It's rarely that I listen to a book and feel like I am so much better off than if I would've just read it. In this case, the narrator of Pushing the Limits took it from an entertaining YA read to a quite emotional experience. There were parts when I actually cried, and it was all due to the narrator's touching delivery. The story was good. It's not light and fluffy, but it's definitely worth reading.
I like L.B. Gregg. I think her stories are funny and clever and sweet, but also have some good steamy scenes. The worst part about this BY FAR was the narrator. I've hard him narrate Gregg's other stories, so it's not that he can't narrate, but the choice that he made for Holden had me cringing the entire time! As others have said, it was very Paul Lynde-esque. Which is horribly unsexy. And Holden is fit and strong and hot!!!! It absolutely took away from an otherwise entertaining story.
As I said above, his choice of voice for Holden was the absolute worst choice I've ever heard from a narrator. If I didn't like Gregg so much, I wouldn't have made it through the book. Absolutely awful. It needs to be redone.
Sweet love story.
This book was full of great characters. I'd have to go with Aaron's brother, who was supportive and awesome.
Robert Nieman is one of the best narrators I've come across on Audible, without a doubt the best m/m narrator. He has a voice you want to listen to forever, but he also knows how to read a book. I would purchase any book he read, regardless of what it was, because I thought he was so talented.
I really enjoy the narrator of the Men of Smithfield books. The voice of Quinn was a bit over-the top, but I thought Seth was perfection. It definitely added to my enjoyment of these books.
David. Some characters in these types of books can be fairly one-dimensional, but Seth was responsible and nurturing, yet wild and a risktaker at the same time. I liked this dichotomy.
Maybe the scene in the alley. The sex scenes in this book are aggressive and hot. The scene in the alley set the tone of the book. Yet the book could also be really funny and sweet as well.
This was a new to me author, so I had low to no expectations going into this, since it was such a bargain! This book made me a fan. It's short and fun. I thought the narrator was great. I loved his Italian cop, Tony, and he perfectly captured the loveble but maddening nature of Mark. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a good m/m romance.
This story will definitely keep your attention. Ty and Zane are great characters with explosive energy. The mystery was a bit predictable, but the development of the relationship between the two main characters more than made up for it. The narrator was good. I cringed whenever he had to do a woman's voice, but luckily, that wasn't very often. I would definitely purchase the next books in the series.
I loved this book. I'm not particularly a fan of the superhero genre, but this book was exciting, accessible, charming, and amazingly well written. I especially loved the world that Perry Moore created, and it was only enhanced by gay teen superhero wannabe Thom. The characters were likeable and well-developed, and the plot had enough action to keep you reading/listening, but didn't overpower a strong plot, which is ultimately a touching story of a boy trying to accept himself -- his sexuality, his superpowers, etc. Add to that a simply phenomenal narration by Michael Urie. I wish he could narrate my life. He is an excellent reader, but also has great voices that add so much to the story. I especially loved Jack Nicholson-esque Golden Boy. And all of the stereotypical superhero voices. This book was funny, exciting, and full of heart. I can't recommend it enough.
The book itself was not too bad. Nothing exciting that would set it apart from others in the same genre, but a nice story. The narrator, however, was terrible. I don't know why the decision was made to simply read the story, with no differentiation between characters, but it did not work well. Also, the narrator had a strange inflection that lowered at the end of each sentence, which took a sweet book and made it seem kind of depressing. He did not seem to be familiar with the book, since his tone never seemed to match the material he was reading. Add in the intermittent 70s porn music between the chapters and it made a fingernails on the chalkboard type of grating listening experience. I've read other books by Marie Sexton that I enjoyed, but I would never listen to one of them again on Audible.
This book was so much better than I thought it would be. It was super adorable, with a protagonist you could root for, and two cute boys to keep us guessing. It was light without being overly cute. It was a romance with an actual plot. And about midway through, it gets REAL. And that was done really well too. I have no complaints! As for the performance, I thought that the narrator did a phenomenal job. Rarely do I think the narrator actually enhances the book, but in this case she did.
Eric Arvin is a romantic. Contrary to the photo on the cover, this book isn't just about sex. It is relatively tame in that regard. It is about two different couples, one in mid-life, the other in college, who find love. It's charming in it's simplicity, and is deeply touching at times. This is not a great literary masterpiece, but it's perfect for a road trip or for listening around the house while you get your chores done. It's short, it's sweet, and I liked it a lot.
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