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Libros Lover

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  • The One Who Saves Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship - until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I am becoming a Cardeno C fan..."
    "Home Series Favorite"
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    What made the experience of listening to The One Who Saves Me the most enjoyable?

    I love the interaction between Cay and Drew. The listening heightens the experience - its better than a movie!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Caleb. He stood by Andrew no matter what. It would have been very easy for him to judge and point out that Drew was mimicking his mother's destructive behavior but he never did. Outside of having issues about his own body, Caleb seemed to be a well balanced individual. Such a good friend.


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

    Mr. Morey is very comfortable with these characters. I like the way he narrates. There were some engineering glitches at times but overall, I can't see anyone else narrating Cardeno's books.


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

    Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious....


    Any additional comments?

    Good addition to my collection.

    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
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    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
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    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?

    Morgan A Skye says: "Wish for more emotion"
    "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
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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
    (77)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    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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    Performance
    Story

    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
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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
  • Shy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Inman
    • Narrated By Tommy O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Dating is hard enough. Throw in an incontinent Chihuahua, an unrequited love affair, a severe case of social anxiety disorder, a dying father, and a man-eating hog, and it becomes darned near impossible. Still, it takes two to tango - and when Tom Morgan, a mild-mannered assistant bank manager with a debilitating case of shyness, meets Frank Wells, who is straight off the farm and even shyer than he is, sparks start flying.

    Stephon says: "Great Story"
    "Don't 'Shy' Away From This One"
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    Would you listen to Shy again? Why?

    Yes. I plan to many times. It is a hilarious, but heartwarming story about two socially
    disfunctional people who find each other and fall in love under very stressful circumstances. It hit all of my emotional buttons.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story was great, Pedro is adorable, but the coup de grace was Stanley's comeuppance.


    Which character – as performed by Tommy O'Brien – was your favorite?

    Frank's dad, Joe.


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

    I can't think of a better title at this time.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator used just the right tones to express what each character was like and I hope we hear more from him. John Inman is great. Please publish all of his book in audio format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Vintage Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Paul S. Fleschner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Somewhere in the cobwebbed cellar of the decrepit antebellum mansion known as Ballineen are the legendary Lee bottles - and Austin Gillespie is there to find them. The last thing on his mind is hot and heavy romance with handsome bad boy Jeff Brady. But Jeff has other ideas and, after one intoxicating night, so does Austin. The only problem is they have different ideas.

    Heather says: "My Favorite Josh Lanyon book"
    "Sour Grapes"
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    What would have made A Vintage Affair better?

    I wish Austin would have grown a pair and stood up to everyone who discounted him and his choice a bit more forcefully. I don't believe Jeff was good enough for him and I hate that he settled. There was also an unexpected plot twist that threw the whole story off for me. It's something that I don't like in my m/m books and had I been forewarned, I would have passed on it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am already a wine enthusiast so I thought the subject would be right up my alley.


    Did Paul S. Fleschner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There really wasn't a lot of detail that added to anything I wanted to learn about.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    His southern accent was a bit overblown for Carson and almost nonexistent for Cormac. His interpretation of Austin's little brother was a bit too whiny IMO.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Josh Lanyon but, this particular piece was not what I read him for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Criss Cross: PsyCop, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Criss Cross finds the ghosts surrounding Victor getting awfully pushy. The medications that Victor usually takes to control his abilities are threatening to destroy his liver, and his new meds aren't any more effective than sugar pills. Vic is also adjusting to a new PsyCop partner, a mild-mannered guy named Roger with all the personality of white bread. At least he's willing to spring for the Starbucks.

    IslandWriter says: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book and this series!"
    "Another Psy Cop Favorite"
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    Where does Criss Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Waaaaaay up there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ms. Mattie- after Vic of course. She just brought something a little extra in my opinion.


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

    I'm hard pressed to pick just one.


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

    It made me scream at Vic to "Not drink the kool aid!" - or coffee in this case.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em comin'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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