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  • Death Rites (The Lazarus Codex)

  • By: E. A. Copen
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Old gods die hard. Professional necromancer Lazarus Kerrigan knows all too well that the Big Easy is anything but. Crime is up, business is down, and someone--or something--crushed an innocent girl to death on his doorstep. After the search for the murderer brings the police to his front door, Laz must prove his innocence by hauling in the real killer with help from the dead. When the sun sets in New Orleans, more than monsters go bump in the night... And what Laz awakens in his quest for answers might just get him--and everyone else in town--killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Start to a Promising Series

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-06-18

Deaths doorstep, or at least at laz's

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Loved the narration, the different voices for each character is what I always love, and they were different to the point you think that two people are narrating.

Story, at first when you read about him finding the body, you think it would be cut and dry... then you read on and strip clubs, and cemeteries... death gods and there lackeys... gods of the land, cults, statues of winged penis's, fae....the list goes on and on. The story becomes it's own thing and draws you in.slowly but surely... This poor necro wizard can never catch a break... but in the end he will have to make a choice... one that would make him a target until his dying days... will he do it or deny and run... if this intrigues you then get this story... I doubt you will regret it.

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  • The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell: Triple-Barreled Edition (Books 1-3 Box Set)

  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Raised from birth to be a force for justice, Damian Stockwell has spent his entire life honing his body, mind, and fists to combat the evils of the world. He travels the globe on a quest to confront those evils and punch them in the face. At his disposal are a vast fortune, an endless array of gadgets and an army of friends including Bertrand, his loyal and lethal valet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun adventure!

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 11-17-18

dont make me laugh

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I was marketed this as a comedy, I have yet to laugh once... cringe, lots... laugh, no...

Damian Stockwell, spy? Adventurer? Both? I was never fully clear what he was. I kept imagining a captain america type man who was so old fashioned the nursing home looked like elementary school compared to his way of thinking. Felt bad for the so called "friends" he had and his butler... Honestly I made it through the first book and may go back for the other two at a later time. Not that the story was bad, just the characters take some getting used to, but that just maybe my view on it. He seemed so full of himself and was created as so perfect with a huge personality flaw. This maybe the most truth in this world then I thought ha. He was sought after by movie companies, they would send new up and coming starlets to his house with gifts to try and get his story... he would return the gifts and send the actress's home the next morning.. as in he slept with them... for a guy with a high since of morality, sleeping with women who are probably there against there will is not a good idea..he even jokes with a Scottish man about having leprechaun magic... so not only is he a misogynistic man, hes racist, but super hot and skilled so that makes it alll ok, and how hes super lucky... I can kinda see what the author was going for, old fashioned Private eye type.. but I feel Damian was cranked up so high that it makes it unbelievable and unlovable... Anyways, the story was good, I liked the science and magic angle, the betrayal and twists... main character, garbage... story great :D


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  • The Gentleman and the Lamplighter: A Short Story

  • By: Summer Devon
  • Narrated by: Mark James
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Destroyed by the death of his former schoolmate yet unable to show it publicly, Giles Fullerton has taken to walking the streets of London in the middle of the night, the only time he can safely mourn the only person he's ever loved - until one chance meeting with a lamplighter changes everything.... Widower John Banks knows a thing or two about grief, and immediately recognizes a kindred spirit when he finally meets the gentleman he's admired from afar. And in fact, the two men discover shared passions and the possibility of a forever love - if they can overcome social taboos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartwarming

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-21-19

Light the flame of passion...

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

We meet john, a widower who has a job lighting lamps before sunset, and snuffing that flame around dawn. Not the most well off man but he makes due. He sees a man wandering the streets at night who he refers to as.. the ghost... finally one night he speaks with the ghost, not an actual spirit, and a spark ignites something between the two men...

Here we have Giles, a well off man who is haunted emotionally by the suicide of his best friend, of which he had a secret relationship with, he wanders the streets to try and mourn the anniversary of his friends death, he meets a lamplighter who ignites something within him that he thought long dead......

OK this is more of a short story, being a little over 2 hours so to much info is dangerous. I will say the narrator did a good job. The writer has a poetic way of words here and there that had my mind blown to see something that way. The only issue I had was the constant random words of that period and place dotted into sentences like he was trying to make a period piece but didn't wanna use all of their jargon...

