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Waterways

Written by: Kyell Gold
Narrated by: Robert M. Clark
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Kory was having enough trouble in high school. His girlfriend just dumped him, his poetry made him a target for ridicule, and college applications were looming. The very last thing he needed was to fall in love with another boy.

©2008 Kyell Gold (P)2015 Kyell Gold and Robert Clark

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  • bcarnes
  • 2015-09-18

Great story! Gives me a new perspective on its subject!

I loved the story. Being a straight man, I used to not think much about homosexual people. Now I have great sympathy for them, because I realize that they often have to go through a great deal of pain and grief just to be able to show affection for someone they truly care about. This book actually made me cry, which is a nearly impossible feat for a book.

It also helps that all of the characters are furries! I'm sorry, but anthropomorphic animals will always be cuter to me than humans.

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  • Thomas
  • 2015-03-21

Great story plus great narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this audiobook to my friends because I know they will fall in love with the characters and the story like I did when I first read this book back in 2009.

What did you like best about this story?

Waterways has been one of my favorite book from Kyell Gold. Ever since I first read this story, the characters has provided inspirations for me during difficult times of my life. I find myself relating to the things that happen to Kory in the story, some of which parallel what was going on in my life at the time. I've read and re-read both the entire book and sections from the story multiple times and it helped me find the strength to believe I can get through the obstacles I was facing and that things get better. Then there were a couple years during which some very big events of my life took place and in that time I hadn't been able to revisit Waterways and many other books that I greatly enjoyed. However, when I saw the author's blog post about the audiobook release, I did not hesitate in clicking the add to cart and buy button and listening to the story felt like falling in love all over again. I was pleased that I remember all the things that happens in the book, but what came as a surprised for me was that it was a completely different experience than before. The past 3 or 4 years of my life had changed me and my outlook on things tremendously, but when listening to the story, I was reminded of a younger, more naive version of myself by Kory while at the same time I was seeing how much I had changed and grown. By the time I finished listening to the audiobook, I felt a sense that I also came out on the other side of my struggles just as Kory did with his.

What about Robert M. Clark’s performance did you like?

Robert Clark's narration is by far my favorite from the audiobooks I listened to on audible, albeit I've only listened to about 7 different narrators so far. He puts so much life into each of the characters that I love and hate. I would definitely like to check out other books he narrates.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it was really emotional for me, I cried and laugh and rewind to listen to specific scenes over and over.

Any additional comments?

Buy it!

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  • David N
  • 2015-03-15

One of my first books I could ever get into

Would you listen to Waterways again? Why?

Yes. This book has had an emotional impact on me.

What did you like best about this story?

The connectivity that you can have with the characters

What about Robert M. Clark’s performance did you like?

He reads smooths and understandable

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cry and feel emotionally secure

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to anyone of the LGBT community.

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  • Fenner Colter
  • 2019-04-29

love it.

yes i love it . the narrative was great to hear. love the ending of the book to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-06

Really well-read cute story!

I loved this a whole bunch, halfway through and this story is lovely and amazing! The reader has a very good voice that makes this a fun listen. I usually don't even buy fiction books but so happy I bought this one. <3

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  • Brandon
  • 2019-02-28

Enlightening

A wonderful book that makes you feel terrible and happy 1000 times over; all while reliving the fears of your own life, Homosexual or not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-10

as a straight furry, i still liked all but the end

great characters, good narrative didnt like how Cory made his mother the bad guy that felt way to rushed.

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  • JP Marone
  • 2018-10-10

Sweet, sentimental, and relatable

A beautiful story about love and acceptance that doesn't require being a furry to enjoy. Robert Clark is a great narrator and Kyell Gold is a wonderful and charming writer.

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  • Matthew Stevens
  • 2018-08-28

Best audiobook I've ever listened to

I love the story. It was well written and beautifully narrated. This is my benchmark that I hold other great audiobooks to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-11

amazing

really related to this book. i struggled in high school and came out much later in life. this is a must read for any gay kid struggling