Foxe Den follows high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his friends throughout the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Along the way, Skyler gets to inflict his mother on his boyfriend Keith, meets Keith's parents, and just generally tries to navigate the treacherous waters of a brand new relationship.
Unlike the novels, this novella hasn't any mystery to solve. It's the sort of stuff that happens between characters once the audio has ended.
©2012 Haley Walsh (P)2015 Haley Walsh
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"Delightful Edition To The Skyler Fox Series"
Not to be read as a stand alone piece, this novella should be enjoyed after the adventure in book No. 3. Of course by this time you should have read all the books leading up to this one so there should be no problem there. Though not a mystery this tale expands the emotional lives of the characters we have grown to care about by watching their relationships develop through the holiday season. If you have enjoyed this unusual series and the lives and friendships of the characters Haley Walsh has created then listening to Joel Leslie bring them to life once again in this audio book is a no brainer.
I continue to enjoy this series which I started warily, then it became a guilty pleasure and now I've dropped all guilt and can highly recommend the Skyler Foxe series as a well written entertaining series in the MM genre combining mystery, humor, romance and hot MM action in a highly enjoyable brew by Haley Walsh.
"My favorite so far!"
There was something about this that i just loved - even though this Skyler story doesn't have a mystery framing the narrative - the relationships and the characters were more than enough to keep me totally engaged.
There are some really adorable benchmark moments for Skyler and Keith in the book - I thought the scene where they exchange gifts was really adorable. And, as ever, Walsh gives us some pretty delicious sex scenes to enjoy.
Really hard to say - but there were some really funny sections during the Thanksgiving dinner at Skyler's mother's house. It had a great classic farce energy to it.
The title's pretty perfect... it's a really homey, cozy novel that is a perfect continuation to the series.
Fabulous narration that brings out the smart, comedic tone of Walsh's writing... Joel Leslie performs these books - he doesn't just read them... it's delightful.
"The sweetest Skyler yet."
I would. It's actually one of the strongest editions yet of the Skyler Foxe Mystery series (without a mystery this time around). The wrap of the last trilogy was a great completion of the story arc - but i I was really bummed we didn't get to see the hijinks over the holidays with the SFC. Walsh was savvy enough to know that there was enough material for it's own volume and because there's no mystery to cover, she is able to really concentrate on the relationships, the humor and the growing relationship between Skyler and Keith.
I'll always love Jamie the best.
I think he's really grown into this series... he's work keeps getting stronger and it would be impossible for me to read one of the books know without hearing his characterizations in my mind.
If you haven't tried series and you enjoy campy humor you're in for a treat - think of Will and Grace meets Hardy Boys.
"Sweet little shorts showcasing the characters"
A series of short stories chronicling Thanksgiving, "TE" (Turkey Extravaganza) Day, Christmas, and New Year's with Skyler and boyfriend, Keith.
Skyler is delightful as he continuously freaks out about the progression of his relationship with Keith and gets advice along the way from Sidney, Jamie, and Philip. Keith spends time with Skyler's mom, and Skyler spends time with Keith's family.
All in all they're sweet little shorts that showcase the best of all the characters and Joel Leslie narrates each one well, bringing the humor, skittishness, passion and joy to the forefront. It's all about the emotions and relationships with none of those pesky mysteries to get in the way.
"Skyler just keeps getting more delicious."
I'm now officially addicted to this series. It's sassy, sexy, silly and full of enough sappy romance to have me hooked. This time there's no overall mystery - just the holiday hijinks of Skyler and his wacky friends as Skyler and Keith navigate their new relationship. The story has some great farce scenes. The book chronicles Thanksgiving through New Years and it's a family-centric pressure cooker for commitment-phobic Skyler. Skyler's as adorably infuriating as always... and his buddies in the SFC provide tons of laughs. As ever, Joel Leslie's narration is over-the-top and irresistible - I can't imagine anyone else bringing the comedic zest to these characters that he does... it's a great match of narrator and material. It's one of my favorite in the series, and hopefully the books keep getting more and more fun.
"Great Installment, Excellent performance"
This was a great addition to the story and apparently a set up for the next book. I loved that the author explored Skyler's "issues" a little more. Skyler and Keith have moved in together and, as is his way, Skyler is freaking out. This takes us through Thanksgiving with Skyler's mom, TE day with his friends, Christmas with mom and friends, and New Year's with Keith's family. Throughout each occasion Skyler has to determine whether he will let his fears ruin what could be the best thing in his life. It was refreshing to see Skyler and Keith without death and chaos following them. Joel Leslie does a masterful job with this series and he continues to deliver in this installment.
"Love this series so much! Love the narration!"
i listened to this book over the thanksgiving holiday - it was absolutely perfect for that. this might be my favorite story of the series so far! i love how far keith and skyler have come...and cannot wait for more from them! i think i had a smile on my face through the whole story!
joel leslie's performance was absolutely perfect as always. i cannot even imagine anyone else performing this series - he just nails it!
"Joel Leslie is phenomenal!"
This review is for the Skyler Foxe Mystery, books 1 - 3.5. I literally listened to them back to back with only rest to sleep. lol
Skylar Foxe is annoying, beautiful, charming, funny, lovely, outrages, trouble, and just perfect! Although Jaime is my favorite character in this series you grow to love Skylar's Jewish beat friend, her new Filipino boyfriend, Philip, Rudolpho, ❤️ Keith❤️ and all the students who become champions for Skylar. The last school dance was such a special and beautiful moment, it was impossible not to fall in love with those kids!
I loved that Skylar's in love with many artists from Motown and in book 3.5, his reactions to the Christmas gift Keith gave him was perfection! Just loved it!
My favorites moment and or quotes:
"You're the blondest, palest, black woman I've ever seen." 😜
"If I get killed, my mother will never forgive me." Book 3
"Creepy scooby doo care keeper." Book 2
💖 "By your talent for decorative arrangements, you might just be a homosexual." 💖 Book 3.5
"A Special Holiday Treat"
This delightful little book is a wonderful way to get your know the series characters better. Full of insight on experience and motivation that make the whole Skyler Foxe Mystery series that much better. Park your rashional, practical self and pick up the Skyler Foxe Mystery series, you will never have a better time. I have enjoyed reading the Haley Walsh series for some years now and with the audio books now available, the enjoyment is that much more increased as Joel Leslie brings the characters to vivid life. Looking forward to hearing and reading many more installments.
I really loved this one! I love Skyler and Keith together and their family/holiday time was so sweet. I know Skyler has his doubts, but Keith is perfect for him and I can't wait to see what happens next.
This review would not be complete without mentioning how awesome a job Joel Leslie does on the narration. All of his character voices are great and I absolutely love the audiobooks for this series.
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