Title: Lost and Found
Author: Rick R. Reed
Narrator: Michael Neeb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 4 hours and 52 minutes
At a Glance: The narration for Lost and Found is a bit uneven, which is shame because the book the author gave us is a sweet and wonderful thing.
Reviewed By: Mike
Blurb: On a bright autumn day, Flynn Marlowe lost his best friend, a beagle named Barley, while out on a hike in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
On a cold winter day, Mac Bowersox found his best friend, a lost, scared, and emaciated beagle, on the streets of Seattle.
Two men. One dog. When Flynn and Mac meet by chance in a park the next summer, there’s a problem—who does Barley really belong to? Flynn wants him back, but he can see that Mac rescued him and loves him just as much as he does. Mac wants to keep the dog, and he can imagine how heartbreaking losing him would be—but that’s just what Flynn experienced.
A “shared custody” compromise might be just the way to work things out. But will the arrangement be successful? Mac and Flynn are willing to try it—and along the way, they just might fall in love.
Review: Flynn Marlowe had a best friend and lost him in a Seattle park. Mac Bowersox met a new friend on the streets of Seattle. One afternoon Flynn sees his lost dog on the leash of another man. A cute man but still, someone else. With the help of his best human friend, Flynn tracks down Mac, and through a weird bonding over the dog they both love, sparks fly.
The narration for Lost and Found is a bit uneven, which is shame because the book the author gave us is a sweet and wonderful thing, complete with a busybody landlady who only wants the best for Mac. The narration isn’t bad…it just isn’t great. Audio listeners have come to expect more than just so-so work; some of the best scenes in the story felt flat, and the final chapter could have been more sweetly done. Rick Reed put it all down on the page; it would have been great if the narrator had given us the full weight of the author’s words.
Buy the audiobook if you like Rick R. Reed’s work. Otherwise, wait for a sale price.
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