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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Série : Montague Siblings, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 47 min
4,3 out of 5 stars (36 notations)

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A Kirkus Prize nominee with five starred reviews! A New York Times best seller!

2018 Audie Award® nominee for Best Male Narrator!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!

"The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.” (Teen Vogue)

"A stunning powerhouse of a story." (School Library Journal)

"A gleeful romp through history." (ALA Booklist)

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 Lee - Simon 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.

Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!

©2017 Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Entertaining!

This novel clearly is geared towards a young public, born in the 21st century. In some ways, it is reminiscent of Enid Blyton’s stories with the main characters being aged 15 and 18. As in Blyton’s books, adult characters are flat and secondary. Indeed, here, many such as Mr. Lockwood just disappear, and the reader is left in the dark as to what happens to them. The implausible plot is also worthy of a Blyton work with highway robbers, pirates, an alchemist and a sinking island. In sharp contrast with Blyton’s novels, however, characters here drink (a lot of) alcohol and have romantic and sexual pursuits. One does wish that the author had been a bit more rigorous with her fact-checking. Among countless missteps: • the Rhône does not flow through Marseille; • Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde was built in the 19th century and did not exist in the 18th when this novel is set; • the Louvre Museum did not open to the public before the 19th century; • English was not in the 1800’s the lingua franca that it has become today. Worse, the three characters have attitudes and values typical of our own times that did not exist when they are supposed to be evolving, notably with respect to racial issues. Still, this light work is enjoyable if not taken too seriously.

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belle histoire d'amour

Très belle histoire d'amour, même si le reste des aventures est un peu invraisemblable et le personnage principal agaçant. Très bon narrateur !

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  • David
  • 29/08/2017

A blend of humor, adventure, and romance

Where does The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

While not the best audiobook I've listened to, it is one of the more enjoyable. The scenarios were humorous, the characters were well realized, and the plot blended enough elements well that I will come back to this story sometime.

Which character – as performed by Christian Coulson – was your favorite?

Felicity was a real stand out. You got a very good sense of her wit, the way she was reacting to the world, and her complicated relationship with her brother.

Any additional comments?

One of the things that is wonderful about this book is its diverse cast, showing that history was as complicated (with many of the same issues) as today. Our main character is bi and lecherous and actually suffers the consequences of his action. His best-friend/love-interest is biracial and suffers from epilepsy. Felicity is wickedly intelligent at a time when intelligence in women was not necessarily prized, and is struggling with society's expectations of her. The three play off each other well, and all grow in their own way. I recommend this book.

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  • 5ismyfavoritenumber
  • 22/07/2017

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.

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  • SarahBelle
  • 27/07/2017

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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  • Lili
  • 30/08/2018

Good story, masterful narration!

Maybe you’re not into YA titles. I wasn’t. Maybe you’re not into historical fiction, the 1700s, pirates, or some other thing that may cause you to pass this book over. Do yourself a favor and let all of it go and get this book. If you like fiction, good storytelling, adventure, humor, and really, truly, outstanding, narration, you will like this book. The writing is good, the characters are intriguing, but the narration is superb. Different character voices, different genders, different accents, check. But the narrator goes so far beyond that, he gives us nuance, mood, atmosphere, as well as the very marrow of the main character. Listening to this narrator is like sitting in a tent in the woods, it’s raining, and your best friend is telling you a story so good, and so well, you hope it lasts until dawn.

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  • KJG
  • 11/09/2017

Fun story BRILLIANT Narration

I enjoyed this YA story, it was a fun story, witty and cute. I am glad I finally got to it, but I am so happy I listened to the audio the narrator was brilliant he just nailed it, sometimes a bad narrator can ruin a book this is actually the first time for me the narrator improved the story. I don't think I would have enjoyed the humor as much if I was reading it.

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  • NC Amazoner
  • 30/08/2018

great characters, weak story

characters were well described, interesting and fun. the plot is a weak contrivance. some characters were just cliches and cartoonish. strong start, weak finish, but worth it as a fun romp

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  • DARCY in Madison
  • 17/01/2019

How could you like Monty?

What a whining, entitled brat. Sarcasm is fine but he was way too over-the-top to be funny. I only kept reading in the hopes that Percy would recover and Felicity would be able to escape her fate at the finishing school. I understand that the point was that Monty “grew” though his journey and became more empathetic and less self-centered. He did. Barely.

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  • Melissa
  • 14/10/2019

I couldn’t do it

I tried so hard but I just couldn’t finish. I had heard nothing but great things about this book and it sounded like it was right up my alley. I found myself just unable to finish it. It didn’t capture my attention.

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  • Angelica Russell
  • 05/07/2018

a little bit frustrating

I loved everyone except the main character really. He was at times charming and at other times insufferable. I liked the style of narration and the tone, it was fun. It had a ton of character. But MONTY!!! Monty......I don't blame him for how he is. but as someone who is not a man or white... it was frustrating to watch him to be completely blind to the struggles of anyone but himself. He was constantly insensitive to his sister and friend..... the well intentioned white knighting was difficult to sit through sometimes.... and wanted to be thanked for being a good and decent person.. its a bit much and a bit too real and not in an enjoyable way.... He's set up for character growth... and he did grow, but it didn't quite feel real or monumental... it was like everyone around him existed for him to learn more about the world but they didn't seem to get much besides a wild adventure and. thats not a bad thing but. It just wasn't for me. I do like how its written so I'm curious about how the next book will be because I adore Felicity and I feel like a journey with her would be enjoyable... but she also has some learning to do about the world... her 'of the time' feelings about love and who people love felt strange, considering how ahead of the times she was about learning....

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  • Clephiro
  • 28/06/2017

Must Read

Loved it so much. Witty, fun and romantic. Plus the performance was amazing. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Sophie
  • 16/08/2017

Ein Meisterwerk

Ich liebe alles an diesem Hörbuch! Der Sprecher ist fantastisch, der Plot spannend, die Details so gut recherchiert, wie ich es selten erlebt habe, und die Beziehung zwischen Monty und Percy herzerwärmend und frustrierend zugleich. Noch nie habe ich bei einem YA-Hörbuch so oft laut lachen müssen wie bei AGGTVAV. Monty ist der Protagonist, der man manchmal vielleicht selbst gerne wäre, aber froh ist, es doch nicht zu sein, Felicity die Schwester/ Stimme der Vernunft, die man stets um sich bräuchte und Percy der Freund, den man gerne in seinem Leben hätte. Ich bin froh, zufällig über dieses Hörbuch gestolpert zu sein und kann es jedem/jeder wärmstens and Herz legen.

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  • Nora Lazar
  • 04/01/2018

Großartig!

Eines der besten Hörbücher, die ich seit langem gehört habe! Absolute Spitze! Uneingeschränkte Hörempfehlung! Großartig!

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  • Sam
  • 03/09/2018

amazing

absolutely loved it. finished twice now and I'm about to start for a third time

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  • V. Hemmerle
  • 24/06/2018

I loved this novel...

and am looking förward to hear more about their lives. Monty, Percy and Felicity are great characters and all three of them are about to lead interesting lives.

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  • Katharina
  • 27/03/2018

Unterhaltsam und romatisch

Ich war begeistert zu Beginn, Monty's und Percy's Zuneigung war so fesselnd und frustrierend zugleich und ich liebe Monty einfach, ein Charakter wie sie mir gefallen. Ich mochte das 1/3 am liebsten, dass es danach etwas zu einem Fantasyabenteuer verkam hat mich etwas gestört. Ich war eingestellt auf Partys, Lovestories und Exzesse und nicht auf einen Abendteuertrip. Das heißt nicht dass es schlecht war.
Trotzdem eine Klasse Queer-Teen-Stroy!

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  • C.U.
  • 05/08/2020

❤️

I absolutely loved the story and the characters. They were so realistic and well-written❤️everyone should read/hear this fantastic book

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  • anonym
  • 21/05/2020

Schöne Reise durch Europa im 18. Jhdt

Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte über Homosexualität, Krankheit, Alchemie, Reisen, Erwachsenwerden usw im 18. Jahrhundert. Ich habe immer noch ein bisschen darauf gewartet, dass irgendwann Vampire auftauchen, aber dem war nicht so :) Sprachlich und erzählerisch recht reizvoll, da der Sprecher in sehr gehobenem Englisch redet und lange Zeit unglaublich naiv auf vieles blickt...

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  • paperback
  • 17/03/2020

I love the story

I love the story, but i really can't take any of the women serious, because the person reading always does these ridiculous voices for them. Judging by the voices all women in this world look like aunt Marge from Harry Potter. But I don't wanna be an ass, I think the dude does a solid job besides that. He speaks understandably and it's not boring or exhausting to listen to him

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  • SaB!ne
  • 19/11/2019

Adventurous story

This story should be made to a film! The narration was exceptional, I loved it!

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  • WhatJaneReads
  • 05/11/2019

Amazing!!!

First of all: the narrator did a fantastic job, he is brilliant and a perfect fit for Monty! This book omg, I loved it from the very start! Monty is such a drama queen and one of the most imperfect protagonists I’ve ever seen, I found this very refreshing. Percy is such a pure, good at heart character...I fell in love with both of them in no time. At first I thought this was simply going to be kind of a historical romance...well it’s not. It quickly became such a thrilling adventure story, I almost binge read it! The story was amazing and super different from anything I’ve read/listened to this year. Of course the romance was rather predictable, but I shipped it so much I do not even care. Can’t wait to read the second book about Montys sister, she was such a feminist badass!