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Orlando

Murrieta, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 28 reviews
  • 41 ratings
  • 134 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Josh Kilmer-Purcell
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion. And so begins their transformation from uptight urbanites into the 200-year-old-mansion-owning Beekman Boys. Suddenly Josh---a full-time New Yorker with a successful advertising career---and Brent find themselves weekend farmers, surrounded by nature's bounty and an eclectic cast.

    Crystal says: "Real and Funny"
    "Bye bye city, hello country"
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    I wander what Martha thinks of this book? It's a well written chronicle of the two city boys trying to find the farming skills they need to save the Beekman mansion, only to finally realise that their urban savvy is what they needed all along. A really honest and forthright read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Threshold: Whyborne & Griffin, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jordan L. Hawk
    • Narrated By Julian G. Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine. Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart.

    Riva says: "Another winner"
    "A good next book in the series"
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    A nice follow on from the first book, some supernatural goolies in the caves, a lot of romance, and a great adventure. Looking forward to the next one!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Widdershins: Whyborne & Griffin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jordan L. Hawk
    • Narrated By Julian G. Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult that murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them.

    R. Wilson says: "Gripping Erotic Suspense, Seductive Narrator!"
    "A spicy period piece"
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    Not the best performance, but a great story. I was a little sceptical about a period piece to start with, and a stilted performance didn't help, but in the end, a sexy period piece that's worth the money. Get it now. I've even bought another book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Pirate King: Adrien English Mystery Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD - which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own!

    Nimue says: "Excellent performance of an excellent book"
    "It feels like a finale"
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    It will be interesting to see if another book in the Adrien English series sees the light of day. This is what feels like the final instalment in the series. Adrien and Jake's relationship seems to come full circle - the perfect moment to wrap it all up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hell You Say: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally. After bookstore clerk Angus flees following terrifying death threats, Adrien must contend with a mysterious Satanic cult, a hot and handsome university professor, and his on-again/off-again relationship with closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan. And oh yes, murder...

    Nimue says: "Best book in series so far!"
    "Another good book in the Adrien English series"
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    Josh Lanyon continues to deliver in another instalment in the Adrien English series. The relationship between Adrien and his closeted cop continues to develop with it's twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dan Savage
    • Narrated By Dan Savage
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (363)

    Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column Savage Love but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project, his profile has skyrocketed. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously. Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church, sex education, and the obesity epidemic.

    J. C. Schmidt says: "Savage is an Amazing Writer and Narrator"
    "Biased much?"
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    Dan Savage can do no wrong! I'm an avid follower of his podcast, I love his take on relationships and sex, so maybe, I'm just a little bit biased. But who cares, right?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Changing Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Blake Somerset
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Marine biologist Ben Ransome understands the sea, especially the tiny, beautiful sea slugs he has studied and admired for most of his life. What Ben doesn't understand are people, and now, one of the most important people in his life - his 16-year-old daughter, Caddie - is coming to live with him for the summer. But the sweet, happy child he remembers has been replaced by a wounded, angry stranger who resents everything about her father. Caddie is determined to act out in every way, leaving Ben feeling more alone than ever.

    Orlando says: "Daddy Issues"
    "Daddy Issues"
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    Can someone say Daddy issues? An exploration of father daughter relationships, plus a love story and rescue all in one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Looking For It

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Blake Somerset
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Michael Thomas Ford Mike Monaghan is the bartender at the Engine Room, a meeting place for the small but thriving community of gay men in Cold Falls, New York. As Mike pours beer, wipes glasses and hears everything, he's also witness to the men who come here looking for what they need--sex, direction, friendship, spiritual fulfillment, and love. People like: Stephen Darby--As an accountant, he knows many secrets. But Stephen has his own secret, one he's never been able to share with anyone close to him.

    Orlando says: "I could listen to his books all day"
    "I could listen to his books all day"
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    Another great book by Michael Thomas Ford. I wonder, coincidence that the protagonist Mike, meets his true love, Father Thomas in this book? Wouldn't that be fun?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Sunshine or in Shadow: Short Stories: Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Adam Chase, Rob Granniss, Michael Oaks, and others
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Thirteen short stories, five never before collected, written between 2007 and 2013. Sexy, sweet, and occasionally strange, these brief but emotionally powerful stories encapsulate everything listeners of Male/Male romance have come to love most about Josh Lanyon's work.

    Nimue says: "Excellent collection"
    "A nice collection of short stories"
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    Always a fan of Josh Lanyon, I like this collection of short stories. Perhaps there's a longer book somewhere in there - Sweets for the Sweet?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Blake Somerset
    Overall
    (14)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    From the critically acclaimed writer, Michael Thomas Ford, comes a highly anticipated first novel that follows the intertwining lives of three men, set against the backdrop of summer-time in the breezy coastal community of Provincetown.

    Gio says: "Not breaking any new ground but very entertaining"
    "Another great book"
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    I'm fast becoming a Michael Thomas Ford fan. An idilic view of life in Provincetown, a best case scenario for a gay movie super star and an instant family for an middle aged lesbian.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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