LISTENER

Georgiana

  • 35
  • reviews
  • 8
  • helpful votes
  • 57
  • ratings
  • Road of No Return

  • Hounds of Valhalla MC, Sex & Mayhem, Book 1
  • By: K.A. Merikan
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

On the day of Stitch’s divorce, lust personified enters the biker bar he’s celebrating at. Tattooed all over, pierced, confident, and hot as hellfire, Zak is the bone Stitch has waited for life to throw him. All Stitch wants is a sniff, a taste, a lick. What follows instead is gluttony of the most carnal sort, and nothing will ever be the same. Forced to hide his new love affair from the whole world, Stitch juggles family, club life, and crime, but it’s only a matter of time until it becomes too hard. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just amazingly hot and beautifully narrated ~

  • By Anna Rita on 02-10-19

Dark and Sexy MC

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Stitch is a closeted biker for the Hounds of Valhalla. Zak is a sexy tattoo artist new to town. The two have a hot and secreted relationship, only to be discovered by everyone Stitch wished to hide it from.

I didn't always care for Stitch, but as selfish as he was, I could tell he cared for Zak and he really did try to make things work. That aside I loved the MC part of the story. All the gritty, dark, and intense moments when things went wrong were detailed beautifully. The intimate parts were hot, sexy, and erotic.

I thought Wyatt Baker did a great job and will be listening to more audios by him. I liked how he changed the voices for each character. It helped to bring them to life.

  • The Golden One - Blooming

  • By: Hans M Hirschi
  • Narrated by: Vance Bastian
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Earth is threatened by humankind. A long time ago, in an effort to help protect her creation, Mother Nature created the Ohana, a worldwide league of shape-shifters, to restore and maintain the natural balance. During troublesome times, she deployed her ultimate defense, a delicate yet powerful golden butterfly, to change the odds in nature’s favor. The world of Jason Mendez, a 17-year-old living in a small town in the American Midwest, is turned upside down when he realizes the dream he had the night before was in fact reality and that he was flying through a nearby meadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating and entertaining start

  • By Georgiana on 02-04-19

A fascinating and entertaining start

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

What do you do when you find out you’re the chosen one, the one to save earth? What about when you realize your Ohana, who you should trust, can’t be trusted anymore? Jason’s world is turned upside down over night. To his surprise he goes from a boy that people don’t really notice and no friends, to someone who is now being talked about, has friends who would die for him, and has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

This first part has a lot of story building and it’s a wonderful start to a new series. Hans M. Hirschi does a great job in captivating a believable and interesting YA fantasy.

Vance Bastian really helps to bring the characters to life and portrays the seriousness of what’s happening. He changes his tones for the characters making it easy to follow along. It also helped with bringing the emotions out, especially at the very end.

I really enjoyed this story and I’m anxiously waiting for the next one to see how Jason, the Golden One, and his true Ohana will help save Earth.

  • The Dragon Mistress

  • The Eburosi Chronicles 8, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Steffan
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

They’re the last five dragons in existence. To survive, they must form soul-bonds with five humans who are pure of heart and resolute of spirit. Too bad they’re stuck with us instead: the angry drunk; the shameless man-whore; the coward who ran away and got his comrades killed; the ice-cold assassin for hire; and me, the girl with abandonment issues as deep and wide as the Southern Sea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • likes it

  • By Tnack87 on 01-11-19

Loved story and narration

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I really enjoyed following Frella on her journey and meeting her new comrades she encounters. Frella is constantly getting into trouble but not by choice, mostly because she is a little naive to what is really going on around her. Luckily for her, during one of her little troubled moments she is rescued by some wonderful people. These people happen to help her out in more ways than one. Most importantly they are around when she realizes dragons are real, but that’s just the start of what’s to come. Not only are they real but they choose humans to soul-bond with.

I love when a story can keep me on the edge of my seat and yearning for more. The author is great at details and all the characters have such depth and emotion. It was easy to get sucked into this story as the action and emotions were non-stop.

Gwendolyn Druyor does an amazing job. All the voice changes were fantastic and made it easy to keep up. I can’t wait to hear more from her and I’m excited to find a new narrator who also has me wanting more.

  • Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3

  • Upending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery
  • By: Kora Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Volumes one, two, and three of the Upending Tad series. In Loser Takes All, Tad's weekend starts out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now, he's forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways by spending an hour with his victors' favorite flogger, Scott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot as hell

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-06-18

Holy hotness of erotic intimacy

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I loved Scott and Tad.

Getting to listen to the inner turmoil Tad went through over what was happening with Scott was interesting. At times I wondered why he just didn’t give in, but then it wouldn’t make for a wonderful and sexy story.

Scott’s got patience and yet he pushed Tad further and further all while reading Tads body knowing what Tad really wanted.

I loved it all.

I really want more and am excited there is more! I can’t wait to dive into the next few books.

Kora Knight wonderfully describes the details and intimacy between all men and the story flowed oh, so nicely.

Michael Pauley does an amazing job with speaking clearly, tempo and pace. But the off the charts sexiness of his voice during intimate moments was phenomenal.

  • Dead to Me

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 5
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

Psychic Tennyson Grimm was kicked out of his house and disowned by his religious parents when he came out to them as gay and psychic. The last thing Tennyson’s father said before the teenager boarded a Greyhound bus to Boston was that his son was dead to him. Flash forward 13 years later: Tennyson couldn’t have been more surprised when he woke to find the newly dead spirit of his father sitting on the end of his bed. David Grimm had one request of his estranged son: Go to Kansas and reunite with his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By save our wildlife on 01-23-19

Getting to know Tennyson

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

“You never would have found your Ronan if you hadn’t gotten on the bus.” Shelly to Tennyson

This time Ronan and Ten weren’t focused on a typical cold case like in the past. Tennyson’s still living mother, the passing of his father and their wedding was what this story revolved around. Oh, and getting to know more about Greely! I absolutely adored the kid.

Yes, there was a cold case they helped with while trying to help Ten’s mother, but it was quickly solved.

I loved learning all the back story of Tennyson and the hurt he went through at the words of his family. I’m also grateful he was able to look at the outcome of their harsh actions in a positive way.

“You saw that man, you saw the way he looks at me. If I could go back and change anything I wouldn’t.” Tennyson to Shelly

This story had all the feels and I found myself tearing up, even for Kaye. I was excited about the wedding and the ending was beautiful.

  • The Gentleman and the Lamplighter: A Short Story

  • By: Summer Devon
  • Narrated by: Mark James
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Destroyed by the death of his former schoolmate yet unable to show it publicly, Giles Fullerton has taken to walking the streets of London in the middle of the night, the only time he can safely mourn the only person he's ever loved - until one chance meeting with a lamplighter changes everything.... Widower John Banks knows a thing or two about grief, and immediately recognizes a kindred spirit when he finally meets the gentleman he's admired from afar. And in fact, the two men discover shared passions and the possibility of a forever love - if they can overcome social taboos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartwarming

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-21-19

A sweet story narrated wonderfully.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Poor Giles is having a hard time getting over the loss of his longtime schoolmate and first lover. Its been a year and only when meeting John the imaginative and full of life lamplighter does Giles realize he wants to move on.

I really loved the inner thoughts of both Giles and John. Getting to follow Giles on his journey in excepting the difference between what he had in the past and what wonderful things he could have in the future with John was a nice treat and I’m grateful for Giles openness to new possibilities.

I was pleasantly surprised with Mark James. His voice is smooth and easy to understand. The slight change in tones is a nice touch. This is my first audio by Mark and hopefully not my last.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Protecting My Commitment

  • Sulfur Springs, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Rylan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Dalton Andrews has seen it all. After spending a little over 10 years with the Denver PD, he’d had enough and joined Wildlife Services, not expecting it to be such an isolating career. When his job takes him on assignment to Crooked Bend, he jumps at the chance to work with actual people again when the town’s sheriff needs to hire a few more deputies. While at his new boss’ wedding reception, he unexpectedly meets blue-eyed architect Colin McKenzie that makes his brain go fuzzy. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration, very good story

  • By Kendra T on 01-12-19

“I’m not ready to say goodbye”

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

4.5 Stars
Dalton and Collin’s story was written and narrated well. I absolutely love Michael Pauley’s voice and how he changes it for each character. The dramatic and emotional parts were at times gut wrenching, they were done so beautifully.

Though Dalton and Collin had their ups and downs at the beginning, I was glad the two were able to make up. There’s a twist thrown in that throws the relationship into overdrive and I found it a little rushed.

I still loved the story and found both men to be charming. I enjoyed how involved Collin’s family was and I’d love to know more about Daniel.

  • Twice Bitten

  • By: Preston Walker
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

When Alistair Hall lost his mate, he lost everything. To cope with the heartache, he’s thrown himself into supporting his pack. Finding strength in his work helps him forget, until he comes face-to-face with a complicated omega who could change his mind about everything. Matthew Norris sells fantasies - a jaded omega peddling shallow dreams at Hearts Connected. He doesn’t believe in love, but if it makes money, he can pretend. When a chance encounter puts him in the path of an irresistible alpha, Matthew begins to question his outlook on life...and on love.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winner!

  • By kp on 02-17-19

Overall, I enjoyed this story. Great Narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Randi Johnson did a great job. The emotional scenes were narrated beautifully, and I really felt for the characters. The story had a good pace and I was able to follow along nicely.

A large part of the conflict in the story was due to a rumor and Matthew pushing Alistair to tell him the truth. I found at this point I didn’t care for Matthew much. Yes, he redeems himself, but his pushiness and that fact he believed a rumor so easily from the town gossip was ridicules. There were a few other incidents that happen that I felt were rushed, but they were at the beginning of the story so thankfully they played out well through the rest of the story.

  • The Bride's Brother

  • By: J.P. Oliver
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Is it wrong to be attracted to the groom in a wedding? Or, I thought he was the groom! No, this guy is open and single and...into me? Is he into me? He'd be the first for quite some time. I have to admit, seeing all these weddings come and go can be a bit much when you go home all by yourself. But is it ethical to date a client's brother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and sexy read

  • By Drifter on 02-16-19

The Bride's Brother

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Julia (bridezilla), Hunter (closeted gay brother to Julia), and Toby (out of closet wedding planner) make for an interesting story filled with light angst and lots of drama.

I found this story to be cute enough, but a little unrealistic and losing my attention at times. Both men had some flaws and were lacking some in the personality department. Julia was a little annoying and a complete bridezilla. I was really looking forward to this story and it was just ok.

The saving grace… Randi Johnson. I was impressed and thought he did a great job. I found myself several times thinking he sounded similar to Casey Kasem, which is a great thing to me as I adored the man’s voice.

I was given this free audiobook review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Alien Prince Charming: A Sci-Fi Alien Fairy Tale Romance

  • Trilyn Alien Fairy Tales, Book 1
  • By: Zara Zenia
  • Narrated by: Chase Ripley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Prince Gardax, the eldest of the seven princes, has endured years of searching for the human female who can bear his children. Two years of parties, genetic compatibility scanners, and failed attempts at finding the one woman who was meant for him. In despair that he will never find his mate among the glittering party guests, Prince Gardax begins the search in earnest and finds his mate in the most unlikely of places - the palace kitchens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-fi Fairytale Romance

  • By bluepits73 on 12-23-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

The story started off well enough, but half way through it felt like it dragged on. I wasn’t a big fan of Amy from the beginning and still wasn’t up to the end. The only good quality I found was her relationship with her sister. There was also way too much internal monologue that I had a hard time paying attention at times.

I liked the idea of a device that could determine the correct genetics and the failure of Gardox's device right before he finds his match.

If it wasn’t for the narrator I probably wouldn’t have finished. I enjoy the changing of tones for characters. Though the two main characters did sound very similar making it hard at times to know who was speaking.

I was given this free review audiobook copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review without bias or persuasion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful