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Libros Lover

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  • A Marine and a Gentleman: Always a Marine, Book 9 (1 Night Stand Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Heather Long
    • Narrated By Alexander F. Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Lieutenant Brenden Fitzpatrick is a dedicated Marine, loyal son, and devoted uncle, but he's lonely....Watching so many friends settle into long-term relationships highlighted the absence of someone to come home to in his life. When his unit encourages him to give the 1Night Stand service a try, he asks for the impossible - a night with the one man he almost gave up the Marines for in the first place.

    Libros Lover says: "More Please"
    "More Please"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Marine and a Gentleman to be better than the print version?

    I have the print version but have not read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the characters didn't play games. They discussed the reasons for the marine not coming out while in high school, the intent was stated, and they got down to business because they knew that there wasn't much time for them to be together.


    Which character – as performed by Alexander F. Lewis – was your favorite?

    I liked Liam. Funny, professional, out and proud.


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

    I liked that Liam wanted his own marine sculpture.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love more m/m narrated by Mr. Lewis. I'd also like a full length story about these two gentlemen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Thing He Needs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. H. Knight
    • Narrated By Michael Stellman
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Rookie cop Bobby McAlister doesn't belong in Tommy's harsh world, but Tommy can't push him out. As their unlikely friendship turns into a tentative relationship, they weather the daily storm of Tommy's life with a lot of laughs and more than a few arguments.

    Libros Lover says: "We Need More J. H. Knight"
    "We Need More J. H. Knight"
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    If you could sum up The Last Thing He Needs in three words, what would they be?

    Infuriating, moving, inspirational


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really love the way Tommy took care of his family no matter what and the way Bobby stepped in to help.


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

    Michael is a wonderful narrator and I have many books in my Audible library narrated by him. He seems to get better with each one.


    If you could take any character from The Last Thing He Needs out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Tommy. He deserves to be treated and taken care of for a change.


    Any additional comments?

    So far as I can tell, there are only two books available by J. H. Knight and I have loved both of them. I hope that there are more coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Howl at the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eli Easton
    • Narrated By Matthew Shaw
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of "quickened" - dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come

    Libros Lover says: "Howling With Laughter"
    "Howling With Laughter"
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    I love stories by Ms. Easton and this book was no exception. Her take on shifters is quite refreshing. So many hilarious moments. I am glad that Tim and Lance (Chance) figured things out and got together. I'm also happy that Marshall got his comeuppance. I certainly hope that we get more stories about this town, narrated by Matthew (hint, hint Roman's) - he's wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black John: Johnnies, Book 4

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

    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"
    Overall
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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
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    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 2 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"
    Overall
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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"
    Overall
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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
    (73)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Written in the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alix Bekins
    • Narrated By Peter B. Brooke
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    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
    (69)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    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
    (49)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    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

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