Vintage: A Ghost Story

  • by Steve Berman
  • Narrated by Jason Frazier
  • 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A lonely gay teen bides his time with trips to strangers' funerals and Ouija board sessions, desperately searching for someone to love - and a reason to live following a suicide attempt.
Walking an empty stretch of New Jersey highway on an autumn night, he meets a strange and beautiful boy who looks like he stepped out of a dream. But the vision becomes into a nightmare when the boy turns out to be the local urban legend, the ghost of a star athlete killed in 1957 - a ghost with a deadly secret and a dangerous obsession.
Vintage: A Ghost Story is an intense thriller that looks at the dark side of gay urban fantasy, where the dead can never rest and trapped spirits never find peace.

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Not your typical romance!

What did you love best about Vintage: A Ghost Story?

I loved that the author put the ghost, Josh, in our MC's path. The relationship between them was fascinating and unnerving and a new spin on ghost meets boy!



What did you like best about this story?

I liked best the friendship between the MC and Trace. They were quirky goth kids who were there for one another while navigating every day life, death, murder and ghosts! An inspiring coming of age relationship with ouija boards, funerals, intrigue and love all intertwined!


What does Jason Frazier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Personality! He brings personality and depth of character that I never would have known without his extraordinary ability to identify the characters and lend them his voice!


Who was the most memorable character of Vintage: A Ghost Story and why?

I will have to choose our unnamed MC. He left his home, had to make new friends, he's gay, goth, and looking for love and acceptance. He is resilient and steadfast in his struggle for a happy ending...daunting, quirky and spooky as it may be!


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- Robyn M.

An Already Wonderful Tale Performed Phenomenally

I haven't done this before, but I had already read this book before purchasing it here on Audible. When I read Vintage, it stole all my attention over the three days I read it - I was captivated. Vintage and I were inseparable. I was sneaking a read on breaks and bus rides, at breakfast and dinner, and finally, the last few pages before bed.

I loved it.

It's not often I feel lucky enough to find a young adult book where the protagonist is a well-written gay teen, and it's even less often that teen isn't your typical example. The goth, vintage clothes-loving voice in this book was a delight.

And I say that - now - in two senses. Narratively, I adored the voice of this story. From a performance point of view, Jason Frazier blew it out of the park. He's talented and evokes the words he's reading. So, I had a kind of a repeat experience - I listened to this audiobook whenever I had a spare moment, between chores, walking the dog, until the last few words a few hours ago.

Having run away from parents who absolutely will not accept him, the young man in VINTAGE comes to live with his aunt in a small town in New Jersey. He's a little lost, though he has a good group of equally marginalized friends, and works at a vintage clothing store and tries to find a future for himself. He has tried to commit suicide, but has moved past this to some hesitant sense of finding a life for himself.

Enter Josh, who the narrator meets on a long walk home at night. A handsome young man in fifties wear, the clothes grant the main character just enough courage to speak, and the two connect.

Except Josh isn't a lover of fifties wear who enjoys a retro look; he's dead. Our narrator has just crushed out on a ghost.

In turns fun, moving, dark, and tense, VINTAGE belongs on the shelf of great young adult fiction. Connecting with the character is effortless, and the growing tension and worry you feel on his behalf will drag you in, moment after moment. Frazier delivers a phenomenal performance that brings an already wonderful story to one of the best audiobooks I've enjoyed. Grab it. You won't be sorry.
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- 'Nathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2014
  • Publisher: Lethe Press