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  • Hidden in Darkness

  • In Darkness Series, Book 1
  • By: Alice Winters
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

When Felix lands a job taking care of a man recovering from severe injuries, he thinks his life may have just turned around. Anything has to be better than the place he's leaving. There's something about Lane that draws Felix to him and makes him question if this place could finally become a home for him. But when someone begins stalking Felix, he is left to question who Lane is and what actually happened to him. Together, Felix and Lane will be forced to see just how far they will go to protect each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm going to keep this one in the Favorite pile

  • By Mo on 10-10-18

A Bookload of Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I read this book on Kindle and was very much looking forward to the Audible release, especially when I heard that Joel Leslie was narrating. I was NOT disappointed. It was great! I laughed out loud, and often. The two main characters, Felix and Lane, are a lot of fun, particularly Felix, whom I LOVE. Excellent read, Alice!

Joel Leslie, as usual, was awesome. Each character's voice is unique. I never had to struggle to understand who was speaking. Narrator isn't a big enough word for Joel. He is a voice actor and a damned good one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In Other Words...Murder

  • Holmes & Moriarity 4
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Mystery author and sometimes amateur sleuth Christopher Holmes is settling into domesticity with his sometimes rival, sometimes nemesis J.X. Moriarity when he learns a body has been discovered in the backyard of his former home. To complicate matters, Christopher's ex turns up accusing Christopher of doing away with his former personal assistant - the man for whom David dumped him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect marriage of narrator and story.

  • By croshade on 09-22-18

Expectations Exceeded!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I love this series. This last book was my favorite (I say that every time, but it's true each time) and I've been so looking forward to the Audible release. I was not disappointed. In fact, I am planning to listen to it again, right away.. A truly scary villain, lots of lovely schmoop, and an absolutely hair-raising ending. Oh, and Josh has done a great job with Kit and JX's relationship. From book to book it's been growing, lovely to see. Kevin R. Free -- well, he does a great job with all the character's voices, but he really IS Kit.

If I had to choose between this series and Josh's Adrien English series, I seriously don't know what I'd do.

  • The Amorous Attorney

  • A Nick Williams Mystery, Volume 2
  • By: Frank W. Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Jeffrey Klein's love affair is heating up, and Nick has to chase him down because, frankly, he needs a lawyer to set up his new business. After finding Jeffrey shacked up in a compromising position, Nick has to deal with his own personal mess when it comes to saying good-bye to an old flame. After receiving a telegram asking for help, Nick and Carter end up flying south of the border, down Mexico way. When they get there, they find a corrupt politician, a flirtatious police captain, and a woman terrified of an uncertain future and what it holds for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this series!

  • By Clau on 09-06-18

Nick Williams for President

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I hate writing reviews. Hate it. I never know what to say. Plus I can never think of a good title for the review. Arrghh. Having said that, stop reading this review and go listen to the book. You will laugh, you will cry, you will say "No Way!", and you will have a good time. Guaranteed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unexpected Heiress

  • A Nick Williams Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Frank W. Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Nick Williams, heir to a vast fortune, lives with his lover, Carter Jones, in the Eureka Valley neighborhood of San Francisco in an unassuming bungalow. Little do the neighborhood ladies, who do their daily marketing on Castro Street, know that just down the street their neighbor is the richest homosexual since possibly Alexander the Great. His no-nonsense secretary Marnie Wilson keeps things together at the office in the Tenderloin. To her frustration, Nick is always turning away clients. He doesn't really need the money, after all. In The Unexpected Heiress, Nick is called in to see his lawyer and friend, Jeffrey Klein, whose mystery client, under contract to Metro, was just arrested at the Kit Kat Club on Polk Street but somehow got off with a bench warrant. Jeffrey wants to know who in the police department worked things behind the scene for the star of the upcoming blockbuster It Was Raining Then. Meanwhile a late night phone call from his estranged father sends Nick into a tailspin and a family secret, along with a lot of other things better kept hush-hush, are all splashed on the front pages of the daily newspapers. It ain't pretty. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Nick!

  • By HockeyfanT on 07-14-18

A Wonderful Start to the Audible Series

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I love this book and was absolutely thrilled to find out the series was coming to Audible. I had such a good time listening to this, revisiting Nick and Carter, meeting everyone for the very first time. And the narrator did a great job. The series has a lot of characters and Brian Rollins is doing a great job of bringing them to life, Nick especially. I am very much looking forward to the release of the second book in the series, The Amorous Attorney, which I know he's already working on.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always amazing.

  • By Chelly on 04-04-14

Here! Here! Listen to this One!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I had such a good time with this! A wonderful cast and a very well adapted story. Definitely something I will be listening to again.

  • How to Blow It with a Billionaire

  • By: Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Once upon a time there was a totally ordinary boy who fell for a cold, beautiful prince. Only it's not a fairy tale, it's my life. The prince is a billionaire called Caspian Hart. And we're trying super hard to live happily ever after. He's everything I want, need, and can't resist: a man who looks like a god and bangs like the devil. Except he's still got his rules and he's still got his secrets.... But if there's one thing Caspian's taught me it's that you should never settle for less than you're worth. And I'm worth his trust. I have to show him that I see him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good sequel

  • By Jessica on 02-15-18

I Love Arden!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I listened to the first book in this series on Audible and I was blown away, so I KNEW this would be a great listen as well. I was right. I've got huge shadows under my eyes because I stayed up too freaking late listening to it because I HAD TO KNOW what happened next. I can't wait until the next book in the series comes out!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mahu

  • By: Neil Plakcy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Mahu -- a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexuals -- introduces a unique character to detective fiction. Kimo Kanapa'aka is a handsome, mixed-race surfer living in Honolulu, a police detective confronting his homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force. A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to the people of Hawaii, Kimo is a hard-boiled hero you will never forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Example of the Coming Out Experinence

  • By Jim Lee on 09-09-17

Surf's Up!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I love this series. I've wanted to see it on Audible for years, so I was super excited when it appeared. Kimo, the protagonist, is a great character. He's not just a cop, but a regular guy, a friend, a son, a brother. Love that he surfs and how he feels about surfing, like it's a meditation. This has a great story that will really keep you hooked. I felt bad for Kimo, though, with all the stuff he was going through.

Oh, and Joel Leslie narrates, which is always a huge draw for me. He had so many different accents to deal with here and he was brilliant, as usual. I would've sworn he had like twenty people in the recording booth with him. Every character is completely distinct. You never have to say "who said that". It's always crystal clear.

  • How to Bang a Billionaire

  • Arden St. Ives, Book 1
  • By: Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

If England had yearbooks, I'd probably be "Arden St. Ives: Man Least Likely to Set the World on Fire." I've no idea what I'm doing at Oxford and, until a week ago, I had no idea who Caspian Hart was. Turns out, he's brilliant, beautiful...oh yeah, and a billionaire. It's impossible not to be captivated by someone like that. But Caspian Hart makes his own rules. And he has a lot of them. About when I can be with him. What I can do with him. And when he'll be through with me. But now that Caspian's shown me glimpses of the man behind the billionaire I know it's him I want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning performance of an amazing book

  • By Mo Sytsma on 02-01-18

Funnest Listen EVER!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

This was so much fun I truly did NOT want it to end. The story is funny and interesting, nothing is predictable. Oh, and I love the main character, Arden, so much. He was a breath of fresh air. I never knew what he was going to say or do next, which is wonderful. I want more!

And Joel Leslie, as always, did a great job. He said something once about not being an actor. I think he is one. Better, even, because he only has his voice to work with and he always comes through. I stayed up way too late listening to it. I think this might be my favorite of his narrations. At least until the next one comes out!

Truly, listen to this one. It made me go to Hall's other books. I bought another one and it was completely wonderful in a completely different way. Which is what I want in a writer. Something different every time.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Hemovore

  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Mark Hansen thought working as artist’s assistant would be glamorous, especially if that artist was a vampire. Black tie events, witty repartee, gracing the pages of the local style section. Didn’t happen. Not even once. Jonathan Varga is an enigma. True, he’s quiet, generous, and scrupulously polite. But he has zero social life, refuses to be interviewed or photographed, and insists he can only consume feline blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New take on the Vampire Lore.

  • By M. Childers on 11-22-17

So Much Fun I Needed a Transfusion

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

It's the first book I've read by this author and I'll definitely be going back for more. It's a fantastic new take on vampirism. And Joel Leslie's narration -- awesome, as always. I have to keep looking for new superlatives. He's stressing the hell out of my thesaurus!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Absolution

  • The Protectors, Book 1
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he's ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!!

  • By Cyndi on 12-08-16

This Book is a Winner!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who likes a good story told by a narrator who's the best at what he does.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to choose, they're all great, but I did like Mace a lot. He goes through a lot of changes.

What about Joel Leslie’s performance did you like?

Joel always gets into the story. It's pretty obvious that he loves what he's doing and I enjoy that. A narrator can make or break a story and I can trust that it'll be a good performance/story when I see Joel's name.

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

Love Conquers All