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ratings
10
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
10

  • Glen & Tyler's Honeymoon Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By JB Sanders
    • Narrated By Brian Rollins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    Tyler can't inherit unless he gets married... and when Glen proposes, hijinks ensue. Follow the guys on their world-spanning adventure as they defeat mobsters, an evil step-mother, a rakish brother-in-law and pirates. No, really - pirates! Plus, there's an underground super-base. And hockey. Come for the romance, stay for the hockey.

    Jeremy R. Snyder says: "Feel Good Fun, Craveable Characters, Great Reader!"
    "Great entertainment, sweet story"
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    What did you love best about Glen & Tyler's Honeymoon Adventure?

    How their loving relationship emerges.


    What other book might you compare Glen & Tyler's Honeymoon Adventure to and why?

    I cannot think of anything, really. There are many gay romance books, and some of them with adventure, but this contains a lot of love, but nothing explicit at all. That is why it is difficult to compare it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Absolutely the "You may kiss or embrace" kiss and the aftermath


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

    A perfect relationship between two super-rich, every-day, male super heroes.


    Any additional comments?

    really loved it. The first time around I missed the actual bedroom action, but that was because I expected it. It is great just like this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Boy and His Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By R. Cooper
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn’t afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting.

    Marielle Lawliet says: "love the novel, narrator in audio could be better"
    "Sweet story, narration is sadly lacking"
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    I have this as an ebook, and I absolutely love the story. It is also much better than the first one in the series, I think. The narration is really horrible, though. I listened to the sample and realized it there, so I cannot really blame anybody for my purchase but myself. I like the story so much, though, that I thought how bad can it be? I admit, it can be really bad. The voices can hardly be distinguished, and the pronounciation and emphasis of emotions feels all wrong to me. That is aside from the fact that the book could probably be two hours shorter, if the narration would be conducted at a normal speed. I am sad, but it is what it is. I recommend actually reading the book, as it is a much more enjoyable experience. I will avoid the narrator in the future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Glen & Tyler's Scottish Troubles

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By JB Sanders
    • Narrated By Brian Rollins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    In the second installment of the Glen & Tyler series, the guys find out what happens when you inherit a Scottish castle, tussle with international crime gangs and host formal balls. Yes, balls - with dancing and everything!

    Stephs says: "Amazing narration, fun story"
    "Amazing narration, fun story"
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    I agree with other reviewers. The first book was really good, and this one is better. The story is engaging, and surprising, and wonderfully entertaining. But really, the narrator Brian Rollins is incredible. I have both the kindle versions and the audible ones and at times a funny situation made me laugh out loud (on the street, where people look at you as if you have a conversation with the voices in your head) because his narration captures it so brilliantly. Really highly recommended. The stories are all about love and friendship and good against evil. I listened to both stories twice in short succession, and the second time was better because I could pay attention to nuances instead of capturing the whole story.

    Altogether, great listen. I hope there will me more from this narrator, and the third book will be produced as audiobook soon also.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helene Wecker
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2792)
    Performance
    (2570)
    Story
    (2569)

    Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

    Tango says: "Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!"
    "Sort of entertaining, but unsatisfying in the end"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was not exactly wasted time, but I wanted a real resolution and happy end.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    There was not one particular interesting thing, but it had a nice flow to it, and it was nice how all the strings were united in the end.


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

    Nothing, really, but he was an excellent narrator, and able to convey emotions and situations well.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I do not even think I will listen to it again, although I often do that for books I like. I think it was longer than absolutely necessary, and as mentioned before, to me the conclusion was unsatisfactory. Not real drama, and not a big love story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • His Roommate's Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lana McGregor
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (85)

    Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay - and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting...

    Stephs says: "Entertaining and cute in the end"
    "Entertaining and cute in the end"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was diverting and fun to listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Gunn – was your favorite?

    Adam.I thought his voice and demeanor was perfect for a young college guy. Josh sounded too rough and condescending, even though what he said was not. That made his character a bit discordant.


    Do you think His Roommate's Pleasure needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It is not necessary, but it would still be fun to follow their future.


    Any additional comments?

    Really nice listen overall, if you like that kind of thing. It is quite explicit, and I understand not everybody is open to that. I thought it was well worth the money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5505)
    Performance
    (3824)
    Story
    (3844)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Absolutely Delightful!"
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    Where does Halfway to the Grave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top with a handful of others.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bones


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Also Bones, but she was spectacular overall


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

    Oh yes, sadly, I have to work, but I had a very hard time pulling myself free from this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the story, the narrator is spectacular and I wish the stories were longer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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