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Fierce Competition

Narrated by: Andy Babinski
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Mark A. Roeder (P)2014 Mark A. Roeder

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great story

loved it but it could have been a lot longer an more details. could have gone into how the two competing for the boys affection when they found out it was a ploy, how they hooked up an how they fell for each other.

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Narrator mars this sweet story

Cute story. I had figured out the "secret" fairly early on in the book, but I like the way the author handled the revelation. I wish this were the world that I grew up in (or if stories like this even existed in my youth), but it's good to see these stories imagined for today's youth. I had a problem with the cadence of the narrator. It sounded like he had been slowed down or had the endings of the sentences artificially stretched out. It was better when I adjusted the listening speed, but still made it difficult to listen to at times.

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So-oh-oh-oh CUTE!

This is a short listen about two young men at summer camp who spend their time competing for the affections of a third young man while fighting and playing pranks on one another. Utterly charming (!) with good lessons for all embedded within. Very innocent and charming. I had a great time listening to all their antics! I loved the narrator as well. He has a great voice and delightfully breathes a lot of life energy into Curtis, the main character. You may be hard pressed to find a more innocent and charming portrayal of young gay men trying to navigate their way through adolescence. A GREAT listen!!

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Excellent romance for anyone who has had a teenage crush.

A wonderful story that speaks to anyone who had had a crush as a teenager. It even lets people who never got to kiss another boy at 13 to see an alternate way first crushes could have turned out. A very sweet story of the emotions of being gay or queer and the feelings of being a teenage boy playing jokes and just goofing around with others not all of whom are even gay or questioning.

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Cute! Current!

I'm so glad Mark is an author. Thank you Mark for mentioning Mercedes Lackey's book. I've read her whole Valdemar series, she's an incredible author… as are you!

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A captavating funny story from start to finish.

I loved this story of gay fiction. Once I started listening I was captavated by the writers charm, sense of humor and Witt
Very enjoyable book 5 Stars