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  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,412

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!!!!

  • By Goodwill on 05-06-15

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This story is really cute without being banal. Heard it all in one go. Sad it's over...

  • The Lion and the Crow

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Scott Richard Ehredt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Richard Ehredt is PERFECT

  • By Belen on 11-14-15

Bad narration, ok story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

The gruffy British narration isn't just hard to comprehend; it sounds ridiculous and fails to convey the nuances of emotions in the story. The story itself, set in 14th century Britain, is different and good, but the ending feels like a bit of an anticlimax.

  • A Second Harvest

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Will Tulin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

When his best friend overdoses, Christie resolves to take a break from the city. He heads to a small house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to rest, recoup, and reflect. But life in the country is boring despite glimpses of the hunky silver fox next door. When Christie's creativity latches onto cooking, he decides to approach his widower neighbor with a plan to share meals and grocery expenses. David agrees, and soon the odd couple finds they really enjoy spending time together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really touching older MC story, ok narration

  • By Morgan A Skye on 08-06-17

I want to move into this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

I loved every minute of this book. It's the best gay romance novel I've listened to so far, and I'm sorry to be done.

  • There's This Guy

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Jake Moore's world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who's the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness. It takes all of Dallas Yates's imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo's outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why hadn't I read this earlier.

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-01-18

Cute, but boring!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

The author doesn't show. He tells. Over and over again, every little thing passing through the minds of our two heroes. They are adorable, but unfortunately, the story is so incredibly boring that I couldn't finish the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • By: Teodora Kostova
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

It took me nearly 10 years, two tours in Afghanistan, and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am. Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I'm finally content. I'm as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom of moving and exercising as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery, and I have a loyal circle of friends.Yet, there's something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another - bigger - part of me is terrified of letting anyone in. My internal conflict didn't stand a chance when I met Jay....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful story about beautiful people

  • By Meg on 09-11-16

Sweet story, bad sound quality, strange narration

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

The story is very sweet, but the sound quality isn't good, and even though I love the British accent, the narrator's strange pitch and timing was sometimes more of a distraction than an enhancement.

  • Losing Control

  • By: Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Jack DuPont
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

On the surface Ben seems to have it all: money, influence, good looks. He smiles and jokes in all the right places, but it's all a façade. Inside he's a wreck, and it's only getting worse. With his congressman father using Ben's recent kidnapping for his own political agenda and Ben still struggling to get over the only guy he's ever loved, he feels like he's losing his grip on reality, and he's quickly spiraling out of control. Then he meets Dante, an enigma of a man with as much self-hatred as Ben has.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ben's and Dante

  • By Pat Johnson on 03-05-17

Slow, but getting there

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

This story starts slow, but picks up eventually. I would've suggested more showing and less telling if I were the author's editor, I don't normally like to be spoon-fed how everyone is feeling when it's pretty obvious, but the story is worth the struggle to get through the first 20-something chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Level Hands

  • Bend or Break, Book 4
  • By: Amy Jo Cousins
  • Narrated by: Cooper North
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Rafael Castro is so far out of his element he can't even see it anymore. Carlisle College in Massachusetts is a long way from his Chicago home, even farther from his Dominican Republic roots. The only thing keeping him attached to his last nerve is the prospect of seeing Denny Winslow again. The first time they met, Denny taught Rafi to fly across the water, rowing hard in a knife-like boat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hardly worth the time or money

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-17

Hardly worth the time or money

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Somehow, despite the promising premise - two already in love out jocks on a pretty gay-friendly team - this story turns into a cliché. The grumpy, self-pitying, cowardly macho top tries his hardest to resist real love, and the smart, caring, brave bottom manages to melt his defences. The happy ending almost saves the story, but I only made it that far because I was bored, liked the prequels and paid 13 bucks for the book. Plus, the narrator's voice is really nice to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowledgeable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute - especially for an older guy who wears ties and suit pants every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Packed with emotion

  • By Belen on 12-24-16

This made me laugh and cry, groan and moan

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I love libraries, and I fell in love with these two quirky, cute and sexy librarians. The story is really exciting and left me wanting to be a better person. As always, I wish the narrator didn't have to sound like a squeaky old grandma every time he read the part of a woman, but I guess that comes with audio books...

  • So into You

  • The PI Guys, Book 2
  • By: S.E. Harmon
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Screenwriter Noah Ashley has a few four-letter words for his agent when she suggests he improve his script by shadowing a PI. Still, because he's an artist dedicated to his craft and she knows where the bodies are buried, he agrees. Then he spends a little time with the gorgeous PI, and suddenly it seems like a really good plan. The PI doesn't seem to entirely love the idea, but Noah has never been afraid to go after what he wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story...

  • By Donald on 10-02-16

Not worth the time - or money

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

The idea is nice, and there are some really loveable people around the two main characters, but there is too much noise in almost every sentence, mostly these banal, supposed-to-be-funny thoughts about murdering friends and family in the heads of the two main characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shifting Gears

  • Crossroads, Book 2
  • By: Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Rod Nelson is used to being someone's good time, and that's fine with him. Spending his days at his adult toy store, Rods-N-Ends, he never knows who he'll meet. The second Landon Harrison walks in, he has Rod's full attention. It seems as if Landon wants him too, so why won't the man jump in the sack with him already?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't love the reader, but a great series

  • By JJBG on 05-26-16

Great story, annoying narration

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

I love the simple, beautiful story, but the narrator's fake, squeaky attempt at sounding feminine when reading the lines of the women (and the bottom!) annoys the hell out of me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful