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  • A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat

  • By: Roe Horvat
  • Narrated by: Vance Bastian
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Simon had always expected love to feel different than this. Whether it was his Catholic upbringing or the poetry he’d read - Simon had thought that true love would be uplifting, fulfilling, that it would give a meaning to his loitering, and add joy to his leisure. But not this kind of love. This love was a flesh-eating monster, sharp-clawed and evil-eyed, ravishing his mind with medieval cruelty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator elevated an emotional story

  • By A T on 07-16-18

An interesting complex story

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

The writing is superb, poetic and gut punching. This book was a twisting, sometimes dark, path towards love and acceptance. At times I was confused, and the narrative of the story is not straight forward, which added to the confusion and mystery of Simon and his relationship with his ex-Matěj. It was both unique in the M/M genre and suspenseful, the plot pulling you in and capturing your interest. This book is one i would gladly listen to again, I feel like there is so much depth I have yet to discover in it.

I enjoyed the setting of this story too, it was so refreshing to read a story in Europe, and in a country that is not usually in the literary spotlight in this genre. The background felt authentic, both culturally and geographically, and you can clearly tell the author brought their own knowledge and upbringing into the story.
This was a fascinating book also because all the side characters had their own complexities and were very diverse and well rounded. I loved the relationships they had, the friendships and the familial ones, and the closeness between them. It made it a whole world to be discovered and not a two character story where some extras pop up to say hi.
The narrator did a good job, despite the lengthy pauses he had which made me speed up the narration quite a bit. He tackled languages and accents well, gave each character a distinct voice and added life and emotion into the story.

  • Leo Loves Aries

  • Signs of Love Series, Book 1
  • By: Anyta Sunday
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived, well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the bright future. When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story with a sub-par narration.

  • By Lost in a Book on 06-19-18

A funny witty book finally out in audio!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This is the first time I have listened to this narrator and I think he did a pretty good job with Jamie, Leo and Leona. some of the side characters had an annoying, nasally voice that I did not like as much but it did not bother me too much.

Anyta writs unique intricate stories were words are colors she uses to draw beautifully with. I love these kind of artistry with language, and I felt the connections between the characters were so deep and interesting because of the way the were written. Leo's use of "phrase of the day" tells so much about his emotions and also about who he is as a man. I love his strong connection to his sister and how independent she is. It is always nice to see a strong female character, and one with a disability as well.
The slow burn is bout tantalizing and frustrating, but the bond between both men is so interesting. I love the slow buildup of the friendship and the quirky banter they share. This is a funny sweet book that hides deep emotions and I feel like this is it's magic.

  • Scorpio Hates Virgo

  • Signs of Love Series, Book 2
  • By: Anyta Sunday
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he's entirely sure that selling his dead aunt's home and leaving the neighbors he's known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he'll never have again? Nobody, that's who. Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay. Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book, terrible narrator

  • By Kendra A. on 07-07-18

This is one of my favorite books finally in audio!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This was such an amazing unexpected delight! I was a bit hesitant, the blurb was cute but I thought it would be an average read. I WAS SOOOOO WRONG!!!!

This book is beautifully written, almost lyrical at times and so very unique in the MM genre. I adore the writing in its clever complexity, geekiness and attention to details that make characters pop and steal your heart! It was delicately witty, funny and charming.
I loved to slow seductive burn and unfolding of Cal and Percy's feelings to each other interwoven in their growing friendship and diminishing nemeses-ness. Every character is so unique, one of a kind and very specific, in a way that draws you in until you feel like you too live in the cul-de-sac with them. The buildup was almost tangible, sexy and kept me at the edge of my seat without big drama in the story, and it was so captivating to read. I wanted them to get together already but keep teasing and skirting around their attraction because it was almost better than a full on sex scene. ALMOST…. When Cal and Percy finally do get together it is so rewarding and thrilling, sexy and touching. I needed this book to clear my palette in-between, albeit good, cookie- cutter books. I want more, I NEED more!
***Narration***
This was the first book I read in this series, it made me fall in love with Anyta's writing and I later got all the books in the series. I was thrilled to learn they are coming out in audio and the first one was really good. I liked the narrator, the first time I listened to a book narrated by him, and his rendition of the characters.
In this book you really get the sense he grew into the characters and the story, the voices feel natural to him and fit the characters well. I really feel like this book is an improvement from the first one, and it is my favorite in the series so it was a delight to listen to.
Looking for the next one coming out on audio soon!


  • Alpha Awakened

  • Waking the Dragons Series, Book 1
  • By: Piper Scott, Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Awkward outcast omega Emery Jones isn't expecting to find anything more than adventure when he leaves his favorite hiking path and follows a strange series of markers through the woods...and he's certainly not expecting to come face to face with the most gorgeous man he's ever seen. He's instantly smitten, but there's one problem - his dream guy insists that he's a dragon prince from another time, and Emery is his fated mate! After thousands of years in stasis, Coryphaeus of Novis, the draconian Crown Prince, has been awakened by a kiss from his fated mate.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Starwarslover on 07-03-18

Wake up, it's a brand new world out there

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I am not usually one to read Mpreg, and if I do It needs to be really well executed for me to feel like I can understand the world these characters live in. What I liked is that this book did not focus of the physical side of the relationship like so many Shifter and Mpreg books tend to do. I found it a nice touch, there was the insta-love + mating at the first time they met and I was a bit skeptical about where this was going to go, but after that, when Coryphaeus, or Cory, realizes there is a big gap between what each of them thought this meeting was about he re-groups and tries to figure out this strange new reality he found himself in. This was a great approach to Insta-love and shifter mating and I felt like Cory was the most interesting and rounded character.
Unfortunately I can not say the same about Sam, Emery or Emery's mother. I felt like they did or said thing that at times were just conveniently right for the story and not genuine to them and I do not feel like I know them and why the chose or did anything. I also felt like the world buildup was not as detailed as this story needed, for instance there are Omegas and Alphas but they are rare, yet we don;t understand how that is connected to the seemingly regular human world we know in real life. It felt like maybe some things where placed in the story assuming readers are familiar with the genre and therefore will just "get it" or accept it. In general I wished the story was a bit more complex, It was too simplistic for me and I had a hard time believing the story world in general.
****Narration****
the narrator was actually quite good, I liked his range of characters, he had a very distinct voice for each and the emotion he infused into his voice was also good. I will say that he had rather long pauses between words that disrupted the speech flow and I had to speed the narration quite a bit to compensate for it ( and it was not always successful).
I did enjoy the story and the narration, I want to see what happens next which is always a sign of a good story for me. As far as Shifter Mpreg books go this is pretty simple and does not bring anything new to the table.

  • Splinter

  • Significant Brothers, Volume 1
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico's practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he's otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts...until Deen enters his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smoky Love

  • By Shandara Majere on 06-03-18

Sweet and steamy unexpected romance

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I really enjoyed this book! I was expecting it to be high on drama because of the Rock Star theme but was pleasantly surprised when Dean was much more low key and the story really did not put the emphasis on the glorious life of the celebrities.
I really think Nick and Dean worked so well together, I love the funny banter between them and the little jokes. It could have easily been an enemies to lovers book but the dynamics between both men are so much more subtle then that.
The plot is fairly simple, I like that it did not fall in to too many cliche's and did not turn situations into and overly dramatic affair.
Both men have past hurts and issues and although they it affects their lives they do not let them define the choices they make. These characters are full of humanity, and gentle acceptance of their feelings.
*****THE NARRATION*****
Greg Boudreaux is such a wonderful narrator! I have yet to find a book preformed by him that disappointed me. He has a fantastic sense for emotions and how to bring them into his voice, his accent work is superb and each character is clearly defined. He moved me emotionally and bought all the little innuendos of a real life actor into play when he preformed this book. I found myself laughing many times because of his narration and I believe had I read this book without the audio I would not have liked it as much as I did.

This was a very fun, romantic book with lots of great chemistry and attraction and I would gladly read it again soon.

  • Rattlesnake

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night, he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn't seen in years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and performance

  • By Riva on 02-27-16

A love that is achingly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This book was a total surprise for me, My first Kim Fielding book, recommended by a friend. I am so glad to have read it!
The setting of the book prepares you for high drama but in actuality it is a very gentle book, about self love and moving on. I love the actual plot, both Jimmy and Shane are very unique interesting characters and their lives are anything but simple I felt that at times the book was very poetic, and every emotion was very palpable to me.
Jimmy is a sort of lone wolf and he is surprised by the kindness the people of Rattlesnake show him. The more he stays there the harder it is to move on, but the more time he spends with Shane and working in the inn he finds he doesn't want to.
Jimmy is such a kind soul, so very loyal and genuine, a hard worker honest man. Shane is also a character you can't help but loving, despite the harshness of his past he is remarkably lighthearted.
I love that the story is not centered around their outside appearances but more about the attraction and personalities of both men. It makes to romance and physical relationship between them that much sweeter.
there were some amazing, tear inducing moments but they just add to the wonderful journey they share together.
The narration by K.C.Kelly was superb! I happened to listed to Ethan, Who Lover Carter before I started this book, which is also narrated by him. He just fist these kinds of characters and stories so well! I loved the emotion he put into words, accents and each distinct voice he created. He made reading this book a delight.

  • Living out Loud

  • By: Christina Lee, Nyrae Dawn
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Kelley, Max T. Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Ben Emerson has lived by his minister father's rules most of his life. Born into an ultraconservative church community, he's finally brave enough to break free and move to San Francisco. Distancing himself certainly helps create a new mind-set, but living as an openly gay man takes some getting used to. When he reaches out to Xavier, a childhood friend who lives in the city, Ben isn't sure how he'll respond given their thorny history. Ben hopes the familiar connection will help him right some wrongs as well as provide the solace he's been craving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Put on some nail polish and express yourself

  • By Neta_BER on 06-01-18

Put on some nail polish and express yourself

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I LOVE this story, it is very soft in it's intensity and really shows the struggles Ben faced with discovering himself but also celebrates the freedom he discovers in the life he slowly builds for himself. The renewal of his friendship with Xavier is the perfect setting for him to allow what has always been inside him blossom.
I love Xavier as a character, because he is not a cookie cutter character although he could easily have fallen into the cliche' of the emo tattooed guy. Both men have a very interesting personality, and I feel they show a divers queer character as well in a genre that is not always that inclusive.
I feel like they both explore their sexuality and discover new things about each other, the buildup is sensual and erotic but also full of friendship and pure fun. Xavier is always focused of making sure Ben experiences anything he finds interesting and doesn't let him hold himself back. Together they rise above the fears and insecurities and become better.
The love and support in this book are truly amazing to read about and it was a great romance.

The narrators are both new to me but I liked they way each of them rendered the characters, especially Ben's narrator. They put all the emotions into their voice and brought this story to life.

  • Clang

  • The Riley Brothers, Book 2
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Summer barbecues and his brothers' renovations keep blacksmith Jackson Riley happy, but he's missing one thing: a relationship. Chase helps him with his dating profile and catches Jackson's eye instead. When they trade skills and time, the embers are stirred into a flame of passion. Jackson wants a family tattoo - something Chase's skilled hands can deliver. But Jackson worries when Chase asks him to forge a sword. What could he need protection from? Tattoo artist Chase MacLeod can't stop running from his past. When he thinks he's escaped, a letter arrives that throws everything off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fencing, Sexy Men, and Great Narration

  • By Belle9995 on 06-30-18

Passion and plot lines clash

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This book, while having great potential, did suffer from the flaws of the first book in the way it dragged in parts and glossed over others. It's more a matter of balancing all the different plot elements.
Jackson and Chase are interesting characters, they have a lot of promise and I love tattoo artists as characters in general so I was very exited for this story. I was a bit disappointed that I did not get to know Jackson as much as I felt I got to know Chase and his past. You do get the sense that each one brings something the others needs in a sort of puzzle piece way but the story just doesn't pick up the pacing when it needs to. It did focus heavily on their physical relationship, and at times I would have rather had them doing something else to strengthen their emotional bond.

Narration was great like always, Michael Pauley Is a wonderful narrator that can really improve any book with his narration so this was a nice read all in all despite the issues I had with the story.

  • Buzz

  • The Riley Brothers, Book 1
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

At 23, an undiagnosed heart condition sends pro hockey player Cameron Riley back to his hometown newly single and looking for work. Cam can't hide his past - especially when his heart racing is a big risk, and boy, does his new boss's nephew make his heart race. Noah's exactly the kind of guy Cam needs after his hellish ex. Buzz is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhanger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I adore Michael Pauley!!

  • By Lynn Janet on 12-31-17

Sweet as honey

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This was a nice book but I felt like some parts of it tended to drag out a bit sometimes and wish it was more fluid.

I did read it before in e-book format, which was a bit harder to get into. However, Michael Pauly did a great job narrating this story and bringing it to life, making it more interesting and engaging. I am a long time fan of Michael, and love his emotional renditions of characters and situations.

This is a sweet love story, it is very gentle and I liked Cam's brother's a lot.
I would say i think it's not a master piece, but a feel-good romantic read for sure.

  • The Spencer Cohen Series, Book Three

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Learning to be in a committed relationship has been easy for Spencer. In fact, too easy. Andrew has fit into his life seamlessly. Spencer's let go of his insecurities and hang-ups, and he and Andrew are enjoying where things are headed. For the first time in years, Spencer's life is unbelievably perfect.
Andrew overthinks everything. So when Spencer gets a phone call from Australia, he's certain Spencer will push him away. But instead of driving them apart, maybe it will solidify what they already have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 05-12-18

A wonderful ending to Spencer and Andrew's story

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

This was the epic ending to a wonderfully gentle and sweet three book series. I have to say that the second book was a bit slow going for me and I felt not many things happened there but this one really wrapped their story up in a great way.
As always, Joel Leslie's narration was top notch, he juggles American and Australian accents with ease. and many other voices and characters in rapid succession. he brought this story to life beautifully.
I was looking forward to see Spencer reconciling some of the things from his past and I felt the author dealt with it well.

The Epilogue was so cute! I found myself clapping, giggling, squealing, and saying "awwww" every few seconds. I't was a concentrated dose of sugary sweetness to seal the deal and it was very satisfying to read. This series is the total package for a feel good romance, with a bit of angst and great characters and I am looking forward to Yanni's Story on audio when it come out in a few weeks.

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