Book Reviews

Unfortunate Stars: Audiobook Review

Unfortunate Stars: A Wartime Confession Audiobook
By Susan Lanigan
Narrated by Greg Patmore
Historical Fiction, Gay Romance
1 hour 16 minutes
Published February 14, 2022 by Idée Fixe Press


Czechoslovakia, 1938 – Friedrich Pflommer, a married man with two children, has fallen hopelessly in love with the most unsuitable person possible – the young, volatile Kai, an exchange student living under his own roof. As Nazi forces gather on the border, Friedrich is playing a high-stakes game and risks losing everything.
France, 1915 – as a young lieutenant in wartime, Friedrich is badly injured during a failed counterattack, but a meeting with an Englishman during battle changes everything.
Unfortunate Stars is a short story of romantic love and deep friendship between men, of what it is to surrender to our own truth, and to live it even in the hardest of circumstances.

Unfortunate Stars is a strong and heartwarming story. It focuses on a gay man back in 1915 and 1938, two different times in his life. The story sheds light on the persecution and discrimination of homosexuality during the time period. The story was well written and you can feel the emotions and thoughts that went into it.
I thought the narrator of this short story was fantastic. His voice was so easy to listen to and his ability to change accent and dialects was great. I really enjoyed listening to it.
I think stories like this are so important and serve as a great reminder that, throughout the decades, love is love.

Thank you to Love Books Tours, Susan Lanigan, Greg Patmore and Idée Fixe Press for this #gifted audiobook in exchange for my tour post and honest review.

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