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L. Antoine

book-worm

ratings
255
REVIEWS
27
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
4
HELPFUL VOTES
26

  • One Small Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Piper Vaughn, M.J. O'Shea
    • Narrated By Finn Sterling
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    "Daddy" is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he'd have sex with a woman either. Now he's the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn't have time for babies, but he can't give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he's running out of options. He's on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.

    JC says: "Sweet friends-to-lovers romance."
    "sweet"
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    What made the experience of listening to One Small Thing the most enjoyable?

    This was one of my first and remains one of my favourite MM books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Small Thing?

    I think the 1st time Rue comes back home to fins Alice watching SW with Erik is always there


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beneath the Stain

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Nick J. Russo
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers - and their penchant for making good music when they weren't getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends - especially Grant Adams - made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.

    L. Antoine says: "Yes, it made me cry again!"
    "Yes, it made me cry again!"
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    If you could sum up Beneath the Stain in three words, what would they be?

    How do I love this book. It will make you ache, cry, smile and fall in love. I know that what Amy Lane offers is always good, but this book is so much more. Joy in epic proportions.


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

    Men in Love


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Knitter in His Natural Habitat: Granby Knitting Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Philip Alces
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Stanley’s life took a left turn at a knitting shop and hit a dead end. The closest thing he’s had to a relationship breaks things off to date a "nice boy," and none of the pretty young things in Boulder’s limited gay scene do it for Stanley. He needs to reevaluate whether working as a floor designer for a series of craft stores is really where he wants to be. Then Stanley does a peculiar thing: he starts to live the life he fell into. Stitch by stitch, he knits his life into something meaningful.

    L. Antoine says: "Book version is better"
    "Book version is better"
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    I'm not sure what to say about the audio version of this book but it didn't not keep my attention like the book. Few times I fell asleep while listening to it, which is unfortunate because I am such a fan of all of Ms Lane's work

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tamara Allen
    • Narrated By Meral Mathews
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When these two men cross paths, despite a world of differences separating them, their attraction cannot be denied. Sutton finds himself drawn to the piano, playing for Jack. But can his music heal them both, or will sudden prosperity jeopardize their chance at love?

    Riva says: "Perfection."
    "Amazing"
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    Such a well developed plot and characters! Whistling offers a whole spectrum of emotions that will keep you hooked until the end. The romance was so sweet & so beautifully written that I felt I was reminded of 30s and 40s movies. The extra characters were engaging and the narration perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3311)
    Performance
    (2535)
    Story
    (2540)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "Amazing"
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    Fears of survival on every level. The story of Shackleton's voyage is a testament to human determination, optimism and chance. Wonderful narration- enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9293)
    Performance
    (8102)
    Story
    (8123)

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Annie M. says: "Time well spent"
    "Woe & wow"
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    Such wonderful poetry! This book is heartbreaking & gut-wrenching. I had more tears in my eyes frequently. Yet there is sheer beauty in its words @ stories. Not anything I'll forget any time soon. Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Masters: Mozart - His Life and Music

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (80)

    Even from the perspective of time, it is nearly impossible to grasp the full contribution made to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his brief and glorious life. He composed his first symphony at the age of 8 and reached full artistic maturity by the time he was only 20. And when he died at the age of 35, he left a legacy of more than 600 works of brilliance - symphonies, chamber music, operas, and more - most composed during an incredibly productive 20-year period.

    Amazon Customer says: "More Great Listening!"
    "Perfect!"
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    For the genius of Mozart, this lecture series was a wonderful introduction. I listened, learned, laughed, ached and cried. A wealth of information that will keep you entertained until the end - perhaps like myself, you'll start listening to everything Mozart again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dani Alexander
    • Narrated By Joseph Northton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    Austin Glass seems to have it all: a loving fiancée, a future with the FBI, and a healthy-sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled - until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "AWESOME!"
    "Loved it"
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    I have read this book and it was great. The audio version added another dimension to the banter and the story. Enjoy!

    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
    (74)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    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"
    "Not the best"
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    While I usually enjoy this author's work this definitely felt too rushed and yet also boring : story characters and narration were less than expected.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Charioteer Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mary Renault
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After surviving the Dunkirk retreat, Laurie Odell, a young homosexual, critically examines his unorthodox lifestyle and personal relationships, as he falls in love with a young conscientious objector and becomes involved with a circle of world-weary gay men.

    L. Antoine says: "Amazing"
    "Amazing"
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    Wonderful book to have! To convey such emotional depth is something I honestly did not expect. The narrator was perfect

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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