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realdog

realdog

North Carolina | Member Since 2012

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  • Naked Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jennifer Fulton
    • Narrated By Kate DeLane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    Can two women who trust no one risk all and trust each other? Raised by a single mother on the wrong side of the tracks, Unity Vaughan has fought for everything she's ever achieved. Now, having made a breakthrough discovery at her biotech company, she finds her business a target for industrial espionage and a hostile takeover. She needs an expert to watch her back and spy on her enemies - which is how she finds herself in a bizarre nightclub trying to hire a woman with a flogger in one hand, a camera in the other, and a pair of corseted twins fondling her body.

    Tylis says: "Audio made this story better"
    "Whew! Very hot."
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    Great narrator, great story, really great writer. This one is the most erotic I've read from this author and it translates well into an audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By L.L. Raand
    • Narrated By Maxine Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Niki Kroff has one mission in life--to lead Sylvan Mir's elite guard and protect the wolf Alpha's life. When Lara, another of the centuri, becomes a Vampire in the course of saving Sylvan's life, Niki is assigned to protect her during her transition. Removed from Sylvan's guard, Niki struggles to find her place in the Pack and control her desire for a forbidden Were whose call grows stronger every day

    realdog says: "Outstanding"
    "Outstanding"
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    This paranormal series is full of romance, intrigue and a tightly woven plot that just keeps going with the constant introduction of new characters. I can't say enough about the narrator. She's one of the best, and I listen to a lot of audio books. She's got the vampires down perfectly...I love her Francesca and her Michele voices.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Honor: A First Responders Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Betsy Zajko
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Navy Captain Wes Masters, newly posted to head the White House Medical Unit, is a physician with only one patient, but her job is twenty-four/seven. Her charge is simple - protect and preserve the well-being of the most powerful man in the world - the President of the United States. Her job gets even harder when she has to prove she is up to the task to Secret Service Agent, Evyn Daniels, a member of the elite Presidential Protection Detail, and a woman who challenges Wes on more than just the professional front...

    Prax says: "Loved it"
    "Great story, great narrator"
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    Would you listen to Oath of Honor again? Why?

    I'd read or listen to any book by Radclyffe.


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

    Don't know if I've listened to this narrator before, because their names don't usually stick with me. This one will, though, because she's great. A bad narrator can ruin a great book. Betsy Zajko is the best I've heard. The sound editor, however, could have done a better job in a place or two where it was easy to hear the splice in the edit. Or, maybe it was just obvious because the narrator was nearly flawless.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a "must listen" that should be on everybody's list who likes lesbian fiction.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Retirement Plan: A Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Miller
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits? Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice. When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life.

    'Nathan says: "Rooting for the "bad guys" has never been so good!"
    "Don't miss this one"
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    Where does Retirement Plan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put this in the top 10 of audio books, and I've listened to a lot of them. I like the book when I read it, but it really comes to life as an audio book. The narrator is spot on. Beautifully read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to pick between the three main characters -- Morgan the detective or the two elderly couple, Sophie and Lois. Morgan's dealing with her mother's Alzheimer's disease is heart-breaking. Sophie and Lois as contract killers sounds outrageous, but their matter-of-fact approach to it makes it seem perfectly sensible ... like opening a vegetable stand to make extra money.


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

    The most moving moment was when Morgan's new partner - the one she thought was going to be a sexist jerk - stood guard so she could come to terms with her mother's death in private.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book that is meant to be read aloud, and this narrator does an excellent job at it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Turn Back Time

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicole Vilencia
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Wynter Thompson, divorced with a young child, struggles to balance the demands of her surgical residency with the responsibilities of motherhood - and between the two, discovers there is little time left for anything else. She manages to convince herself that she has everything she needs, because another chance at love is definitely not in her game plan. Pearce Rifkin is a woman with a plan, and it doesn’t include a serious relationship. Chief Surgical Resident is just a stepping stone to her lifelong goal.

    Lisa C. says: "Ok book"
    "One of my favorite romances"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Despite the short-comings of the narrator, this is one of Radclyffe's best medical romances. I've read it more than once and listened to it more than once.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Turn Back Time?

    The entire story is really great.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator, unfortunately, completely missed the personality of one main character and on occasion ignored written direction, such as a whisper or a tone of voice. Unfortunate for such a great story.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolute only thing wrong with this audio book is the fault of the narrator. Even though the author describes one of the surgeons as having a husky voice, the narrator gives her a wimpy little girl voice that never should be used for a grown woman, much less an aggressive lesbian surgeon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Society's Child: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janis Ian
    • Narrated By Janis Ian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (439)

    Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

    Pamela J says: "I know why this won the grammy"
    "The best autobiography I've ever encountered"
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    Where does Society's Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book, and the incredible delivery, is so full of insights. I've never been so profoundly affected by a book before.


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

    No, I wanted to drag it out and savor it. I only listen to audio books when I'm in the car or on the exercise bike.


    Any additional comments?

    This book felt so incredibly personal, read and sang by the author. Being a song writer, I think, gives here an innate sense of timing. She's an excellent writer and reader. I loved it when she said she suddenly realized that "words have color and words have feeling." Her words do.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Cathy Pegau
    • Narrated By Rachel Green
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Genevieve "Gennie" Caine has no choice but to seduce, drug, and tie Colonial Mining Authority agent Natalia Hallowell to the bed to get her attention. With the Reyes Corporation after something she has, Gennie needs Natalia to open an investigation and distract them long enough for her to get off Nevarro. Natalia doesn't trust Gennie - despite the growing attraction between them - but the corporation's suspiciously high profits and abnormal business dealings convince her that they must be hiding something.

    realdog says: "Great story"
    "Great story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep Deception to be better than the print version?

    Since I read lesbian fiction extensively and I'd never heard of this author, I was skeptical and wonderfully surprised to find a really good story here. The narrator was flat in places, but not really enough to detract from the story. I would definitely recommend this audiobook.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hostage Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By A. J. Quinn
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.

    realdog says: "Perfect story, perfectly read"
    "Perfect story, perfectly read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hostage Moon to be better than the print version?

    I had already read the book, but listening to it gave me a new appreciation for the writing and flow of this book. I absolutely loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This writer had a mature, elegant vocabulary and the reader nailed it.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Perfect. Love her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lesley Gowan
    • Narrated By Nicole Vilencia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Laura owns what might be the world’s most extensive collection of BDSM lesbian erotica, but that’s as close as she’s gotten to the world of her fantasies. Until, that is, her friend Adele introduces her to Adele’s mistress Jeanne - art collector, heiress, and experienced dominant. Nothing in Laura’s reading prepares her for the powerful reaction she has to Jeanne or how completely she is captivated by this sensual new world. With Jeanne’s first command, Laura’s life changes forever.

    Susie says: "Who Will Come Out on Bottom?"
    "Excellent story, great narration"
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    If you could sum up The Collectors in three words, what would they be?

    This story is a personal journey for both the main character and the dom she meets. It has great depth and a very surprising sweet ending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeanne, the dom, is my favorite character. While Jeanne knows the main character, her submissive, has things to learn, she seems truly surprised that their relationship teaches her something as well.


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

    I wasn't happy with this narrator on another book where she gave a little girl voice that totally irritated me to a soft butch lesbian. But she nails the characters in "The Collector." It's beautifully read.


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

    The ending was surprisingly sweet.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't dismiss this book because it deals with BDSM. It is true there is a lot of racy sex, but there is also a lot of skillful character development and story-telling. I've had the ebook for sometime and have re-read it at least twice. Still, I bought the audible book as soon as it was available. The writing, the depth of the subject matter in "The Collector" makes Shades of Gray seem like Shades of Crap.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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