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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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  • Filthy Scrooge

  • By: Taryn Quinn
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

I hate Christmas. For years, I've avoided the holiday entirely. Until Kandy Kane enters my life - the same seductive mystery woman I danced with at a club last night. When she shows up at my company the next day as our Christmas party planner, she's desperate for help with her little problem. My hot elf in striped tights needs a last-minute Santa. And I need her. In every way possible. And this time, she's not going to run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Scrooge!!!

  • By Nicole Garcia on 11-04-17

Merry Christmas Mr. Scrooge!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

First let me say anything Taryn Quinn writes is an auto-buy for me, as well as any Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross narration. So, when these three get together to do a project like this, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year.

I love the dynamic of this couple. They were funny, playful, and the chemistry was off the charts on fire!

Kandy Kane is such a great character. She gave Lincoln the ability to forget those who have wronged him in the past and gave him a whole new outlook on the holidays and life in general.

Lincoln is my favorite kind of lead male. Brooding, demanding, closed-off, and oh so sinfully hot. He is a true alpha male and a Scrooge to boot. A very Filthy Scrooge.

This book has jumped to the top of my list for a definite repeat listen and one of my favorite holiday stories to date.

I listened to this book in one sitting and I cannot wait to see what this trio has in store for us next.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sin and the Preacher's Son

  • By: Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Driven from his family when his sexuality is exposed, Jonah discovers drama, passion and intrigue in a traveling carnival - and in the enigmatic owner, Rafe Grimstone. The preacher's son and the lord who's rejected his former life in England feel the heat of attraction from the moment they meet. Open-hearted Jonah is willing to risk hellfire and damnation for brief moments of pleasure with Rafe, but the older man is frozen in a past he can't escape, no matter how far he runs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Uninteresting

  • By Helen on 06-19-18

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

When I read the blurb for this book I was immediately interested. I love romance books, carnival books, and books that have a little added mystery to them. This book had it all. Tie in that it's M/M and I couldn't have asked for a better listen. The relationship between Jonah and Rafe was sweet and hot and i was routing for them the entire time. I also loved all of the secondary characters. I was drawn in pretty fast and the writing kept me there. This was the first time I have listened to the narrator and the first time I've read these authors and was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'd definitely listen to this narrator again as well as the authors.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Flawed Perfection

  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Nathan wasn't sure why people were so obsessed with dating and sex. Sure it probably felt good, but he just couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about. It might have helped if he knew what he was looking for. But with so many labels and options, he just wasn't sure. It seemed so easy to everyone else, but to him, it felt like something was missing. Gabriel thought Nathan was absolutely perfect. Sweet, funny, sexy, and completely confused about what he desired; but absolutely perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Jennie on 10-16-17

3.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

This wasn't my usual kind of read, but I did finish it and the writing was good. The author treated the subject with respect and care. Many people would criticize the content of this book, but the relationship between Gabriel and Nathan was genuine and that supersedes everything else for me. Love is love.

  • Secrets in the Dark

  • A M/M Age Play Romance
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Mason isn't looking for Mr. Right...he isn't even looking for Mr. Right-Now. What he wants in a man isn't going to be found on a blind date or at a singles mixer. Because he's looking for someone a little more unique...a little more take charge...a little more loving. Story contains M/M sexual content, age play, diapers, and ABDL themes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Age Play Listen

  • By Erryn Barratt on 09-05-17

3.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

This wasn't my usual kind of read, but I did finish it and the writing was good. The author treated the subject with respect and care. Many people would criticize the content of this book, but the relationship between Mason & Edward was genuine and that supersedes everything else for me. Love is love.

  • Finding Love

  • The Perfect Size for You
  • By: Lily G. Blunt
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don't get attached. After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he's attracted to, he'll be fully prepared. Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot and Sweet

  • By Bookworm250 on 08-16-17

Short and Hot!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Though this story was short, it wasn't lacking for me in any way. I enjoyed Ty and Andy's story and wish it were longer. This is the first time I've listened to Lily G. Blunt but I liked her writing and will be reading more of her books.

  • Always

  • Two Hearts, One Soul Duet, Book 1
  • By: London Saint James
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Winter Perri never truly understood love until she met Austin Carlyle - the man who would rock her world to its foundations and give her something to believe in. But the night before they were to be married, the fairytale shattered. Thirteen years later Winter is pulled out of her seclusion only to have a painful past confront her, and when it does, she's left questioning reality, because the impossible is looking back at her with the face of a destroying angel, and piercing eyes in too familiar shades of blue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-17

Emotional!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Where should I start? This book was absolutely amazing! I have never read a more emotional story than Always. I actually listened to this book about a week ago and needed to collect myself before I wrote a review. I have to say I'm still moved by the story. The characters are so well written you can feel the love just seep into your heart. Austin has to be the sweetest man I've read by far and Winter is so loyal to him. The events that take place are heart-wrenching at times, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I can't wait for the next book!
Tor Thom is one of my favorite narrators and this is his best performance yet. His ability to engross himself into the characters touched my heart in a way words cannot explain. Anxiously waiting for book two in this series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Waking the Watcher

  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Susan Fouche
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Lust. My ultimate downfall and demise. I'm shackled to a life I can't escape. A life I never asked for. Now, I'm trapped - soulless, burdened by a Watcher lurking within. He wants out, he wants her. But I can't let that happen, won't let that happen. She's mine. Somehow that doesn't matter. I can't have what I crave. What I want. What I need. As the Watcher fights me, battles for control, I refuse to succumb. It's a power I'll never relinquish. I can't unleash what lies beneath without paying the ultimate price and losing her in the end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be ready for a book hangover!

