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Dorothy L. Benefield

Houston, TX
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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,332

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Kate on 11-05-18

Funny and Thought Provoking.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I loved this! Funny, sarcastic, and completely enjoyable. Great performance with wonderful actors. I only wish I could see it live. Have A Nice Day!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions: Priest

  • Confessions Series, Book 3
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 110

I am complex. My love is all-encompassing. And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule: Don’t mess with what’s mine. Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood. At age 18, I became Priest. A man without a past. A man determined to right the wrongs of my father. A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silence Runs Deep

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-18

Best book yet! Thanks Ella and Charles David!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

As an avid fan of Ella Frank's works, I have waited for this one since I read it on release day. Ella wrote a great book, and Charles David has delivered on Hell of a read!. His narration was powerful when needed, and when he delivered the one line asking Jimmy 'What the Fuck he wanted' , he cemented by adoration as the voice of Priest. Even though I knew the story, it was as though I didn't from the heavy emotions and reactions I had to the performance. Already on my second listen and loving it.

  • Priddy's Tale

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Chris Clog
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Priddy's a lost soul in a part of Cornwall the tourists don't get to see. He's young, sweet-natured, and gorgeous, but that's not enough to achieve escape velocity from his deadbeat village and rotten family life. He's a drifter and a dreamer, and self-preservation isn't his strong suit. An accidental overdose of a nightclub drug leaves him fractured, hallucinating, with too many vital circuits fried to function in a tough world. When a friend offers him winter work in a lighthouse, he gratefully accepts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story, great narration.

  • By CK on 01-08-18

A Perfect Fish Story

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This was an unexpectedly perfect story. sweet, sad, and impossibly emotional. Give it a try, you may be surprised too.

  • Confessions: Julien

  • Confessions Series, Book 2
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about. To the outside world, he has it all. A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life. But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It's a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the Tumblers of a Lock Falling Into Place

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Parfait!!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I fell in love with Ella's wonderful men in the Tempation series and was THRILLED when Robbie got a book of his own. Now, he and his lovely men's story continues here as we find out what lurks behind the Prick. Even though I read this within hours of release, I just HAD to have it on Audible. The narration brings these characters to full life and is even better than the written word. Julien is parfait in this table as we fall in deep with him and his petite pouette. Sad and poignant, I was brought to tears again even though I knew what was coming....no pun intended. Just as he has Robbie and Priest, Julien is bound to steal your heart away too.

  • Facing West

  • A Forever Wilde Novel
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I'm shocked out of the steady life I've built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco. The thing is: I don't do babies. And I don't do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don't do family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the Marion series

  • By Cate on 12-04-17

Good Time in Texas

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I loved this book. The mains were hot as Hades, with a touch of bad boy tossed in. As a born and bred Texan myself, I can attest to the lovely drawl that West has. Down home boy for sure y'all! I don't like to spoil too much, but the passion that ignites between West and Nico is a true test of wills, one that you need to read to truly understand. Give it a chance and have a good time down here in Texas.

  • The Limehouse Text

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 3
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

In The Limehouse Text, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden in the West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked on this series

  • By The Fat Man on 02-24-17

Good story, but bad on fine details.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

99% of this was a good story, but in one instance, I was rather disappointed when the author committed a gross mistake. A CHINESE man was asked a question, to which he replied...Hai. Hai is the word for yes, but in JAPAN, not China. Chinese for yes is Shi. Other than completely mixing his cultures in this case, I found they tale quite enjoyable. Xiexie dear author, for your fine work....and Shi, xiexie means thank you. You just learned 2 words in Chinese and one in Japanese, expanding your knowledge of the world. Have a good day!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions: Robbie

  • Confessions Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Relationships are complex. Love is ever-changing. And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken. That's what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway. Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what - or who - he'd done. If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it. And thus, begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Start

  • By Dorothy L. Benefield on 05-12-18

A Great Start

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Once again, Ella Frank has delivered a fantastic story and a GREAT start to a companion series for the Tempation series. Enter, Robbie Bianchi, Joel Priestly and Julian Thornton, the most Unlikely trio you would ever think of being possible. I am not gonna spoil a thing, just tell you something that has stuck with me since the very first Tempation novel....You can never know unless you TRY. Thank you Mrs.Frank for another excellent story. I look forward to Julian and Priest.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Try

  • Temptation Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like m/m erotica, it's a great book - but not the best audiobook.

  • By Katherine Pantinas on 10-09-16

A Keeper

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I first TRIED this book on a whim. Curiosity drew me in, and I have never been happier about a gamble. From the moment Tate and Logan met, I was hooked. Now, after completing the series, I find myself drawn again and again to these two unlikely lovers. Truly a keeper if ever there was one. Not to mention the amazing reading performance. Do what the title tells you, if you are open minded and have no issues with male/male romance, and give it a TRY. Tate did, and so did I.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

It's been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve while Ty is at sea in a world where he's no longer the tip of a spear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet but Fantastic!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 04-15-16

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I went through the entire series in a week. It was captivating. The characters easily got you invested in them, the personal interactions were exceptionally portrayed, and the story kept me guessing all the way through. I laughed like crazy at some things like Grandpa Chester "I got me a couple!" And cried when we thought we lost someone. The circles within circles within 6 degrees of separation writing mode was wonderful! As an amateur writer, I found it exciting to see the same style I use, but on a far grander scale. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves the mystery and intrigue genre. OH! And the Sex was pretty amazing too. I have alternative lifestyle friends who vetted some of it and they were blown away by it. 2 Thumbs up Abigail Roux!

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunned and surprised.

  • By Zion on 08-05-10

Not your usual romance.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I was slightly skeptical when I found this book. I had no idea they even had alternative lifestyle romances, but I was quite pleasantly surprised at this story. The characterizations are excellent the interaction between the main characters took me completely by surprise made me laugh made me cry. the serial killer and the Mystery within the storyline kept me on my toes and intrigued the entire time. I have read romance and mystery novels for over 40 years and I have gotten to the point where I usually can work them out quite quickly this one took me awhile I consider it an excellent job. I'm already looking forward to the second book. if you have no issues with alternative lifestyle I completely recommend this novel.