Thursday, June 21, 2018


Author: Jennifer LeBlanc

Narrator: James Oliva

Length: 4 hours 28 minutes

Series: August Barton, Book 1

Publisher: Jennifer LeBlanc

Released: Apr. 20, 2018

Genre: Humor

August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen. What ensues is a crazy ride including naked trespassing, befriending a local biker gang, and maybe-just maybe-with Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.
  Jennifer LeBlanc was born and raised in South Dakota and has always had a knack for story-telling. When not slaying zombies in the gaming world or writing, she can be found getting lost in a good book, doing something crafty, indulging in photography, or relaxing with her husband, two cats, and chihuahua. Jennifer loves animals and supports saving species on the verge of extinction. She currently works in merchant banking and credit services while writing her next project.


Narrator Bio
  James Oliva is the creator/writer/director of the audio drama podcast What’s The Frequency? He’s also the voice of Michael Tate on audio podcast drama Greater Boston, Willard on Oak Podcast. James has also had guest appearances on ars Paradoxica, The Strange Case of Starship Iris, Seminar, Big Data, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, The Haven Chronicles, and Radiation World. He was a finalist for a 2016 and 2017 Audio Verse Award in the acting category.


      I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer LeBlanc. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard before. Well, actually, I have. But that's besides the point. This book is simply amazing. It's funny, it's got its moments when it makes you think about possible consequences. And its got sweet romance wrapped in there. I adored Gertie, August's grandmother. She's a hoot, that one. Jennifer LeBlanc is an amazing author and I cannot wait to read more from her.
    I have read this book before, but I've didn't experience it quite like this. James Oliva did a fantastic job with his narration. It was like a movie. And though he's a little older, Augie reminded me of Adam Goldberg (The Golbergs). His voice did anyway. It was so well done. Each scene was describe and the proper emotion was felt. If the next August Barton book has this same narrator, I will not hesitate to add it to my library.

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