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  • Matter of Time: Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (232)

    Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw. While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective....

    Donald says: "Time is the answer..."
    "My fav Calmes story made even greater by narrator"
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    I love this story, with strong characters unfolding their convoluted personalities and twisting paths toward each other, over several books and sequels. I read Matter of Time v 1 and 2 twice before buying the audible version. Paul Morey is one of the best male narrators I've ever heard, good to see such a story matched with such a narrator. He gives a distinctive, expressive voice to each character, major and minor alike, male and female. His dark, growly Sam Cage voice is deep enough to show up on the Richter scale. And yet Paul Morey can reveal every nuance of Jory's charmingly mercurial personality with his voicings. And his pace in the narrative portions is deliberate, unhurried, but always compelling.

    Dreamspinner Press, are you listening? So why did you switch to such a low-talent narrator in the sequel "Bulletproof"? I bought it without checking narrator, and was gobsmacked to find that it wasn't Paul Morey narrating the story. More about that in my Bulletproof review.

    I don't want to see my favorite stories turned into movies or plays. I do want to hear them read as a performance. I can't wait for the audible version of "But for You", are you listening Dreamspinner Press and Ms. Calmes??? I won't buy it if either Jeff Gelder or Andrew Schwartz narrates. If The Perfect Paul Morey isn't available, there are plenty of other talented narrators like Sean Crisden and Eric G. Dove. Sam and Jory's story deserves to end with better treatment in the audible version.

    Thank you DSP and MC and PM for a fabulous first four books in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taste

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mickie B. Ashling
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (62)

    What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’t plan to hook up with a younger man and discover a mutual love for architecture, interior design, and a unique sexual kink that keeps Lil coming back for more. By all appearances, Grier is the quintessential bad boy who loves speed, tattoos, and leather, but Lil slowly uncovers another side.

    Amazon Customer says: "Glad I kept listening"
    "Great story, even better narrator"
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    I love to hear Paul Morey narrate. This is a well-crafted story brought alive by the reader. Good characters, a sweet love story, and sexy men! I hope DSP will record "Daddio" as well, with of course Paul Morey narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sinner's Gin: Sinners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Ford
    • Narrated By Tristan James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (159)

    There's a dead man in Miki St. John's vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there. After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner's Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki's car, Miki fears death isn't done with him yet.

    Reece Notley says: "Tristan James Brings This Book To Life"
    "Even better than reading the story"
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    I enjoyed reading Sinner's Gin when it was first released. This narrative by Tristan James is excellent because the he conveys the different characters' voices so well, especially of course the Irish accents of the entire Morgan family, from Kane and his brothers, to his father Donal. I heartily reccommend this audio book to others.

    Even more important to me is, this well-delivered narrative brought Rhys Ford's prose alive and listening to it reveals more of the structure of the story. I have gotten too impatient when I find a well-written story, and I have to force myself to slow down and enjoy it. Narratives force one to not skip a word, and this one inspires me to go back and re-read the story.

    Whyskey and Rye, which I did not enjoy reading quite as much as Sinner's Gin, will be my next audio purchase, just because it is done by the same narrator. And I count on the audio version to again reveal to my ears the suble aspects of the story landscape that my greedy eyes may have skipped in my first read.

    Rhys Ford is a very talented story teller and writer, and I am glad to see this author choosing a narrator worthy of her efforts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Max Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat - and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Perry turns to help from 'tall, dark and hostile' former navy SEAL Nick Reno.

    Donald says: "And the Spirits say..."
    "Enjoyable story, Narrator gets better"
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    I recently discovered Josh Lanyon, in the Adrien English series, and was eager to read this story which I think is one of his early novels? The story was excellent, keeping in mind it was a much earlier example of his art.

    Sometimes I enjoy a writer's work so much I forget to check out the audio sample to see if I like the narrator, before I buy the audio version. Because I require a narrator, not a reader, to fully enjoy an audiobook.

    This narrator, Max Miller, at first almost disappointed me, the voice seemed so lacking in energy and the narration was flat. But liking the Josh Lanyon stories so much, I persevered, and thankfully found the narration quickly improved. The individual voices become well delineated after the first couple of chapters, and the background narration itself picks up energy and rhythm as the story progresses.

    I am in the midst of reading and listening to all the Josh Lanyon novels I can find, and I definitely would buy another one narrated by Max Miller.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1571)
    Performance
    (965)
    Story
    (971)

    Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.

    AMC says: "Promising New Series"
    "Professional performance of a dynamite story"
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    What? Life after the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Jim Frangione? Well, it happened. I read the kindle version first and struggled a little to adjust to another story and cast of characters tangential to BDB universe in Caldie. Setting the scene of the new story seemed a little awkward but quickly JRW slid into her best story-telling mode and I was happy! This multi-layered story, like BDB, only begins with this first installment, and each following book expands and deepens the background and the characters who show up in each one. Thank the Scribe Virgin JRW is soon publishing another BDB, and I pray to Dog that there is lots more to follow in the Fallen Angels saga.

    I approached the audible version of Covet wondering who could possibly follow Jim Frangione's enormous talent for voicing each of the Brothers and their sometimes annoying shellans. Eric Dove excellently fills the bill for a new story, new voices. I like Jim Heron's cocky southern drawl, and Devina's deceptive sweet-young-thing persona is chilling. This, like Jim Frangione's delivery, is a performance of a book, not just a reading. As it should be, JR Ward's universe deserves the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Kamran R. Khan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (223)

    Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

    Tonya says: "I enjoyed this book, not the narrator."
    "This is better narration for another great story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. I can recommend the story wholeheartedly, the audible version receives three-quarters of a heart in recommendation.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I usually read kindle version first and then purchase the audible version of books I really like and will read again. Point of Retreat is one of those. This narration is a huge improvement on the first volume, Slammed, and I think this new narrator does an excellent job of voicing both male and female roles. There are a few weak points though. In the beginning when he is expressing the main character's inner thoughts, it sounds pretty flat, without affect, and he rushes through the narration. The actual outer world conversations are voiced pretty well though, sometimes even excellently as the main character becomes increasingly frustrated with the obstacles that beset the relationship! But the narrator too often rushes the delivery and swallows a lot of words, slurs them together. If I had not already read the book several times, I would be unable to follow the author's train of thought. A few mispronunciations of the President's English (as opposed to the Queen's English) creep in, but nothing as egregious as those found in another narrator's reading of Slammed. I expect this narrator will do much better next time. He has the potential to deliver a performance rather than just a narration and I would take a chance on him as a narrator in future audible books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slammed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Heidi Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (350)

    Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

    Allison says: "Awful Narration"
    "Great story deserves better narration"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This story was so good I've read it multiple times and given paper copies as gifts. Didn't like the narrator in the sample but gave it a try when title was on special offer because sometimes the beginning of a book narration gets better as the reader gets into it. This is Coleen Hoover's first e-published effort, which received such a positive response it was then picked up by a highly respected publishing house. The audible version deserves a much better narrator. It's a young adult novel, ok, but this reader manages to sound like a whiney sub-teen much of the time, and cannot pronounce the more difficult words correctly. Implacable pronounced as im-place-able? Come on, there must be editors for audible renditions, right? I cannot recommend purchase or free listening to anyone. This book and the remaining two in the trilogy are so good I think the story could be headed to movie-land (for better or for worse!) I only hope the publishers re-release the audible version at some time with a better narrator who is more familiar with spoken English.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Heidi Baker?

    An excellent example of a female narrator of young adult stories who can give life to multiple roles, male or female, adult or child, is Emma Galvin, narrator of Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster. Equally excellent is Ilyana Kadushin who narrates all four parts of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Mine: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2007)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1236)

    John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew. Until fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.

    Patsy G. says: "MMMMM WOW..."
    "Another great female character debuts in this saga"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lover Mine to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the stories inter-weave intricate characters and action, but Jim Frangione's incredible voice and narrative performance brings so much additional depth to all characters, male and female, good and evil, and to both the romance and the battles. I could listen to his voice reading a grocery list, much less this robust saga.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    Hard to choose favorite character, but I'll have to vote for the twins Payne and Vishous. Payne is another strong female vampire role, along with Beth, Bella, Elehna and Xhex. The other females make me grit my teeth, especially the Chosen. V and Butch have been favorites since the first novel, Dark Lover.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank the Scribe Virgin there's another installment coming out in a few months!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5477)
    Performance
    (3799)
    Story
    (3817)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Excellent narration."
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    Where does Halfway to the Grave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 25%


    What did you like best about this story?

    vampires!


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    She gives great performance of both male and female characters. Esp. of course, Bones. Like the Cockney accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Good adventure story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10162)
    Performance
    (9078)
    Story
    (9054)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Fresh, humorous"
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    What did you love best about Hounded?

    Enjoyed the humor, laughed out loud or smiled many times while walking through the crowds at lunch on on the train going to work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tossup between Atticus O'Sullivan--his Earth magic--and Oberon-- who wouldn't want a friend like that? BTW, just got back from a visit to Ireland and Bus Eireann, the state-run bus service in the Irish Republic, displays a running Irish wolfhound on their busses. I thought of Oberon every time I saw one.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Good steady pace, a deliberate delivery,the voices he gives to entire cast adds additional depth to the story. His interpretation of Oberon's "voice" is priceless. A good narrator can make both male and female voices believeable. If I don't like the narrator, I won't buy the Audible book, regardless of how well I like the story. I like Daniels so well I buy IDC stories first in Audible, instead of the Kindle version first.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, laugh, laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Hearne keeps on writing for a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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