I would recommend the series to a friend for sure. I think the story is entertaining enough to keep people that can tolerate reading about 2 gay guys having sex, for a few minutes, would enjoy the rest of the book.
This one is in a class of it's own in my knowledge of books. It had a slight James Bond feel to it because of all the secret identity story-line.
Oh MAN, I laughed out loud so many times at the BAD accents! Ty was supposed to be impersonating a British accent and the poor reader sounded like a male Scarlett O'Hara. Which is pretty funny since Vivian Leigh was English. Another funny character voice was for the McCoy character. I kept picturing Oscar the Grouch while listening to the poor guy performing those parts of the book.
This cruise will leave you hungry... for more Ty and Zane!
Wait for it to go on sale or if you have some credits to burn.
I really enjoyed the narration. The story was slow during some parts but the performance was really splendid. It can be comical to hear a male reading in the voice of a female, but after a few minutes, it became tolerable.
I'd first compare it to Brokeback Mountain. The 2 men working on a farm in a historical setting gave a twist to what could have been a cookie cutter gay romance story. Then there was a touch of Grapes of Wrath mixed in to show a contrast between middle and lower class.
Most of the story worked really well. The book has its moments of really great writing, and others seemed to be cut down. The ending was very anticlimactic. Too much happens within the last 30 minutes of the book that should have been dedicated to a more well rounded closing.
Brynn was the memorable one. Although I related more to Ian, I found myself analyzing the character of Brynn more. The secret he keeps throughout the first part of the book makes what he does really intriguing.
Some of the sex scenes were too much for the story. They stand out in contrast to what is really going on deeper in the characters. And there are a few graphic words in this one, which also seemed out of place.
I will listen to this book again. The performance was really good and I enjoy good gay fiction that isn't heavy on the sex. In this book intimacy is mentioned without sounding vulgar.
As much as I liked Maurice because he reminded me of myself, I like Alec and his part of the story. Alec really took the story to a new level.
I loved the meeting at the museum between Maurice and Alec. I found myself getting anxious and emotional from about this point on in the story.
I would have loved to have taken half a day to listen to the story all at once. If I had been reading the words myself, I might have read all in one sitting. As it was, I enjoyed the performance and wish it was longer.
If you like gay fiction and television series like Upstairs Downstairs, you will enjoy this book!
Wry, masculine, entertaining
The Body by Stephen King because of the camping and dead people. Also Brokeback Mountain because of all the camping and ruggedness.
I think he does Zane the best, most of the characters are performed well.
*Small spoiler alert* The "I love you" moment.
Great listen, shorter in length than the first book, but still with a lot of detail.
This book is near the bottom of the list, but my list is relatively short. The story held my interest enough to enjoy most of the read. As with most books like this, some of it was a little too sexually graphic for me to enjoy thoroughly.
I liked the sci-fi mixed with gay characters.
I cared for the first half of the book a lot, then it got slow till near the end.
The Gay Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
If you are gay and like sci-fi, you'll probably enjoy this listen.
I might after I listen to the other books in the series. The story wasn't too graphic in it's sexual nature. More emphasis was placed on the mystery than the sex, which is refreshing in this genre of literature.
Maybe Silence of the Lambs and Brokeback Mountain. So many references to FBI stuff made this one reek of Thomas Harris yet the bro-mance was a little violent and reminded me of Brokeback.
No extreme reactions except I found myself taking the long way home from work to listen longer.
I think one could wait till this one is on sale before purchasing.
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