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The Summer of My Discontent

Narrated by: Braedyn Youngberg
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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The Summer of My Discontent is a tapestry of tales delving into life as a gay teen in a small Midwestern town. Dane is a 16-year-old runaway determined to start a new life of daring, love, and sex - no matter the cost to himself, or others. His actions bring him to the brink of disaster and only those he sought to prey upon can save him. Among Dane’s new found “friends” are a young male prostitute and the local grave robber who becomes his despised employer.

The boys of A Better Place are back - Ethan, Nathan, Brendan, and Casper are once again dealing with trouble in Verona, Indiana. Drought and circumstance threaten their existence and they struggle together to save themselves from blackmail, financial collapse, and temptation. Brendan must cope with anonymity after being one of the most popular boys in school. Casper must face his own past - the loss of his father and the fate of his abusive brother, who is locked away in the very hospital of horrors from which Brendan escaped. Letters from his brother force Casper to question his feelings - is Jason truly a monster or can he change?

Dark, foreboding, and sexy - The Summer of My Discontent is the tale of gay teens seeking to find themselves, each other, and a better place.

©2009 Mark A. Roeder (P)2019 Mark A. Roeder

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My All Time Favorite Roeder Book!!!!

I couldn't wait for this book to be on Audible, and I'm so glad that it is now. Now, I eagerly await "Just Making Out" so I can listen to it as well. Also, a few others to be on Audible as well.

The narrator isn't all that great but it's such a great book I overlook it. I absolutely love the way he reads Shawn's voice though, it's the best voice he dictates and so fitting for Shawn's character. I likewise love the way he does Booths voice as well, it's so fitting for Booth's character too.

Let's get "Just Making Out" on here very soon.

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Almost unbearable

Just a few minutes in and I realized I couldn't deal with the narrator's pronunciations and style. I kept trying to forge on, hoping the overall story would be worth the "nails on a chalkboard" narration but I quickly realized the writing wasn't that great either. Some of the dialog is just beyond ridiculous. I'm approaching halfway through the book but I think it's time to just find something better and cut my losses here!

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