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  • Protecting the Soul

  • Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3
  • By: Annabella Michaels
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

For Landon Greene, managing the band Carter’s Creed is more than just a job. It also means being there to keep his brother safe. When someone begins sending threatening letters to Carter, Landon feels overwhelmed with the need to protect him. He’s relieved when new security is added, until he finds out that the person hired to protect his brother is the same man Landon has spent months trying to forget. Micah Hamilton recently moved back to Chicago to start his own security firm and to be closer to his best friend, Giovanni. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it is so worth it

  • By Keith b miller on 01-20-19

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I've read the e-book of this story and absolutely loved it! The audiobook is just as amazing. Michael Pauley does a fantastic job differentiating between the characters and bringing out the emotions behind this story. Annabella Michaels is truly talented and her stories and characters are addicting. Absolutely loved hearing this story come to life.

  • Redeeming Rafe

  • Barretti Security Series, Book 2
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

At the tender age of eight, Rafe Barretti lost everything. His parents, his childhood, his innocence. And the brothers who were supposed to protect him let him go instead. Twenty years later and he's finally ready to exact his revenge by taking away everything they hold dear - their company, their reputations, their futures. But even that isn't enough - their loved ones will have to pay, too, and all their precious secrets are fair game. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home Again

  • By Bookworm250 on 06-16-18

Absolutely phenomenal!!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

OMG!! I am so blown away with the amazing talented Michael Pauley. It definitely helps that he's narrating a book from my top M/M author!!! Seriously, if you love audiobooks and M/M reads then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you listen to this series. This is the third audiobook I've listened to from this author and narrator where I'm left absolutely mind blown. I'm like a die hard fan of Sloane Kennedy. Her writing is a-fuckin-mazing and it just gets better and better with each book. This story is phenomenal with it's captivating INTENSITY, EMOTION, PASSION and outstanding characters!!! And to have Michael Pauley deliver all of those emotions with utter PERFECTION makes it all the more better. GAH!!! I'm already ready to download the next one.

  • Confessions: Robbie

  • Confessions Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Relationships are complex. Love is ever-changing. And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken. That's what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway. Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what - or who - he'd done. If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it. And thus, begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book, hate the audio

  • By njgrl on 12-19-18

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Narrator: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars
Listening Length: 9 hours, 12 mins

I read the ebook of this and I am already head over heels for this book and this series. Robbie is quite the character and I have adored him since he was introduced back in the Temptation Series. I fell in love with everything about this book and had to hear how it was conveyed on audio. Let me tell you.........Charlie David kills it!! The three MC's all have their own personalities and the narrator does such a phenomenal job differentiating them.

I was so pleased with the narrator's take on Robbie, Julien and Priest. And I honestly think he nailed Robbie to a T!!! Not only that but he was able to capture and deliver the emotion, passion, frustrations and chemistry between these three men. Absolutely amazing job and I loved the story even more the second time around. Ella Frank is sooo amazingly talented and the narrator really brought her story to life. I would definitely recommend reading the ebook and listening on audiobook. I certainly was not disappointed.

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  • Gentleman Nine

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years - before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Phenomenal Story with great narrating!!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Narrators: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars
Listening Length: 7 hours, 37 mins

I absolutely enjoyed and loved everything about this story and the narrators. It's been awhile since I read a book from this author and she is even more talented than what I remembered. The storyline was amazing. The characters were phenomenal. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt did such a great job bringing this story to life and still managing to capture and deliver the emotion perfectly.

I loved the whole dynamic between Channing and Amber. They had great chemistry, fun banter, emotional moments and an amazing friendship and understanding of each other. The whole Rory situation really did take me by surprise because I was not expecting the reasoning behind his actions. The narrators did a wonderful job capturing and conveying the emotions from all three characters,

I was so drawn to these characters. Amber, Rory and Channing's heartache was my heartache and it was a truly heart wrenching situation to go through. No matter what someone got hurt. Though as much as I wanted to just love them all and I did feel bad for what Rory went through but I just thought he was plain ol' stupid because he put himself in a position where he lost the love of a lifetime and he cheated his best friend early on the opportunity by being so shady.

Penelope Ward delivers a sexy yet heart gripping story that left me feeling so completely satisfied with the outcome. I'm really glad I choose to initially read this through audiobook first because the narrators really nailed it on this one for me. A great read and I highly recommend the audio version.

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  • From Ashes

  • Heathens Ink, Book 3
  • By: K.M. Neuhold
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

It started with an anonymous post by someone who didn't want to live anymore. I read it over and over again, unable to get it out of my mind. What if my brother Johnny had posted something like this before he'd taken his own life? Would someone have been able to save him? I've been living a lie for 16 long years, and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep it up. And when a beautiful, broken man walks into my tattoo shop asking for a second chance at life, I know I'll never be able to turn him away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in love!!

