Tate "Talker" Walker has spent most of his life hiding his scars under a bright punk facade, and until he sat next to Brian Cooper on a bus, it worked. But Brian has spent his whole life being the invisible man, and he's used to looking below the surface. What he sees in Talker is a fragile and lovable human being.
Brian is outwardly straight, but Talker is desperate for love, and when Talker's behavior leads to some painful consequences, Brian is forced to come out of his closet—in dramatic fashion. He'll do anything to make sure Talker sees that he's the Prince Charming Talker has always needed.
©2010 Amy Lane (P)2011 Amy Lane
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5 out of 5 stars
By Culwen on 03-10-16

The boy of your dreams; close but yet so far.

Would you listen to Talker again? Why?

Yes. The story is beautiful. It's subtle and it's down-to-Earth. Nothing's perfect and this shows how one deals with the imperfections and makes it pure.

I liked the musical intermissions to signify a new chapter and it relates to the personality of one of the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Talker?

The non-phone phone sex talk.

What does David Kaplan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings expression to words. For instance, sometimes as the protagonist speaks, he follows his sentence with a exclamation thought. David does express it that keeps to the meaning.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I could have easily have if I had the chance.

Any additional comments?

Bonus points for having Audiobook Artwork that gives a good visualisation to the appearance of the characters. Especially for Tate.

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4 out of 5 stars
By N. Houghton on 09-04-12

Good High School Gay Story

I am a mature gay man and not a pedophile. I listen to this kind of fiction with an ear toward what I wish was available when I was growing up gay. I have mixed feeling about the graphic sexual conduct. A straight version of this story, while including the sex would hardly be as explicit, making it more acceptable to parents to recommend it as a coming of age story that would speak to the universality love. But it is what it is, and I wish it were available 40 years ago.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Murphy Irene on 04-02-13


Would you listen to Talker again? Why?

I really enjoyed this book. It will be one of my re-reads/relistens.

What did you like best about this story?

I always enjoy books that shows how folks learn to communicate with each other.

What about David Kaplan’s performance did you like?

You really felt what the characters were feeling. He did a great job.

Who was the most memorable character of Talker and why?

I liked both MC's, they were both struggling with growing up and loving.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy all of Amy Lane's books.

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