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  • Crooked Tree Ranch

  • Montana Series, Book 1
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

When a cowboy meets the guy from the city, he can't know how much things will change. On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cowboys, horses and abusive ex-husbands, oh my!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 05-09-17

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I’m usually a little wary of ranch/cowboy stories because they tend to have little substance in my opinion, but this was a nice story. Nothing too dramatic and over the top, but it also kept my attention. The worst part of the audiobook was the narrators voice for the women of the story. It was terrible. But I was able to ignore that small downside and I enjoyed everything else.

  • Romanus

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight, and even the secret Luc protects won't be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining audio

  • By Belen on 06-05-16

Pretty much PWP

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

What would have made Romanus better?

having less sex and more plot

Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Calmes again?

maybe

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

I've listened to many of Greg Tremblay's other performances, this one is just as good as the rest, the low score isn't because of his performance.

Any additional comments?

I got 1.5 hours into the two hour book, and nothing has been explained, but the two main characters had sex 3 times already.

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Glad I stuck it out

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I decided to start listening to this in a Friday night when I was doing a deep cleaning of my apartment. So over two days I listened to the first 15 hours of it. And loved it.

But then I just hit a wall, and got so annoyed with the characters, I just wanted to delete the story from my library.

I'm really glad I didn't though. I knew I had probably just marathoned too much at once, and needed to step back and give it some time.

So I waited two weeks, and then when I was straightening my apartment again, put it on.

I'm so glad that I did because I was able to finish the last four hours.

I love the characters, they're all hilarious and over the top.

So glad I finished.

  • Home the Hard Way

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

Dare Buckley has come home - or at least, he's come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that'll hire him. There's one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father's suicide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly close to excellent

  • By Ben on 11-09-16

DNF

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

ZA Maxfield is usually an auto-buy for me, but this was a DNF. I listened to 3 1/2 hours of it, and I didn't really care for either of the main characters. There wasn't really any one big thing that made me stop listening, but a lot of little things that made finally just say enough, I'm not wasting 8 more hours listening to this.

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  • The Mermaid Murders

  • The Art of Murder, Book 1
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced and legendary "manhunter" Sam Kennedy when it appears that Kennedy's most famous case, the capture and conviction of a serial killer known as the Huntsman, may actually have been a disastrous failure. The Huntsman is still out there...and the killing has begun again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Lanyon book!

  • By Viv on 10-18-16

Another great from Josh Lanyon

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

I am a huge Josh Lanyon fan, and this book definitely did not disappoint. This book left me wanting more in the same way the Adrian English series made me want the next one. I can't wait for the next in the series.

  • Undeath and Taxes

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant Series #2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748

After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected - he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, novel, creative, and fun

  • By Shannon Carty on 10-05-16

Not just another vampire story

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I never got bored with what was going on, and even if there are some cliche elements to the story, they don't seem over done or like every other vampire trope.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bubba. I love that he's this big strong guy who's no-nonsense, but not a hard ass.

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

Only the first book in this series, which is pretty much the same by comparison.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

even being dead doesn't get you out of paying paxes

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,396

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for a While

  • By sherri on 09-18-16

Not your normal paranormal

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

I love the paranormal genre, but I am so tired of all the vampires and werewolves and what-have-you's being turned (or being ancient) and automatically being smooth and sexy, and everyone wants to rip their clothes off.

This was such a refreshing addition to the paranormal community. Awkward vampires, wereponies, not brainless zombies, and even the super secret police paranormal police force.

I would totally listen to this again, and that's not something I say very often!

  • Taste

  • By: Mickie B. Ashling
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’t plan to hook up with a younger man and discover a mutual love for architecture, interior design, and a unique sexual kink that keeps Lil coming back for more. By all appearances, Grier is the quintessential bad boy who loves speed, tattoos, and leather, but Lil slowly uncovers another side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I kept listening

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-12

DNF

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

I got about 15 min in, and found the protagonist so annoying that I just had to go nope!

  • Linemates

  • By: D K Dunn
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Life is going pretty well for Derek LaVigne. He's playing professional hockey in Los Angeles where hockey is barely on the radar, and this allows him to live in relative anonymity. Derek's world is tilted on its axis when he's traded to the Detroit Wheels. Not only is this one of the top teams in the National Hockey League, he'll also be playing in a city that lives and breathes hockey. It sounds like a dream come true, but soon enough it becomes clear it isn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Teammates, linemates, roommates even mates

  • By Havan_IronOak on 11-30-15

DNF

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

I was really excited that there was a book that has hockey elements to it, but man I could not finish. Four hours in, and I found myself actively hoping that the main characters DIDN'T get together.

Also, I didn't care for the narrator. All of his secondary characters sounded the same, and his female voices were TERRIBLE.

  • Stranger on the Shore

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Twenty years ago little Brian Arlington was kidnapped from his family's Long Island estate and was never seen again. The trail went cold, but investigative journalist Griff Hadley has always thought there was more to the story - much more. When the Arlingtons' patriarch invites him to stay at their estate to research his true crime book, Griff can't say no. It's the story of a lifetime. But not everyone is happy about Griff's presence. Relatives and staff alike regard him coldly, including Pierce Mather, the Arlingtons' attractive lawyer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Josh Lanyon writes in the style of Hitchcock

  • By Dennis on 09-15-15

Nice suprise

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

Let me just say up front, that I adore pretty much everything Josh Lanyon writes. I was a little worried right off the bat, because I wasn't grabbed right away. There's a lot of unlikable characters, and it took me a little while to get into the story.

But once I was in, I was IN. Maybe it was all the talk about Gatsby, but this one seemed to be written in an older style, which I adored. And even though my audiobooks are supposed to be for at work listening, I couldn't help but finish this over the weekend!

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