Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home.
Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect. This time, though, there’s nowhere to run from the depth of emotion between them. Bear still believes his place is as the Kid’s guardian, but he can’t help thinking there could be something more for him in the world ... something or someone.
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I loved this book
With a little over 200 audio books in my library, this has got to be in the top 5.
Its funny and sad, and sad and funny, and more funny and then happy. I was hooked immediately, loved the characters. I loved the way Bear develops and discovers himself in the book.
Sean Chrisden does a fantastic job narrating the book. One of the better readers around. In fact, I bought this book because I like they way he reads. Can't wait for more from TL Klune.
I have read a lot of audio books but his is one of my favorite. Great story with good characters. Its covers sad, happy and funny and you can't put it down. can't wait to read the second book "Who We Are".
Bear, Otter & the Kid
By far, one of the best books I heard in a long time. From the story line, to the characters, to the narrator, I was hooked. Wish 'the Kid' was real, we need someone like him for President.