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His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat - and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Perry turns to help from 'tall, dark and hostile' former navy SEAL Nick Reno - but is Reno all that he seems?

**This title contains gay erotic content**

©2008 - 2013 MLR Press (P)2012 Josh Lanyon

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  • Susinok
  • Norman, OK United States
  • 02-21-13

Very enjoyable story and narration.

What made the experience of listening to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks the most enjoyable?

I have not read this book before, and the story was very entertaining. The narration of all the characters, even for the secondary characters with their East Coast accents was extremely well done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Perry. Such a sweetheart. I laughed when he turned down an offer of a beer because he had already brushed his teeth that evening.

What about Max Miller’s performance did you like?

Good voices, nice inflection and professional narration.

If you could rename The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, what would you call it?

I like the name as it is. What kind of question is that?

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  • EaglesSoar
  • Northwood, NH, United States
  • 01-13-13

It was Colonel Mustard in the...

What did you like best about this story?

A classic “CLUE” game whodunit very well written. The relationship between Perry and Nick grows into something unexpected. For Perry, I thought it was a coming of age – reaffirming his manhood and adulthood all in one. For Nick, letting go and embracing who he is, what he wants and eventually what warms his heart to complete him.

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At first Perry seems somewhat fragile but he is not – just a little naive and inexperienced but in all reality he is just young. Nick on the other hand – X- Navy Seal has been there; done that and has very little patience for anyone let alone a mystery. <br/><br/>I love the “target practice” scene – ANY questions ??? LOL<br/><br/>A very touching romantic story

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Loved it

The reader took a little to get used to, but I've noticed that's the case for me with most books I listen to. But once I was into it I loved it. This is one of my favorite books and being able to listen to it while doing other things is absolutely wonderful!

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Not what I anticipated.

Would you listen to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks again? Why?

No, once I got to the middle of this book, it took a turn to homosexual sex. I finally stopped listening when I felt it was getting too graphic.

What was most disappointing about Josh Lanyon’s story?

The most disappointing part for me was when the relationship between the older male and the younger male turned sexual. I just wasn't expecting that turn, otherwise I was finding the tale interesting.

What does Max Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Not sure.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it caused me to stop listening. Also, it made me very sleepy (I drive a truck for a living).

Any additional comments?

None, I believe I covered everythig.

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Good mystery, had some issues with the narration

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*** 3,5 stars ***<br/><br/>Got to love another mystery by Josh Lanyon! I listened to the audio edition by Max Miller, and found it just okay. He did different voices for all the characters, I just didn't find them interesting. Nick's voice was a bit too monotone, and he had very little inflection (is that the term) when speaking. The narrator also narrated in a way that made words like "drip" sound like "dreep". I don't know how to explain it, and this is probably going to sound weird, but it sounded like his jaw was "loose", or "hanging" when he spoke. Just like with the word "dreep". He drew out words like that making them sound weird. He also made a "sh"-sound for some "s"-sounds, but I don't have any examples of that. <br/><br/>So yeah, the narration wasn't the best I've heard. I probably should have switched to reading instead maybe? Great mystery, though. I do like Lanyon's opposites attracts main characters. I'm happy for Nick and Perry. :)<br/>

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Really fun!

There's a reason Josh Lanyon is one of the bestselling m/m authors. She's really, really good. And this one is just a lot of fun, a mystery with romance, disappearing corpses, tales of ghosts and hidden loot, and questionable footwear. There are nods to Scooby-Doo and Clue, and loads of red herrings. Max Miller provides great voices for all, especially Perry and Nick...and manages to make Nick sound incredibly sexy.

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Forewarning, Graphic, Gay Sex

As far as I'm concerned gay, straight, bi, whatever is fine with me. However, as a straight woman I have no interest in hearing GRAPHIC details about men having sex. Somehow when I read the description I missed the gay sex disclaimer.

I wouldn't have minded the sex parit so much had the actual plot been more interesting. The other characters could have had so much more depth to them. The narration wasn't very good either. It took me awhile to ignore Perry sounding like half pompous prick, half surfer dude. Not worth the $3 and 6 hours of my time!

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  • LAXMAMA
  • NEW YORK, NY, US
  • 03-22-16

Great story

This is another great story from Josh Lanyon. Enjoyable mystery & romance which worked. I would have enjoyed this a bit more with a bit more emotion from the narrator.

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didn't see the gay content warning before buying,

Bought the book based on an Audible recommendation. I didn't realize it was from the gay fiction section. The synopsis made the mystery aspect sound intriguing, but didn't mention the gay part. If you read many mysteries you will be way ahead of the story.
Although Perry is revealed to be gay early on, the slow developing romance with Nick was not mentioned. I'm sure those who were actually seeking a gay love story will find this book more appealing. I was looking for an off beat mystery.
I'm not going to trash the book as it just wasn't for me, but sounds like others missed the explicit gay sex warning too. This happened to me once before with another book that featured explicit straight sex. If those scenes had been in a movie it would have had a XXX rating. Not a prude but not looking for explicit sex in my listening.
Audible should do a better job with warning buyers of graphic sex content. I will now look closer as I'm sure by buying this book I will now see more recommendations for gay themed books

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well done, slow start

Not sure if it was the author or the reader, the beginning was slow and felt like "canned" writing, a bit too descriptive in a weird way. I am glad i stuck with it, enjoyed the story. This was my first novel by Lanyon and gay/male fiction. Thought it was well done.