Destination Unknown Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The first thing I noticed about C.J. Gorman was his plexiglass bra.
So begins Destination Unknown—it's 1987 in New York City, and Micah is at a dance club, trying to pretend he's more out and outgoing than he really is. C.J. isn't just out—he’s completely out there, and Micah can't help but be both attracted to and afraid of someone who travels so loudly and proudly through the night.
A connection occurs. Is it friendship? Romance? Is C.J. the one with all the answers... or does Micah bring more to the relationship that it first seems? As their lives become more and more entangled in the AIDS epidemic that’s laying waste to their community, and the AIDS activism that will ultimately bring a strong voice to their demands, whatever Micah and C.J. have between them will be tested, strained, pushed, and pulled—but it will also be a lifeline in a time of death, a bond that will determine the course of their futures.
In Destination Unknown, Bill Konigsberg returns to a time he knew well as a teenager to tell a story of identity, connection, community, and survival.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 5 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 06 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #67,404 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#126 in Historical Fiction for Teens
#162 in Fiction on Friendship for Teens
#168 in LGBTQ2S+ Audiobooks for Teens
Top reviews from other countries
This is an excellent book on so many levels. CJ and Micah are like two sides of a mirror, and they work really well together on the page. Their dynamic works so well throughout the events of the novel. CJ is an incredibly interesting and complex character, a survivor in many ways, hurt by life but continuing to smile. Micah starts as a frightened and self-hating young man, but grows into himself in ways that are so powerful to witness. The writing is really strong, and the story keeps you turning the pages so that you'll be 1/4, 1/2 of the way through the book and then suddenly you find you've read the whole thing in a matter of hours. Highly recommended.
cw: description of underage rape; HIV and AIDS; homophobia; f-slurs; parental rejection; death