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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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  • Donald
    Louisville, Georgia, United States
    02/11/16
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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
  • Laura
    01/05/17
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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
    05/01/17
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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
  • 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 5 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy Chilton-Kendrick
    Ouray, CO United States
    20/04/17
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    "Too Slow.ZZZ"

    Thus audiobook should have been 4 hours long at most. Narrator is ok but not memorable. Had end figured out easily.

    1 of 1 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
  • Wendi
    Overland Park, KS, United States
    27/06/17
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    "Might be Okay for Teen Reading"

    Last Seen Leaving is about a girl, January, who is missing. Her boyfriend is questioned heavily about her disappearance however, the fact of the matter is.. he has a secret of his own that makes him least suspicious.

    The boyfriend who is fifteen decides to play detective to try and find January and the twists and turns are over-simplified and downright cheesy. I found myself rolling my eyes and bored through the repetitive language and simplicity of the wording.

    I will say though, that this is a teen book and intended to market to a certain audience, and it may be effective with the audience it's intended for. I wouldn't recommend it to any adult though as it's almost tedious reading.

    -Wendi

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Catherine
    NC
    23/06/17
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    "Barely OK"

    There were too many twists to the story and it seemed like an extra ending was added after the story should have been complete. I didn't find the story satisfying. The main character lives in denial, lies to himself, lies to police, lies to his parents, lies to his girlfriend about her even being his girlfriend, lies about everything. The pretend girlfriend lies to her parents, lies to her pretend boyfriend, lies to her co-workers, her class-mates old and new, and every other person she was in contact with. Most of the characters are unlikable. The vocabulary was so advanced it seemed out of place when the kid was thinking or describing things, but most of the conversations consisted of crude insults traded back and forth. Authors should just put lines were the conversations should be, and the readers could just fill in the same boring words that are used over and over and over. I didn't mind the story so much until the end, but now that I look back I like it less and less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donnel
    MILLSBORO, DE, United States
    22/06/17
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK!!"

    Good from the start of the book to the analog!!!
    I couldn't stop listening to this BOOK!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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