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  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Not recommended

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

I was entertained for about 10 mins but when the story finally kicked in there wasn't any to go around. The comedic banter wasn't really that sharp and it feels like some teenage kid just wrote the whole thing. There weren't any depth, and there's basically 2 characters on the book - the sassy individuals and the more serious ones (with some a combination of both). Between the drama and the awful humor, I really don't recommend this book.

The narrator though was excellent and he's the only reason why I gave this book a chance - he is performance was just "awweeesome!" /s

4 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion and the Crow

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Scott Richard Ehredt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Richard Ehredt is PERFECT

  • By Belen on 11-14-15

Epic medieval m/m story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

I love this story so much just because the protagonist doesn't fall towards the conventional plots. He is quick and cunning but is also likeable. The progression of the love story is intoxicating and the narration is very real. If there's only one criticism I have, it's that I wish the story would have gone longer, or maybe a part 2... but alas, that won't happen.... Nevertheless, this is one of the best m/m fantasy stories out there IMHO.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brute

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute's life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars!

  • By Belen on 10-10-15

Feel Good Book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

The book has a naivety feel about it. The story itself is quite simple, the characters are simple, there isn't much complexity in there. The actions and thinking of these characters are pretty much one dimensional so you know what you're going to get because they remain like that for the whole book.

But what I did like about Brute is that even though everything is calculated and measured, you get to have moments that tugs on your heart strings. And that's impossible to ignore. The author knows how to pull it out in the right time but one can take self-flagellation only as much. But like I said, there are moments though that makes you smile and appreciate the main characters for who they are.

Btw the narrator was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy with the Painful Tattoo

  • Holmes & Moriarity, Book 3
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

It's moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit's better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn't. Within the mounds of Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body. There goes the neighborhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Riva on 01-14-15

I don't know why it works, but it works

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

Kit is frustrating as hell. JX is charming and adorable as usual. The pair's chemistry seems to only work when there's a dead body involved. But in spite of everything, Josh pulled it again. It's funny and witty. There's an honesty about Josh's work on gay relationships that just pulls you right in, no matter how absurd. I just don't like Kit, he reminds me too much of myself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hell & High Water

  • THIRDS, Book 1
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences - and the media frenzy - aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good humor to Military/shifter book

  • By Ezinwanyi on 10-08-14

Awesome Sauce!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

I love the world, the romance and the character personalities. One of the few m/m books that is definitely worth buying. I also like the diversity in Mark Westfield's voice characters. I'm officially a fan of this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Rough Magic

  • A Shot in the Dark
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Jordan Murphy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Wealthy playboy Brett Sheridan thinks he knows the score when he hires tough guy private eye Neil Patrick Rafferty to find a priceless stolen folio of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Brett's convinced his partner-in-crime sister is behind the theft - a theft that's liable to bring more scandal to their eccentric family, and cost Brett his marriage to society heiress Juliet Lennox. What Brett doesn't count on is the instant and powerful attraction that flares between him and Rafferty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing work from a favourite author

  • By Ben on 04-09-15

Excellent writing!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

I love everything about this but the end. For some reason, Josh Lanyon always cuts the story abruptly. I love his storytelling and will continue to support this guy cause he is just an amazing gay writer. But come on man, please make the ending last for at least a chapter or two.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Try

  • Temptation Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like m/m erotica, it's a great book - but not the best audiobook.

  • By Katherine Pantinas on 10-09-16

Sex puns and more sex puns

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

It's basically all about sex puns (quite a few awful ones) and innuendos with hot and steamy gay sex scenes. It's a story that gets you off and plays with your fantasies which is great if you badly need one on a lonely Friday night. But if you're finding for something with more depth and background, better look elsewhere. For me, I find myself questioning the main characters' believability - not because of the idea of turning a straight man gay or bi. But because of the way they think, talk and act - it comes off as unnatural, manufactured and incredulous. I can't even make sense of the other people in this story. The entire thing seems to be stuck on the premise of 'getting the straight guy' and never really developing anything else beyond that.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Men of the Manor

  • Erotic Encounters Between Upstairs Lords & Downstairs Lads
  • By: Rob Rosen
  • Narrated by: Roger Frisk
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future - no matter whose bed they end up in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic!

  • By reprobate on 12-27-14

Absolutely fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-14

The problem with most gay erotica on Audible is that most plots are either boring, preachy or downright weird. This collection however is a cut above the rest. The stories are very interesting and extremely hot without going over the top. It also has light and funny moments which I appreciate. The narration is just perfect for this audio and I wish Mr. Frisk would record more hot audios in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Head

  • By: Damon Suede
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damon Suede is a hit!

  • By Miss ReadsALot on 10-25-12

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

This was one of the most erotic, enjoyable and painfully cute stories I have read/listened. There is such a raw authenticity to the plot that most of the gay stories out there can't grasp. Although I was miffed over a couple plot holes, you really can't deny the power of this sweet story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wake Me Up Inside

  • A Book in the Mates Series
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can't be gay, right? Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn't easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget about eating or sleeping

  • By Liana on 10-05-13

Not really

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

I wanted to like the book because of the premise of the story but this really turned me off. I thought both of the main characters are both alpha males yet they don't exude masculinity at all. Their conversations are like two teenage girls, in fact most of the characters in the story talk the same way. It was the usual fangirl story - the main characters are perfect, the sex overrated, the villain arch is just lousy and the dialogue is so monotonous. I like the narrator though, his voice is quite soothing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful