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  • Tigers and Devils

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (73)

    The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film - in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler - unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other's lives forever.

    jo says: "funny and sweet"
    "Poorly cast narrator, but wonderful story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but only if they can't get a hold of the book itself


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Morey?

    Someone Australian!


    Any additional comments?

    Decently narrated, but it needed better editing and better casting, and the different voices the narrator used were wrong for the characters (especially the women). The setting of the book is so integral to the story, the narrator really should have been Australian.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkling Thrush

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Max Miller
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (134)

    Fed up with his desk duty in the Imperial Arcane Library, book hunter Colin Bliss accepts a private commission to find The Sword's Shadow, a legendary and dangerous witches' grimoire. But to find the book, Colin must travel to the remote Western Isles and solve a centuries' old murder.

    Tony Squared says: "A Magical Story"
    "Not What You're Expecting"
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    What does Max Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Miller is BRILLIANT when it comes to accents and distinguishing character voices, but otherwise he seems to have a quiet, tight-lipped style of narration that I found infuriating. Were it not for the fact that his words are intelligible and distinguishable, I would characterize his narration as "mumbling."
    Perhaps this was done intentionally to add to the clandestine and 'mysterious' nature of the story, but I found it frustrating that I had to set my device to the maximum volume setting and, even then, often have to listen strenuously just to understand what was being said.


    Any additional comments?

    The story seems to take place in a demi-alternate universe where magic and witchcraft are common and mainstream concepts and practices. If you are interested in a mystery novella in a somewhat alternate universe involving literary recovery, the occult, and some shallow, underdeveloped m/m romance, 'The Darkling Thrush' is for you. If, after you read the synopsis, you are expecting a mystery/romance set in your present reality, alter your expectations of the story's setting, and prepare yourself for more-than-wanting audio/narration quality, and you may be prepared for an enjoyable listen. Otherwise, give this title a pass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Head

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Damon Suede
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (300)

    Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty.

    Miss ReadsALot says: "Damon Suede is a hit!"
    "Great narration!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hot Head to be better than the print version?

    Yes!


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

    There is a misogynistic undertone to the entire book:(


    What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Charlie David is a brilliant narrator! His characterizations, inflections, and his performance of all the onomatopoeia add so much dimension to the simple text of the book! Well cast:)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pretties: Uglies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (340)

    Tally Youngblood never felt like the other Pretties - she almost didn't become one. But Tally isn't the only one who feels like she's missing a part of herself. After uncovering sinister clues about the Pretty surgery, she stumbles upon a possible cure for Pretty-mindedness and a possible escape from the city. But the cure could have deadly consequences.

    Martha says: "Split Decision"
    "Slooooow...readeeeer"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. It would have saved much more time if I'd just read the book myself.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She reads too slowly, and it made my mind drift off more than usual during audiobooks


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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