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How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours Audiobook

How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours

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Publisher's Summary

Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships - most assholes don't.

Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one.

Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don't even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?

Sweet, quiet Violet - his opposite in every sense of the word.

The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

©2017 Sara Ney (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Love2reaD
    23/11/17
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    "Peel back the layers"

    I'm going to be honest I made it 20% into this book and thought there is no way I will like Zeke. I of course continued because I loved Violet and wanted to see her get her HEA. I'm so glad that Sara Ney proved me wrong! This isn't an insta-love story and you won't like the hero right away. If you give him a chance though and see what others don't it will definitely be worth it in the end. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.

    Narration -5 stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Em
    22/11/17
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    "Muffy Newtown..."

    is killing this story for me.... I mean I WANT to like her, but her performance makes me cringe. Let me start by saying that her normal reading voice is fantastic and her male voices are swoony. It's when she does other parts , especially whispering or sexy times, that I dread. Her voice is shaky. It vibrates (whiny and squeaky, too)and sounds like she's going to burst out crying. Her stutter for Violet was awful.

    Josh Goodman's Vi stutter was superb, though.

    I wish we could rate narrators separately.

    Muffy Newtown 2.5
    Josh Goodman 5

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • being_ericamarie
    EL CAJON, CA, US
    15/11/17
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    "Cute story"

    I am trying to decide which I liked more between this one and the first. I like the story of Zeke and Violet. Zeke was in the first book and now you can understand why he's such a douchebag. I liked it a lot. Same narrators, good job with narration. Worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CDBW
    Emmaus, PA
    9/11/17
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    "Love the narrating duo!"

    5 Crazy Ass Must Listen Stars!!!!!

    Josh and Muffy are a narrating duo that is perfection for this series. The encapsulate the characters perfectly. The different voices for the character is a thing I most want to experience when listening to an audiobook. I want to feel like I'm being pulled into the story and that is what these two do.
    I wasn't sure about Zeke after The Studying Hours. He was a Grade-A jerk and after the way he treated Jameson, I wasn't to keen on him. Then, I started listening to this book and the way it started, he was gonna have his work cut out for him. He was the biggest douchebag, or rather I should say, a--hole! God, he had me so worked up when he confronted Violet in the beginning. I wanted to reach into my earbuds and throat punch the jerk. I mean there's being an a--hole and then there's just being cruel and he walked that line, stepping over it slightly but never fully committing to that step. Then, as the story progresses we get his story and start to see bits and pieces of him that he's hidden and you just can't help but open your heart to him. He still may not be my favorite character and will not be gracing my BBF list but he got me into the story and kept me wanting to get to know him better.
    Violet, on the other hand, had me intrigued from the get go. Her stuttering pulled at my heart strings and when she would get made fun of, I felt her pain. Regardless of her insecurities and what she has gone though in life, she stayed strong. She never let things keep her down even when Zeke was a douchcanoe.
    I'm really enjoying this series. I'm so glad that this was available on the Audible Romance Package otherwise I don't think I would have ever ventured into Sara Ney's world. I'm definitely a fan and look forward to catching up on her works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book Lover
    9/11/17
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    "Such a good story!"

    This book was everything. I wanted more from book one and Sara Ney definitely delivered. can't wait to read more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ella Harlow
    4/11/17
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    "Higher hopes but a little douchey"

    I like the idea of the series, like the college setting. Liked Zeke enough but the writer tried too hard (especially in the beginning) to make him a douche to the point where he was just an unlikable puke. She couldn’t have made Violet any less sexy if she tried (literally a shrinking violet) . From the lack of a backbone to the stutter to the pale skin pale hair no boobs and full muff (because nobody’s going down there anyway the character says) the girl is a boner killer. She felt very parochial. I like Muffy as narrator but the guy for Zeke sounds like your high school Biology teacher who’s also your best friend’s dad. And the dirty talk during sex, with the roommates joining in the convo through the walls? Ugh so un-hot. Yet, I’ll try the other book because I think it might’ve been the heroine that mostly killed this one for me. Plus, I think I just like the collegiate book cover vibe and the concept. But so far, I wanna like it more than I actually do. Let’s hope Oz and Jamison are better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Houston, TX, United States
    4/11/17
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    "Raw sugar I have a toothache"

    I listened to two of these out of order and it doesn't matter because you can reD them separately. But Zeke was tooo much of a troubled sensitive alpha and the imperfect heroine was just ugh. The female narrator is fabulous. I could listen to her and her male voices all the day long. Loves scenes are pretty hot, but I couldn't understand the relationship of these two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jen Ben
    25/10/17
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    "Made me laugh out loud"

    starts off a little ruff but soon has ya hooked. I laughed out loud several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audible Customer
    Denver
    23/10/17
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    "cute-ish"

    It is a cute story but really for young college age people.
    I listened to about 1/2 of the book but it's just too juvenile for my taste. The author is good and the narration is good as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bookbruin
    California
    22/10/17
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    "Loved This Broken Douchebag!"

    I loved this book! Muffy Newton and Josh Goodman did an AMAZING job bringing Violet and Zeke to life. Thanks to whispersync, I was able to switch back and forth between the ebook and audiobook and I loved every minute! I will probably go back just to listen because their performances were that good!

    Zeke was not your typical hero. At times, he said all the wrong things and made some absolutely terrible decisions, but as the story progressed, readers/listeners got to see the more vulnerable and lovable side of him. Watching him go from grade A douchebag to (let's face it) moderately less douchebag was awesome. He is broken, guarded, and standoffish, but deep down his intentions are so sweet that I couldn't help falling for him. Honestly, I enjoyed this book more than the first because of Zeke. He is described as a manwhore, but I liked that there was no other women drama and no scenes to add to this reputation. The glimpse of the items in his room and most of his interactions with Kyle, Summer, and Violet paint a much different picture than the jerk everyone thinks he is. Neither him or Violet are perfect, but I loved their opposites attract chemistry and what they brought out in each other. Yes, there is the inevitable push and pull, but it was the perfect emotional gut punch that was needed. I was definitely rooting for them to find their HEA.

    Awesome audiobook (though I will say you will have to love a-holes!) and you really can't beat the whispersync price! Can't wait to listen/read to the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • all the books are mine!
    25/10/17
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    "Fantastic"

    I do love a college romance and this is one of the best. Zeke and Violet are so lovely together.
    The narrators did a great job.
    Really enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
    UK
    12/10/17
    "MY FAVOURITE DOUCHEBAG"

    Yes! Zeke is my new favourite douchebag. <br/><br/>he's cranky, a certified a**hole, grumpy, offensive but you can't help but love the man behind the grump. <br/><br/>Violet, lovely Vi, she's down to earth, feels at home in the library, polite, humble and since the death of her parents speaks with a stutter. Violet is poles apart from the hottie and hunk of a wrestler Zeke but opposites attract so they say. <br/><br/>I loved the crankyness and frankness of Zeke he spoke his mind and didn't care who's feelings got in the way. Violet see's right through Zeke's facade and just sees a kindred spirit. <br/><br/>Both alone with no close family, Violet choses to get on with her life while Zeke goes around with a chip on his shoulder. <br/><br/>Zeke was given orders by his coach to take on a little brother as part of a programme for under privileged kids, this got me, I laughed out loud so many times in some scenes, Zeke having to befriend an 11 year old, Zeke's a guy with no filter, he has zero people skills, it was hilarious. <br/><br/>Violet was also looking after a little girl and she came to Zeke's rescue more than once teaming up with them on play dates. <br/><br/>Violet became Zekes savour, lead him away from one day becoming the king of all a**holes to an adorable guy and I loved the journey from friendship to more. <br/><br/>The failing hours is a friend to lovers story filled with humour, told in first person dual pov's and leads to a hea. <br/><br/>I'm loving this series. I listened this one on audio, the narration was brilliant and really brought the characters to life. loved it <br/><br/>Looking forward to the next book in the series. <br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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