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  • Unnatural Selection: Why the Geeks Will Inherit the Earth | Mark Roeder

    Unnatural Selection: Why the Geeks Will Inherit the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By P. J. Ochlan
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    Unnatural Selection is the first book to examine the rise of the "technocentric being" - or geek - who personifies a distinct new phase in human evolution. People considered geeks often have behavioral or genetic traits that were previously considered detrimental. But the new environment of the Anthropocene period - the Age of Man - has created a kind of digital greenhouse that actually favors their traits, enabling many non-neurotypical people to bloom.

  • The New Bad Ass in Town | Mark A. Roeder

    The New Bad Ass in Town

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Joe DiNozzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Brayden has a bad attitude and a temper to match. Caspian has his own rep to protect and can't decide if Brayden is friend or foe. The decision is made for him when Brayden attacks Dylan, a stereotypically gay boy who is known for being too aggressive in his pursuit of young men. Caspian steps in to save Dylan and so begins a mutual distrust between Caspian and Brayden that repeatedly threatens to come to blows. Despite being nearly bashed by Brayden, Dylan won't back off.

    Tom(C) says: "Another magnificent YA from Mark A Roeder"
  • A Boy Toy for Christmas | Mark A. Roeder

    A Boy Toy for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Roy Wells
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Chauncey Cadbury is rich, young, and appears to have it all, but lives under the shadow of his family. He wants only to live his life in his adopted hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, but his domineering grandfather will not let him be. Desperate to get his grandfather off his back, Chauncey devises a plan to so shock his family that they'll never want to see him again.

    stephanie says: "I got about a sentence in!"
  • Fierce Competition | Mark A. Roeder

    Fierce Competition

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Andy Babinski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Curtis sets his sights on the heartthrob of Camp Neeswaugee, Cody Studebaker, only to discover that another boy, Elijah, has an eye for him too. When Curtis finds out his dream boy is gay he begins a campaign to impress Cody, but Elijah keeps getting in the way. Curtis and Elijah are locked in a competition and Cody is the prize. Each boy uses dirty tricks and sabotage to eliminate the competition, but they soon begin to suspect that Cody is playing his own game.

    Jon Soderstrom says: "Excellent romance for anyone who has had a teenage crush."
  • Hate at First Sight | Mark A. Roeder

    Hate at First Sight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jared is determined to earn the center forward spot on his new soccer team, but he faces fiercer competition than expected. Mark is taller and stronger, and his prowess on the field is unmatched. Worse, his cocky, smug attitude makes Jared want to punch him in the face. A battle begins that both Jared and Mark are determined to win. Jared despises his nemesis, but fate pushes them together, and Jared learns there is more behind Mark's hostility than he guessed.

    Lifesavr says: "Another tear jerkier with a lot of laughs "
  • A Better Place | Mark A. Roeder

    A Better Place

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Andy Babinski
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    A Better Place is the story of two boys from two completely different worlds struggling to find themselves amongst a whirlwind of confusion. Will the strength they find in each other be enough to overcome the hatred and abuse of others? The unlikely pair struggle through friendship and heartbreaks, betrayal and hardships, to find the deepest desire of their hearts.

    Donald says: "Hang on for the ride..."
  • Bloomington Boys: Nathan | Mark Roeder

    Bloomington Boys: Nathan

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By Ollie Vandal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nathan is eager to experience college life but misses his boyfriend back home. Sexy IU boys surround Nathan, but he's confident he can be true to Ethan. While Nathan has little trouble controlling his lust, the same cannot be said for one of his classmates. Trace is sexy, well built, and accustomed to getting who and what he wants. At first Trace is a minor annoyance, but the more Nathan rejects him the more Trace's desire for Nathan increases. Nathan's friends try to protect him, but Trace is relentless.

  • Ugly | Mark A. Roeder

    Ugly

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Joe DiNozzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Julian is ugly. He knows it. Everyone knows it. He is also a boy with secrets. He's gay, his family owns the local funeral home, and he's not certain which secret he more desperately desires to keep. Julian is a wallflower, but tries out for the soccer team to please his father. Beyond all hope, he makes the team - and there he meets boys who change his life forever and a coach he suspects is trying to kill him.

    Lifesavr says: "I cried and laughed all the way. "
  • The Vampire's Heart | Mark A. Roeder

    The Vampire's Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
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    When strange happenings begin to occur at Griswold Jr./Sr. High, Graham's once boring life becomes more exciting than he can handle. Mystery, intrigue, and danger await Graham as he sets out on an adventure he never dreamed possible.

    jesse says: "no one wants to be alone"
  • Dead Boys of Verona | Mark Roeder

    Dead Boys of Verona

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By Joe DiNozzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Elliott isn't pleased about being exiled from Chicago to the sleepy town of Verona, Indiana, but he's determined to make the best of it. He meets Marshall, who is undoubtedly the most bizarre boy in school, but who is the only one, other than his grandmother, that Elliott can trust not to be freaked out by the ghost in his bedroom and the strange dreams that might not be dreams at all.

