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  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant Series, Book 5
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

 Drew Hayes presents the fifth book in the Fred, the Vampire Accountant series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great author

  • By Timothy French on 08-09-18

Another wonderful Fred story!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Drew, another success without a doubt. I found myself wandering while listening as it was slow for the first half for me, but you as always picked up and made these characters come alive once again...even in their mundane existence..;)

Kirby, love your interpretation of these characters. You are perfect for this series.

Listener, these are to be read in order if you want to get the true sense of Fred and his clan. For those who love this series, this one is good and well worth getting to continue the story.

  • Between These Sheets

  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Jay is always on the run - always looking for the next place to start a new life. But no matter how much he moves, he can't escape the painful memories that haunt him. As he settles into his latest job in the warehouse at a glass bottle factory, he finds himself the target of his co-workers' teasing. When he takes a stand against one of the bullies, a fight breaks out. His boss, a war vet named Reese, steps in, and Jay accidentally shoves him to the ground, revealing Reese's prosthetic leg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars .. a must read.

  • By Charo on 05-04-17

Excellent! Took me by total surprise!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Devon, you did a wonderful job with this novel. This could be mainstream for everyone if the male sex scenes weren't so vividly described (which by the way, I'm not complaining, just observing a potential larger audience). The depth of your understanding of the characters and their challenges was downright rivoting to me.

Michael, very good job. Your inflections and choices of voices was perfect for me.

Listener, this is worth every moment and every penny you have to spend. Be prepared for some deep subject matter and some inner reflection. Plus some very sensual moments between these boys.

  • Purgatory

  • A Novel of the Civil War
  • By: Jeff Mann
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

During the Civil War, two young soldiers on opposite sides find themselves drawn together. One is a war-weary scholarly Southerner who has seen too much bloodshed, especially the tortures inflicted upon the enemy by his vicious commanding officer. The other is a Herculean Yankee captured by the rag-tag Confederate band. When these two find themselves admiring more than each other's spirit and demeanor, when passions erupt between captor and captive, will this new romance survive the arduous trek to Purgatory Mountain?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sins of War: Confession, Penance, & Expiation

  • By James on 05-04-15

Incredible...gay literature at its best!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Jeff, Thank you for bringing us 2 books of writing that raise a bar in gay fiction. (This one and the second one Salvation).
What amazing pieces of work you have created! Is this for the weak of heart, squeamish and shy? No. Is it for someone who wants a vanilla existence when they read about sex? No. Instead, you give folks who want to delve into a real piece of literature - something to bite into - something to hold your breath then gasp over - something to shudder over - something to cry over - something to lust over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Mikael, first, marry me? You can talk to me any time you desire. You are an amazing narrator. What life you bring to this story! The accents are perfect. The reading was superb! I am so glad I got hear you read the first book because it made the second one that much better! I hear your voice all the way thru my reading of Salavation. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Seriously, consider marrying me.

Reader..."listen" to Mikael's reading of the first book. Then go to the 2nd book. The 2nd one doesn't have an audible, but once you "hear" Mikael read it, the second book will be as alive as the first! And get ready. You are on a ride thru the Civil War South and it wasn't pretty and this fictional piece could have been reality. Yes, there's S&M in here, and if you have never desired a little S&M in your life or don't understand it, then it may turn you away. Please don't let it. You will miss out on a fine piece of literature if you do. I'm not one for torture scenes, and was prepared for more than was there, it was enough and it was vivid at times, but it was done in such a way that you will be able to get thru it and want more!

  • Jagged Edge

  • By: Jo Raven
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

I don’t want Jason Vega. Not at all. It’s the worst idea ever. Ah, hell... Jason is handsome. Smart. Dangerous. Hot. He’s goddamn gorgeous - but he’s also sleeping on the street, hanging out with the local biker gang, and selling his body for a living. Our lives, our paths, couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light while he’s falling into the dark. But it doesn’t matter how different we are or what logic dictates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a ride

  • By Kate M on 03-14-18

Almost returned this...but....

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Jo, once you got going, you caught me. The character development was strained for me for a little while, and I honestly came close a few times in the first half on giving up, but when I was just about to call it quits, you intrigued me with "something". Glad I stuck it out. It's a powerful story in so many ways. And overall, it is a memorable read.

Teddy/Iggy, good job.

Listener, try this book, and hang in there with the characters. It is not for the squeamish or faint of heart, some of the subject matter is really intense, and yes, I mean really intense, but it was well worth the push thru to the last half...well worth it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Painted Queen

  • An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense
  • By: Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with a knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word - "murder" - before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just did not feel like the Peabody Emersons

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-17

It may not have been ALL Elizabeth, but I like it!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

It was in places definitely not Elizabeth, but Joan, you did an excellent job at recreating that brilliant mind...of not only Elizabeth, but of her characters. Good job...I know it was a hard one, but you did a good job. Well done.

Barbara, your voice is one of a kind and I could visualize many of the characters as you brought them to life. Very good.

Listener, you may not get "full out Elizabeth Peters" but I can tell you this, after reading all of the series, open your mind, listen to your Ameila heart, and dive in. it's good. If for no other reason to honor Elizabeth Peters. That's what Joan did, and she did it with style and grace. Amelia wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Fair Chance

  • All's Fair, Book 3
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot's hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn't acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again - thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner's gruesome mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Book!

  • By Bigreader on 03-16-17

This is excellent! Kudos to you Josh...

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

This is the kind of writing I want from you, Josh. A real story! Thank you for this one. I really like this series, and really liked the other books, but this one..something about this one was just different...excellent different...truly, excellent.

J.F. , perfect. Absolutely perfect!

Listener, the series is best understood if read from beginning thru to the last book, but you could read this one standalone and enjoy it. An excellent work by Josh Lanyon and J.F. Harding. Highly recommended especially if you are a Lanyon fan!

  • Surrender the Dark

  • Dark, Book 1
  • By: Tibby Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Tyler Stevens, Cooper North
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

As a provocative series of paranormal temptation begins, a vampire king seduces the supernaturally gifted man hunting him. But when the stakes are literally life or death, their struggle for control is no game. Benjamin Fuller is a hunter, born and bred. Blinded as a child by the vampire who slaughtered his family, he's blessed with a second sight that allows him to catch and kill his quarry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOT MORE THAN I EXPECTED

  • By Lord_Theoden on 07-26-17

An interesting and pleasant surprise...

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Tibby, I thoroughly enjoyed the way you wove the story and characters together. An interesting take on the paranormal world of gay vamps and hunters. I look forward to another installment.

Cooper/Tyler, Good job guys! Both of you found a balance that worked off of each other.

Listener, I gave this 5 stars because I appreciate Tibby's imagination into this paranormal world. If you're looking for a different take on Vampires, hunters, witches, and the like, I think you'll enjoy this one. It's a gay romance with the sex acts limited..which is a pleasant surprise and change all unto itself!

  • Cursed: Beloved

  • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast, Book 3
  • By: X. Aratare
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Nick Fairfax believes that his romance with Lord Bane Dunsaney is over. Bane has chosen revenge against Nick’s family over his love for Nick. And Bane’s secret - that he is the guardian of a tiger spirit - has also caused a wedge between them with Nick still in the dark about Bane’s true nature. Can they overcome these seemingly insurmountable problems and find their happily ever after? Cursed: Beloved is the third and final book in the Cursed series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful ending

  • By person not machine on 04-28-18

I just love this series...

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Beauty and the Beast...overdramatized and God I love this series. This book took me a little bit to get into, but once I got hooked into it, and got into the story...well...a really good one X. I really have enjoyed this retelling...

Michael..you did a great job on this one.

Listener...Beauty and the Beast...served up gay...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Retribution

  • The Protectors, Book 3
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 246

Ex-Special Forces soldier Michael "Hawke" Hawkins has spent every day of the last 10 years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he's been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn't expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Perfection

  • By ASeubert on 06-23-17

Sloan, Sloan Sloan...woa!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Well..I honestly am so pleasantly surprised at this one I just well..Woa! Another one of those intense novels I thought I was going to do the "um-huh" with, but nope..you hooked it.

Joel..this one is your best yet. Absolutely..your best yet.

Listener...what can I say? Squeamish? Don't wander into the lives of The Protectors. Intense story lines and lots of sex? You found it.

  • Salvation

  • The Protectors, Book 2
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn't that fateful day...take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he's forced to confront the one link to his past that he can't sever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it.

  • By Whynter on 05-11-17

Sloan! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

It has become increasingly difficult for me to read straight to gay romance novels, most of them are, for we gay men, the "um, huh". kind of reaction. You, however, have mesmerized me with the way you flow this particular series. I must admit, the sex stuff is good, very good in fact, but I could use a little less and more of the fantastic story lines you have created for this series.

Joel, good job. I can see these folks sounding like the characters you are protraying. Good job.

Listener...if you are faint of heart, these stories may throw you down on the ground and stomp on you a bit, because the subject matter is intense and vividly described. Of course, if you want lots of sex mixed in with your intensity, you got it with these folks.

You can read these books separately, but I don't think you'll appreciate the fullness of the stories if you do. So start from the first one and get thru them.

Now for the 3rd in the Series...