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  • Color of You

  • By: C.S. Poe
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Bowen Merlin accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire, as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after-school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 07-25-18

amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

amazing story. amazing narration.

What else needs to be said.

Two men that have gotten stuck in stereotypes pretty much there whole adult life. Finally think they have found the man they can be free with until a small town or a couple of people in a small town have other plans.

Love and friendship can conquer all.

  • Dead Speak

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 1
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O'Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he's got nothing to lose in enlisting the man's help to find Michael.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Premise Squandered

  • By Brian Kyle on 09-06-18

good not great

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

So I've not read this author, just listened to this one book.

And overall it was enjoyable. And even though I found through out there were spots I found annoying. Characters saying and not saying stuff. It really was only the last 7-8 chapters when I started getting really aggravated. I could see why, but as a reader it just left me p-offed. Not more engaged.
Makes me wonder, before I buy another is that the normal M.O. cuz if I'll skip.

You've got lots of cliché roles, Irish Police in Boston. Good old Catholic men who never lost the boyhood faith. Dirty cops and super good ones.
But it was all made to work, and even the film crew that you think was or should be more in the spot light, isn't.

  • September

  • Pride and Joy, Book 1
  • By: Robert Winter
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

David James is smart, successful, handsome...and alone. After the death of his lover, Kyle, from cancer, he buried himself in his law practice and the gym. At 48, he is haunted by his memories and walled off from the world. When David injures himself working out, he’s assigned to Brandon Smith for physical therapy. The vibrant young therapist is attracted to David and realizes he needs a hand to get back into dating. What begins as a practice coffee date escalates to friendship, passion, and maybe something more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Annika on 03-08-18

Great start, middle... DNF

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Any additional comments?

I just couldn't bring myself to finish it.
I enjoyed the start, the middle but it kept dragging out. Then the accident happened and I thought, really? Testing him again. And then we got that dragged out.
If we had wrapped up at the break up/make up. It would have been a perfect story.
I loved the insecurities that these two had. The friends and how they played such important roles in the lives and decisions. Even the inner voice of the dead lover, but after a while, to me, I needed a conclusion.
I hope the best for them. They will sit unfinished on my player.

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  • Survivor

  • By: T. M. Smith
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only 13 years old - his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer the call in Devonshire. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really worth looking at - unique, sweet, touching

  • By Morgan A Skye on 02-15-18

Just simply wow

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, so when the audio came out I couldn't wait. And I wasn't disappointed.
This author work is so diverse, from porn stars to other worlds. And this one certainly doesn't disappoint.
The complex characters, the build up, the HEA. It's amazing
I really hope we get more from the book. ll the other characters need stories!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Destiny of Dragons

  • Tales from Verania, Book 2
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 708

Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. Until they're not.... Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book with awesome narration

  • By J. John on 12-03-17

Skipped through lots

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Nope, felt it dragged and had lots of repeats and filler

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

huh? Not sure of most interesting how we kept being reminded that it was Sam that was the dominate one in the bed room. Really, after about the third time... we got it. No need for the 10 plus more.

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

Love his narration. saved this story

Do you think A Destiny of Dragons needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

yeah. left you with a cliff hanger

Any additional comments?

I was nervous about this second book. But I had listened to the first and left with a cliff hanger. So I was stuck for the second and had to listen. Found a lot of repeats and fillers I just didn't care for. But in between those we found the normal LOL parts and shenanigans that these characters have gotten up to. The destiny part of the story is moving along slowly, but seems like a nice tale.
I know there is one more and even though we are left w/another cliff and told that a major character will be killed off. And all fingers points to RF.. I still properly will not finish this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell & High Water

  • THIRDS, Book 1
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences - and the media frenzy - aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good humor to Military/shifter book

  • By Ezinwanyi on 10-08-14

better read than listen to

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

out of the series, this is one of the funniest books. although I did stop at bk 4 or 5 getting too much for me. However, this narrator was not able to capture the true dynamic between all these characters. The way the humor drove the story. And to me, that ruins the whole thing. Knowing the Ash puppet bit was so funny, but fell flat here, as well as others.
I've heard this narrator before and does a good job, this just wasn't for him.
and unless the rest are done by someone else I will be one and done.

  • Noble Intentions

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything - except a title to make him worthy in the eyes of the old-money snobs he went to prep school with. His high school reunion is looming, and he's determined to attend it as a member of the aristocracy. That's where Robert comes in. Daniel has the money, Robert has the name, and both of them know they can help each other out. But their marriage of convenience has the potential to become a real love match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Noble Intentions

  • By H. Martin on 12-05-17

Not as great as I was hoping

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Any additional comments?

