Author: John Inman
Narrator: John Anthony Davis
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 6 hours and 47 minutes
Category: Paranormal, Humor
At a Glance: I adore this book and narration!
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he’s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn’t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.
Wrong. Timmy, Jason’s nephew, is a true handful.
But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he’s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he’s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors—one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.
I’m sorry. Say what?
Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason’s summer plans, and you’ve got the makings for one hell of a ride.
Review: Spirit is my first book by John Inman and what a journey he took me on. Every single character was expertly written and relatable. Uncle Jason is sweet and kind in that dorky sort of way. Timmy is entirely too smart for his own good and made this story extraordinary. Add a military man and a ghost, and you have a mystery/love story that I listened to twice.
What I think I love most about this book is the way John Inman weaves his way through humorous, light, deep, and emotional scenes seamlessly. I got everything I was looking for and more out of this book. I even enjoyed loving to hate Timmy’s mother.
Narration: Jason Anthony Davis’s narration of the story as you are reading it is simply perfection. He is clever and snarky, but awkward and clueless when it comes to Timmy. Davis does justice to a masterpiece of writing. He didn’t make Timmy sound like a baby. He gave him a young sounding but intelligent voice that I could get behind. I even found myself biting my nails in the suspenseful parts. I adore this book and narration!
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