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Unquietly Me

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  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,891
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,874

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I never cried so much tears of joy and heartache. This was so freaking intense, and it all paid off in the end. There are not enough words for the heroism of so many beloved characters, especially The Thirteen, and all the women’s strength in their own ways. Aelin and Rowan and their story was perfect.

  • Faking It

  • Metropolis, Book 1
  • By: Devon McCormack, Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he's having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It's not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there's a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Feels

  • By Shandara Majere on 04-04-17

Entertaining and emotional rom com

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Great narration. I felt like the narrator really understood Gary and Travis, and expressed their feelings and experiences persuasively. The audiobook totally worked for me. It was so emotional and even made me cry a little when the guys were hurting and feeling all torn up. I also liked the humor in this story, made me smile a lot too. So glad this was available to read and listen for free with Kindle Unlimited. This rom com was just what I needed with the way my rl has been going this week.

  • One Man's Trash

  • The Heretic Doms Club, Book 1
  • By: Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

After four tours in Afghanistan, Warren Groves couldn’t settle into civilian life. For the last 12 years, he’s survived by working odd and often illegal jobs for some of Denver’s less fortunate. His personal life is equally unsatisfactory. He can barely remember the last time he had sex, let alone the last time he got to use somebody hard and rough, the way he likes. Fate intervenes when a favor for a friend leads him to a pretty, young rent boy named Taylor Reynolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As perfect as a key in a lock.

  • By Erryn Barratt on 01-17-18

dark & emotional but well written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Very dark but well-written. The audiobook narration was worth 5 stars. This made me cry so bad. But I’m glad Taylor had a strong person like Warren to help him and fight for him. I understand what that anger Taylor experienced feels like, and I understand how it feels to want to self-harm and self-destruct. I know avoidance. Taylor’s outlet was very disturbing but in terms of storytelling it really worked to show how much Taylor was hurting inside. I also liked how the author showed what triggered Taylor’s episodes, because they made sense. It’s very hard to describe all the various, complex, and confusing emotions Taylor feels when he’s triggered. And it isn’t explicitly stated in the story that Taylor has PTSD from what he experienced in his childhood. And I totally get how Taylor was opposed to therapy. Because who would want to talk about something like that? Anyway. This book is super angsty & I would not recommend it for anyone looking for an entertaining, sm**** m/m escape. This book is difficult and emotional and twisted. But the story structure was really impressive with the metaphors and the roses and the broken mended vase. Warren had all these beautiful words, and it was beautiful and heart wrenching when Taylor echoed it back. The whole rent boy finds love and redemption is a popular trope in m/m, but in this book it’s far less glamorous. It’s not a book I’ll ever forget but it’s not one I’d want to reread entirely either.

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  • Bad Boyfriend

  • Bad in Baltimore Series, Book 2
  • By: K.A. Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Chet Daniel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Eli Wright doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. When he was 17, his parents threw him out of the house for being gay. He’s been making his own way for the past five years and he’s not about to change himself for anyone’s expectations. For now, romance can wait. There are plenty of hot guys to keep him entertained until he finds someone special. Quinn Maloney kept the peace and his closeted boyfriend’s secrets for 10 years. One morning he got a hell of a wake-up along with his coffee. Not only did the boyfriend cheat on him, but he’s marrying the girl he knocked up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've enjoyed this narration.<br />

  • By B on 08-20-18

Sexy, emotional, and fun, great narration

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

This is the first m/m I’ve read that included daddy kink. I never knew that it could be so hot. It was so well-done in this book and didn’t go overboard that I actually wanted more of the daddy kink than the spanking kink that Eli and Quinn explored near the end.

I’m glad that Quinn wasn’t so much older than Eli. I didn’t like how Quinn was perceived to be such an old guy, too old for Eli, when Quinn was only thirty-five and Eli was going on twenty-three. Twelve year age gap isn’t a big deal. Besides, Eli had a lot of life experience that made him older than he looked. It was a little irritating how Eli’s best friend Nate was overprotective and judgmental about Eli dating an older guy.

Eli and Quinn had to overcome their insecurities and fears in order to commit to each other. They had amazing chemistry but also had strong emotions for each other. I liked how their relationship developed from hot, kinky sex to affection and romance.

I liked that Eli was a strong person who could stand up for himself as well as for his partner. I liked how he supported Quinn from the start, when he was the fake boyfriend, and to the end, when he was Quinn’s boyfriend for real. I liked how Quinn saw and treated Eli as an equal, how he adored Eli and wanted to make him happy. Not to mention he was a fabulous lover. And a sincere guy.

This book was a lot of fun, very sexy, and emotional. It had everything I expect in a romance novel though I could have done without the spanking kink.

I enjoyed the audiobook narration very much. The narrator performed the sex scenes, the characters’ voices, and their emotions very well. I especially liked how naughty Eli sounded whenever he called Quinn “daddy” or “please, daddy.” Eli was such a character. But I’m glad that their relationship was about more than the role play; it was about two men owning their sexuality and not hiding who they loved.

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  • Cut and Run

  • By: Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

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

Dry narrator, mediocre plot

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Heard a lot about this series, but it didn’t live up to the hype. The plot and romance were mediocre. The agents didn’t even solve the case before the killer got to them. Most of the time they were arguing with each other and trying to figure each other out than solving their case. They were also separated repeatedly, too many times IMO in one book. The narrator was rather monotone except when they were yelling and didn’t express the sex scenes and romantic scenes with any passion or emotion in his voice. Idk if it was because the authors’ writing style was really that dry and mechanical or if it was solely the narrator’s fault. The guys were hot for sure, and their personalities were interesting, but the story wasn’t very good. They didn’t even outsmart the villain; I suspected the villain before did! Which is not a good thing IMO because I’d rather read about heroes who are smarter than me. I wanted them to be way more awesome.

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  • Tate

  • Temptation Series, Book 5
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 413

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan. One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it - until recently. Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan's plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined!!!

  • By Marianne H. on 10-13-17

So sweet heart wrenching beautiful

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Parts of this made me cry so much. The narrator does such a great job at conveying their feelings, angst, confusion, hurt, and love. His Logan has just the sexiest voice ever.

  • Try

  • Temptation Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Jenny on 03-31-15

So sexy

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

This is my second time listening to this audiobook. I am just so hooked on this story right now, and I’ve read it twice too. This series is one of the best examples of the m/m genre. It has everything. Tate and Logan get to me every time. Though Logan certainly hits on Tate so strongly it could be considered harassment, Logan’s persistence both infuriates and turns Tate on. What was so surprising and delightful was how their lust developed into a true connection. How vulnerable they became to each other. How Logan turned out to be a real, complex person, and how Tate made him a better man. Their passion, love, and vulnerability, all the emotions, ups and downs of their relationship makes their story feel so real. The narrator expresses their feelings so well and their orgasms so explosively. LOL. But what I loved most was how sexily he delivered Logan’s voice.

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,508
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

easy and entertaining escape

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

What made the experience of listening to The Selection the most enjoyable?

it was easy and entertaining to listen to.

What other book might you compare The Selection to and why?

divergence. it's the only other ya (dystopian) sci-fi i know of.

What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

everything. she has a very pleasant voice that is easy on the ears.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i didn't have an extreme reaction to the book. it was very suspenseful and i wanted to know what happened next.

Any additional comments?

i loved america's maids! they are my favorite secondary characters in the book. i hope the love triangle isn't drawn out too long. i like that america's inner thoughts aren't repetitive. the politics, world-building, and prince's character need more development, and i except more revelations in the following books.

  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal

  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it. All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: It wasn't her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers' true identity, she'll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville - the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awful awful narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-16

Funny, romantic, intriguing, and sexy!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

So good! So funny! So romantic! So intriguing! So sexy! Piers is so hot and mysterious (though he messed up a little in the end and had to make up for it with a grand gesture, which was absolutely perfect), and Charlotte is so charming and smart and lovable. Such a perfect couple! One of Tessa Dare's best works yet! Loved it!

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