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  • BFF: Best Friend's Father

  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

A beach vacay with my best bud since college seems like the perfect opportunity to relax, catch some rays, and enjoy a couple of nights on the town. When I find a girl who's eager to mess around with me, I figure I've got it made. Then, I meet the intense, hot-as-hell, tattooed Eric Westright, who wrecks my world...in the best possible way. He awakens something within me - something that's always been here, but that's never pulled so powerfully...not until I looked into those solemn blue eyes and felt the red-hot spark of his touch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Taboo never looked so good

  • By Erryn Barratt on 03-26-18

Hot Location, Hot Action and Hot Story

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

What can I say. I loved this book. One of my favorites from Devon. Although I try to read everything he writes and listen to goodly number too. This story had many components that made it special. May/December, Silver fox and a younger guy add in the complication of one being the others vest friends father well the suspense is off the charts. So is the heat.

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  • Cheating Bastard

  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Blake never has problems finding tricks, and he's learned that half the fun is in doing it behind his boyfriend Todd's back. But when Todd suggests a threesome to reignite their relationship, the opportunity to bring in one of his regulars and dupe his boyfriend right under his nose is too tantalizing to resist. Todd loves Blake, but after Blake's cancer treatments, it seems nothing Todd does can excite him. For six months, he's waited patiently for his boyfriend's interest to return, but it's clear if he doesn't do something drastic, nothing will change.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not 'dark' or eroctic, just vile

  • By HZ on 07-07-16

Unlikeable Survivor

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I must say I couldn't put this book down but it won't be one of my re-read or re listen favorites. Blake was a nasty piece of work and as the title suggests a Cheating Bastard. He was the ugliest character Devon has ever written and I did not like him. At one point I wanted to tell the others involved with him to run as fast as they could and never look back. This is well worth reading one time. It's like Apocalypse Now, in that wouldm't have missed it but don't want to be subjected to it again.

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  • Chase the Sun

  • By: Christina Lee, Nyrae Dawn
  • Narrated by: Tyler Stevens, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother's illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA. Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he's always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-31-19

A Classic Car and 2 Hot Men!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Well written, fun, a little introspective and a lot steamy. Great coming of age and love story rolled into one.

  • There's This Guy

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Jake Moore's world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who's the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness. It takes all of Dallas Yates's imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo's outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why hadn't I read this earlier.

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-01-18

Poetry Masquarading as Prose

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This book was simply wonderful and the performance by Greg Tremblay was magnificent. The words in this book were exquisite, The way Rhys makes dialogue come to life is absolutely fantastic. It was like listening to poetry about love, life, and the horrors some people live through to get to the beauty. I was moved beyond tears. The descriptions of the art that Jake made was brethtaking, I wanted to see it and I could in my minds eye.

  • How to Love a Monster

  • By: Lyssa Dering
  • Narrated by: Michael Mussman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Seraphim has the superhuman ability to control his own brain. Or at least, he used to, before his government-mandated brain surgery. The surgery killed him, but life isn't over yet. He's just woken up, shivering and alone, in the rain-soaked alleyway of a city he doesn't recognize. Fiend is a childhood monster. Dreamed up by Seraphim's friend, Wish, he was imprisoned in Wish's subconscious until the birth of Wish City, a place for people with superhuman abilities to take refuge after death. Now Fiend is free - and in charge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average book!

  • By Candigirl on 02-13-18

Different

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

This story was dark and strange in a world where the bogey man in the closet or under the bed is real or seems to be. It is scary for the amount of government meddling in peoples lives and how being different can get you persecuted in many ways by many different people and entities. I liked this story but it left me unsettled. My imagination is too strong sometimes.

  • Our Secret Wedding: Our Secret Christmas

  • By: H. J. Perry
  • Narrated by: Tod Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as a future CEO because, even though he's almost thirty, he's still single. Connor makes a life-changing discovery about a member of his construction team.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By E. Wagner on 05-31-19

Fun Construction Based M/M Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This is a steamy listen and Tod Scott has a great voice for this story, he keeps it authentic sounding.
H.J. Perry writes with a clear voice and a great sense of humor. This story is both fun and interesting especially as it gives another perspective to many issues. He made me stop and think about knowing who you are and being able to be up front about who you love.
Connor is a romantic who makes all the right moves and finally convinces Lee he is serious when he plans a surprise trip to Gretna Green to propose. They plan it all and keep it secret from all the guys at work not thinking they would be accepted in the construction industry. They are surprised by the response of the workers and family when Connors accident outs them both and they are accepted without a blink of anyone's eye.

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,525

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

Nora Ephron is always a fun read or listen in this

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

Meryl Streep does a great job narrating this story. She makes the whole performance seem effortless.

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  • Revenge Wears Prada

  • The Devil Returns
  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Megan Hilty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 708

The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational number-one best seller The Devil Wears Prada. Andrea "Andy" Sachs is on top of the world, running her own very successful high-fashion bridal magazine. But she got there with the help of her rolodex - actually, the rolodex of Miranda Priestly, her former nightmare of a boss. As Andy's success grows, she realizes she'll soon have to face Miranda. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that’s approaching - a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda’s crosshairs once more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed!

  • By Ana on 06-15-13

not worth listening to!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

the story was not the riveting story of the first the characters seem to have lost their color. the performance was bland and uninspired.

  • On the Prowl

  • Others, Book 13
  • By: Christine Warren
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Most girls would throw a fit if their parents tried to set up an arranged marriage for them. It's so outrageously old-fashioned - even for a Tiguri family, members of a fierce race of shape-shifting weretigers. But Saskia isn't getting her claws out just yet. She'll go through with this marriage to help unite two powerful families - and because her husband-to-be, Nicolas Preda, is the sexiest, hunkiest, and only man she's ever wanted.... Of course, marrying an alpha male like Nic comes with its share of danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite "Others" book so Far!

  • By Robbie on 03-11-13

grea-ate read!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

Where does On the Prowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love all the books Christine /Warren has written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Saskia rocks.

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

many, this one is spot on or perhaps stripe of the correct color.

  • Bad Bird

  • By: Chris Knopf
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Jackie Swaitkowski investigates the death of a female pilot who had a family tree filled with ex-cons and a passenger list packed with Hamptons high society. Just before Eugenie Conklin's plane took a nosedive, she tossed out a camera case that held an unusual set of photos. While defending Eugenie's husband during the accident investigation, Jackie realizes that she recognizes more than a few of the faces in those pictures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A moment of reflection leads to a mystery

  • By Linda on 09-19-12

A moment of reflection leads to a mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-19-12

If you could sum up Bad Bird in three words, what would they be?

Complex, intertwined, complusive

What did you like best about this story?

the story line and twists and turns to the finish.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, but time refused to stand still.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book. Chris Knopf has a one of a kind voice and an out there story to tell.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful