Title: My Hero
Author: Max Vos
Narrator: Jared Bradford
Run Time: 6 hours and 3 minutes
At a Glance: This is a coming-of-age story that has a sweet and soft love story. I would rate this audio as acceptable.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: When he was sixteen years old, Rich Miller saved a young man from drowning at his local pool. Little did he know that years later, as a senior in college and Olympic diving hopeful, Rich would meet up once again with Johnny Milloway, now a big football player – and when Rich says big, he really means ‘bear’. The shy jock remembers his savior, and the two men become friends.
Johnny is not put off by the fact that Rich is gay. In fact, the more time he spends with Rich, the more curious he becomes. Johnny wants to know all kinds of things – what it’s like to kiss a guy, for instance. Only it doesn’t stop there…
Rich finds it difficult to believe that this relationship can go anywhere. Johnny is straight, and Rich isn’t prepared to deal with the heartache he knows will come his way in the future. He has enough on his plate as it is – the Worlds are just around the corner, his father would rather watch a football game than spend time watching his son dive…. What he doesn’t count on is Johnny, who can be very determined. And having Johnny in his life proves to be a catalyst for some pretty earth-shattering changes.
Review: My Hero was my first read by Max Vos. The main character Rich is a perfectly normal young man with an extrodinary talent. I felt for and rooted for Rich. And Johnny seems almost too good to be true.
This is a coming-of-age story that has a sweet and soft love story. Unfortunately, for me this book was a little too sweet. The book is well written, just a bit too fluffy for me, personally.
Narration: Jared Bradford is the narrator for this book, and he did a good job, but there was no charisma in his voice. There was not a distinct difference in voices, and sometimes I needed to re-listen to some parts to understand who was talking. I would rate this audio as acceptable.
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