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  • The Prize

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (390)

    In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her.

    A. Masters says: "narration takes away from the story"
    "Historical romance at its best"
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    If you like historical romances, you will like this one, and if you havent read or listened to any of Julie Garwood's stories yet, you might get hooked on this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3168)
    Performance
    (2972)
    Story
    (2959)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "On book 8 and still going strong!"
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    This is a brilliant story - and one of the longest i have ever read/listened to. I usually gives up by book three when the books are about 600 pages long because the author runs out of material and the story stops making sense or just becomes boring. But D.G. Is brilliant, an I even try to save the story and only listening a little at the time (if i can) so that the story can continue for as long as possible - because there is a long time until the next book is released. If you like historical romances this series is a must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • But for You: A Matter of Time, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Finn Sterling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (111)

    Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him - it's settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory's days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.

    Riva says: "Ahhh . . . domestic bliss for Sam and Jory"
    "One of the best series in this genre"
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    I love this series - the story makes me both laugh and my heart hurt and make me wish i knew these people. Total "happy ever after" story of the best kind. This book is kind of an extra long epilog where you follow their life after the"happy ever after". And loved listening to it. Dont start with this one - it is one long story and it would not make sense if you havent read the others

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tell Me It's Real

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Michael Lesley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (153)

    Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

    T. Henry says: "Don't read on a plane!"
    "Another winner from Klune"
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    Where does Tell Me It's Real rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like t.j.s way of writting, there is a lot of humor, emotion and the charaters is very much alive and you miss them when you finishes the books - and this book is no exeption


    Have you listened to any of Michael Lesley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I really dont know if i listened to his other, but he is good.


    If you could rename Tell Me It's Real, what would you call it?

    Confidence and trust


    Any additional comments?

    Not her best but it is hard to live up to the bear, otter and the kid series and this book is also very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Who We Are

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact. They've moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself. But that's not the end of their story. How could it be? The boys find that life doesn't stop just because they got their happily ever after. There's still the custody battle for the Kid. The return of Otter's parents. A first trip to a gay bar. The Kid goes to therapy, and Mrs. Paquinn decides that Bigfoot is real.

    amy james says: "Why oh WHY do they change narrators in a series?"
    "Love the charaters - fantastic book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Who We Are the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it made me laugh so much that i cried so many times that i cant count it. The dinner scene where he spills all to the entire family is one of the funniest i have ever read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bear - his inder monolog is absolutely amazing - and the fact that he have absolutely no filter.


    What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is really good in general - and makes the story come to life with the exact amount of emotion in the sentences that would not have been the same in my head


    If you could take any character from Who We Are out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Bear - just to se what insane things happens


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE this series. Absolutely in my top three.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Social Skills

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sara Alva
    • Narrated By Andrew Eiden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate - until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison.

    T. Amburgey says: "This is one amazing book!!!!"
    "Another shy gay and cool closet guy story"
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    Not a bad story but not very different from all the other stories where cool football star meets shy gay guy, falls in love and have to come out - and the shy gay guy gets a confidence boost. So - predictable - but then again thats not always bad. Worth your credit if you like thoose stories and needs a dose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bear, Otter, and the Kid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (221)

    Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home. Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect.

    L. Hew says: "Nothing But the Best!"
    "Brilliant"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it is well written with a lot of humor and love and all the charaters are alive. The relationship between Bear and his brother is both humorous and heartbreaking.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bear, Otter, and the Kid?

    I think maybe when bear tries to make a romantic dinner at the beach and uses Tys (the kid's) poem - toe-curling embarasing, funny and lovable at the same time.


    What does Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He makes the people real - couldnt think of anyone doing a better job


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

    Love, strength and earthquakes?


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely worth a credit.

    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
    (160)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    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.

    Kathleen says: "Another winner from Mary Calmes"
    "Not her best - but still good"
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    What made the experience of listening to Acrobat the most enjoyable?

    I liked the relationship between the MC and his former wife and her new husband - funny and at the same time heartwarming


    What other book might you compare Acrobat to and why?

    Hmm dont know


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    This is a narrator you enjoy listening to - good voice and performance as always


    Who was the most memorable character of Acrobat and why?

    The MC - kind of dry sense of humor and a big heart


    Any additional comments?

    A light enjoyable listen all in all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Final Admission

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sue Brown
    • Narrated By Max Lehnen
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    When Ethan Williams lands a job at Bingwell, Brock, and Bacon, he realizes his coworkers aren't exaggerating about James Trenchard. He really is a dick. But after Ethan is forced to work closely with James, he realizes there's more to the lawyer than meets the eye.

    J says: "Ok story, horrible narration"
    "Ok story, horrible narration"
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    Would you try another book from Sue Brown and/or Max Lehnen?

    Sue brown, yes. Narrator NO


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Brown? Why or why not?

    Yes the story wasnt bad


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He made me wish i read the book instead - the way he sounds continuously surprised and ending all sentenses with questionmarks makes an otherwise good story almost unbearable to listen to.


    What character would you cut from Final Admission?

    None i think


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pack or the Panther: Tales of the Harker Pack

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tara Lain
    • Narrated By Max Lehnen
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For 24 years, he's lived to please his family and pack - even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land. Cole then meets Analiese's half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.

    J says: "Horrible narration"
    "Horrible narration"
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    Would you try another book from Tara Lain and/or Max Lehnen?

    maybe the author, but not til narrator


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

    the narrator, didnt finish the book, since i could not listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Max Lehnen’s performances?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    dont know - since i did not finish it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into This River I Drown

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Matt Baca
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father Big Eddie when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he's buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie's convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water. But Roseland is no ordinary place.

    Steven says: "Well written, heartbreakingly earnest narration!"
    "Very well described in the title!"
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    I loved T.J. Klunes other book so when this became availiable on audio, I wanted to listen to it - but the title surprised me a little, since it did not sound like a lovestory. And it isnt - but it is.

    It is mostly a story about love for a lost father and the depression, sorrow and confusion that comepletly takes over the mind and body of a very young man. It is also about regaining faith in life and in God and the coporal angles aside, it is enough to make you wonder about your own faith.
    Surprisingly it is also a suspense novel.
    All in all, the lovestory between the MC and his angel is the background tread.

    It is very well written, as T.Js other books. Written as it is in first person narrative, you follow the MCs mental jumps through time and place, and it can be a little difficult to remember were you started.
    The narration of this book must be one of the most difficult I have encountered and the narrator is amazing! I think it would have been an impossible listen if he hadnt been this good.
    At first I was a little irritated of the way it sometimes sound like he is narrating from the bottom of a bottle, but accualty begun to appriciate it as this made me able to follow the storyline better, since it is only done when the MC shifts mental pathways and it helps you to know when the flashback is over.

    The story kind of stays with you in the way stories does when it moves you or makes you think.

    All in all, it is worth a credit - but you should not expect a light listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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