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Lusitania

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  • Five Dares

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Tristan Josiah
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drama Thine Name be Love

  • By Mark on 01-06-18

Keep the fridge close by, you'll need to cool down

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Oh my hotness! This book was off the charts hot, sweet and totally addictive. Tristan has an amazing voice and his narration of this book was perfect. All I can say is there were sparks coming out of my phone as I listened to this book! I recommend it 100%.

  • Safe and Sound

  • Twist of Fate, Book 2
  • By: Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all - good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank, and an endless supply of men who know the score...that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing more of himself than he's ready to. But when fate intervenes, putting Aiden in the path of someone who threatens to knock down his carefully constructed walls, he's quick to realize the young man he's become infatuated with is hiding a painful secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lennox + Kennedy + Pauley = A Must Listen

  • By Erryn Barratt on 11-14-17

What a performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I've decided that Michael Pauley can just whisper the word "ok" in my ear any day of the week forever!
He brought Ash and Aiden to life in a perfect way. This is such a sweet, sad, beautiful, crushing, love story and Michael couldn't have done a better job.

  • Summer Heat

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it's with your best friend, things get complicated. When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 07-16-17

Grab the suncream before listening to this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I absolutely loved this book. I read it when it came out originally and loved every bit of it. The story of friends to lovers is always a good one. The additional extra of it happening while they were on holiday just gives it that extra hotness factor, and I'd challenge anyone who fails to imagine themselves in a sunny resort in Spain surrounded by hot men while reading the book!
When you listen to a book you've read before there's always the potential of a disconnect between what you imagine in your head and how the narrator brings it to life.
I am new to Mark Steadman and have only ever listened to one other book he narrated but I am coming to realize that he is excellent at dialog. Every time we have characters in conversation I can always tell who is who and the passion always comes through. Mark is able to convey the right emotion required in each part.
Overall I loved listening to this audiobook and recommend it, particularly if you're about to go on holiday or want to be on holiday.

  • Imperfect Harmony

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He's shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he's lost. When his neighbor persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved these 2!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

A beautiful must read story

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

I have read all of Jay Northcote's books but this is the first time I have actually listened to one. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All of the books I've listened to so far have been narrated by American narrators, even when the characters have a British accent. This was the first book I listened to where the narrator is already British so I thought it was going to be great. Except it felt a little flat in some parts. Whenever there wasn't any dialogue between characters I didn't feel the story as much as when there was dialogue. Mark Steadman is fantastic during scenes that have lots of emotion and the last few chapters of the book are perfection. Maybe it is that it took me a little longer to get used to a British voice or a new narrator I hadn't experienced before.
Regardless of that, the book itself is one of the best I've read and the story between John and Rhys is so beautiful. Two people stricken by grief finding a new beginning together when there is so much within themselves that is afraid.
I totally recommend reading or listening to this book.

  • Endings and Beginnings

  • Collars and Cuffs, Book 8
  • By: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Collars & Cuffs' new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he'd find there. Except it's not what he expected at all. He certainly didn't anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him. Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on....The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet

  • By JSLRussell on 12-07-16

Class Act!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I've got to start by saying I have never read anything by this author and had no prior knowledge of the series. I started listening to the book with Joel Leslie's narration and immediately I thought "what's going on here?". Being used to listen to books narrated in an American accent and also having previously listened to Joel narrating a book from one of my favourite authors I thought I knew what to expect. Well I never!
To give some context, I am a Portuguese national that has lived in the U.K. for 15 years so I'm as fluent in English as Portuguese. I am also quite tunned in to the different regional accents we get in the uk. Mr Leslie did such a great job with this book that I had to stop listening to do a bit of google stalking and find out how does he manage to capture so well not just the general middle and upper class accent but also that of the working class. I mean, I can pick them out and distinguish but I couldn't attempt to try them out myself. Having found my answer to this little puzzle (you can do your own googling if you want to find out) I started forgetting about what I expected to hear and concentrate on the story. I found myself really invested in all the characters and following the stories of the different couples. I particularly loved this book because you get so many happy endings, although now I am very curious to find out how it all started and I may have to read the series from the beginning.
I thought I had my favourite male narrator all picked out but Joel just came in and dethroned the previous. I have a feeling he will stay up there for a long time because what I listened to isn't just narration, it's pure high class acting.

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  • Absolution

  • The Protectors, Book 1
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he's ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!!

  • By Cyndi on 12-08-16

Heart and panty melting!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

The title of this book says it all. Who wouldn't want to be set free from the guilt of past actions, sad memories, traumas or experiences? Sloane Kennedy manages to tell the story of three men who in their way have something to overcome and they do it while discovering love for each other. As a woman I never thought that the description of three men having sex would be so arousing! As a reader I feel I am going through the emotions of each character as they tell the story from each of their point of view. I read the book before I had a chance to listen to the story on Audible and I wasn't sure what to expect. Joel Leslie manages to give each character their own voice and I really couldn't stop until I was able to listen to the whole book in the space of 24hrs. I really cannot wait for the other books in this series to be released. Well done Sloane for the amazing writing you do and great choice of narrator for these books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful