• Peter and Wendell

  • By: Bonnie Dee
  • Narrated by: Todd Scott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A historical romance with a wink and a nod toward Peter Pan.

Peter Woods is content to live a gadfly life, darting from one experience to the next with no thought of responsibility, commitment, or the future. He has no desire to grow up. Stable, sober banker Wendell Rhodes has only recently discovered an underground London club where men meet and briefly mingle. At Ever Lads, Wendell encounters Peter and flint strikes tinder. The two opposites discover in the other what each lacks, but the journey from lust to love isn't easy.

Determined to make a man of his son at last, Peter's father attempts to curtail his hedonistic lifestyle. When Wendell's reputation is threatened, will Peter sacrifice his freedom to protect the man he's grown to care deeply for, or is there another way for crafty Peter to save the day?

©2014 Bonnie Dee (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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  • 02-18-19

Better than expected

I thought this would be too kitschy but it was really great. Nuanced characters, genuine emotional arcs, good narration.

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Cute Peter Pan retelling

I liked the linking of this story to Peter Pan. It was fun to see the characters from my childhood reflected in these people. Having said that, this was only a good story. I wanted more. I wanted to clap for Tink.

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Worth it

Extremely good. H heartwarming book that leave you feeling sad, angry, fearful and happy for the characters.
No complaints I only wished there was a part 2

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I Only Wish There Was An Epilogue

I really enjoyed this story. I loved the story of Peter Pan as a child, and it was enjoyable to see those characters translated into into this adult narrative. I would have loved a little more resolution towards the end or an epilogue to tie everything up, but it was still a good book and I'd revisit it again.

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  • 04-03-22

Interesting story

The story is interesting, and I love Wendell’s voice. But Peter’s voice is weird. That was a put off.

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good

I enjoyed this take on Peter pan. characters are well written. story is great. few said mistakes but it's mostly a wrong name

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love ❤ it

I grew up in a time where my love for another man was forbidd. thanks

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Great take on Peter Pan

Love the story, but the narrator's weird voices for Peter and other important characters made them seem ridiculous, but not funny.

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Wasn't quite as good as I hoped.

Once again the narration by Todd Scott was terrific. There were a lot of characters to voice in this book and he did a phenomenal job differentiating them all, bravo!
Unfortunately I didn't like this story as much as I had hoped. I think it was mostly because Peter and Wendell really didn't spend a whole lot of time together, Peter was with his friends and father more than anything. I also found him to be very childish, and while I know this was a play on Peter Pan, it got to be a little irritating. Wendell was my favorite character. I thought he was really sweet.
With about an hour to go I almost threw in the towel, but there was just an hour left so I kept on. I liked the ending, it did make the listen worthwhile- along with the narration!

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Sweet Story

The story was sweet but there just wasn't much to be invested in. I love a gay romance, but I always like the ones that also have a storyline outside of their romance. This didn't have much of one, just a focus on the relationships with their fathers.

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  • 02-04-22

Disappointing, with too many Americanisms

I'm a great fan of K J Charles, whose books are the gold standard for M/M period romance for me, and I hoped for similar entertainment here. However, I'm abandoning this book less than half way through, partly because such common Americanisms as 'pants', 'sidewalk' and 'real estate' are irritating (I'm sure American listeners could manage to decode 'trousers', 'pavement' and 'letting agent'). Meanwhile, I've not been drawn in by the characters, and the parallels with Peter Pan aren't nearly witty or particular enough.
One more thing - nobody went to 'a musical' in this period. A 'musical comedy' or a 'show' perhaps, but the term was still only used adjectively - the noun doesn't belong in this era.

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