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The Imperfection of Swans Audiobook

The Imperfection of Swans

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Publisher's Summary

Kevin Bivanti's dream is to open a wedding dress shop, a place with the stunning gowns to make every bride-to-be feel adored. At 38, he quits a successful advertising career to buy an old brownstone in a trendy Boston neighborhood and to make his dream a reality. When one of his cosigners drops out, fate intervenes, ushering in Casper James, who hopes to open his own bakery. With Casper willing to take the risk, their ambitions meld into a wedding dress and wedding cake boutique.

Extensive renovations to the brownstone, an affair with his ex-husband, family drama with his mothers, and the anxiety of significant life changes push Kevin to the brink of a nervous breakdown. In the midst of stress and uncertainty, Casper becomes more than a business partner, a mutual attraction that adds another layer of intensity and risk.

With their dreams on the verge of reality, Kevin and Casper must find the courage to face the stress of managing their attraction, the gamble of a new business venture, and the resurgence of Kevin's personal demons.

©2015 Brandon Witt (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

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  • E.H.
    05/04/17
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    "Beautiful story, beautifully narrated"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. It is a slow burn, which in my opinion is so much easier to have in audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Imperfection of Swans?

    Kevin is a character that will stay with you.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kevin's visit with the therapist...had me laughing and crying at the same time.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is beautiful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul J.
    New York, NY
    28/03/17
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    "Superb!"

    One of the most moving, insightful, and hopeful stories I've read (or rather, listened to ;-) in a long time. I couldn't help falling in love with Kevin and Casper, and being pulled along on their journey together. I'm so glad this book was written. Yes, it was a love story, but it was so much more . . . . That it was based upon a close friend of the authors, the real Kevin, made it all the more poignant and triumphant, and it was lovely to hear Kevin's letter to us at the close of the story. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing your experiences with Brandon Witt, and through Brandon's superb pen, with all of us.

    This book has it all: Wonderful characters you can't help feeling close with, a beautiful and sensitively written story, and all read to perfection.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    25/03/17
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    "Wonderful"

    New to me author, Brandon Witt has been on my TBR forever. I enjoyed the audio book very much. It will not be the last I read of Brandon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Oor Janie
    17/03/17
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    "Wonderful rendition of this beautiful story"
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    Listening to this book after reading it, brought it to life again. The narrator is amazing. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alceste
    Los Angeles
    21/04/17
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    "Sincere and more polished"

    This author grows with each endeavor. I was expecting sentences to be used with prepositions to end them and storyline holes, but this one skirts most of that and tries to tell a story that is much larger than the framework might support. As with one of the two central characters, the author seems to more often expect a positive outcome from what he calls "fate." It is charming and endearing. The characters have weaknesses and lapses in individual analytical thinking that test verisimilitude; I always thought "well, that's possible. I wonder if, in those moments of personal thought, I was pulled away from what might have been a deeper connection to the personalties of narrative. The characters cry a bit too much for my taste but not as much as in those supposedly LGBTQ "romances" written by middle-aged, straight, female writers with too many feline friends around the keyboard. These are male characters who happen to be gay. Their truth rings resonant for me, I can breathe with them. I will be glad when gay characters no longer put a book in a category with a circumscribed readership, their are a lot of primarily straight human beings of both sexes who could get a lot out of reading this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kragthang
    14/04/17
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    "Beautiful narration of great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like to read books by Brandon Witt, because they always have a deeper meaning apart from the actual story. I was very happy to see there was an audiobook from "The Imperfection of Swans", since it is one of my favorites.I enjoyed the way Kirt Graves interpreted and read the book. He did a very good job and you notice that he put a lot of energy in the way he portrayed the characters of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inez
    31/03/17
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    "Beautiful story"

    I loved how the narrator brought the story and characters to life. The story itself is wonderful with many amazing characters. I really like how the descriptions are enough to create a mental picture of different scenes without becoming overwhelming. Highly recommend this audiobook.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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