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Download Good to Know: Gay Romance Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. W. Marchwell Narrator: Sean Crisden Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Jerry McKenzie is a reclusive and antisocial artist, quite content to ride his horses and work in his studio, keeping to himself. It's not any kind of life for a child, and when Jerry finds out he's been named his orphaned nephew's guardian, he panics. He doesn't know what to do with a child and isn't sure he can give William the affection and the love the boy so desperately needs.

Then Jerry meets David Loewenberger, the new teacher William becomes immediately attached to, and he starts to see how they could make a family together: a family to replace the one William lost, a family David had given up on ever finding... a family Jerry never knew he wanted.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 2/13/2014

    " I loved this book. These three guys were perfect for each other and I was pulled right in to their developing relationship. It was great to see them build a family together. They fit together like a puzzle, filing needs with in each other that made this story sweet but not too saccharine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 24601 | 2/12/2014

    " This review is for the audio version. The story was perfectly fine, even if the progression of the romance was a little rushed for my tastes. My problem was with the horrible narrator! I like narrators who attempt to give each character a unique "voice." My problem was that he gave one of the main characters an overdone cowboy accent that made me think, "saddle up, Pilgrim!" every time I heard it. It was so distracting that I had trouble finishing the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eyre | 1/23/2014

    " William is a ten year-old who has spent most of his life in boarding school while his parents flitted around the world. When his parents die in an accident, he's taken from the only home he's ever really had and sent to live with a cousin whom he has never met. Jerry, the cousin, is in his forties, is anti-social, and doesn't want the responsibility of a child. William's only alternative will be foster care. When David, William's new teacher, learns about the situation, he goes to meet Jerry and William at Jerry's home. David realizes how special William is, and encourages Jerry to keep the child. Jerry and David realize an immediate attraction to each other, but David has been hurt too often. That, plus his reluctance to do anything that might hurt William, makes David set boundaries on his relationship with Jerry. Despite the boundaries, their relationship begins to grow and Jerry becomes enamored of William. Just when things are looking promising for the three of them, a problem arises that threatens to rip them apart. This one was really a 2.5 star book for me. I loved the premise of this book. I adore books with orphans; add in some m/m romance and I'll definitely buy it. William was an endearing character, and from the beginning I hurt for the child. I love the way the author allowed his character to come out of his shell. The author did a good job making him sound his age. Often, when authors write dialogue for children or teens, they either make them sound too old or too young. William sounded like a ten year-old, and that showed a definite talent on the author's part. I really wanted to be able to give this more than three stars, but I just couldn't. There were some inconsistencies in the storyline that I found distracting. Comments are made and then apparently forgotten. Kitty, an associate/friend of Jerry's, is introduced in the beginning and is really never seen again. I'm not really sure why the character was there at all. I really wanted to love Jerry and David, but I found it difficult. Jerry begins the story as insensitive and brash, and all it takes is a hand-job to make him a loving parent? His 180 degree turn around happened a bit too fast. David is supposed to be the sympathetic character--the one the reader is supposed to love from the beginning. I just couldn't. Teachers don't give the parents of their students hand-jobs at their first meetings, especially after pontificating about what is best for the child and when the child is sleeping nearby. I just couldn't suspend disbelief on that one. Also, since David was supposed to be the kind, caring character, I was disappointed in his thoughts about his principal. Yes, she wasn't good at her job. She made lousy decisions, and obviously she didn't care about the students or the teachers. He could have complained about that throughout the novel and it wouldn't have bothered me at all. What did annoy me was the occasional thought about her weight. He never said it aloud, but David had some pretty mean and insensitive thoughts about the fact that his boss was overweight. That didn't sit right with me. It didn't seem to be consistent with the character that the author was trying to create. If he was supposed to be the sweet character whom we all love, then why show us that mean side? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Heine | 1/7/2014

    " I bought this one b/c of Maxfield's Family Unit...wasn't disappointed...thought they'd be similar, but completely differet...both feature lovable characters and adorable kids "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clover | 1/2/2014

    " nice story about an old gay having to raise a 10 yo kid and finding love without expecting it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess Candela | 12/29/2013

    " I liked it, but found the phrase "good to know" so utterly over-used it started to make me cringe about halfway through. Still, I was eager to read the next book, which I like even better. So now I'm looking forward to the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 10/31/2013

    " I had to re-read this one since I'll be starting the sequel tonight or tomorrow and I wanted to be all up to date. And I loved reading it the second time as much as the first. I really enjoy DW Marchwell's stories and I'm looking forward to reading 'An Earlier Heaven'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison Parker | 10/26/2013

    " I fell in love with this book the moment little William told those bullies to "cowboy up." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 10/15/2013

    " Couldn't get past the nickname "mountain lion". Try calling out that one during sex... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Debruinn | 9/21/2013

    " As with Silver and Gold, enjoyed the fact that the two heros weren't 20 anymore and had to work hard at making the relationship work; not sure where some of the lower ratings are coming from...almost didn't read it b/c of those, am glad i didn't listen "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth C. | 9/14/2013

    " Had to stop because of the awkward German. Also, "Loewenberger" only means "mountain lion" if you habitually call the animal "lion mountaineer." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 7/9/2013

    " This was a nice read. William, the little boy orphaned at the beginning, is a cutie and the author did a good job with his character. I really felt for him and was really happy that he finally ended up with a loving family however David and Jerry, his loving family, really annoyed me at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerine Petros | 5/10/2013

    " Although in all, a good story, I did have trouble keeping my nose in this one. I'm not sure why, but I was easily distracted while reading it. I would still read it again though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neet | 10/19/2012

    " Sappy and hopelessly romantic that had me cheering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/24/2011

    " Loved it not too most angst just a story about looking finsing something you never thought you wanted or could have a family. It was tender,sweet and a few hot bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbiedowner | 8/1/2011

    " Another unique M/M romance from Dreamspinner Press. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indigo | 6/10/2011

    " Beautiful story. Words fail me to add anything more. Just read it for yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antonette | 3/21/2011

    " This book was pretty good. Not one of my favorites from this author. But still worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 2/18/2011

    " Good to Know is a very sweet story about the making of a new family. The characters are well rounded and entertaining and the story flows well. The editing is almost flawless. I look forward to reading the sequel An Earlier Heaven.

    I give Good to Know three stars.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meggie | 11/25/2010

    " I really enjoyed this story, it was sweet, funny and it pulled me in.
    ONly ONE word went on my nerv "Baby" when they main couple had sex. Jesus, to much is a killer!

    Recommended read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerine | 11/8/2010

    " Although in all, a good story, I did have trouble keeping my nose in this one. I'm not sure why, but I was easily distracted while reading it. I would still read it again though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/23/2010

    " Loved it not too most angst just a story about looking finsing something you never thought you wanted or could have a family. It was tender,sweet and a few hot bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 7/4/2010

    " I had to re-read this one since I'll be starting the sequel tonight or tomorrow and I wanted to be all up to date. And I loved reading it the second time as much as the first. I really enjoy DW Marchwell's stories and I'm looking forward to reading 'An Earlier Heaven'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antonette | 5/1/2010

    " This book was pretty good. Not one of my favorites from this author. But still worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 2/27/2010

    " This one went between a 3 and a 4 for me. In the end I went with 4 because it got me a little sniffly in places and had me actually gasp at one point towards the end. Good story, sweet and hot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indigo | 2/12/2010

    " Beautiful story. Words fail me to add anything more. Just read it for yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/15/2010

    " I bought this one b/c of Maxfield's Family Unit...wasn't disappointed...thought they'd be similar, but completely differet...both feature lovable characters and adorable kids "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. | 1/15/2010

    " As with Silver and Gold, enjoyed the fact that the two heros weren't 20 anymore and had to work hard at making the relationship work; not sure where some of the lower ratings are coming from...almost didn't read it b/c of those, am glad i didn't listen "

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