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Libros Lover

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  • Love at First Sight: Home Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: The moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet. More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance - he and David finally meet face to face, and the two fall into a passionate love affair. David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the past few years have been hard for Jonathan, and he’s terrified that his young son and scandalous past will be too much for David....

    Libros Lover says: "Home Again"
    "Home Again"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a feel good story for times when you want lite and loving with few,if any complications.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love at First Sight?

    When Jonathan introduces Sam to David.


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

    Mr. Morey grew on me and now when I listen to Cardeno, he's who I expect to hear.


    Who was the most memorable character of Love at First Sight and why?

    Jonathan. I loved his open and honest way of dealing with life - mistakes and all.


    Any additional comments?

    Next.....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Black John: Johnnies, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    John Carey is just out of rehab and dying inside when he gets word that Tory, the guy who loved him and broke him, has removed himself from the world in the most bitter way possible - and left John to clean up his mess.

    Libros Lover says: "Another Amy Lane Winner"
    "Another Amy Lane Winner"
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    What did you love best about Black John?

    There are so many layers to this story. I didn't know if I could take all of the angst but I'm glad that I gave it a try. John's redemption is the best part.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black John?

    Tory' suicide.


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

    Gomez Pugh is perfect for this book. He's become one of my favorite narrators since he started narrating the PsyCop series. His distinctive voices and the way he expresses the emotions for each character makes listening such a pleasure. I look forward to hearing a lot more from him.






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

    It made me angry and sad for the way John and Tory's parents treated them. I really liked John's Nana. Her antic cracked me up.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Gomez will be narrating more of Amy's books. I love that his talents have been paired with some of my favorite authors.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fever Pitch: Love Lessons, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Heidi Cullinan
    • Narrated By Iggy Toma
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father's wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can't stop dithering about where to go to college - with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation and where he's headed to school.

    JC says: "Glee+Pitch Perfect+Boy Melodrama"
    "Fever Pitch - Pitch Perfect"
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    If you could sum up Fever Pitch in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, Frustrating, Emotional


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved when Giles stayed in his car to make sure Aaron was okay when he had to go and 'face the music' from his parents.


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

    I listened to the first book in this series and if possible, he's even better narrating this one.


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

    The scenes with his parents infuriated me. I wanted to kick his father hard with a very pointed toed shoe and shake some backbone into his mother. The music portions of the story made me giddy.


    Any additional comments?

    I've said it before, I love Heidi's writing style and look forward to listening to many more of her books thru Audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dating Game

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jay Northcote
    • Narrated By Matthew Lloyd Davies
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When they were at uni, Owen always had a bit of a crush on Nathan. But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously. When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn't want to be just another notch on Owen's bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.

    HaloLove says: "This was a sweet story"
    "Game On"
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    This is a cute story that left me wanting more. I like Nathan's idea about going out on five dates to get to know Owen even though he already had a crush on him. They had fun but of course there are misunderstandings an hurt feelings. But it all turned out well in the end. The narrator is perfect for this. I hope he is going to narrate the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir to the Shadows: Black Jewels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By John Sharian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (269)

    Ambitions unfurl as the realm's dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh: Jaenelle, singled out by prophecy as the living embodiment of magic, is haunted by the cruel battles the Blood have fought over her - for not all of them await her as their Savior.

    Rebecca says: "Another Great Dark Jewel..."
    "A Jewel of A Series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Heir to the Shadows to be better than the print version?

    I love the whole series. John Sharian really does a wonderful job on the characterizations.
    Listening to the stories makes me want to see Kaleer and Ebon Askavi and meet the Sa Diablos.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daemon SaDi. I like the way he's portrayed as protective of all the people he cares about but also how he would not hesitate to defy the Aristos who tried to keep him subservient.


    What about John Sharian’s performance did you like?

    He has a talent for voices. Everyone was different and surprisingly they fit each character.


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

    When one of the Kindred tiger kittens forged a friendship with a little girl and then rescued her after her mother was killed when their village wad raided.


    Any additional comments?

    I was saddened when this series ended but I am so glad that I got a chance to experience it audibly. It's wonderful.

    0 of 0 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
    (67)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    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.

    Riva says: "Sweet story"
    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Written in the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alix Bekins
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets: PsyCop, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    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.

    2 of 2 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
    (48)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    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
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    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).

    1 of 1 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
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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

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