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  • Naming His Mate

  • Black Hills Wolves, Book 17
  • By: M. Limoges
  • Narrated by: Dan Shorewood
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Damien Marks has finally found a place to call home in Los Lobos, South Dakota, with the Black Hills Pack. He also stumbles across something he never thought he would - his mate. Falling hard, he decides he needs to come clean and tell the truth. But will his sexy lover accept what he is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loping narration compliments this Lycanthrope tale

  • By James on 12-13-15

Loping narration compliments this Lycanthrope tale

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

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

His low steady gait gives the story air to paint the image of the characters in my mind as I listen rather than quickly scanning to the love scenes.

Any additional comments?

Love this narrator, and can't wait to hear more from him!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Heaven

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 763

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the best books I've read

  • By Cindy on 01-25-14

Heartbreaking and Hopeful

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

What made the experience of listening to The Color of Heaven the most enjoyable?

Jennifer O'Donnell's narration with her subtle inflections and emotive exposition. The dialog was nuanced and she knew how to get out of the way of the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Color of Heaven?

The plunge into the frozen lake scene. I found myself holding my breath I was so immersed in the story and what the protagonist was going through.

What about Jennifer O'Donnell’s performance did you like?

Her characters are well voiced and she really captured the emotional tone. I found myself near tears several times.

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

More please!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History

  • By: Denver Nicks
  • Narrated by: Rob Granniss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bradley Manning perpetrated the biggest breach of military security in American history. While serving as an Army intelligence analyst, he leaked an astounding amount of classified information to WikiLeaks: classified combat videos, plus hundreds of thousands of documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and from embassies around the globe. Nearly all of WikiLeaks' headline-making releases of information have come from a single source: Bradley Manning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story of the biggest whistleblower ever.

  • By James on 07-12-13

The story of the biggest whistleblower ever.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-13

Where does Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in the top 5 for content alone. This had a lot more information than anything the press has put out on Bradley Manning and has extensive accounts from his friends and soldiers he worked with.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History?

I liked the parallels drawn between the computer expertise Manning and Assange, coming up at different times in the evolution of computers and information systems. Reading about BBS's and the origins of hacking, then countering that with more recent developments in social media and hacker culture was really enthralling.

What about Rob Granniss’s performance did you like?

He gave a really good reading to the technical sections of the book, and wasn't doing overblown impersonations of the people involved.

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

Reading about Bradley's political aspirations in the context of his current trial and realizing he'll most likely never be able to pursue them.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The 40-Year-Old Version

  • Humoirs of a Divorced Dad
  • By: Joel Schwartzberg
  • Narrated by: Joel Schwartzberg
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

In a very funny and endearing collection of personal essays, award-winning and nationally-published writer Joel Schwartzberg shares stories of his ever-evolving, self-defining dadhood. The 40-Year-Old Version is a great read or listen for any parent, particularly dads trying to sharpen their role and looking for insight through hysterical, heartbreaking, and heroic example.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rare combo of humor and honesty

  • By David Shear on 06-05-13

A collection of insightful and funny anecdotes.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

What made the experience of listening to The 40-Year-Old Version the most enjoyable?

Hearing the author reading it. He really knows how to deliver the funniest parts and is very heartfelt when talking about raising his kids.

Which scene was your favorite?

There's an essay about his unsuccessful flirting with a banker which made me think of a Ricky Gervais type of character.

Any additional comments?

This is an infinitely better Father's Day gift than a tie.

  • Sword Bearer

  • Return of the Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Teddy Jacobs
  • Narrated by: J. M. Badger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 32

Two forms of power - natural and chemical - divide the world. Dragons, who keep the chemical power in check, have long retreated from human sight; few still believe in them. Inside a castle surrounded by Tuscan hills more and more threatened by chemical forces, 16-year-old Anders lives a sheltered life. But much as his parents try, Anders can't avoid the forces that threaten....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swords, Spells and Elves....What else do you need?

  • By James on 01-05-13

Swords, Spells and Elves....What else do you need?

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

Reviewed: 01-05-13

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sword Bearer?

The magical quality to foods seems a new twist on the genre. I almost get the sense that Teddy is a nutritionist based on how much focus he has on magical power being tied to diet.

What does J. M. Badger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His pacing is perfect for battle scenes. I really feel the excitement and don't want to bother flipping pages.

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

Take the first step of the journey to the Dark Lord...

Any additional comments?

JM Badger's narration made me want to break out my D24 and play some D&D!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under His Hands

  • By: Michelle Fox
  • Narrated by: Trina Devlin
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Sara has fantasized about erotic spanking for years and Luke is the cowboy who can make all her fantasies come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful little tale of discipline!

  • By James on 12-31-12

Delightful little tale of discipline!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-12

If you could sum up Under His Hands in three words, what would they be?

Spank, spank and spunk.

What other book might you compare Under His Hands to and why?

It's erotic carnality and BDSM plot devices has a hint of Francis Ashe's Just Let Go.

Which character – as performed by Trina Devlin – was your favorite?

Luke, since I'd very much like to get Sarah under my hands....

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

That most of the scene actually consisted of teasing and spanking play and only a bit of sex at the end.

Any additional comments?

More by Trina, please!!

  • A Hunter's Breeding Trap

  • By: Arthur Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Ginger Ashton
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

In her dreams, Nicole Fields can hear the men calling to her from the forest. Just in her early 20s, she knows that it's time to fulfill her social duty by going off to breed. In her world, mating doesn't happen through happy marriages and long courtships. nstead, beautiful women like her are paired with the alphas who live in the woods, rugged hunters who exist only to capture and impregnate traveling women. Leaving her village and embarking on the chase isn't for the weak. Yet, Nicole understands that the pleasurable and life-changing rewards of completing her arduous journey are well worth it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ginger Snap Breeding Trap!!

  • By James on 12-31-12

Ginger Snap Breeding Trap!!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-12

What made the experience of listening to A Hunter's Breeding Trap the most enjoyable?

Ginger has a stern quality to her voice that lent an edge to the description of a bleak post-apocalyptic setting.

What other book might you compare A Hunter's Breeding Trap to and why?

Werewolf Sex Club by Stroker Chase, because they both feature bound ladies being ravished in the woods.

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

Yeah, it's a but longer than a quickie, but definitely a start to finish listen!

  • Patricia's Harsh Exam

  • A Doctor's Bondage and Medical BDSM Story
  • By: Arthur Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Ginger Ashton
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 17

Patricia is a nursing intern with a serious problem. She's crushing hard on her mentor, the brilliant Doctor Victor Templeton, a man who seems as mysterious as he is handsome. After getting chastised by the doctor for sloppy performance, he orders her to see him at his office, late at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ginger's ratcheting up of some nurse kink

  • By James on 11-26-12

Ginger's ratcheting up of some nurse kink

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

Reviewed: 11-26-12

Ginger does a great job of channeling a cruel doctor having some kinky games with nurse Patricia. No surprises in the story, really, but still fun!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Honor Student: Volume 1

  • By: Teresa Mummert
  • Narrated by: Clementine Cage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect voice for such an immersive story.

  • By James on 09-10-12

Perfect voice for such an immersive story.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

At first Clementine's voice seemed a peculiar choice for a young submissive, but as Emma's character develops it's clear she has things weighing on her from her aunt and other pressures that make the narration very appropriate. Her voice lifts well for Emma's dialog and gets deep and sexy for the passionate sex scenes. Clementine's cold, stern voicing of William is excellent as well. I'd definitely recommend it to friends. (Well, the ones into kinky tales)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Virgin for the Beast

  • Love the Monster - The New Breed, Book 3
  • By: Stroker Chase
  • Narrated by: Kitty Bang
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

When a monster ravages her city, their only hope is for Kayla, an innocent virgin, to give herself over to the beast. Kayla is a beautiful, inexperienced virgin, and the city's only hope. When a beast attacks her city, she is called upon by King Silas to offer up her maidenhood to the monster. She accepts, and laid out on a flower bed in the castle courtyard, waits for the beast to take her. This is the third and final chapter to the Love the Monster: New Breed series. It is a short, explicit fantasy erotica.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitty Bangs out another hot time!

  • By James on 08-22-12

Kitty Bangs out another hot time!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-12

Voyeur paranormal sex! Nothing compares to a good virgin sacrifice sacrificing her virginity. Kitty's narration transforms this from an audiobook into a smutty pulp comic for the mind.