Author: Jeff Adams
Narrator: Derrick McClain
Publisher: J&W Books
Run Time: 1 hour and 19 minutes
At a Glance: If you’re looking for a short story, or to try out the voice of a newer narrator, this is your chance to have both of those things with a great payoff in the end.
Reviewed By: Mike
Blurb: Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-county rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school and college are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up.
Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays and beyond?
Review: Mitchell and Alex used to face off against one another on rival teams in high school. They were supposed to not like one another, but both secretly harbored crushes. After years in the real word, they run into one another and go out for coffee. It could be the start of something exceptional for them both.
Narrated by the strong new voice of Derrick McClain this short and sweet novella takes on a fast-paced story and gives it the slowing down it needs so that the listener can enjoy the growth of the casual meet, to friendship, and then something more.
The surprise of the meeting and growing affection between the two is carried off with aplomb by McClain. While the action focuses mostly on the main characters, the supporting cast gets a nice treatment here as well. If you’re looking for a short story, or to try out the voice of a newer narrator, this is your chance to have both of those things with a great payoff in the end.
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