no over the top angst. Just two people like many of us who find it hard to trust that they might be worth loving.

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