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  • Love Me Whole

  • By: Nicky James
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Twenty-eight-year-old Oryn Patterson isn't like other people. Being an extremely shy social introvert is only part of the problem. Oryn has dissociative identity disorder. He may look like a normal man on the outside, but spend five minutes with him, and his daily struggles begin to show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Greb on 02-28-19

Fantastic story with unique characters and plot

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

This book really is the whole package, great narrator who not only made sure each character had a distinct voice but also added audio affects (that I love in audiobooks) and a story that is very unusual and interesting. The author deals with the subject of multiple personalities gently, slowly, not using it for drama, and it seemed well researched (with my limited knowledge of the matter). Oryn is a very sweet character, I love his softness and how he struggled with the alters that hurt him yet embraced the ones who just wanted to express themselves -like Rain. I also really enjoyed the slow pacing of the romance and emotional connection between him and Vaughn, it was right for the complexity of Oryn's life.

Adam Gold, as the narrator for this book took on a difficult job, handling 5 characters that all reside inside Oryn, making each stand out and be well rounded. He managed all that with great skill and brought the story to life wonderfully. His voice is pleasant and versatile and the effects he added really gave the story 'life'.

  • Join the Club

  • Four Kings Security, Book Three
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 191

Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of the series

  • By Amy Begnene on 01-16-19

Wonderful narrator for an OK book

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Truthfully, had this book been narrated by Greg Boudreaux I would have likely not finished it, and had I read it in e-book I reckon the result would be the same. His narration is so good is really bridged the parts I dissliked about the story, and his Spanish was so sexy and fun!

The middle of the book was actually nice, funny at times and I liked the part they had to bodyguard the comic movie star a lot.
My issues with the story are that I felt like it relied too heavily on the previous books for the relationship buildup between Lucky and Mason, and I felt like even though the book seemed like it was a stand alone (part of a series, sure) there were too many gaps for me having not read the first two books.
Second, I feel like some part were very dramatic, illogical at times, and I just wished for it to be a bit more toned down. some of the action in the book is so fast, intertwined with them hooking up, and was a bit too rushed.

  • Truth & Betrayal

  • By: K.C. Wells
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

All the light went out of Jake’s life when his older brother Caleb died in a traffic accident. Getting through the aftermath was always going to be the hardest thing he’d ever done, but finding out that the tall stranger at the graveside was the one driving the car? At least Jake now has a target for all the rage inside him. Because the man responsible for stealing Caleb’s light from the world has no right to intrude on their grief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a powerful story.

  • By wild_orchid on 01-24-19

Emotion filled book

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This story has a lot of deep emotions running through it, and I felt like for it's length some of them could have been more developed or handled better.
I really enjoyed the plot line, Jake coming into his own sexuality while discovering his late brother's secrets and helped by his brother's friends. And I also like the time the author took to let him come to these discoveries, and develop the connection he has with Liam. Yet, once they get together it feels a bit like the emotions take a back seat, for heat an romance, and it was slightly unbalanced for me.

The narration was good, and the HEA satisfying.

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  • Vanilla Clouds

  • By: Roe Horvat
  • Narrated by: Vance Bastian
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Sex and chocolate are the two pleasures Michał enjoys most in life. His sex life has been nonexistent for some time, though. After a particularly bad hookup, he keeps mostly to himself. That leaves chocolate. Luckily, he works surrounded by the most delicious, extravagant produce in Gothenburg. Beside his job at the chocolaterie, his main source of excitement is his online friend, Magnus, whom he stubbornly refuses to meet in person. A customer turns up at the chocolaterie one day - tall, shy, and charming. If Michał can step out of his overly safe shell, there might be not only chocolate, but sex, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Treat

  • By Karentwilson on 01-26-19

A wonderful seductive romance

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This book made me so hungry! All the descriptions of delicious chocolates fit the story so well, and when Michal and Magnus finally find their way to each other I think I died from the heat these two generated.
what I like about Roe Horvat's books is that they take place in Europe, when most M/M's are in the US/UK/AU and the cultures are more familiar to an average reader. I don'd live in Europe or the US and getting to know another country through a book is a wonderful treat. Horvat had a unique writing style that really sucks you in and makes you feel like you are in Sweden (or any other country, depending on the book).
I was also really liking the friends to lovers theme in this story, you could really sense the connection between them even when they were only messaging and I loved Magnus's bravery (despite it being a bit stalkerish) in going after the man he loves no matter how hard. The characters were well rounded and interesting, I enjoyed the banter between them a lot.

The narration was very good, I already listened to another Horvat audiobook with the same narrator, he bring in emotions gently, has a good range of voices and tackles accents and foreign languages remarkably.

  • Unfit to Print

  • By: KJ Charles
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When crusading lawyer Vikram Pandey sets out in search of a missing youth, his investigations take him to Holywell Street, London's most notorious address. He expects to find a disgraceful array of sordid bookshops. He doesn't expect one of them to be run by the long-lost friend whose disappearance and presumed death he's been mourning for 13 years. Gil Lawless became a Holywell Street bookseller for his own reasons, and he's damned if he's going to apologize or listen to moralizing from anyone. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-14-18

I enjoyed this book immensely

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

KJ Charles is an author I have come to admire, her periodical romances are raw, unique and gender/ethnically inclusive. She is a fantastic storyteller with well researched stories that are time accurate.
This short story had everything you can wish for in a Historical M/M Romance: thrill, mystery, an investigation, complex family issues among the high society and a strong connection between the two MC's, Vikram and Gil.
One of my favorite troupes is Friends-to-Lovers and Second Chance, this book had them with such an intensity, I loved it!
I also admire her use of people of color and ethical variety in her stories, it shows a side of Historical Romance that is not usually found in any Romance genre (be it M/F or M/M) and brings to light the complexity of living in that time period.

The narrator (which I am sure I heard before but could not find the book if I had) was great! I love his voice, the accents and characters where unique and he really brought an emotional punch in his narration.
If you liked this but haven't read any other books by this author, check out Sins of the Cities books or The Magpie Lord, you will not be disappointed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance

  • The Accidental Master Series, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

One accident has turned Jackson’s life completely upside down. When Jackson’s sister inadvertently posts an ad for a puppy play book instead of his dog training business, his inbox explodes with the most interesting emails he’s ever seen. In a sea of kink that he’s never even considered, one sweet letter stands out. It’s polite and earnest, and something about the two men’s words touches him in a way he never expected...but they’re not just looking for a lover...they’re looking for a master. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wasn’t sure about this...

  • By Nice 0320 on 01-28-19

An interesting and mature puppy play MMM

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

What I like about M.A. Innes's alternate lifestyle stories is the amount of detail and accuracy in which the intricate relationships are described. It is a welcome factor in the Kink and BDSM genre were twisted, unhealthy relationships seem to be the norm. SO even if this is not my go-to reading genre I find myself learning and discovering new types of love and sexuality.

The story itself is sweet and the funny, especially in the beginning and how Jackson came to meet Cooper and Sawyer. I liked the respect and balance their relationship has, and enjoyed the story.

The narration was good, I listened to a few books narrated by Obi before and always thought he is a solid narrator with good range and emotional voice.

  • When Everything Is Blue

  • By: Laura Lascarso
  • Narrated by: Michael Mola
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When they were kids, golden boy Chris Mitcham rescued dweeby Theo Wooten from the neighborhood bullies and taught him how to “be cool.” Now, years later, Theo’s developed romantic feelings for his best friend that “arise” at the most inopportune times. Theo hates lying to Chris, but in coming out, he might lose the one person who understands him best, a risk he’s not willing to take. When a relationship with another young man goes south, Theo is forced to confront his own sexuality along with his growing attraction to Chris and the stunted, tenuous relationship Theo has with his father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it- wonderful coming of age story

  • By Neta_BER on 09-16-18

Loved it- wonderful coming of age story

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

overall:
I rather enjoyed this book both for the quality narration and the interesting Coming Of Age story. It is both poignant and funny, and written in a lyrical descriptive way I love! This book is a great YA Coming Of Age that is sexy and achingly heart waring. If you like YA with lots of sexy times this just might be the book for you! This story is full of emotion and realness, it's a beautiful tale of self-discovery and knowing one's worth.

