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Ingela

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  • Full Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Blake Somerset
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (60)

    History professor Ned Brummel is living happily with his partner of 12 years in small-town Maine when he receives a phone call from his estranged friend - Jack - telling him that another friend - Andy - is very ill and possibly near death. As Ned boards a plane to Chicago on his way to his friend's bedside, he embarks on another journey into memory, examining the major events and small moments that have shaped his world and his relationships with these two very different, very important men.

    Donald says: "To Every Season..."
    "I'm amazed and stunned !!!"
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    I'm amazed and stunned. ~ FULL CIRCLE was a marathon like journey. Both exciting, exhausting and long.

    “Straight people get married so that they can have sex. Gay men have sex so that they can get friends.”

    This is the kind of (main character narrated) story that is absolutely perfect for the audiobook form. I'm so very grateful (yes that's the right word) to this wise choice of narrator (Blake Somerset).

    Big applause to a simply fantastic audiobook edition. Highly recommended audio listening for everyone with love for: epic interesting life and friendship stories, contemporary history, well written novels, gay mens situation and to brave readers (unlike me) with a strong (rapid healing heart).

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    Be aware: this is a fictional novel about gay men, the M/M lifestyle and three mens love, lovelife, as well as other important life topics, but it's not (and more or less never) a traditional 'romance'. ~ ..It isn't a M/M/M 'threesome' story neither.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mists of the Serengeti

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Leylah Attar
    • Narrated By Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

    Cyndi Marie says: " ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫"
    "4.2 Stars - Very enjoyable and a very CR"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Mists of the Serengeti is mostly a low in (relationship-) angst and overall a nice pretty easygoing love story to just simply enjoy and keep reading. Of course there are some sadness, sad family losses and sudden death to start with, but it solves in its own ways. We end with dried tears, huge promising love and new chances. — Best of all; it is not a overly long, not a overly complicated or a overly steamy smexy romance book. But I got enough nice steam and heat to get the feel of a yummy romance.

    Mists of the Serengeti let me with the feeling of kindhearted sweetness with two main characters and a couple of second characters to sincerely like and feel for. It also gave me some hours when I was hooked in a intriguing plot (“albino children mystery”) told with high speed suspense at times.

    My summary:
    • All in all a yummy good holiday read when you like me enjoy to spend time with nice heartwarming love stories.
    • This 12 hours audiobook is very well narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing.
    • Recommended for old fashion romantic girls and ladies ... actually all kind of fans of contemporary romances.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Bachelor Establishment

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    Overall
    (1397)
    Performance
    (1290)
    Story
    (1289)

    High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

    Hope says: "A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance"
    "3.5 Stars - Enjoying and lighthearted romance "
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    Would you try another book from Jodi Taylor and/or Anna Bentinck?

    Yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Narrator: In my opinion well enough narrated by Anna Bentinck. She does it very well but I’m sorry to say I just didn’t like her choice of voices at all times. ... Perhaps I sometimes felt that it became a bit too ridiculous female and at times a bit too exaggerated, and maybe another voice for example the heroine would have made me more convinced.


    Any additional comments?

    A well-thought-out story with a interesting enough refreshing puzzle dissolution at the end. Adult feel, a spiritual language with much irony between the main characters and main characters to feel for. All in all a very lovely not too long novel with both an old crime to solve, strange new events, suspense and gunfire, at least two romantic romances to cross your fingers for, and best of all some nicely told traditional British social gatherings at castles and mansions.

    Easy done, quite short and much fun. ~ Oh yes, I’m happy about this one. I giggled a lot and sincerely had a satisfied little smile in my face most time. I’m not overwhelmed about the audiobook narrators choice of character voices but in all good enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whack-a-Mole: John Ceepak, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1423)
    Performance
    (966)
    Story
    (960)

    John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

    Bernadette says: "Series gets better and better"
    "So much fun!"
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    Funny and geeky as always. Great narrated (applauses) but a bit more creepy mystery case than in the first two. Looking forward to continue with the fourth part. — My favorites cops right now. Ceepak is just like nobody. Love him. ...and dear Danny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Disappearance in Drury Lane: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By James Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Late December, 1818: As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

    Tracey A. Kassman says: "I just adore Captain Lacey"
    "Enjoying listening as always"
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    Oh gosh, I like my dear limping Captain and his great narrator. Looking forward to next adventure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blackmoore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Julianne Donaldson
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1022)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (940)

    Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

    🇺🇸☔DARA says: "EXQUISITE!"
    "Absolutely perfect!"
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    5 huge stars without doubt. — This was surely a great and grand romantic historical novel. Narrated in the best way imaginable and 10 really enjoying listening hours. My big applause!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in a Mill Town: Nell Sweeney Mystery , Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By P.B. Ryan
    • Narrated By Leigh Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Nell Sweeney, a young Irish-born governess in post-Civil War Boston, may not have much, but she does possess both a keen mind and a brave heart. As governess to the wealthy Hewitt family, she finds plenty of opportunities to use both - especially when the seamy side of society shows itself. The lowborn Fallons come to Viola Hewitt with a desperate plea for help. Their wayward daughter, Bridget, a pretty young employee of Hewitt Mills and Dye Works, hasn’t been seen for days.

    Punky585 says: "An all time fave in a whole new way"
    "My new favorite historical crime series! - 4.4 Stars"
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    Very enjoying audio-listening again...
    The Nell Sweeney Mysteries is maybe my favorite historical crime series right now. I love to be with these terrific fiction characters and I just want more audio-hours with this lovely narrator.

    Murder in a Mill Town brings a new mystery case for Nell Sweeney. — A young worker woman has very strangely suddenly disappeared. Her parents, mother at least, are worried and they are visiting the Hewitt's townhouse to ask the Lady of the house for help. ...Their daughter was working at the Hewitt family's big textile mill. — We also learn more about Nel's past and Duncan.

    # A new good mystery case. I wasn't sure who was the evil villain until the very last end and it was both exciting and thrilling heartbreaking.

    # Best of course the slowly developing so very interesting relationship between Nell and Will.

    Not a romance series but this is for sure for me. Looking forward to start the third audiobook "Death on Beacon Hill" really soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon a Marquess: Worth Saga, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (162)

    The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford - the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night...and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he's the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he'll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won't even have to talk with him.

    Cate F. says: "Not your typical H & H - And well written."
    "3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good..."
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    3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good as a CM rightly should be. Luckily is this audio-narrator fabulous and simply perfect.

    It is sad to write about a Milan historical but maybe is "Once Upon a Marquess" a bit too casual gray, pale and sad for me. Maybe was it filled with too much depressing facts, lacking in the truly (shimmering grand pink) romantic part and too much a story about day to day problems for a tired older poor sister. There are a lot of problems, hate, trouble, kittens, siblings, grieving, old depressing stuff and maybe also too many back flashes for my taste. I expected more. I know I rightly can.

    Finally: I looooove to listen to Ms Rosalyn Landor, I sincerely admire Ms Courtney Milan's great writing AND I will continue this new CM series. A promising start. I'm sure there will be future great books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (4261)
    Performance
    (3848)
    Story
    (3851)

    Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

    Barbara says: "Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!"
    "A solid good old fashioned spy mystery. Loved it!"
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    **4 Stars**

    Yes, of course you feel that it's been 45 years since "The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax" first was published, but this was excellent. Truly enjoying audiobook entertainment in the old school spy thriller genre. Not always believable but with heart. Add a FANTASTIC narration from Mrs Rosenblat.

    Gosh, so much fun! ~ Even old housewife ladies perform great deeds and surprise you in the case of national security.

    I LIKE - grannies with gunpowder

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Michael Lesley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1391)
    Performance
    (1329)
    Story
    (1321)

    Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

    Rain says: "Absolutely brilliant"
    "Twenty hours but so much fun!"
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    Indescribable and Incomparable. Simply crazy Fun and Fabulous. I couldn't but love them all. — A "I'll never forget it" story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Duke of Her Own

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (474)

    A duke must choose wisely.... Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.

    SIMARA says: "Started s l o w... Ended great!"
    "Fun and entertaining!!"
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    "A Duke of Her Own" is truly a delightfully easy-listening audiobook. As much comedy as a romance, with subtle fun and very sympathetic heroes and heroines. A bit like a traditional chamber play with a grand HEA end. ~ I enjoyed a lot.

    I LIKE - comic hilarious love-adventures in old-time castles..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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