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  • Sky Riders

  • By: Fae Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Jack Lefleur
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Mercenary Captain Torin Covell needs a man who knows his way around a cockpit. Ace pilot Rain needs to get the hell off-planet. Thrown together by chance, the two men form a wary partnership. Torin has every intention of dumping Rain at the next moon, despite his intense attraction to the hotshot. In his line of work he can't afford to trust anyone, especially someone as infuriatingly charming and naive as Rain. But first, he's got a mission to complete.

What Rain wants, Rain gets. And what he wants is Torin, any way he can get him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something worth listening to!

  • By Liana on 01-08-13

Boring Plot, Boring Characters

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

This one was a real dud. There really wasn't that much to it, and the author had no particular abilities in the scifi field.The space theme was clearly just a vehicle for a romance, and the requisite scientific explanations were utterly missing (and they were certainly missed, since there needed to be some sort of science behind the quick interstellar travel). There was nothing about either of the main characters to get the reader invested in the outcome, and the love scenes were repetitive and kinda vapid.

The narration was fine.

  • In Darkness Bound

  • By: Christine Price
  • Narrated by: Jack LeFleur
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Confined in a sterile research facility and treated like a lab rat, Chris is alone and terrified. His special powers are his only escape, allowing him to psychically connect with other patients.... Alone in his cell for longer than he can remember, Vance is hungry. When newcomer Chris makes a mental connection, Vance is intrigued and soon wants more than just conversation. Chris and Vance seek comfort with each other, and with Simon - the only staff member who's shown them a hint of compassion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One dimensional

  • By Johanna on 03-05-13

Interminable

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Once you've invested several hours in a book, you feel obligated to finish it, even if it's no longer enjoyable—not that this was ever enjoyable. I just assumed at some point I'd get into it. I never did. The story is simply repetitive and boring, and the characters not particularly likable.

The narration is fine.

  • Object of His Desire

  • By: Ava March
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

It's the last night of a week-long house party in remote northern England. Every sensual delight imaginable is right at Henry Shaw's fingertips. Yet all he wants is to be with his host, the deliciously handsome and enigmatic Arsen Grey. Henry's certain it's love, not mere infatuation. He's also sure it's hopeless. After all, the party's purpose is to find Arsen a new mistress.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2BAvoided

  • By Bosco on 07-12-18

2BAvoided

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

There was really no point to this audiobook. The narration was fine, but the story itself was just a short story with undeveloped characters and a vapid plot. I suppose the fact that it was short was its only saving grace. Had it been any longer, it would no doubt have earned a one-star overall rating.

  • Bolivar

  • American Liberator
  • By: Marie Arana
  • Narrated by: David Crommett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life is epic, heroic, straight out of Hollywood: he fought battle after battle in punishing terrain, forged uncertain coalitions of competing forces and races, lost his beautiful wife soon after they married and died relatively young, uncertain whether his achievements would endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There will be blood.

  • By Joselo on 08-02-13

You'll Lean A Lot

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I've lived in Latin America, but never really knew that much about the man who freed much of it from colonialism. This book changed that, and it was fascinating. I learned that Bolívar was far from perfect, that Spain's rule was horrific, and that the revenge they exacted on rebels was even more horrific. I learned why Gran Colombia could never have lasted, and that the Liberator was reviled by most of those he freed.

I was not always comfortable with the way Arana wrote about women and people of color.

David Crommett was quite good, and his Spanish pronunciation was beyond impeccable.

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunned and surprised.

  • By Zion on 08-05-10

Not So Hot

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The writing wasn't very good. Extensive use of pronouns in dialog, especially the main characters saying things "worriedly".
Most of the tension in the book was cause not so much by the plot or the love story, but by poor writing. Even the dumbest reader will figure out who the killer is at least three hours before it's revealed in the story.
I think the stupidest part of the book is when a rampaging taxicab has a tire shot out and still has no trouble evading the police, even though the police are directly on its tail.
The love story itself is not pleasant, and the sex scenes are far too long to be hot. Too much unimportant detail.
The narrator is not good. Too mechanical most of the time. And a middle schooler imitating his mother could do a better job on women's voices than this guy.

  • The Distance

  • The Firsts & Forever Series, Book 11
  • By: Alexa Land
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Twenty-four-year-old Jessie thinks he has fellow street racer Kai all figured out. The tall, dark-haired Hawaiian might be gorgeous, but he's also arrogant, angry, and a total menace when he gets behind the wheel. So why does an argument with Kai lead to the hottest sex of Jessie's life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By SassiKassi on 09-30-16

As Good as #9

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I really enjoyed Coming Home and was fearful of listening to the next two installments in this series, because I figured I'd be disappointed. All I Believe was indeed a bit of a letdown from Coming Home, though still entertaining,. But The Distance was at least as good as #9 in the series. The main characters were likable, and the crisis in the book was not what I expected. It was a real thriller that turned Jessie into a hero. I really enjoyed it. The narration was fine as well

Like I said of Coming Home, the book may not have been perfect, but it was perfectly entertaining, so I gave it 3 fives.

I wish all these books were available on audio.

  • All I Believe

  • By: Alexa Land
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Nico Dombruso has learned to keep the world at arm's length after being badly burned by his last relationship. Even so, he decides to let himself enjoy a summer fling while on vacation in Italy. It's just sex after all, so what's the harm? He gets so much more than he bargained for when he meets gorgeous, mysterious art dealer Luca Caruso. The connection between them is undeniable, and for the first time in years, Nico starts to consider the possibility of trusting his tattered heart to someone again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outrageous Fun

  • By Alex on 06-04-16

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

The plot of this book was somewhat different for a gay romance with the tension in the middle being caused by something quite out of the ordinary (though I would imagine most readers had guessed what it was going to be a bit earlier).

Nana gets a bit tedious after a while.

#10 in this series wasn't as good as #9, for some reason. But it was still good. The narration was fine.

  • Coming Home

  • Firsts and Forever, Book 9
  • By: Alexa Land
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

For 26-year-old rent boy, Chance Matthews, surviving day-to-day in San Francisco is difficult enough. Then an ill-fated road trip to Wyoming to search for his biological father throws his life into a tailspin. When a string of catastrophes leaves him stranded and desperate, help comes from the last person he'd expect. His knight in shining armor is everything he could want and then some, but Chance is sure a man like that would never want someone like him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story Awesome performance

  • By Riva on 02-27-16

I'm afraid to listen to other books in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Was this book perfect? Probably not. But it was perfectly entertaining. I really liked listening to it—so much so that I'm kind of afraid to listen to others in this series. I just know I'll be disappointed. I'm also disappointed that though there are like 11 of these books, only 3 of them are available on audible.

But I'll definitely listen to what I can, and I hope that I can enjoy the others as much as I enjoyed listening to Coming Home. There were characters in this book that I really want to know more about, so I'm hoping the other books tell me about them.

  • Openly Straight

  • By: Bill Konigsberg
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

Rafe is a normal teenager from Colorado. He's been out since 8th grade, accepted by his peers & championed by his progressive parents. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to be a regular guy. To have his sexuality be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when Rafe transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret - not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perspective

  • By A's Mom on 09-23-17

Not a Romance

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I hated this book. It was not a romance. It was some sort of Bildungsroman with a very unsatisfying ending. I hated the main character, who was supposed to be somehow brave because he wanted to leave labels behind. I only saw him as a freaking coward. He supposedly wasn't in the closet, he just wasn't being open about who he was. But of course he lied repeatedly in the book, claiming to be straight.

In the end, the whole thing was just horrible. Don't listen unless you like this sort of mind-freakery.

  • Dance with Me

  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Ed Maurer has bounced back, more or less, from the neck injury that permanently benched his semi-pro football career. He hates his soul-killing office job, but he loves volunteering at a local community center. The only fly in his ointment is the dance instructor, Laurie Parker, who can't seem to stay out of his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Enjoyable

  • By P. Burwell on 11-03-15

Not Fantastic. But Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

The concept was different: A jock and a dancer. I am not fond of effeminate characters, however, and Laurie (!) is nothing if not effeminate... including eyeliner. Why do female authors writing gay romance always need to include a main character wearing eyeliner? It's a huge turn-off. But the story was for the most part a nice one, and the romance pleasant. No major twists, no gut-wrenching tension.