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  • Desert Foxe

  • By: Haley Walsh
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Out and proud high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his posse of friends go to the annual Palm Springs White Party for a weekend of fun, frivolity, and luscious men. But there are boy troubles of all kinds ahead. Skyler's boyfriend and high school coach, Keith Fletcher, has to endure an embarrassing number of Skyler's former hook-ups, one of the SFC might be going solo, Skyler encounters unexpected and unwelcome participants at the party, and there's a murder on the dance floor, literally at Skyler's feet!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 💥 P H E N O M E N A L 💥

  • By HaloLove on 05-11-16

A Sure Thing - Sweet, Clever, Humorous

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

I adore each of the Foxe tales. The writing and the stories are wonderful and the narration by Joel Leslie truly brings them to life. The continuity of his characterization from one book to the next makes me feel as if I know each and every character. (I'm a huge Joel Leslie fan and have many books narrated by him in my collection.)

I just finished listening to Desert Foxe this afternoon and I have to say it's my favorite so far. It was different from the previous stories in that it was told from multiple points of view. And that gave a wonderful glimpse into the inner life of many familiar and well-loved characters. There was a really clever mystery and a bounty of love stories from the *SFC to the students of James Polk High.

What I especially liked this time was the balance of the personal with the mystery and the deepening relationship between Keith and Skyler. I think everyone is growing up, not just the high school students.

Thanks to Haley Walsh for her stories. They make me laugh and then feel all sentimental with a tear in my eye. She's brilliant. And I'm in love with and in awe of Joel's characterization and talent. ❤

If you want a sweet, clever and humorous story, this is the one. (It is 5th in a series, but can easily stand alone. If you can, listen to them all.)

*You must read the stories to learn about this exclusive club.

  • Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

  • By: Mindy Klasky
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won’t receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane’s life is quickly turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is Terrible

  • By Iolanthe on 09-02-15

I Love This Series

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

This is an adorable series of books about a woman who is a witch, but never knew it. She accidentally awakens a black cat familiar - who takes on a human form. She alerts the local coven of her spellcasting - unbeknownst to herself. And summons a warder,David, who is meant to keep an eye on her. The characters and situations are amusing and a lot of fun.

What I didn't enjoy was the narration. I never want to be discouraging to anyone and I have to say that the reader is very earnest and has a great voice. Beyond that, I believe she needs guidance in reading. I enjoy the story and have persevered through most of it, but the reading is very jarring. Emma reads and comes to a full stop mid-sentence, sometimes mid-phrase and then continues on with the same sentence or clause as if it were a new sentence.

Emma, you have promise, you just need some technical help.

Mindy, I'd love it if you could have these books done over!

  • Clear Water

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him. Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together and Whiskey wants to help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love this book and this narrator

  • By Riva on 01-23-14

Perfect Combo - Reader and Novel

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

I bought this e-audio book, because I had previously read and loved the story. It begins when Whiskey Keenan witnesses a car going off a bridge over the river where his houseboat cum science lab is berthed. He realizes there is someone still in the car and swims to the rescue of the hapless passenger, Patrick Cleary. The story follows the trajectory of the lonely scientist and the younger man struggling with ADD in their journey from the imperfect present to a heartwarming HEA. This is a very satisfying ugly duckling story with plenty of feel good moments and lots of love.

But the real reason I am making an effort to write this review...

I've spent literally thousands of hours listening to audio books, borrowing titles regularly from the library. But there is one area where my library falls short and that is with the m/m titles. That is what brought me to Audible. I have listened to only 20 books thus far, but I have to say that the reader for this book - Robert Nieman - stands out. And I mean stands out in the context of my overall listening. His voice is youthful, yet rich and has a charisma that charmed me from the start. While he didn't do separate character voices, per se, his acting was so natural, he brought each of the characters to life and made me feel as if I was right there. I would gladly listen to any title he records. I can't compliment him superlatively enough! <3