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Ok, I'm giving this book 5 stars because it's awesome but there's a few things I want to discuss. I didn't have any major issues with Robert Nieman the narrator as such but I just found his narration style a little .... un animated I guess?! All the characters sounded the same to me and there wasn't a lot of passion in his voice. But he spoke clearly and I guess that's all you actually need from a narrator but I think having listened to a lot of other fantastic narrators maybe I've been a little spoiled. I don't know. This being an audio review I then feel confused whether to rate it 5 stars or lower but then I remember how freaking awesome the story is and it's definitely staying a firm 5 from me.
The basic storyline for this book is not overly original and has certainly been covered before in MM let alone romance overall but the beautiful writing style, flashback memories and fabulously well developed MCs truly make this book superb. This is the story of Carey and Jase. Carey is a former Marine and Jase was in the same unit as a medic. An insurgent attack leaves Carey missing the lower part of his leg and Jase with PTSD.
Jase has always been in love with Carey and is openly bisexual. Carey has always been close to Jase but never realised his feelings were anything other than platonic until Carey comes to stay with Jase for a couple of weeks. The flashback scenes are spectacular and written so well, war is nothing other than brutal and this book really portrays the realities of that.
The chemistry between these two is believable and strong. I just loved them. The gay for you aspect is written really well and it all just seemed very realistic and honest. Excellent HEA and overall lots of feels. Absolutely loved this book and can't wait to listen to the next!
This book was sweet and romantic. A nice progression from friends to lovers. And gotta love some hot between the sheets loving.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Everything Changes to be better than the print version?
I didn't read this one, perhaps I should though, because the story itself was more appealing than the narration.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I can't pick just one, I really enjoyed both Carey and Jase. If I'm backed into a corner I'll Carey because of his resilience for what he's been through and his determination. I really felt for Jase though, after, you know.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Robert Nieman?
I would, yes. I've learned that with this narrator I either love his performance, or I don't, there's no in between. I think that maybe if he himself is more invested in the characters it seems to flow better. Perhaps he can relate more so to certain characters and stories.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The PTSD aspect of the story felt real, researched, accurate and heart breaking.
Any additional comments?
Loved the Gay for You aspect to the story, the early days of the relationship and the care taken when writing about Carey's PTSD. I didn't like it when Carey broke Jase's trust, the way he treated him at times and the flip from friends to lovers, then the betrayal, for some reason the story didn't feel as real to me anymore after that.