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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Audiobook

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer's 20 must-read books by Enternatinment Weekly!

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi LeeSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

©2017 Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    oceanjasper Australia 20/09/2017
    oceanjasper Australia 20/09/2017
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    "Beautifully crafted and superbly narrated"

    This is a rollicking adventure with a mostly historically accurate feel (I'm not sure if the occasional modern expressions were inadvertent on the author's part or a deliberate technique but they actually work well).

    Monty is a wonderful character who proves to be much more complex than the dissolute young nobleman he appears at the start of the book. But his sister Felicity is a scene-stealer; fiercely intelligent, independent-minded and often sharp-tongued. The way their initial sibling disdain evolves over the course of the book is as compelling in its way as the relationship between Monty and Percy.

    The prose is gorgeous, with creative and lyrical descriptions bringing the settings to vivid life. But the narration..... Christian Coulson is perfect for Monty; he sounds young enough, with the cut-glass diction of the English aristocrat. The precision of his delivery brings forth every nuance of Monty's feelings, far more than would be inferred from the written word. We experience his fear and helplessness and boundless love at different stages of the book. The other characters are equally vivid; Percy's voice is calm and melodious, Felicity's often harsh and impatient. I would give the narration 10 stars if I could.

    I adored this audiobook and doled it out to myself in measured portions to fully savour it. If ever there was a perfect combination of story and narrator, this is it.

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    Liv 18/08/2017
    Liv 18/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Probably the best book I've listened to on audible! It was one of the few books that I felt was better listened to, mainly because I didn't have to try to read things in an English accent and could hear it instead. Definitely would recommend if you like history, science, romance and adventure, this book has it all.

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    19/07/2017
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    "Abso-bloody-lutely wonderful"

    The story was fantastic, the characters compelling, the narration gorgeous, the setting wonderful. 10/10 will listen again

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  • Clephiro
    28/06/17
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    "Must Read"

    Loved it so much. Witty, fun and romantic. Plus the performance was amazing. I couldn't put it down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 5ismyfavoritenumber
    Lincoln, NE, United States
    22/07/17
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    "Even better than I expected..."

    This was a wonderful book that took me by surprise with its humor, well-paced plot, and memorable characters. I took a chance on it, and I am so glad I did. The fact that characters felt flawed and real, yet didn't irritate me, was a refreshing change from other books I have picked up recently. I recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, fun read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Illyrianya
    PSU
    12/07/17
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    "meh"

    starts out very promising, fun characters, but the uninventive plot somehow manages to make alchemy and pirates dull.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Van Ness
    6/08/17
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    "Complete surprise"

    This book was a refreshing surprise to the modern day tales we are constantly bombarded with. Absolute delight to read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/08/17
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    "Wonderful!"

    This book was so good! I'm going to get the physical copy due to how good it was.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SarahBelle
    27/07/17
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    "My absolute FAVORITE audio book ever"

    Christian Coulson does such a fantastic job performing this book that I cannot express how glad I am that I decided to listen to it rather than read my physical copy. Not only is it an amazingly well written story, full of excitement and heartache and love, but Coulson brings Monty and all the other characters to life in a way that my own mental adaptation could not. It's an absolute must listen and a definite read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    16/07/17
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    "💜💜💜"

    adored this beyond belief, amazingly read and a fantastic story 💛 couldnt put it down, I highly reccomend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Samavia Asif
    Toronto, Canada
    21/09/17
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    "Abso-bloody-lutely amazing!"

    I didn't want to finish it. The audiobook so good, it brought the characters to life.

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  • StephL
    14/09/17
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    "What an enjoyable listen!"

    Great story. Excellent performance. So very descriptive, I could literally see the characters and scenery as if I were inside the story!

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  • Nadia S.
    12/09/17
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    "An Adventure Novel Indeed"

    loved this novel it was fun, cute, intriguing and laugh out funny at times. it was just good and great summer read. My only complaint is and it's very small one, I would of loved to hear from Penelope's point of view a bit. She was such a interesting character a forewarding thinking woman in 17th Century Britain. And there are very few stories of woman about her wether fiction or nonfiction. I think the author missed out on an opportunity there by not giving us more Felicity. Nevertheless it was such a fresh perspective on a YA novel, kind of a cross breed between contemporary and historical fiction.

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  • Lis
    Northampton, UK
    22/08/17
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    "A wonderful listen"

    Monty is a little hard to like to begin with but I did warm up to him. I loved Percy and Felicity and their adventure in Europe was a lot of fun. The narrator's voice was perfect and enhanced the experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie
    18/07/17
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    "Hilarious, heartbreaking, honest & beautiful"

    One of the best books of the year. A hilarious romp of a historical novel, enough danger, magic and adventure to keep me on the edge of my seat, and brilliant, brilliant characters who aren't so much flawed as painfully, adorably real. I couldn't help love Monty even when he was being an idiot, selfish or completely ridiculous, or even all three at once. The side characters and the relationships between them were fantastically portrayed and really made the book. Also, outstanding handling of diversity in a setting and era where being anything other than white, male and preferably rich was subject to varying but usually horrifying levels of prejudice. It covered some really heavy, tough issues without ever coming across preachy or derailing the story and honestly, some of the hardships faced by the characters, especially Percy, brought me close to tears.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/07/17
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    "One of the best audio books I've ever listened to."

    The narrator was amazing and perfect as Monty's voice and for the story set in the 1700s. This is the feel good adventure novel with a great set of main characters, all three of them distinctive and real. The language is creative and humourus, and I was smiling and laughing the whole way through it. Would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    26/08/17
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book so much! I usually don't like historical fiction but this blew me away

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  • Anonymous
    9/08/17
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    "Amazing"

    Loved every second of it! Narators voice was amazing. So funny and well spoken and told!!

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  • Michael Phillips
    10/07/17
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    "The Gentleman's guide to vice and virtue"

    Amazingly fun, a fast paced read. Christian Cousin does an awesome ob as narrator. Looking forward to MacKenzie Lee's next novel.

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  • Yasmin Trindade
    6/07/17
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    "Lovely and so, so fun!"

    You will adore this main trio and all their adventures! Long-ish but a fast and fun read that will stay with you. I adored it!

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