The Nothingness of Ben

  • by Brad Boney
  • Narrated by Charlie David
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan's top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.
During the funeral, Ben meets Travis Atwood, the redneck neighbor with a huge heart. Their relationship initially runs hot and cold, from contentious to flirtatious, but when the weight of responsibility starts wearing on Ben, he turns to Travis, and the pressure shapes their friendship into something that feels a lot like love. Ben thinks he's found a way to have his old life, his new life, and Travis too, but love isn't always easy. Will he learn to recognize that sometimes the worst thing imaginable can lead him to the place he was meant to be?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

expected more.. silly me

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

a week ending really but in line with the complete story

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the 'nothingness' of ben is a good title, as nothing really happens.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

having first read the return by the same writer/narrator. in which ben and his 'family' are mentioned I felt I should listen to this one to see how they fit together.. I wish I hadn't,the story is ok in itself and the narration not too bad, but there is no great wonder, no suspense.. even the walk round New York with Jason was a nothingness really.. just an excuse to throw in references to stonewall etc.. very weak,all in all a nothing story really.. I wasn't over impressed with 'the return' and this one is even less so..

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- alex

awesome writing, awesome narration

Engaging story momentum coupled with awesome writing. The narrator brought the characters to life in such a way one could almost imagine seeing the film
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press