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  • Axel's Pup

  • By: Kim Dare
  • Narrated by: Chris Clog
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

As the landlord of The Dragon's Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He's a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him anymore, and nobody catches him off guard. When Bayden rides up to The Dragon's Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it's easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who's about to get himself killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare 5 star review

  • By ScrappyMom on 04-20-17

Great story-20 hours went by like nothing!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I was EXTREMELY intimated by the size of this book but jesus it went away like a handful of hours! I kept checking to make sure it really was that long and I was just eating away at the time being sucked into everything. The thing is it didn't even feel like it was too detailed or stretched on, it just felt like an episode of a story playing on and I sucked in every word described. I love the story and the cute relationship they had with each other, it was my first Sub&Dom story so I was apprehensive on whether or not I'd enjoy it but WOO I did don't worry lol!!

  • Out of Nowhere

  • Middle of Somewhere, Book 2
  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Goss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

The only thing in Colin Mulligan's life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he's gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5+ Stars for Spectacular Narration!

  • By Belen on 07-10-16

Love it, but still feels lacking.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

SPOILER ALERT..



I fucking hated Collin.
I hated him so much. Of course I did, after everything described in book 1, everybody hated Collin. I CONSTANTLY joked with myself about 'watch Collin be gay lol' and immediately almost swallowed my entire fucking tongue when I found out he was.
I hated Collin SO fucking much, I would get in my car after work (I work in a warehouse and listen to the books during then) at around 3 in the morning and send voice clips to my *trying to sleep* friends ranting about how worked up Collin got me. You did a great job at making me despise Collin. I was hurt for Daniel, I cried during work, I got angry, I got confused and plenty of other roaring emotions so I was just ready for Collin's head on a pike.

I bought book 2 immediately after book 1 and still like 5 hours into it I hate Collin because I cannot STAND how he treats Daniel ESPECIALLY due to knowing Daniel's point of view, I almost wonder how I'd feel if I read this first and Daniel's book 2nd, I mean I'd still think Collin was a raging piece of shit almost all during Out Of Nowhere for being such a hypocritical asscrack but I might have been more lenient on him.

This book is my favourite out of the series (Although I've only read the first 2 currently) because I got to explore Collin's mind a little more. Oh man it was taking forever because I bought this book almost SOLELY on the fact that I was anticipating Collin apologizing to Daniel for all the fucked up shit he did. I cried a lot for Collin, I felt his pain almost a little too much which shocked me considering I've never had any repressive issues close to his, but I was still so fucking angry at him. You don't do what he did to family. His baby brother. So I was REALLY REALLY looking forward to the climax where EVERYTHING hits the fucking fan. And I felt.. glossed over. It did not feel real enough. For me it did not feel like Collin truly understood how shitty of a human being he was being and was just pitying himself like usual. I feel like it was more of a "I am a shitty person and as a result I do shitty things and I fucking hate myself" instead of reflecting how HIS ACTIONS really fucked up what could have been an amazing relationship with his brother and I ABSOLUTELY despise the fact that I didn't see much of him acknowledging the fact that it was because of his FATHER that he grew up to be so jaded and cruel. These are key points that just build up his character so fucking much so I expected them to be the key elements in helping this cocoon unravel around him but it was mostly just the story saying "It's all because of Rafe" and I love seeing how Rafe becomes such a positive influence on him and the kids but it just makes me so mad that we never see this evil fucking poisonous bug acknowledged and his apology to Daniel didn't even feel like a fucking apology. I feel like I never got to a part in the book where Collin just goes "Holy shit. Holy shit I've fucked up so much because of how I acted" and instead it's Collin just trying to appease Rafe by being a better him and that's good but it doesn't feel like ENOUGH. It really didn't feel like enough and I just feel so bitter about it, I don't know, maybe I feel like Collin was portrayed way too cruel for my liking. But I don't hate him as much anymore, I guess it's more of the fact that I HATE that I can't TRULY HATE Collin, only feel immense pain for him. but I'm still fucking pissed on Daniel's behalf. I love this story and it's one of my absolute favourites.


Also, the funniest thing, I was imagining him as Dean Winchester THE ENTIRE TIME (and Rafe as Castiel as a little aDestiel mental fanfiction) and the MOMENT the kids mentioned it I almost screamed in the middle of work I felt SO CALLED OUT.

I hope this review isn't seen as negative or me trying to berate the author, because I truly do love this book and plan on reading it again and again, I guess, I still feel hurt if that makes sense. I feel like the ways he hurt Daniel hurt me, and I don't feel like he had a true apology created for him and it makes his character seem like he's not as genuine as he's supposed to turn out to be, so I feel bitter about that.

Great writing, loved the narration, narrator is fucking perfect at portraying Collin.



ALSO. Shout out to fucking Sam's shining moment on calling Collin out on being an absolute piece of shit, see that's the moment where I felt like YES FINALLY HE'S GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND ACTUALLY REALIZE IT. But instead it's more of Collin going 'Oh shit okay' and then just NEVER SWINGING BACK TO IT. Like wHAT?? EXCUSE ME??

  • True

  • Temptation Series, Book 6
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

Four years ago, Logan Mitchell walked into Tate's life and challenged him to see it differently. He dared Tate to try a kiss when normally he wouldn't have. He begged him to take a chance when he probably shouldn't have. But most importantly, he asked Tate to trust that he would love him, and he did. From that moment on, Tate realized exactly what his life had been missing - Logan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.....

  • By Shannon on 03-02-18

Not Ready For It To Be Over. Never Will Be.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Spoiler Alert!!!!!





I cried so hard when they started reading their vows, I had to work away from my coworkers (I'm in a warehouse)because I just couldn't hide how hard I was sobbing. I swear to god throughout this entire story I felt like I was always in the room with them watching them and being there with them and when I heard their vows and promises it felt like I was standing there watching them get married. I felt like I was Rachel taking Logan down into the room. I felt like I was Will walking Tate down the aisle. I felt like I was Cole officiating their marriage and I felt like I was watching my own babies give themselves to each other in what could be considered the most complete way and I didn't think I could possibly cry any harder.

Until I listened to the authors note dedicated to us. I felt like I was sitting across a table and Ella was speaking directly to me and that she was holding my hand promising me it's not the end of a love story, it's not credits rolling, it's just their entire adventure coming down to a wind and now they can officially relax and enjoy their life. it truly does feel like these aren't just book characters. I don't think I can ever properly explain how some people can just create an entire reality where it's so immersive and real it truly does feel like apart of you is taken away when it ends. except it never truly ends, like Ella stated. After listening to the first few books read by the amazing Shannon Gunn who I cannot praise enough for how articulate and just utterly fucking wonderful and lively and emotional and just - amazing almost other worldly in his portrayals.. I began buying the physical copies little by little and what's better than listening to the audiobooks or reading the novels themselves is pairing them up together listening to his voice as I read along for the most ultimately beautiful experience I could ask for.


it's hard to describe what an amazingly written book can do for readers. it's like taking a step into an alternative world and meeting these people and in a way they mean so much to you. It's something so intrinsically beautiful, it's something you just can't experience in your own life and during your own narrative. You have to become a fly on the wall and it's a roller coaster filled with butterflies and gut clenching drops.


I love this series so so so much and I delayed as much as I could to, not to say goodbye, but to accept the end of their exciting journey of entering each others lives, but I'm so glad I finished it.


I'll be keeping an eye on you Ella Frank!! I'll watch out for your new stories while stockpiling on the ones you currently have out.

  • Take

  • Temptation Series, Book 2
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Take – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control. Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try - he’s hooked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TEMPTATION SERIES: TRY - - TAKE - - & - - TRUST

  • By James on 06-20-15

SHANNON GUNN IS A FUCKING GOD.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I've NEVER heard such a passionate and emotional narrator like Shannon Gunn before, my gods.

  • Heart of the Steal

  • By: Roan Parrish, Avon Gale
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma, Kirt Graves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Responsible, disciplined William Fox channeled his love for art and his faith in the rules into being an FBI Art Crimes agent. Right and wrong, justice and injustice - the differences are clear, and Will has spent his career drawing a line between them. Maybe his convictions have cost him relationships, but he’s not willing to compromise what he knows is right. Until the night he meets Amory Vaughn. As the head of his family’s philanthropic foundation, Vaughn knows very well that being rich and powerful can get him almost anything he wants. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning made me stop.

  • By Anonymous User on 12-02-18

The beginning made me stop.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Not gonna lie, about an hour and a half into this story I stopped reading it.

SPOILER ALERT


I found it unrealistic that Will is this work-centric man and law-abiding yet he gets off for 5 minutes with a random stranger and is suddenly willing to cover up crimes for him?
I feel like if it was stretched out more, let us see them truly get to know each other instead of seeing them talk about how much they love each other when they met like 2 weeks ago and then I could understand William wanting to protect Vaughn from the law. But seriously, I couldn't take Will seriously after that. He's built up as this serious man who's determined to protect art, yet now all I can think about is "well if you suck his dick he'll let you go"

I ended up finishing the book because when I exchanged it for another I forgot to download that one, and working in a warehouse I had to listen to something for my 10 hour shift. So I grudgingly finished it. I liked it. It was cute. More in a fanfiction-y way than an actual novel.


The voice actors are pretty good, except I HATED when they would voice the other character during their chapter. Will's narrator when he imitated Vaughn's drawl made me cringe, and vice versa with Vaughn's narrator, although I grew to like his towards the end.


All in all, book felt really rushed. Could have been a lot better if more played out, stretched out, if we could really feel the transition in feelings, and not just jumping to "they fucked now they're in love".

I just couldn't respect or take serious Will's character after seeing the contrast of his described loyalty to his job to his opposite actions, he felt very weak and like a pushover, so I feel like the author really kind of did him dirty.

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  • HIM

  • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were 18? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where have these narrators been all my life?

  • By kindle customer on 03-09-16

Voice actors truly made the book.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

These voice actors were exceptional! I absolutely loved Jamie's in particular, that California boy accent really had me going. Wesley's voice actor- Jesus Christ his dirty talk was phenomenal!! Well done boys, hope to see another collab from you two again.


The book is amazing, surprisingly heartfelt and just very realistic for it's setting. Can't wait to read more from this author!