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Good to Know: Gay Romance | [D. W. Marchwell]

Good to Know: Gay Romance

Jerry McKenzie is a reclusive and antisocial artist, quite content to ride his horses and work in his studio, keeping to himself. It's not any kind of life for a child, and when Jerry finds out he’s been named his orphaned nephew’s guardian, he panics. He doesn't know what to do with a child and isn't sure he can give William the affection and the love the boy so desperately needs. Then Jerry meets David Loewenberger, the new teacher William becomes immediately attached to.
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Jerry McKenzie is a reclusive and antisocial artist, quite content to ride his horses and work in his studio, keeping to himself. It's not any kind of life for a child, and when Jerry finds out he’s been named his orphaned nephew’s guardian, he panics. He doesn't know what to do with a child and isn't sure he can give William the affection and the love the boy so desperately needs.

Then Jerry meets David Loewenberger, the new teacher William becomes immediately attached to, and he starts to see how they could make a family together: a family to replace the one William lost, a family David had given up on ever finding... a family Jerry never knew he wanted.

©2009 DW Marchwell (P)2010 Dreamspinner Press

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    "Great Find"

    This is the first of a three book series. I love Jerry and David and am now reading the 2nd book, as it is not out on audio yet. This is a very sweet story of family and what that means and the sex is pretty hot. It is not great writing, but a solid romantic story. Although it did get a little weak at the end. I thought the premise of the "break up" was a little lame and the reaction sort of out of proportion. But there is a HEA, so that is what is important. Sean Crisden does an outstanding job as usually and is definitely worth a credit. Actually I only bought it b/c Sean Crisden was the narrator, so I'm glad it worked out OK..

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    Roger Elkhorn, WI, United States 01-11-13
    Roger Elkhorn, WI, United States 01-11-13 Member Since 2006

    River On The Edge

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    "Likeable but very flawed."

    A tiresome and unnecessary amount of sex and dirty talk. When I thought one sex scene was finally over, the next chapter had another. The main conflict between the main characters did not make any sense to me. They broke up suddenly and I really have no ideas why. And, the homophobic antagonists who are are the source of almost all the conflict are conveniently swept away with almost no explanation except a suggestion one character's father (who also appears suddenly) did something. A weak story.

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    britch01 03-10-11
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    "deffinitely reccomend"

    I liked this story alot esp. with the little boy in felt so sorry for him. Loving the narrator bigtime listened to several books from him

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    teresa a coruña, Spain 03-04-11
    teresa a coruña, Spain 03-04-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story , Wonderful narrator"

    The love story is beautiful , more so when is so wonderfully narrated by Sean Crisden

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    "Wonderful Narration"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. The narration was wonderful. Sean Crisden should narrate more often! The story flowed nicely with a slight lull towards the middle. But I would definitely recommend.

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    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 08-04-10
    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A very good love story"

    This story is a well read easy listen. While there are a few parts that are slow, it moves along nicely. The love story is beautiful and very easy to listen to. The vocals are well done and it is easy to discern between characters. I could understand all of the spoken words. I enjoy this genre so much more than straight love stories and this is one that speaks to my heart.

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-09-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-09-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "I like but I won't listen to again"

    THis was a good story, but after finishing it, I don't think I will ever listen to it again. Kinda bored! I like stories that make me want to listen over and over...

    Wait for a sale, then get this.. Don't waste a credit.

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    Benzi netanya, Israel 02-06-12
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    "Genre Disapointment"
    Would you try another book from D. W. Marchwell and/or Sean Crisden?

    No.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Soething like the Great Expectations of Dickns which I purchased recently


    What aspect of Sean Crisden’s performance would you have changed?

    Didnt like the script at all, too banal.


    What character would you cut from Good to Know?

    nothing to do with a specific character


    Any additional comments?

    Gay romance as a genre is a difficult one, that usually runs to the banality of script where the only thrill appears merely in its sexual descriptions down the road. This book sins to this point exactly. And the performance is also not so interesting.
    But that is only my own opinion.

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    "The story is there but overshadowed by sex scenes"
    If you could sum up Good to Know in three words, what would they be?

    Cowboy teacher orphan


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More of the story and less detailed sex


    Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favourite?

    I could relate to the teacher (being one) the other languages sounded good and believable to me (not that I speak any), the emotions tended to be realistic too.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to the book in sittings, I tended to listen on the drive to work /home


    Any additional comments?

    The opening starts quiet different to the rest of the book, give yourself some time to get into the story / wait till in the USA .

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