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  • Foxe Hunt

  • The Skyler Foxe Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Haley Walsh
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

High school English teacher Skyler Foxe finally hooks up with gorgeous assistant football coach Keith Fletcher. But is the man what he seems to be? Skyler still has his doubts when he spies Keith in some shady circumstances. And there are still some unanswered questions as to what exactly is going on at the high school. Who thought high school could be so sinister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than book one!

  • By Blake on 07-26-15

A perfect blend of sexy and silly.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

What made the experience of listening to Foxe Hunt the most enjoyable?

I love the characters in this series - Skyler's friends and their unique, hilarious personalities really make the series for me.

What did you like best about this story?

I might have preferred the mystery in the first story a little more - but the larger storyline which Walsh is developing over the first three books really starts to get interesting. I really like her writing style. I was surprised how much more steamy sex there was in this book (romantic and very hot) but I really appreciate that her primary goal is to give us a really great story. Woven around the 'amateur sleuth' storylines she manages, despite the craziness of the characters and their wild adventures, to have them face real struggles that gay folks all deal with. She's passionate about her characters but also clearly cares a lot about the social challenges LGBT people face... She manages an impressive balance between giving a light, fun read and still adding real depth to Skyler's larger story line.

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

The narrator (who i think does an even better job with book two) has great comedic timing and really goes to town with the flamboyant, fun personalities of Rodolfo and Jamie especially. Skyler's mom was a really fun addition too.

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

Certainly I'm looking forward to book three - because once again she leaves us with a great cliffhanger - but the relationship between Skyler and Keith - and the climax of that in the book (during a school dance) really moved me in a way I certainly hadn't expected from a book with so much humor.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Craving

  • Willow Creek Vampires, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Summers
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

Welcome to Willow Creek. People are happy, crime is practically nonexistent, and life is good...unless you're Sabine Crowley. Sabine has been chosen to be the next blood bag for the vampire lord who has protected the town from otherworldly creatures for 200 years. Remy has been summoned by his maker, Bastian, to take his place beside his maker in the hierarchy of vampires inhabiting Willow Creek. He's repulsed by the whole situation. Sabine is terrified of him and her strange attraction to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fang-tastic.

  • By Jacob on 05-17-15

This would be a killer movie!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you listen to Craving again? Why?

I think so... the narration was great. I loved the characterization and I became really attached to these characters... Remy (the bad-boy British Vampire) in particular. He's a fabulous anti-hero. The writing is layered and the characterization builds up very skillfully through the book. Honestly I have to say she's one of the best independent author's I've come across. I am totally sold on this series and can't wait to hear book two.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Remy. Remy. Remy - omg he's sexy, witty and just impossible not to find sexy as hell.

What about Joel Froomkin’s performance did you like?

His portrayal of Remy is fabulous - witty, dry and the accent is spot-on. I've listened to some of his other work, and this is my favorite narration he's done.

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

When Sabine Crowly turns 21, she's enough for someone ELSE to drink.

Any additional comments?

Seriously - I loved Twilight - and I thought this was pretty freakin' fun.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Seti's Heart

  • By: Kiernan Kelly
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Cursed by the god who shares his name, Seti was an Egyptian king who lost everything: his name, his kingdom, even the man he loved more than anything in the world. For centuries he's waited in a dusty, forgotten sarcophagus, until Logan came along. Logan is a graduate student who stumbles upon Seti in the basement of a museum and accidentally awakens him. He doesn't want to be accused to theft, but who's going to believe in a mummy coming back to life?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little off the wall...but darn sexy.

  • By UllyS on 06-24-15

One hot mummy.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Seti's Heart to be better than the print version?

I think so... I loved the narration. Logan's friends are all very fun and lively - you got a real sense of personality. The narrator also does a great job with the villains and he brings out a lot of humor in the main characters... He embraces the somewhat goofy aspects of this mythological adventure and brings out the playfulness. It's a great listen.

What did you like best about this story?

I actually though the sexual dynamic between Logan and Seti was really great.... I loved that it changed and it really charted character development. I think that is something that isn't explored a lot in m/m romance... and I enjoyed it. I think the book has some great steamy material, but the humor in the book and the character of Logan were my favorite.

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

He has a really vibrant theatrical approach to narration... it might not be everyone's cup of tea (if you like a kind of removed detached reader) but I thought it really brought it to life. He has strong comic timing and that really played well in some of the sequences - particularly where if the material had been taken too seriously it probably would have verged on silly. Instead he embraced the Indiana Jones/The Mummy campiness of some of the scenes and I thought it really was great.

Who was the most memorable character of Seti's Heart and why?

Logan - he's a really likable hero.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful