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He was ready for the game. The initiation and the aftermath...that was a different story. 

Carter Lynch was an outsider, an army brat transfer. He had what it took to be a star. He was focused, talented...violent. Carter didn't join the football team to make friends or win championships. He didn't care about anything but taking a starting spot, earning a scholarship, and leaving. Until he met Sara and Ben. 

Ben was desperate to fit in, desperate for the same starting spot, and desperate for the same girl. The uneasy friends were on a collision course that would change everything. Adult language and sexual content.  

©2016 Phil M. Williams (P)2018 Phil M. Williams

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  • Chris Wells
  • 21-07-2019

A Believable Tale Of Things Taken Too Far.

This is an interesting story about ‘army brat’ Carter Lynch who wants a starting spot on the football team so that he can earn a scholarship and leave his parents home. Phil M Williams hits us right on the bulls-eye with a story about teen life and teen struggles. There are outsiders, cliques and bullying, and not all of that is exclusively at school for Carter. There’s so much happening right from the start that any decent review would take hours to read if it included everything. For me that’s the thing I always take from this author's writing, there is always a lot packed into each book. This story takes several turns, some not so good for any of the characters involved, before it crashes to a climax. Then we’re taken a little further and we’re eager to go because we’ve learnt who these people are and we want to know ‘what happens next’ for them. Overall a great story, about a lot of hard subjects, that the author handles with skill and sense. It’s clear he understood what he wanted to say and how to say it whilst bringing a sense of reality to the characters involved.
The narration is top quality by both narrators. Having one male one female avoids that sometimes awkward problem where we get a caricature of the opposite gender. It’s all delivered with just the right balance between reading and performing that brings it alive as you listen. There are times when it’s very hard to hit that stop button thanks both to the writing as well as the performance. A really great audiobook.

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