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  • Mask

  • By: Teodora Kostova
  • Narrated by: Todd M Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Adam Fischer doesn't believe in second chances. Heartbroken after his lover Charlie leaves him to chase his music career in L.A., Adam is convinced that meaningless one-night-stands are all life has in store for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit from the West End!

  • By Carly Rose (Carly's Book Reviews) on 01-06-16

Emotional yet Blistering Hot!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

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

I say they are about the same. As a person who has dealt with depression I was able to relate to the print version, but I know if I hadn't I would be able to feel it in the audio version.

What did you like best about this story?

Teodora continues this series and she does not disappoint. She brings Penn to Adam. What is interesting is Penn is Adam’s past lover’s twin. Can Adam get past the physical beauty to see the inner beauty of Penn? Adam is battling his own demons, depression. He is afraid that it will destroy him and his potential relationships. He holds back from Penn, even though Penn wants Adam. This is a beautiful story of true love. Penn helps Adam work through those demons like a true partner in life. Adam takes his time to fall in love with Penn, to know that Penn is Penn and not just Adam’s former lover’s twin. These two are completely sweet on each other and support each other. Penn is just the person who Adam is truly attracted to and when these two come together physically, OH MY!!!!! Sparks that could ignite a village come alive. Wow oh wow. While these two fall in love, we get to see the continuing story of Fenix and Jared from Dance. I truly enjoyed that Teodora continued their storyline and sprinkled them within Adam and Penn’s story.


What does Todd M Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Todd did much better with this story than with Dance. He brings an emotion to this story that some listeners may not understand if they haven't experienced some of the demons that Adam is experiencing and Penn is experiencing helping him. Todd does not just read this story, he lets you experience this story.

If you could rename Mask, what would you call it?

Mask is perfect. Mask plays well with how Adam feels.

Any additional comments?

Again, I am in love with this series, these men and Teodora’s storytelling. Although, it does not feel like a story as I feel like I am living within the men and living their lives. Definitely recommend this series.

  • Dance

  • By: Teodora Kostova
  • Narrated by: Todd Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Making big plans for the future is not in his nature - Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle. He doesn't even realise something is missing in his life. Until he meets Fenix. Fenix Bergman has a dream - to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison - a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Valleys To Mountaintops, Full Of Emotions!

  • By Keri L. on 11-25-15

From Valleys To Mountaintops, Full Of Emotions!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

Would you listen to Dance again? Why?

Yes. I felt honored that I could be a part of their connection and relationship. These men are men you want in your life as friends. They are giving, understanding, and loving to everyone and to each other. I completely recommend this story if you want to have that one in a million read.

What did you like best about this story?

Fenix and Jared completely grab your world and sling shot you into theirs. This story takes you on a journey from both of them. Teodora writes an amazing story with such detail that you are living with them and feel their happiness, sexiness, love, hurt, sadness and everything from the valleys to the mountaintops. These two men are amazing by themselves but when brought together, oh holy hotness!!! Let’s just say with Fenix as a dancer, he is quite bendy, and that turns on Jared more than anything. The strongest part of the story shows that if you truly love someone, you will not get in their way even though it may break your heart. We live through that heartbreak and you will feel that despair, but when you think it cannot get worse……does it? This story is a must read if you want to feel all the emotions a person can feel.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator could have put more emotion into the story. He sounded like he was just reading the story without knowing the story. He was slow at first, but started to read with more fluency quite a few chapters in. He did have a pleasant voice.

If you could rename Dance, what would you call it?

Dance is the perfect name for this story. The men dance with their emotions with themselves and with each other.

Any additional comments?

Just listen to this story. You will fall in love with the boys.

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