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Publisher's Summary

Just a few years ago, E. Lynn Harris was selling his self-published novel Invisible Life out of the back of his car. Today he is a best-selling publishing sensation, with more than one million copies of his four novels sold. To celebrate Harris's incredible success, and offer his fans the opportunity to own, at last, an audio version of Invisible Life.

Invisible Life is the story of a young man's coming of age. Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront. Being black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't "right." He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship. No matter how much he tried to suppress them, his feelings were deeply sexual.

Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships--both male and female--give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend force Raymond, at last, to face the truth.
"A quick, entertaining and thought-provoking read - This is a compelling story that commands and holds the attention until the final page is turned." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
©1994 E. Lynn Harris; (P)2009 Random House

Critic Reviews

"One of our favorite books on race, gender, and rules that you must not live without." (Vibe)

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Amazing!!!

What made the experience of listening to Invisible Life the most enjoyable?

I have read this book SOOOO many times but hearinig it read was awesome. It brought the book even more to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Invisible Life?

Kelvin and Ray's first kiss was the most memorable of the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Kelvin an Ray's first kiss will always be my favorite scene.

Any additional comments?

This book helped me to feel perfectly fine about being openly gay and comfortable in my own skin.

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This was do good.

I read this back in the 90's. it's as good now as it was then.

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bravo

I cant express my gratitude for your work sufficiently. This is a fantastic read!!!

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All in all great read !!

This was actually my first audio book ever. I enjoyed the storyline. I am not knowledgeable about the black male gay community, but I felt like I was being taken to school while reading his book. I read this book wanting to know "why happens next?!", and while it was sensual, it was not explicitly sexual- which was like. I did not feel like I was reading/listening to "gay porn", but- (well, let me not say that- 😏).

I'm not sure why exactly, but I did not like that narrators voice.- sorry.

👍🏽👍🏽

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Gone too soon

I first discovered E. Lynn in 2000 by that time he was already on his sixth book! I went through each myriad of emotions reading all of his books. It felt like he was telling my life story! Through his books I found inspiration to write my own books. I pray that God gives me the ability to touch people's lives as E. Lynn did! I really would've kept reading as he kept writing. I wander what's going on with Basil, Yancey and Raymond? Hopefully someone will pick up where E. Lynn left off!

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Amazing

Where does Invisible Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Keeps me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I love E Lynn's books so sorry he is gone and his words with him

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kyle is so funny

What about Mirron Willis’s performance did you like?

he makes you part of the story

Who was the most memorable character of Invisible Life and why?

Kelvin and Ray

Any additional comments?

You have to read this

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love the book

I have read and reread this book. I even listen to it twice, which made it more lively. I think anyone that is gay, straight, or bisexual should read this book because I know it will help them a lot to understand the life style. I wish I could have met E.Lynn Harris and speak to him about his book. He is an excellent author and I want to write a book but don't know which direction to go on.

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Great classic lit

You will be moved to laughter and tears by this writer. Wonderfully layered characters and a world set within our very own. Discover the truth of these interesting people you will fall in love with as they grow. The series is a must own!

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Good listen

Good book. I have a very mundane job so I was able to listen within 2 days at work. Great story, but kinda felt like the prt where the friend is on drugs kinda seemed random.

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Enjoyed it!

I liked the story line and the narrator did a great job. cant wait to read the next one.