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Amy Begnene

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  • Guilt by Association

  • Hazard and Somerset, Book 4
  • By: Gregory Ashe
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Everything in Emery Hazard’s life is finally going well: His boyfriend, Nico, is crazy about him; he has a loyal partner at work; and he has successfully closed a series of difficult murders. By all accounts, he should be happy. What he can’t figure out, then, is why he’s so damn miserable. After a fight with Nico, Hazard needs work to take his mind off his relationship. And someone in town is happy to oblige by murdering the sheriff. The job won’t be easy; the sheriff had enemies, lots of them, and narrowing down the list of suspects will be difficult. Difficult, but routine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • binge listening every book in the series

  • By L. Burns on 01-07-19

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Audible has this series hard to find. Don’t miss out on the best narration and story line. Gregory Ashe made my new year with this fourth book!! I can’t wait to see what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Songs of the Earth

  • Sumeria's Sons, Book 2
  • By: Lexi Ander
  • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies - and danger. Betrayed by a goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope. And then the worst comes to kill them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the others ?!?

  • By Amy Begnene on 12-28-18

Where are the others ?!?

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This is a terrific series and there are more yet to be released in audio. The story is awesome and the narration is perfect. I can’t wait for the rest of the series.

  • Riven

  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes - it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn't hate is the music. Feeling an audience's energy as they lose themselves in Riven's music is a rush unlike anything else...until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They're all he can think about. But Caleb's no groupie - and one night with him won't be enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional; Raw

  • By Listening is Reading on 12-03-18

Excellent story, perfect narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I love Roan Parrish. This book is just lovely. It’s a wonderful story of people battling with themselves to simply live and create.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Q*Pid

  • By: Xavier Mayne
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Archer, the AI at the dating service Q*pid, realizes humans don't always make the best choices, so it begins making some unconventional choices for them. Fox Kincade is the last of his group of friends to be single, so he's delighted when he discovers a new match in his Q*pid app. Instead of the woman he's expecting, he's paired with Drew Larsen. Drew and Fox have little in common - aside from the fact that they're both straight. Or so they thought. But as the guys get to know each other, they realize Archer might have the right idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and very funny!

  • By Amy Begnene on 11-04-18

Beautiful and very funny!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

If you love quirky love stories, then this is a perfect listen. The narration is excellent. A great way of looking at love and desire!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter the Sea

  • The Roosevelt, Book 2
  • By: Cullinan Heidi
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 108

Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren't considered "real" adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to be forced into substandard, privatized corporate care. With the help of Jeremey and their friends, he starts a local grassroots organization and fights every step of the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super followup!

  • By Patricia on 06-27-17

Terrific sequel!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

If you have no knowledge of the mindset of the disabled and the nature of love, you need this book. A great sequel to Carry The Ocean.

  • Carry the Ocean

  • The Roosevelt, Book 1
  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 199

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it's time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The young man with a double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey - and he has autism. When Jeremey's untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him to The Roosevelt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heidi Cullinan + Iggy Toma = Excellence !!!

  • By HZ on 05-31-17

Perfect Narration!! Beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I almost didn’t buy this story based on the reviews. If you don’t have a clue about Autism, it is possible not to recognize the genius of this narrative. The story depicts the nature of disabilities, mental health, love, family, and so much more. It’s a spectacular tale.

  • Femme

  • By: Marshall Thornton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Queeny cocktail waiter Lionel wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player, and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Heels, Better Romance...

  • By HZ on 07-02-17

Beyond Cute, Clever, and Funny!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I didn’t download this one for a long time because I normally don’t like “femme” exploitation. This is such a great story and exploration of truth everyone should listen. Loved it!

  • Football Sundae

  • By: Daryl Banner
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Tanner, the hunky college football star, is home for the summer. Billy, the budding dessert chef, is about to have his hot-fudge-glazed world flipped upside down. Get ready for the "sweetest" romance you've ever tasted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+++++

  • By Amy Begnene on 09-20-18

A+++++

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Best narration ever!!! Very funny and deliciously written. A perfect fall read for everyone! I hope there’s more from this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Paternity Case

  • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Gregory Ashe
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

It's almost Christmas, and Emery Hazard finds himself face to face with his own personal nightmare: going on a double date with his partner - and boyhood crush - John-Henry Somerset. Hazard brings his boyfriend; Somers brings his estranged wife. When a strange call interrupts dinner, however, Hazard and his partner become witnesses to a shooting. The victims: Somers' father and the daughter of a high school friend. The crime is inexplicable. There is no apparent motive, no connection between the victims, and no explanation for how the shooter reached his targets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfecto!

  • By Texan2 on 10-09-18

Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Please, please, please!!! I can’t take it one more book. Love in such torturous form makes my heart ache, makes my stomach hurt, and I can’t even sit still while listening. Gregory Ashe, please don’t let these men suffer forever! Best Series ever.

  • Ever After

  • A Gay Fairy Tale
  • By: Christina Lee, Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

As next in line for the Evergreen crown, Prince Merrick Davendall’s future involves ruling, marriage, and producing an heir of his own. But he’s long been tormented by desires that are far from princely. Especially when the beautiful Cassius is promoted to be his new valet, and Merrick is struck by a longing like never before - a longing to know him far beyond royal and servant.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ever After: Adorable and Infuriating

  • By Paula on 09-21-18

Perfect!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Delicious food for the romantic in even the most broken of hearted. Joel Leslie is the best narrator ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful