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  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,451

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

Finally

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Finally a gay love story with positive parent response and no one died. Heartfelt and real.

  • Double Life

  • A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood
  • By: Alan Shayne, Norman Sunshine
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Gay marriage is at the forefront of America's political battles. The human story at the center of this debate is told in Double Life: A Love Story, a dual memoir by a gay male couple in a 50-plus-year relationship. With high profiles in the entertainment, advertising and art communities, the authors offer a virtual timeline of how gay relationships have gained acceptance in the last half-century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Portrait of a Marriage--Before Gay Liberation

  • By Susie on 03-06-13

meaningful and special

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-15

How delightful it is and so good to read warm, caring, and romantic stories about gay men.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By Andrea on 01-12-03

delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Still works today!! Good insight into the character of being human. Delightfully written and read.

  • Inferno: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,356

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic and Hard to Finish....

  • By Livia on 06-15-13

Held me on the edge of my seat

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-13

What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

Excellent performance by Paul Michael. I could see each character. It took a real worldwide concern and made it a centerpiece.

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

I listened to a couple of chapters each time I went for my daily 5 miles walk.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Outlaw Marriages

  • The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
  • By: Rodger Streitmatter
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other "for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health" for periods of 30 or 40 - sometimes as many as 50 - years. In short, they loved and supported each other every bit as much as any husband and wife. In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter reveals how some of these unions didn’t merely improve the quality of life for the two people involved but also enriched the American culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very well documented and interesting

  • By Mercedes on 08-21-13

Out Standing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-13

What did you love best about Outlaw Marriages?

Hearing the true life stories of men and women and their partners is so needed in our world.
It is well crafted and supportive of the GLBT community.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The variety of men and women is very interesting. It shows the diverse nature of the GLBT community and that we've been around a long time.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • My Favorite Gay Men's Stories from Best American Erotica

  • By: Susie Bright (editor), John Preston, Samuel Delaney, and others
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Mirron Willis, Christian Noble, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 79

Susie Bright, founder of Best American Erotica, presents a classic, taboo-breaking collection of men’s erotic fiction - featuring the most unrepentant gay literary heroes of our generation. Legendary writers like John Preston, Samuel Delany, Steven Saylor/Aaron Travis, Lars Eighner, Dennis Cooper - who can imagine men’s intimate and transgressive lives without them?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Tobias Betancourt on 04-19-12

Rough Sex

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-13

What would have made My Favorite Gay Men's Stories from Best American Erotica better?

The intimate sexual encounters were to rough for me; enjoy a softer touch.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Narrators were good.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Favorite Gay Men's Stories from Best American Erotica?

I enjoy erotica; however, not the rough and tumble.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

  • Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
  • By: Ernie J. Zelinski
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life - interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support. With its friendly format and positive tone, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers retirement wisdom that you won’t get from your financial advisor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painful but valuable

  • By Kathy Nichols on 08-14-12

Blow the retirement enjoyment door wide open!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free to be better than the print version?

I listened to the book while engaged in my 4 mile walk each day; can't read a book while walking.

What did you learn from How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free that you would use in your daily life?

It gave concrete ideas and how to research opportunities for travel, continued learning, and relationship building.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful