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  • ePistols at Dawn

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Jae-sun Fields is pissed. Someone has taken the seminal coming-out, coming-of-age novel Doorways and satirized it. He's determined to use his Internet skills and his job as a tabloid reporter to out the author as the fraud and no-talent hack he's sure she is. Kelly Kendall likes his anonymity and, except for his houseboy, factotum and all-around slut, Will, he craves solitude. There's also that crippling case of OCD that makes it virtually impossible for him to leave the house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LISTEN TO THIS BOOK NOW!

  • By LLang on 04-01-18

Great story and excellent narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Definitely enjoyed this book. The characters felt so real, and their stories were a bit heart wrenching.

As always, JF Harding does an exceptional job of narrating.

  • Eddie: Grime Doesn't Pay

  • Brothers Grime, Book 2
  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Eddie and Andrew have dynamite chemistry. But Eddie is profoundly dyslexic, and Andrew lives to read. Andrew is pathologically disorganized, and Eddie likes things neat and clutter-free. Andrew is desperately ashamed of his hoarder father, and Eddie is embarrassed by his lack of education - secrets that could pull them apart even as a friend's tragedy brings them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another sweet love story...

  • By Donald on 12-01-15

Good story. Good narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Really appreciated the way the author presented the subject matter. Pleasant read with interesting characters.

  • Gasp!

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Jeff Paxton came home from Afghanistan looking to put down roots. Instead his pregnant sister talks him into a job babysitting the volatile megastar Nigel Gasp. Nigel is stubborn, needy, and determined to be the center of attention everywhere he goes. Before long, Jeff realizes that something is bothering Gasp, and that keeping him out of trouble might be more difficult than he thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love Gomez Pugh's Narration!

  • By Belen on 08-30-15

Entertaining read. Decent narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Enjoyed the story. Normally really enjoy Gomez Pugh narrating, but didn't like the British accent. Narration was okay, but didn't appeal to me.

  • A Case of Christmas

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Injured in the line of duty, FBI special agent Shane Donovan is longing for a few days of peace and quiet. Some nice meals, a couple of good books, and maybe a bottle of the best. No family, no friends, no fa la la la la...just a little time on his own to think things through. But an offshore storm, a geriatric treasure hunter, and the guy who dumped him without a word two years earlier are about to unwrap all Shane's carefully laid holiday plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By HaloLove on 06-10-16

Lovely short story.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

As with all Josh Lanyon stories, I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and enjoying a little mystery thrown in for good measure.

  • Nowhere Ranch

  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never mixes business with pleasure - until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within 200 miles. Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe's and Travis's bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they're both clear this is sex on the side, no relationship, no interfering with the job, they could make it work

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't listen to this one in Public. Whew.

  • By JC on 06-26-15

Sweet and smutty.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

This story was a strange combination of emotional introspection, and kinky smut. Actually grew up in one of the town's mentioned in the story, and I kept thinking, "yep, that's how it goes there". So the setting is pretty darn real.

  • Jack: Grime and Punishment

  • Brothers Grime, Book 1
  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

The Brothers Grime is Jack Masterson's way of helping people in crisis after disability ends his career as a firefighter. Jack's people get to a scene long after the physical trauma ends. They don't solve crime or rescue the victims. They help people move on. The new job is all Jack wants or needs, until he gets the call about old flame Nick Foasberg's suicide. Ryan Halloran's cousin Nick has been on a downhill slide for a long time. Despite that, Ryan does everything he knows to help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice story...

  • By Donald on 12-01-15

Good story and good narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Relaxing night time read/listen for someone who enjoys crime and mystery novels a bit too much, but still needs to be able to sleep at night.

  • Jacob's Ladder

  • St. Nacho's, Book 3
  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Thomas Fawley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Jacob "Yasha"" Livingston is having a bad day. First there is the head cold. Then the orgy, the fight, and the hospital. Between that and the bus driver who ejects him - after accusing him of transmitting the Swine Flu - the rest of his day seems fairly vague. Now he's stuck in a small town called Santo Ignacio and he has a whole lot of thinking to do. One thing is, when fate speaks in the form of an EMT, maybe it's time to listen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Good narration.

  • By Aethena Drake on 02-01-19

Good story. Good narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Pleasant story with a few steamy scenes. Worth the read, but didn't catch my interest as strongly as the first book in the series.

  • St. Nacho's

  • St. Nacho's, Book 1
  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Thomas Fawley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Cooper has spent the last three years running from a painful past. He's currently moving from town to town, working in restaurant kitchens, and playing his violin for tips. As soon as he starts to feel comfortable anywhere - with anyone - he moves on. He's aware that music may be the only human language he still knows. Ironically, the one man he's wanted to communicate with in all that time is deaf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • leave your baggage at the door

  • By Vicki on 01-10-17

Sweet well written story.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Well written, nicely narrated story that covered some very difficult subjects. Look forward to reading more in this series

  • The Understatement of the Year

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Christian Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Five years ago Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then he's made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself. So it's a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite audiobooks of 2016!!

  • By Heather on 11-20-16

Emotional hockey story.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

This was a wonderful and very emotional story about hockey and overcoming fear. The narrators did a great job of conveying the emotions that the characters had to work through.

  • The Magician Murders

  • The Art of Murder, Book III
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Jason West, hot-shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is at the Wyoming home of Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy, who is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident, when he’s asked to consult on the theft of a priceless collection of vintage magic posters. But before Jason can say “presto change-o”, the owner of the art collection turns up murdered in a national forest. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • things are heating up!

  • By B on 06-28-18

Another great mystery from Lanyon.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Action, suspense, mystery, romance, character development. All of my favorites in one well constructed package. I can't wait for the next book.