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L. Antoine

book-worm

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252
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  • Dark Horse: Dark Horse Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Sherwood
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    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"
    "lovely on many levels!"
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    Where does Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say that it ranks in the mid- to high among others. The exploration of Dan's life and his relationship with the Evan and Jeff, as well as his grappling with the loss of Justin are poignant, sad and lovely. I'll probably listen to again


    What did you like best about this story?

    The slow build-up, it is a well written novel which presents an honest effort to show the main characters, especially Dan, trying to deal with life, love and loss. Had it been done faster, it would have weakened the author's effort.


    Which character – as performed by Peter B. Brooke – was your favorite?

    Jeff (and Dan too of course)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not in the beginning and it is pretty long, but by the last third, I was very invested in the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Narrating female voices might not be the forte of PB Brooke, but do not let that dissuade you from a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tamara Allen
    • Narrated By Meral Mathews
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When these two men cross paths, despite a world of differences separating them, their attraction cannot be denied. Sutton finds himself drawn to the piano, playing for Jack. But can his music heal them both, or will sudden prosperity jeopardize their chance at love?

    Riva says: "Perfection."
    "Amazing"
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    Such a well developed plot and characters! Whistling offers a whole spectrum of emotions that will keep you hooked until the end. The romance was so sweet & so beautifully written that I felt I was reminded of 30s and 40s movies. The extra characters were engaging and the narration perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3182)
    Performance
    (2420)
    Story
    (2427)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
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    Fears of survival on every level. The story of Shackleton's voyage is a testament to human determination, optimism and chance. Wonderful narration- enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7406)
    Performance
    (6495)
    Story
    (6512)

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Annie M. says: "Time well spent"
    "Woe & wow"
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    Such wonderful poetry! This book is heartbreaking & gut-wrenching. I had more tears in my eyes frequently. Yet there is sheer beauty in its words @ stories. Not anything I'll forget any time soon. Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Masters: Mozart - His Life and Music

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (73)

    Even from the perspective of time, it is nearly impossible to grasp the full contribution made to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his brief and glorious life. He composed his first symphony at the age of 8 and reached full artistic maturity by the time he was only 20. And when he died at the age of 35, he left a legacy of more than 600 works of brilliance - symphonies, chamber music, operas, and more - most composed during an incredibly productive 20-year period.

    Amazon Customer says: "More Great Listening!"
    "Perfect!"
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    For the genius of Mozart, this lecture series was a wonderful introduction. I listened, learned, laughed, ached and cried. A wealth of information that will keep you entertained until the end - perhaps like myself, you'll start listening to everything Mozart again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dani Alexander
    • Narrated By Joseph Northton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (191)

    Austin Glass seems to have it all: a loving fiancée, a future with the FBI, and a healthy-sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled - until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "AWESOME!"
    "Loved it"
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    I have read this book and it was great. The audio version added another dimension to the banter and the story. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McFarland's Farm: Hope, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

    Mel says: "Rich boy from the city and his big,solid Farmer"
    "Not the best"
    Overall
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    While I usually enjoy this author's work this definitely felt too rushed and yet also boring : story characters and narration were less than expected.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Charioteer Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mary Renault
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After surviving the Dunkirk retreat, Laurie Odell, a young homosexual, critically examines his unorthodox lifestyle and personal relationships, as he falls in love with a young conscientious objector and becomes involved with a circle of world-weary gay men.

    L. Antoine says: "Amazing"
    "Amazing"
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    Wonderful book to have! To convey such emotional depth is something I honestly did not expect. The narrator was perfect

    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
    (195)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (187)

    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.

    Ren says: "God, I was expecting a lot better from this book"
    "Why?"
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    If you could sum up Acrobat in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining but repetitive


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

    Although I liked the plot - I have a thing for professors - and Dreo, I did not like Nate. He was annoying to say the least. It was not because of who he is but how he was written as a character. He is written the same as the MCs in Matter of Time, Timing & even Old Loyalty, New Love. The person who Lord knows how is perfect in every way and he does not know it. All the men want him - or hang on his every word and all the women fawn over him. Nate is the perfect parent, neighbour, friend, lover, ex-lover, ex-husband, professor. Heck, he even gives advise on wine at the grocery store - why?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't think of one, although the joke of having students pass their assessments of another professor to him because Nate knows best was worth the head shake!


    If you could rename Acrobat, what would you call it?

    Not Acrobat!


    Any additional comments?

    This book would have been much more enjoyable with its host of characters had Nate been toned down a bit. Sean Crisden did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plan B

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By SJD Peterson
    • Narrated By Andrew McFerrin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (86)

    Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he's immediately attracted to Danny's feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance's first man-on-man experiment-until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.

    L. Antoine says: "Not sure I like this one?"
    "Not sure I like this one?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is rare that I dislike the MC and this time, I found Danny rather annoying in what could have been a nice story


    Could you see Plan B being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No - although there is nothing wrong about a series similar to this plot


    Any additional comments?

    It might be the narration but it made the MC come out as a total selfish person sometimes. I have the book version which I started reading a while ago then stopped. I am not sure if it is worth revisiting after this. Too many other books to read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Autumn: Seasons, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor - a wild soul and fellow outsider - his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain, maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.

    L. Antoine says: "Amazing"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes & yes! Jace's story is wonderful and Kevin R Free narration of the Season's series is great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jace - always


    What about Kevin R. Free’s performance did you like?

    He gives a sound to the characters in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the tissues handy, they will be needed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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