6 hrs 1 min
The struggle is real. Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker’s unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty?
That’s probably not what Dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult.
Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother’s basement, but only barely.
Meeting Nick doesn’t fit in with Jai’s plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime.
This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It’s got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That’s all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.
I read the e-book for this one last summer and to say the least I really enjoyed it. Here's the link to the review I wrote at that time...my thoughts really haven't changed and it's kind of a longish review, so rather than re-post the whole thing I'll just hook you up and you can go see it if you're interested in the long version...
Book Review: Adulting 101
So what's different this time? Why, I listened to the audiobook, of course.
I'm actually rating this one just a bit higher because if anything I enjoyed this a bit more than I when I read the book. Nick J. Russo was the narrator on this one and he totally nailed it for me. Especially Jai's voice it was perfection. His Jai sounded exactly how I imagined Jai would sound. I honestly liked everything about the narration of this book Nick was excellent, as was Devon and well...everyone...
Ok so that gave me a little pause and I just did something I rarely do I took a second and changed my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars because I don't see any reason not to. I loved this story as my original review can attest to and I was totally into the audiobook. Plus I know when I go to post my review in certain other places I don't have 1/2 stars and I'm sure not going to round down on something that I enjoyed this much so really...what am I holding out for? Nothing. It's totally a 5 fun filled stars review on this one.
If you like audiobooks that will make you laugh out loud you seriously need to check this one out...it'll be the last serious thing you do until the book is done. Along with the mind of an 18 year old male there's mythical, elf, unicorn dick involved here, how can you not want to find out more about that?
********************An audio copy of 'Adulting 101' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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