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  • Zorgamazoo

  • By: Robert Paul Weston
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The enchanting E.B. White Read Aloud honoree, now on audio! >"Are you a believer in fanciful things? In pirates and dragons and creatures and kings? Then sit yourself down in a comfortable seat, with maybe some cocoa and something to eat, and I’ll spin you the tale of Katrina Katrell, a girl full of courage (and daring, as well!), who down in the subway, under the ground, saw something fantastical roaming around...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • favorite e-book

  • By Clara L Gouge on 11-30-17

A delight

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

What made the experience of listening to Zorgamazoo the most enjoyable?

Lovely story and masterful narration by Alan Cumming; funny, witty, with a dash of wistfulness, and overall charming and heartwarming.

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  • Cards on the Table

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Fifty years ago, a glamorous Hollywood party ended in murder - the only clue a bloody Tarot card. Timothy North is trying to find out what happened that long ago summer's night, but when a Tarot card turns up pinned to his front door, the only person Tim can turn to for help is his ex-lover, Detective Jack Brady.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Lanyon

  • By Kathleen on 01-07-15

Great mystery!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

Where does Cards on the Table rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Cards on the Table audio is right there at the top, together with other wonderful stories by Josh Lanyon, such as the Adrien English Mysteries, The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, Icecapade, and The Dickens with Love.
Sean Crisden is a fantastic narrator and Cards on the Table is one of my all time favorite books - the setting, the mystery, the romance, everything is just perfect. I love rereading this story and it's now a favorite in audio as well.

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

I enjoy Sean Crisden narration style very much. Especially with this story, which i've reread several times; he gives the characters i love the voices i imagined for them. It's a different and welcome way of experiencing the story.

  • The Haunted Heart: Winter

  • The Haunted Heart (Book 1)
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Still grieving over the sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the old, ramshackle house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle's mysterious museum. But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of... Since Alan died, Flynn isn't eating, isn't sleeping, and isn't spending a lot of time looking in mirrors. But maybe he should pay a little more attention - because something in that 18th Century mirror is looking at him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect choice for Halloween

  • By Riva on 10-26-14

Perfect in every way

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

What made the experience of listening to The Haunted Heart: Winter the most enjoyable?

The story is fantastic: funny, poignant, suspenseful, with wonderful, memorable characters and lots of food for thought. Adding to that Lee Samuels' narration, which is great, made for a very enjoyable listening experience. I'll definitely listen to this audio again.

  • The Dickens with Love

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Three years ago, a scandal cost antiquarian "book hunter" James Winter everything that mattered to him: his job, his lover and his self-respect. But now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition. A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants that book at any price, and he needs James to get it for him. There's just one catch. James can't tell the nutty professor who the buyer is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awwwww....

  • By ALLIE on 12-12-15

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dickens with Love to be better than the print version?

They're both excellent. I enjoy Sean Crisden's narration style very much. It's the story i know and love but with a slightly different spin on it.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite - two - scenes are the one with the ocelot and the final scene, especially what Sedgwick tells James.

Any additional comments?

This is such a lovely story. It's sweet and funny and romantic, and i love the mysteriousness surrounding the book and all it stands for in the story. It's perfect for the holidays, but really, for any time one wants a boost of happy feeling.

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  • Mummy Dearest

  • The XOXO Files, Book 1
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

The truth is out there. Way, way, way out there! Drew Lawson is racing against the clock. He's got a twenty-four-hour window to authenticate the mummy of Princess Merneith. If he's not at his boyfriend's garden party when that window closes, it'll be the final nail in their relationship coffin. The last thing he needs traipsing on the final shred of his patience is brash, handsome reality show host Fraser Fortune, who's scheduled to film a documentary about the mummy's Halloween curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and fun

  • By Heather on 09-19-14

Funny and a lot of fun, and really cool narration

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

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

Yes. The story is light and fun and funny too, with just a bit of romance, just perfect. I like the setting and atmosphere, the story of the princess, and i really like Fraser's character. The narration was a delight. I'm in awe of Sean Crisden's dramatization. I couldn't stop smiling throughout.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mummy Dearest?

The scene where Drew examines the mummy and the scene when the mummy first appears are among my favorites.

Have you listened to any of Sean Crisden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first listen to Sean Crisden and i'm looking forward to hearing more from him.

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  • The Dark Tide

  • Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. Jake is only too happy to have reason to stay in close contact with Adrien, but there are more surprises in Adrien's past than either one of them expects -- and one of them may prove hazardous to Jake's own heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done Josh & Chris

  • By Jennifer on 12-30-13

A favorite mystery - story, characters, narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

If you could sum up The Dark Tide in three words, what would they be?

Mystery, life, love.

What other book might you compare The Dark Tide to and why?

For really good mysteries with a touch of romance: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, Stranger on the Shore, and The Dark Horse and The White Knight, also by Josh Lanyon.

What about Chris Patton’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed every second of Chris Patton's performance. From (audio)book one in this series, i fell in love with his voice, and his rendition of characters i love so dearly is simply perfect.

Any additional comments?

This is an audiobook i'll be listening to many many times. Highly recommended!

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  • Kick Start

  • Dangerous Ground, Book 5
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Adrian Bisson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle - and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great Will and Taylor adventure

  • By KC on 05-12-14

A great Will and Taylor adventure

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

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

I highly recommend this audiobook, especially to fans of Will and Taylor.

What did you like best about this story?

This fifth installment in the Dangerous Ground series is all about quality time with Will and Taylor - it's lighter, more...playful, we get to meet Will's awesome dad, and his brother and childhood friends, and they have some adventures too.

What about Adrian Bisson’s performance did you like?

Adrian Bisson's voice and performance bring a story i enjoyed very much and its characters to life. So everything.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! definitely.

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  • Old Poison

  • Dangerous Ground, Book 2
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Adrian Bisson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Someone from DSS Special Agent Taylor MacAllister's past - the past he doesn't discuss with his partner and now-lover Will Brandt - wants him scared. Dead scared. Or maybe just dead. Will fears the past will end a future romance. Or any future at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked

  • By Riva on 12-14-13

A favorite!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-14

Would you listen to Old Poison again? Why?

Old Poison is my favorite of the series. I enjoy re-reading this series and i enjoy re-listening to it too. Adrian Bisson's narration, especially his Taylor voice, is fantastic, i just love listening to him.

What other book might you compare Old Poison to and why?

- Old Poison is the second book in the Dangerous Ground series, so i recommend the other books in this series (first four are in audio). I'd recommend reading/listening to them in order for the character arc.

- Fair Game by Josh Lanyon. Suspense, mystery.

- The I Spy series, also by Josh Lanyon. Suspense and romantic suspense as well.

Which character – as performed by Adrian Bisson – was your favorite?

Taylor. Adrian has captured his voice just as, even better actually, than i imagined it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Taylor's reactions in particular triggered similar reactions in me, there were moments when my heart ached with what he was going through and moments when his enthusiasm made me as happy as he was.

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  • Dangerous Ground

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Adrian Bisson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it's complicated... Taylor agreed to a camping trip in the High Sierras - despite the fact that he hates camping - because Will wants a chance to save their partnership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration

  • By KC on 11-21-13

Great story, great narration

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

If you could sum up Dangerous Ground in three words, what would they be?

Fun, suspenseful, thrilling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Taylor. He's a wild thing, a fiercely loyal friend, with a big heart and a wicked mind and sense of humor.

Have you listened to any of Adrian Bisson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time i'm listening to an audiobook narrated by Adrian Bisson. He does a great job!!! And i find his voice just perfect for the story.

If you could rename Dangerous Ground, what would you call it?

I would never! It's a very fitting title.

Any additional comments?

This is the first Will and Taylor adventure. They're out on a camping and hiking trip, trying to work through work-, friendship-, and possible-romance-related issues, trying to save their easy going partnership, when they stumble upon a mystery! Suddenly it's edge of seat suspense, peppered wonderfully with tender moments and humor.

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  • Death of a Pirate King

  • Adrien English Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD - which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent performance of an excellent book

  • By Jennifer on 10-24-13

Wonderful! Keeps getting better and better!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-13

Would you listen to Death of a Pirate King again? Why?

Yes, i'm sure i will listen to it many more times. I love the Adrien English mysteries, and as with the books, the excitement is just always there even though i know what happens. This 4th book in the series is particularly powerful - edge of seat suspense, cool mystery and a lot of raw emotion.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Adrien and Jake meet again after two years in which they had no contact with each other, and everything that transpires between them is suspenseful - not only do they need to deal with a lot of issues and redefine a relationship that is at once familiar and completely new, but in addition, they also have a mystery to solve! which brings into play conflicting loyalties. If that wasn't suspenseful enough, there is a scene towards the end of the book that has one completely spellbound.

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

I love Chris' voice and the voices he's created for Jake and Adrien. In my reading, i did have a general idea of what Adrien and Jake sounded like, but Chris has shaped them into something pretty perfect. Hearing that adds something more. It's like the characters themselves are telling me the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Quite a few. Particularly the little moments when Jake subtly takes care of Adrien. I love those best. I also loved the final scene. I cried. For everything that happened and for the hopeful future. It's a wonderful moment.

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