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Publisher's Summary

Lucas Colton is far too young to go through all this pain, but meeting poetry teacher Preston Davidson changed everything. His life went from heartbreak to joyful and then from friendship to love. The impact Preston had on Lucas's life was mesmerizing. What would you do if you knew you may not have a tomorrow?

It's a gay romance short story with a bit of poetry and plenty of different emotions.

©2013 Judith Ouvrard (P)2017 Judith Ouvrard

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A Profound Love Story

Would you listen to Wonderland again? Why?

YES! It is an inspirational story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wonderland?

When Lucas was in the hospital with Preston and Julian by his side

Have you listened to any of Nathan Huddleston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to Nathan Huddleston, but his voice was PERFECT for this story!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final scene brought me to tears

Any additional comments?

Lucas Colton had a bad breakup with his significant other, back in Boston. Cast out by his parents for being gay, he moves to New York to live with his brother, Julian. Lucas enrolls in a poetry class and upon reading one of his poems to the class, his professor Preston Davidson realizes the talent this young man has. After class, Preston asks Lucas to stay and they strike up a conversation, which leads to having coffee and a developing friendship. A friendship that runs deeper and evolves into the two falling in love. Unconditional love, not laced with sex, but of compassion.
Ms. Ourvrad has written a poignant tale about a man who has a terminal illness and is seeking love and acceptance before he dies. While this is a tale about two gay men, it could easily be about a heterosexual couple. There is no sex in the story - rather a tale of acceptance and true love. So eloquently written, I would recommend this to everyone. Nathan Huddleston's voice was perfect for the character and he did a superb job displaying the emotions of a man who's time in limited and resolves to make the most of every minute. Have a box of tissues at hand...this is a tear jerker...

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Heartbreakingly Beautiful

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I love this story. It was heartbreaking, but a true love story at the same time. I listened to the story in one sitting. The narration was good, but I wanted to speed it up, but it fit with the circumstance. Highly recommend.

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The final days

Wonderland is a short story about Lucas’s final love story during his final days of life. The story was good but I struggled with the narration. The words were read individually as if not part of a sentence. The narrator had moments of trepidation in the word structure. It was narrated slowly with nervousness and hesitation as if stumbling through the words. He had the right mood and tone. At times, the narrators voice sounded like it was going through puberty.

Preston and Lucas had a student teacher relationship in the classroom that blossomed into friendship outside the classroom. Poetry played an intricate part of the connection between these characters.
Lucas’s character came across as timid, sad, and shy. His emotions were one-dimensial. The narrator had a sad somber tone to his voice while narrating his character. The narrators voice made me feel awkward at times with his monotoned reading. It wasn’t a pleasant story to listen to. The energy level was tiresome.

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Loved this story

What a sad story! I really enjoyed the story. And I liked the narrators voice but thought it sounded like maybe he should have read through it beforehand. Parts of it sounded a bit stilted.

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OMG!

What made the experience of listening to Wonderland the most enjoyable?

You got to hear the emotions behind the characters.

What other book might you compare Wonderland to and why?

I can't compare it to another book because in this book your emotions is all over the places. Its one of those books that give you a good hard crying session.

Have you listened to any of Nathan Huddleston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't listened to any of his other audio books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was when Lucas wrote his poem about him dying.

Any additional comments?

OMG! I volunteered to review the audio version of this story. I love to read Jude's stories. This is not like her other books. In this story your emotions will be allover. It had me crying within the first two chapters. This story is about Luacs and Preston. This is a quick and is easy to read. You will need to have a box of tissus handy. I highly recommend reading this one. Theres a lot that I can say about this one, but I feel that it will most likely give away too much about the story. I find it will be better for you to read it urself. I will be in awe throughout the whole story. I can't wait to read your next book. Keep up the amazing work Jude!