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  • Q*Pid

  • By: Xavier Mayne
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

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!

1 of 1 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 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106

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 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 196

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 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

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!

Overall
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 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

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 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

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 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

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

  • Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Shaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Being a fugitive in the Old West shouldn’t be this much fun. The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run - all the way to Santa Fe. When he still can't seem to ditch his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail-order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters who want to kill him and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Robby's only ally is a lazy sheriff who sees exactly who Robby is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Belen on 08-06-18

Cute!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Great story and the perfect length. Very unexpected as an avid Eli Easton fan! A great love story!

  • Romantic Behavior

  • Bad Behavior, Book 4
  • By: L.A. Witt, Cari Z.
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Detective Andreas Ruffner is no fool - he’s found a man who loves him, puts up with him, and has stuck with him through hell and back, and it’s time to put a ring on it. Darren Corliss is the love of his life, and he wants the whole world to know it. Now the fun part - the wedding!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happily Ever After

  • By Annika on 08-10-18

Lovely story for a great series!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is not my favorite series but it is worth the price of admission:-) If there is a fifth book, I would definitely buy it. A good series to hunker down with when you want to listen for hours on end!

  • Dirty Work

  • By: Chelle Bliss, Brenda Rothert
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Damn, she's sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying...I want between those thighs. But I want to make her burn for me first. Every debate and stolen moment is foreplay for us. She claims she hates me, but her body tells a different story. I plan to win this election, but I also want to win the sharp, fiery Democrat who captures my attention like no woman ever has. Politics is filthy, just like all the things I want to do to Reagan Preston.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Even Sebastian York can't save this story!

  • By Theresa on 10-08-17

Ridiculous!! Horrible Story!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I never would have their possible to hate a Sebastian York narrated audiobook. Unfortunately, this title has won that distinction. HATED IT! I had to fast forward parts to finish. Bad decision!!! The storyline just gets worse. Avoid this book and its unlikely plot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful