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  • Shirewode

  • The Wode, Book 2
  • By: J Tullos Hennig
  • Narrated by: Ross Pendleton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Years ago, a pagan commoner named Rob of Loxley befriended Gamelyn Boundys, a nobleman's son, against seemingly insurmountable odds-and with horrific consequences. His home razed by order of the Church, Rob was left for dead, believing his sister, Marion, and his lover, Gamelyn, had perished. But Gamelyn yet lives. Guilt-ridden by his unwitting betrayal of Loxley, one of the last bastions of the Old Religion, Gamelyn rides off to seek absolution in the Holy Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic

  • By ~Stephanie GooglyEyes on 01-20-18

epic

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I love this series so freaking much. It is smartly written, I would almost think this was the original tale written so long ago. I really hope the rest comes out on audio. These stories and this narrator are life

  • 'Tis the Season

  • By: Alex Jane
  • Narrated by: Michael Fell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Aaron has spent the past 10 months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone - wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance. Or so he thinks. Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn't as easy as everyone keeps telling him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly emotional, well narrated story!

  • By Carra at Making it Happen blog on 11-15-17

healing for the holidays

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

What did you love best about 'Tis the Season?

What I liked most about this book was, although they were a 1 night stand with the potential to be insta-love (especially because of the length), it didn't go that way. In fact, the MC's both have deep rooted issues that they need to come to terms with. They actually had to fight a little for each other.







4.25*

What was one of the most memorable moments of 'Tis the Season?

I found their fake names, and the fact they still used them at the end, pretty endearing. It turned into this cute little joke between them, and maybe a few family members.

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

Michael Fell did an EXCELLENT narration job, he truly brought these characters to life giving them, well, their own character. In fact, he took a book that I already liked and gave it another dimension.

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

There's quite a bit of angst in this read, but the part that hit me hardest was the end. The graveyard visit and the fact that Dylan/George was so accepting and understanding was what really did me in.

Any additional comments?

This was a nice, short but well written, holiday story. One that makes you feel hopeful and happy for the holidays.

  • To Touch You

  • Mates Collection, Book 4
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone, and a young wolf-shifter comes to his rescue. Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i love this series

  • By Keith b miller on 11-20-17

I'd give up forever

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Charlie David does a fantastic job narrating.
He's got a nice deep voice but yet he can change the tone and depth to give each character their own "personalities".

The story itself is actually kind of sad.
Yoram finds his True Mate at a very young age, 7 to be exact. Only problem is, his mate was 30 at the time. Even then Yoram knew and tried to protect his mate, even from his own family.

Fast forward 7 more years and Yori goes to visit Sal oy to be shot down, again.
Sill, Yori doesn't give up "taking care of his mate" .

Sal may not know about true mates an bonds, as he has been turned into a vampire but Yori's uncle, Miguel. So he isn't quite sure why human blood just isn't enough for him. Even after getting blood bags donated by an anonymous gifter, he still resists. He knows who it's from, but all he can remember is that child that showed up in his office, and he cannot reconcile between the two.

So when his donations stop coming for a few months, he gets a little nervous and finally decides to bite the bullet and make a trip to the Pack lands.

I think this is why I liked this story so much...
it wasn't really instantaneous love/lust...it was spread over two decades. I like how Yori pits it though, with all the turmoil of the old pack Alpha, Sal would have never been accepted and Yori would have been thrown from pack, therefore never becoming alpha.

CC never let's us down though, we ALWAYS get our HEA. This one was a great one too. I loved that Sal was helping to update the pack in technology and education, to keep them moving forward and being a self sufficient pack.

  • A Destiny of Dragons

  • Tales from Verania, Book 2
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 548

Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. Until they're not.... Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book with awesome narration

  • By J. John on 12-03-17

phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I expected nothing less from this wonderful duo.
The second book was a great follow up to the first and I cannot wait to delve into book 3. Bet your sweet bippy I'll be reading it before listening to it.

For those that don't follow Michael, do know that due to his upgrade in audio/sound, Kevin does sound a bit different. It took a minute to get used to, but it really took nothing away from the story.
Jesus just as pervy as ever.

  • Ink and Shadows

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Kismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows. For the young tattoo artist, the shadows hold more than darkness. He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and crawling things only he can see - monsters who hunt out the weak to eat their minds and souls, leaving behind only empty husks and despair. And if there's one thing Kismet fears more than being hunted - it's the madness left in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, creepy, but oh-so-engaging!

  • By Belen on 01-30-16

detailed and ...

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

this story is very detailed and imaginative. I don't think it's for everyone. There is a lot of gore, pain, drug use and addiction. It's really not a romance, but it does seem like an opening into many relationships, romantic or otherwise.

Heavy on PNR and almost otherworldly. It's based in America mostly, but with an immortal and fae veil that intertwines with the mortal world. I love what Rhys did with the Four Horseman and Hope, Peace, Faith and Charity.
I'm really curious to see where that will go and how the 8 will play against (or with) each other.

  • The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters

  • Granby Knitting, Book 1
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Philip Alces
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Rance Crawford is an alpaca rancher, fiber mill owner, and self-proclaimed grumpy bastard. When sweet, charming tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon moves onto Crawford's rural road, Rance is very aware that Ben makes it a grand total of two gay men in their tiny town, and even though he is instantly, painfully smitten, any move he makes could be simply chalked up to being hard up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Querky romance for a great series starter.

  • By Heather on 10-03-14

cute

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

super cute winter time story. Opposites attract and he fact that Rance is a gumpy ole man who likes to knit is just a bonus

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  • Tournament of Losers

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

All Rath wants is a quiet, peaceful life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble - and too many debts to pay - for that to ever be possible. When the local crime lord drags Rath out of bed and tells him he has three days to pay his father's latest debt, Rath doesn't know what to do. There's no way to come up with so much money in so little time. Then a friend poses an idea just ridiculous enough to work: enter the Tournament of Losers, where every 75 years, peasants compete for the chance to marry into the noble and royal houses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Stellman OUTDID HIMSELF!!!

  • By HaloLove on 08-19-16

epic

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

epic story of rags to riches. Megan is a great story teller and Michael a great narrator. when he says tournament, I just want to squeeze him, it's freaking adorable.

Listen to this book!!!!

  • Among the Living

  • PsyCop, Book 1
  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

Victor Bayne, the psychic half a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who's more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves. He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or "Stiff") from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner's retirement party, and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness' idea of the world's hottest guy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narrator for one of my favorite books!

  • By Jesi Lea Ryan on 08-17-14

one of the best

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

this is one of the best PNR series I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Gomez Pugh reigns supreme in his narration. Victor Bane is a character you'll never forget and everyone needs a Jacob in their lives

  • Mine

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Caleb Dickinson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Trevan Bean has a job that's going from illegal to frightening, a boyfriend who may not be in his right mind, and a guardian angel who might actually be evil incarnate. Add to that the reappearance of his boyfriend's estranged family, death threats, kidnapping, and the struggle of saving money to realize a dream, and Trevan has a lot on his plate. But Trevan is up to the challenge: he promised Landry a happily ever after, and Landry's going to have it if it kills him! It just might.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's all crazy - but SO good!

  • By Belen on 09-08-15

wow

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Landry and Trevon's relationship is pretty intense.
Tre is kind of a saint. Landry is a bit on the neurotic side, and can be as he said it "bratty". You would think that would be totally annoying in a story but the way Trevon handles him, with such care and patience, is actually really endearing.

The plot and action in this story is enough to keep you wanting more as well. I like the Trevon is kind of doing illegal things, but he's not so far gone.

This is just a really great story and the title works both ways for each man.

  • How to Be a Normal Person

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to frown like a normal person ;-)

  • By pj on 02-06-17

best non-hipster, hipster

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

oh my gods, this is one of the best things ever.
Gus is so grumpy and Casey is so not and they are just so funny. Where does TJ come up with this stuff? The phone calls with the internet provider? I just can't. The websites he visits and what they say?

A ferret named Harry S. Truman, a dad named Pastor Tommy. We Three Queens that you're just not sure what they are, (sisters, friends, lovers) even til the end, an asexual stoner hipster, and most importantly, Gustavo Tiberius. Hawaiian shirt wearing, scowl face making, Encyclopedia reading, non internetting, non-hipster hipster. I can't wait to listen to this again