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L. Antoine

book-worm

ratings
230
REVIEWS
16
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
3
HELPFUL VOTES
17

  • Boy Midflight

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charlie David
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    At 19, Ashley seemed to have everything: looks, talent, and even a girlfriend. What more could a young man want? But soon he has to come to terms with his sexuality and the possible implications for his career in the public eye as a male model. He begins dating Chris, but isn't sure he's head over heels in love. It's not the knight-in-shining-armor feeling he thought it would be. Then Ashley gets the chance to leave his hometown in Canada to visit sunny California for a big modeling job.

    L. Antoine says: "started OK"
    "started OK"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No really! The Canadian setting is lovely but the rest is not enough to recommend the book


    What was most disappointing about Charlie David’s story?

    Felt like author was adding unnecessary twists to fill in the number of pages required.
    As well, although the author may not have intended to show any bias, but to have him point out that one character was of native decent and have that person be the one truly unlikable character in the book, just does not sit well with me at all!


    What three words best describe Charlie David’s voice?

    light and funny in the beginning - towards the end of the book, most of the voices sounded the same.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plan B

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By SJD Peterson
    • Narrated By Andrew McFerrin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he's immediately attracted to Danny's feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance's first man-on-man experiment-until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.

    Amazon Customer says: "Narration Gone Wrong"
    "Not sure I like this one?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is rare that I dislike the MC and this time, I found Danny rather annoying in what could have been a nice story


    Could you see Plan B being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No - although there is nothing wrong about a series similar to this plot


    Any additional comments?

    It might be the narration but it made the MC come out as a total selfish person sometimes. I have the book version which I started reading a while ago then stopped. I am not sure if it is worth revisiting after this. Too many other books to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Autumn: Seasons, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor - a wild soul and fellow outsider - his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain, maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.

    L. Antoine says: "Amazing"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes & yes! Jace's story is wonderful and Kevin R Free narration of the Season's series is great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jace - always


    What about Kevin R. Free’s performance did you like?

    He gives a sound to the characters in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the tissues handy, they will be needed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Of Dark and Bright: Dark Horse Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kate Sherwood
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the past two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they're mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension - and then resolve it - so nobody's complaining. Then Dan's long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming.

    Caroline says: "Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance"
    "There should be more!"
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    If you could sum up Of Dark and Bright in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, heart-warming and delicious!


    What other book might you compare Of Dark and Bright to and why?

    Perhaps the Promises series by Amy Lane


    Have you listened to any of Peter B. Brooke’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This one was better


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the smaller works in the series will also be done, they are a great addition. Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

    Jeffrey says: "Don't Miss This Wonderful Book!"
    "How much do I love this series?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Something Like Winter to be better than the print version?

    NO! both add to each other, I fell in love with the printed version of the series. Listening to Seasons just brings the story back to the forefront.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We get to know Tim and understand how his story with Ben evolved.


    What does Kevin R. Free bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a new dimension to the voice I hear in my head, although I am not the biggest fan of how Tim sounds all the time.


    If you could take any character from Something Like Winter out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Eric!


    Any additional comments?

    I just hope that we will not wait too, too long for Autumn and Spring to be available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Horse: Dark Horse Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Sherwood
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

    Riva says: "Sweet Triad"
    "lovely on many levels!"
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    Where does Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say that it ranks in the mid- to high among others. The exploration of Dan's life and his relationship with the Evan and Jeff, as well as his grappling with the loss of Justin are poignant, sad and lovely. I'll probably listen to again


    What did you like best about this story?

    The slow build-up, it is a well written novel which presents an honest effort to show the main characters, especially Dan, trying to deal with life, love and loss. Had it been done faster, it would have weakened the author's effort.


    Which character – as performed by Peter B. Brooke – was your favorite?

    Jeff (and Dan too of course)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not in the beginning and it is pretty long, but by the last third, I was very invested in the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Narrating female voices might not be the forte of PB Brooke, but do not let that dissuade you from a good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Return

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brad Boney
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn't exactly mesh with his rock-star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity. Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.

    Riva says: "What a Treat!!"
    "Better than expected"
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    What did you love best about The Return?

    To start, I was not a fan of Boney's other book - The Nothingness of Ben - and I was hoping that this book might prove better and it sure was. The premiss, although far fetched with the amount of characters involved, was very intriguing and heart-warming. I like its odd twists!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stanton and his road to peace!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chris talking to Topher!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rick R. Reed
    • Narrated By Taavi Mark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Arliss is a gorgeous young dancer at Tricks, the hottest club in Chicago's Boystown. Sean is the classic nerd, out of place in Tricks, but nursing his wounds from a recent break-up. When the two spy each other, magic blooms. But this opposites-attract tale does not run smooth. What happens when Arliss is approached by one of the biggest porn producers in the business? Can he make his dreams of stardom come true without throwing away the only real love he's ever known?

    L. Antoine says: "Might be a good story!"
    "Might be a good story!"
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    What disappointed you about Tricks?

    The narration is terrible, I have not managed to reach chapter 5 yet.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by josh Landon


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Taavi Mark?

    Jack lefleur, Charlie Belmont or Sean crisden. There are many.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tricks?

    Not sure...trying to continue but it is just not working.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One Who Saves Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship - until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I am becoming a Cardeno C fan..."
    "Nice addition to the Home Series"
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    Would you listen to The One Who Saves Me again? Why?

    May be! Not the best narration for Paul Morey


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    In the e-book, I like Andrew


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Morey?

    Perhaps, although the last couple of books by him have been not that great (This and Living Promises)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Armed & Dangerous: Cut & Run Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (208)

    Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path - until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

    Riva says: "Addicted to Ty and Zane"
    "One of my favourites in the series!"
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    What did you love best about Armed & Dangerous?

    The growing relationship between the MCs


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say, I would generally go with Zane, but I think Ty may have this book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meeting at the Airport


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely - been waiting for it to come to Audible!


    Any additional comments?

    Please add books 6 & 7! Thanks

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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