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Gary Hellion

Columbus, OH
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Wanting Rough Love in Secret from My Alpha Boss audiobook cover art

Entertaining storyline

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Another entertaining storyline from the author. I enjoyed that the story was written in 3rd person, allowing either a male or female narrator to tell the story - Ms. Heart does a fine job as always with the narration.

Only criticism is that the author uses a lot of the same phrases throughout his stories, especially describing the sex scenes - would be nice to have more original writing and some different plots in future stories.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Gay Romance: Secret Romance with My Boss, the Alpha Lover audiobook cover art

R P James back in fine form

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character - we never get to know what his name is, but his description of Mr. Jones, his boss and what he is going through during the interview process and then as a brand new employee are hilarious!

Which scene was your favorite?

Definitely, the dream scene - don't we all dream of accidentally showing up at our office naked? ;-)

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

LOL all over the place :-)

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining story!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

My Alien Bedroom: Abduction and Invasion audiobook cover art

Some funny moments

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Not R.P. James' best short - some comical moments when meeting up with Neo and Luxus, the aliens. Narration is great as always.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fire and Ice: A Triple Trouble Prequel audiobook cover art

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

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

Definitely not your typical 'erotica' story - it's really more action/thriller based with a lot of humor throughout. Great for us guys that like beat 'em up/blow 'em up stories :-)

Who was your favorite character and why?

That was tough - Lena and Jocko get top honors. There are too many interesting characters to really choose from. I liked the snarky humor given to Lena's character.

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

Ms. Heart is great at male and female voices - she always keeps a story interesting with her narrating style. I'd say the only downside is her French and German accents were the only weak points in this particular story, but fortunately, for characters who didn't have major roles.

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

Definitely was chuckling at certain points :-)

Any additional comments?

Makes me interested in checking out the rest of the Triple Trouble series!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Gay Romance: Curious Boys and the Alpha audiobook cover art

One of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

This is one of my favorite R.P. James stories! Love that at 59 minutes long, it brings it to its lower price point too :-)

Lots of humor throughout - if you grew up with close school buds, you'll enjoy listening to the interaction between these 3 friends.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Mated by Three Rough Gay Alpha Musketeers audiobook cover art

The sexual, hilarious conquests of 3 Musketeers!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-15

I think this must be the author's best work yet, and he's still a relatively new writer! The story was so much fun - I don't even want to describe all the elements Mr. James threw in here. It would spoil all the enjoyment you'll have from just hearing how it begins! Must be the best setup for an erotica story ever written!

Kudos for a well thought out and executed production!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Secret Desires: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Romance Collection audiobook cover art

Hot and humorous! Where has this author been??

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Where has this author been hiding?! Great writing! I love how the author conveys the thoughts and feelings of young men and women, experiencing and experimenting with their sexuality, and with great humor too!

Curious Boys and the Alpha particularly brought back fond memories of my own school buddies and our bravado (wish I had such a great bud to share a girl with in college though ;-))

Very enjoyable listen too! The narrator is a good actor and brings realism when voicing male characters (and of course, female ones too :-)) Ms. Heart is becoming one of my new favorite narrators to listen to :-)

Highly recommended!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

Romance: Tied To The Bed audiobook cover art

No one tied to the bed but still HOT!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

I noted that this same story is called 'The Night of Her Life' in the Menage Collections by Kathleen Hope. Not sure why the author or publisher is calling it 'Tied to the Bed' as a stand-alone because actually, no one is ever tied to a bed in the story!

But it is still a well written, triple hot story!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Enslaved Trilogy Complete Set audiobook cover art

Definitely gets your knickers wet...

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

If you're looking to get your panties (or briefs, whoever you are :)) wet, then Shoshanna's writing is for you. I'd say the audio version of her Enslaved stories is between a 3 and 4 star rating. Her writing doesn't seem to translate well to audio, or the direction given the narrator doesn't work for most of us (especially in the first story - it gets way better in 2 and 3).

I enjoy the humor Shoshanna puts in her stories (a bdsm club named 'Whippersnapper' is a hoot) and there are some fun characters, but would have liked less repeated, duplicate phrases between the stories and more original writing in each.

But overall, an enjoyable experience - and everyone finds and gets what they desire.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Enslaved audiobook cover art

No extreme reaction - good story & narration

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

I always listen to the retail samples, and if I can take the narrator's voice and cadence in the sample, odds are the rest of the audiobook will be pretty enjoyable to me. So I don't have these extreme 'hate the narrator' remarks like some Audible listeners do - it's all subjective on whether an individual will like the narrator's voice and styling or not.

It's a tough call if this particular narrator fit this story or not, but overall, I think she did a good job - character voices were distinctive; acting ability was good and it was a decent story.

I think how the author writes some of her lines may throw a wrench in how the story is told and there is a lot of swearing too, but that did make it a more interesting story to listen to then just straight sex and no back story.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful