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  • Boy Erased

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Garrard Conley
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a 19-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend

  • By Kyle on 2019-04-17

Great Companion to Seeing the Movie

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-24

Very interesting to compare with the screenplay. It is a very moving story in both versions.

  • One Man Guy

  • Written by: Michael Barakiva
  • Narrated by: Michael Chernus
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Ethan gets Alek to cut school and go to a Rufus Wainwright concert in New York City’s Central Park, Alek embarks on his first adventure outside the confines of his suburban New Jersey existence. He can’t believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend. And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be more than friends. Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend - he's barely ever had a girlfriend - but maybe it’s time to think again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Armenian History + Armenian Coming Out 101

  • By Kent on 2018-11-17

Armenian History + Armenian Coming Out 101

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-17

Some clunky writing, but still thoroughly enjoyable - must read for anyone with Armenians in their circle. Or parents. Some solid food writing.

  • Less

  • Written by: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and smart

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-21

Around the world...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-29

Part truly great coming of middle age story, and part one man buddy flick, this is a great read.

  • The Magician's Assistant

  • Written by: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine - who was also his faithful assistant for 20 years - learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love This Trick

  • By Kent on 2018-03-27

I Love This Trick

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-27

I loved the book when I read it many years ago. A beautiful story of magic and relationships and the the magic of relationships.