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Dee Slate

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  • Found in Beaumont

  • Lone Star Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Two broken omegas and one hard-edged alpha…three men who are stronger than they think...especially when they trust each other enough to be vulnerable. A pair of omegas who are everything to each other...not only are they best friends, they’re also lovers. In all the years that they’ve been on the streets fighting to survive, they’ve had one end goal: to one day find an alpha strong enough to love both of them equally. Since his return to civilian life, Beaumont has yet to reconnect with society. Instead, he spends his nights running from nightmares and memories of war. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Found in Beaumont

  • By Stacy Thompson on 09-27-18

Really good!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Enjoyed the story, loved the narration. John Solo did a fantastic job with all the voices, and I do mean all. I had no trouble knowing who was speaking at any time. I really ikes his voice for Houston and Austin.😍
Sweet, low angst with a bit of a kink - good listen!

  • Lover

  • Survivor, Book 2
  • By: T.M. Smith
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Life has not always been kind to Shannon Dupree. On the outside, he's carefree and fun loving, but when it comes to his past, he's evasive and secretive. Running away from emotionally bereft parents at just 15, Shannon escapes life with them but steps into the waiting arms of the devil. Rory Landers is a rising star at the Bureau. His personal life, however, is nothing to write home about. He hopes to take his limited relationship with Frank Moore to the next level when they finally solve the Langford murder case, but that doesn't turn out as planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lover

  • By Stacy Thompson on 09-23-18

Really enjoyed this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This is the sequel to Survivor, so it helps to have read/listened it beforehand. I really liked the story and the way the 3 MCs came together. Throw in the suspense and mystery from the abuser (suspense) and the mystery (the circumstances around Taylor's dad), and you have an engaging story - one that held my attention the end.
Nick J Russo does another solid job with the narration. I enjoyed listening to him voice Rand, Rory and Shannon - they had a lot going on - he captured their emotions perfectly. As always, he brings the story to life 😍

  • Hudson's Luck

  • A Forever Wilde Novel
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 316

Don't ever accidentally fall for the straight guy. Especially when he's trying to pry your family's business right out from under you. I should know. Because when Hudson Wilde walks into my family's pub and begins babbling so adorably, I can't help but fall just a little bit in love. But I'm looking for Forever Man, and the sexy American is certainly not him. He's so confused about what he wants, even choosing something from the dinner menu throws him into a fuddle. But those eyes...how can I resist? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this family

  • By Annika on 07-18-18

Loved the story, adored the narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This is one of the few times that both story and narration are pretty much perfect for me. Definitely my favourite Wilde book, so far! Michael Pauley outdid himself on this lovely story.
Highly recommend 😄

  • Joshua's Rainbow

  • Rainbow Key, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 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

Rainbow Key - an idyllic island retreat off the west coast of Florida. Think wedding destination, white sandy beaches, lurve…except at the moment Joshua is struggling to pay the electricity bill, they’ve no paying customers, and even if they did they can’t afford the repairs from the devastating hurricane that struck three years ago – and to top it off they have to take in Daniel, a grumpy businessman who has been ordered by his doctor to take some time off before he has a heart attack from too much stress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, good narration

  • By Dee Slate on 09-06-18

Beautiful story, good narration

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This is lovely story about overcoming family betrayal, creating a family and finding love/acceptance. Joshua has had an unhappy past, but due to one act of kindness shown to him, he is trying to help others who have had troubled pasts. Daniel, a hotel magnate, is forced to go on holidays for his health. He finds himself at the hotel Joshua is trying to run. Both men are somewhat damaged - Daniel less so - but together, they begin a tentative friendship fueled by a mutual attraction. Both men had their insecurities which, of course, lead to misunderstandings, but they were not protracted. I really enjoyed the story.
The narration was solid; Colin Darcy differentiated between the characters and he kept me engaged throughout. It's definitely a good way to enjoy the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Freedom for His Omega

  • The Outcast Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Crista Crown, Harper B. Cole
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

On the trail of an arsonist, alpha wolf Asher Lambert stumbles across a wounded omega guarded by a scarred grizzly shifter who says they were waiting for him. Asher takes them both home, figuring the least he can do is help Jesse get on his feet, literally and figuratively. Can Asher break away from the known and risk starting a new pack with his mate, his ragtag group of friends, and the silent bear who just won't leave?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such an amazing variety of voices

  • By save our wildlife on 08-29-18

Really good! Thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I am now getting into alpha/omega stories, because so far, they've been very good and this is story is no exception.
Jessie is sweetheart, but with a bit of sass in him; while Asher is more the strong, stoic type. They make a really good couple.
This is the start to a series that I see myself continuing, more so if there will be audiobooks narrated by Kenneth Obi.
The narration was very good. I've listened to Mr. Obi before and thought he was OK. In this book I thought he was really, really good. He had different voices for each of the characters, complete with a Tennessee twang(?) (I'm a Brit ex-pat, so not sure how authentic, but sounded great to me).
Definitely recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fake Out

  • Fake Boyfriend Series, Book 1
  • By: Eden Finley
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Maddox - The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I'm a liar. When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend-the boyfriend who doesn't exist because I'm straight. At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I'm bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a WONDERFUL, FEEL GOOD, LOVE 💕 STORY!

  • By Deborah Boyd on 08-09-18

Excellent dual narration

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I loved the story, but to hear these 2 talented narrators being it to life? Excellent!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood from a Stoner

  • By: L. A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Greg Dawson’s not sure which he regrets more - becoming a vampire or becoming a software engineer. Then relief comes from an unexpected source - Zane Webber, the hot programmer Greg’s been fantasizing about for two years. Zane lets him feed, but kind of forgets to mention he’s got some weed in his system. The next thing Greg knows, he’s high as a kite...and he likes it. He wants more. That chemistry draws them back to each other again and again. Except how much of that high is secondhand weed, and how much is the electric and undeniable chemistry between him and Zane? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny & Sexy

  • By Jessica on 05-25-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I loved every minute of listening to Nick J Russo 😊 The story is short, but definitely well developed. There's so much depth, humour. *High*ly recommend!

  • Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

  • Classic Readings from the BBC Archive
  • By: Richmal Crompton
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

A stunning collection of Just William stories, narrated by Martin Jarvis. These BBC radio readings of the adventures of William have come to be some of the most loved adaptations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Dee Slate on 08-06-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Listening to Martin Jarvis narrate made me remember how much I loved William Brown and his exploits! I t was a joy to listen to.

  • The Bureau

  • Volume 1
  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

This collection contains the first three Bureau novellas: Corruption, Clay White, and Creature

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good!

  • By Jessica on 07-18-18

Well crafted trio of stories, excellent narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This is a collection of stories that introduce the Bureau of Tran Species Affairs. The stories are a little dark, somewhat film noir-ish, but interesting. I read and enjoyed Creature, (my favourite of the 3), as a standalone, so when I saw that Joel Leslie was narrating the trio of stories, I was more than happy to experience the collection. The stories connect, but are definitely self-contained standalones.
What can I say about *'a Joel Leslie performance' that hasn't been said before? He brings life, character and a wealth of acting experience to the stories he narrates; so much so, that one becomes personally invested in the characters. In this case, he made me want to take Tenrael (Corruption) home to care for. And John (Creature), you could almost 'see' how he bloomed under Harry's care - I could feel the affection and emotion he felt for Harry and life (such as it was) in general.
Joel Leslie, simply put, is a pleasure to listen to.
*Mr Leslie should trademark that phrase, btw :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dance with the Devil

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In a world of demons, goblins, witches, sirens, werewolves, vampires, and so much more, it can be difficult to determine who is guilty of what and why. Chris White is a detective who fearlessly investigates this supernatural world, himself a unique product of it. He will take any case brought to him, but has a particular affinity for helping those who inhabit the poor districts of his city. From strange rituals and runaway vampires, to fighting sorcerers and confronting a demon lord, this paranormal detective will face any challenge-even a dance with the devil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cosy read.

  • By Joycinta on 12-13-16

Really good!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This is a story told as a collection of cases. The cases are not told in chronological order, but that is part of the charm. We get to meet Chris before and he gets together with Sable (sp?). It was a refreshing way to get to know the characters. I loved it!
Paul Morey did a good job with the differentiating between the characters. My only gripe is that he had somewhat of a monotone, so some of the dialogue sounded almost flat - to me. I did love how Sable sounded though.
Definitely recommend listening to this!