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  • A Wish Upon the Stars

  • Tales from Verania
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 297

Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best series ever. Seriously.

  • By Jen on 11-29-18

Excellent end to the series

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I loved these books and enjoyed the audio versions overall. However, this book had a ton of errors in the audio which is disappointing. Michael Lesley is gifted with voices and I could always tell which character was talking, but the incorporation of sound effects got on my nerves and took me out of the story.

  • Felix and the Prince

  • A Forever Wilde Novel, Book 2
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

Felix - Things I expect to find at Gadleigh Castle: rare stained glass, the subject of my dissertation; peace and quiet, to finish said dissertation; an escape from the paparazzi. Things I don’t expect to find: a hidden door leading to a secret room; the most gorgeous man I’ve ever set eyes on; love. Lio - Things I know are expected of me in life: I will become the King of Liorland; I will marry a nice woman; I will provide heirs to my family’s monarchy. Reasons that might be difficult: I’m gay; I’m falling in love with Felix; He has no idea I’m royal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall in love with Felix and Lio

  • By Erryn Barratt on 03-12-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

An excellent book with truly entertaining narration. I highly recommend this modern day fairytale to all listeners of this genre.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirt Graves is superb!

  • By Belen on 10-07-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

It had been a while since I read this, and I wanted to listen to the audio version to refresh my memory before the next book comes out. The narrator was amazing. I hope he does the sequel because his Gordo interpretation was spot on.

  • Born in Ice

  • Born in Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

In winter, Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast is a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. And sometimes a fire can be born in ice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Trilogy to be Included in the Best Libraries

  • By Elizabeth on 08-29-14

An old favorite but terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book has always been a favorite, but I can't recommend the audio version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brie is strong and competent and finds comfort in her home.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiacre Douglas?

I would have preferred a female narrator. This narrator talked too fast when speaking female roles. To make matters worse, he made Gray about as lifeless as a brick. No inflection, no feeling behind any of his dialogue. The narrator was literally just reading at times with no effort.

  • 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 1,858
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

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

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Would you listen to The Lightning-Struck Heart again? Why?

Narrator was absolutely fantastic. Sam was endearing, Ryan was earnest. So incredibly entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sweet molasses. How can I pick anyone but Sam?

Which character – as performed by Michael Lesley – was your favorite?

Again, Sam. So much feeling in the narration.

If you could take any character from The Lightning-Struck Heart out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Sam would probably drive me crazy, but I want a long, awkward hug.

Any additional comments?

I own nearly 100 m/m audio books and this one just took over my number one spot. Best narration I've had the pleasure of listening to.

  • The Understatement of the Year

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Christian Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Five years ago Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then he's made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself. So it's a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite audiobooks of 2016!!

  • By Heather on 11-20-16

So enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

This is an example of a great audio. Loved both voices. I loved this book when I read it but the audio really enhanced it. Great job, highly recommend.

  • Nowhere Ranch

  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never mixes business with pleasure - until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within 200 miles. Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe's and Travis's bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they're both clear this is sex on the side, no relationship, no interfering with the job, they could make it work

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't listen to this one in Public. Whew.

  • By JC on 06-26-15

Great book with excellent audio

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

What did you love best about Nowhere Ranch?

I love Travis and his steady patience.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nowhere Ranch?

When Roe realizes that he's actually made a life for himself.

What about Iggy Toma’s performance did you like?

This is the first book I've heard with this narrator. He totally nailed Monroe.

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

From hot and spicy to warm and sweet.

  • Frog

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Weber Yates's dreams of stardom are about to be reduced to a ranch hand’s job in Texas, and his one relationship is with a guy so far out of his league he might as well be on the moon. Or at least in San Francisco, where Weber stops to see him one last time before settling down to the humble, lonely life he figures a frog like him has coming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ah Weber, if only . . .

  • By Riva on 09-19-14

One of my favorite books but audiobook was awful

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

Would you try another book from Mary Calmes and/or K.C. Kelly?

I have a Calmes addiction, but the narration was almost intolerable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Frog?

I love the opening chapter, with the MCs making contact with each other after a long separation, and some background information interwoven into that conversation.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator's accent and interpretation of Weber was way over the top. It made the character seem older and dumber than he actually is.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Frog?

Not a thing, it's one of my favorite books.

Any additional comments?

After waiting so long for this to come out on audio, I'm really disappointed. I managed to listen to it all the way through, but I expect I won't ever listen to it again.

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  • Blame It on the Mistletoe

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Jason Frazier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the “best kisser on campus”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Jason read school textbooks,grades would go up!

  • By Ruth on 11-15-14

narration was fabulous

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

What did you love best about Blame It on the Mistletoe?

I haven't listened to any other audio books by this narrator, but he was perfect for this one. I loved this book when I read it but enjoyed it much more in audio. The first scene where Mick and Fielding got hot and heavy was, wow, turn on the AC because I'm going up in flames.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blame It on the Mistletoe?

Definitely the first time they get together.

Which character – as performed by Jason Frazier – was your favorite?

Mick. I didn't feel like this was a narrator reading, but more that I was really listening to Mick's inner dialogue.

If you could take any character from Blame It on the Mistletoe out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Fielding, because he looks at everything from a different perspective than most people.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend in audio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Who We Are

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact. They've moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself. But that's not the end of their story. How could it be? The boys find that life doesn't stop just because they got their happily ever after. There's still the custody battle for the Kid. The return of Otter's parents. A first trip to a gay bar. The Kid goes to therapy, and Mrs. Paquinn decides that Bigfoot is real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved the first, you will love the second

  • By Boys like Boys on 10-26-13

Great story, fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 11-14-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Who We Are to be better than the print version?

This is one of my favorite books, and Charlie David really brought it to life. He did such a fabulous job of narrating Bear and his somewhat insane thought process. The narration definitely added to my enjoyment.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Who We Are?

The dinner party scene made me laugh out loud. The hospital scenes made me cry.

Which scene was your favorite?

The dinner party, absolutely hysterical.

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

It made me do both.

Any additional comments?

I've bought and read quite a few audible books in the last few months, and this one was among the best I've listened to. I can honestly say that the narrator made it even better. Job well done.