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  • What Binds Us

  • By: Larry Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Richard Magnus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Thomas Edward is only a teenager when he escapes his working class neighborhood. He's ready for anything—except the arrival of Donovan Whyte in his life. Sophisticated and dazzlingly handsome, Dondi quickly becomes the center of Thomas Edward's universe, introducing him to a world full of drama, passion and feuding families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Lost Sleep

  • By Kd on 08-09-12

A haunting story

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

This story is much much more than a romance. It’s a story about lifelong friendships, family, tragedy and love. With every word I was more and more drawn in to all the characters. I can’t recommend it enough, everybody should listen to this story because it’s not just a romance, it’s also a look into the struggles and pain of gay men during the 1980’s.

  • Family Man (Dreamspinner Press)

  • By: Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

At 40, Vincent “Vinnie” Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay - even to himself. Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood. Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence. It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family Man

  • By Stacy Thompson on 06-07-18

Excellent right from the start

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Family man was too short. I could have listened to this story forever. First, the narration was excellent. Collin Darcy really brought the characters to life. He gave a warmth to Vinny that made the character endearing right from the start. The authors wrote a story that was very realistic and fantastic at the same time. Trey’s situation and emotions are probably a sad reality for many people who have addicted family members. The love that developed between the two men is both hot and tender.

  • The Long Way Home

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the 'gift that keeps on taking'. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Mystery and Romance

  • By Belen on 11-20-16

Sexy “Who Done It”

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

The Long Way Home was excellent. I haven’t come across many murder mystery romances, so this one was a surprise. Lots of intrigue, great characters, hot sex and a “who done it” to boot!

  • Deep Deliverance

  • Deep, Book 3
  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Caleb Dickinson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When Adin Tredeger discovers his lover Donte's role in turning him into a vampire, he's outraged. The opportunity to attend Ned Harwiche's funeral is perfect for putting some distance between them, but as a newly turned vampire, he mustn't go alone. Cristobel Santos - one of Donte's lifelong enemies - and an attractive Irish vampire named Sean offer to chaperone his trip. They are as determined to help him as he is to reject their aid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series.

  • By SassiKassi on 06-12-16

I hope there's a Book 4

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I listened to all three books and was hooked from the get go. This is a great love story that revolves around two people who love each other deeply but have to work through differences that may be insurmountable. In the mean time, they are going through things both together and individually that are complicated, heartbreaking and hilarious. Caleb Dickinson's narration was excellent, and made the series so much more fun to listen to.

  • Into the Light

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,394

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light. Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city's most dangerous and forsaken precincts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thought provoking... And disturbing...

  • By shelley on 09-30-16

Into the Light kept me up half the night

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The story and character development was really good. The plot twists made it very difficult to turn the book off and go to bed. I was shocked when it ended because I was not aware that it was a 2 part cliff hanger. I need to purchase the 2nd part right away! I wasn't crazy about Erin deWard's narration. I thought that she was trying to make Sarah sound like the vulnerable character that she was, but she made Sarah sound like a little girl. If you don't mind a book that ends abruptly and requires an immediate purchase of another book, I highly recommend this story.

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Funny, great narration, great characters. Interesting characters. I really enjoyed this one. I will look for more by this author and narrator.

  • Sparrow

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

Troy Brennan: Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heartthrob with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city. Oh, and my new husband. Sparrow Raynes: That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. But then he caged me. Kidnapped me. And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly fantastic

  • By Julie Dean on 06-29-16

Finally a good one!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

I've listened to a bunch of 3 star stories recently, this one was really good. Interesting characters great narration.

  • Crash Into Me

  • Heart of Stone, Book 1
  • By: K. M. Scott
  • Narrated by: Veronica Meunch, Christian Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

What would you give up for everything? Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, and sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed. He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice one!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 05-18-14

I can't even describe the annoying narration

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I could just barely get passed the accent the Veronica Meunch used for Nina. I think she may actually speak like that. She can't pronounce the letter L properly. Shoulders became show-ders, etc. I just listened to two bad narrators in a row, I hope the next one is better.

  • Lock and Key

  • By: Z. Allora
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn't have. After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined's charity auction gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he's always craved.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So....this is awkward.

  • By Ulyana on 05-08-17

Narration was annoying

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

This would have been a much better experience if the narrator didn't use accents that were straight out of a historical novel. The fancy accent really didn't match the image of a gay dominant, Drew sounded like a lord from the 1700's. It got very annoying after a while. But the story itself was good.

  • When You Dare

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 608

Readers can “feel heat radiating off the pages” ( Publishers Weekly) of New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster’s steamy romances. Her work has even earned her a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. The first in her compelling Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, When You Dare is sure to satisfy Foster’s loyal fans—and win her new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I purchased this because narrated by Jim Frangione

  • By KIA on 07-26-11

Narration was flat

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

The narrator made a big tough leading man sound boring. He made the whole story boring. It was difficult to get through this one.