Author: Jay Bell
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Run Time: 17 hours and 27 minutes
At a Glance: An excellent writer and an excellent narrator=perfection!
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: This isn’t a coming out story. Nor is it the tale of a lonely heart-seeking companionship. This is about how I learned to fight.
My name is Nathaniel Courtney, and I’ m a survivor. I didn’t let the cruelty of others wear me down, and I’ve weathered the more subtle hardships of the heart. Love is a Trojan horse, slipping past your guard and leaving you ransacked and vulnerable. I emerged from that war not unscathed but as a new man. The only mistake I ever made was letting the right guy get away. Now I’ve got one more chance. This is the final battle, because if I fail now…I won’t. You’ll see. Just listen to my story, Kelly Phillips, and when I’m done, please don’t walk away. Take this weary soldier into your arms so we can find peace together.
Something Like Thunder is the sixth book in the ongoing Something Like… series, shedding light on past events while leading the listener toward an exciting new future.
Review: What can I say but booming, crashing, startling, fearful, quaking, deafening, sometime tentative… The sounds of thunder, all describing the audio performance of Something Like Thunder by Jay Bell.
I love an author who gives me depth of characters. I yearn for the whole story about them. I want to know why…why…why. In the case of Nathaniel Courtney, I want to know why he pushed away the love of his life, Kelly. But sometimes, I want to just have very strong hateful thoughts about Nathaniel too, and wonder why Jay Bell even wasted his time writing about such a character. This is what a Jay Bell book narrated by Kevin R. Free does to me. That’s seventeen hours of becoming invested in one character—the best way to spend those hours, I assure you. Mr. Bell does intertwine other characters in the plot, but essentially, this is Nathaniel’s story and how he came to make one of the biggest mistakes of his life.
Kevin R. Free really sets up the tone of the book. When Nathaniel is showing weakness, you hear the weakness portrayed in Free’s voice. When Nathaniel’s voice is booming while protecting his Mom, the narration Booms! Free has all the sounds of thunder mixed into the narration of Something Like Thunder. An excellent writer and an excellent narrator=perfection!
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