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  • Sharp Love

  • By: Ava March
  • Narrated by: Matthew Holland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

William Drake has lived among thieves, bastards and beggars all his life, doing what's necessary to survive. As a young orphan, that included looking after his best friend, Jack Morgan. But as they grew older, Jack took the honest path, leaving Will behind to fend for himself the only ways he knows how. When an unsavory errand for his employer brings Jack back to London's underbelly, he needs Will's help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much like her other books

  • By Jennifer on 12-05-17

Too much like her other books

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Sharp Love is a combination of Rogues and His Client. Time for some new ideas and to stop using passages from one book in another...
Narrator was the only reason I kept with it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Goodbye Paradise

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Dake Bliss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Most people called it a cult. But for 20 years, Josh and Caleb called it home. In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farmwork and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners' world. But Joshua doesn't need temptation to sin. His whole life he's wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. It can never be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it had been a single narrator.

  • By Belen on 06-03-17

boring!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

I found this book incredibly slow and boring, I set my ipod to faster playback in order to finish. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. There were so many opportunities, but every one was made sugary sweet instead. The eventual conflict was so late in the book that it had to be resolved quickly - and covered 2 days in a year long story.
This story needed way more substance to make it even a good book.

  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard - for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I had dared hope

  • By Tose on 07-30-16

What's the fuss!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

I gave up during the troll narration - which was incomprehensible. I couldn't figure out how old Simon was, he had the maturity of an 8 year old but was somehow able to do things a teenager could. I kept needing to rewind because it didn't hold my interest enough to pay attention.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lessons in Love

  • A Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Charlie Cochrane
  • Narrated by: Phil Mayes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Jonty Stewart is handsome and outgoing, with blood as blue as his eyes. When he takes up a teaching post at the college where he studied, his dynamic style acts as an agent for change within the archaic institution. He also has a catalytic effect on Orlando Coppersmith.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by narrator

  • By Jennifer on 03-22-17

Ruined by narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

Sweet story ruined by the narrator. Jonty and Orlando are in their late 20's, not last 70's. I thought I could get used to the slow, old voice, but couldn't do it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • As You Are

  • By: Ethan Day
  • Narrated by: Jason Frazier
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Danny owns a used textbook store just off campus, and while Julian has done his level best to make Danny fall for him, all his hard work appears to have been in vain. Danny doesn't seem to view Julian as anything other than that--a roommate and friend. So when new guy in town Andy Baker asks him out on a date, Julian can't think of a good reason to say no.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator alone is worth buying this audiobook!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 02-17-15

OMG

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

I always love Ethan Day's writing. Jason Frazier is now one of my favourite narrators. Not sure what more I can say!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Only Guy

  • The Guy, Book 2
  • By: Skylar M. Cates
  • Narrated by: Matt Baca
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Aaron Weiss knows how to escape. Years ago, he ran from a romantic disappointment and impulsively joined the Army. Now, he's forced to take a medical discharge, and readjusting to life at home proves a challenge. Jesse Ross knows how to hide. He realizes he's an oddball, and that he's an outsider within his own family. He also knows his secret love since childhood, Aaron, only wants his good-looking, favored older brother. Yet Jesse could never completely abandon his intense feelings for Aaron.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good series.

  • By Kelly on 07-19-15

Overrated

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

The publishers summary is misleading, making the book sound far more exciting than it is. This is not a book about risking anything. Jesse makes steps with his issues, but Aaron doesn't do anything.
Overall, it's like eating marshmallows, sweet but no substance...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girl Lost

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman’s teenage daughter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Jennifer on 10-06-14

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 10-06-14

I couldn't bring myself to finish. I listened to 1 hour 20 minutes, but just didn't want to continue. Too many other good books to waste time.

  • Acrobat

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he's not very good at is sticking around afterward. He's a nice guy; he just doesn't feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he's spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn't realize that Michael's mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him. Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Riva on 01-15-14

I want to be liked

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

I have read once and listened twice to this audiobook, so safe to say, I am a fan of Acrobat and Mary Calmes.
Initially I found Nathan to be arrogant (and no one is liked *that* much), but realized he is just playing a game of "I want to be liked, so I will do whatever it takes to be liked." Once he finds someone who really loves him and can give him what he wants/needs, he becomes a *regular* person.
I liked the many characters and their personality differences. It's nice to have extras that add to the story rather than just fill space.
I also liked the mystery of the guy on the balcony.
Definitely worth a listen...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Necropolis

  • Whyborne & Griffin, Volume 4
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they've established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum. Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face betrayal, murder, and a legendary sorceress risen from the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite so far

  • By Jennifer on 07-18-14

Favourite so far

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

This is definitely my favourite Whyborne & Griffin story yet. I love stories set in Egypt and their mythology, so that gave it an extra draw for me. I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say, things look good for Christine...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Ghost of a Chance

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Over a century ago Illusionist David Berkeley committed suicide in his mansion by the sea, thus dooming his restless spirit to wander forever. Or so the local legend goes. Professor Rhys Davies, a part-time parapsychologist, is writing a book on California hauntings and he believes the crumbling ruins of Berkeley House will make a terrific chapter -- if he can gain access to the house and grounds. The only obstacle is brooding cop and self-appointed caretaker, Sam Devlin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better the second time

  • By Jennifer on 07-18-14

Better the second time

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

Normally I am a great fan of Josh Lanyon and Kevin R. Free, this time however, I struggled to get through. I don't remember listening to most of it.
I did re-listen on a short trip I took and was able to appreciate this audiobook more. Don't use a credit on it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful