Beyond the Surface

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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 06-10-17

A Story of Reconnection

This may be my favorite piece yet by Stevens. It's about how two characters reconnect after so much time and are able to bring back the best in each other. It's about how two characters find love after so much time, and it's about how they are able to find new meaning with each other. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. There's the right balance of smut and romance, and I loved some of the secondary characters. I would be willing to try to the second part of this series, as I want to see how this group of characters grows and changes.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Phoebe on 13-08-18


I feel a little odd posting this review amongst all the listeners who've expressed love for this book and its narration. I thought the concept and plot of the story held a lot of potential; heavy emotional and societal burdens create very engaging internal and external conflict for both protagonists, but I simply could not finish this. Why? The narration. Was. Terrible. I felt as though I was listening to a robot dictating the text; the narrator did a poor job of delivering dialogue that was in sync with the emotional context, and his attempts at accent changes grated on my nerves; Bachmann just wasn't made to narrate Brooklyn accents.

I feel like I've been inordinately harsh in this review, but that's my two cents. If you can make it past the irritating narration, the story is pretty good.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 16-05-16

Loved Every Minute.

Perfection. In every word, inflection and feeling. Loved the heartaches and the coming back to each other Nick and Julian went through. Needed to go through in order to become the people they wanted to be for themselves and each other.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dixiecowgirl060 on 03-05-16

awesome story

Great narrative and I love the story. Two men loving each other with truth and honestly

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5 out of 5 stars
By SFOvsLAX on 03-07-18

A box of tissue please

Listening to this book bring joy, hope, laughter, worries, and tears to me. This book bring two love souls together giving them a second chance at love. The road these two took while they’re apart will make you cry. But the happy endings is also rewarded with much love, hope, and more tears. Listening to this book requires a box of tissue.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bosco on 23-06-18

Sweet Story

I liked this story and the narration was good. If you're looking for a great deal of heart-wrenching tension (I'm not), this book may not be for you. There are no major twists, and any conflict that occurred during the book is resolved in the end.

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