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If you could sum up The Seacrest in three words, what would they be?
First love forever
What did you like best about this story?
It's very difficult to switch time frames and make it work without jarring the reader, but Mr. Lazar does it beautifully in The Seacrest. Each chapter becomes a short story in itself, and the reader is taken back and forth as the story unfolds into the present. And what a story. There's something in the book for everyone: mystery, suspense, but it's mainly a love story that survives lies, mistrust, and misconceptions. Fortunately, I listened to it on a long drive, and I was totally caught up in the story and eager to find out what happened next.
What does George Kuch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Both reading a book and listening to one offers totally different experiences. Reading allows you to create the scenes and voices in your mind. Listening adds emotion, and Mr. Kuch does a fine job drawing the reader into the head of the main character. I felt the pain and joy and love through his narration. Fine job, Mr. Kuch.
Any additional comments?
Mr. Lazar is a fine writer. Period. End of story.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Seacrest to be better than the print version?
Yes because it avails you to listening opportunities that are not available to reading.
Any additional comments?
This book surprised me. The audio version narrated By George Kuch so caught my interest that I ended up taking my earphones into the office with me so I could finish the chapter before having to wait until the end of the workday to start listening again. [My usual reading and listening preference is mass-market historical romance and/or thrillers (for a change of pace) and The Seacrest is listed on Goodreads as a Contemporary Romance/Adult Fiction, which is neither.]
There are several life stories woven into one tastefully written novel.
It starts out with a tragedy, where Finn McGraw's wife and brother, die in a car accident together. The next chapter switches to 16 years ago and how Finn falls in love with his soul mate at the tender age of 16. The book alternates chapters between the past and the present, giving readers more insight into the characters.
After the car accident, Finn is left wondering why his wife and brother were together in the first place, as he didn't have a clue that his wife had ever met his brother with whom he has not spoken to in 10 years. His employer’s daughter, Libby, who herself is recovering from the death of her abusive husband, helps Finn to put his life back on track and to find the feelings that he experienced as a 16-year old boy again.
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