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After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he meets Kevin Vincent, he's too distracted by the promise of new friends to see that Kevin has secrets of his own.

Having created an environment where he's feared and admired by his classmates, Kevin finds pleasure in using his good looks and violence to control and manipulate those around him. Secretly he cruises the gay club scene, turning tricks to earn money so he can party and get high.

As Rick's dad becomes increasingly violent and abusive at home, the two form a surprising and volatile trust. In this battle of wills, their precarious friendship will either keep their lives from blowing up around them or possibly light the fuse that will cause the explosion.

Disclaimer: This audiobook contains extremely strong language, graphic violence, and sexual situations. It is not suitable for young audiences.

©2013 PT Denys (P)2015 PT Denys

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Powerful and Heart wrenching...

What a powerful story and a powerful message! Not wanting to share too much and spoil the essence of this story, I'll just say that the author's ability to describe the emotional quagmire that exists in certain environments brought back some painful memories and fed into my desire for obtaining a happily ever after. Though the ending was not how I had hoped, it fit with the message of this story. The writing techniques of PT Denys and the expert narration provided by Bryant Sullivan made 11 plus hours fly by. A definite recommend...

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Wow... This Book Took My Breath Away

This was a depressing book. Good but depressing. It just reminds you that their really is some crazy people out there in this world. I have to listen to a happy story after this one, to help balance my world view.

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Amazing

What did you love best about Violence Begets...?

The characters draw you in from the very beginning. My heart broke over and over throughout the book.

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It is heart wrenching and you find yourself wanting to fight for the characters.

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This is a real tear jerker! Absolutely loved it!

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loved it!!

this definitely kept me enthralled, just wish the ending could have gone a different way

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A Must Read

Although this story was heartbreaking and actually rocked my core in the end, it made me realize that the story depicted is what many suffer through each day. We all want a happy ending, but the truth is that is not always the case. The story emphasizes the fact that we "never truly know what others are going through," that their damaged personalities can be a mask for something deeper. Underlining in the story, it reminded me of Romeo and Juliet, a story of true love, fighting parental acceptance, and the choice to rebel and choose each other. Bravo to the author for not shying away from a message, a story, that many would defer from writing but a story and message we all need to hear...

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I hate you

Said with love. But I still hate you. Love your hateful reader. When's the next book?

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heartbreaking <br />

very sad story! did not like the ending!!! could have ended on a better note!

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Tenderness among Hate and Violence

Wow! Just WOW! Very intense and the ending gutted me. I’ve never read anything like this before. If physical abuse is a trigger for you, then I would not read this.

What I liked most about this story was the dynamics between Rick and Kevin. No instalove. It grew, it pushed and pulled. Until the violent beauty of it broke. What Kevin and Rick had to deal with at the hands of their Fathers was horrible and it broke my heart. Yet they were able to find tenderness among the violence. So if you want a story that makes you feel, this is it. Onto The Cycle now.

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A story with no redeeming qualities.

Brainless and pointless violence. This would be a dangerous listen for an impressionable young person. The ending is like something from the bad old days of gay literature. SPOILER ALERT: Fag must atone by being beaten to death. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID.
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WOW!!!😢

This book had my heart racing. It was hard to keep listening at times but it's worth it