Brandon Phillips is a wonderful narrator. His characterizations were fun to listen to.
As with any anthology, there are hits and misses. Fortunately there were more good stories than bad or mediocre.
Mr. Phillips is very expressive and seems to have a good command of languages. It felt like I was listening to someone who was talking to me personally and not just reading.
The stories were actually edited by Richard Labonte and not Lea DeLaria and Kathleen Warnock
Wonderfully written story
I love how Leo stood up for Alex in front of his family. Great show of solidarity.
I'm going to say that I really like Nick Russo's narrative style in most books, but I feel as if he was phoning this one in. First off, the story took place in England if I'm not mistaken, so it kind of threw me that there was no British narrator. This being said, I could have overlooked that if he had sounded like the content was interesting or read with a bit more feeling. Unfortunately, his performance weighs down the great story that made me want to listen to it.
An Unlocked Heart - Throw Away the Key
I'd love to listen to more of Ms. Well's books, with the proper narrator. If you want to hear Nick at his best, listen to Chasing the Sun. He does an amazing job with that.
I love the Psy Cop series and impatiently await the release of the next one on Audible. Gomez Pugh IS Victor Bayne and Jordan was brilliant to pair them like fine wine and cheese. Oh, wait; like Body and Soul 📕📗🌈
I wish that I'd purchased this before Xmas. Such a heartwarming and charming story. Tim is such a sweetie with a big heart. Glad that Noel came around and ended up being someone worth loving. David Gillies is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators. His voices for Rudy and Jack are quite sexy. I hope we hear more from him.
I was hesitant to purchase this installment of the series until I listened to the sample. I liked the first book, but the narrator wasn't right for it. Mr. Gillies is perfect. I'm not sure if he's an Aussie, but he did a wonderful job with the accent. The only issue I had (and it's a personal thing) is that Greg never got comeuppance - at least on the page. Perhaps there will be a third book in the series?
Yes. I plan to many times. It is a hilarious, but heartwarming story about two socially
disfunctional people who find each other and fall in love under very stressful circumstances. It hit all of my emotional buttons.
The love story was great, Pedro is adorable, but the coup de grace was Stanley's comeuppance.
Frank's dad, Joe.
I can't think of a better title at this time.
The narrator used just the right tones to express what each character was like and I hope we hear more from him. John Inman is great. Please publish all of his book in audio format.
I wish Austin would have grown a pair and stood up to everyone who discounted him and his choice a bit more forcefully. I don't believe Jeff was good enough for him and I hate that he settled. There was also an unexpected plot twist that threw the whole story off for me. It's something that I don't like in my m/m books and had I been forewarned, I would have passed on it.
I am already a wine enthusiast so I thought the subject would be right up my alley.
There really wasn't a lot of detail that added to anything I wanted to learn about.
His southern accent was a bit overblown for Carson and almost nonexistent for Cormac. His interpretation of Austin's little brother was a bit too whiny IMO.
I love Josh Lanyon but, this particular piece was not what I read him for.
Waaaaaay up there.
Ms. Mattie- after Vic of course. She just brought something a little extra in my opinion.
I'm hard pressed to pick just one.
It made me scream at Vic to "Not drink the kool aid!" - or coffee in this case.
Keep 'em comin'
Way up there...
When they saved Sylvia.
I didn't hear Arthur's voice in my head, but Tyler's rendition is perfect. He does a wonderful job telling this story.
Many of Stanley's experiences mirrored my own. Not all of them good. They took me back to some very vulnerable times that I would not want to repeat. I certainly laughed out loud but teared up some, too.
John Inman has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I hope that his entire catalog of stories become available through Audible. With good narrators of course.
Cute, funny, touching.
The Men of Smithfield: David and Seth. Both stories involve an uncle raising a niece because of the absence of the sister - one was a deadbeat mom and the other passed away. Both men are leery (sp) of entering into another relationship because of a bad one. They both love and want the best for their nieces, but are a bit clueless on how to go about some things. Also, initially, Seth and Hank looked down on Justin and David because of pre conceived notions.
The scene where Hank was explaining the concept of Turkey in the Snow to Justin.
This is another classic Amy Lane and I loved it as usual. This is also only the second book I have listened to narrated by Gomez Pugh. Hear this authors. If you want your stories to sell, hire this man. He was perfect. I am looking forward to listening to more books narrated by him. Ohmygah!
I really like how honest and brutal Austin could be. He didn't pull any punches and gave as good as he got. I also appreciate the fact that he stuck to his guns no matter what anyone thought.
This is hard. I love Rabbit, Austin and Nikolai. They each have their own endearing quality.
He was wonderful with the accents and snark.
It saddened me a bit because each character had his own hardship. Even though Austin was brought up in a wealthy family, he was basically blackmailed into being someone he was not. He also grew up with the knowledge that his own mother had no love for him and his father really didn't either. That messes with you no matter how much money you have.
The other young men had each other to love at least. I laughed out loud many times and could have cried, but didn't.
I know that the author had some health issues that prevented the writing of the sequel, but I hope that all is well and we get to revisit these characters soon.
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