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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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    "Amazing"

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

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    Jamie 18/07/2017
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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.

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    Amazon Customer 15/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    Michael Phillips 10/07/2017
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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 06/07/2017
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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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    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
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    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Illyrianya
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    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Van Ness
    06/08/17
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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
    06/08/17
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    "Wonderful!"

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

    1 of 1 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.

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  • 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
  • Kavya
    13/08/17
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    "I loved it <3"

    This was truly a wonderful novel, and the performance was so perfect. I recommend this anyone and everyone. It has been so long since a book has captured my full attention and focus. As an English Lit Major, with a constant need to analyze and pick apart every written word, it was amazing to sit back and just be absorbed in a story and be so thoroughly entertained. A feeling that made me fall In love with novels and stories all those years ago.
    Fall in love with these character, and sit in anticipation wondering where they will go next. Every time Mony opens his mouth you are caught between wanting to laugh, cringe at his choice and just smack him up the back of his head. You feel for Percy in every moment and don't get me started on Felicity. Her character is probably the one I fell most in love with. A full five star rating.

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  • Angelica Soto
    Berwyn, IL USA
    11/08/17
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    "I freaking love this book"

    This book makes me so happy. Percy and Henry make me so happy. Great story

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  • Nina Berry
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    08/08/17
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    "Delightful and Riveting!"
    Would you listen to The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue again? Why?

    The narrator was so fantastic and the prose so engaging, I would totally listen to it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Felicity the sister was brainy and hilarious, but my favorite had to be the narrator, Monty, who is smarter than he thinks, very funny, and who learns a lot during this page-turning adventure.


    What about Christian Coulson’s performance did you like?

    Everything! A brilliant performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, I would. I found myself sneaking in listens whenever I could.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant, elegant, witty, romantic prose in a well-researched historical novel filled with a family of characters I wanted to hang out with - this is a marvelous book in any form, but the terrific narration by Christian Coulson makes it an audiobook that deserves to win awards as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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