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Out of Position (Dev and Lee)

De : Kyell Gold
Lu par : Jeremy Sewell
Série : Dev and Lee, Volume 1
Durée : 11 h et 13 min
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Description

Dev is a football player at Forester University, a small liberal arts college where he and his teammates get to strut around and have their pick of the girls on Friday nights. That's as good as it gets - until he meets Lee, a fox with a quick wit and an attractive body.

Problem is, Lee's not a girl. He's a gay fox, an activist who never dreamed he'd fall for a football player. As their attraction deepens into romance, it's hard enough for them to handle each other, let alone their inquisitive friends, family, and co-workers. And if school is bad, the hyper- masculine world of professional sports that awaits Dev after graduation will be a hundred times worse.

Going it alone would make everything easier. If only they could stop fighting long enough to break up.

Kyell Gold's fourth novel is a story of relationships, of finding oneself and learning to live with someone else, set in the contemporary fantasy world that was the setting for his acclaimed novel Waterways: joint Winner of the 2009 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel; Winner of the 2009 Ursa Major Award for Best Novel.

©2009 Kyell Gold (P)2013 Kyell Gold

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  • Daniel Waitley
  • 31/07/2013

Don't be put off by the cover art

While the editing and narration were slightly off (someone needs to tell the narrator how to pronounce Penelope), this is one of the best gay romance books I've listened to. Characters are subtle and well rounded. The dialog is some of the best I've ever read.

If you are a fan of gay romance, buy this book. I'm not a furry - so my enjoyment of the characters is purely based on the character development and story.

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  • 101
  • 03/10/2013

Finished in just 2 days.

Would you listen to Out of Position (Dev and Lee) again? Why?

Probably, its a good read. I was particularly intrigued by the use of language. There was never really a dull moment in the writing. A lot of novels can be long winded and over descriptive. This strikes that happy balance. Not too over descriptive, not too dull.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It sure did have its moments. A lot of anticipation, a shock or two. And a satisfying ending.

Any additional comments?

I would happily recommend this.

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  • Derek
  • 01/10/2013

The Beginning of Something Great

Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Position (Dev and Lee) to be better than the print version?

The narrator does a decent job of giving the characters their own unique voice characteristics.

What did you like best about this story?

The occasional switch of the perspectives between the two main characters is something I have never seen in a book in this genre before.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeremy Sewell?

I believe he has a good voice for audiobooks and as he develops this skill with further books in the future, it will only get better.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It brought up a sense of pride for Dev in his bid to break the mold of the professional sports world and bring it into the modern era in terms of its treatment of players with alternative sexualities.

Any additional comments?

I hope that Kyell Gold will continue to have this trilogy produced in audio format as well as his other books.

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  • Leevi
  • 10/10/2016

Award for the Worst Narrator goes tooo...

By no means I want to be an ass, but after listening about half way through this book, it became the first book ever I've returned purely because of the narrator...

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  • Alex Holden
  • 10/05/2016

loved it

this book was a rollercoaster. gets kinda steamy in spots but it was a good kinda steamy.

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  • Jay C
  • 05/05/2016

Damn It! Now I have to buy the 2nd book!!!

What did you love best about Out of Position (Dev and Lee)?

I loved the authors odd yet refreshing writing style, switching back and forth between views of the two main characters, giving the reader insight into their lives, minds, and the world how they saw it. Yet the switching between characters never gave away what might happen next leaving the reading in suspense eager to flip the next page. I found it almost impossible to sit the book down just to go to work, I haven't read through a book this fast in years and I look forward into reading the sequel(s).

What did you like best about this story?

The story was what kept me reading to often I pick up a book and become board with how easy it is to see what is coming next. This one though, the author did a great job of keeping up the twists and turns yet not sending the reader for a spin. The story was never to good to be true, there were ups and downs, wins and losses, nothing went perfect and things were messy; it mirrored the real word and that is what kept me hooked to the story to the very last page.

Have you listened to any of Jeremy Sewell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't, at times the audio was a bit choppy and edited poorly in some ways with words being cut off when he switches from one take to another yet the audio didn't ruin the story in any way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a specific moment, sentence, paragraph, page, or chapter was 'moving'. Though the decent into madness and obsession of Brian (the spotted skunk) that took place over the second half of the book would be the most moving for me. It wasn't an enjoyable part but that's what makes it good in my opinion like the perfect train wreck that you just can't turn away from.

Any additional comments?