  • The Heart of Graymoor | Mark A. Roeder

    The Heart of Graymoor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Robert G. Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Skye Mackenzie has dealt with the supernatural most of his life, but he's never before encountered the likes of the adventure that is about to descend upon him. An oddly attired, unconscious boy appears in Graymoor Mansion at the same time a horrific storm begins. When the boy awakens, Marshall, Skye, and the others discover that their visitor is from another world - a world where elves walk, dragons fly, and fairies are real.

    Greg D says: "Well Done"
  • A Triumph of Will | Mark A. Roeder

    A Triumph of Will

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Andrew Hornick
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    WWII. 1942. Will's brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind. Will takes his brother's place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon-to-be-legendary men who will change his life forever. Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey's marriage course he realizes his mistake. Will meets Ben, who he suspects is not unlike himself.

    Greg D says: "Horrible narration"
  • Bloomington Boys: Brandon | Mark Roeder

    Bloomington Boys: Brandon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By Joe DiNozzi
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    So many beautiful and intelligent young women surround Brandon, he's overwhelmed, but he's truly shocked when he finds himself attracted to another guy for the first time in his life! Brandon has always been secure in his sexuality, but is he secure enough to test his boundaries with a guy? Can he learn to live side by side in a tiny dorm room with his classical-music-playing, opera-loving roommate? Can he help his closeted teammate come out into the light of day?

  • Disastrous Dates & Dream Boys: Gay Youth Chronicles | Mark A. Roeder

    Disastrous Dates & Dream Boys: Gay Youth Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Disastrous Dates & Dream Boys is the story of teenage boys who want what we all want - to love and be loved. Shawn yearns for a boyfriend but fears his father's wrath if he discovers the truth. Dane seeks a soul mate and tries to leave his checkered past behind. Brendan has created a new life for himself and his boyfriend, Casper, but the past haunts him. Nathan also has issues from his past to resolve. Disastrous Dates & Dream Boys is a tale of fathers & sons, lovers & friends, and love & understanding.

    Jonathan D. Osborn says: "It ain't Shakespeare"
  • Masked Destiny | Mark A. Roeder

    Masked Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Masked Destiny is the story of Skye, a high school athlete determined to be the Alpha male. Skye's obsessed with his own body, his Abercrombie & Fitch wardrobe, and keeping those around him in their place. Try as he might, he's unable to ignore the world around him, or the plight of gay boys who cross his path.

  • Skye & Colin | Mark A. Roeder

    Skye & Colin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Skye can handle anything...almost. He's battled bullies and foes most would not believe; he's fought against impossible odds and survived the un-survivable, but nothing that has come before has prepared him for the greatest challenge of all: fatherhood.

    Stephen says: "Another winner by Mark..."
  • Temptation University | Mark A. Roeder

    Temptation University

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Robert G. Davis
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    Brendan is beginning his college football career at Indiana University in Bloomington, but his relationship with his high-school-age boyfriend, Casper, is strained. Brendan knew parting from Casper would be tough, but he didn't count on the temptations of a major Midwestern university. He's surrounded by hot young men and the hottest of them all is his very own teammate and the quarterback of the IU football team, Gabrial Diaddio. Brendan knows he's in trouble the moment his eyes fall on Gabrial.

    Blanchard says: "Great story, nicely written"
  • Dead Het Boys | Mark Roeder

    Dead Het Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
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    Marshall's experiences with ghosts and the supernatural are legendary, but when a boy 100 years dead turns up in his bedroom with the cryptic message "Blackford Manor", Marshall realizes his adventures with the other side have only begun. As more specters appear to Marshall, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that leads him to Graymoor Mansion and a set of crimes more heinous than those of a modern day serial killer.

  • The Perfect Boy | Mark A. Roeder

    The Perfect Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A specter from the past haunts the halls of Blackford High School, terrorizing anyone who preys on the weak. Rumors say that a Goth/skater boy controls the ghost, but can the rumor be true? A mysterious new boy catches the eye of Toby and his new friend, Daniel Peralta as well. The new boy seems too perfect to be true. Is he or will be become the boy of Toby's or Daniel's dreams? Cedi is living his fantasy-touring with Phantom, the most popular band in the world.

    Donald says: "Nothing is ever perfect..."
  • Scotty Jackson Died... But Then He Got Better | Mark A. Roeder

    Scotty Jackson Died... But Then He Got Better

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Jack London
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    Scotty Jackson is a gay boy in trouble. His fanatically religious parents cannot accept his attraction to other boys. Scotty tries to fool them at first, but they grow suspicious and clamp down on him until his life isn't worth living. Fearful that Scotty's parents will send him away to be 'cured,' Scotty's friends spirit him away while desperately seeking a way to make his life better. While Scotty is in hiding, Dorian comes up with a brilliant idea to improve Scotty's life. He'll kill Scotty!

    Greg D says: "Boring and Long Winded"
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