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  • Mistral's Kiss

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 5
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

"I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of fairie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation. My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in fairie - trapped here with some of the realm's most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards...and my lovers."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Doyle!

  • By Tim on 02-05-09

sex and not much else.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I enjoyed the first four but there is less and less plot. i couldn't get beyond the first 45 minutes of this book. it was just one big sex scene.

  • Bloody Bones

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 5
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave - four unsolved murders - it doesn't take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals, Anita Blake is an expert in the kinds of preternatural goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she's got an "in" with the creature that can make sense of the slayings - the sexy master vampire known as Jean-Claude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • keep on listening

  • By Patsy G. on 10-08-10

book 5 excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I have listened to this book 4 times now. each time is a treat. I love how Anita grows into herself with each book. Kimberly Alexis is the best narrator in the series.

  • Loving Jay

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he's not gay - after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James "Jay" Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay - from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute story

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-20-15

This is a great little love story

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

What did you love best about Loving Jay?

The fun descriptions of how J behaved and his personality. The way he and Liam interact and the protectiveness awakened in Liam are too fun.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Loving Jay?

The bashing of J and Liams' reaction were very touching. The you tube video bit caused tears in my eyes.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Liam comforted J in the kitchen after his grandma passed.

Who was the most memorable character of Loving Jay and why?

Jay himself was the most memorable character. He is a fun person who would be great to have around.

Any additional comments?

In the past I have returned a book read by this narrator. He was awful on that one. Here he is very good. If you too have heard his reading of Tigerland and been put off him, give this book a chance. Where that one had little differentiation between the different characters this one is easy to tell which character is talking.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Where He Ends and I Begin

  • Home Series
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life - and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue. But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, yet enjoyable...

  • By Donald on 11-12-12

great series

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

Reviewed: 03-13-14

If you could sum up Where He Ends and I Begin in three words, what would they be?

great love story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where He Ends and I Begin?

the ring exchange at the end.

Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

jake is my favorite, he is very harsh.

If you could take any character from Where He Ends and I Begin out to dinner, who would it be and why?


jonathan would be my favorite dinner partner. he is very sweet in the next book.

  • Unthinkable

  • Tate Pack Series, Book 1
  • By: Vicktor Alexander
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117

Richard Tillson was happy with his life... well... sort of. He has spent the last few years of his life making a name for himself in the dance community, has a very expensive apartment in Manhattan and he knows he's gorgeous. So why is he so miserable? Enter Vernon “Vet” Tate. The older brother of Richard's best friend Amanda Lynn. The first time the two men meet it's when Vet is saving Richard's life from an oncoming vehicle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, Sexy and Steamy!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 06-01-15

Great series, if a little short

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

Reviewed: 03-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Unthinkable to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the character development and the flow of the story.

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

Sean Crisden is one of my favorite vocalists. His characters are easily discernable and his inflections are not too over the top.

  • Unassumed (Tate Pack)

  • By: Vicktor Alexander
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Howell Lourge Marshall wasn't afraid of anything. He wasn't afraid of having a mate, he wasn't afraid of having kids and he especially wasn't afraid of falling in love. He just chose not to have those things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant listen

  • By Randal on 03-04-14

A very pleasant listen

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

Reviewed: 03-04-14

Would you listen to Unassumed (Tate Pack) again? Why?

I have already listened to this audiobook several times. It flows nicely and the continuity with the other Tate pack books makes it a nice follow through in the lives of these characters. I just listened to the entire series again over the past few days and truly enjoy the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Character development and the flow of the story were my personal favorites. There are several very hot sex scenes, but after the first couple of listens I tend to fast forward over those.

Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

Howl's grandmother was my favorite. The vivid description and then the peyote reference remind me of my own grandmother.

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

I always laugh and cry at emotional stories, it doesn't take much.

  • Switched

  • The Trylle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,037

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light and Fun!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-28-12

Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

What did you love best about Switched?

The flow of the story was great and the narration was very good.

What other book might you compare Switched to and why?

I would compare this favorably with the twilight series. The story has that sort of star crossed lovers feel, it just moves along faster.

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

The characters were easily differentiated and her voice was pleasant to listen to.

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

no.

  • Clear Water

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him. Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together and Whiskey wants to help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love this book and this narrator

  • By Riva on 01-23-14

Wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

What did you love best about Clear Water?

The love story was very moving. The slow blooming of Patrick's inquisitive and wonderful nature coaxed by a nurturing, patient Whiskey was emotionally fullfilling.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Everyone's Man

  • By: Edward Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Malcolm McDonald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Colin Wilcox, a male escort who only takes clients of the same sex, is assaulted while on the job. Needing medical attention he's taken the local ER where he meets a doctor who aids in his recovery. Reoccurring flashbacks during his recovery provide small images of his brutal assault and he's forced by Detective Dane Keyes to handle the emotional fallout of being victimized. Detective Keyes, a victim himself, is assigned to solve the crime. When a second boy is assaulted and then murdered, he needs Colin's help to catch the perpetrators.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok for me..

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 06-11-13

very good listen, wish it were longer

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

Would you listen to Everyone's Man again? Why?

I have already listened to it 3 times. It is a nice story that moves at a quick pace. Even though the subject matter is harsh the way the central character deals with his rape is refreshing. This is not a poor, pitiful me type of guy. There is no whining, but he is emotional. It is just a good emotional ride.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Colin is my favorite character. He is very realistic about life. Most people have a hard time accepting their reality and he does.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fall

  • A Novel
  • By: Ryan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Nestled in the Pennsylvania countryside, Florence University frames an idyllic college world, complete with cute coeds and handsome jocks - not to mention plenty of booze and sex with virtually no responsibility. For three seniors, the vagaries of life have rarely been so terrifying. Drawn together by their struggles for identity, the three students form a fateful friendship that will change the courses of their lives forever. Sexy, fast paced, and layered with intimate insight about life’s most formative years, The Fall is a compelling coming-of-age story.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another mistake

  • By Randal on 06-17-12

Another mistake

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

What would have made The Fall better?

A better classification would have prevented me from buying this audiobook. It is not a gay romance. At least in the first hour (four chapters) there is no mention of anyone being gay. I can see the setup coming, but there are several stories going on here and the gay part is not central so far. This book is 8 and a half hours long, I gave it an hour and all I heard were back stories. It might be a good listen if you like very verbose story telling, but I found it tedious.

What could Ryan Quinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I am sure it is a good book for some, but I expected more of a gay theme from a book listed in the gay and lesbian section.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful