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  • Point of No Return

  • Turning Point, Book 1
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives. He’s been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who’ve closed down drug-rings all over the city. He’s smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job. He’s also a closeted gay man. Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can’t deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Sean's Performance!

  • By Belen on 02-02-18

“I Love You Too”

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

-dreamy sigh- Still my first love of MM romance stories. Years ago when I first came across this story, it was the cover picture that captured my interest, then the story created this type of adoring magic in my heart for these 2 alpha men (Matt and Kira) with their alpha careers and I was done for. I’ve been reading MM romances ever since.

Everything about this story is perfect! You have romance, action, sexy alpha males, an interesting plot with a bit of mystery, and a fantastic support cast.

I’ve read this story so many times and though it wasn’t MacLeod Andrews, Michael Ferraiuolo, or Greg Tremblay (My dream team of narrators) that brought this story to life for me, having the chance to listen to it truly had me in a ‘dream-filled romantic shield of cloud 9 happiness.’

I still love this story and Kira and Matt so much! ❤️ I’m so grateful the original book cover is back with a small improvement. Good job who ever made that decision 👍

  • Murmuration

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it's stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars!!

  • By Bella on 03-11-17

Fantastic Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Once again, this author proves why he is one of my all time favorite mm romance writers.

I absolutely love Mike and my heart broke for Greg but the overall story shrouded in this “Twilight Zone” type of mystery not only kept my interest but the narrator, though a bit young sounding did a fabulous job bringing Amoura or whatever the name of the world was alive for me.

Another fantastic tale I did not want to end from this author!

  • The Innocents

  • A Quinn Colson Novel
  • By: Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

A high school dropout named Milly Jones was found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatters the community, and it is up to Sheriff Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, to investigate what happened and why. Before long, however, accusations start to fly, national media and federal authorities descend, and what seemed like a senseless act of violence begins to appear like something even more disturbing - with more victims waiting in the shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Gets Better

  • By Cynthea Corlett on 07-20-16

BRAVO MacLeod Andrews!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-17

The best decision anyone made for this story was hiring MacLeod Andrews as the narrator because let's face it, the man is a GENIUS when it comes to performing! And you get a d@mn good performance. One that not only brings life to these flawed and dynamic characters but to the very plot of this story about trust being broken and sacrificed for selfishness.

The overall story was interesting but MacLeod Andrews went above and beyond the call of duty with his performance that held me completely captivated with dark and sad tale.

I'm looking forward to the next story in this series and as long as MacLeod Andrews is the narrator I'm sold.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Return of the High Fae

  • Vegas Fae Stories
  • By: Tom Keller
  • Narrated by: Andrew Troth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

Ex-cop turned private investigator Robert Hoskins always enjoyed the stories his grandmother had told him as a child, stories of the Dryad that lived in the tree, the Faeries in the garden, and the magical world that was created in his imagination. He always enjoyed them; he just never thought that they were true. Robert's childhood world of magic becomes real when a chance encounter with a local casino mob boss introduces him to the world he was born into, the world that was hidden from him, the world of the Fae.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Must Be Butter 'Cause I'm On a Roll!

  • By David on 02-04-14

Was ok

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Any additional comments?

Story was ok but it was the same cliched plot and characters as other stories in this genre. Entertaining though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rattlesnake

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night, he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn't seen in years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and performance

  • By Riva on 02-27-16

A Deadman Riding Shotgun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

D@mn how I loved this low key romance.

Just a d@mn good story of a wanderer in need of a home he didn't realize he needed and man in need of his own forgiveness. How romance should be created!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of the Race

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Varro Dacien spends his life riding toward the next adventure. Brian Christie, his best friend and touchstone, the one person who's always truly seen him, plays sidekick on these madcap adventures and subsequent trips to the hospital until he can't take it anymore. While Brian can see Varro, Varro has never caught on that he's breaking his best friend's heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greg Tremblay gives good eargasm. 'Nuff said.

  • By Belen on 09-20-15

SPOILERS

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

I actually had a hard time with this story. I just could not get passed the way Brian strung along the guy he was seeing by not being completely upfront about how he (Brian) felt for his best friend Varro.

It was borderline cruel every time the poor guy asked if he should stop trying and move on since Brian was clearly showing signs of his love for Varro, but Brian would give the poor guy a tiny piece of hope that he wasn't planning on anything romantic with Varro. I'm glad the guy told Brian exactly how he was acting (like a balancing 'maybe I will, maybe I won't) towards him and Varro.

Anyway, I couldn't enjoy the blossoming relationship of Varro and Brian because he truly did toy with that guys heart and emotions. I ended up disliking Brian completely.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Way Home

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the 'gift that keeps on taking'. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Mystery and Romance

  • By Belen on 11-20-16

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Well I have to admit I was a little disappointed the mystery crime part of the story took a backseat to the erotica romance of the story. But overall, the great writing, interesting characters, and the entertaining value of the story kept me listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mad Lizard Mambo

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 2
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Licensed Stalkers make their living hunting down monsters and dangerous criminals, and their lives are usually brief, brutal, and thankless. Despite being elfin and cursed with a nearly immortal lifespan, Kai didn't expect to be any different. Then Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court, arrived in San Diego, and Kai's not-so-mundane life went from mild mayhem to full-throttle chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of fantasy!

  • By Belen on 11-08-16

When Amazng meets Fantastic..SPOILERS...SPOILERS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Any additional comments?

In the middle of action, adventure, betrayal, demented elf's trying to play God, and laying the foundation to relationships bound in loyalty, you're gifted with a slow burning romance between Ryder and Kai.

If you are looking for erotica between two men, this story isnt for you.

But if you are looking for a story between two men who learn to respect each other, who learn to care for each other, who learn to protect each other, who look past lust and sexual desire in leui of truly seeing what is real in each others heart and soul through out an adventure full of dragons, creatures made of nightmares, explosions, gun fights, and so much d@mn action you almost miss the fantastic mystery surrounding their adventure, then this is a story for you.

💖 I absolutely loved everything about this story and Im so d@mn excited to see where Ryder and Kai's relationship will end up.

My God, there were some truly beautiful moments between Kai and a couple of the characters in this story. Ryder pouring his heart out to Kai -sniff, sniff- just beautiful. But the moment that brought unshed tears to my eyes was between Kai and Sparky.

"I fell in love with that young boy lyng on my workbench as still as he could so we could undo what a monster did to him."

-shaky sigh- Greg, Greg, Greg! That man has me falling in love with these characters he passionately potrays and thats talent when its done with only a voice 💖

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bigfoot Hunters

  • Volume 1
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Charlie Romanelli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

Evolution is about to be kicked in the teeth by some very large feet. It started with a few missing hikers, a not uncommon occurrence for the remote town of Bonanza Creek. Now it's about to get a lot worse. The legendary creatures known as Sasquatch are emerging from the woods, and they're hell-bent on slaughtering everything in their path. The only ones standing in their way are a group of wayward campers, a few scared survivors, and the crew of a cable TV show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stand the narrator

  • By Richard Bigsby on 10-14-14

LOL

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Oh man, the way the author wrote the "Indian dude" had me wondering if his girl left him for a hot looking Indian.LOL I'm sorry but that character seemed like it was written by a jealous white teen boy.LOL 😂

The story was ok. Almost everyone dies, of course they do, nothing new there for this type of story. The author even added a ton of new characters for the sole purpose of being killed. 😬
The beginning was interesting but the further along you get, nothing really jumps out as unique or intriguing. Follows the same formula as most stories in this genre all the way down to the over expletive sexual detail oriented description of hot women body parts 😏
Overall, the story was just mediocre in its entertainment value for me.

The narrator did a good job but I think the story may have been a bit better had his voice reflected the action that was taking place through out the story. But honestly, I'm already looking to see what other books he's narrated. I appreciated his performance, not for all the characters but every diamond has a flaw.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six

  • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
  • Narrated by: Mark Cabus
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90

This statement was true when H. P. Lovecraft first wrote it at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains true at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The only thing that has changed is what is unknown. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, chronicles these shifting shadows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great collection of weird horror

  • By Sam on 04-06-15

Not really horror for me but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-16

...there were some surprisingly decent stories in this volume. The last story was by far my favorite and I wanted it to continue. Not bad, not bad at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful