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MURFREESBORO, TN, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Hot Head

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Damon Suede
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (294)

    Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty.

    Miss ReadsALot says: "Damon Suede is a hit!"
    "By FAR my FAVORITE M/M Romance ever"
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    What did you love best about Hot Head?

    best mix of love, erotica, and true emotions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hot Head?

    Both the final actual sex between the guys and then the following scenes of them discussing and figuring out their relationships.


    Which character – as performed by Charlie David – was your favorite?

    Griff


    If you could take any character from Hot Head out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Griff, Dante, Tommy, or Walsh


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for anything new for they characters. And i have listened to the book about 20 times.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tell Me It's Real

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Michael Lesley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

    T. Henry says: "Don't read on a plane!"
    "i laughed, i cried, i made sad girl ah noises"
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    If you could sum up Tell Me It's Real in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Beautiful, relateable


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had an element of everything, sad, happy, funny, romantic, silly.


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

    His voices, and his ability to add frantic nature to lines that needed it.


    If you could take any character from Tell Me It's Real out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    vince, so sweet and means so well, and has eyes for only paul. I wouldn't even want to take him from paul, just met and enjoy his company.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Ray Ramano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him, but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Great Listen"
    "Great story, terrible performance"
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    What did you love best about Fair Game?

    Fun Story, interesting connections.


    What other book might you compare Fair Game to and why?

    Since this was my second Josh Lanyon book and you can feel the same writer it what is written and it was very enjoyable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ray Ramano?

    Charlie David is always my first choice, also the recording says it was read by Sawyer Allen. And if it was him and to Ray Ramano that needs to be changed. Because i would hate to give an AWFUL review of a the wrong person. He was flat in the whole performance showing almost no emotion or vocal range.


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

    Very entertained with the mystery


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Shadows: The Adrien English Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

    Tony Squared says: "A Good Mystery, Well Read"
    "Loved the Mystery"
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    What did you love best about Fatal Shadows?

    The mystery kept me guessing and entertained.


    Would you recommend Fatal Shadows to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, but a small warning about the connections of the main characters.


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

    I have not, but i did enjoy his performance.


    If you could rename Fatal Shadows, what would you call it?

    Memories, Suggestions, and love.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Blake Somerset
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    History professor Ned Brummel is living happily with his partner of 12 years in small-town Maine when he receives a phone call from his estranged friend - Jack - telling him that another friend - Andy - is very ill and possibly near death. As Ned boards a plane to Chicago on his way to his friend's bedside, he embarks on another journey into memory, examining the major events and small moments that have shaped his world and his relationships with these two very different, very important men.

    Timothy says: "A Great Story Of Love Loss And Gay Service Members"
    "too retrospective not enough intresting"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    less memories, more actions


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Thomas Ford again?

    probably not, this is the second book of his i have listened too. The first one wasn't that bad but i think this has killed his writing style for me for a while.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    keep from slowing down an already slow and overly lengthy story.


    What character would you cut from Full Circle?

    none of the characters need to be cut. Have the "memories" in the story could have been sizably cut though.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Gentleman and the Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Summer Devon, Bonnie Dee
    • Narrated By Jasper de Montfort
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    When Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave. A single night of meaningless sex turns into an offer of permanent employment. Jem acts as Alan's valet, but offers him so much more than polished boots and starched cravats.

    Riva says: "Delightful and Unexpected"
    "eh"
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    What did you like best about The Gentleman and the Rogue? What did you like least?

    i like the time period and genre


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

    made the feeling and characters more connectible by seeming more believable and real.


    What aspect of Jasper de Montfort’s performance would you have changed?

    feeling, emotion, sincerity


    Could you see The Gentleman and the Rogue being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no idea


    Any additional comments?

    had such high hopes and just didn't live up to them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jeff Mann
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    During the Civil War, two young soldiers on opposite sides find themselves drawn together. One is a war-weary scholarly Southerner who has seen too much bloodshed, especially the tortures inflicted upon the enemy by his vicious commanding officer. The other is a Herculean Yankee captured by the rag-tag Confederate band. When these two find themselves admiring more than each other's spirit and demeanor, when passions erupt between captor and captive, will this new romance survive the arduous trek to Purgatory Mountain?

    Ryan says: "intresting tale, wierd at times, thick accents"
    "intresting tale, wierd at times, thick accents"
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    Would you listen to Purgatory again? Why?

    probably not, the accents are too thick at times.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don't really have one


    What aspect of Mikael Naramore’s performance would you have changed?

    i appreciated what he was attempting to do but reading it in such a thick accent makes it very hard to follow what is being said.


    If you could take any character from Purgatory out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    none, they all would be far to crass for me.....lol


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Men

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Eric Arvin
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (125)

    Chip Arnold is a well-liked football coach at a small liberal arts college, but his personal life is in a bit of a rut. He goes out drinking with his colleagues, gets along well with his players, and dates all the prettiest women in town - he has the life most straight men dream of. But lately none of the women he dates seem to be igniting any passion in him. Then he meets the new school chaplain, Foster Lewis. Romantic attraction to another man is new and terrifying, and Chip just can't put his finger on why he's drawn to Foster, but it's stronger than anything he's felt for anyone in his life.

    Donald says: "Romanticism at its best..."
    "fun"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Simple Men in three words, what would they be?

    Love Through discovery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chip


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the sexual connection


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

    foster leaving chip for the sake of his friendship


    Any additional comments?

    overall a great book. hope there is more in store for the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Return

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brad Boney
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn't exactly mesh with his rock-star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity. Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.

    Riva says: "What a Treat!!"
    "Fun story"
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    Where does The Return rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 2


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    topher, he has innocence, drive, and true emotions.


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

    yes many of his performances. Hot head will always be his best performance for me. But this one is very good too.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Return and why?

    Stanton because he is always so reluctant


    Any additional comments?

    just a great idea and story, even if far fetched still makes for a fun story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wake Me Up Inside: A Book in the Mates Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (150)

    Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can't be gay, right? Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn't easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor.

    L. Hew says: "Forget about eating or sleeping"
    "Loved it"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wake Me Up Inside to be better than the print version?

    Probably but only because Charlie David is reading it and he has one sexy voice.


    What other book might you compare Wake Me Up Inside to and why?

    None really that i have read. i like that it is in the werewolf/vampire genre but shows them in a non-threatening, simple existence with the rest of the world.


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

    sex appeal, emotion, connection, joy


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

    jonah getting caught with another guy was heartbreaking, and the there final connections at zevs house and how zev stood up to his family and packs were fantastic.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall totally rereadable and something i will listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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