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  • My Twin Cousins

  • All in the Family: Gay Erotic Stories, Book 7
  • By: Evan J. Xavier
  • Narrated by: James Talbot
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Kaden just turned 18 and is stuck at the auto shop finishing up a job. His twin step-cousins head down from college to lend a hand and wish him a happy 18th birthday in a way only they could.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is terrible!!!!!

  • By K.J. on 05-03-13

Narrator is terrible!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

What would have made My Twin Cousins better?

The story was okay but the narrator either showed no emotion or was over dramatic. Completely took away from the story.

What could Evan J. Xavier have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Different narrator and more sounds from the encounters. The stories a little longer as well.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Talbot?

Paul Morey, Sean Crisden or Robert Nieman

  • A Matter of Time, Volume 2

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Three years ago, Jory Harcourt changed his name and shut the door on a past full of pain, only to emerge stronger on the other side. He has a new career, a great working partner, and a satisfying life - except for the hole in his chest left behind when police Detective Sam Kage walked out with his heart. Now Sam's back and he knows what he wants... and what he wants is Jory. Jory, who doesn't know if he can survive another breakup or losing Sam to his dangerous job, resists returning to the arms of the only man he has ever truly loved. But when a serial killer with a score to settle targets Jory, he will have to decide if love is worth the danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not you...

  • By Donald on 04-12-13

Good story but does have a lot of bouncing around

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

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

The way Jory goes from one thought to the next and when people don't keep up with him it can be hilarious. Laughed out loud several times during vol. 1 & 2.

I want to start by saying I really love Mary Calmes books. I did however have a few things that got to me by the end and could just be my own pet peeves. 1 - I understood by the first volume that EVERYONE loves Jory and all the men want to sleep with him or be with him. This seemed so overdone that I started cringing when it still continued in this book. She also repeatedly goes over this with his brother Dane as well as Sam but Jory is focused on the most. Really? No one is LOVED by all. If you follow the series - these are NOT stand alone books so the author should not be repeatedly going over the stuff in the first volume and I see this is a pattern that is to continue in Bulletproof which I am listening to now. 2 - I usually find the endearment "baby" a total turn on till Sam used it so much that it lost the effect. 3 - Jory has consistently through both volumes tried to remain friends with guys that want to still be in his bed. HELLO???? If they still want to be in your bed then they don't see you as just a friend and Jory comes across clueless is this regard. On the upside he has a quick wit, charming personality and I love the fact that his filter is usually turned off and says what he thinks. That is refreshing.

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  • Freezer Burn

  • By: Kate Early
  • Narrated by: Lyn Madden
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Randy is facing the gauntlet of grocery store aisles and too many options when he crashes into another shopping cart. David can't hide his reaction, recognizing Randy has him short of breath. Things heat up when the men escape into the store freezer for a little privacy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • okay story

  • By K.J. on 11-19-12

okay story

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The story was actually ok. The narrator seemed older than what I pictured the characters as in the story so it was distracting from the story

Would you be willing to try another book from Kate Early? Why or why not?

if she has a different narrator

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lyn Madden?

Robert Nieman for younger characters. Sean Crisden , Paul Morey, or Jack Lefleur for mature characters.

  • Clear Water

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick’s been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they’ve almost killed him. Meet Wes “Whiskey” Keenan: he’s a field biologist wondering if it’s time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together and Whiskey wants to help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love this book and this narrator

  • By Riva on 01-23-14

Great story and love the narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

Would you listen to Clear Water again? Why?

Yes, I love to listen to Robert Nieman's voice narrating audio books.

What does Robert Nieman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings out the characters in the story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

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  • Boy Midflight

  • By: Charlie David
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

At 19, Ashley seemed to have everything: looks, talent, and even a girlfriend. What more could a young man want? But soon he has to come to terms with his sexuality and the possible implications for his career in the public eye as a male model. He begins dating Chris, but isn't sure he's head over heels in love. It's not the knight-in-shining-armor feeling he thought it would be. Then Ashley gets the chance to leave his hometown in Canada to visit sunny California for a big modeling job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • started OK

  • By L. Antoine on 04-26-13

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-12

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

Yes. I think the story was well written and as always Charlie David does a great job of delivering on the narrators side too.

What other book might you compare Boy Midflight to and why?

Simple Men by Eric Arvin which also happens to be narrated by Charlie David. In both books it's about coming out where Boy Midflight is based around a character that is 18 Simple Men the character is older.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Ashley confronts Chris towards the end and how Michail lets him go to do that.

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

Yes, I could feel Ashley's frustration in finding love (even though he is only 18). Most of us are hoping to find THE One. I also caught myself laughing out loud with all the self dialog Ashley has with himself. When things are new we all seem to have these same thoughts running through our minds. I'd hear Ashley say something to himself and think, wow, okay I've said that to myself and just start laughing. Charlie also has a way with narration as well. The audio book makes it feel like Ashley is talking directly to you (like he was a friend that was sitting on your couch). Conversations go adrift sometimes and he has to pull himself back to the original thought, just like our everyday conversations. I really loved this book!

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  • Love Means No Boundaries

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Joey Sutherland has found a home with Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, living and working at the farm that has become a refuge after a motorcycle accident left him with a scarred face and a lot of insecurities. When Geoff’s aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey is reluctantly roped into picking him up, already anticipating the disgust he’ll see on the man’s face. But Robert Edward Jameson surprises him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Love Story

  • By JanetNAZ on 12-26-11

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

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

Yes, Andrew Grey is a great author and Sean Crisden is a great narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Robbie, I love when authors have characters that are not perfect, except in the eyes of the person that loves them. Robbie not only had to overcome his blindness but also his overprotective mother and to take the leap of faith that Joey would always catch him when he fell.

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

I am a big fan of Sean Crisden's narrations. I did however have a difficult time with the voice he used for Geoff. The first two stories of this series were narrated by Sawyer Allerde, which I thought did a great job as well. That being said the voice Sawyer used to establish Geoff's speech was masculine and the speech Sean used for Geoff was feminine. It was very, very difficult to reconcile these two voices as being the same Geoff. I would actually cringe when I heard Geoff speaking from this book through the rest of the series. When a narrator takes over on a story that the characters voice or speech pattern has already been established they should not change it so drastically as was done with Geoff. Especially when they are a main character.

If you could take any character from Love Means No Boundaries out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would be a toss up between Eli and Robbie. I find both men fascinating and yummy!

  • Feeling Safe

  • By: Sonja Spencer
  • Narrated by: David Tunic
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

San Diego police officer Larson Jenkins rescues a scared and hurt Calvin Trison, who was attacked by a burglar in his home. In a spur of the moment decision, Larson decides to take the injured man home with him to a secure building where Calvin can recover behind several locked doors, a fat, spoiled cat, and himself. As he finds himself falling in love, Larson knows his greatest fear is all too possible: that Calvin will latch onto him until he feels safe again and then he'll be out the door.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Donald on 10-25-11

Narrator needs to slow down

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

Reviewed: 02-19-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was pretty good but I was frustrated by the narration. I kept thinking if he would just slow down then more of the emotion would come through.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Tunic?

Charles Carr

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

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