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  • 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 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

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

Wonderful series

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

I am still in love with this dynamic duo. I adore this series, the cast of characters, the cases, and of course the future little miss! We now have a new character, Jude, who is definitely intriguing and I look forward to seeing more of him. I really enjoy the banter between the characters, the family aspect and most of all how Ronan has changed into the most romantic man ever. He’s just a goner for Ten and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The case was interesting as usual,and I really love how this world is adding new characters with each and every book.
So what can I say about Michael Pauley? Hmmm, only that no one else can ever narrate this series! How he chose to portray Ronan and Ten is just absolutely pure gold. I could wait a year and come back to listen and still know who each character is, he has such great distinction between them all. And I adore Ten’s little snorts. This isn’t narration, this is voice acting in all it’s glory. All in all, I absolutely recommend this book and series. It needs to be read or listened to in order. It’s definitely worth the investment. This is a series that I will listen to over and over again.

  • Home in Austin

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

After accidentally getting pregnant by his best friend and occasional hookup buddy, Owen Grant finds himself on his own...again. After being abandoned at birth and growing up in the foster system, he’s used to having to say good-bye. If he's learned one lesson in life, it's this: People don't stay. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Texas

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-07-19

Owen and Austin

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I just loved this story! As the end of the Lone Star Brothers series, I was really sad to see them go. I love the sassy, snarky, crazy relationship between the characters and Austin and Owen were no different. Austin’s fastidious, germaphobic tendencies were interesting, and Owen and Josh’s sad tale made me cry. I adore a good hurt/comfort tale and this one really stood out. Austin really took his role of Alpha seriously, his care taking abilities in full steam ahead mode.
John Solo is insanely good as voice actor for this series. There is no settling in, trying to learn a new narrator, it just flows so well. There’s always a different voice for the characters and just feels very natural. He is rapidly growing to be one of my favorite mpreg narrators, that is certain. He puts his heart and soul into his work, and it definitely shows.

  • Charlie's Rainbow

  • Rainbow Key, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Eventually being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder as a child, "difficult" didn’t even begin to describe the nightmare of Charlie’s life. Escaping the drug-induced limbo he existed in and running from his alcoholic mother and despotic grandfather, he finally finds some peace and a home on Rainbow Key. Noah is also running, even if he doesn’t realize it, and the guilt he feels over his brother’s suicide chases him no matter where he goes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even imperfect people can have perfect HEA

  • By Shin Mon Thway on 01-14-19

My sweet Charlie

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I just love the damaged characters; the emotional ups and downs of someone who has been put through traumas. Seeing them overcome obstacles and find true happiness is the best feeling ever. The author is amazing at getting into her character’s heads…the emotions just leap off the page. I feel like I am there, on the island, with this wonderful group of people who have found their home in each other. This is turning into an amazing series, and I cannot wait for the next installment. I do recommend reading the first installment first, if you have not, as it is really not a standalone story. Charlie just really pulls on my heart strings, and I think he will forever have a special place in my heart.
Darcy Stark has a very calm, soothing voice that pulls you into the story, and is quite good at keeping your interest. I really enjoyed his narration.

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  • 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 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

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

Wow...

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Yeah, I grew up knowing a Kaye. Poor Tennyson, he just had such a hard time
in this book, the high stress taking a big emotional toll on him. Ronan
really stepped up to the plate to help keep Ten sane and grounded. But who
really stepped into the spotlight for me? Greeley. I have always loved
that kid, but the growth and empathy he displays just really cements it for
me. That combined with a twisted little cold case made a really intriguing
book.
One of the things that I love the most about this series is that the whole
"family" takes care of their own, always joining in to help on cases,
funerals, whatever is needed. They are a fun bunch, and the humor
interspersed with the hard details of the case, really balances the book
out.

Michael Pauley narrated this audiobook, and as always, does a fantastic
job. The deep voice of Ronan, the young teenaged voice of Greeley, to Kaye
and Shelly... all voices are significantly different, and very consistent
between the books in the series. Anyone who listens to a series knows how
very important it is to have that consistency. The female voices are not
high pitched or falsetto, which is really important to me as well.

Between the fantastic story line and the excellent voice acting, this
audiobook goes into the "re-listen" pile for sure. I highly recommend this
book.

  • 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 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

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
  • Houston!!!

  • By (Mimi) Johnson on 03-08-19

Houston and Cody

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I liked this book. I love angsty books, and this one has a good bit of it. I knew we’d get our hea, but there were some bumps in the road. I liked the story line, it was interesting and had me nervous for the family. Although it’s a series, I had no issues following alone and it can definitely be read as a standalone. The characters were well developed and I really could feel the chemistry between Houston and Cody. John Solo did an excellent job with his narration, characters were well represented with his different voices. Each were easily distinguished from the others, and as always he is very nice to listen to. A definite recommend from me.

  • 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 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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
  • Do not let the length of this book fool you.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 01-23-19

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Ok, first of all, the cover matches the characters! I really liked that it really captured the essence of Cecil and Ian, in looks and mannerisms. It really comes together amazingly well.
The story was really sweetly written. Sometimes you just need a happy, feel good read without a bunch of angst, and this fit the bill. Ok, yeah, I DID cry, but it was that good! It can be read as a standalone even though it is in a series.
Drew Bacca did a terrific job on this audiobook, especially when he portrayed Cecil reading his friend’s letter. Gah, I cried buckets. It was really enjoyable and if I had any complaints it would be that I wished it was longer in length.

