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  • Black Dog

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now, but he can't walk any farther tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales. But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold. Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village. Something shadowing them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story

  • By Eva on 01-02-19

A good story

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Short, but with unexpected twists and turns. You don’t have to have read anything else featuring Shadow to understand it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fish and Ghosts

  • Hellsinger, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family's Gilded Age mansion, Tristan Pryce became the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. Tristan is prepared for challenges, though not necessarily from the ghosts he's seen since childhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Ghost busters.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-05-15

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Good love story and a good mystery. I like the way the supernatural is presented with ghosts coming for a last vacation before passing on to the afterlife.

  • Fake Out

  • Fake Boyfriend Series, Book 1
  • By: Eden Finley
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Maddox - The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I'm a liar. When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend-the boyfriend who doesn't exist because I'm straight. At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I'm bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Funny!!

  • By Mandi on 09-07-18

Fairly typical ‘straight guy realises he’s gay’

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Not as much angst as you could expect. Maddox is surprised, yes, but he’s not particularly upset by the revelation.

I don’t get the thing with having two narrators. Yes, they do the chapters depending on who’s point of view it is, but as the book contains dialogue they both still have to do both characters’ voices. Honestly it’s just confusing.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,098

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Extremely interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

A very important telling of facts, probabilities and how people react and justifies their actions.

  • You Never Know

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He's going to live in his hometown, be everybody's friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He's well on his way - until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it's no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer's two cute sons puts him directly in the path of the only guy he's never gotten out of his head.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Vazzy on 11-19-17

Mostly good

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I overall enjoyed the book. The story was nice and I really liked the main character. However, I had a hard time with Mitch; the love interest.

He shows up after 15 years being all ‘We were together in high school and now I want you back. And I know you want me even if you say the opposite, and I’ll just keep pressuring you until you give in, because I’m such a dominate and assertive guy.’

I mean, yikes! If an ex of mine did that I’d call the police.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • BFF: Best Friend's Father

  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

A beach vacay with my best bud since college seems like the perfect opportunity to relax, catch some rays, and enjoy a couple of nights on the town. When I find a girl who's eager to mess around with me, I figure I've got it made. Then, I meet the intense, hot-as-hell, tattooed Eric Westright, who wrecks my world...in the best possible way. He awakens something within me - something that's always been here, but that's never pulled so powerfully...not until I looked into those solemn blue eyes and felt the red-hot spark of his touch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Taboo never looked so good

  • By Erryn Barratt on 03-26-18

Erotic, but slightly weak storyline.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Good performance, nice listen, but apart from some severe angst not much happens apart from the main characters getting it on and getting together.

Unfortunately I didn’t realise, when purchasing the book, that this was the first one in a series, but I trust they’ll find their happily ever after in the next book without me.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,136

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Magical

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

A wonderful book. The story meanders in a delightful way making a relaxing but at the same time exciting read.

Neil Gaiman read his own book in a captivating manor and his voice is pleasant.

  • Axel's Pup

  • By: Kim Dare
  • Narrated by: Chris Clog
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

As the landlord of The Dragon's Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He's a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him anymore, and nobody catches him off guard. When Bayden rides up to The Dragon's Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it's easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who's about to get himself killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare 5 star review

  • By ScrappyMom on 04-20-17

Interesting plot, a bit long

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Kim Dare has created an interesting universe for the story and tells a convincing tale of the struggle for someone who’s a second-class citizen.

I do find Dom Axel to be a bit dense for my liking. He’s all about communication but too often he’s just trying to get his sub to express his feelings, not offering his own reasons for doing things. If he had, some things could have been cleared up earlier and the book wouldn’t have to be so long. I felt it dragged in some places.

  • Daily Grind

  • By: Anna Zabo
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Brian Keppler, owner of Ground N'At, the coffee shop beneath SR Anderson Consulting, doesn't have time for a relationship. His most recent girlfriend broke up with him because he'd become married to his shop, which is falling apart without his favorite barista, Justin. As he struggles to stay afloat, the arrival of handsome British high-tech whiz Robert Ancroft becomes another complication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coffee and Lovel

  • By Pat Johnson on 03-16-17

Good plot

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Likeable characters, captivating plot.

Iggy Toma is excellent as usual, but in this particular case I found Rob’s English accent a bit too upper class for his background as the son of workers from a coal town.

  • Promises

  • By: Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by: Mark L. Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can't imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone... until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I don't regret my purchase

  • By Boys like Boys on 10-26-13

Better story than performance.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

The story is good. My problem is with the narrator. He has chosen (or been directed) to read with a minimum of emotion and no difference between characters. It makes it difficult to know who’s speaking at times and for the emotions you have to wait for the description (‘he said angrily’).

And what’s with the elevator music between chapters? Seriously, if I want music I’ll put some on in the background.