Mystery, Drugs, Unstoppable Sex & Rachel Maddow: Nine Audio Books You Should Listen To

As we head into holiday season, many readers are gearing up for road trips. Best way to get through one? Audio books — they can be downloaded on your iPod or MP3 player or bought as CDs from several companies including the powerhouse Audible.com (which works with Amazon and offers a variety of price plans including one book a month for $14.95) and the fiesty newcomer AudioBooks.com (which lets you stream as many books as you like for a flat monthly fee of $29.95). Here are just nine of our fave audio books with LGBT content.

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

October 25 2012 6:07 PM ET

Gulliver Takes Five by Justin Luke Zirilli ($15.99, Brilliance Audio)

The author of the ever-popular Gulliver Takes Manhattan (which was a bit of Tales of the City meets Sex and the City — with a gay bed- and club-hopping twist) is back with a refreshingly interesting collection of five intersecting stories about twink drama, gay romance, and great sex in New York's gay scene. Read by Cole Ferguson (who also narrated the first Gulliver book), Zirilli introduces us to six men (the warring exes, a nightlife promoter, a cute go-go boy, an aspiring Broadway actor, and a man scorned) who are all learning hard truths about themselves on one wild night in New York. As candid, shocking, and sad as the first book, and the author should be escpecially lauded for doing something unheard of in sequels: he lets the titular character, twenty-something L.A. expat Gulliver Leverenz sit this one out (hence the title "Takes Five"). (BrillianceAudio.com)

 

Zirilli being interviewed about his first book

 

 

 

 
 

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