Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram | Audiobook Revew

Why Did I Listen To Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram?

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram initially appealed to me because it was pitched as a fictional boy band tell all sort of book. Additionally, the main character is gay. The band, called Kiss & Tell is also comprised of members from diverse backgrounds. So, as someone who prioritizes books by marginalized people and reading about characters who are different from me, I knew I had to read this book. The fact that the audiobook was essentially full cast cemented my choice to read via audio.

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram initially appealed to me because it was pitched as a fictional boy band tell all sort of book. Additionally, the main character is gay.

What’s The Story Here?

Adib Khorram’s Kiss & Tell is about Hunter who is the only gay member of the boy band that he’s in. He experiences his first break up in a very public way. His text messages which are a bit racy leak. There’s some scandal — particularly as Hunter is someone who is Queer and in the public eye. It’s like he has to be this perfect representation. Hunter ends up becoming close to one of the members of the band opening for Kiss & Tell and falling for him — Kaivan, the drummer. This book was quite a ride of various choices made.

How Did I Like Kiss & Tell?

I genuinely enjoyed my time reading Kiss & Tell. It makes me want to pick up more books by Khorram. The format was one that appealed to me — consisting of not just straightforward prose, but emails and text messages, articles, among the normal narrative. I love when books do that — it just feels like an immersive experience. Kaivan was a wonderful love interest too — sure he makes mistakes, but he’s such a great guy at the end of the day. And I loved the diversity within this book too! And the intersectionality!


How’s The Narration?

Friends, the literal big main feature, why I enjoyed this book so much was the audiobook narration. It is a multi cast audio. The audiobook narration style reminded me a little bit of The Good Girl’s Guide To Murder. I would also imagine that Daisy Jones And The Six is narrated in a similar style. This audiobook has been one of my favorite productions that I have listened to this year. I can’t help but highly recommend. It is 7 hours and 50 minutes long but feels like it goes by in a blink. The various narrators are Pete Cross, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Hannah Choi, Shimali De Silva, Mehr Dudeja, Michael Levi Harris, Huy Nguyen, Eileen Noonan, Lee Osorio, Javier Prusky, André Santana and Elaine Wang. All do a superb job with Kiss & Tell.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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