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Libros Lover

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  • Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By L. B. Gregg
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time - an interest in the world outside his window. Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden - and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.

    Libros Lover says: "Another Entertaining Installment"
    "Another Entertaining Installment"
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    If you could sum up Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, Funny, Infuriating


    What other book might you compare Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden to and why?

    Don't know that I can think of another book that is similar off the top of my head.


    What aspect of Shannon Gunn’s performance would you have changed?

    His interpretation of Holden is a bit 'Paul Lyndeish' and sometimes annoying. I was wondering if the character was supposed to be voiced that way.


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

    Most of the moments involving Adam's insight. I love how sensitive and open he is. When he declared his love for Holden, I melted.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there are more in this series and I would love to have Shannon narrate again. No more voices like Holden's though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Love Lessons: Love Lessons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Heidi Cullinan
    • Narrated By Iggy Toma
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Walter Lucas doesn't believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible - except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view. As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he'll have to finally show up for class - and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last.

    Libros Lover says: "Love Lessons - A+"
    "Love Lessons - A+"
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    If you could sum up Love Lessons in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, touching, comfortable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Lessons?

    I love how Kelly's family rallied around Walter when his own family let him down.


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

    He has a soothing voice that's very easy to listen to.


    If you could rename Love Lessons, what would you call it?

    Family Matters


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone, if you're paying attention to these reviews, please make Heidi's entire catalog available through Audible. Her books are wonderful and in my opinion, way overdue for a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alix Bekins
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Bailey McMillan's life is a mess. The general public blames him for his former employer's nuclear pollution, resulting in professional disgrace. Humiliated, he takes a job as an editor at a science magazine run by his best friend, John. That part isn't so bad; Bailey is fond of John, who seems to find Bailey's abrasive nature amusing. Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles, and then being sued over one.

    Libros Lover says: "Starstruck"
    "Starstruck"
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    Where does Written in the Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks way up there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bailey is my fav. He's intelligent with a dry wit who doesn't suffer fools gladly. I could be friends with him.


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

    Bailey again.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book surprised me. I came for the narrator but stayed for the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets: PsyCop, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Victor Bayne's job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It's never been fun, per se. But it's not usually this annoying. Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can't figure out where anything's packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party.

    Libros Lover says: "It's No Secret..... I Love This Series"
    "It's No Secret..... I Love This Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Secrets the most enjoyable?

    As per usual, Gomez Pugh brings his 'A' game to this audio. I love the characterization of each voice. I can't imagine anyone other than him narrating this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets?

    I like the fact that Victor would protect Lisa from everyone, including Jacob and herself.


    Which character – as performed by Gomez Pugh – was your favorite?

    I love his version of Ms. Mattie. She's awesome.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Secrets and lies, much to despise....


    Any additional comments?

    Every book gets better and I anticipate the next one even before I finish the current one. They can't be released quickly enough for me. Great job Jordan and Gomez. Next please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Better Than Friends: Better Than Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lane Hayes
    • Narrated By Tyler Stevens
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A Better Than story. When Curt Townsend, a successful young DC lawyer, attends his first gay wedding, he doesn't expect anything more than a great evening out spent celebrating two lucky guys willing to commit to each other. He certainly doesn't anticipate meeting someone like Jack Farinelli.

    Libros Lover says: "Better Every Time"
    "Better Every Time"
    Overall

    I love this series. I like the way the characters from previous stories make appearances and Tyler Stevens is a good fit. Hope to hear more from both Ms. Hayes and Mr. Stevens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Newton's Laws of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M.J. O'Shea
    • Narrated By George Somerset
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Rory was Ben's oldest and best friend until senior year of high school, when they confessed they'd harbored feelings for each other all along. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness until Ben chose closeted popularity over true love.... and he's regretted it ever since.

    Mel says: "payback the one you love."
    "I Love This Law"
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    What made the experience of listening to Newton's Laws of Attraction the most enjoyable?

    George Somerset is a wonderful narrator who is great with distinctive voices and he emotes very well.


    What other book might you compare Newton's Laws of Attraction to and why?

    Offhand, I can't think of one.


    Which character – as performed by George Somerset – was your favorite?

    Fen. He was quite funny but also very sensitive and such a good friend. I'd love a story about him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    E= LUV


    Any additional comments?

    Whoever is reading these reviews, more Somerset please. M. J. (Hint, hint).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Trouble With Tony: Sex in Seattle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Eli Easton
    • Narrated By Tommy O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?

    Brittany K says: "Wonderful as always"
    "My Kinda Trouble"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Trouble With Tony to be better than the print version?

    Tommy O'Brien brings something extra to the audio version. I really like his narrative style.


    What other book might you compare The Trouble With Tony to and why?

    Just the other books in this series. Familiar characters and all.


    Have you listened to any of Tommy O'Brien’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Shy, by John Inman. I love that book and it's the reason why I bought the audio version of this one. Sometimes no matter how enjoyable the printed version is, a bad narrator can put you off. I've passed on many audiobooks because of terrible narration.


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

    It made me laugh, but some parts of the story made me angry and sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I pray that the rest of the series will be available through Audible and that they keep this narrator. Theyd be crazy to mess up a good thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Unlocked Heart: Collars & Cuffs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By K. C. Wells
    • Narrated By Nick J. Russo
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn't been living--merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester's gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can't keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo's gaze, but that's like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge.

    brenda says: "excellent"
    "My Hearts' Not In It"
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    If you could sum up An Unlocked Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderfully written story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how Leo stood up for Alex in front of his family. Great show of solidarity.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I'm going to say that I really like Nick Russo's narrative style in most books, but I feel as if he was phoning this one in. First off, the story took place in England if I'm not mistaken, so it kind of threw me that there was no British narrator. This being said, I could have overlooked that if he had sounded like the content was interesting or read with a bit more feeling. Unfortunately, his performance weighs down the great story that made me want to listen to it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    An Unlocked Heart - Throw Away the Key


    Any additional comments?

    I'd love to listen to more of Ms. Well's books, with the proper narrator. If you want to hear Nick at his best, listen to Chasing the Sun. He does an amazing job with that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Body & Soul: PsyCop, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Thanksgiving can't end too soon for Victor Bayne, who's finding Jacob's family hard to swallow. Luckily, he's called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person. Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that's not infested - with either cockroaches or ghosts. As if the house-hunting isn't stressful enough, Vic's new partner Bob Zigler doesn't seem to think he can do anything right.

    Elfinsong says: "A favourite book brought to life. Superb!"
    "Body and Soul"
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    I love the Psy Cop series and impatiently await the release of the next one on Audible. Gomez Pugh IS Victor Bayne and Jordan was brilliant to pair them like fine wine and cheese. Oh, wait; like Body and Soul 📕📗🌈

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mending Noel: North Pole City Tales, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated By Dave Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in North Pole City. Office workers Tim and Noel do nothing all day but antagonize each other - petty fighting that might be based on hatred… or a heated mutual attraction. It's up to Jack Frost and his elf-friend Rudy to broach the hostilities and introduce some Christmas kisses, but is the Frost Prince up to the challenge of launching a new romance when someone's trying to break his holiday spirit?

    HaloLove says: "Happy Holidays!"
    "Noel's Heart Was Nicely Sewn Up"
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    I wish that I'd purchased this before Xmas. Such a heartwarming and charming story. Tim is such a sweetie with a big heart. Glad that Noel came around and ended up being someone worth loving. David Gillies is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators. His voices for Rudy and Jack are quite sexy. I hope we hear more from him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tigerland

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated By Dave Gillies
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    After an eventful and sometimes uncomfortably public courtship, Simon Murray and Declan Tyler settled into a comfortable life together. Now retired from the AFL, Declan works as a football commentator; Simon develops programs with queer content for a community television station. Despite their public professional lives, Simon and Declan manage to keep their private life out of the spotlight.

    HaloLove says: "Such a great Story!"
    "Grrrrrrrrreat"
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    I was hesitant to purchase this installment of the series until I listened to the sample. I liked the first book, but the narrator wasn't right for it. Mr. Gillies is perfect. I'm not sure if he's an Aussie, but he did a wonderful job with the accent. The only issue I had (and it's a personal thing) is that Greg never got comeuppance - at least on the page. Perhaps there will be a third book in the series?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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