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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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    Clephiro 06-28-17
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    Loved it so much. Witty, fun and romantic. Plus the performance was amazing. I couldn't put it down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    5ismyfavoritenumber Lincoln, NE, United States 07-22-17
    5ismyfavoritenumber Lincoln, NE, United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    This was a wonderful book that took me by surprise with its humor, well-paced plot, and memorable characters. I took a chance on it, and I am so glad I did. The fact that characters felt flawed and real, yet didn't irritate me, was a refreshing change from other books I have picked up recently. I recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, fun read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Fun story BRILLIANT Narration"

    I enjoyed this YA story, it was a fun story, witty and cute. I am glad I finally got to it, but I am so happy I listened to the audio the narrator was brilliant he just nailed it, sometimes a bad narrator can ruin a book this is actually the first time for me the narrator improved the story. I don't think I would have enjoyed the humor as much if I was reading it.

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    "Complete surprise"

    This book was a refreshing surprise to the modern day tales we are constantly bombarded with. Absolute delight to read.

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    "Wonderful!"

    This book was so good! I'm going to get the physical copy due to how good it was.

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    "My absolute FAVORITE audio book ever"

    Christian Coulson does such a fantastic job performing this book that I cannot express how glad I am that I decided to listen to it rather than read my physical copy. Not only is it an amazingly well written story, full of excitement and heartache and love, but Coulson brings Monty and all the other characters to life in a way that my own mental adaptation could not. It's an absolute must listen and a definite read.

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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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    "Such an amazing book!"

    This book had me completely enthralled within the first 2 chapters. I couldn’t put it down. The author is incredibly talented and witty and I will be saying a prayer every day from here on forward we get to have another book featuring Monty and Percy!

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    "Sassy and fun"

    I loved this story. The narration is excellent; but what really makes this story stand out and so much fun to listen to was Henry's voice and quips and unapologetic vanity. He's a hilarious and honest protagonist struggling with very relevant problems, though it takes place in the 19th century. The story touches upon: abuse, bi-sexuality, gender roles, class and race. Henry's growth is subtle but natural, and I wish for a sequel because I'd love to see what kind of mis-haps and adventures he and Percy can get themselves into as they enter adulthood.

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    "A wonderful listen"

    Monty is a little hard to like to begin with but I did warm up to him. I loved Percy and Felicity and their adventure in Europe was a lot of fun. The narrator's voice was perfect and enhanced the experience.

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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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    "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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    "I NEED MORE"

    This has been one of my best 2017 reads! Loved it! Such a rollercoaster though.

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  • Lyndsey T.
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    "A hilarious romp through 18th century Europe"

    This book was even funnier and more enjoyable than I expected. I absolutely loved the characters and how diverse and well crafted they were, plus the narrator was perfect and really brought Monty to life. I can't wait for Felicity's companion novel!

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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book so much! I usually don't like historical fiction but this blew me away

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    "Amazing"

    Loved every second of it! Narators voice was amazing. So funny and well spoken and told!!

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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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