• The Dark Farewell

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Max Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-30-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (88 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Don't talk to strangers, young man - especially the dead ones.
It's the Roaring '20s. Skirts are short, crime is rampant, and booze is in short supply. Prohibition has hit Little Egypt, where newspaperman David Flynn has come to do a follow-up story on the Herren Massacre. The massacre isn't the only news in town, though.
Spiritualist medium Julian Devereux claims to speak to the dead - and he charges a pretty penny for it.
Flynn knows a phoney when he sees one, and he's convinced Devereux is as fake as a cigar store Indian. But the reluctant attraction he feels for the deceptively soft, not-his-type Julian is as real as it gets.
Suddenly Julian begins to have authentic, bloodstained visions of a serial killer, and the cynical Mr. Flynn finds himself willing to defend Julian with not only his life, but his body.
Warning: This novella contains phony spiritualists, cynical newspapermen, labor disputes, illicit love affairs, high-calorie southern cooking, and more than 50 percent humidity!
Contains scenes of mild gay erotic content.
©2010 JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 06-14-15

Interesting historical mystery/romance

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I enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and interesting. The narrator did a great job with the voices and dramatization. I appreciate historical writing that gives me a new perspective or insights into how things may have been in that time. This showed a bit of how things were for gay men and how serious illness was understood and misunderstood. For a relatively short book, it has a lot going on in it.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Serene Night on 03-08-18

didn't care for it

This was a historical set after the war, when many young men were killed. The hero is a newspaper man, in the closet, and still hurting since the death of his lover paul. He falls for a man who hears voices and is employed as a medium.

I didn't really care for the romance in this one. hero spends most of his time deriding Julian for his job as a medium, and then later, they make Julian too much a damsel in distress. He's a grown man, and Lanyon spends too much time describing his beauty and childlike skin. I got creeped out.

Not my cuppa.

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4 out of 5 stars
By JillB on 07-07-16

Great story, narration a bit quiet in places

Another excellent audio version of one of Josh Lanyon's books, a mystery set in the 1920s. Setting and characterisation were beautifully realised and the relationship building between the principles was very well done.
The narration was very good. Each character was distinguishable from the other by speech patterns, tone and pitch and I had no problem working out who was talking. BUT, sometimes the narrator's voice dipped too low and I missed what was said. Using Bluetooth headphones I don't want to have the sound on maximum just to hear the quiet bits. Apart from that, I'm very happy overall.
If you like mysteries set with attention to historical detail and with engaging characters (whether you like them or not) then I recommend giving The Dark Farewell a go.

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