  • By PATRICIA on 06-18-17

Galen...sigh... <3

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

What made the experience of listening to Waking the Watcher the most enjoyable?

I loved that each character had a distinguishable voice so that I could tell the characters apart. Will Watt has an amazing range of accents which made the book very enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

I love Paranormal Romance and this story didn't disappoint. It wasn't your ordinary vampire story. I loved the angel aspect and the way Kim intertwined the two.

Which character – as performed by Will M. Watt and Susan Fouche – was your favorite?

I loved Will Watt's performance of Galen. Did I mention his Irish accent is to die for? Well, let me say it again. Will Watt's Irish accent is to die for!I really liked Susan Fouche's performance of Andrea. Even though she wasn't the main character and we only get to see her in a few scenes, I loved Susan's darker voice.

Any additional comments?

This was the first book I have read from Kim Loraine, but it certainly won't be my last. Her writing is amazing and keeps your attention at every turn. I felt the love pour right out of the book. Galen is the sweetest vampire I have ever read and I have to say this audiobook is one of my top five favorites. I cannot wait to hear Devin and Sariel's story next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thrust

  • By: Victoria Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

I never expected to be that girl. The one desiring the touch of two brothers and being thrust into a world of intense pleasure. Not in reality anyway. Both of these brothers are out to please and they both have the equipment to do it. The Wilder brothers have proved that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo! Stellar Performance! Orgasmic Plot!

  • By Cheri on 01-01-17

Wow. Just Wow!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

What did you love best about Thrust?

The pain, the angst, the love, the sex. Oh my the sex. So hot!

Which scene was your favorite?

The bathroom scene at the wedding.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Double the pleasure, double the fun.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to every book Kai and Wen have narrated and have found some pretty amazing authors through their work. I am so glad I had the chance to read Victoria Ashley's book. Thrust was written so beautifully. I felt every emotion with each word that was read to me. Ms. Ashley has definitely been put on my list of auto-buys for the future. I cannot wait to read more of her work. Kai and Wen's performance is nothing less than perfection and their love for what they do really shines through.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine

  • By: J D Frettier
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

The year is 1969. Though there is war and unrest in the world, on August 15th, on a farm in upstate New York, a little concert will go down in history as the most famous music festival of our time: Woodstock. It also happens to be the day Bonnie McMillan and Peter Hampton meet and begin their free-spirited love-filled journey with each other. Fast forward 47 years. Bonnie unexpectedly passes after a night of hot sex and is whisked up to Purgatory, or "The Green Room".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Desperately seeking

  • By trixie on 02-04-17

Purgatory was never more fun!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

What other book might you compare Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine to and why?

I have never read a book like this before. So funny!

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

I always enjoy Hollie Jackson's performances. She delivers comedy so well.

Any additional comments?

This was a fun short story of what it's like in the afterlife. Purgatory or "The Green Room" as it's called was an idea so unique and different and quite refreshing than my usual romance listens. It had its sad moments, but for the most part I was laughing so hard. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more by J.D. Frettier. Well done!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sway

  • Landry Family Series, Book 1
  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

BARRETT LANDRY has it all. Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician's life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction. ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress. As a single mother to HUXLEY, she's rebuilding life on her terms. She's focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can't be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vote Landry!

  • By bookbruin on 08-02-17

Swoon!!!! Barrett definitely has my vote!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

What made the experience of listening to Sway the most enjoyable?

I love how no matter what book Kai Kennicott and Wen narrate, they always pull you into the story and you can't help but feel everything the characters are feeling.This book was no exception, in fact, this has become one of my favorite audiobooks and I will probably be re-listening to it very soon. I can listen to their southern voices all day long and never tire of them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sway?

I know most people who've read or listened to the book would say the grape scene, which was completely hot. But, the most memorable moment for me was when Barrett finally decided to follow his heart.

Which character – as performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross – was your favorite?

I loved Alison and can I just say how much I loved Barrett. He had me swooning throughout the whole book.

Any additional comments?

I love Adriana Locke's stories. They're always so full of angst, but so happy she also finds a way to give the characters a happily ever after. The journey she takes you on is definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I wouldn't have it any other way. Pair her writing with the amazing narration of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross and you couldn't read a more perfect book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful