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The 5th Gender

(A Tinkered Stars Mystery)
Narrated by: Michael Lesley
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
5 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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A species that has no word for murder, has a murderer aboard their spaceship. 

Alien 

Tristol lives in exile. But he’s built a life for himself aboard a human space station. He’s even begun to understand the complex nuances of human courting rituals. 

Detective Hastion is finally flirting back! 

Murder 

Except that Tristol’s beloved space station is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi - a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a human detective because there’s a murderer aboard their spaceship. Murder is so rare, the galoi don’t even have a word for it.

Tristol knows this because he is galoi. 

Romance

Which means that he and Detective Hastion are on the case...together. 

Delicate sensibilities? 

Contains men who love other men in graphic detail, regardless of gender, biology, or skin color...and lots of emotively sexy tentacle hair. 

New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you a light-hearted romantic cozy mystery featuring an adorable lavender alien and his human crush.

©2019 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2019 Gail Carriger LLC

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one of the best books I've read/ listened lately

I fell head over hills in love by Tris and his exuberance and sunny disposition from page one!!!
He's a delightful character and absolutely LOVABLE!!!!!
Drey is the perfect person for Tris and they're awesome together!
wonderful world building, addictive plot and storyline!
Awesome Narration performance!
a HIGE 5*

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Wonderful!!

I wasn’t sure what to expect and fell in love with this story. It made me laugh and made my heart hurt. Tristol was excellent and so alien, but still conveyed a relevant message in his elegant way. I would happily read more in the world.

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Listened then immediately relistened

I never thought I would like a space story but it turned out I loved this book. The pretty purple (sorry lavender) alien helped alot and a gay romance and an narrator who made the book come truly alive.

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Fantastic

Excellent story with great writing and narration. Very funny and sweet, and interesting with the alien aspects.

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More from this universe please!

Wonderful creation, characters, and story. Of course Michael Lesley is marvelous as always. I hope from more from this universe from G.L. Carriger, so please, please, please?

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Silly and Salient

A beautiful story exploring otherness, acceptance and the importance of connection, wrapped up in silliness and hot alien sex.

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I want more!

A funny and beautiful story. Well written and well narrated. Hope the next one will come out soon. I loved it !!!

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Wonderful, as always

I am never disappointed by a Gail/G.L. Carriger book and The 5th Gender is no exception. Funny and sexy and sincere. The narrator is absolutely perfect. Can’t wait for more in the series.

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More, please!!!

Loved this story. I hope that it is the beginning of a series! Fell in love immediately with the two main characters. I’m also a huge fan of Michael Lesley. Please keep ‘em coming!

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  • Nicole
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 09-08-19

Great beginning of a series?

First I loved the book. I am a fan of Gail Carriger and Michael. Lesley’s... so the both together is fantastic. This book I am hoping is the beginning of a series...
the characters are funny, interesting and you get to see the universe from different point of view. I am eagerly waiting for the next book in this series.

As you may know from my previous reviews of audible books, I also rank the books as far as worth the credit it takes to purchase them. This book is well worth the credit.

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  • J. LoVecchio
  • 09-12-19

loved it more than I expected

Content warnings: Lots of stuff about pregnancy, voluntary and involuntary, Medical negligence, exile, suicide,
Will admit I was dubious that a writer I love for steampunk could do Sci fi but should have more faith this book is fantastic

Really cute gay romance, lots of conversation and sweetness and navigating complications. And quite a lot of sex.

I would love more in this universe

Fantastic voice actor for the audio (which is especially important for books with sexy times in my opinion!)

So many relatable feelings, it just gets very heavy and sad sometimes but the story is very good.

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  • Roobarb
  • 09-11-19

Lovely, just lovely

This is a beautiful story.

I don't know what to say other than I want these guys to be my friend.

I love the hair,

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  • Polly
  • 09-03-19

Superb!

Absolutely great tale, so enjoyable. I love the detail of a different world and the translation of our culture and practices through alien eyes. Throw in an excellent background story and you have a keeper - more please!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-19

Loved it!

I realy like this book, the narrator was a bit off putting at first but it the reader realy works with the way the book is writen. :)

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  • Danielle Allan
  • 08-26-19

loved it

I adore the interaction between the two characters and the narrator is so good at the character representation.

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  • L Sommerland
  • 09-14-19

Wonderful

Michael Lesley is a narrator God and this was as fabulous as Tris’ hair! Love love love.