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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Barsoap: Life Behind Bars Vol. 1 was written by AJ Anthony and narrated by John Fabela. Sean Collins was satisfied by his job as an accountant and his simple life, but that all changed when his mother passed away and left him a letter far too suspicious to ignore. According to the letter, Sean's father was murdered by Beau Garrett, his business partner. So, Sean did what any sane man with curiosity would do: he quit his job and became a bartender at Garrett’s business, BG’s Nightclub. The answers Sean needed were there, provided he could ignore the drugs, chaos, and partying to get what he wanted. Could he do it? Or would he become lost in the temptation of the nightclub?
Author Sean Collins was correct in calling Barsoap an erotic dramedy and, until I read it, I never thought a drama could be erotic and entertaining at the same time. The twists and turns of the mystery behind Sean’s father’s death surprised me the most. The author had such a unique approach to shaping his characters, which made them all stand out. The narrative was captivating, the dialogues refreshing, and the humor always on point.
John Fabela was an incredible narrator. His narration style for Maria cracked me up from the very beginning. He embodied the characters, delivering their dialogues in a realistic fashion that allowed readers to get lost in the story. Fabela brought the humor out, kept up with the pace of the story, and added a personal touch to each character to make them memorable. There was nothing in Barsoap that I would want the author to change in the whole six hours of listening. Time well spent!