Story:
This is a classic Friends To Lovers with Theo and Chris sharing this incredible bond that goes beyond social status and ethnicity. I say this because throughout the book that issue comes up, both as racist slurs, jokes and material value VS love and caring. The best example is Theo's parents, a white dentist and a Hispanic immigrant. Theo's father keeps measuring his value in money, and despite the fact his mother is not financially sound you can clearly tell she is much more supportive and caring than his cold, selfish, alcoholic father. These important themes are incorporated well into the story and give it more depth. Another notable element is Theo's namesake, his great uncle, who has dementia. Captain Wooten is a wonderful side character that is a mirror image for Theo, showing him what happens when you let fear and familial expectations dictate your life choices. Theo is very much struggling with his identity and how he wants to live, and his visitations to his Uncle show him a side of his family he did not know about.

I love how this book shows a true teenage struggle, the exploration of sexuality and questionable decisions fueled by hormones and confusion. Theo is sucked into a relationship with a boy he probably shouldn't, despite being in love with his best friend Chris. I know many reads shy from books where an MC has a relationship with another character, and here it is described in detail. I personally do not like these kinds of things in stories but here it was fitting, it felt very human to me, and VERY teen like. Chris, his best friend and supporter is such a mature young man, I loved how he steered Theo through the turbulence of his coming out and his relationship with his father. He is the rock that Theo leans on, and he has a very optimistic attitude. The way they get together and explore their connection was wonderful, frantic and gentle at the same time. Also, their relationship is much more HFN then HEA, and that also is fitting these characters and where they are in their life, this is just the beginning of their story.

Narration:
Michael Mola did an amazing job narrating this book, I especially liked how he used breath and added a lot of effects in his narration. He truly preformed this book, and it added a whole new dimension to it. He had a distinct voice for every character, juggling many personalities with ease. The only thing I would change is the accent he did for Theo's voice. Theo is described as coming from a home were his mother spoke Spanish to him growing up. His twin sister is said to understand but not speak it and it implies that she is trying to "pass" as white American rather than Ethnic. However I do not understand why the narrator chose a Spanish accent for Theo, especially when he did not pull it off so well. It sounded weirdly French and awkward, and in no part of the story does it say he had an accent, nor does it make sense if his twin does not. It was such a shame as everything else from his tone to his pitch was so good and I really enjoyed and admired his skill in performing this book. It's not a deal breaker for me but was a constant let down and the reason I gave this book 4 Stars and not 5.

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  • Joshua's Rainbow

  • Rainbow Key, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Rainbow Key - an idyllic island retreat off the west coast of Florida. Think wedding destination, white sandy beaches, lurve…except at the moment Joshua is struggling to pay the electricity bill, they’ve no paying customers, and even if they did they can’t afford the repairs from the devastating hurricane that struck three years ago – and to top it off they have to take in Daniel, a grumpy businessman who has been ordered by his doctor to take some time off before he has a heart attack from too much stress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love is the greatest forgiveness

  • By Shin Mon Thway on 09-11-18

A gentle story of found family and hope

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

The narrator was a new one for me and I thoroughly enjoyed his narration! Darcy Stark has a wonderful smooth voice and great emotional range, he brought nuances and delicate character acting into play in his performance.

The story is a pretty simple one, with a touch of drama I usually tend to avoid but I liked that it did not seem overly dramatic and there are many supporting characters who's stories I am curious about after reading. They all gathered in this island trying to keep the hotel from completely falling down despite the massive damage it sustained in the hurricane.
Daniel is so stressed he suffered a major panic attack and goes on a month long retreat at the quite nearly empty hotel run by Joshua and his close group of friends. I liked Daniels character the most, he was very interesting and stable, selflessly helping Joshua despite his own interest as the owner of a successful hotel chain, to buy Rainbow Key when it ultimately fails to survive financially. The way he and Joshua came to be a couple was nice, slow enough to be believable considering Joshua's past hurts and the delicate situation he finds himself in.
I do have to say I disliked the constant self-deprecating voice inside Joshua's head, it was to representative, and even though most of the times it make sense, considering his past, I still felt like he keeps talking about being fat when he clearly isn't. And his weight would have been more interesting had it still been considered "fat" rather then the "he is not thin but not fat" vague description. I feel like that could have made him into a more interesting character, break the mold a bit.
Some parts of the story had a bit of a dramatic flare, but it was not overpowering and the story had a nice flow to it.
I am very interested in the next books in the series and how each character will get his/her HEA.

  • Alpha Ablaze

  • Waking the Dragons, Book 2
  • By: Susi Hawke, Piper Scott
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Paranoid inventor and draconian expert Sam is a conspiracy theorist who lives on the fringes, preferring to keep a low profile while he does what he knows best: study the ancient draconian culture he knows isn't a fairy tale. Aided by his intuitive ability to create gadgets and harness sound waves, Sam changes identities and addresses as often as he changes his clothes...all in a lifelong quest to evade The Man. When he accidentally wakes a "sleeping" dragon who insists they are mates, Sam's carefully structured world shifts sideways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series!

  • By Mari Cardenas on 09-05-18

I could not get into the story

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

After reading the first book I was hoping this one would improve the patchy plot and character development but, unfortunately, it just failed to capture me. I would say my biggest issues are world believability and characters consistency. I talked about this when I reviewed the first book, this is an Omegavers shifter MPREG Shifter story, boy that's a mouthful, and I was missing so many details to make the world logical. They say Omegas (men who are able to conceive from an Alpha) are rare, but they don;t really explain how this fits into the rest of the het-normal population. And i could not understand how some people where really fine and seemed to think Mpreg was completely regular and other were bigoted, homophobic, cruel and violent towards them. I felt like the author relied too heavily on the genre cliche's and expected readers to just "go with the flow" because it's Mpreg-Shifter.
I don't read many Mpreg books exactly because of this reason, this was very disappointing.
The second issue was Sam, his character was really confusing in the first book and here he was just a jumble of cliche's and unavailability, I cold not stand him. He is supposed to be a genius, tech wiz conspiracy theorist but it seemed like these were just facts added onto him without anything to indicate he really is one. All the technology he uses is just conveniently there, he is both doubtful and incredibly stupid at times- for a guy who is so meticulous and paranoid I would expect him to figure things sooner or not brush them off so easily when all evidence points to the contrary. All the things that happen in this story are such a twisted mess of illogical details and fact less plot lines, I was just annoyed with the story 95% of the time.
Sorry to say I did not like this at all !

**The Narration**
Colin Darcy seems to be a fairly decent narrator but he chose the most annoying, silly voice for Sam and a few other characters, and I could not stand his too long and awkward pauses for Sam's speaking voice even after I sped it up quite a bit!!!. Blaze was Ok-ish if a bit douchy and his did have some nicer voices for some of the other characters but 80% of the book IS about Sam and Blaze and it just grated on my nerves.

  • Dead Speak

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 1
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O'Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he's got nothing to lose in enlisting the man's help to find Michael.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Premise Squandered

  • By Brian Kyle on 09-06-18

Mediums and cops solve crimes

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This book had a lot of potential but sadly it was not well balanced at all. Mainly I feel like the police proceedings were very unrealistic and it kept throwing me off the story. Tennyson is a psychic that is able to communicate with ghosts and read auras, and Ronan who is very skeptical and sometimes down right cruel and sarcastic about it are just the oddest pairing ever. I cound not get over how Hot and Cold Ronan was in regards to believing Tennyson. One minute he thought Tennyson is a fraud, then he wants his help solving a 7 year missing persons case. And he goes from trusting Tennyson's word to attacking his credibility in the same sentence. I also could not understand how he got it cleared with his superiors, after the book repeatedly states that Ronan is on his last chance after a shooting incident and being transferred to cold cases. Add to that the fact everything is on tape as a reality TV show was just odd.
The plot was interesting but poorly written and I felt like the book kept going in circles to draw it out more.

The narration was good all in all, Michael Pauley is a well known narrator and has a nice range of voices and accents, sadly he could not save this book from being a bit boring and more then once cringy, with word choices like " dolling d*ck" and "greased passage" as well as the unstable and strange dynamic between the MC's.

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