This review is hard for me to write, the audio was pleasant to listen too, but so many trivial things kept popping up that I found the overall enjoyment lacking in many areas.

I think this is the exception that this should be read only, not listen to. I think a lot of these would not be found by the average person in book form.

The story itself had a good baseline. An old idea, brought into modern times. An English gentleman by birth was left a title, a grand home but no money. An American from the wrong side of the tracks fought his way to the top and now has everything but the prestige he feels he’s life is somehow lacking. Together they strike a deal. I’m a sucker for these stories and was charmed by the idea.

These two MC’s seemed to get along, and ‘on page, had chemistry’ or at least they kept having adult relations. However, I had a tough time seeing it. They were cordial enough but I felt they had so little time together and when they did, orders and demands were being issued about the state of things, how could they ‘fall in love?’ Maybe if it was longer? If we had more time to build an actual relationship. I enjoyed the mother being able to relive a childhood/young adulthood. And listening to the ideas of making the home beautiful again. I would have liked more details in that so we could have had a better end picture in our heads.

The other thing that nagged at me was this was a split international book, and I get that an American author wrote it. But besides a few coined words, and one very poor phrased sentence this was all American. We hold our British authors that write American books to lofty standards and I feel we should do the same when an American author tries to write a British one. Watching British shows on PBS does not make one an expert on all things British.



Overall, I felt like the story was too short, we started too many ‘projects, life events, potential relationship news’ and then the story ended.



I’ve heard this narrator several times before and he does a decent job. I’m not sure this was a good fit for him. But like any professional you do the best with what you must work with.

  • The Boyfriend Makeover

  • Boyfriend Chronicles Series, Book 3
  • By: River Jaymes
  • Narrated by: Marc Bachmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Noah Tanner loves life and the gay men who live it. Bisexuals rock too. Questioning? Even better. One-offs come and go like dates on a calendar, but his friends and his calling never do. He's spent years raising money for San Francisco's homeless in honor of the boyfriend who died. Ensuring the success of his upscale charity event is currently job one. He's closing in on his goal, but the deliciously scruffy, oh-so-sexy Bachelor Bid contestant, Dr. Kyland Davis, is proving far too distracting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • B rating...

  • By Smitten with Reading on 08-13-17

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

just love the journey Noah has to take to find that in fact he is worthy of such an amazing man.
and even though Ky, made a promise so many years ago. he still can be true to himself and family.

  • Dare to Hope

  • All Cocks Stories, Book 4
  • By: T. M. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More All-Cocks Boys

  • By B. Lane on 05-31-17

simply amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Any additional comments?

I just can't get enough of these men. The emotional roller coaster that this author puts us/them through to get to the HEA/HFN is probably one of the best, well written ones I've had the pleasure to read and now have had read to me.

You've got several different stories going on at one time, but TM Smith is such an amazing word smith that she can craft it so not only does the story of Tristan, Gab and Micah mingle so perfectly with secondary story of Vic, Andrew and Maddie. And then the surrounding men and whats going on the there lives. That it's not overwhelming or overloaded.

Once again, Joel Leslie does a perfect job capturing the voices, emotion and cadence of each character.

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  • Winter Ball

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work - and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins. One brisk night in late October, a post-practice convo in Richie's car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected - nor want to forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Sweet low angst love story.

  • By Scott Butterfield on 03-09-17

Good story about love, friendship family

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Any additional comments?

My first audio book by this author.

Skipper and Richie are two guys that have known each other for a while, have grown very fond of each other but until one night when feelings and conversation got the better of them never realized they were on the same page 100 percent.

Problem is Richie is family bound. He has family obligations, works for his father’s business, lives above the garage at the family home. And that kind of loyalty, misplaced it may be is still there. Skipper is trying to understand, but because he never really had it. Doesn’t understand. Under the base of that story we are surrounded by what really brought them together, Soccer. And the rec team they started and play on. And the group of guys they play with.

These guys, but mainly Richie, Skipper and Carpenter, are the focus of the story and really so us what love, friendship and loyalty can do.

My one big issue was the amount of sex, I got it, they are middle twenty yrs old guys, just discovered each other, but really, it seemed like every chapter, BJ, hand job, or full penetration. Or all of them. After a while I started tuning out the sex scenes and tuning back in when the story started up again.

Nice HFN ending, hope to see another one? Maybe for Mason? Maybe Carpenter?

Narrator did a wonderful job keeping up going during the story. Not too many different accents, but did a great job letting us know who was who.

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