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Keith

Springfield, MO, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Bottled Up: A Gay Romance Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Andrew Grey
    • Narrated By Jeremy Klavens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Sean Bielecki has built a new life, leaving an infamous identity and painful past behind. Now Sommelier Wines is Sean’s dream. And after taking in Bobby, a homeless teenager who was attacked in the alley behind his store, parental instincts wake in him that he didn’t know he had, giving him new courage and direction. Officer Sam Davis has been watching Sean for a while—not because of his past—but because Sam wants to be a part of his life now.

    Keith says: "Andrew Grey has done it again!"
    "Andrew Grey has done it again!"
    Overall

    I have read two other Andrew Grey novels and I thoroughly enjoyed them. This is no exception. He masterfully mixes a touching story with very real-to-life experiences (both in and out of the bedroom). Just as his other novels have done, he doesn't create an impossible situation or tear anyone down. The story is not overly complicated and is very easy to follow. Also, the main characters are fully fleshed out and are the kind of people I would very much like to meet. His books make me want to be a better person! My only complaint is that I fell in love with R. Kirstein's deep timbre reading of the other books. That does not mean that Jeremy Klavens' narration was lacking in any way. I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Maurice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By E.M. Forster
    • Narrated By Peter Firth
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (97)

    Maurice is born into a privileged way of life, conforming to social conventions, yet he finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, a Cambridge friend, and Alec, the gamekeeper, he experiences a sexual awakening.

    Christopher P. says: "Finally!!! It's past time!"
    "A Classic Comes To Life"
    Overall

    Normally, I shy away from the classics on audio since many of those who read them are boring. Peter Firth brought this book to life for me and I would highly recommend it to anyone. If you loved the movie, you will thoroughly enjoy the audio book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6955)
    Performance
    (3319)
    Story
    (3323)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Say What?"
    Overall

    I really don't like to give bad reviews, but I have to say that I stopped reading this book about half way through. I don't know if it was the rambling style of the author or the lack of anything resembling a plot that caused me to call it quits, but I quit none-the-less. Having said that, the writing was very descriptive and many times I got lost in his description of these worlds that were completely foreign and unreal (especially of the way society was pieced back together). The narrator did a great job and I have no complaints about his performance. I guess I just want more from a book that what this one delivered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhianne Aile
    • Narrated By Jack Strong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Will Northland's brother, Tristan, went to America to break a centuries-old curse and found love in the most unexpected of places: within the heart of a werewolf. When Will goes to visit, he meets not only Tristan's mate, Benjamin, but their friend Raul, who receives a plea for help from his old werepack: his twin brother, Richard, has gone missing and is possibly under the influence of a witch.

    Kathy says: "Betrayed **Sexy **Magical"
    "Porn: Pure and Simple"
    Overall

    The story is extremely hard to follow, the narrator stilted and inexpressive and the sex scenes are too numerous to be exciting. The story meanders around the characters with only one point in mind: setting up the next sex scene. I rarely stop an audio book, but this one was an exception. I should have been more wary after the creepy opening sex scene between a man and a changing werewolf that skirts the edge of bestiality! After two hours, I am done. Perhaps I simply want more romance in my gay romances and not just sex!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Love Means... Courage

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrew Grey
    • Narrated By Sawyer Allerde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    Len Parker is laid off during the recession in the early 80s and decides to go back to college at home in rural Michigan, where he reconnects with his best friend from high school, Ruby. He's overjoyed when she marries Cliff Laughton and overcome with sorrow when she dies an untimely death, leaving behind her husband and two-year-old son.

    Keith says: "Great Read"
    "Great Read"
    Overall

    This was a great read. I enjoyed the characters immensely. I fell in love with some and grew to despise others as their lives became further entwined. Having grown up in a small rural town, I know how the busy-bodies can be and this book shows small-town life just as it is, in that respect. The level of homophobia is dialed way back and it was nice to see characters which seemed to say "just because you live in the sticks doesn't mean you're a hick!" I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for a heartwarming story where the conflict is not disempowering.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5223)
    Performance
    (3703)
    Story
    (3707)

    Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

    Amazon Customer says: "WOW. I'm stunned!"
    "Best To Date"
    Overall

    This is the best Dresden Files book to date!! I can't wait to listen again in the future!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Painted House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By David Lansbury
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    In a departure from the legal thriller genre, John Grisham's latest novel draws inspiration from his own rural childhood in Arkansas. Listen and enjoy this moving tale about a 7-year-old boy and the dose of reality that comes, one autumn during the harvest, to take away his innocence. Also available abridged.

    Janelle Carter says: "Bittersweet way of life of time past...."
    "Watching Paint Dry"
    Overall

    I tried to listen to this book, but it was so slow and meandering. After 5 hours, I gave it up. I am a huge John Grisham fan, but this book just didn't reach the mark.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death Vows: A Donald Strachey Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Stevenson
    • Narrated By Richard Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Private eye Donald Strachey is out to solve another mystery, this time in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. When he starts probing into the institution of gay marriage, he doesn't expect it to lead to murder. Along with a birds-eye view of Berkshire culture, this audiobook combines the literary styles of Dashiell Hammett with the wit of Dorothy Parker. A taut, suspenseful, ripped from the headlines thriller, this is the ninth in the Strachey series.

    Keith says: "A Good Time-Killer"
    "A Good Time-Killer"
    Overall

    This was an interesting read for me. It took a while to get into the author's reading of the book. Some of the phrases seemed stilted and therefore difficult to understand. The voices were rarely acted and a lot of the characters seemed to run together when speaking. This title won't be on my list of favorites due to the narration. Having said that, though, it wasn't the first audiobook that I have listened to where the narrator put me to sleep. IMHO, author's should stick to doing what they do best and let actors bring their works to life whether on screen or in the spoken word. As for the plot, it was well thought out, but was resolved before we even had a chance to guess at it. One of the fun parts of a murder mystery is trying to figure it out. This book just laid everything out all at once without most of the vital clues necessary to put the pieces together yourself. It felt more like deus ex machina than murder mystery...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10056)
    Performance
    (4972)
    Story
    (5003)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Greenhouse Tension"
    Overall

    If you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a giant greenhouse, this book is for you. I liked the book a lot. It was SK at his best. The main characters were well developed. The bad guys were really bad! The one thing that frustrated me about this book was how the bad guys always won! I read other reviews about the narrator not being able to do female voices very well. In a way, he did okay, but a few of them were very shrill. I am glad I chose to discount those reviews. I imagine it would be hard to do voices for the opposite sex! If you like SK as much as I do, this book is for you!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Lampanelli
    • Narrated By Lisa Lampanelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    As one of America's hottest female comedians, Lisa Lampanelli has earned critical acclaim across the country for her no-holds-barred style and ability to make people laugh at their own stereotypes and differences. Now, from the gutter-mouth comedienne who "talks like a truck driver but resembles a '50s housewife" (New York Times) comes her over-the-top, laugh-out-loud memoir, Chocolate, Please.

    Sarah says: "pretty much awesome"
    "Just Like a Sitdown with LL!"
    Overall

    This is just like watching Lisa's show and then going backstage with her and talking about her life and loves. She gets a bit serious and then she sets you up and punches you in the funny bone!! This book made me laugh out loud more than any I have listened to this year. If you have a stick in your proverbial or can't take a joke, pass this one on. If you love Lisa and can laugh at yourself and everyone you know, this audiobook is a must-have. Hearing her majesty, The Loveable Queen Of Mean, read this book is worth the price of the book alone!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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