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  • Earth and Sky: A Clouds and Rain Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Zahra Owens
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Hunter Krause knows better than anyone that running a ranch is hard work. Wranglers are hard to find, and even with Hunter’s foreman and entire extended family on hand, the busy ranch is constantly short-handed. So when horses go missing, Hunter’s brother-in-law hires a man Hunter would never have considered: Grant Jarreau, a man Hunter can't forgive for leaving Hunter’s best friend Gable after an incapacitating accident.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Follow up to Clouds and Rain!"
    "Great Follow up to Clouds and Rain!"
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    It's rare that I actually take the time to write up a review, but I thought posting something would be more useful than the one currently taking up space by some poor sod who doesn't seem to be very pleased with anything he listens to, or is incapable of actually reading a blurb before purchasing.

    Just in case anyone else lacks reading comprehension, this is a romance between two men. A GAY romance. On a ranch. It's a gay romance between ranchers.

    And it's good. I really like the Clouds and Rain series, really liked Clouds and Rain, and I wondered about Grant and Hunter at the end of that book. Earth and Sky does a great job of telling their story. The drama kept me interested, and the sex scenes were hot. It's rare that I actually enjoy stories with "gay for you" characters, but I really did enjoy Hunter's exploration of his sexuality, and how it gifted him with so much more than what he expected.

    Paul Morey is seriously putting it down for Dreamspinner Press with the glut of books he's been narrating, and I actually enjoy his work, though I did notice that Hunter lost the accent he had in Clouds and Rain, so that threw me off for a second in this book. Whatever DP is paying this man, it's well worth it. Keep him.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Making Promises: Keeping Promise Rock, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (85)

    All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time he gets hurt in the line of duty. He ends up an officer in the small town of Levee Oaks, and, addicted to the promise of family, he makes an effort to reconcile with his flighty, troubled sister. Kimmy makes her living as a dancer, and her partner steals Shane's breath at first sight.

    Donald says: "Another Journey to take..."
    "Sweet and Painful and Perfect"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Making Promises to be better than the print version?

    I'll admit, hearing the brief bits of song that Mr. Morey was oh so kind enough to actually sing in his narration was was very nice touch. Please, DSP, please keep this man. He narrates like he gives a damn.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Promises?

    Mikhail's lonely (but not really) week from hell, if I want to avoid spoilers. It tore at my heart reading it and I was sitting at work listening to the audio in tears. Just. So. Sad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm a sucker for every scene where someone asshole was getting punched.


    If you could rename Making Promises, what would you call it?

    Big Stupid Cop meets Irritating Russian Diva and Fall in Love.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Locker Room

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life: Christian Edwards and basketball—the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he’d rather forget. His two obsessions have served him well. He and Chris beat the odds and stayed together through high school, college, and right on to the NBA. But life under fame’s microscope isn’t easy, especially when two men are pretending to be frat-buddies so the world doesn’t know they’re the next best thing to married.

    Amazon Customer says: "Amazing Story...once you get past the narration."
    "Amazing Story...once you get past the narration."
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    What did you love best about The Locker Room?

    Amy Lane never fails to run her characters through the wringer. No matter if it's one of her sweeter, happier tales or an angsty one, all of her guys EARN their happy ending.


    What other book might you compare The Locker Room to and why?

    I can't compare Amy Lane's work to anything but her others, Keeping Promise Rock, and the Talker series and any other that involve such character torture leading to a happy ending that's so satisfying.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Anthony?

    My automatic response is Sean Crisden, but really, Michael Anthony's performance could have been much, much better if he stopped overacting. No really, you don't have to act out every sigh, gasp, laugh, sob, and (cringe) moan. The reader has enough imagination to figure out what a man having a orgasm sounds like (and if we don't, we can watch porn). Some of the part of the dialogue was really hard to hear because he was trying too hard. He's got a great voice, and I would totally get another book if he did it, only if he cut that overacting bit out.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Other than "Oh God, really?" during all the lovescenes (see my response to the narrator questions), the actual work makes me tear up at places. These boys love the hell out of each other, and their devotion make me wibble. Seriously.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Edge of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Aleksandr Voinov, Rhianon Etzweiler
    • Narrated By Jack LeFleur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (201)

    Sergei Stolkov is a faithful officer, though his deepest desires go against the Doctrine. A captain with the invading Coalition forces, he believes that self-sacrifice is the most heroic act, and his own needs are only valid if they serve the state. Mike, an operative planted within Cirokko's rebels, has been ordered to seduce Sergei and pry from him the Coalition's military secrets. His mission is a success, but as he captures Sergei's heart, Mike is tempted by his own charade and falls in love.

    L. Hew says: "Brilliant reader, Brilliant book"
    "More Jack LeFleur, please?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dark Edge of Honor the most enjoyable?

    See the above title. I'm new to audiobooks, especially erotic romance, but listening to Jack LeFleur's outstanding narration got me hooked on the concept, very, very quickly. Unlike the handful narrators in this particular genre, he really gets into the book and just mesmerizes you with his voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sergei, of course. For a large, hard bodied space-Russian who could probably kick my ass, I wanted nothing more than to wrap him up in a blanket and hug him. If you look up the term


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh jeez, my favorite scenes would probably get this review kicked for violation of some conduct code. So, my favorite non-love scene is Sergei not quite getting the concept of a partnership and involves this line


    Any additional comments?

    No, seriously, heed my title. Pay this man whatever he asks, just get him to read more for Audible.com. Heck, I'll buy a dictionary if he'll read it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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