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West Burlington, IA USA
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  • Out of the Darkness

  • By: Kate Sherwood
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

It hasn't been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it's spectacular: there's affection, humor, and passion. But things don't seem to go well all that often. Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan's attention - including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he's too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 2nd book

  • By Riva on 05-19-14

Great follow up

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

Reviewed: 05-20-14

What made the experience of listening to Out of the Darkness the most enjoyable?

The narrator is superb for this one. His hits the various characters emotions with just the right tone. This book is my favorite of this series as the three try to build their relationship together despite the various problems that each of them have.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Darkness?

I love the first sex scene where Dan takes charge and Jeff ends up in the middle. Lots of dirty talk and hot action. Also the fight between Evan and Dan when Tyler first enters the picture. Dan really exposes himself there and Jeff cuddling him afterwards in heartwarming.

What about Peter B. Brooke’s performance did you like?

He really captures the emotions of the characters. Each character has a distinctive voice and each one fits the characters perfectly.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end with Dan and the orange where he really wants the the relationship and admits it.

Any additional comments?

I'm predisposed to like this book since it is my favorite out of the series. The narrator does a great job on it.

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  • A Boy Toy for Christmas

  • By: Mark A. Roeder
  • Narrated by: Roy Wells
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Chauncey Cadbury is rich, young, and appears to have it all, but lives under the shadow of his family. He wants only to live his life in his adopted hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, but his domineering grandfather will not let him be. Desperate to get his grandfather off his back, Chauncey devises a plan to so shock his family that they'll never want to see him again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I got about a sentence in!

  • By stephanie on 07-23-13

Great Story wrong choice for narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Would you listen to A Boy Toy for Christmas again? Why?

Probably not. I will be reading the story again but the narrator's voice reminded me of an older gentleman, more fit for a classic book or epic fantasy story than a gay romance. Made me think of my Grandfather reading. The performance wasn't bad just not the type of voice I would associate with this kind of book.

What did you like best about this story?

The over the top family drama and watching the two main characters have fun messing the the greedy family members.

What didn’t you like about Roy Wells’s performance?

Just his voice and at time it was a little flat.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing really moved me too much. It was just a fun read or in this case listen. There is a nice ending where everyone gets what they want except for the bad family members so it ends on a good note