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  • Ghost of Himself

  • Haunted Souls, Book 1
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

When a reclusive psychic shows up looking for Jude Byrne in his adopted hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, the private investigator’s walls go up instantly. Psychic or not, this mysterious man knows secrets about Jude’s past that are better left buried in the New Mexico desert. Stranger still is the personality change that comes over the flirty PI after he meets the newcomer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When a Rajun’ Cajun’ meets a mystic healing man

  • By Erryn Barratt on 05-23-19

Jude's story brought to life by the fab Mr Pauley

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

Yes! Jude's book is finally here and what a fantastic start to a new series. Fans of the Cold Case Psychic series should love this book, it includes all of our favourite characters and introduces some new ones for us to get to know. I'd recommend starting with that series as there are quite a few characters to get to know but it's not essential.
In this book we follow Jude and new man, Copeland Forbes, who has travelled to Salem from New Orleans specifically for Jude's help. Between the two of them and everyone at West Side Majick, they set to work on finding who is out for Cope and hurting him. Jude's character has come so far since first meeting him and it's great finally getting to read from him POV. The interactions between the MC's are interesting to read as there's not necessarily the hot burning attraction but definitely something there between them that I hope evolves in the next books in the series.
The premise of Haunted Souls is intriguing and I'm excited to read what direction Pandora takes the men in and what situations they find themselves in. This book is a great start to a series, slowly allowing us to grow a connection with the MC's and build up an interest in the goings on of them and then plot of the story. I was engaged throughout trying to work out who the bad guy was and anticipating the outcome of situations. I'd love to read more on Jude's Navajo background and to explore more of Cope's witch side.
I definitely recommend this book and am looking forward to book two. I'd suggest reading the Cold Case Psychic series first as a lot of characters from there are included and it's a slower introduction to everyone :-)
Michael Pauley has truly done justice with the characters in this book. With waiting on Jude's story for so long and a brand new man from New Orleans, a lot of fans had high hopes and they have been exceeded. I fell into the narration, needing to keep listening as Michael brought the best out of the book and had the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the characters resounding in my ears.

  • Dead Ringer

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 6
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Cold case detective and newlywed, Ronan O’Mara, is sitting on top of the world. When he returns to work after his honeymoon, he finds more waiting for him than a stack of dusty cold-case files. Hidden in the mail on Ronan’s desk is a letter from Tank Hutchins, aka The Riverside Ripper. Convicted of murdering a woman three years ago, Tank claims he is innocent and asks Ronan and Tennyson for their help in proving who really committed the crime: his twin brother, Tim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage, murder, and Thanksgiving

  • By HockeyfanT on 03-27-19

Great story line and developing relationships

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

Yet another fantastic book in this series from Pandora Pine. It has quickly become a favourite of mine and the plot involved in this is just another reason why with such a great twist added! Tennyson and Ronan are, as ever, two of my favourite people and adapting to life as a married couple. Considering the short time they've actually been together I think they do amazingly well!. We of course hear from all of the Cold Case family, even Tennyson's mother is included.
The plot to this book is of a convicted man proclaiming innocence but it turns out he is an identical twin and the main piece of evidence against him is blood DNA found at the crime scene. It makes for a real thinker, especially as it's a case that's closed in the eyes of the law. We do get introduced to PI Jude Bryne, a man who quickly becomes much loved in this series by characters and readers alike. He's secretive, surly and intriguing.
Michael Pauley, yet again, gives us a fantastic audio experience with Dead Ringer and the vast amount of characters that are included as well as the roller coaster of emotions that are experienced throughout the story by many of the men involved.
I cannot recommend the story, series and narration enough. Each and every book is an experience and Michael just takes it to a new level of enjoyment, truly bringing the book to life.

  • The Best Match

  • Omega Dating Agency, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates, Austin Bates
  • Narrated by: Jack Calihan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A young alpha haunted by tragedy is given a second chance at a happy ending.... Still feeling the loss of his omega in a tragic car accident, Dana McMains is doing everything he can to be strong for his son and keep his business afloat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Romance

  • By Shannon G on 07-18-19

Enjoyable story with wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Whilst this is the first book I've read/heard in this series, it's easily enjoyable as a stand alone.
There are great characters in Dana and Dex, as well as their friends and Dana's son. They all bring a sense of family and give support throughout the story. The Omega Dating agency is a great idea, giving Alphas and Omegas the chance to find fun, relationship and possible true love. The MC's in this story have a rough start but work towards something each of them yearn for. There's fun, heat, family and friendship to entertain throughout the whole of the story and the sense of family that is created is wonderful to read/listen to.
This is the first time listening to Jack and he made the story really easy to listen to and enjoy. He brought individual personality to each characters and emotion into the story. I'm looking forward to going back and listening to the first book and any more books that may come in this series.

  • Deliver Me: An Mpreg Romance

  • Silver Oak Medical Center, Book 1
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Corey H. Bennson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Losing his brother at a young age sets Carter Idoni's future in motion. Dedicating his life to saving people, Dr. Carter will do anything for his patients. And when the medical center gets taken over by a national network of hospitals, Carter is instantly attracted to the new CEO. Finn Riley may be handsome and rugged, but his icy demeanor is a turnoff for a loving man like Carter. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Samantha Cato on 02-26-19

An enjoyable listen to a great workplace romance

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I loved this story when I read it and enjoyed it just as much listening to Corey's narration. This is the first time I've had Corey narrate a story and he was really engaging with an easy flow to his speech. Characters were given their own voices and it was easy to tell who was who. I felt just as frustrated with the alpha, Finn, this time round and was rooting for the omega, Carter. There's a lot going on with their yo yo interactions, incidents in the hospitals and other friendships that the men have. The story itself is interesting and Corey does well bringing it to life.
I recommend giving this one a listen and am looking forward to book 2.

  • Rock the Cradle

  • Silver Oak Medical Center, Book 5
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: John Hong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

A DJ becomes a hero. A doctor weathers a family tragedy. And a thin wall between them... Radio DJ Derek Brown grew up in foster care. He’s built a decent life for himself, but when he’s called on to save a terrified young girl from traffickers he doesn’t hesitate to step in, even at the risk of his own life. The young rising star has become an overnight hero. Alpha Alex Brennan is a trauma surgeon at Silver Oak Medical Center. When he checks on the patient he operated on the day before, he’s startled to find the “hero DJ” is his hated next-door neighbor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, Terrible naration.

  • By Dawn on 03-13-19

A good story but struggled with narration

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I've enjoyed reading the Silver Oak series and thought I'd like it via audio but I found it quite hard to connect with the story and characters because of the narration from John. For me it was quite stop/start and didn't help with the flow.
I realised how much I got frustrated with the alpha character in this story as well, having the story told to me gave me a new appreciation for Aiden's writing and how much there is going on in his books. There's depth to his characters and redeeming qualities that you just have to wait on as it is very worth while to make it to the end.
I'd recommend trying the sample before purchase.

  • Dead to Me

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 5
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

Psychic Tennyson Grimm was kicked out of his house and disowned by his religious parents when he came out to them as gay and psychic. The last thing Tennyson’s father said before the teenager boarded a Greyhound bus to Boston was that his son was dead to him. Flash forward 13 years later: Tennyson couldn’t have been more surprised when he woke to find the newly dead spirit of his father sitting on the end of his bed. David Grimm had one request of his estranged son: Go to Kansas and reunite with his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By save our wildlife on 01-23-19

