Everything Love Is
Author(s): Claire King
Released: Feb 24, 2017
Narrator/s: Greg Wagland
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. | Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD – unabridged Audio (9 disc)
I voluntarily reviewed an review copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
From the author of The Night Rainbow: a poignant, mysterious and unforgettable story of love, and of the happy endings we conceive for ourselves. What I want is something that makes me feel alive. Joy, passion, despair, something to remember or something to regret. I want to have my breath taken away. Baptiste Molino has devoted his life to other people’s happiness. Moored on his houseboat on the edge of Toulouse, he helps his clients navigate the waters of contentment, yet remains careful never to make waves of his own. Baptiste is more concerned with his past than his future: particularly the mysterious circumstances of his birth and the identity of his birth mother. But Sophie, the young waitress in his local bar, believes it is time for Baptiste to rediscover passion and leads him into the world on his doorstep he has long tried to avoid. However, it is Baptiste’s new client who may end up being the one to change his perspective. Elegant and enigmatic, Amandine Rousseau is fast becoming a puzzle he longs to solve. As tensions rise on the streets of the city, Baptiste’s determination to avoid both the highs and lows of love begins to waver. And when his mother’s legacy finally reveals itself, he finds himself torn between pursuing his own happiness and safeguarding that of the one he loves. https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781501946851
It is not unusual for me to decide not to finish a book I don’t like or which I find intellectually inaccessible. I usually don’t write them up However in this case, I agreed to review the book within a 60 day period.
I awas in the third disc of this nine disc audio book when I realized that I had very little idea of what is happening with the exception that a child is born on a train and grows up to become a mental health counselor (at least I think that’s it). There is also an owl, or a girlfriend; I am unsure. He may or may not remember himself at some point. My lack of understanding may be due to the format; that is, audio versus print. Some books don’t travel well from one format to another.
The narrator is fine; he has a lovely voice. He has a calming, deep tenor; not too smooth, but without the put on huskiness of false sensuality. He also doesn’t use a fake accent to indicate the characters are French. Yay!
I just couldn’t get through this one; as an audio production it was just too hard to follow.