It was an amazing book, and I enjoyed it cover to cover, the only reason I dare not give it a perfect score is how it ends on such a cliff hanger that I have to start the second book now and if the second book is anything like the first I'll be buying the third in a day or two. Damn you Kyell Gold! Damn you and your amazing writing and catching story telling! Damn you and how you can make me spend more money on books than I have in almost a decade in a matter of days!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • David N
  • 14/03/2016

Heartwarming

I actually got this book 7 years ago but never got around to reading it. I bought it on audible and started listening to it in the car. I couldn't turn it off. It really is beautiful. Truly heart warming with suspense. Everything in it seems real and connective. I am glad to have read it.

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  • Chris
  • 05/12/2015

despite audio hiccups, good listen.

very good story, typical gay for you jock story but with heart and very good characters. the one issue was the narration having some weird pauses and strange pacing where he ran out if breath.(as well as being unable to pronounce Penelope)

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  • Joshua
  • 22/06/2015

You better like football

Lets start with the weakest part of the book, which has to be the narration. The technical quality of it is just sub par, and Mr. Sewell needs to slow down and to annunciate better. That being said it isn't terrible, but gets annoying at times. Now lets get to the most important part, the story. Its ok, the characters and settings are pretty good, and Kyell does a good job at writing these. However the story does have parts that focus primarily on the game of football, and unless you're into football these parts can be pretty dull.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Devon
  • 06/03/2019

Best furry book ever!

When I first got this book it though it would be an ok porn novel, but in stead I got relatable characters, believable situations, and an amazing insight on football. I have definitelyenjoyed my time listening to this book and I'm 100% going to buy some of there other works.

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  • Ryan McKown
  • 19/10/2014

Football, Furries and LGBT

I think the Audiobook is very well done (a few technical problems with background noise, but not terribly noticeable). The author clearly understands his characters and puts a lot of individual personality into their stories, and the speaker did really well giving the personalities life and differentiating them from each other.

On the surface, this story is about furries and gay relationships (yes, with some X-rated scenes), but instead of those being an addition to the story, or a side dish to the main story, they have been woven perfectly into the story to give a well-rounded perspective on the characters and how their two stories intertwine. This story shines a spotlight on the challenges of being a gay football player both before and after this being known to the team, family, friends, the press and the public. The larger story (continued in "Isolation Play", "Divisions", "Uncovered" and eventually "Overtime") tells of two individuals who have to come to terms with who they are and what they want in order to keep each other in their lives, while balancing problems at work, problems with the family, and problems with being a public figure (professional football player).

Excellently written. Excellently performed. Definitely a pleasure to listen to. Careful though: when I was listening to the story for the first time, I got so caught up in the character's emotional roller coaster of a relationship, that their emotional state started affecting mine to the point that I would be giddy at work, listen to the next chapters at home, then go back to work in a sour mood, purely based on what the characters were doing at that point. It was fun though.

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  • kantarou
  • 30/07/2013

Füchse, Tiger und American Football

Out of Position stellt einen erfrischenden Kontrast zu vielen Geschichten im Gay/Lesbian Genre dar indem es nicht beim Erreichend es eigenen Comming Outs, des Zusammenkommens oder ähnlichem aufhört.
Dev und Lee kommen relativ schnell zusammen, und auch Devs Werdegang zum Profi Football-Spieler stellt nicht das Ende sondern den Anfang einer Karriere da.
Out of Position stellt den ersten Teil von bisher vier veröffentlicht /angekündigten Büchern da und Kyell Gold schafft es über die ganze Serie hinaus die Geschichte in Bewegung zu halten: und auch wenn Dev und Lees Beziehung sicherlich eine zentrale Rolle hat bleibt die Welt um die Figuren herum lebendig.

Wie us der Beschreibung offensichtlich werden sollte handelt es sich um einen Furry Roman, aber wer vor Elfen, Orks, Vampiren, Werwölfen, Aliens und anderen nichtmenschlichen Wesen nicht zurückschreckt sollte damit keine Probleme haben.
Gerade viele der kleinen Details schaffen es eine interessante ähnliche und doch andere Welt zu kreieren, sei es nun das Zusammenspiel verschiedener Spezien in einer modernen Welt, oder einfach die Vorstellung in einer Welt zu leben, in der Geruchssinn und Gehör für viele eine weit größere Rolle spielen.

Jeremy Sewell ist als Erzähler sehr engagiert, er erreicht zwar nicht das Niveau von manchen schauspielerisch sehr gut ausgebildeten und erfahrenen Sprechern, jedoch kann man ihm gut zuhören und die Figuren sind lebendig und individuell.

Das einzige störende, was den einen Stern Abzug verdient ist die Tatsache dass an manchen Stellen Hintergrundgeräusche, etwa das Umblättern von Seiten zu hören sind, dies ist nicht allzu störend, sollte jedoch nicht vorkommen.