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Fara

madison, WI, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Life after Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Harper Fox
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Ever since his longtime lover decided he'd seen the "heterosexual light", Matt's life has been in a nosedive. Six months of too many missed shifts at the hospital, too much booze, too many men. Matt knows he's on the verge of losing everything, but he's finding it hard to care. Then Matt meets Aaron. He's gorgeous, intelligent, and apparently not interested in being picked up. But newfound happiness is threatened when Matt begins to suspect Aaron is hiding something - or someone....

    Randal says: "Another wonderful story"
    "Dear god make it stop!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the narrator didn't try and force an accent. It was pretty painful to listen to, and I LOVE Sean crisden! But this was just not for him.


    Has Life after Joe turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, you can't base and entire genre off of one experience with one book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Crisden’s performances?

    For sure! I love him in most of his other performances. Even if he mumbles a bit and does some weird muppet voices, I think it adds to the experience.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shaking the Sugar Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nick Wilgus
    • Narrated By Wayne Messmer
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Wise-cracking Wiley Cantrell is loud and roaringly outrageous - and he needs to be to keep his deeply religious neighbors and family in the Deep South at bay. A failed writer on food stamps, Wiley works a minimum-wage job and barely manages to keep himself and his deaf son, Noah, more than a stone's throw away from Dumpster-diving.

    Fara says: "The angst!"
    "The angst!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! This story was so heart wrenching, Noah is by far my favorite character. He is always smiling, always willing to love...its beautiful. Wiley is adorable, his nervous sarcasm, his off hand jokes, the fact that he is who he is and does his best for his son, it really tugs the heart strings.


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

    emotion, his voice...he has just the right amount of sass for Wiley. Noah has a perfect amount of curiosity and even though he mostly signs his stuff, you get the feeling behind the words.


    If you could take any character from Shaking the Sugar Tree out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    NOAH! hes adorable, I just want to snuggle him up and watch Iron man with him over and over.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Armed & Dangerous: Cut & Run Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path - until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

    Riva says: "Addicted to Ty and Zane"
    "God this series!"
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    Where does Armed & Dangerous rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    pretty high up there. This whole series is one of my all time favorites. I have listened to them over and over again they are that good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ty, for sure. And Zane because Ty wouldn't be Ty with out Zane. although Cameron was pretty adorable too. And Julian.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Zane accidentally tells Ty he loves him in front of Julian and Cameron. Julians reaction was...priceless. And the sex after was amazing ;)


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series because not only is it engaging and hot, but you really fall in love with the characters. You cant help but root for Ty and Zane to get their happy ending. Will they, I dunno, but I sure as hell hope so!

    I am eagerly awaiting they next book! The wait for this one just about killed me, what with the last cliffhanger.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cut and Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
    • Narrated By Sawyer Allerde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (420)

    An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

    Zion says: "Stunned and surprised."
    "WOW"
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    If you could sum up Cut and Run in three words, what would they be?

    Adictive, Amazing and Thrilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    ALL OF IT! Everything about this story and the remaining series is so amazing its insane. The angst and the suspense and silly banter...It all tied in really well. Some parts were a bit predictable but that's okay. I will be listening to this series over and over!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh, man, I don't even know...there are so many.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The way that Ty and Zane developed their trust for one another and the way that they danced around the feelings.


    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator for this book and the next one, Sawyer Allerde, was kind of "meh" at first but he grows on you. His rendition of Ty was pretty good. It was kind of sad to have a new narrator for the other two books. Ty didn't sound like Ty and Zane didn't sound like Zane, voice wise. It took some getting used to but after a few chapters you sort of just go with it. Not to say that Sean Crisden is a horrible narrator, its just...when you start a series hearing characters one way and then the change half way through its a bit of a shock, LOL! but all in all 8 out of 10 for the whole series, well done!

    2 of 2 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
    (236)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    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!"
    "Heart Warming"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! I already have. This was one of the sweetest most heart warming stories that I have heard in a long time. It was totally worth the purchase and I will be listening to it again and again!


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

    There are so many...but I think my favorite part, with out giving too much away, was Bear and the kid sitting in the tub to be safe from the "Earthquakes"


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

    No I haven't, but this was pretty good. He has a good voice and he really seemed to portray everything the way it should be. The only negative thing I have to say is that sometimes his voice got so low that the word he was saying seemed to be whispered and was kind of hard to hear.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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