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Donald

Louisville, Georgia, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 63 reviews
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  • A Solid Core of Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    In an act of heroism and self-sacrifice, Anderson Rawn's sister saved him from the destruction of their tiny mining colony, but her actions condemned the 13-year-old to 10 years of crushing loneliness on the hyperspace journey to a new home. Using electronics and desperation, Anderson creates a family to keep him company, but family isn't always a blessing. When Anderson finally arrives, C.J. Poulson greets him with curiosity and awe.

    Donald says: "Another Solid Story from Amy..."
    "Another Solid Story from Amy..."
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    Amy Lane continues to be at the top of her game. The trials of Anderson and the dedication of CJ are just the topping to this great story. Family, survival, love, pain, joy, sadness...it's all here. Highly recommend...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • One Good Deed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Andrew Grey
    • Narrated By Michael Ferraiuolo
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Luka Krachec immigrates to the United States to find his cousin dead and his cousin's wife hospitalized after a terrible accident. He meets Peter Montgomery at the funeral. The American seems nice and captures Luka's attention when he offers to help him with his English. Peter has spent most of his life believing he shot his father at age six, and his family uses his regret and overwhelming guilt to keep him under their proverbial thumbs.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Home Run!"
    "The Power of Truth..."
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    As a fan of Andrew Grey's writing, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I've not heard one like it before and as with most of Grey's stories there is a happily ever after. But the journey to getting there is always a lesson to learn. Truth is a wondrous thing and can things into motion that brings forth growth and learning! Luca and Peter's come together with a past, each learning the truth and dealing with it and in that course find love with one another. A sweet story that causes the pitter patter of this hopeless romantic's heart to swoon with glee...a definite recommendation...As far as the narrator, Michael Ferraiuolo, I am not sure if I have heard him before, but he was excellent and brought life to the characters within the story. I'm looking forward to hearing more from him...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Guy Breathing: The Guy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Skylar M. Cates
    • Narrated By Matt Baca
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Henry Clueley doesn't want to be in Glamour, not after moving far away to overcome a difficult, if privileged, childhood. He's no longer that pudgy kid desperate to escape his hometown, but it still holds painful memories. When his recently widowed mother needs him, however, "dependable Henry" does the right thing - even if it means leaving the IRS to take a boring corporate position. Things don't stay boring for long. Soon Henry helps the local sheriff's department unravel a crime.

    Donald says: "Wonderful story..."
    "Wonderful story..."
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    What a wonderfully, fantastic story. Though I have not read any of the others in this series, I adore Henry and Locke. The build-up to their relationship was tantalizing, taunting, and titillating...the basic three "t's". For me, Skylar M. Cates, presented the two characters in such a way that I could relate to both of them and I felt for both of them. I remember being Henry, so sure that my body image was the reason I couldn't find love; as well as understanding Locke's sense of not being good enough. I am a good guy, that like's to be a bit bad! The two are perfect together and I think that Cates did an outstanding job telling their story. I also enjoyed the mix of intrigue and mystery...it added to the story. The secondary characters also added to the mix and I found myself drawn toward James and Ron...feeling for them. Which is a good sign of a wonderful author. Now for the narration by Matt Baca...LOVE HIM!! His vocal inflections provided a visionary connection between the characters and the reader. I will look forward to listening to him in the future! Which is going to be soon because I am going to start listening to the rest of this series...Definitely would recommend...excellent author and fantastic narrator!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Men of Smithfield: Max and Finn

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By L. B. Gregg, Shannon Gunn
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    When I walked out of his office after the hottest sex of my life, I thought I'd left Max Douglas behind me forever - along with my favorite argyle socks and my self-respect. The last thing I need is the too-serious, too-sexy former Marine living across the hall from me while he acts as a bodyguard for one of my students. Especially since he fired me from my job tutoring his brother...after we hooked up. I shouldn't want him. I should despise him after the way he treated me. But he's exactly my type: older, experienced, in control...and it's obvious the lust is still mutual.

    Nimue says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Excellent, from start to finish..."
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    I realized that I had this book since 2013 and that I had not listened to it. I have now completed all of the Men of Smithfield stories and let me just say that this one, Max and Finn, is my all time favorite. The story was smooth and flowed, with little not no hiccups. The connection between Finn and Max was intense and it remained throughout the book. The subplot was equally intriguing and left me guessing until the end...I realized who it was just as soon as Finn did. As usual, Shannon Gunn was fantastic and brought so much to the story. An excellent romance/mystery/day-to-day story and I certainly would and do recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stay with Me

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By S. E. Harmon
    • Narrated By Michael Stellman
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Private investigator Mackenzie Williams' newest client is everything he's looking for in a guy--charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There's only one itty bitty problem: the guy's not exactly gay. In fact Jordan Channing is looking for a PI to follow his fiance. The smart thing would be to thank Jordan for his time, turn Mr. Perfect away (don't let the door hit you on the rump, thank you very much), and forget he exists.

    Riva says: "Good listen"
    "A Good Story..."
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    I love sarcasm and the principle character, private investigator, Mackenzie Williams is one smarta** who could be my friend. There is a lot going on in this story and you have to pay attention to the narrative of the past to understand Mac in the present time. I found Mac's love interest, Jordan, to be very interesting if not a bit unrealistic...but it works for this story. Harmon did a great job telling this story with humor, wit, and the fear of love. The narrator, Michael Stellman, did a good job with the vocal inflictions for the most part. The only reason for a four rating is during the telling of this story, it dragged a bit--particularly in the middle and I am not sure if it was the story or the narrator. Either way, it is a good story that I would recommend...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By L. B. Gregg
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time - an interest in the world outside his window. Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden - and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.

    Libros Lover says: "Another Entertaining Installment"
    "Sweet little romance mystery..."
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    I really enjoyed this book, particularly in audio format. I have actually enjoyed all of the Men of Smithfield stories. L. B Gregg provides a little mystery and a love conquers all mojo that appeals to my extremely unrealistic romantic side. With this story the two principle characters are Holden--a 40-year-old former adventurer, now agoraphobic and Adam--a 24-year-old young man who has to endure and overcome some earlier trauma. Within the midst of the romance is a mystery that left me guessing towards the end of the story. All in all, a good journey. Now as far as the narrator, Shannon Gunn has done all four books and I admire his vocal ability for differentiating our protagonists, but the voice for Holden really just tickled me to the point of no return. I am sure that some will not get my reference, but as I listened to Holden's story I kept envisioning Paul Lynn. Some of the inflictions provided by Gunn were spot on to the late and great Lynn. Then of course, when Holden spouted off on several occasions of being 'the man', my mental image and the vocal inflictions had me rolling. I am not sure if that was the intent of Gregg, but it certainly added so much more to the character of Holden and actually served as a measure that endeared me to Holden. I actually had to have my bff listen to the book to see if I was crazy and she came up with the same conclusion that I did regarding the character of Holden. But I digress, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend and if you want to determine my Lynn reference, just remember Uncle Author from Bewitched or from reruns of Hollywood Squares and the center square.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McFarland's Farm: Hope, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

    Mel says: "Rich boy from the city and his big,solid Farmer"
    "Too Short..."
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    As always, I enjoyed this latest offering by Cardeno C but it was entirely too short. I see that it is Book 1, so there is hope for the future. There was just so much more that could have been covered in my opinion. This is the first book of CC's in which I feel incomplete. Not the author's problem, just my feelings. This is a quaint little story about Jarod and Lucas, finding love in Hope. Though too short, certainly a must read/listen. Additionally, as usual, Paul Morey did an excellent job of bringing these characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Foster Family

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jaime Samms
    • Narrated By Greg Tremblay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Growing up in foster care has left Kerry Grey with little self-esteem or hope for his future. A college dropout, Kerry scrapes by on a part-time job at a garden nursery. His friendship with his boss and working with the plants are the only high points in Kerry's life. He's been dating the man who bullied him at school, but when his boyfriend abandons him at a party, Kerry wanders down the beach to drown his sorrows in a bottle of scotch....

    Donald says: "What Makes A Family..."
    "What Makes A Family..."
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    Apprehension settled as I began to read/listen to this book. See, I am not much into the idea of 'third's so I was a little leery with this tale. But, as with most times I allow preconceived notions to rule, I was wrong. I enjoyed this story, a lot! OMG, Kerry's life was almost too much. His middle name was 'bad-luck'. Then the cast of characters enters and you get a sense that some of Kerry's bad-luck may be self-induced. Meeting with Charlie and Malcolm, Kerry begins to seek and discover what it is that he has been looking for, what he is deserving of...love and happiness. A great story that was only enhanced by the vocal talents of Greg Tremblay. Definitely recommend...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Control

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Cardeno C., Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Greg Tremblay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he'll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can't be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy's small town, Vy realizes his concerns were unfounded - he has a male mate, and a sexy, dominant one to boot. Robert is a bear shifter who refuses to shift.

    T. Henry says: "Love me some Greg Tremblay"
    "A Good Story..."
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    I first read this book on my Kindle and then Audible offered a great price for the audio version...and because I enjoyed the book...This is a good collaboration between Cardeno C. & Mary Calmes. I am a fan of both authors and this was a great read. I had a bit of trouble in the first chapter, learning about the hawk world but once I got it...I got it. I related quite a bit with Vy, though I am as large as Robert. Great one liners and a great romance!
    Greg Tremblay did a great job, but I have been a fan of his for some time...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Mountain: Pack Collection, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home. A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone.

    Donald says: "Loved it, too short..."
    "Loved it, too short..."
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    A huge C. C. fan, this story did not fail to meet my extremely high expectations assigned to this author. I so enjoyed the story of Mitch and Simon! It was a sweet little romance and I thrilled at getting to know these characters. Sean Crisden is one of my favorite narrators and as typical, he added so much in this story. My only complaint would be that the story ran to short. There was so much more that could have been covered and addressed (in my humble opinion) and it made the story seemed rushed. But perhaps that will be addressed in the (hopefully) upcoming series. Either way, loved this book and certainly recommend....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Darkness Collection: Refuge Inc., Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Leslie Lee Sanders
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Includes all three installments of the Refuge Inc. series. Before the Darkness (Book 1): After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. He meets fellow survivor Adam and together they search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant, murky clouds fast approach.

    Donald says: "An interesting look into what if..."
    "An interesting look into what if..."
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    Listening to the complete Darkness Collection was both interesting and entertaining. The story of Elliot, Adam, and Triton encompasses the gambit of emotional twists and turns and is somewhat exhausting...which is what would occur at the time of the apocalypse (I would assume). This is a tale with coming to terms, mystery, intrigue, lunacy, and things that make you go hmm. Enjoyed the story, the narrator took a bit getting use to but once that happened, the story flowed nicely. Certainly recommend for anyone who wants a taste of what might be...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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