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  • Incubus Lost

  • Gravidam, Book 2
  • By: Ki Brightly
  • Narrated by: Ethan Holdan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Hadrian made a promise to the new creator of Eden: find the scattered incubi and bring them home. But his intentions weren’t completely pure. Two thousand years ago, he lost his own incubus when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Now that he’s free from his involuntary service and seen the restored Garden of Eden, he’s convinced his incubus could be alive. He’ll do anything to find Pheo again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Incubus Lost

  • By Gabrielle on 12-17-18

A Great Continuation of the Series

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This was a great continuation of the Gravidam series. I really enjoyed the world that Brightly created in book 1 so it was nice to get back to it in Incubus Lost. A unique mpreg can be hard to find when the genre is full of similar plots, but Brightly brings a different spin to the genre.

I enjoyed Ethan Holdan's narration and look forward to hearing more from him.

Fans of mpreg and fantasy will enjoy this series and its lovable characters.

  • Twin Flames

  • Sumeria's Sons, Book 1
  • By: Lexi Ander
  • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life. Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize love does not require a sacred bond.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I love this story, but couldn't stand voice acting

  • By Brax on 11-15-18

YES!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

You have no idea how excited I was to learn that this series was being put into audio! My expectations were pretty high since this is one of my favorite series, and I'm happy to say that Matt Haynes did not leave me disappointed. Matt does an absolutely phenomenal job narrating this book. His accents and tonal choices really make this story come alive, without being too dramatic or over-the-top. If you haven't read this book/series (or even if you have) then take this opportunity to enjoy the audio. I can't wait to hear how Matt does the rest of this series!

  • Cronin's Key II

  • By: N. R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn't wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird. They know Alec's blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec's inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect. With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic listening

  • By Jackie Thorogood on 08-22-17

Joel Leslie does it again!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Any additional comments?

Cronin's Key II picks up right where book 1 left off and is just as exciting and engaging as before. Alec and Cronin continue to grow closer and they make such a great couple! Their scenes together are cute and tender, and their banter (especially Alec's) made me laugh!

Leslie continues to impress me with his ability to use different accents and tones of voice. He is a truly talented actor and I can't praise him enough!! The emotions that he portrays in these characters is just wonderful and really add to the overall experience of listening to this story.

There is a particular part at the end where Cronin growls/yells, "The life of my Ailig is not a game!", and let me tell you...I got chills...well done Leslie! Perfection!

4.5 Stars

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cronin's Key

  • Cronin's Key Series, Book 1
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 912

NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever. Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last 1,000 years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure - Porn?

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-28-17

More please!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Cronin's Key is one of my favorite books and I was so happy to see it was being made into audio. Joel Leslie is a phenomenal voice actor who truly brings these characters to life. His use of various accents and the quality of his performance make an already great story that much more fantastic. I highly recommend Cronin's Key both in print and audio, and if you haven't checked out any other of Joel Leslie's narrations then you're seriously missing out!

I'll keep my fingers crossed that the rest of this series gets recorded as well!

26 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • 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 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

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

Awesome Narration! Highly Recommended!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Any additional comments?

I loved this story when I first read it and now that it's in audio it's even better! Joel Leslie does a wonderful job at narrating and gives each character their own voice. I'll be honest and say that the accents caught me a bit off guard at first. Even though from reading the book I knew the MCs had Boston and Irish accents, I never actually heard the accents in my head while I read. So while Leslie's accents took me a minute to get used to, I grew to love them and they truly give the characters more life.

The story itself is easily a 4-4.5 Star read for me with its unique plot, engaging characters, magic, mystery, and swoon-worthy romance. There's humor and heartache, and at the center of it all, a passion and relationship that I can't wait to watch bloom as the series continues.

S.J. Himes is definitely an author to look out for, and there hasn't been a single book of hers that I haven't enjoyed (Including the books written under her pen-name Revella Hawthorne)! Do yourself a favor and check out The Necromancer's Dance ASAP!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • At Piper's Point

  • By: Ethan Day
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy's plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel. Interruptions run roughshod, beginning with Neil, who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy's bed. The dominos topple one by one and news of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy's legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love, Nate Sommers, to his doorstep.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Belen on 04-16-16

A fun and light read

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Any additional comments?

This is my first book by Ethan Day and was pretty entertaining!

I really liked the setting of Piper's Point and I kind of wish I could live there over the summer too! I enjoyed seeing the Point through Cassidy's eyes and getting flashbacks every once in a while to his summers growing up there.

Cassidy was a very likable character. His internal thoughts had me cracking up and I loved listening to him interact with the other characters. I really liked Nate, and his and Cassidy's sexual tension had me screaming for them to "get on with it already!" I loved Cassidy's friends and Ollie especially had me laughing.

One complaint I do have is that there were just too many relationships in this book for me. Too many of Cassidy's ex's and the drama with all these men bordered on the silly. While this book was fun, there was just a touch too much humor in my opinion. These characters sometimes came across as cartoonish and just ridiculous, and while I did really enjoy the story for the most part, sometimes the amount of comedy just became too much.

I will say, though, that Michael Lesley does a phenomenal job narrating this book. Each character has their own voice, tone, and personality. Every emotion can be heard through this narration. Lesley doesn't just read books, he performs them. Seriously a Grade-A voice actor...

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful