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  • Paint the Stars

  • By: Christina Lee, Nyrae Dawn
  • Narrated by: James Cavenaugh, Ryan Turner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he's always loved - creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he's even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can't help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn't buy into any of that Zen crap. He swore he'd never be molded into anybody's belief system again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • favorite in the series so far

  • By Mtsnow13 on 03-26-18

favorite in the series so far

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

A very enjoyable listen. The 2 narrators took a bit to get used to, but the subject matter dealing with spirituality, demisexuality, differences but similar desires for the same outcome, compromises and how to show love all felt very honest.

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  • Last Call

  • By: Felice Stevens, Christina Lee
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

 Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA, seemed a natural progression - even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "Misfits" comes to America (but not in a good way)

  • By SteveK on 05-03-18

perfect. great chemistry and sweet too

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

These three men found love, and the journey was worth every minute. The narration was fantastic as well. Am enjoying the combination of these two writers. Thank you!!

  • Detective Fox and the Christmas Caper

  • Dick and the Sidekick, Book 1
  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Actor Tom Lewis’ world came crashing down when a honey trap and tabloid exposé outed him and put pay to his flourishing career. Now things are getting serious; money is running out, and Tom needs a job desperately. So when his agent offers him a seasonal acting job, he reluctantly agrees... and takes on the role of Santa for a top London department store. This decision changes Tom’s luck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific narration

  • By Belen on 12-10-17

A silly and fun Christmas romp in London

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Gary Furlong and Isobel Starling pair up once again for another winner! This story is an absolute hoot, with a bit of kink and sexy times to go with a real life mystery for an actor that is in between shows due to being recently outed by a hookup, and a sexy elf. When the famous 'Santa' and the quirky 'Elf' get together, sparks fly. But that is not all! We are taken through various parts of London and given little history or teaching lessons too, which I found very enjoyable.
This story had me giggling, and thoroughly enjoying the wit and humor and byplay of all the supporting cast as well as the main characters. For a short little holiday story, this one was loads of fun! Do yourself a favor and give it ago. You can't go wrong with this combination!!

  • Half Moon Chambers

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

A cop and a recovering addict - no chance for romance there. Yet Vince, a street-hardened narcotics officer, is having to reassess his life. Six months ago, he hit rock-bottom. A bullet brought him down, and his beloved partner Jack betrayed him. Badly disabled and in constant pain, Vince is flying a desk these days, and it doesn't suit him at all. His world is looking grim when he meets Rowan Clyde, sole surviving witness to a vicious drugs-related killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime in every way

  • By Dianne T. on 12-17-16

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

perfect narration. even a few bit of tears towards the end. a beautiful story with a lovely ending.

  • Cathedral of the Sky (Pact Arcanum)

  • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Venice, Italy, 2039. When Michael Danvers witnesses a vampire attack, his latent ability to shapeshift awakens. Revealed as a Sentinel, the natural enemy of Nightwalkers, 13-year-old Michael must turn his back on his family and his safe, predictable life. But a supernatural battlefield is no place for a child, not even a genius like Michael. Betrayed by his own kind, he leaves Earth behind, hoping to find a new path with the Spacer Guild – and the stars.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fully enjoyed this novela

  • By Bryce A. on 07-05-18

an ultimate love story...

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Wow. This one surprised me. It made me smile and it made me cry. I will remember this in my heart as I ready myself for the 'rest' of the stories in the books to come. Greg did a good job, but the story itself was so much more than I expected, short as it was. His quality narration of sci-fi, and obvious love for the genre helped add to it, and even though I own the previous narrations, I want to wait, and savor the rest of the series he will do for the author, as I will always hear his voice for Will and Michael, and Ariel...

  • Hemovore

  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Mark Hansen thought working as artist’s assistant would be glamorous, especially if that artist was a vampire. Black tie events, witty repartee, gracing the pages of the local style section. Didn’t happen. Not even once. Jonathan Varga is an enigma. True, he’s quiet, generous, and scrupulously polite. But he has zero social life, refuses to be interviewed or photographed, and insists he can only consume feline blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New take on the Vampire Lore.

  • By M. Childers on 11-22-17

loved... so Sweet!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

the author, the story, the narrator... all combined made this story even better than the first time I read it. Joel Leslie was the perfect choice for Mark. He does the accents, timing, and emotes so well!!! and the *Sweet* short at the end.. couldn't be more romantic than if I'd seen it on the Hallmark Channel. This story left me with a wistfulness, and a sigh for the romantic ending. Thank you dear author AND narrator for making a good story even better.

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  • What He Left Behind

  • By: L.A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Dan Rider
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Josh and his husband, Ian, have done their best to help Michael leave his horrific past behind, but even Josh is stunned when Ian suggests that Josh help Michael with his fear of physical intimacy. After all, it isn't like it would be the first time - Josh and Michael were once each other's firsts.

A hesitant first kiss, and Josh and Michael's natural attraction eases the way. But with Michael still balking at the prospect of sex with someone new, Ian steps into the breach.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What He Left Behind

  • By <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews on 04-02-18

Perfect resolution. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

This was a perfectly reasonable approach to how a healthy relationship can allow for growth. I thought the love an understanding shown through was honest, and the foibles and jealousy realistic too. Dan Rider did a great job narrstingbthis lovely story, and I look forward to more of his work. Also, thank you for the character development and perfect resolution L.A.Witt!

  • A Day Makes

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways - he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community - but he's really not such a bad guy. Over time he's found a home of sorts, and he even learns he's found a place in the hearts of the people he works with...at least enough so that they won't put a bullet in his head because he's outlived his usefulness to the boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars!

  • By Belen on 06-21-17

Perfect comfort read. Always depend on Mary.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Enjoyed this book immensely. and Greg was a very good choice for all characters. Thank you for a quality product. as always.

  • Shelter the Sea

  • The Roosevelt, Book 2
  • By: Cullinan Heidi
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 109

Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren't considered "real" adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to be forced into substandard, privatized corporate care. With the help of Jeremey and their friends, he starts a local grassroots organization and fights every step of the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super followup!

  • By Patricia on 06-27-17

loved this so much, and Iggy was perfect!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

I dare anyone to listen to this and not tear up a little and feel the heart in Emmet.. a beautiful series with much to think about as we look at those that so often seem invisible.. thank you Heidi and Iggy.

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  • Hidden Gem

  • By: Lissa Kasey
  • Narrated by: Adam McLaughlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Misaki "Aki" Itou is a psi - a person with mutated DNA granting him psychic abilities. He's also a contracted companion - a whore. It may not be the perfect profession, but having a roof over his head, food to eat, and not being subjected to torture is a dream come true. He is the top companion at the Hidden Gem, and it makes him enough money to buy the prettiest, most sparkly shoes he can find.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By tzinnamon on 05-07-17

Fantastic beginning to a fantasy series!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

The narration – This is a new-to-me narrator, and at first I struggled with him, as he sounded quite gruff and a bit older than I expected. But that all disappeared as he started doing the various character voices and I warmed up to him quite quickly, especially with his brogue for Shane. I really hope he is selected for the rest of the series and that they go to audio as well.

The story – I honestly thought this was a new-to-me author as well. It wasn’t til I read her Goodread profile, and saw my checklist that I realized she also wrote the Dominion series. I had purchased them long ago, but they got lost in my tbr pile. I will say, after listening to thus book, she will definitely be going higher on my list of authors.

First off, this book does have a warning of mild BDSM, and that definitely is what it is – mild. But not at all off putting as it works well with the worldbuilding and rank structure in this, I guess you’d say ‘brothel’ but not to the full extent. Due to his abilities Aki does not have to do what the others do, and his beauty as well as the skills he has make him highly sought after, even for others to be in his presence.

Well, unless of course you are a client scared of or prejudiced against a psi such as he, very obvious from the color of his eyes. The backstory in Aki is very fascinating and tidbits are revealed slowly, letting us as the reader know there is more to him even than he seems to know himself. I loved the pacing and the way things were hinted at without feeling like I was being ‘fed’ the storyline. I got to feel it all along with the character.

POVs do change but the majority is from Aki’s point of view, and it works well because so much of what he knows is buried in his psyche and is fascinating as the layers peel away.

Shane is just what he is. A rough around the edges cop/shifter that has a softness in his heart for Aki. It doesn’t seem so at first and I almost got mad at the way he was so accepting of Aki’s lifestyle and the pain Aki had to endure to be of use in the detective’s investigation. But as more is revealed, it pretty much had to be that way. It was something he discussed with Aki, and he didn’t want to ‘clip his wings’ so to say, making sure Aki felt free to do what he needed after a life of servitude. Aki’s past is extremely traumatic, and I could see why certain things had to be handled delicately.

There are many villains in this story, and many supporting characters to begin to care about. Honestly, after finishing this book the first thing I did was go out and purchase the next 2 in the series, as the MCs in them are both characters we get to know in this first book.

There were some scary and heart in my throat moments, and even a few times I teared up a little. The things they each did and had to understand about the others’ vulnerabilities and scary strengths really got me to thinking. I even went and relistened to the book a few weeks after and enjoyed it just as much!

If you are someone that enjoys coming across something a bit different, enjoy paranormal and dystopian elements, this book is a winner for you! I just hope the publisher decides to complete the other books in the series as audiobooks. I LOVED this book, enough for a relisten a few weeks after my initial investment. A serious winner here!

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

9.5/10 Pots of Gold (95% Recommended) – Compares to 4.75/5 Stars

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