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The Dickens with Love

Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

A quirky holiday romance about Faith, Hope, and...glow-in-the-dark condoms!

Three years ago, a scandal cost antiquarian "book hunter" James Winter everything that mattered to him: his job, his lover and his self-respect. But now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition.

A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants that book at any price, and he needs James to get it for him. There's just one catch. James can't tell the nutty professor who the buyer is.

Actually, two catches. The nutty Professor Crisparkle turns out to be totally gorgeous-and on the prowl. Faster than you can say, "Old Saint Nick," James is mixing business with pleasure...and in real danger of forgetting that this is just a holiday romance.

Just as they're well on the way to having their peppermint sticks and eating them too, Sedgwick discovers the truth. James has been a very bad boy. And any chance Santa will bring him what he wants most is disappearing quicker than the Jolly Old Elf's sleigh.

©2009 Samhain Publishing (P)2013 Josh Lanyon

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fantastic

another absolutely fantastic Josh Lanyon audiobook. Lanyon's stories translate to audio wonderfully. this is very good writing, beautifully performed

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  • ALLIE
  • 12-12-15

Awwwww....

Sweet Christmas story by a renowned author and the ultimate voice actor.
I love everything that Josh writes and Sean performs.
Always leaves me wanting more.

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  • KC
  • 03-10-14

Excellent!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dickens with Love to be better than the print version?

They're both excellent. I enjoy Sean Crisden's narration style very much. It's the story i know and love but with a slightly different spin on it.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite - two - scenes are the one with the ocelot and the final scene, especially what Sedgwick tells James.

Any additional comments?

This is such a lovely story. It's sweet and funny and romantic, and i love the mysteriousness surrounding the book and all it stands for in the story. It's perfect for the holidays, but really, for any time one wants a boost of happy feeling.

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  • padme35
  • 06-12-19

Awesome Holiday Listening Gem

Audiobook Review December 2019:
I can't believe it's been 5 years since I originally read this holiday story and yet I remembered practically everything. I found James and Sedgwick just as intriguing and fun to read(or listen to in this case😉). Sure I wanted to knock their heads together at times but where's the fun if everything is copacetic from the get-go? Now that I discovered the audiobook of The Dickens with Love I doubt it'll be 5 years before I re-visit this tale again. As for the narration? Well, it's Sean Crisden and he has an amazing talent to bring the characters to life and the story to your front door. Not only does he make the telling fun to listen to but it always seems to be unfolding right before your eyes instead of the "airwaves". Definitely a holiday gem.

Original Review December 2014:
James is trying to scrape by and keep his foot in the door of an occupation he loves when he's asked to verify the authenticity of a supposed lost Dickens Christmas story. Enter Sedgwick, the owner of said story and there are immediate fireworks, both bad and good, but fireworks nontheless. Despite the kind of man the potential buyer that James is working for, James is a decent guy with a bunch of bad luck or bad timing in the past. Watching Sedgewick and James banter their way through "negotiations" is a perfect Christmas treat.

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  • An Avid Reader
  • 02-12-19

I Could Keep Reading For Days!

What a fun, sweet, and unique Christmas love story! I'd love to read more, but as is this is a perfectly entertaining tale with a satisfying ending and a lot of surprises along the way!