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Last Seen Leaving Audiobook

Last Seen Leaving

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Publisher's Summary

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn―as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

©2016 Caleb Roehrig (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Josh Hurley flawlessly depicts the appealing characters in this YA novel, a combination of mystery, romance, and coming-of-age elements. When sophomore Flynn comes home from school to find the police waiting to question him about his girlfriend, January, he's shocked to learn that she's missing. Hurley's Flynn sounds just like a teen telling the listener his story. His sincerity is fully believable as he reveals that his sweetly innocent relationship with January mainly involves trying to help her with her unhappy family life. (All her mother and stepfather care about is winning a political election.) Equally moving is hearing Flynn slowly accept that he's gay. Hurley's narration is spot-on, moving from light and funny to suspenseful and chilling as Flynn learns what happened to January, whom he truly loves." (AudioFile Magazine)

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    Kira Van Bremen 14/10/2016

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    "A read with everything"

    This was a compelling and moving story with all the goods.
    I'd recommend it to anyone.
    I chose the rating because it deserved it everything in the right place, keeps you guessing and cheering.
    A fantastic thrill/romance/friendship/bravery and everything in between.

    Flynn a skinny quirky guy withholding a personal Seacrest of his own sexuality, is forced to out himself as a terrible crime has taken place and his world is turned upside down. Will he be accepted, will he find the truth and survive it all?

    Josh Hurley narrated beautify I enjoyed every minute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Donald
    Louisville, Georgia, United States
    2/11/16
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    "A New Hardy Boy..."

    An excellent story! The story of January and Flynn, with every twist, turn, and prevarication that is uncovered, keeps you riveted to discover what is next. This is a story of Flynn and his self-discovery and his girlfriend and the journey in which each chooses to take to find the peace each need. The little sleuth that is Flynn was an integral part of the journey and though their is murder and mayhem, there is a happily ever after, which I adore. Caleb Roehrig provides an excellent story to get lost and entangled in and Josh Hurley's narration gives life to the characters within the story. A definite must read!!!

    31 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Proud Grandma
    22/04/17
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    "Great suspense story!"

    I really enjoyed this book! I could not put it down! The end was so intense I had to take a breather! Wow!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    1/05/17
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    "A novel for teenagers…"

    The overall story was OK and then narrator was good. But I'm tired of listening to books that the teenage characters have vocabularies that even adults don't use.
    It would be nice to know that the main character is the one that is telling the story ahead of time.
    I would not recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen L. Wilson
    Wilson's Mtn.,Wolcott, CT. USA
    24/04/17
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    "Great story-no loose threads!"

    This book flowed really well-no boring parts. I listened while shopping and working; it was hard to shut off.
    The story was believable.
    Narration excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jeffrey veals
    5/01/17
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    "Best Book of 2016/Top 10 Contemporary Novels"
    What made the experience of listening to Last Seen Leaving the most enjoyable?

    Josh Hurley is exceptional. I've never listened to anything of his before, but his voice was perfect as a teenager. Honestly, when I think of Flynn, I hear Hurley's voice. It fit perfectly. As far as the audio versus physical, I think that either way, it would've been my favorite of the year, but Hurley did make it so enjoyable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yeah. This was one of those books that stressed me out. There are those occasional books that I literally have to put away and read something light. This was definitely one of them, but, in the back of my mind, I was always thinking, "What's going on with Flynn, January, and everyone else?" Absolutely one fantastic ride.


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

    I did say this before, but I haven't. I'm glad that I listened to it, however, because Mr. Hurley was amazing. There are narrators that I will search for by name and find out what they've worked on. Often times, I will purchase a book based on the narrator and if I like it. I can definitely see me doing this with John Hurley.


    If you could rename Last Seen Leaving, what would you call it?

    Wow, this is the hardest question I've ever been asked on these reviews. On the spot, I guess you could call it "Near the Barn," "The Search for Us," or you could just call it "January." I don't like those titles at all, so I would just stick with 'Last seen Leaving' for sure!


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think this is a spoiler, because it is pretty early on that you find out Flynn is gay. I just want to say that this book has a much more important attribute than an amazing story, great characters, and suspense that keeps you guessing. Many of the gay-themed books now I would consider to be erotica. Because Mr. Roehrig made this a Teen or YA book, he was able to give something to teenagers to read that won't introduce them to mature elements. I just think that 'Last Seen Leaving' is a book that EVERY gay teen should read (and straight teens as well for that matter). There are lessons, struggles and angst, but personal revelation, acceptance, and everything else. It's a book I would put next to some of the best contemporary literature of our day without a moments hesitation. --This book is definitely something that all will enjoy and you will have trouble putting it down.

    29 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Laura A.
    20/04/17
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    "A "must NOT read""

    I tried to listen to this but it was terrible. No where did it say teen novel which it clearly is. It was difficult to even listen to the narrator. His changing between a male and female character was painful. I can't finish this.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy Goodrich
    23/05/17
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    "A book for teenagers"

    I didn't hate the book. I thought it was a good plot and had good twist. i think it would be more enjoyable for a younger reader. The narrator was annoying with his teenage girl voice imitations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    20/05/17
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    "Lot's of teenage angst"
    What did you like best about Last Seen Leaving? What did you like least?

    Some good twists and turns


    Do you think Last Seen Leaving needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It could, but I wouldn't bother


    Any additional comments?

    I realized part way thru that this was a YA book, which I sometimes enjoy. This had way too much coming of age / I'm gay angst for me. The main story wasn't bad, though the characters were very black / white in their character. The bad guys have no redeeming qualities, the nice folks are NICE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria Heyman
    17/05/17
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    "Immature Teen"
    Any additional comments?

    The main character lives in denial, lies to himself, lies to police. It's incredibly boring, backwards, irritating, and just does not make for a well-written, entertaining book. Would not recommend for any age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kwdayboise (Kim Day)
    Boise, Idaho
    15/05/17
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    "YA readers deserve better"

    The awfulness of this book isn't in the weak mystery or the secondary story of coming out and finding love in high school. The awfulness lays at the feet of some really bad writing that doesn't let up from start to finish. Stiff language, weird similes ("like watching a cat running up a tree, I couldn't seem to stop it"), strange descriptions ("the room tilt-a-whirling around me in a nauseating square dance"), and bizarre dialogue.

    This says nothing to a poor mystery at the core of the book in which a closeted gay high school student learns that his girlfriend January has disappeared. When the criminal is exposed the reader could fairly feel more than a little cheated from the lack of clues, and when the narrator/lead character Flynn confronts the murderer the person's actions and speech are over the top. That says nothing about an ending that doesn't seem to fit anything in the book.

    The book is targeted to grades 9 and up. Listen, I support "it gets better" and I believe kids at that age sorting out gender issues deserve books with identifiable heroes. I also believe they deserve well-written books and have trouble understanding why a publisher with the heft of Macmillan would put out such a poorly edited book. The gay friends I had in high school (40 years ago but still ...) were reading William Goldman, Carson McCullers, E.L. Doctorow, and William Styron. A book like this wouldn't have drawn them in past the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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