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  • Can't Hide From Me

  • By: Cordelia Kingsbridge
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location — until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their "simple rescue mission" is about to get a lot more complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So exiting!

  • By Jessica on 08-19-17

Good action/suspense

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Can't Hide From Me to be better than the print version?

I can't say because I only listened to the audio version and have not read the print

Who was your favorite character and why?

I actually loved all the secondary characters because they were fun & eclectic

What about Nick J. Russo’s performance did you like?

Nick J. Russo has a great voice & does a wonderful range with his performance

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

Not really, it was a bit long to listen to all at once

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

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

One of the best Klune stories ever

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Where does Wolfsong rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was amazing. I can't believe I waited so long to listen to it

What other book might you compare Wolfsong to and why?

There is nothing to compare it to

Which character – as performed by Kirt Graves – was your favorite?

Joe and Ox were my favorites

Who was the most memorable character of Wolfsong and why?

Joe and Ox - they were just like I expect real people to be like. They make mistakes, they get angry, they get hurt

Any additional comments?

Kirt Graves did a fantastic job with the performance

  • Stealing the Wind

  • Mermen of Ea, Book 1
  • By: Shira Anthony
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Started out as if it would be M/M/M PWP...

  • By JC on 07-25-15

Merfolk & Pirates!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

If you could sum up Stealing the Wind in three words, what would they be?

Merfolk, Pirates, Adventure

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Taren because he always tried to make the best of his situation even when he was a slave or indentured

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

He brings the characters to life in a way that just reading doesn't do

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

Adventure with Pirates & Merfolk

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  • Deviations: Domination

  • By: Jodi Payne, Chris Owen
  • Narrated by: Maxx Power
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In this sequel to Deviations: Submission, Dom Tobias and Sub Noah are back, learning more about each other and their relationship, testing the boundaries of what they can and cannot handle, both together and apart. Tobias works at becoming more comfortable and finding his balance as a full-time Master again. Meanwhile, his work brings out the true submissive in Noah, who faces some of his greatest fears, and his greatest secrets, confessing to Noah about a terrible time in his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Story Continues and the Love Deepens

  • By Erryn Barratt on 02-12-18

One of my all-time favorite series

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

What made the experience of listening to Deviations: Domination the most enjoyable?

This is one of my favorite series of all-time so I'm very happy to see it brought to life on audio

What other book might you compare Deviations: Domination to and why?

There's not really much comparison although KC Wells/Parker Williams' Collars and Cuffs series is pretty good too

Which scene was your favorite?

I really loved the Christmas scene, the scene where Noah is surprised by Tobias in the parking lot and the New Year's Eve scenes

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

If I could have managed to have time to listen all in one sitting, yes I would have

Any additional comments?

I thought Maxx Powers did a good job with the narration/performance, although there were times when it seemed like the voices weren't easily distinguishable from each other.

  • Deviations: Submission

  • By: Chris Owen, Jodi Payne
  • Narrated by: Maxx Power
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Tobias is a skilled Dom, able to bring even the most hesitant submissive around. Noah is a man in need of just that. He wants to sub badly but has yet to find someone he believes can take him where he needs to go. Through a series of encounters in the world of bondage and discipline, Noah reveals why he has trouble trusting, why he needs such a firm, steady hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding performance

  • By susana on 07-17-17

One of my all-time series

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

What did you love best about Deviations: Submission?

I love the characters, the connection they develop

What did you like best about this story?

I like how open & honest Tobias & Noah are with each other. How they communicate their needs to each other. How well they work as a couple

What about Maxx Power’s performance did you like?

Maxx Power is a new-to-me narrator. I think he did a good job bringing the characters to life

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

50 Shades could learn a lot from this story

  • The Alpha King

  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn't been born in over a thousand years. Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his 25th birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best MPREG book I've read so far!

  • By Deanna Weatherstein on 06-17-17

M/M MPREG Alpha/Omega Wolf Shifter

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

What did you like best about The Alpha King? What did you like least?

For the most part I enjoyed the world-building. I thought the story had a lot of action the characters would get themselves out of one scrape, just to find themselves right back into another mess. Some of those messes could have been prevented had Luca used better judgement the first time. Letting people go who've betrayed you once is probably not the best course of action.

I found the dialogue to be somewhat prose-y & syrupy for my tastes. I don't care for the overabundance of endearments at all. I also thought the plot was somewhat predictable. And I didn't care for having more than one evil/uncaring female antagonist while having the best supporting female protag be only 13.

If you’ve listened to books by Victoria Sue before, how does this one compare?

This is the first Victoria Sue I've listened to.

What about Joel Leslie’s performance did you like?

Joel does a great job with a bunch of different voices.

Was The Alpha King worth the listening time?

It was ok but not my favorite. I'd maybe return it if I'd purchased it.

  • The Necromancer's Dance

  • The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Book 1
  • By: SJ Himes
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Belen on 04-01-17

Great Action & Suspense

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Where does The Necromancer's Dance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's about mid-range with the majority of my audiobooks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Angel because he's strong, fierce, and loyal.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Angel transforms the demon back into it's natural small dragon form.

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

No, it was too long to listen to all at once.

Any additional comments?

Joe Leslie did a great job with the narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colorado Fire

  • Colorado Heart, Book 2
  • By: Sara York
  • Narrated by: Stan Jenson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Marshal has it bad, but can he figure it out before he ruins his relationship with his best friend, or will he mess up the one good thing in his life. Zander doesn't know if he's coming or going. Life at Wild Bluff has been easy up until now. His head is spinning and his heart is aching. Can he figure out Marshal's mess before it puts them both in hot water?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong choice of actor

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-21-17

DNF

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

What would have made Colorado Fire better?

The narrator made the characters sound like idiots. These are supposed to be assassins who were mostly former military and they sounded like redneck morons. I didn't like the narrator at all.

What could Sara York have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Better dialog & less porny / unrealistic sex scenes. The characters were not very believable to me at all. I had a very difficult time believing they were hardcore former military turned assassins.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stan Jenson?

I'm fairly new to audio books so don't know many narrator names. Iggy Toma has a very pleasant voice. Patrick Lawlor does well with romantic suspense.