Bear, Otter, and the Kid - T.J. Klune

I know most people love this book, but it was just way too much melodrama for me. And the audiobook narration didn't help - this book had lots of flashbacks and imaginary scenes playing out in the MC's head, and they were hard to distinguish when listening. Also, although the narrator did distinguish different characters' voices, he gave some of the characters (including the kid) really weird squeaky voices - I don't think kids really talk like that... I think I will continue the series, if not for other reasons than

to find out what was behind the mother's return

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, because these events didn't make any sense to me

(what did the ultimatum give her?)

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, but I'll definitely pick the e-book.