You no longer follow Joseph

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Joseph

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Joseph

Member Since 2011

12
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 142 titles in library
  • 34 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Clear Water

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Robert Nieman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (142)

    Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him. Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together and Whiskey wants to help.

    Randal says: "Wonderful listen"
    "Gay Romance meets Ecological Mystery Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is set in the Sacramento, California area. I live there, and it added an additional "je ne sais quoi" to the experience. Robert Nieman does a good job reading with different voices for different characters. Most importantly, the story had me hooked in the first five minutes. I listened to the whole thing in one sitting. I really liked it. You will too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eric Flint
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (602)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

    Lee says: "Velveeta"
    "An Historic Listen with a twist."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this book a number of years ago. Listening to it was a real treat. George Guidall does a good job overall, with only a couple of pronunciation errors. The Ring of Fire series tells the story of a West Virginia town of our current day and how it is somehow transported to central Germany in the year 1632. That is smack in the middle of the famous "30 years war". The ensuing interaction between 21st century Americans and 17th century Europeans is both educational and entertaining. This is fiction based on fact at its very best. I recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1606)
    Performance
    (1481)
    Story
    (1504)

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

    Pi says: "Among the drow, all trust is foolish."
    "The First in a Great Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I first read this series nigh on to 20 years ago. A young friend insisted that I read the first one, and I was hooked. There are lots of "follow-up" books, but I think I liked the first three the best. The story of Drizzt is a familiar one for many. He does not fit the mold in his society, and he becomes an outcast by choice. He has integrity and a moral code that clashes on every level with that of his peers. The narrator does an excellent job of pronouncing odd names and words. The inflections and feelings that he uses add greatly to the experience. If you are a fan of fantasy, give this one a try. You will end up with all three.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Love at First Sight: Home Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (94)

    Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: The moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet. More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance - he and David finally meet face to face, and the two fall into a passionate love affair. David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the past few years have been hard for Jonathan, and he’s terrified that his young son and scandalous past will be too much for David....

    Libros Lover says: "Home Again"
    "The Title Says It All"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was another non-stop listen. Cardeno C. writes very emotional prose. There were a few too many sex scenes for my taste, but the overall story was so very good and so extremely touching, that they can be tolerated. I listened whilst driving, and I can only imagine what other drivers might have thought seeing me laughing so hard, or crying so hard, depending on the part of the story being told. Paul Morey does a great job of reading to impart the emotional feeling of the text. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Max Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat - and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Perry turns to help from 'tall, dark and hostile' former navy SEAL Nick Reno.

    Donald says: "And the Spirits say..."
    "Hardly a Ghost Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Perhaps not a true ghost story, but it is a great story. And it is both entertaining and thought provoking since it is a "who done it" type of story. It is also a decent piece of gay fiction that pairs unlikely lovers in a unique setting. I liked it a lot.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35609)
    Performance
    (26629)
    Story
    (27007)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Leaves you Hungry for More"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story had my full attention from beginning to end. The parallels to our current socio-political situations was unmistakable. By the end of the story, I found myself responding to the dialogue by correctly giving responses prior to Catness or Peetah. And, I have downloaded books 2 and 3 because I am so "hungry" for more. The book was aimed at young adults, but, in my opinion, will be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Means No Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Andrew Grey
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    Raine Baumer is living the party life in Chicago, indulging in short relationships with little emotional commitment. But after he’s severely injured in a gay bashing, close friend Geoff arrives to take him to the country to recuperate. There, Geoff and his partner, Eli, treat him like part of the family, and Raine meets Jonah, Eli’s brother, who is exploring life in the world outside his Amish community. Jonah and Raine’s mutual attraction draws them together, but they may not have a chance to explore it.

    Joseph says: "Love Means....A Great Listen"
    "Love Means....A Great Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend all of the Love Means.....books by Andrew Gray


    Have you listened to any of Sean Crisden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sean Crisden narrates with great feeling in his voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I have all of the Love Means...books. Both in print and in audio format.
    Perhaps the Laughton Farms scenarios are a bit too idealistic, but they
    are so uplifting and entertaining that the reader/listener is transported
    to this wonderful place, if only for a few hours.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.