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Dorothy L. Benefield

Houston, TX
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  • Priddy's Tale

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Chris Clog
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

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 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

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 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

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

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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 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

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!

  • 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 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

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.

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  • 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 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

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 355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 333

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 1,081
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

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.

  • Seven Years

  • Seven, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise.

  • By Alisha on 02-17-15

Well done

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I love a good romance, and this one was captivating enough to run through in a single sitting. I laughed at the ending, so perfect. Wish I had a man like that.

  • Scarlet

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,956

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure if fault lies in performance or story

  • By Jennifer on 02-08-13

Good series

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

Good Series. As a veteran of epic fantasy novels and series, I find this a pleasant romp. The narrator is exceptionally good. very enjoyable.