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  • The Solstice Prince

  • Realms of Love series, Book 1
  • By: SJ Himes
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Rescued from slavers, healer novice Jaime Buchanan finds himself alone and free in Pyrderi, a kingdom of magic, mythical creatures, and a culture as open and kind as his homeland was cruel and close-minded. Despite his rescue, Jaime is not left without scars, both mental and physical. Traumatized by his experience and hiding his gift, Jaime struggles to earn his place in the kitchens of Angharad Palace, the heart of Taliesin City. His former life as a student of the healing arts leaves him at a disadvantage in the kitchens, and his damaged state is becoming more apparent by the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Fluff

  • By DKauffman on 05-07-18

It could have been great.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I really wanted to like this book, but it suffers from a lack of conflict. You can try to make the argument that the past trauma is the conflict, but really aside from that everything is really just smooth sailing. The narrator did breathe a little life into the story, but the characters are fairly stereotypical and all the more forgettable. If you want a cotton candy book that's all fluff and no substance, feel free to listen, but if you're looking to find a great book/romance I would look elsewhere.

  • Snow Globe

  • By: LE Franks
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn't as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette's flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson - a beautiful blond giant of a man - Kris is ready to chuck it all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute but I had issues

  • By Heather on 12-10-14

I wish it was longer...

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

Any additional comments?

I really liked this one, I just wish it was a bit longer. There was so much packed into the hour, I feel like if it could have been extended another hour or so you would have been a bit more invested in the characters, setting, and conflicts. As is, the story feels like the spark notes version in that you get all the important information, but you don't get the full richness you know the story could have. Again, I loved the story and the characters were completely adorable. I just wish it had been longer because I loved the characters and story so much.

  • Dirty Kiss, Book 1

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman's son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man's handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost better than the book!!! And I love the book

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-21-14

Great Story and Reader

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Have you listened to any of Greg Tremblay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but he did a really good job at differentiating between characters. There is one thing, the way he narrates Cole is gets kind of old after a while. He has a vocal tic of pausing in a certain rhythm. I was fine for the first half, but once I noticed it it started to irritate me. I'm still planning on listening to the rest of the series because I love Rhys' work, but the vocal tic is something that some readers might want to know going in. Aside from that he did a wonderful job and I applaud him for his brilliant performance.