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Matthew

CAMILLUS, NY, United States | Listener Since 2008

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  • Love the Sinner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Avril Ashton
    • Narrated By Renard Pasquale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he's interrogating, isn't like any other. Gabe can't deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD's Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo's ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night? Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "YES!!!! One of my favorite m/m series!!!"
    "I wanted to like it, but couldn't finish it."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure, but certainly wasn't for me


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing else in this series


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was ok, it was the storyline I did not like.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The idea that a cop and gangster might have a relationship could have been a good plot line, unfortunately it didn't pan out in my opinion. The interaction and dialogue between the two main characters was unrealistic and hard to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually like gay fiction written by woman, it's an odd combination that can really work at times. I felt like this book was written from a woman's perspective and the cops gender was changed to make the book fit into this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2462)
    Performance
    (2106)
    Story
    (2099)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Great as Always"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wanted Man to be better than the print version?

    No


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher...of course!


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Reacher...of course!


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

    No over a weeks time


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and Dick Hill is the perfect reader for this series. I

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Andrew Schwartz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (114)

    Nineteen-year-old Dylan Shaw is possibly the most beautiful thing Malic Sunden has ever seen. After Malic rescues Dylan from an attack, Dylan makes it very clear that he is more than interested, but Malic won’t even consider sleeping with Dylan because of his age. Malic is sure he’s not good enough for Dylan, who has his whole life ahead of him, and can’t conceive of burdening Dylan with his secrets. But the darkness in Malic’s life won’t be denied, and soon Dylan is drawn into the dangerous paranormal world that is Malic’s reality.

    N. Houghton says: "Dreamspinner Readers are So Inconsistent!"
    "Ok story, didn't like the narrator"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator, his reading is passionless. He speaks very quickly without much pause when reading dialog, so at times it was difficult to follow who was speaking.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Calmes? Why or why not?

    Yes. The story was interesting enough. I liked the main character


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better narrator


    Was Tooth and Nail worth the listening time?

    It is what I expected when I bought it, a gay harlequin novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Patriots

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2071)
    Performance
    (1850)
    Story
    (1857)

    It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

    Ryan David Bedford says: "Best worst book ever!"
    "Super heros and zombie... get out of here!"
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    Where does Ex-Patriots rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this series! It has a nice mesh of super hero bravodo and zombie slaying. I like that the villian from the last book was brought back, stronger and more demented.


    What other book might you compare Ex-Patriots to and why?

    It's hard for me to get anymore interested in zombie novels, sort of a big fan. The super hero was a nice twist.


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

    Nothing, I think it is read well. Not too dramatic and lets you focus on the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Pete Cline has made a fan of me with both of his books and I am looking forward to the next installment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gulliver Takes Manhattan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Justin Luke Zirilli
    • Narrated By Cole Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    When Gulliver Leverenz abandons LA to make a fresh start in New York, he leaves behind his family, his friends - and one bastard ex-boyfriend. It’s certainly an impulse move: Gully has no job, no money, and no direction. What he does have is a former fraternity brother with a posh apartment, a crew of incredibly hot friends, and a reputation as a rising star in the gay nightlife scene. As luck would have it, Gully soon snags a job with a talent agent and even finds himself a new boyfriend. There’s just one catch...

    Matthew says: "Dirty delight!"
    "Dirty delight!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Gulliver Takes Manhattan in three words, what would they be?

    Dirty, dirty dirty!


    Would you recommend Gulliver Takes Manhattan to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. The book is really explicit at time, but is very tongue and cheek in a way that keeps you listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene rigt before he gets his internet "job"


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

    Welll...several. Listen and you will know what I mean.


    Any additional comments?

    The fraternity brother "Bro" thing was not believable, but the characters became a littl more real by the end of the book. This was a good listen, funny and unexpectedly erotic. DO NOT listen to this at work! Looking forward to the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (527)

    A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he can be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang… but a bite.

    Mike Naka says: "pretty good zombie story"
    "If Stephen King wrote about zombies...."
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    Would you try another book from Jonathan Maberry and/or William Dufris?

    I would, this was and interesting twist on the typical zombie story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Maberry? Why or why not?

    Yes. The book had a hoaky feeling I liked.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was overly dramatic, especially with the Dr. It was really annoying.


    Did Dead of Night inspire you to do anything?

    Keep listening!


    Any additional comments?

    The characters and setting reminded me of early Stephen King which was nice. How the virus was started was a standard theme, but what it took to get it was interesting. The book slowed down at the end and became sluggish, but overall I think it was a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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