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devynethang

Kenton, Ohio United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 74 ratings
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  • Caught Running

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
    • Narrated By Jeff Gelder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Ten years after graduation, Jake "the jock" Campbell and Brandon "the nerd" Bartlett are teaching at their old high school and still living in separate worlds. When Brandon is thrown into a coaching job on Jake's baseball team, they find themselves learning more about each other than they'd ever expected. High school is all about image - even for the teachers. Brandon and Jake have to get past their preconceived notions to find the friendship needed to work together.

    Shelly says: "Narrator ruined a good story"
    "The Best of the Best!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Roux and Urban are two of the best authors of M/M romance today, (although I understand they're not collaborating anymore) and Caught Running is my favorite of their books. The inside information we have from the two guys, knowing that they are each hot for the other makes the tension just a little bit spicier. We're about half way through the story before they finally hook up, but its told so well that you don't realize how much suspense you are in.

    The only slight draw back is the narration. There are many mispronunciations and odd inflections but they're easy to get passed, except the word Mischievous,
    (Not mischeeveeus) its a pet peeve of mine and until I listened to the audio version I hadn't noticed how many times it is used in this book. That one thing aside, I highly recommend this book for a light bit listening enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billy's Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jamie Fessenden
    • Narrated By Gary Roelofs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Kevin Derocher was thirty-two when he walked into Tom's office, newly married, a baby on the way, and the collar of his red flannel shirt pulled up to hide the bruises around his throat from when he hanged himself in his garage. After his initial consult, therapist Tom Langois believes he'll never see Kevin again-but Kevin turns up three years later to make repairs on Tom's new house. Kevin and Tom become fast friends, and Tom begins to suspect Kevin may be interested in more than friendship.

    Tania says: "Great for putting you to sleep"
    "Good Story, Horrible narration."
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    Would you try another book from Jamie Fessenden and/or Gary Roelofs?

    I've read several books by Fessenden, including this one and picked up the audio book because it was on sale. If the same thing happens again, yes I will probably do so.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gary Roelofs’s performances?

    Hell to the no! Terrible speaking voice, (he sounded like a muppet) inproper pronunciations, and weird inflections. he damn near ruined the book for me.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Stop letting Roelofs mumble through it. Hire Sean Crisden or Guerin Berry or nearly anybody else to read from now on.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fish & Chips

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (322)

    Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they’re assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring—an out-and-proud married couple—on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean.

    L. Hew says: "Worth the wait..."
    "Love the book, the series, and LOVE the narrator!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to others. I've loved this series from book one. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban rule this genre!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't possibly decide which character is my favorite. I want to be Zane and sleep with Ty. Excellent romance and excellent mystery. There is nothing about this series I don't love.


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

    I have listened to Sean Crisden's reading before. This man's voice is so sexy! A perfect amount of masculinity without sounding forced or phony. I will be searching for more audio books narrated by Crisden.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait for the next one to be published I intend to buy the series in every format!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Kellie Fitzgerald
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (553)

    In the time before the Confessors, when the world is a dark and dangerous place, where treason and treachery are the rule of the day, comes one heroic woman, Magda Searus, who has just lost her husband and her way in life.

    Kurt says: "Hold on, we are going for a wild ride"
    "Not a bad prequal"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had a difficult time trudging through this one. Fitzgerald's voice is appealing however her ability to emote and affect accents and voices is very limited, her mispronunciations were, at times, painful. If you're looking for a good performance then this book will not meet your needs. If you are simply looking to find out what happened at the beginning of the midlands and the creation of the confessors then you probably won't mind.


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

    I might have shortened some of the explanations of how magic works and the complexities of changing the grace to meet the needs of certain spells. I don't need to know all that and I found it tedious.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kellie Fitzgerald’s performances?

    No. She is what made this audio book a chore to get through.


    Was The First Confessor worth the listening time?

    Sure. This way I don't have to invest the effort of reading yet another book of a series that has gone on for far too long already, but I still find out about the reasoning behind creating the confessors.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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