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The List

By: BL Maxwell
Narrated by: Michael Wetherbee
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Tommy Carter was just minding his own business, taking out the trash from his job at a local bar and grill, when he noticed the man hiding behind the dumpster. He couldn’t get a good look at the guy, and the less he can find out about him, the more curious he becomes. He’d lived through difficult circumstances in his past, and decides if he can help, he will. Tommy doesn’t have a lot, but he has a heart of gold that won’t let him walk away from someone he knows needs a hand up.

Zane Martin was left wandering the streets of Sacramento in a haze after tragedy struck. He’s afraid to trust anyone and suffering from a lack of food and adequate clothing to keep him alive and well against the weather about to hit the area. He’s not sure he can trust Tommy, but he wants to. There has to be one good person out there, and maybe he’s just found him.

A story of helping when you can, and accepting help when it’s offered.

©2019 BL Maxwell (P)2020 BL Maxwell
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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A helping hand!

This is one of my favorites by Bl Maxwell. This story really touched me and I loved the relationship between Tommy and Zane. Zane's story was utterly heartbreaking!
Michael Wetherbee is a new to me narrator, but I was quite pleased with the audio delivery and narration. His voice was soothing, unrushed and clear. A definite plus for me.

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A great story!!

Tommy finds Zane behind a dumpster. He wants to help him. This was a great story about humanity and lengths we go to to help someone in need. Michael Wetherbee is a new to narrator, he did a fantastic job!

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loved it

I loved this book. The narrator Michael Wetherbee really brings this story to life and makes you fall in love with the characters even more. Tommy was just doing his thing. Working and going to school. But one day he notices a man behind the dumpster at work. Tommy couldn't get a good look at him and knows very little about him. But he does know one thing he wants to help even though he has little himself. So Tommy starts a list of things he could get to help the man not knowing these random acts of kindness will bring them together. After tragedy strikes Zane is left on his own to fend for himself. He lost everything. So when a man named Tommy starts helping him he is leery. He wants to trust Tommy but can he? A wonderful story of kindness and love.

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a really great story

I needed this story at this time. It is a reminder about humanity and life. the mc's, Tommy and Zane, draw you in and make you want to be a part of their world. this is a story about helping others and the effects on their lives and others. I am a fan of BL Maxwell's storytelling.

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A Helping Hand Turns into Something More

The List by BL Maxwell was one of my favorite winter reads for 2019. It has a touching and warm message and Tommy and Zane are a beautiful couple. This was a story that I re-read repeatedly and I was excited to learn that it would be released as an audiobook in Summer 2020. Actually, all of BL Maxwell's books excite me so it should be a prediction that every future audiobook released by her will have me jumping for joy!

The List is narrated by Michael Wetherbee from Tommy's POV about his encounters with a homeless stranger, Zane. Tommy always sees Zane hiding behind a garbage bin whenever he takes the trash out of the restaurant he works at. Tommy's first encounter with Zane leads him to create a list of everything he needs to survive on the streets. Each chapter of the audiobook opens with an item from The List that Tommy is keeping for Zane. Zane's story is really sad and heartbreaking because it shows you how quickly a series of bad unfortunate events can lead to homelessness. Michael's voice has a soothing and calming pitch that sets the mood for the entire audiobook and takes you to Zane and Tommy's world. You can almost hear how brutal that first surprise snowfall thanks to Michael's voice and experience the appreciation and gratefulness that Zane has every time that Tommy brings him a meal or a clothing item from The List.

One of the most heartbreaking moments for me was when Zane disappeared for a while and Tommy kept searching for him. I was so pleased with Michael's narration of that particular scene because his voice did a really great job of highlighting the stress and anxiety Tommy felt when he couldn't find Zane. You can hear the panic in Tommy's voice when he kept driving around town looking for Zane and thinking about how the brutal affects of the weather. The relief when Tommy finds him made me tear up because you can just imagine that scene. Tommy and Zane are such a wonderfully sweet and endearing couple because they don't fall in love right away. It's a really slow build-up to that type of romance because Zane is simply trying to survive and Tommy is helping as much as he can.

The List is one of my favorite audio listens of the year because all my favorite characters are brought to life for the first time by Michael Wetherbee. This was the first time I ever heard anything by this narrator and I think his pitch, calm narration, and general tone sets a wonderful mood for The List. Michael Wetherbee did a phenomenal job bringing Zane, Tommy, John, and Bruce and other familiar characters home to me. Well done, Michael and BL, because now we all have another audiobook for 2020 to enjoy and listen to over and over again.

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  • 06-13-22

Emotional & Heartwrenching!

WOW .....Love....Love the book and the audio is a pull on the heartstrings I shed a tear for the two amazing and special boys Tommy & Zane one caring and giving with a heart of gold and the other due to tragedy is left on the streets with no one to turn too scared, lonely doesn't know who to trust until they meet and with a helping hand they both find what they've been looking for it's so powerful.
the narration Michael Wetherbee is new to me but he's spot on with this brings out all the emotions it was amazing . ❤️❤️

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  • HelenMK69
  • 04-30-21

A Good deed

A good deed

Seriously never underestimate where you can end up, through no fault of your own. This book is so well written and brings home how delicately balanced our lives are.
If you can always pay it forward, do a good deed or just plain help someone out.

I loved Tommy and Zane's characters, the flaws, the positives, everything. The trust is impressive from both sides—a must-read, in my opinion.

Excellent narration from Michael Wetherbee. Very clear and easy to listen to. Although, like usual, I sped up the audio, and I listened at 1.40 speed on audible, but I do prefer all my audios to be a little quicker.

The List
By: BL Maxwell
Narrated by: Michael Wetherbee
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins


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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 09-27-20

as great as the ebook, i love the story

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Vania
  • 09-26-20

This story was super sweet and endearing!

It’s about helping others without expecting anything in return, and Tommy finding love in the process.
It’s very touching and well developed; the characters are super lovable and the whole mood of the book is totally uplifting!
This is the first audiobook I listened to narrated by Michael Wetherbee, and I just loved it!

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  • AL
  • 09-18-20

Prepare for an emotional sucker punch!

Story: it’s short, but it’s so packed with all the feels! A heartwrenching story of getting Lost and falling through the cracks, of hope and helping hands. The romance part is only a small bit of this one, but the tale is no less powerful because of that!

Narration: A great soulful voice. I think it matched the story really well!