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  • Shattered Glass

  • By: Dani Alexander
  • Narrated by: Joseph Northton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

Austin Glass seems to have it all: a loving fiancée, a future with the FBI, and a healthy-sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled - until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 04-09-14

Loved everything about it

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

The story is engaging. The characters are well developed and fascinating and there is a sense of anticipation throughout the story. Dani Alexander is a good author and this is a pretty solid work. The plot is farfetched in some instances but honestly if Dani had made one of the characters fly at some point I would have bought into it because of the way he tells the story and develops the plot. I loved all the characters; fell in love with Peter and laughed out loud at most of Austin comments and jokes. This is one of the few audio books I go back to and listen to again and again. Although there is some dark stuff in the story, it's a joy to listen to. It's witty, hilarious, poignant at times, and just plain fun. Joseph Northton did a pretty good job at the narration too. I'd definitely listen to other performances by him.

  • Lay It Down

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel García Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn't such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn't one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written story - Narration - not so much

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 09-24-16

bad narrator, ok story

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I tend to stay away from anything Alexander Collins narrates because his voice is just too jarring for me. His voice is like nails on a chalkboard. It's a shame because he does perform a few of Mary Calmes' works and I like a bit of surgery fluff some times (OK, most of the time). Like much of her other writings, Lay it Down is over the top, instant love, with a lot of unrealistic scenes that make me grin like a loon (I mean that in a good way). The story has its flaws but it's cute overall and the narration just takes away from that. I'd recommend reading it instead of listening to it, unless you like Collins' performances in which case please go ahead and buy this audio book.

  • Rebound Remedy

  • By: Christine d'Abo
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend's ex declares undying love, proposes - and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole's mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor's, for a pint and some company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes bouncing back is just what you need.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 12-21-16

sweet story with a solid narrative performance

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

This is a sweet story and Nick J. Russo does a great job at bringing it to life.
The relationship between Owen and Cole develops very naturally and I like how the two connect on more than just a physical level, even in a short time. The story shows them getting to know each other and spending time together. The sex scenes are hot but that's not all there is to it. Overall, the story is pretty realistic. Clearly, this is the beginning of meaningful relationship. It's mostly a smooth sailing romance. I love that Owen, as a bi character, is not portrayed as a player (Being promiscuous or unable to commit has nothing to do with your sexuality. Its a character trait. I'm not judging; just saying one does not equal the other) or someone who struggles with or denies his desire for men (no angst, no struggle with self acceptance, no push and pull). I've read and listened to too many stories with inconstant, disloyal, confused bi characters and I'm glad that this is not one of them.

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  • Impregnated by the Wolf

  • By: Sy Walker
  • Narrated by: David Ross
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Drew's marriage had ended in shambles. Stuart, his husband of five years, had not only denied him his dream of children, but had added insult to injury by cheating on him. Finding some peace in hiking the mountain ranges that surround his Kentucky home, he encounters his fate in the form of a hunter named Zebe. Throwing caution to the wind, he finds himself in the arms of this hunky alpha male for a hot night of unparalleled passion, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when he encounters the members of Zebe's biker gang and ends up their hostage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quick, fluffy smut

  • By Amanda on 06-24-16

Should have known from the title

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

The narrator was good but the story...not so much. It was stupid and I was cringing a few minutes in. This guy (Drew, I think) knew going into his marriage that his husband didn't want kids but he kept nagging his husband about it (seriously!). The husband didn't want kids cause 2 effeminate gay men can't raise well adjusted kids (what the f****?). Maybe this reasoning was supposed to show the husband had issues? After the husband cheats and they divorce (I'm guessing), Drew meets a guy in the woods and goes home with him. After that the whole thing goes to crap, like seriously out of this world crap! Nothing makes sense and there isn't even an attempt to explain anything. I listen to paranormal shifter/ romance all the time and they can and should make sense and be logical, just like any other story! There was nothing that could redeem the story for me but I don't know, maybe you will like it. Listen at your peril. The narrator, David Ross, was good but there is only so much you can do with a not-so-great story (I'm trying to be nice and not say terrible). But in all fairness, I should have known from the title.