  • Contract Baby: An Mpreg Romance

  • Hellion Club Series, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Ty Cunningham comes from old money, but he's never been content to live on privilege. He's the youngest partner in his firm, and the only omega partner. He's worked hard to get where he is, and he's proud of what he's accomplished. One thing is missing - a child to share it with. Carter Bowman has it all. Drop-dead looks, a fantastic career, and the title of All-Star pro baseball player. The one thing he doesn't have is money sense. When he falls prey to a scam artist posing as a financial adviser, he's close to broke. A buddy suggests he marry for money...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Alpha and Omega story!

  • By Crystal on 11-30-18

Ty and Carter

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Ty and Carter are a good solid couple- well they would be if Ty’s despicable parents weren’t conspiring against them. They came together rather unconventionally but truly love one another. Buckle up for a wild ride, because it seems like they are hit with every obstacle possible. Guy’s narration was good as always. His portrayal of Tracy (typical Alphahole) especially cemented the characters in my head (he got the belligerent, nasty attitude right on the money). Altogether an enjoyable read/listen.

  • Master by Choice

  • A Puppy Play Romance (The Accidental Master, Book 2)
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

Jackson found his boys by accident, but taking the steps to understand what they need has been a deliberate decision. Only weeks into getting to know his pups, Jackson can already picture a future with Sawyer and Cooper. He just needs to show them that no matter what the obstacle, he’s their master by choice and nothing will change that.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Building a family from love

  • By B.McGrath on 11-11-18

Master by Choice

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I could read about Sawyer and Cooper’s antics endlessly. They are so sweet and fun, their love for each other so enormous and now includes Jackson. The author has an amazing way of explaining each different aspect of how puppy play affects her characters and how they feel when they are in that headspace. Jackson’s absolute devotion to his boys and their wellbeing makes him a perfect master and the perfect third for Cooper and Sawyer. Again performing the audiobook is none other than Kenneth Obi. His love for his craft really shows in his portrayal of this story. I feel like the boys were written just for him. He captures their emotions and personalities so well, I can just picture them in my head as he is performing. I see Cooper vibrating and bouncing, I see Sawyer biting his lip when he’s nervous. I see the love in Jackson’s eyes as he gazes fondly at his boys. Anyone can write sentences. Anyone can read a book out loud. Very few can masterfully bring characters and a book to life as well as this author and narrator duo. This is a fun and steamy listen that you won’t be disappointed in.

  • The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance

  • The Accidental Master Series, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

One accident has turned Jackson’s life completely upside down. When Jackson’s sister inadvertently posts an ad for a puppy play book instead of his dog training business, his inbox explodes with the most interesting emails he’s ever seen. In a sea of kink that he’s never even considered, one sweet letter stands out. It’s polite and earnest, and something about the two men’s words touches him in a way he never expected...but they’re not just looking for a lover...they’re looking for a master. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wasn’t sure about this...

  • By Nice 0320 on 01-28-19

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Out of all this authors characters, Cooper and Sawyer are seriously my favorite (well, tied with Jeremy and Kevin). I just adore them! From Cooper’s sweet innocence, bouncy enthusiasm and endless energy, to Sawyer’s limitless patience, protectiveness and his lack of self-confidence- It just makes me want to scoop them both up and make everything better. Jackson’s extreme confidence is so well written it just bleeds from the pages. It is an excellent first book in the series, and the only thing that can improve on it is the voice talent. Kenneth Obi is a rock star in his chosen field. The way he captured Jackson was not a surprise, as he has an awesome deep voice with a sort of growly undertone that is a terrific compliment to this author’s chosen sub genre. But the way he captured Cooper’s playfulness, his innocence and sexual undertones was out of this world. And I can’t forget how Sawyer’s shy, reserved nature just shines under Mr. Obi’s rendition. This is absolutely an enjoyable series to both read and listen to over and over again.

  • The Selkie Prince's Fated Mate

  • An MM Mpreg Shifter Romance (The Royal Alphas, Book 1)
  • By: J.J. Masters
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Prince Kai's life as he knows it is now over. As the firstborn alpha to the Selkie king of the North, he's required to produce an heir - whether he wants to or not. When the Selkie Seekers finally present his fated mate, he dreads being tied to this stranger for the rest of his life. He can only hope his omega will be easy on the eyes and somewhat intelligent. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning

  • By Amy on 11-06-18

Great beginning

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Great beginning to a new mpreg shifter series. It’s the first one that I’ve read to feature Selkies. The way they shift was interesting to me, and nothing like I’ve read before. The plot is the typical royal prince must beget an heir, and omegas have basically no rights, and the King is a royal douche canoe plot. And it’s done very well, so I’m happy because I love that trope. I love that love trumps all the royal b.s. and that the new generation will forge new paths. The setup for the rest of the series is well done and very intriguing. I loved the two main characters, their connection, and the fact that they aren’t your typical perfect characters. Kai has some of his father’s traits (he can be a jerk) and Luca was not your typical chaste omega. He’s quirky and fun, but you can get a sense of his underlying vulnerability.
The narration by John Solo was as outstanding as ever. I love his voice especially when he is acting the part of the omega type roles. They just suit him very well. I get so lost in his narration because he IS the characters. I can really get a mental picture of his characters as I am listening because he brings them to life. I am very definitely looking forward to reading and listening to the rest of the series, and I definitely recommend this new adventure.

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