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  • Housekeeping

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kim Fielding
    • Narrated By K.C. Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets.

    BMW says: "A Sugar-Free Love Story!"
    "A Sugar-Free Love Story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Housekeeping the most enjoyable?

    The non schmyrpy writing--clear, clean and quick.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all the characters in this story, with the exception of that "ass-face" Tom.


    What does K.C. Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A wonderful voice and great oral interpretations.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Better than a Dyson!


    Any additional comments?

    "Housekeeping" will be one of my favorite novels of 2014. Highly recommended listening/reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Take: Temptation Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ella Frank
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Take – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control. Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try - he’s hooked.

    Sheila says: "TAKE" will definintly get you there"
    "As Great as Book 1!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Take the most enjoyable?

    Several things: the writing, the story, the narration, and the characters.


    What other book might you compare Take to and why?

    Lee James' "Errors and Omissions: both are on the noir side, both have handsome, hot and randy main characters who are wrestling with relationships, and both have villains whom you love to hate. Last but certainly not least, both novels are compelling and incredibly well-written.


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

    Yes. Shannon Gunn has a voice that's perfect for this series. He makes the characters come to life.


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

    Tate's comebacks to Logan's smart-assed comments and arrogance always made me laugh. I got a little verklempt when Tate's blue-collar parents disowned him after he outed himself. The return of Logan's ex BF and the climax had me on the edge of my seat.


    Any additional comments?

    "Take" is an outstanding follow-up to "Try." Do not miss this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boystown 6: From The Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Marshall Thornton
    • Narrated By Brad Langer
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The most unlikely person in the world asks Private Investigator Nick Nowak to investigate the un-suspicious death of a priest. It's winter 1984, Private Investigator Nick Nowak has allowed his life to fall to pieces: he's stopped taking cases, lost his apartment and works as a bartender at a sleazy bar tucked under the El. All he wants to do is lick his wounds after the death of his lover, Detective Bert Harker.

    BMW says: "Thornton Delivers Again!"
    "Thornton Delivers Again!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely.


    What other book might you compare Boystown 6: From The Ashes to and why?

    Marshall Thornton's Boystown novels are all noir, much like Lee James' "Errors and Omissions."


    Which character – as performed by Brad Langer – was your favorite?

    In all six novels of the Boystown series, Nick Nowak is my favorite. He's hot, horny, ruggedly handsome, hilariously sarcastic...and did I mention brilliant?


    Who was the most memorable character of Boystown 6: From The Ashes and why?

    Nick Nowak. Believe I covered the "why" above.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to all six novels in the Boystown series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serenading Stanley

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Inman
    • Narrated By Tyler Stevens
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Welcome to the Belladonna Arms, a rundown little apartment building perched atop a hill in downtown San Diego, home to the city's lost and lovelorn. Shy archaeology student Stanley Sternbaum has just moved in and fills his time quietly observing his eccentric neighbors, avoiding his hellion mother, and trying his best to go unnoticed... which proves to be a problem when it comes to fellow tenant Roger Jane.

    Riva says: "A little too much"
    "The Angst Ruined it."
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    Would you try another book from John Inman and/or Tyler Stevens?

    Yes.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the colorful supporting characters, and the humor. The least interesting was the main character, Stanley. His angst had him coming across as too stupid to live.


    What about Tyler Stevens’s performance did you like?

    You always knew which character was speaking without tag lines.


    Do you think Serenading Stanley needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but with a different publisher. This could have been a five star novel across the board; doubtless, some readers enjoy angst-ridden tales, but I do not. Maybe Dreamspinner Press needs to do some housecleaning within its editorial staff.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Try: Temptation Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ella Frank
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

    Orlando says: "Sexy, very sexy. And a story too."
    "I'll be Buying the Entire Series!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Try the most enjoyable?

    The plot, the characters, the love scenes (kowabunga), and the narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Without a doubt, the two main characters: one of whom is a drop-dead gorgeous and "out" lawyer/partner of a prestigious firm, and the other a "straight," drop-dead gorgeous bartender wrestling with his deeply closeted homosexuality. (Contrary to some beliefs, you do not get up one morning and decide you're switching teams.) And the erotica will have you fanning yourself or spanking something...


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Gunn – was your favorite?

    Both the main characters.


    Who was the most memorable character of Try and why?

    Again, the two MCs. Their dialogues, anger, arrogance, frustrations and the love that slowly grabs both of them by their balls makes this a memorable listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Can See for Miles

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lisa Worrall
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald's sight, he's faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he's not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh's friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie Cooper.

    Heather K says: "Had some MAJOR issues with this one"
    "A Big Sigh!"
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    What did you like best about I Can See for Miles? What did you like least?

    Most liked: pity wasn't part of the overall picture. I least liked some of the terminology and practices; e.g., "stick," when "cane," should've been used, and assisting the main character by grabbing his arm/elbow. Most blind people, myself included, abhor being guided that way. Simple physics: when I take your arm, I'm following a half step behind you, but when you take my arm, you're pushing me a half step in front of you. Do you see the problem with that?


    If you’ve listened to books by Lisa Worrall before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    For the most part.


    Could you see I Can See for Miles being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    There are other authors; Andrew Grey being a prime example; who aren't fully familiar with disabilities, and misinform rather than educate non disabled readers. Write what you know, and not what you think you know!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Glen & Tyler's Paris Double-Cross: Glen and Tyler, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By JB Sanders
    • Narrated By Brian Rollins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Glen and Tyler are young, in love, and the wealthiest human beings on the planet. But when Glen's brother calls from a jail in Paris - you guessed it - they're off to France to tangle with spies, neo-Nazis, evil world-spanning conspiracies, and French gangsters. Plus they have a romantic dinner, and find long-lost treasure. Really, it's a fun-filled, nonstop romp. In this third installment of the Glen and Tyler series, we meet up with our heroes a couple of years after their Scottish Troubles, a little more world-weary, a little wiser, and no less sarcastic.

    BMW says: "Another Wild Romp with Sanders!"
    "Another Wild Romp with Sanders!"
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    Would you listen to Glen & Tyler's Paris Double-Cross again? Why?

    I rated the first two novels in the series five stars. Paris Double-cross is no exception. You'll find yourself compelled to listen to all three books in the series again and again, due to Sanders' characters, dialogues, narration and plot lines. His wit is so fast and the whimsy so creative I finished Paris Double-cross and immediately went back to the beginning; the same was true for Honeymoon Adventure and Scottish Troubles. (I couldn't run the risk of possibly missing something.)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, the main characters, Glen and Tyler are always my favorites. Then you have Glen and Tyler's bodyguards James and Kevin...hot, hot men. Tyler's grandmother is always armed with a good deal of snark. In Paris Double-cross, even the skinheads and fascist billionaires (redundant, I know) hold your attention.


    What about Brian Rollins’s performance did you like?

    I love Brian Rollins' incredible range of voices; you always know who's speaking, even when there isn't a tag.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A must-see magical mystery tour.


    Any additional comments?

    Although it's not necessary, I'd advise buying all three novels in the series and listening to them in order. In doing so, you'll immediately recognize the subtle references.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Errors and Omissions

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lee James
    • Narrated By Brian Rollins
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Rock star Brent Hunter has a plan to get back to the top of the charts-until his jet vanishes en route to London. Four months later, a phone call convinces Austin Hunter that his brother is alive and in hiding. That, or it's all an elaborate and deadly confidence game. Austin turns to private detective Kirk MacGregor to find the truth about his brother. As Kirk follows a trail of dead-end leads in the most perplexing investigation of his career, a strong attraction simmers between him and Austin, despite the fact they're both married.

    BMW says: "Noir Realism at Its Best!"
    "Noir Realism at Its Best!"
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    If you could sum up Errors and Omissions in three words, what would they be?

    A fabulous listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the twisting plot and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat; I stayed up all night listening to this M/M mystery-thriller because I could not put it down. The characters are complex and likable. There's humor, lies, greed and celebrity. The killer's POV is chilling. Finally, Lee James has a noir writing style that's reminiscent of Raymond Chandler.


    What about Brian Rollins’s performance did you like?

    I've listened to this narrator in the past. His range of voices is phenomenal, and even without tag lines, you always know which character is speaking.


    If you could rename Errors and Omissions, what would you call it?

    Buy this Novel!


    Any additional comments?

    Once you start listening, you won't be able to stop until you reach the end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Reason to Believe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Diana Copland
    • Narrated By Jack LeFleur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (218)

    Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

    Christine says: "Skin Crawling"
    "All-around Great"
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    Where does A Reason to Believe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best!


    What other book might you compare A Reason to Believe to and why?

    I do not compare one novel with another. If the writing isn't unique, it isn't a great read, in my book.


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

    Jack LeFleur has a fabulous voice, and his oral interpretation is among the best. I think I'm in love.


    If you could rename A Reason to Believe, what would you call it?

    The title is the author's call, not mine, and I would not even attempt to second-guess the author.


    Any additional comments?

    This one kept me listening from beginning to end. Then I read it a second time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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