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  • With the Jarl's Blessing: A Yuletide Tale

  • By: Ki Brightly
  • Narrated by: Clive Johnson
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Odin, the jarl’s son, wants to be with Loki and has for as long as he can remember. Odin intends to use the magic of Yuletide - the time between the old year and the new one - to win over Loki. Loki doesn’t need much convincing to see how wonderful Odin is, but he can’t see a future for himself with the son of a jarl. How would it be possible? With the jarl’s blessing, Odin hopes to prove, once and for all time, he’s the man for Loki.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet heat

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 01-11-19

Yule like this one..

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Here we have Loki and Odin, both named after gods. Story unfolds on Lokis birthday and Odin has a surprise for him.. They go to a bar and after some liquid courage and revelations they go to a Hall that Odin has created for them...

This story is less than an hour so too much review will ruin it. Storyline was cute and sweet.

Now Im down for storytelling voices but when its from a first person point of view, a personal voice is better...Also the old words for things mixing with new words were a tad confusing at points but not many.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher, and it's my honest opinion because I read reviews as well and wanna know if a book is worth my time...

  • Doctors Orders: A Two Daddies Romance

  • By: Preston Walker
  • Narrated by: Arthur J Hoyt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

God, I never meant to get pregnant - especially not by him. A cold, cruel, downright violent alpha? I never wanted that, but here I am broke, homeless, and expecting this psychopath's baby. It's pure dumb luck that my baby lands in the arms of a gorgeous and protective alpha doctor that seems to have an eye for me, too. Is this what I want? Do I want to fall into the safety of Connor's embrace? Or should I run while I still have the chance - before my son's father finds us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very cute book

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-22-19

I shift you not...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

We open on an innocent and scared gamma named Reese. Now Reese is a good shifter with a great heart, just living in bad situations. Pregnant Reese stays at his ex lovers place till he is able to give birth and leave, all the while begging that his lover does not return... and he does.. and Reese sees something that will change how he fully feels.

A few plot points insue...

Now we are with Connor, the alpha with a heart of gold who uses his Alpha hearing and skills to be a Dr and deliver babies. No understanding why but there is just this one baby that speaks to his heart, that makes him think.. my baby..

Reese's Baby daddy finds out about the baby and will do anything to get it back, except brush his teeth apparently or be a nice person...this is where the story turns dramatically before the conclusion..


I liked the story line, it was sweet and surprised me when it didn't go exactly as I thought. Voice acting was good, I love when you get distinct voices for each character, at least main ones. Now I don't know if the world is aware of shifters, its never expressed, but when in wolf form they have to hide so I got lost... Some back story to the world would be nice.


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  • Twice Bitten

  • By: Preston Walker
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

When Alistair Hall lost his mate, he lost everything. To cope with the heartache, he’s thrown himself into supporting his pack. Finding strength in his work helps him forget, until he comes face-to-face with a complicated omega who could change his mind about everything. Matthew Norris sells fantasies - a jaded omega peddling shallow dreams at Hearts Connected. He doesn’t believe in love, but if it makes money, he can pretend. When a chance encounter puts him in the path of an irresistible alpha, Matthew begins to question his outlook on life...and on love.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winner!

  • By kp on 02-17-19

Thats not how that works...

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Book 2
Dating app, renovating for a grocery store... man on man and ones a werewolf... oh my

The beginning was pretty good, I was starting to get drawn in with the story... then the sex scene ruined it... don't get me wrong, im down for it... but no matter how sweaty his butt is, if a guy hasnt been with another man in many many years there's no way its gonna just go in without lube as he described. The whole time I was cringing and could not continue. Im sure if you get past that part the story will improve, but everytime I try and listen, i picture that scene and lose interest...


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  • Unquiet Dead

  • Chiaroscuro Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Chris Pavesic
  • Narrated by: Penny Scott-Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When the Temples north of Chiaroscuro are burned and followers of the Sun Goddess are murdered, Catherine, a bard of the Ealdoth Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different Sci-Fi Mystery

  • By Charles A.P. Wetherington on 12-07-18

Worlds a stage, so little time..

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Retroish steampunk world with elves and pollution...

Humans are destroying the planet, elves are dying so something must be done. Using Fae magic they create domes over the cities, invisible to humans. Downside is this means the pollution is more concentrated in the cities and many die. This story has religion, and plots, greed, and secrets that must be kept at all costs... something is roaming the areas and slaughtering many people... The church has to act before they lose all credibility.... also viewpoints change as you go, seeing the world in a few different eyes...


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  • The Bride's Brother

  • By: J.P. Oliver
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Is it wrong to be attracted to the groom in a wedding? Or, I thought he was the groom! No, this guy is open and single and...into me? Is he into me? He'd be the first for quite some time. I have to admit, seeing all these weddings come and go can be a bit much when you go home all by yourself. But is it ethical to date a client's brother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and sexy read

  • By Drifter on 02-16-19

Overthink, therefore I am...

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

So you have Toby, successful wedding planner out to find that big break to raise his business even further, then there is Hunter, Rich kid in the closet from his parents and a higher up in the family corporation. Both successful and beautiful men trying to survive this world, will there be romance, will there be love or love loss. Will Toby teach hunter to be himself or lose him to whats easier...

SO I enjoyed the back story for each character, fleshing them out more, seeing them evolve through the story. What I did not like was the constant droning of inner monologue... should I do this, but if I do this, this will happen and this but then this might go wrong and blah blah blah... I felt like 2/5 of the story was just in there heads going through multiple scenarios that may occur. I listen to audio books while i'm at work and many times I stopped it just to focus on work. Maybe others like slipping into the characters minds for a long time to see the thought process but im not one of them. If you get past that, its an okay story line, narrator did a good job.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher, and it's my honest opinion because I read reviews as well and wanna know if a book is worth my time...

  • Back Where He Belongs

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Back in Scotland after five years working in Australia, Kier Campbell finds himself stranded on a road in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas Eve. He needs to get to the next village urgently or freeze to death in his broken down hire car. Kier hikes down the icy road, and as he walks memories of the life he'd run from - and the love he'd abandoned in Scotland return to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and emotional..

  • By Sunday Barnaby on 12-13-18

Novella noel

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

So yes, this is a short story novella.

Kier is on his way home for the holidays and of course his car breaks down, always the worst time. He is in cold highlands and the sun is setting fast, as well as a snow storm coming in, he has to get to town fast. So he ends up walking and gets picked up from a blast from his past. The story unfolds as old feelings of betrayal and love are tested and seen, as well as some kinks to be expressed. The visuals are good and the tension will have you barking with delight at the end...

This one starts out slooow,a good steady burn, its story and back story and then we get to the meaty bits. Now for a novella back story is important and there is nothing wrong with the story, the narrator however was very monotone while stating the back story, until we get to the full story then he livens up a tiny bit.

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  • Xander: An Open-Door Policy Novella

  • By: Anna Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bradley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Xander Penn has been around the block more times than he cares to count, always searching for an elusive something he’s never admitted to wanting, not even to himself, until now. Then again, realizing what he craves doesn’t mean he accepts it. It’s one thing to dabble at the open-door policy club he belongs to, but quite another to declare it to others in the real world. After a harsh rejection pushes away the one person Xander wishes he could pull closer, he spirals down a dark path using meaningless sex more as a punishment than a pleasure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Hot!!

  • By Maria Louden on 10-26-18

Should of put a ring on it...

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

SO we start out as two friends who are in college and frequent a sex club and have sex with hot women. That get your attention cuz it gets hotter as one of the friends starts to realize his growing attraction to the other and the need to explore that. Xander is your typical southern guy, I say southern cuz occasionally the narrator has a southern drawl just slightly, who is raised to think sex with another man is wrong. Like so many of his kind, he becomes tempted and explores it and realizes he likes it. Liam is his skinny swimmer bodied friend who is described like a woman basicly, with a penis and body hair... He is dating a girl who he shares at the club with Xander, as well as his own body.


**********SPOILERS*******************

Now my thoughts are as follows.... I like that the self revulsion is constant for xander, but towards the end it is like he just changes personalities, suddenly the thought of someone else having liam is enough to make him confess that he loves him AND wants him to take his black cherry... that was a bit to fast a change... after he was so adamant to not do any of that to the point of banging a bunch of woman, one a stranger in a bar and constantly getting so drunk he forgets stuff like putting on a condom and was staggering around, which if drinking liquor at the club is against the rules then i'm pretty sure they won't let drunks in, one that is so safe as theirs seems like anyone coming in smelling of booze would be turned away. But seeing a red head suck liam puts him over the edge??? Just didn't flow right. Was good but was a sudden change. The narration was good, I liked the echoed dreamlike feel to it, but not for when he was voicing characters, and a few times it felt like he forgot he was doing voices for the characters, so that pulled me out a bit. BUT all together it worked, did not flow in some areas but the rest made up for it.


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