  • By armywifewith2 on 04-06-18

A sweet story

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Overall: 4 Stars
Narrator: 3.5 Stars
Story: 4 Stars
Length: 6 hours, 7 minutes

I'm broadening my horizons on these audiobooks so I'm still new to many of these narrators. I have yet to hear anything by Kenneth Obi and I think that he did an overall good job delivering the story. He did a good job differentiating the characters and it was easy to follow along. There were times where it just came off as a little flat and I would've liked a little bit more emotion but I think that coincides with the story itself as the story lacked the emotional depth I was expecting considering the background story of the MC's. But overall, good job on the narrating.

This was a good story and I really liked the characters. Adam and Nox were really good together. However, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a tad more on the emotion side. We don't get much details of the backgrounds either which I would have liked to learn more about. I think the angst/drama part of Adam and Nox's journey were glossed over and just focused on the building of the relationship and the sexual chemistry between the two. I'll never really complain about that part because I'm all about the chemistry and the build up, however, I just would've liked to get to know the characters in more depth.

Overall, this was a good read and I would really like to read and/or listen to the other books in this series. The author has really made these characters very intriguing and keeps you wanting more. I may go back and read this on ebook just to see if I can get a more feel and connection to the story and characters itself as I just didn't get that through the audiobook.

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  • Dyeing to be Loved

  • Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: Aimee Nicole Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Gabriel Wyatt is a big city Detective living in a small Ohio town. He expects a peaceful existence once he moves from Miami, Florida, but that’s the last thing he finds. Instead, Gabe discovers murder, mayhem, and one smart-mouthed stylist he can’t get out of his head. Josh “Jazz” Roman is a small-town business owner with big dreams and an attitude to match. He finds himself in the middle of a case that brings the dreamy detective to the front door of his Curl Up and Dye salon. Josh learns that the biggest threat to him isn’t a killer; it’s a man who wants something from him that he vowed to never give again - his heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Savage-ly Pleasing

  • By SJH on 11-07-17

An entertaining read!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Overall: 4.5
Narrator: 4.5
Story: 4
Listening Length: 8 hours and 49 minutes

I've read this entire series on ebook and I am totally in love with Josh and Gabe. It was great to revisit the beginning where it all started. Joel Leslie did a great job narrating this story. I love how he gave Josh that sass that you just can't help but love. He gave all the characters a voice and personality of their own. I think he did a great job delivering the story.

The story itself was just as entertaining. I'll stick to my previous review of the ebook where I just didn't care for the mystery aspect of the story. That still stands as it just didn't work for me but I enjoyed the build up between Josh and Gabe.

Aimee Nicole Walker choose a great narrator to portray her characters and I enjoyed the audiobook version more than the ebook because Joel Leslie just did a fantastic job and it was entertaining listening to it all play out.

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  • Embrace the Fire

  • Through Hell and Back, Book 3
  • By: Felice Stevens
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he's finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he'd never had before. Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian "Tash" Weber has no interest in relationships or love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite from this author, but good

  • By Morgan A Skye on 02-15-18

A heartwrenching and heartwarming journey!!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

Overall: 4.5 Stars
Narrator: 4.5 Stars
Story: 4.5 Stars
Listening Length: 9 hours 42 mins


Another great audiobook and Kale Williams is definitely one that I will not hesitate to listen to as a narrator. He does such a great job. I love the smoothness of his voice. He delivers the story with so much ease. He conveys the characters emotions and his voice is so seductive when it comes to the sexy times. ;)

My heart always feels so content after reading a book from this author. The journey she creates for her characters are always so heartwrenching and heartwarming. Brandon and Tash's journey is exactly that. Felice Stevens delivers such great story lines and amazing characters. I absolutely love this series and this story.

Brandon had me from the very beginning and I couldn't wait to see his HEA. His story is incredibly heartbreaking. The things he had to go through just tore me up inside. I love the chemistry between Brandon and Tash. Although Tash had his own issues and struggled to move forward from his loss, he was so sweet and caring. There were times yes, where I was rolling my eyes because of course men are stubborn, right? But, I was still so captivated by these men.

I love the whole family dynamic and the emotional reunions in this story. The ending was a delightful treat getting glimpses of each individual couple and it definitely gave me all the warm and fuzzy feels. Felice Stevens wraps up this series with a great bow full of love and happiness.

  • Keeper

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

They were best friends until they became roommates. Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own. As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention. Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University. Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker's youth.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 08-17-18

A great blend of humor, sexy and emotional

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

4.5 Stars

Narrator: 5 Stars
Story: 4.5 Stars
Listening Length: 9 hours 39 mins.

I have to say that I'm really starting to dig audio books and with these two narrators I was absolutely digging this one!! I think that Will Watt and Charlotte Cole nailed this book. They did such a phenomenal job portraying these characters and conveying the emotions and the characters personalities. Not to mention, I loved loved loved the accents!!! GAH! I just wanted to keep listening to it because they did such a great job together. Their voices and the delivery of the story just flowed so perfect together. Great job on the narrating. Excellent pick!!!

The story itself was amazing. I hadn't read any of the other books in the series and that was okay because this was great as a standalone. I didn't feel like I was lost or missing pieces of the story. I do however now need to go back and learn of the other brothers because this story has me intrigued about them. Amy Daws is a new-to-me author and I so wanted to get my hands on this book. I'm so glad I did because I was thoroughly entertained throughout the story.

My emotions were on constant loop as I wanted to hate Booker and love him at the same time. He was just so infuriating and stubborn. Well this is true for Poppy as well because they were both so intent on burying and/or fighting what they were feeling and it was so damn infuriating!! I just wanted to smush them together because they were so perfect.

The author did such a great job on the story line and characters. Such a great blend of humor, sexy and emotional. I love the secondary characters as well and I know for sure I will be going back to pick up the other Harris brothers stories so I can get my fix on them. Very enjoyable and I will mostly be picking up the e-book as well but if you're a fan of audiobooks this is hands down a must!!!!

  • One Call Away

  • By: Felice Stevens
  • Narrated by: Seth Clayton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

When a brutal attack from a jealous competitor leaves Noah Strauss, darling of the modeling world, physically scarred and emotionally damaged, he quits the runway to become a psychologist. Using his contacts from his time in the spotlight, he creates One Call Away, a radio show dedicated to gay men looking for love, advice or someone to talk to. But with secrets of his own and a mother who refuses to understand the career path he's chosen, the one person Noah can't seem to help is himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happily Ever

  • By Karentwilson on 09-07-17

Heartbreaking and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Overall: 4.5 Stars
Narrator: 4.5
Story: 4.5
Length: 10 hrs 54 min

I adore the stories from this author as each one just gets better and better. Felice Stevens always delivers such powerful emotion and a couple with undeniable passion that scorches up the pages. Noah and Oren’s journey is heartbreaking and beautiful. The struggles these two had to deal with emotionally and physically tore at my heart.

It’s a touching story that at times had me clutching at my chest. This story will give you all the feels. The friendship and bond that Noah and Oren form was so beautiful as it progressed. Noah being so patient with Oren as he struggles with finding his true self and overcoming his fears. Their friendship and support for each other in itself creates a great story. Combine the chemistry, passion and scorching sex makes for an amazing read.

The Narrator Seth Clayton does a good job. I loved how soft, gentle and calm his voice was. I loved that he was able to capture some of the emotion and portray them perfectly. His warm smooth voice delivered the passion and vulnerability in these characters. It was easy to get lost in the story with his gentle tone.

Definitely a story that I would recommend and I would love to come back and revisit.

  • Learning to Love

  • By: Felice Stevens
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

After 10 years away from home, bad boy caterer Gideon Marks has a lot to prove. Getting the holiday catering job at his childhood synagogue is the first step in demonstrating to everyone he didn't turn out to be the failure they predicted. What he doesn't count on is Rabbi Jonah Fine, his high school nemesis and secret crush, stirring up old feelings Gideon thought long gone and secrets he's buried deep for years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it, even as part of the Romance Package

  • By Evie22 on 01-29-18

Heartwarming and sexy

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

4.5 Stars!
Narrator: 4 Stars
Story: 4.5 Stars
Length: 5 hours, 51 min.


So since Felice Stevens popped my audio book cherry I though it fitting to dive right into another one. Though this was a different narrator I still enjoyed it just as much. Derrick McClain has a deep yet smooth voice and that in and of itself had me enjoying just listening to it but he also did a great job at delivering and differentiating the characters. You were able to hear the way he captured the emotion and vulnerability in the characters.

The story itself was heartwarming and sexy. Felice Stevens is without a doubt becoming one of my favorite MM authors because her stories as are always so emotional, beautiful, sexy and touching in some way. I absolutely love her characters and Gideon and Jonah are now added to that list. Gideon no matter his struggles was determined to make something of himself but still has those deep rooted insecurities. Then there's Jonah, who has his own things going on, but is so focused and dedicated to proving to Gideon that he is worthy. Gideon and Jonah were absolutely wonderful and so damn sexy together. That Jonah....whew! he's a little persistent bossy thing that will get you a little hot and bothered, if you know what I mean!! :)

Overall, totally enjoyed it and recommend it. I most likely will pick up the ebook version and read it to grasp more on the emotional side of the story. I so want to give this 5 stars but maybe because I'm still an audio book "virgin" it's hard for me to tap into all the emotions from the story as there were certainly moments in this story where I should have felt more but couldn't really tap into it. But, Felice Stevens as always gives you an amazing story and I certainly won't shy away from this narrator in the future.

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