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  • Beautiful Boy

  • By: Grace R. Duncan
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Malcolm Tate hung up his flogger when his submissive sought out another Dom and landed in the hands of a serial killer. Convinced his lack of dominance sent his sub away, Mal has spent two years blaming himself for what happened. But when his best friend finally convinces him to go back to the local dungeon, Mal's grateful. Especially when he wins beautiful, submissive, firmly closeted Kyle Bingham in a charity slave auction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful is the only word for it.

  • By Maghan Melton on 05-25-16

Long one but good

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Narrator had two very distinct voices for the two very different characters. I really like that in an audio book.
Really good story by Ms Duncan. BDSM scenes well written and realistic. Really enjoyed this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood & Thunder

  • (THIRDS Book 2)
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order's propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there's a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And it keeps getting better...

  • By Donald on 03-18-15

Another great one

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Loved this one. Book is written so well and Mark W does a fantastic job with all voices and sounds.

  • Food for Thought

  • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Philip Alces
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Emmett Gant was planning to tell his father something really important one Sunday morning - but his father passed away first. Now, nearly three years later, Emmett can't seem to clear up who he should be with - the girl with the apple cheeks and the awesome family, or his snarky neighbor, Keegan, who never sees his family but who makes Emmett really happy just by coming over to chat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another win for the Queen of Angst!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 01-17-17

Amy Lane always wins

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

Love this novella from Amy lane. Emmett and Keegan are adorable together. And the cooking piece of it made sense for these two.

  • Love at First Sight

  • Home Collection, Book 4
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • love love LOVED this!

  • By Debbie Attenborough on 05-08-16

Another CC winner with Alexander Collins' voice

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Any additional comments?

Once again, the Home Series by Cardeno C has found a way to capture my heart with another story about how life goes awry, but there is that one person who helps make it all better. Jonathan was such a sweet man who honestly wanted nothing more than to be loved. He didn't have grand expectations of ruling the world. He wanted to be loved completely by the navy blue eyed man, from the moment he saw him. Surviving the intervening years was a challenge for him, one that is only slightly discussed in the book, until he meets back up with David in Emile City, holding back his secrets.

Meanwhile, David was living his life with short relationships where the most random things would cause a breakup, because he hadn't found what he was looking for. When they finally found each other, they clicked. They just worked together, even having different lives and goals, they worked as a couple. Their focus was on each other, and of course Samuel, and quickly finding a life together.

Alexander Collins, as always, does a great job of narrating. Because so many of the books in this series I have only read through Alexander Collins' narration, his voice is now synonymous to the Home Collection for me. I'm not sure I would read them again, because I have enjoyed his narration so much.

  • Strong Enough

  • Family Collection
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It’s official: I adore Ezekiel Robison!

  • By Belen on 03-23-16

Loving Ezekiel Robison's narration in this series

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book quite a bit when I read it the first time a year ago. Spencer, a sweet man who has been hurt by love more than once, shy and insecure. Meanwhile Emilio, young, but confident, and willing to go after the man he wanted as soon as he saw him. Emilio is one of my favorite characters that CC has written. Despite his age, Emilio knows his mind, knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to go after it. He's all the things that Spencer needs in his life.

As much as I enjoyed the book when I read it, I loved it even more when I listened to Ezekiel Robison's audio version of the book. His narration has gotten better and better as he has done this series, and my enjoyment of his narration of this book was off the charts. He was great, including accents and voice changes that worked well for both main characters.

The story of these two men was sweet, and sexy, and really touched your heart as you learned all that Spencer had been through, and that Emilio only cared about taking care of Spencer, and helping him to heal and love. These two, such opposites, attracted in the best way possible. They filled holes that the other didn't quite realize they had.

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  • The One Who Saves Me

  • Home, Book 6
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences, learning and experimenting, and they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship, one that surpasses any relationship in their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Home series book 6

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-20-16

CC always has great dynamics

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Any additional comments?

This was my first read of The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C. I've been slowly making my way through her entire Home Story collection, and enjoying learning the lives of all the men in Emile City. I'll admit to being slightly confused in the prologue, because it was foreshadowing for much much later in the book.

I loved the relationship of Drew and Caleb. These men began as teenage friends, and continued their friendship through their entire lives, sharing their sexual experiences with each other, both as young men, and later, between boyfriends, and time spent in different cities.

There was a lot of sex in this book. A lot! And it made sense for these men, who settled into a routine with each other when they were unattached in some way. But there was also a lot of friendship. You knew that no matter what, these men would be there for each other through thick and thin. When their parents disappointed them, when they kept trying and failing at relationships, they were always there for each other. Until they realized that they wanted to be with each other more than anyone else. Then their magic could begin.

In some ways this was my favorite book so far of the Home collection. The friendship that really had no bounds for these men just did it for me. And in other ways, it was my least favorite, for a reason that I likely have never used before. There was too much sex. Okay, I really never say that. EVER! But it seemed that every chapter there was sex, and although this author can write some fantastic and super hot sex scenes, there were times where I just didn't want any sex, I just wanted the connection between them.

In the end, though, I really appreciated how connected these men were, in all ways, and was happy to see them finally realize that being together was where they would fit the best.

The narration of Alexander Collins never ceases to make me happy. He has such range, and talent for creating voices for the characters that I haven't heard in his other Emile City characters. The differences between these two men could be noticed immediately, merely by his tone of voice. Great job once again, Alexander!

  • More than Everything

  • Family Collection
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible. As a teenager, Charlie "Chase" Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he's living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES!!! Another Cardeno C. 5 Star Book!

  • By HZ on 04-02-16

Great job by author and narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Any additional comments?

I hadn't read this story, prior to listening to the audio book, merely because I rarely read menage. My brain doesn't always wrap around three people being able to find happiness together. Not that I think it can't happen, but just that often things like jealousy and growing pains are often glossed over. However, I need not have feared with CC writing this one.

This wasn't a "normal" menage story. Three people connecting at the same time, etc, etc. No this was about two very distinct men, falling in love with the same person, then finding a way to push that man away, and finding each other later in life, before they were able to re-connect with their first love once again.

This seemed to me to be a very good channeling of what a relationship like this would look like. Adan and Scott didn't seem to fit together, despite being partners for a good period of time before they reconnected with Charlie/Chase and tried to bring him into their partnership. Charlie was their center, they just didn't know it until they found him again. It felt realistic to me that something was missing in their relationship, and until they brought Charlie (and his family) into the fold.

I appreciated that CC did not make this an instant reconnection. It took time, months for Adan and Scott to convince Charlie that this was what they wanted and needed. It wasn't an insta-re-love, if you will. Charlie had been hurt badly by these two men. For him to fall back in love with not one but both men would take time and patience on their part, which they were willing to give.

The narration by Ezekiel Robison has gotten better as he has moved through the Family series. His first book in this series was a challenge for me to listen to, the narration just didn't work for me. However, he has become a stronger, more varied narrator as he's continued through this series and I really enjoyed the range he portrayed in More Than Everything.

  • Something in the Way He Needs

  • Family Collection
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

Police captain Asher Penaz's staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and Spartan apartment. He enjoys being in charge and in control, so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • #TeamDaniel!

  • By Belen on 01-21-16

Alpha Male...YUM!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

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

Yes. I love Cardeno C's books anyway, but this really was a good audiobook. Well read by the performer, and an engaging story, over a period of time. It was not insta love. Definitely insta-lust.

What about Ezekiel Robison’s performance did you like?

I loved his portrayal's in this book. Great inflections in the varying characters. I enjoyed that it wasn't the same voice throughout.

Who was the most memorable character of Something in the Way He Needs and why?

Without question, Asher. He is such an alpha male, you cannot help but remember his personality. He knows what he wants, and nothing stops him from getting it.
But Daniel was memorable as well. He showed such a grace, after being such a wanderer his entire life. I loved it.

  • Where He Ends & I Begin

  • Home Collection, Book 3
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn't as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn't how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart; it's how he'll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and OH-SO-HOT!!

  • By Belen on 01-07-16

Very Sexy!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

What made the experience of listening to Where He Ends & I Begin the most enjoyable?

I love Alexander Collins doing this series. He is one of my top three narrators. He always has distinct voices, and his pronunciation is great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where He Ends & I Begin?

The baby, and that is all I will say. :)

Which character – as performed by Alexander Collins – was your favorite?

Jake, his voice really embodied that performance.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I want your sex! :)

Any additional comments?

I love CC's books, and have enjoyed everything I have read from this series. This one had WAY more sex scenes than I believe I've read in any of the others in this series. These men were HOT for each other. And I do enjoy a lot of sex scenes. This one may have been a little more than I was expecting, but still a good story.
I loved the creativity of having each scene be told from both of the men's POV's. What a great idea, and I just loved it!

  • The Half of Us

  • Family Collection
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it's a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in love with this audio!!

  • By Belen on 12-05-15

Liked the story

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

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

Not really

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed the story...slow burn to love.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice just did nothing to appeal to me for this book. He was all over the place. Mispronounced words, odd spaces

Who was the most memorable character of The Half of Us and why?

I liked Abe. He was just such an open person. Really accepting of everything that came his way.