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  • Tales From Foster High

  • By: John Goode
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Kyle Stilleno is the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High. When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe his life has changed for good. But the promise of fairy-tale love is a lie when you're gay and falling for the most popular boy in school. A coming of age story in the same vein of John Hughes, Tales from Foster High shows an unflinching vision of the ups and downs of teenage love and what it is like to grow up gay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise

  • By Riva on 02-06-14

Life in School Perfectly Portrayed ❤️

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Tales From Foster High to be better than the print version?

Michael Stellman brings the characters to reality. This audio is so well done with each character voice having a unique personality that matches the person. He really captures the snarky humor that John puts in their thoughts.

What does Michael Stellman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is an excellent book and Michael really enhances the voice on the pages.

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

A Day In The Life of Foster High

Any additional comments?

John has brought school life into this story so well that as someone well beyond those days, it really brought me back to those days. His insight into the politics of school on all levels and the small town community is perfectly portrayed. This is a book to keep for future re-listening/reading.

  • Ice Blue

  • Lord & Lady Hetheridge
  • By: Emma Jameson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard's powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London's fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • English and Exemplary

  • By Sara Ella on 02-21-16

English and Exemplary

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Ice Blue to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version but I thoroughly enjoyed the audio with Davies and his accent. He did a great job of differentiating between characters and pacing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ice Blue?

When Hetheridge shows Kate his fencing room and they spar, it was so smooth that they both were just play fighting. The approach to this scene was really well written.

What about Matthew Lloyd Davies’s performance did you like?

Matthew was able to portray each main character with a distinction that fit their role. His accents were spot on and his interpretation was perfect.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This was a fun mystery that had some surprising twists. I really want to know these characters more and bought the next book - looking forward to the character developement.
<3

Any additional comments?

If you like Elizabeth George,you will like this series too! :) Very well done!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Stars & Stripes

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 455

Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have managed the impossible: a few months of peace and quiet. After nearly a year of personal and professional turmoil, they're living together conflict free, work is going smoothly, and they're both happy, healthy, and home every night before dark. But anyone who knows them knows that can't possibly last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new narrator!!!

  • By Christopher P. on 12-15-15

This is the PERFECT story and audio

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

What made the experience of listening to Stars & Stripes the most enjoyable?

Harding brought so much character to each character. I think that this book was written for audio or at least that is how it sounded.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stars & Stripes?

When Zane gives Ty a present at the end and Ty's reaction to the gift. It is perfect.

Which scene was your favorite?

When they are at the dinner table and Zane's mother pokes at Ty. He looks at Zane's niece and switches gears. It was real.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Zane and Ty seem so a part of my reading life that I don't ever want to finish this series. The audio just augments that same feeling.

Any additional comments?

This series is best started from the beginning and so well worth it. :)

  • Shock & Awe

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Brock Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He's not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O'Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet - after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sidewinders are off to a great start!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-11-16

Love This Series!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

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

Yes! Brock Thompson does a great job with differentiating between Nick and Kelly. His gravelly voice adds to the emotional scenes.

What did you like best about this story?

LOVE Nick and Kelly and getting to be in their head as they discover each other and what they ultimately want from each other.

Which scene was your favorite?

The salute at the end, when they are at the airport. I won't say more but that is a moment that really got to me. Very touching moment that just cemented how close the Sidewinders are.

If you could rename Shock & Awe, what would you call it?

Nope. Name fits just right.

Any additional comments?

This is a side story to the Cut and Run series and yet it works by itself. Short, fun, sexy and heartwarming. This is a another good one from Abigail Roux.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Snow Globe

  • By: LE Franks
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn't as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette's flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson - a beautiful blond giant of a man - Kris is ready to chuck it all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute but I had issues

  • By Heather on 12-10-14

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

Would you listen to Snow Globe again? Why?

This was a beautiful story with characters that warm the heart.

What other book might you compare Snow Globe to and why?

One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn and MJ O'Shea they both have lovely characters that recognize the good in everyone.

Which scene was your favorite?

The kiss and the words that tumbled out.

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

When Kris helps Bun in his store but while trying to hold his tourette's in check

Any additional comments?

The audio was perfect! Love the lilt to Dave's voice.

  • Landfall (M/M, Gay Merman Romance)

  • The Merman, Book 5
  • By: X. Aratare
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Gabriel Braven knows his destiny, but is he willing to face it? Gabriel has only one day left on land before moving to the wondrous Mer city to live forever with his true love, Mer Prince Casillus Nerion. He wishes his greatest challenges were giving up making love on land with Casillus and telling his beloved grandmother that he is a merman. But ex-soldier Johnson Tims has other plans for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2Short

  • By Anonymous85 on 01-13-19

Perfect story and Perfect audio

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

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

This is a great romance with just the right balance of action. I love the story and Chris Patton is absolutely perfect with portraying the characters and conveying the story. This whole audio series is one that I like to listen to again and again.

What did you like best about this story?

There is nothing to be disappointed about in this story. Once you start listening, you will want to continue!

What about Chris Patton’s performance did you like?

Chris does each person with a really good interpretation of their character. He also is very good at pacing. Beautiful voice!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! Have now listened to it and the rest of the series several times.

Any additional comments?

Hope there will be more for this series. :)