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After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he meets Kevin Vincent, he's too distracted by the promise of new friends to see that Kevin has secrets of his own.

Having created an environment where he's feared and admired by his classmates, Kevin finds pleasure in using his good looks and violence to control and manipulate those around him. Secretly he cruises the gay club scene, turning tricks to earn money so he can party and get high.

As Rick's dad becomes increasingly violent and abusive at home, the two form a surprising and volatile trust. In this battle of wills, their precarious friendship will either keep their lives from blowing up around them or possibly light the fuse that will cause the explosion.

Disclaimer: This audiobook contains extremely strong language, graphic violence, and sexual situations. It is not suitable for young audiences.

©2013 PT Denys (P)2015 PT Denys

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  • Donald
  • Louisville, Georgia, United States
  • 10-03-15

Powerful and Heart wrenching...

What a powerful story and a powerful message! Not wanting to share too much and spoil the essence of this story, I'll just say that the author's ability to describe the emotional quagmire that exists in certain environments brought back some painful memories and fed into my desire for obtaining a happily ever after. Though the ending was not how I had hoped, it fit with the message of this story. The writing techniques of PT Denys and the expert narration provided by Bryant Sullivan made 11 plus hours fly by. A definite recommend...

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wow... This Book Took My Breath Away

This was a depressing book. Good but depressing. It just reminds you that their really is some crazy people out there in this world. I have to listen to a happy story after this one, to help balance my world view.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

What did you love best about Violence Begets...?

The characters draw you in from the very beginning. My heart broke over and over throughout the book.

What did you like best about this story?

It is heart wrenching and you find yourself wanting to fight for the characters.

Any additional comments?

This is a real tear jerker! Absolutely loved it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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loved it!!

this definitely kept me enthralled, just wish the ending could have gone a different way

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bright, D
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States
  • 08-31-16

I hate you

Said with love. But I still hate you. Love your hateful reader. When's the next book?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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heartbreaking <br />

very sad story! did not like the ending!!! could have ended on a better note!

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moving story

amazing story. Awesome book. enjoyed the book to the very end. Refered to many friends

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Powerful

I was looking for a gay themed book that wasn't just about sex or coming out. I found it in this, but I found a lot more. This is a powerful look into the world of domestic violence that I think everybody needs to read. Just. E warned, the ending is extremely powerful

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Heartbreaking and Devastating

Where does Violence Begets... rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Emotionally, I've never been so moved by an Audiobook before. Mr. Denys crafts a thoughtful and intense story filled with heartbreak, abuse, and the horrors of when that abuse comes from within the home.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kevin, the lost soul.

What about Bryant Sullivan’s performance did you like?

Bryant Sullivan's performance was incredible!

If you could rename Violence Begets..., what would you call it?

"Hard to Listen" or "Prepare for Annihilation"

Any additional comments?

Many times, I wanted to bust into this book and deal with the two fathers. It wouldn't have been pretty in the least.