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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Audiobook

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel.

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable grand tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty's reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

©2017 Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lisa Kosh 06-28-17
    Lisa Kosh 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Read"

    Loved it so much. Witty, fun and romantic. Plus the performance was amazing. I couldn't put it down.

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    Kiana 07-19-17
    Kiana 07-19-17
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    I'm genuinely at a lost for words right now this was absolutely fantastic. Christian Coulson is one of my new favorite narrators - he knocked it out of the park! Go into this blind its so much more than the synopsis gives!

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    Amazon Customer 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVED it!"

    Beautiful performance, wonderful book! I kept getting distracted at work, I wanted to listen to the story@

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    07-16-17
    07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "💜💜💜"

    adored this beyond belief, amazingly read and a fantastic story 💛 couldnt put it down, I highly reccomend

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    IYW 07-16-17
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    "Most entertaining audiobook I have heard in YEARS"

    Everything about this book is exquisite. The swashbuckling tale, the magnificent prose, the incredibly detailed historical milieu, and the knockout performance of the narrator.

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    Jeremiah K 07-15-17
    Jeremiah K 07-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun and compelling"

    It was not what I had expected at all. Christian Coulson was spunky and really brought the story to life. The characters were very endearing. The plot and settings pull you in and hold you. Monty was a little too cocky at times for me, but he was palatable as a whole.

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    Illyrianya 07-12-17
    Illyrianya 07-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "meh"

    starts out very promising, fun characters, but the uninventive plot somehow manages to make alchemy and pirates dull.

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    Kindle Customer North Charleston, SC 07-10-17
    Kindle Customer North Charleston, SC 07-10-17 Member Since 2014

    I love to read and I love listening to podcasts, or my Kindle. Figured I'd give Audible a shot.

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    "Christian Coulson is perfect"

    This is such a wonderful and funny audiobook. Coulson's narration adds a layer to the already funny and wonderful text. If you're going to read this book, listen to the audiobook!!!

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    ACR Never Never Land 07-08-17
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    "Perfect Summer Reading (Er, rather listening)!"

    This book was amazing! It had everything I needed for a summer read: inclusivity, PRIDE, adventure, near-immaculate world building of 18th century Europe, and, to quite a lesser extent, not-so-swashbuckling pirates.

    While, at some points, certain details in the plot seemed rather laboriously described, they all fell into place in the last few chapters, which brought together symbols and extended metaphors I hadn't even realized had been made.

    I was hooked from the moment I read the description, and, if you're like me, you'll be won over by this coming-of-age story's exotic cast of characters and it's exploration of many things - from bisexuality to feminism to the entire European continent.

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    Lara Weinheimer New Mexico, USA 07-06-17
    Lara Weinheimer New Mexico, USA 07-06-17 Member Since 2012

    Chronically ill, and often, can only listen to books. But I am an avid listener.

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    "A fantastic adventure"
    Where does The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This had been one of the better books I have listened to this year. I rather expected the typical m/m trope, but was pleasantly surprised. The character development interwove itself well between the adventure. Monty, the main character, grew up to a man a person could respect. While, Percy, comes to finally ask for what he wants and needs in life. Throughout it all, there are highwaymen, thievery, trysts that go horribly awry and sinking islands. It was truly a fun book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue?

    I liked the letter Monty wrote to his father at the end of the book. In it you can see how much Monty has grown as a person and how he can now deal with his father as the man he is. There isn't a better happy ending.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The book was much too long for that. Instead I savored it over a few days.


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    "Hilarious, heartbreaking, honest & beautiful"

    One of the best books of the year. A hilarious romp of a historical novel, enough danger, magic and adventure to keep me on the edge of my seat, and brilliant, brilliant characters who aren't so much flawed as painfully, adorably real. I couldn't help love Monty even when he was being an idiot, selfish or completely ridiculous, or even all three at once. The side characters and the relationships between them were fantastically portrayed and really made the book. Also, outstanding handling of diversity in a setting and era where being anything other than white, male and preferably rich was subject to varying but usually horrifying levels of prejudice. It covered some really heavy, tough issues without ever coming across preachy or derailing the story and honestly, some of the hardships faced by the characters, especially Percy, brought me close to tears.

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/15/17
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    "One of the best audio books I've ever listened to."

    The narrator was amazing and perfect as Monty's voice and for the story set in the 1700s. This is the feel good adventure novel with a great set of main characters, all three of them distinctive and real. The language is creative and humourus, and I was smiling and laughing the whole way through it. Would highly recommend.

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  • Michael Phillips
    7/10/17
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    "The Gentleman's guide to vice and virtue"

    Amazingly fun, a fast paced read. Christian Cousin does an awesome ob as narrator. Looking forward to MacKenzie Lee's next novel.

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  • Yasmin Trindade
    7/6/17
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    "Lovely and so, so fun!"

    You will adore this main trio and all their adventures! Long-ish but a fast and fun read that will stay with you. I adored it!

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