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T. McCloud

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  • The Color of Love

  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Literary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she's worked for - her job, her home, her friends, and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore - all because she doesn't have a green card. Racecar enthusiast, high-flying, fast-living Derian Winfield is called home when the only family member she still cares about falls ill. Forced into assuming a role in her father's dynasty she's spent years avoiding, Derian needs to rehabilitate her black sheep reputation in a hurry, or the agency will likely end up being lost in a takeover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • smiling

  • By RH007 on 09-06-16

It needed more.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

The story was fine for a light listen, with good narration and generally likeable characters. It lacked in character and backstory development, but worked for a quick Saturday read. I was initially excited to see this author include a Person of Color as one of the primary characters in the story; unfortunately, the only way one would know that was because it's stated that she was from Singapore, but that's it. This actually became distracting, because I keep seeking character descriptions or cultural references that would support her being Singaporean, but there were none that I can recall. Even the and title and cover photo made no sense, in that regard. I was particularly disappointed with this lack of effort on the author's part.

  • Hunger for You

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Being Principe of an ancient vampire dynasty comes with difficult choices. For Byron Debrek, that means putting the good of her clan and innocent mortals over her own desires. When she falls for the first woman to set her blood on fire in centuries, Byron must harden her heart and walk away. For Amelia Honey, a suit designer at a Savile Row tailor, the six months spent with her first love were the most wonderful time of her life. Byron made her feel like a princess and awakened her darkest sexual desires. But then she disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A main character made it hard

  • By T. McCloud on 05-14-18

A main character made it hard

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I've really liked all of this author's work, until this one. Overall, the story was good; I just had a hard time liking one of the main characters and it made the book a little trying to finish. My struggle was not so much with the writing or performance, I just couldn't stand Amelia and couldn't figure out why she was supposed to be so special. I found her to be shallow, self-righteous, jealous and prone to making decisions that were selfish and just plain obnoxious. Example - why would you stop running when vampires are chasing you and say you're not going anywhere until you're told what's going on? Even if you didn't know their true nature, they're trying to harm you and your companion. Seems those type of questions could wait until you're both safe. Other than having to suffer Amelia, I enjoyed the story and would like to know more about the other couplings that appeared to be developing.

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  • Love After Hours

  • A Rivers Community Novel
  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Gina Antonelli had big dreams once, of riding her athletic achievements all the way to West Point and being the first in a long family line of soldiers to serve as an officer. When that dream died along with the girl she'd planned to marry one day, she'd vowed to forget about happily ever afters. When Gina agrees to renovate Carrie's soon-to-be new house as a favor to her brother's boss, she doesn't welcome Carrie's overtures at friendship or her own unexpected attraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what is wrong with the narrator?

  • By Sondra A., Cobb on 12-13-17

Problems with production

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Like other reviewers, I had a serious problem with the narration and almost returned this audiobook, because I couldn't stand how slow and drawn out it was. Instead, I increased the speed to 1.25x and that seemed to help enough to make me wonder if the problem is in the production, rather than with the narrator . While I wasn't thrilled with some of the character voices, the non-dialogue narration was greatly improved with the speed increase. Other than that, I felt this was a good addition to the series and hope it continues. But, please - fix the issues with the narration.