Read the book and find out! A great story of a dystopian society where the rights of man are undermined in the name of fairness. If you have half a brain, you can draw comparisons to things happening in our world today.
Parts of the book actually made my stomach turn. Not because they were gory or anything of the sort, but because the book is so well written that when I hear some of the opinions spouted by some of the elitists (looters, destructors, etc) in the book I actually feel as if I am in a real situation and those words are really being spoken.
I recommend this book to everyone. Share it with your friends. Listen to it with your spouse. Apply its principles to your daily life.
This book was by far one of Josh Lanyon's best. If I would have been able to listen to the whole thing in one sitting I would have. It is truly one of those books where you spend half the time thinking "OMG whats going to happen next? I bet it was this guy!"
OK, anyone who knows me knows that I am a big John Grisham fan, which makes my opinion a little bias. That being said, I would rank this book in Grisham's top 10. The characters are likable and entertaining, the story line is easy to follow, and actually sort of coincides with The King of Torts in many aspects. So if you have read that, you already know some of the drugs they are going to discuss for mass torts. Some people may find repeating the same background information in separate books to be lazy, but I find that it adds more to the story line. Sort of like "the other side of..."
Anyway, the book is endlessly entertaining. and I highly recommend it.
I love Josh Lanyon's books and I didn't even bother reading about this one before buying it. BIG MISTAKE. It was plain and simply horrible. Every author has that one book that lays a giant egg, and for Lanyon I am pretty sure it will be this one. Save your money, buy on of Josh Lanyon's other books. most of them are fantastic.
simply put I couldn't get all the way through this one. I like Dr Phil but this book made me want to take a nap.
I LOVED this book. It is another great example of the author refusing to play into most stereotypes of gay men, and has a perfect tie-in to the previous book. I listened to the whole thing in one evening! You will love it. I do recommend listening to Promises by Marie Sexton first, so you know what I am talking about with the tie-in from her previous work.
Narrator still needs some work though....
I have listened to a lot of gay romance novels and many of them seem to follow a certain theme: Single gay man meets single straight man. Single straight man falls (or doesn't fall) for single gay man, throw in a few sub-plots and BAM! a book. Well this is the theme of this book, but I enjoyed it so much more than the rest. I think the main reason I enjoyed it so much was because Ms. Sexton's gay characters don't fit into the stereotypes of gay men. I get so annoyed with characters being associated with musical theater, art, and divas simply because they are gay. These characters broke that mold from the beginning.
The narrator had a pleasant enough tone and all... but he could really use some practice.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. The author fills your mind with facts and details and the narrator dictates them to you in a clear, engaging manner of speaking. The subject matter, while horrifically grotesque is in a morbid way, quite interesting. By the end of the book, your heart will go out to the victims of this terrible crime.
It took me a long time to get over exactly how the story begins. It is an enjoyable listen, and I really enjoy Jeff Gelder's narrations. The book is definitely worth the time and money.
War, History, Aristocracy, Victorian moral values AND a gay love story? What more can you ask for? If I would have had time, I would have listened to it all in one sitting. All of the characters are relatable, well written and interesting in their own ways. The story line is easy to follow and entertaining and the narration couldn't be better.
I loved this book. I saw the movie when I was younger. It was a made for TV movie of the same name, but doesn't touch the quality of the book. It was well written, well read, and well researched (most of the Nazi officials were based on REAL people who REALLY did what the author accused them of!)
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