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  • Dim Sum Asylum

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage - snarling dragons guarding C-Town's multiple gates and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can't trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn't want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and delicious...can't wait for more!

  • By danielle on 08-02-17

strike out for magic wannbe

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

first I have to say that the reader really tried his best to make this otherwise dull and drawn out book into something. there is a hint of a decent story here but it is very difficult to follow as the main character constantly has conversations with himself. what might have been a good short story is a not so good long one. I would recommend her other books but not this one.

  • The Salisbury Key

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Hamish Long
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Shattered by his lover Jason's suicide, archaeologist Dan Logan is struggling to patch his life together again. He's desperately following up Jason's final obsession, a secret buried deep within the military zone on Salisbury Plain. Anything is better than facing the void of his grief. He's convinced he'll never love again. When unexpected help arrives in the form of a soldier named Summer Rayne, the last thing Dan could have predicted is the spark of attraction between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you cry, laugh, and scream

  • By E. hughes on 07-20-18

Makes you cry, laugh, and scream

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I am absolutely in LOVE with the character Danny. The Narrator has such a real interpretation of the character that I now know Danny. The way he spoke was fantastic and every time Danny said Luv I ached because it was not to me.
I nearly cried when Danny's partner died and I screamed when his new partner gets hurt.
Being a gay man in my 50's this book gives me hope that some where there is an intelligent 20 something guy looking for me who can show the same compassion and love for me that Danny showed for Jason.
As for the story it is good, I would add that it needs to be tightened up a bit as it tends to jump in time leaving the reader (listener) to wonder how the character got to this place. The answers does come eventually but it possibly does not need the time difference.
I found very slight things that I would change but on the whole I would fully recommend this book.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruin of a Rake

  • By: Cat Sebastian
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits, he finds himself shunned from society. Unable to see his nephew, he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation, even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London. Julian Medlock has spent years becoming the epitome of correct behavior. As far as he cares, if Courtenay finds himself in hot water, it's his own fault for behaving so badly - and being so blasted irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic, hot, & a happy ending?!

  • By trowelsandteacups on 10-17-17

good attempt, but didn't quite make it.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I really liked the series of this author but this, the third in the series I felt missed. The story line had a good start but it was filled with lead characters getting together then fighting over a small occurrence and they split apart. I could see the authors attempt to have the two men ache for each other but it never quite fulfilled. The ending was good how he brings all three books to a conclusion.
I really like this Narrator but in this book his interpretation of the character was a bit off. The lead, Cordney always had a bored attitude. His companion Jullian was supposed to be only 24 but the narrators interpretational voice made him sound like he was at least 60. Jullians voice actually began to draw on the nerves after a time.
Overall the book is worth a listen to finish the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Imperfection of Swans

  • By: Brandon Witt
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Kevin Bivanti's dream is to open a wedding dress shop, a place with the stunning gowns to make every bride-to-be feel adored. At 38, he quits a successful advertising career to buy an old brownstone in a trendy Boston neighborhood and to make his dream a reality. When one of his cosigners drops out, fate intervenes, ushering in Casper James, who hopes to open his own bakery. With Casper willing to take the risk, their ambitions meld into a wedding dress and wedding cake boutique.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A meaningful book

  • By Steven on 05-15-17

Great story, terrible reading

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I really liked the story and I struggled to get through the full story because of the reader. At times he had this mono-tone robotic way of reading that just grates on the ear. His interpretation of the voices was ok for the most part. However his attempt at acting the story fell way short of anything other than annoying.
Get this story for the story and really try to ignore the reader.

  • Starstruck

  • A Bluewater Bay Novel, Book 1
  • By: L. A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Hollywood is full of dirty secrets, but Carter refuses to be Levi's. Retired action star Levi Pritchard has made a quiet life for himself in the sleepy logging town of Bluewater Bay, Washington. But then Hollywood comes to film the wildly popular television series Wolf's Landing, and Bluewater Bay isn't so sleepy anymore. His retirement doesn't stick, either, because he's offered a part on the show - exactly the kind of complex role he'd always wanted, one that would prove him more than a glorified stuntman. The only catch? He has to stay in the closet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Nick's narration, so-so story

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-16-16

simply love this story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

this was a really great story. it showed how age was not an issue and how being friends first really is best. I liked how there was no big explosive scene added in just for effect. yes they had an argument but it was an honest and just argument. this is by far the best story of this series.

  • Too Stupid to Live

  • Romancelandia, Book 1
  • By: Anne Tenino
  • Narrated by: Tobias Silversmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Sam's a new man. Yes, he's still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he's wised up. His one true love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He's cultivated the necessary fortitude to say "no" to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, or erotic-novel-worthy he may be. Until he meets Ian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an hysterical, sweet, super HOT!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-02-16

To stupid to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

There is nothing in this book that makes me want to ever hear it again. The characters are stereotypical in every way. They have nothing in common except for all the sex that happens in Every chapter. Why some writers feel that just jotting down cliches and stereotypes is cause for a good book is insulting.
There is no character building. The characters never take time to learn about each other, they just have sex. The lead, Sam , has no self respect.
Basically I only finished this book because I was hoping something good would happen, but No. Even the ending the writer threw every cliches and lame expression into it.

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: K-lee Klein
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Brett Taylor's world collapsed three years ago when he lost the love of his life. Almost as bad as the grief is the advice he's starting to get from everyone and their brother, telling him it's time to move on. They're flat-out wrong. He left his career as a musician and escaped to his ranch because he needs the peace and quiet, and he's doing just fine. He doesn't want anyone invading his memory-filled, booze-fueled solitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay!

  • By Anastacia Hess on 07-06-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Would you listen to Unbreak My Heart again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again. I really liked the story or the idea that it had and I did enjoy the characters within the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Bret most likely because he was older. I really wish there were some more books for the older over 50 guys.

Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Any additional comments?

I liked the story concept and how Bret struggled with his conflicts. I did think that the main characters did not have enough development in their relationship. What was their backgrounds, what were they all doing on the ranch and for those who came to the ranch why? There could have been a bit more of a buildup to a romance.
Overall it was a good story but it missed the mark in a few places.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Until You

  • At First Sight, Book 3
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 286

Together with their families and friends, Paul Auster and Vincent Taylor request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage. Paul Auster and Vince Taylor just want to have a simple wedding. Really, is that too much to ask? As the big day approaches, they struggle to keep everything from spiraling out of control. From meddling friends and intrusive family, to a certain drag queen's idea as to what constitutes a normal bachelor party, Paul and Vince have their work cut out for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and Emotional

  • By Belen on 05-05-17

Good story, not so good character development

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Would you listen to Until You again? Why?

Yes, I like the progression of the characters and how the writer gives the reader exactly what they are looking for which is a happy ending.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Until You?

Many of the heart felt moments with Vince when he would give his talks. At these times I could hear the old Vince coming back out.

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

I really, really liked his interpretation of the characters in book 1. However in book 3 he makes Vince so stupid that it began to grate on my nerves to even hear him speak. Then with Nana he did basically the same. Now to his credit it is entirely the writers fault for dumbing down some of the characters. I really fell for Vince in book 1 but now in book 3 if I met him in person I would just smile and move on. Sorry TJ but Vince became so dumb that you wondered if he needed to be reminded to breathe.

If you could take any character from Until You out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I a heart beat I would take Vince form book 1. In book 3 totally NO.

Any additional comments?

TJ Klune in your next book, and I really do hope you write one, expanding on Daddy, Please do not change the mentality of the characters. I have always believed that is any good story the main characters have to go through a change to make the story interesting. With that said going from a slightly slow character (Vince) to the stereo-typical dumb jock was just bad.

  • Tell Me It's Real

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read on a plane!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-14

really the best

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

at first I thought that this was going to be dumb but as the story progressed it became much much better. I can actually see this being a very good movie. it gives the reader every cliche and emotion that they want.

  • Where We Left Off

  • Middle of Somewhere, Book 3
  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Goss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo's unremarkable life like a supernova...and then was gone just as quickly. For the past miserable year, Leo hasn't been able to stop thinking about the powerful connection he and Will shared. So, when Leo moves to New York for college, he sweeps back into Will's life, hopeful that they can pick up where they left off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of an amazing series!

  • By AAHickman on 04-03-17

Great ending to the series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I was hesitant about this book but as it went on it free me into it more. I liked how the author pulled in characters from the previous books. I found myself siding with Leo then with Will then back to Leo. the story kept me guessing and I really liked the twist about who's feelings are being hurt.