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L. Antoine

book-worm

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  • Living Promises: Keeping Promise Rock, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Six years ago, Jeff Beachum comforted a frightened teenager outside an HIV treatment clinic, and Collin Waters has remembered his kindness ever since. Now, after six years of crushing on the kind, brown-eyed sweetheart of his dreams, Collin is feeling adult and together enough to make his move. Too bad fate, which has never been kind to Jeff, has something else in mind.

    Donald says: "The Journey of Promise Rock Continues..."
    "Small part of a greater story"
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    What did you love best about Living Promises?

    It felt like it was written for all the characters encountered in the first 2 books


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

    because it was too full of other stories, Jeff & Colin got lost & I did not feel a connection to their relationship even though it was well presented.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Morey?

    Yes, I usually really like his narration but it fell short in this book. The voices were unconvincing and more so than Book II, I felt that Mr. Morey did not have a good grasp of his characters. For example it made no sense for me at least why the voice "big stupid cop" kept getting younger, while Crick's 17 year-old sister started to sound like a mature man.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Crick and Deacon after the operation!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beneath the Stain

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Nick J. Russo
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    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
    (3274)
    Performance
    (2504)
    Story
    (2510)

    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
    (8792)
    Performance
    (7675)
    Story
    (7697)

    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
    (90)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (79)

    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
    (215)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (200)

    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
    (73)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    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
  • Acrobat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (197)

    Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he's not very good at is sticking around afterward. He's a nice guy; he just doesn't feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he's spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn't realize that Michael's mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him. Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner.

    Ren says: "God, I was expecting a lot better from this book"
    "Why?"
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    If you could sum up Acrobat in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining but repetitive


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Although I liked the plot - I have a thing for professors - and Dreo, I did not like Nate. He was annoying to say the least. It was not because of who he is but how he was written as a character. He is written the same as the MCs in Matter of Time, Timing & even Old Loyalty, New Love. The person who Lord knows how is perfect in every way and he does not know it. All the men want him - or hang on his every word and all the women fawn over him. Nate is the perfect parent, neighbour, friend, lover, ex-lover, ex-husband, professor. Heck, he even gives advise on wine at the grocery store - why?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't think of one, although the joke of having students pass their assessments of another professor to him because Nate knows best was worth the head shake!


    If you could rename Acrobat, what would you call it?

    Not Acrobat!


    Any additional comments?

    This book would have been much more enjoyable with its host of characters had Nate been toned down a bit. Sean Crisden did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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