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Last Summer Audiobook

Last Summer

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Publisher's Summary

From the critically acclaimed writer, Michael Thomas Ford, comes a highly anticipated first novel that follows the intertwining lives of three men, set against the backdrop of summer-time in the breezy coastal community of Provincetown.

At 33, Josh has become tired of his life, leaving his old self behind with the hope of making a fresh start. Toby, who is only 19, finds himself moving to Provincetown to seek solace after his family has kicked him out of his Midwestern home. Reilly, who has been a lifelong resident, is still unclear about his own sexuality and has long wondered what his fantasies about other men might mean.

Everything is about to change when Reilly meets Joshua and the two strike up an odd friendship--that's when Reilly knows, for sure, that he isn't just fantasizing anymore.

©2003 Michael Thomas Ford (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Z Stone
    18/03/16
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    "What a story!"

    I'm sad it's over. Such a great book. Will definitely recommend to friends. I can't wait to read more of Ford's work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon Carl Lewis
    Trenton, NJ, USA
    10/12/15
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    "A fun, satisfying listen"

    I have come to thoroughly enjoy Michael Thomas Ford's complex and intertwined story lines. I am glad to meet and get to know each of his richly drawn characters. Although the resolutions are somewhat "predictable" they are also satisfying and the journey towards their destinations are filled with interesting (and, frequently, steamy) twists and turns. I'm ready to listen to another one of his in this vein.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gio
    LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
    14/03/14
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    "Not breaking any new ground but very entertaining"
    If you could sum up Last Summer in three words, what would they be?

    Heart-warming
    Funny
    Relatable


    What other book might you compare Last Summer to and why?

    Last Summer reminds me of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City as it follows different characters in a span of one summer.


    Which character – as performed by Blake Somerset – was your favorite?

    I loved all his characterizations but Emerline was particularly touching to me.


    Who was the most memorable character of Last Summer and why?

    Josh was the most memorable for me as I could really relate to his experiences. I had a lot in common with him.


    Any additional comments?

    As my headline says not breaking any new ground but the story was written in a very personal style that really drew me in to the characters and their experiences. I really didn't want it to end and I so wish that MTF would write a sequel to this very touching story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Orlando
    Murrieta, CA, United States
    15/10/13
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    "Another great book"

    I'm fast becoming a Michael Thomas Ford fan. An idilic view of life in Provincetown, a best case scenario for a gay movie super star and an instant family for an middle aged lesbian.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brandon
    Salt Lake City, UT, United States
    26/02/15
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    "too much of nothing going on"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There were way too many characters in this book. More than once I had to ask myself "Who is this person?", "Has this character been in the book yet?", "Who is this character?" Overlapping and mixing so many different stories and lives into one story is a good idea, it just didn't work out very well for me in this one.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Blake Somerset?

    Yeah. I enjoyed his narration.


    What character would you cut from Last Summer?

    Too many to list. I realize not every character is going to be exciting or interesting to everyone, but there were just too many in this one. After getting about 2/3 of the way through this book I started hitting the :30 forward button, to skip past the story lines that seemed like too much filler.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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