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  • A Destiny of Dragons

  • Tales from Verania, Book 2
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 696

Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. Until they're not.... Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book with awesome narration

  • By J. John on 12-03-17

Love this series.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I love this series, it is one of my all time favorite comfort reads/listens. Listening in the car and grinning at nothing. TJ Klune has such a brilliant writing style, he makes MC's and supporting characters so memorable. I love Sam of Wilds, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, Gary, Tiggy, Kevin and all the others.
Michael Lesley is outstanding in his narrations. On to TCoM, my audio is calling me.

  • Femme

  • By: Marshall Thornton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Queeny cocktail waiter Lionel wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player, and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Heels, Better Romance...

  • By HZ on 07-02-17

Charming quirky contemporary romance

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

This was a cute modern day m/m romance with a terrific quirky mc in Lionel. I loved Lionel who has a "march to his own beat personality" that can own a one liner like a champ. Lionel is the character that made this short m/m romance. Dog (Doug) is a little harder to like, and some of his choices made it difficult to feel the developing romance between the two.
Joel Leslie is of course a terrific narrator as always.

  • 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 1,740
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

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

Deliciously Funny, Unique and Delightful Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Whether or not your a fan of the m/m genre you WILL laugh out loud at this outrageously funny fantasy story about a wonderful snarky wizards apprentice, his best friends Gary and Tiggy who are a hornless unicorn and a half giant. This trio simply can NOT stay out of trouble. Set in the colorful and magical kingdom of Verania, Sam of Wilds lives his life trying to learn from Morgan of Shadows, all the while obsessed with the unavailable "knight delicious face" Ryan Trueheart. This story is imaginative, and wildly funny, full of hysterical one liners, puns and snarky humor, most of which surrounds Sam's and Gary's horny preoccupied brains.
The cast of supporting characters is truly extraordinary, each one fully realized, with bigger than life personalities. I found myself laughing out loud over and over, grinning like an loon. Rooting and cheering Sam on during his quest for his true love Ryan and his Wizarding destiny.
A fun and light hearted fantasy story that will lead away from real life into hours of kooky, imaginative enjoyment.

  • Zombie Road III: Rage on the Rails

  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

The finale of the Zombie Road tale. It's been a month since the outbreak, and the survivors of the zombie apocalypse have started a new life in a walled city. There are still a few enemies that need to be dealt with, the kind that can think and plan, and they can be more devastating than a horde of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the RAGE Continues...

  • By Tracy P. on 08-03-18

Fun Trilogy, but slow finish

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This was a fun trilogy but with this last book being the least enjoyable. I found the politcal overtones in this one somewhat overtook the fun trucker/ex soldier/hero fun of the first 2 books in the series. The zombie storyline falling into the background and I'm sorry to say that for me this last in series lost steam and coasted to a anticlimatic finish.

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  • Redeeming Love

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,199

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING

  • By Nelishia on 01-04-10

Wonderful, Sad, Inspiring, Thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I have had this title in my TBR/audio wish list for a long long time, based on many recommendations from readers groups and friends.
A good friend and I finally sat and listened during a weekend of scrapbooking and journaling. It was a wonderful story, and there are so many reviews that mine can't add much to whats already been said. I feel somewhat blasphemous to say that while I enjoyed this book and story very much, I can't say that its the best thing I've ever read/listened too.
There were many many moments though that were truly heart wrenching, and times in the book where I had strong feelings of sadness. I talked back a few times to the audio "no Angel, no"!! There are not very many light hearted passages, this is a dark, sad book but it has a golden thread of light that shines through out, Michael is such a beautiful human being and his faith is presented in a lovely and inspiring, believeable way. I have read that the author had many people understand Pauls behaviour and motivations, but I had a hard time liking him for his horrible remorseless attitude.
Ultimately I would say that I liked this book very very much and have found myself thinking about it often in the days since we finished it.
The narrator Kate Forbes did a great job.

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

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

5 Stars of Epic and Awesome love story & much more

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I just loved this book. I loved the ongoing theme threaded through out the book of love, kindness and the power of family. This book was just everything plus werewolves!!! The epic and awesome journey of Ox and Joe. The constant love, the aching heartbreak and just so much feeling. And the humor interspersed in between tragedy. While this was overall a somewhat darker book, with some heavy sad storylines, it also gave the gift of friends and family who can tease and laugh at each other. And even though this was the story was intense, there were a couple TJ Klune's hallmark LAUGH out LOUD moments thrown in. I just love the town of Green Creek and all its inhabitants. I just loved Joe and Ox.
Theres not much else to add.
I have read the book, and I also listened to the audio version narrated by Kirt Graves. It was a whopping 18 hours long, and I was so so sad to have it come to an end. Kirt Graves did a great job.

  • Agent Bayne

  • PsyCop, Book 9
  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

After years of frustration as a PsyCop, Victor Bayne reports for duty at the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. As a fledgling agent, he’s ready to smoke out a few ghosts and be home each night in time for dinner. But is he prepared to add a professional dimension to his romantic partnership with Jacob Marks? Jacob has already established his territory in the Program - he’s competent, he’s respected, and he’s pretty much fearless. The last thing Vic wants to do is screw up in front of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!!!!

  • By Patricia on 02-25-18

This series just keeps getting better and better.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I just love this series. Vic is such a wonderful, awkward endearing emotional hot hot mess. I have loved every single book in this series and after Spook Squad I thought it might be the last since book 8 featured Crash. And I loved Crash, but I was sad that there would be no more Vic and Jacob. And then yea yea yes, book nine.
This book starts off with Vic starting his new job with the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. The FPMP are sort of the CIA/FBI of ghosts and all things paranormal that appear to have a long long history of monitoring any and everything supernatural in the world. Long arms, long reach and eyes everywhere. And of course the plot was awesome and kept me guessing til almost the end. Plenty of soft sentimental scenes between Vic and Jacob. I love that they are so solid as partners. And the best part of this book??? It left plenty of opportunities for many more storylines for PsyCops!! And I have already heard that number 10 is in the works!!!!
Loved it a lot. I listened to the audible version and Gomez Pugh is just the perfect narrator.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 983

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Enjoyable suspense mystery prep school style

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this suspense mystery set mainly in a New England prep boarding school for boys. The novel starts out with the MC Matthias as a senior in prep school, the story does move back and forth from past to present recounting the circumstances of the event that changes and affects Matthias in his personal and professional life for the next 10 years. But even moving from past to present, the story flows smoothly.
Haunted by the disappearance of his best friend and room mate Fritz, he is so emotionally frozen by the series of events that occurred that he can't get past "his past".
When life inadvertantly sends him back to Blackburn prep school as a teacher, he finds the past haunting him even more strongly and resolves to find out what happened to the friend who vanished without a trace. Twists and turns ensue.
What a very entertaining read this was, the mystery element kept me guessing til the secret was revealed. I like Mr Swann's writing style very much, I believe this is his first novel, but i will be on the lookout for more.
And Of course I love narrator James Anderson Foster, he is terrific. (side note, if you haven't listened to Adrians Undead Diary series by the wonderful Chris Philbrook, and narrated by James Foster, I highly recommend it also).

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  • Brute

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute's life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars!

  • By Belen on 10-10-15

Sweet romance set in pnr magical world

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This was such a sweet romance, with an ugly giant with a tender heart who has lived a hard life mistreated by everyone in his village, when he saves the prince, becoming mamed in the process, his reward lands him in a new town. In the kings castle, Brute (Arik), becomes the jailer/keeper of a mysterious handsome blind prisoner. The 2 men gradually bond because of Brute's kind heart.
Such a sweet story, with two men who learn that risking it all for love can win.
KC Kelly is an amazing narrator, who had some great accents for this story.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,328

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Didn't want the Bobiverse to end!! Great series!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I originally bought the first book in the series on a whim. It is not my usual favored genre, but what a lucky find. This book and series was a fun entertaining adventure from beginning to the last in series. As the last in the trilogy, All these worlds did not disappoint. There is nothing I can add to the literally thousands of reviews already written about these book, but I will say that in my opinion they would appeal to a wide variety of readers/listeners, not just sci-fi fans. I enjoyed these books very much, and all the techie speak was so well written and incorporated so smoothly into the story. Highly recommend this series for anyone who likes fiction stories.
And Ray Porter is such a great narrator, he adds to the appeal of a great story adventure.