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  • The Duke in Denial

  • Scandal in Sussex, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Ainsworth
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Sebastian Lewis never expected to become a duke. But with the sudden deaths of his cousin and uncle, Sebastian's position changes. He is determined to fulfill his new responsibilities with grace, even if it means remarrying, and even if the attractions of women, so often lauded by poets, fail to interest him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new favorite for sure!

  • By Francois on 03-05-16

Smoldering and Sexy Historical Hotties.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

Where does The Duke in Denial rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thought the writing was really strong, the characters worthy of rooting for and the performance very skillful.. I would rate it high up on my list of favorite listens.

What other book might you compare The Duke in Denial to and why?

Of all the modern regency romances that I've read (I really enjoy them) I think this is one my favorite. I was very surprised how well the author created a believable m/m romance within this world... The characters are vulnerable and complex. It stole my heart... a perfect pick me up for no more Downton lol.

Which scene was your favorite?

No spoilers but the final scene where the Aunt appears was pure gold. And the performance of it was hilarious.

If you could take any character from The Duke in Denial out to dinner, who would it be and why?

William - I could listen to that accent all day!

Any additional comments?

Sweet, sexy and smart... Give me more!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Foxe Hunt

  • The Skyler Foxe Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Haley Walsh
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 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

High school English teacher Skyler Foxe finally hooks up with gorgeous assistant football coach Keith Fletcher. But is the man what he seems to be? Skyler still has his doubts when he spies Keith in some shady circumstances. And there are still some unanswered questions as to what exactly is going on at the high school. Who thought high school could be so sinister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than book one!

  • By Blake on 07-26-15

One of my favorite series!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Foxe Hunt to be better than the print version?

Hilarious and full of heart - I've become addicted to Skyler, his crazy over-the-top friends and his adventures. Walsh writes m/m fiction that is full of humor and great story lines... with characters that really develop PLUS super hot sex to boot. Imagine Will and Grace merged with Scooby Doo - and you've got Skler Foxe. The narration is fabulous - he practically turns the books into a sitcom - theatrical, funny and versatile.

What other book might you compare Foxe Hunt to and why?

If Miss Marple was a sexy twink, you'd have Slyer. The books have a wacky sense of hijinks and Skyler is a romantic mess (trying desperately not to fall in love with his crazy hot boyfriend). If you imagine a cute, sexy gay version of No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, or Stephanie Plum books... you'll know exactly what you're in for. But i have to say - several times these books have really pulled at my heart strings and made me shed a tear or two.

Have you listened to any of Joel Leslie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think his work on this book is even stronger than the last in the series. He's come into his own with the characters and his narration style is smoother and even more engaging.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Absolutely - there was a scene toward the end of the book that had me sniffling like a hot mess... it was great.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful