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Donald

Louisville, Georgia, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 56 reviews
  • 96 ratings
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  • Finding Zach

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rowan Speedwell
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    For five years, Zach Tyler, son of one of the world’s richest software moguls, was held hostage, tortured, and abused. When he is rescued at last from the Venezuelan jungle, he is physically and psychologically shattered, but he slowly begins to rebuild the life he should have had before an innocent kiss sent him into hell. His childhood best friend David has lived those years with overwhelming guilt and grief. Every relationship David has tried has fallen apart because of his feelings for a boy he thought dead.

    Jane says: "3 ½ stars. I enjoyed the relationship development"
    "Overcoming the impossible..."
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    The listener is drawn in as soon as the tale of Zach Tyler begins. Sympathy for the main character is a given and the descriptive writing style of Rowan Speedwell creates the horrific images that places the listener in the heart of the tale. The narration by Paul Morey added to the story and encouraged one to hope for the best. A love story with a tragic twist and an eventual happy ending, makes for an excellent read.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Control

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Cardeno C., Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Greg Tremblay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he'll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can't be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy's small town, Vy realizes his concerns were unfounded - he has a male mate, and a sexy, dominant one to boot. Robert is a bear shifter who refuses to shift.

    T. Henry says: "Love me some Greg Tremblay"
    "A Good Story..."
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    I first read this book on my Kindle and then Audible offered a great price for the audio version...and because I enjoyed the book...This is a good collaboration between Cardeno C. & Mary Calmes. I am a fan of both authors and this was a great read. I had a bit of trouble in the first chapter, learning about the hawk world but once I got it...I got it. I related quite a bit with Vy, though I am as large as Robert. Great one liners and a great romance!
    Greg Tremblay did a great job, but I have been a fan of his for some time...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Mountain: Pack Collection, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home. A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone.

    Donald says: "Loved it, too short..."
    "Loved it, too short..."
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    A huge C. C. fan, this story did not fail to meet my extremely high expectations assigned to this author. I so enjoyed the story of Mitch and Simon! It was a sweet little romance and I thrilled at getting to know these characters. Sean Crisden is one of my favorite narrators and as typical, he added so much in this story. My only complaint would be that the story ran to short. There was so much more that could have been covered and addressed (in my humble opinion) and it made the story seemed rushed. But perhaps that will be addressed in the (hopefully) upcoming series. Either way, loved this book and certainly recommend....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Darkness Collection: Refuge Inc., Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Leslie Lee Sanders
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Includes all three installments of the Refuge Inc. series. Before the Darkness (Book 1): After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. He meets fellow survivor Adam and together they search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant, murky clouds fast approach.

    K.S. says: "Narrator bad, story good"
    "An interesting look into what if..."
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    Listening to the complete Darkness Collection was both interesting and entertaining. The story of Elliot, Adam, and Triton encompasses the gambit of emotional twists and turns and is somewhat exhausting...which is what would occur at the time of the apocalypse (I would assume). This is a tale with coming to terms, mystery, intrigue, lunacy, and things that make you go hmm. Enjoyed the story, the narrator took a bit getting use to but once that happened, the story flowed nicely. Certainly recommend for anyone who wants a taste of what might be...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Bryant Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A specter from the past haunts the halls of Blackford High School, terrorizing anyone who preys on the weak. Rumors say that a Goth/skater boy controls the ghost, but can the rumor be true? A mysterious new boy catches the eye of Toby and his new friend, Daniel Peralta as well. The new boy seems too perfect to be true. Is he or will be become the boy of Toby's or Daniel's dreams? Cedi is living his fantasy-touring with Phantom, the most popular band in the world.

    Donald says: "Nothing is ever perfect..."
    "Nothing is ever perfect..."
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    A story about a bunch of young boys who are seeking love, happiness, and a boyfriend. The principle characters, Cedi, Toby, and Daniel begin a journey that involves lost love, new love, bullies, and of course a anti-bully ghost. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters involved in this story, those with major stories and those who supported them...one of my favs was Chase. According to some of the reviews I have read, I must be a 17-year-old girl, if I enjoyed this story. Does an almost 50-year-old man come close? I like the story and would recommend. Plus, loved the narration of Bryant Sullivan...he added such character to the characters...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Protector

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Cooper West
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Guardsmen are always matched in a bonded pair. The Protector can shift into a weredog, and the human partner is his Handler. They are incredibly rare and highly valued, but people also fear them for their mystical abilities. No Protector in living memory has outlived his Handler - until Alex Taylor. Now a widower, Alex lives a lonely half-life and faces day after day of grief with no hope for happiness in the future.

    Donald says: "An exceptional tail..."
    "An exceptional tail..."
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    Initially, the story was a bit confusing but as I continued the tale wrapped me in and took me to a place I never knew existed. My first experience with Cooper West's work and I look forward to losing myself in her other works. An exceptional read!

    First read this on my Kindle and then it came to audiobook and for the price, couldn't resist. Paul Morey is an exceptional narrator and did a fantastic job...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas Cole

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By B.G. Thomas
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Javier Torres was a sweet, plump, and very unpopular child. But over the years, he turned himself into a gorgeous gym god. The problem is he's also become an egotistical snob. But one day his arrogance pisses off the wrong little old lady, and he wakes up to find that, like the Prince in Beauty and the Beast, he's been transformed into something from his personal nightmares.

    Tams (TTC Books and more) says: "I want Cole in MY Stocking!"
    "The Beauty Within..."
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    A story about never forgetting where you come from or else a mysterious gray-haired older lady will make you remember. A play on a Christmas Carol, Javier must realize what he has become and remember who and what he use to be. During this journey, Javier learns that those whom he thought were important were not and those forgotten were indeed important parts of who he was. An enjoyable tale that I recommend...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Christmas Throwaway

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By RJ Scott
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go. Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn. Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?

    Mikey says: "Cute story"
    "A Sweet Turn of Events..."
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    This is a sweet story about a boy tossed out and down on his luck and his journey to self-discovery and his determination to change the course he is on. Zach meets Ben, Ben begins to feel that tingle within but withholds until Zach is ready for unconditional love. This is their journey to happiness and it is a sweet, horrific, loving, detestable, accepting story that everyone can gain something from. RJ Scott's style and Sean Crisden's narration was a delight...a must read/listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

    L. Antoine says: "How much do I love this series?"
    "Exceptional..."
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    First, let me start off by stating that I was very apprehensive about reading/listening to this second installment offered by Jay Bell. I absolutely adored and cherished Something Like Summer and I was so afraid that the next book might tarnish my mental images of Ben, Tim, and Jace...it took me over six months before I began the second part of this journey...but I was so wrong!!

    So I began listening to the book on the treadmill at the gym, filled with anxiety and let me just say this...Jay Bell is an evil, evil person. Deliciously evil, that is!! Not to spoil anything, but I literally stumbled and fell off the treadmill as I listened to the first part of the story...evil I tell you (saying with a smile). Suffice it to say, I loved listening to Tim's perspective of the story and it only added pleasurable images to what was already in my head. Many of the holes (that I didn't even realize existed) from the first book were filled in and then to continue the story to a fantastic conclusion was exceptional. A great story and great continuation. I will state again, that Jay Bell's writing is exceptional and the narration by Kevin R. Free was spot on. I am looking forward to the next installment, Something Like Autumn.

    I seriously recommend this book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stubborn Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ken Murphy
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    After breaking up with his cheating boyfriend, Mark Smith keeps life simple: His nursing career and a place of his own, but no dating. He's steering clear of romance and the heartbreak that goes with it. After losing both parents and having all his relationships fail, he figures happily ever after is a myth. When Dr. Trevor Hayes crosses Mark's path at the hospital, he falls hard for Mark. The attraction is clearly mutual, and Trevor is determined to parlay that attraction into a relationship. Mark is just as determined to avoid exactly that.

    Donald says: "Enjoyable little romance..."
    "Enjoyable little romance..."
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    This is a sweet little romance that allows the listener to escape to the promise of tomorrow. The story of Mark and Trevor can happen to just about anyone, which is why the sweet ending makes this a must read. I enjoyed Murphy's writing style as well as Gregory Salinas's narrative ability. I liked this book and would recommend...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Horse: Dark Horse Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Sherwood
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

    Orlando says: "Enjoyed it more than I thought I would"
    "A Pleasant Experience..."
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    Though I am a gay boy, I am pretty much a prude. At the time of this purchase, I was unaware of a M/M/M story/romance, thus when I began to realize where this book was heading...I almost stopped reading. So glad I didn't. Oh goodness, I loved this story. Dan is the best centralized character and how Evan and Jeff interact within the story is fantastic. I enjoyed Peter B. Brooke's narration and how he brought the characters to life and I instantly became a fan of Kate Sherwood's writing. I loved this story so much, I had to see what happens next. Went to Amazon and purchased the rest of this series on my Kindle and ate it up until I was bursting with these fantastic characters. One of the greatest compliments I can give to Sherwood's story telling is that by the end of this book, I began to wonder about the possibilities...Excellent book and I recommend the entire series!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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