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  • His Roommate's Pleasure

  • By: Lana McGregor
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay - and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Pleasure

  • By Libros Lover on 07-08-13

I'm throwing in the towel on the audio.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

There's no other way to put this- the narration was cringe-worthy. I tried, I really did- considering it's only 3.5 hours long. But 1 hour in I finally threw in the towel. The story I think is entertaining for what it is, but I just couldn't get past the voices. Shannon Gunn does an excellent job when he narrates as an adult male, but trying to do college voice...yeah, no. It was pretty awful, I'm sorry to say.
I'm going to grab the ebook instead.

  • The Long Way Home

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the 'gift that keeps on taking'. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Mystery and Romance

  • By Belen on 11-20-16

The ending was everything!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

There was a little confusion between this book and me, in the beginning. There were a few times I wasn't sure exactly what was going on, but after a couple chapters things settled in and I really began to enjoy the story. It was an entertaining mix of mystery and romance, that turned a little darker than I expected. Even with figuring out who the killer was as soon as he was introduced, tthere was enough intrigue to keep me hooked, wanting to figure out how things were going to come to a head. And just as they were I had to turn it off and head into work! The last few chapters more than made up for the slow start, that is for sure.

This was a definite case of insta-love between our two heroes. Connor and Kevin's relationship went from 0 to 60 in about 2 seconds flat. But honestly, I was okay with it. I thought they were well matched, opposites who just worked. I think they balanced each other out really well. And I just loved the end of the book! I wondered how that aspect was going to come out, and it was perfect!

I'm a big fan of J.F. Harding and this was another great job by him. I do get a kick out of his "dad" characters, they all tend to kind of sound the same. That's not a bad thing though, it's actually kind of comforting if that makes sense!

  • Unwrapping Hank

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Sloane loves a good mystery. He grew up as the son of two psychiatrists, so he finds most people tediously easy to figure out. He finds his way to Pennsylvania State University, longing for a rural experience, and ends up being lured into joining a frat by Micah Springfield, the hippest guy on campus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gift That Keeps On Giving

  • By Libros Lover on 12-05-15

Sweetly endearing!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This was a very sweet and engaging little holiday story!
Sloan and Hank were both endearing characters- Sloan's quite adorable and Hank's an intriguing mystery! I really got a kick our of their relationship and how it progressed through the story- it felt very natural and realistic.
There were a few scenes that really tugged at my heart, in the midst of all the college antics and Christmas fun.
I may have to listen to this again as Christmas gets closer!

I enjoyed Tristan's narration- he gave each character their own distinctive voice.

  • Sweet Sinful Nights

  • Volume 1
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 775

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It's his greatest regret, especially since she's all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he's determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won't make the same mistake twice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Nichols Brother Wins My Heart

  • By coffeegoddesstk on 11-21-15

My husband!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I love this book so much, so it's surprising that this is the first time I've listened to the audiobook. Especially considering Brent Nichols is my book husband. No, he's not just a bbf, he's the first to deserve the title of BH.
When you love a book so much and go back to it years later there's always the worry that it won't live up to expectations, but I'm so happy that was not the case with this book. Listening to it just solidified my love for it, and for my husband Brent.

This was my first Josh Goodman narrated book and luckily, thankfully, he did my man justice!

  • Do You Feel It Too?

  • By: Nicola Rendell
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Rock Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business - investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts. Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract - this isn’t just a molten-hot fling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really did feel it

  • By Karen Dee on 11-28-18

Sweet, fun, sexy story!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I read an early copy of Do You Feel It Too? and really enjoyed it, so imagine my surprise and happiness on release day to see that the audio was available on KU! I downloaded it and jumped right into a "reread". This was such a fun, romantic story, without a lot of drama or angst. It's a definite case of insta-lust/insta-love with Gabe and Lily, which can sometimes be a little over the top, but just worked for this story. I mean, I fell just as fast for Gabe as Lily did, so who am I to judge!

Rock Engle is the perfect Gabe! I really like his voice and the way he narrates a story- he really gets into the character he's portraying. CJ Bloom did a terrific job as Lily, too.

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  • A Gentleman's Position

  • Society of Gentlemen, Book 3
  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Among his eccentric though strictly principled group of friends, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everyone depends for advice, moral rectitude, and discreet assistance. Yet when Richard has a problem, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unparalleled genius - and the object of Richard's deepest desires. If there is one rule a gentleman must follow, it is never to dally with servants. But when David is close enough to touch, the rules of class collide with the basest sort of animal instinct: overpowering lust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superlative Conclusion

  • By Hank C. on 05-03-16

Terrific series, sad to see it end.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This has been such an interesting, entertaining, thought-provoking series. I've really enjoyed each book, and how everything flowed so smoothly between the 3 stories. Each has been unique, with the mystery tying it all together.

I was a little leery of Richard, it took awhile to warm up to him just because of his stand-offish attitude which I guess came with his station in life. That was not the case with David, though- I was a fan of his throughout the series.
I enjoyed the dynamic between Richard and David, even while I hated that it was wrong for them to be together! It was just so interesting seeing how life was during this time period.
I loved that David was so much more than *just* a valet, but because of his start in life he couldn't aspire to be more than that really, at least in the eyes of the public.
Richard was such a stickler for protocol, but when you grow up in that world you don't have much choice. I am glad that he finally opened himself up to David and let love in.

This was such a wonderful series, I'm sad to see it come to an end. I loved the audiobooks but I'll definitely be picking up the ebooks so I can revisit this group again.

Matthew Lloyd Davis was an outstanding narrator! The way he was able to keep each character's voice constant from book to book was incredible! And how he was able to give each character such distinct voices was truly impressive. I will definitely be looking into more books that he's narrated.

***Borrowed through the Audible Romance Package.

  • Red Dirt Heart 4

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

Moving from a Texas ranch to an Australian Outback station was a life-changing decision for Travis Craig. Though it wasn’t really a decision at all. Something in his bones told him to go, though he had no clue as to why. Until he met Sutton Station’s owner, Charlie. Loving Charlie shouldn’t have been easy. The man was stubborn and riddled with crippling self-doubt. No, it shouldn’t have been easy at all. Yet somehow, falling in love with Charlie was the easiest thing in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love This Series! 🎧❤️

  • By Belen on 04-02-18

Oh Charlie, vol 4.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I have loved revisiting Oh Charlie and Travis through these brillliant audiobooks narrated by Joel Leslie. I especially adored seeing Charlie through Travis's eyes in this book, oh my heart! To see how much Travis really loved him was all sorts of overwhelming. Although I hate saying good-bye, this book was the perfect way to bring to an end Charlie and Travis's love story.

I'll never get enough of this series.

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

Terrific narration brough the story to life.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I really enjoyed reading this book, but I actually think the audio is better- you get to hear Simon in all his teen-age glory.
I loved being inside his head.
Listening to this made me hate Martin even more, if that's even possible.
Michael Crouch did an excellent job bringing Simon to life!

  • Red Dirt Heart 3

  • Red Dirt Heart Series
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 160

Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie's side, Charlie's convinced he couldn't do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him. He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma's failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 09-24-17

Oh Charlie! Pt. 3

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I honestly couldn't love Charlie and Travis more if I tried. I adore these books so much and reliving them through Joel Leslie's narration is EVERYTHING!
So many feels in this book, from everything Charlie's dealing with and going through. I love that Travis is his rock, and Ma & George, and the rest of the station hands were too, when he needed them.
Charlie has really taken the whole opening up and talking to heart, although it's still takes him a bit to work up to it! He's a work in progress and I just love that about him.
Travis is just so wonderful. He loves Charlie so much, and really believes in him.
They are the sweetest.

  • Red Dirt Heart 2

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 203

Up until Travis arrived on his doorstep, Charlie had lived a very solitary life. He had surrounded himself with isolation; a couple million acres of red dirt, scorching sun, and loneliness. Six months on, winter has settled over the desert, and Charlie has the life he never dreamed possible. But living and working together, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for six months straight starts to take its toll....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely love Travis & Charlie!

  • By Christina Wade on 02-04-17

Oh Charlie! Pt. 2

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I will never, ever get enough of this series. Charlie and Travis own my heart. I want them to be real.
This morning I'm driving to work and get to that scene in The Alice at that office about that thing (no spoilers here! 😊)...listening to Joel's narration, especially when Charlie was talking, had the tears running down my face! Thank goodness it was still dark and no one could see! Hearing it out loud compared to just reading it, gah, my heart!
These books are just perfect.