Another fantastic installment in favourite series

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This whole series is brilliant! I love each and every book!
Tennyson gets called back to his home town and the family that turned their back on him when he came out as both psychic and gay. This time though, Ronan is with him. Supporting him, loving him, keeping him strong.
Theirs is a beautiful relationship, each giving the other exactly what they receive. Every is well written, it's easy to love this story. The small town that Ten grew up in and hasn't seen in over a decade has barely changed, though some people surprise them both.
The hardest part is Ten's mother and the feelings she still has about him.
The best part or Greeley. This is his moment to shine and he's freaking amazing! After everything his outlook and ability to see the best in people.
Along with family drama, Ronan and Ten are asked to take a look at a cold case. The thing they ultimately discover can be a little hard to read but it's so worth taking the time.
I definitely recommend this book, cannot wait for the next one! Though it would be best to read the books in order.
The narration from Michael Pauley, as ever, is utterly fabulous. The man brings such life to the characters, their emotions and the story line that they are all involved in. We meet Tenn's parents for the first time and I think he perfectly convey's Kaye Grimm and her complete distaste for a gay psychic as a son. To listen to the two interact is interesting and then the way in which Greeley is that catalyst in bringing things back to life. He truly shines here and it's a true pleasure to listen to. Michael does complete justice to the gravity involved in both the death of Tennyson's father and the case that the guys get called in to work on. There is a reason he is right up there as a fan favourite narrator and this story, and whole series, is yet another showcase of incredible talent..

  • Secret in Houston

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Cody was held captive by insurgents after his helicopter went down. When he finally gets home a year later, he’s battling a severe case of PTSD along with partial amnesia. He has no memory of being involved with his buddy’s sexy little brother with the cute-as-a-bug baby. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than It Looks

  • By Nicole on 05-14-19

Narration truly brings characters to life

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I have been loving this series so far and after the teaser at the end of book two regarding Houston, I couldn't wait to listen to this one and it didn't disappoint.
The story was very well balanced with highs and lows as well as relationship development between our two MC's, Houston and Cody. Baxley, their son, is just adorable and really adds some fun and heart to the story along with bringing the couple closer and the whole family.
The Lone Star Brothers are just amazing in how close they all are and providing support throughout the hard times and celebrating the good. It's really heartwarming to read/listen to. Susi does a great job at drawing you into the story, getting you engaged with what's happen all the way through and rooting for the couple to come out on the positive side. Looking forward to book four!
John Solo yet again does a fantastic job with the narration of this book. For me, it was made even better with the voices he provides for the men but especially for Houston. It properly cracks me up and is so full of attitude and emotion that you can't help but love him. The same for Baxley as well, just fell in love with him from the start,
I highly recommend this book and series!

  • Champagne Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 4
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Ian’s entire adult life has been spent climbing the ladder to partnership at his law firm and squeezing in a little fun with omegas in his spare time. Settling down with one and starting a family is so far from his thoughts, it’s laughable. So why does he find himself sticking around to help an adorably awkward omega as he struggles to keep a tiny human alive? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Baby Make Family

  • By Katy Beth on 06-09-19

Entertaining installment in a great series

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Really enjoyed this outing with the Hollydale Omegas. We follow the story of Cecil and Ian. Two men enjoying the single life whilst holding a good job and celebrating the relationships their friends are in. Yet a phone call changes it all when Cecil finds himself the guardian of a new born after a friend he'd not seen in years died, and Ian finds himself not wanting to leave.
I loved the banter and relationship that developed between the two men over the story and how they grow closer in the circumstances that Cecil finds himself in. They compliment each other very well and have a lot of fun together which makes it a laugh to read. We also have the regular pop ins from previous characters in the series. It's great how much the friends mean to each other and provide support in all forms, though especially helpful here with Cecil nothing absolutely nothing about babies.
The narration was fabulous, fully bringing the characters to life and a joy to listen to. I loved how individual Drew has made their voices. There's the perfect amount of snark for Cecil along with the longing of wanting care as an omega and then the alpha coming across as the strong, dominant type but happy to give Cecil the freedom to be himself.
I really enjoyed listening to this story and the series overall. I'd definitely recommend for anyone loving mm romance with a hint of drama.

  • Dead Weight

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 4
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara is looking forward to starting a new life in his new home, but when a strange house warming gift appears on his doorstep, he has no idea that it marks the start of a series of events that will put his life, and the lives of everyone close to him, in danger. When murders similar to those committed by dead serial killer Rod Jacobson start occurring around Boston, Ronan is certain he has a copycat killer on his hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Blossom on 01-29-19

Emotional! Mr Pauley truly does this story justice

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Holy freaking cow, Batman!! Another outstanding book from Pandora with our favourite detective/psychic duo.
I highly recommend reading the previous books in the series before jumping into this one. It will make much more sense, and they're great books to read.
Somehow in this book, I feel the emotion between Ronan and Ten even more. Obviously events have happened throughout the series but all together they have become am amazing couple who truly believe in their love for each other. Beautiful to read.
The mystery in this book keeps you on the edge. We may know the answers before the MC's but it just gets you, well....me, shouting at them and telling them what they are doing wrong. When you can get that involved in the story and the outcome, you know you're onto a winner.
It's a great story line involving all of our favourite characters, Carson and Truman, Cole and Cassie, Tony and Carlie, Kevin, Greeley, Jace, and of course Erin and Bertha.
This story packs quite a punch, especially towards th.e end but every single moment is worth reading and listening to
Yet again, Michael Pauley brings his A game to a book. Fully bringing all of our characters to life, giving them individuality and the voice needed to get their thoughts, emotions and actions across. I have listened to a lot of audio books and this is only the second to have made me cry, twice. That will hopefully tell you a little about how strong the writing and narrating is and that you are in for a full on ride throughout the whole book, building to a crescendo towards the end with a chapter that is the perfect ending to the story that has been told.
I cannot recommend this book and the whole series enough. Looking forward to more from Pandora Pine and Michael Pauley.

  • Dead Silent

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 3
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

After a dramatic end to the Justin Wilson case, psychic Tennyson Grimm heads to a small island off the coast of Maine, hoping to clear his mind and renew his spirit. When the dead won’t let Tennyson rest, the psychic curses his gift and orders the spirits to leave him. Detective Ronan O’Mara has been tasked by his boss with the chore of finding a more "sedate" cold case to investigate this time around. He chooses the 20-year-old case of a family patriarch who was murdered on Christmas night. All he has to do is get his favorite medium to talk to the deceased man's spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story continuation, brilliant narration

  • By Kendra T on 11-19-18

Continuing a fantastic series, perfect narration

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Another fabulous book in the Cold Case Psychic series.
Tennyson went away to decompress after the last case he worked with Ronan. However, after a near breakdown and shouting he wished he never had his gift, he goes back to Salem with no psychic powers, wondering about his business, his assistance to the BPD and his relationship with Ronan.
Ronan is doing ok. Together they work on getting Tennyson his gift back with the help of all of their friends. They are both working old school on the case that Ronan picks out that turns out to be anything but simple with no gift. It's back to old-school detective work. Their relationship is obviously put to the test with all of what's going on and losing his gift is a massive loss for Tennyson as it's basically who he is, taking over most of his waking hours giving spirits the chance to converse with the living and being put to rest.
I love how much of the friends/family we get to see and how well they all pull together to support one of their own when in need. Ronan feels close enough to the others to speak to them without Ten around and they both adore holding onto Carson and Truman's babies..... :-)
My only slight irk was how often Dead Silent was used throughout the book, as though trying to make a point using the title but I got it after the first time whereas it was used another 3 or 4. But that's just me lol.
I would definitely recommend this to people who have read the previous books, giving us a chance to get closer to our MC's. To those who haven't it would be a good idea to start at book 1 as references are made throughout to previous story points.
As the narration, there's only so many ways and times that you can say someone is a perfect fit, the best for the job. Michael Pauley has quickly become one of my favourite narrators. His voice carries you along on the story with ease and it's simple to fall in and experience everything along with the characters. He gives perfect inflection, emotion and each character is easy to tell apart.
Read and listen to this book and series! Cannot recommend it enough.