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  • Jackdaw

  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge. Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together - from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***4.5 Soaring Stars***Breathtaking Narration!!

  • By Imagine Reviews on 08-07-18

***4.5 Soaring Stars***Breathtaking Narration!!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

<strong>****4.5 Soaring Stars****</strong>

What an incredible addition to the Charm of Magpies,World! Jonah, the air/wind-walker we met in the previous book was a character that I loved to hate and hated to love when I first met him.

Ben was a man full of bitter bile and hurtful resentment towards Jonah. When he two meet up again, it’s explosive! The feels are sooo powerful, but neither man can communicate. Ben can’t trust Jonah; Jonah feels he deserves Ben’s pain.

Slowly, their story comes out. Slowly, trust builds, but I was never really sure of Jonah. Never sure that he would run again. I wasn’t sure that Ben would stick with Jonah, and neither was Jonah.

These boys ran me ragged as they ran across England escaping the reach of the justiciars and the police for Jonah’s past crimes and for Ben’s aide in his escape.

Well, the boys find their ground, so to speak, in a Cornish fishing village. Jonah agrees to play it straight—no more stealing. Watching these two re-acknowledge their love is a thing of glory!

But all is not safe yet for our lovers, no. Cameos by Stephen and Crane livened up the book, but for once, I was rooting for the other side—sorry Stephen! There is a heated debate between Stephen and Ben about crime and punishment that was very engaging and made very good points.

So, our lovers get a hard fought HFN/HEA, and as a reader, it was well worth it. Both of these characters had huge arcs and I loved how much growth they each experienced. Their change rang true and not forced—character growth rather than a major plot lay at the heart of this book.

If you’re and audiobook listener, you’ll love this one with its delightful and crazy Cornish accents! Cornell Collins is masterful with British accents. His narration definitely added much to this story!

Highly recommended!

  • Tell Me It's Real

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read on a plane!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-14

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I kept laughing out loud listening to this book! This is my second time with this book, but my first listen. Michael Lesley is one of my favorite narrators....but he was less than stellar here.

Fantastic story and characters! And a definite must read if you go on to the amazing The Queen and the Homo Jock King.

  • Draakenwood

  • Whyborne & Griffin, Book 9
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Widdershins has been unusually quiet for months. But now a mysterious creature from the Outside is on the loose, assassinating members of the town's old families by draining their blood. Whyborne and Griffin set out to solve the mystery -- but as the evidence piles up, the police begin to suspect Whyborne himself is the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure entertainment!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-07-17

Fantastic Climax!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Superb! It took me awhile to get into this one, but once I did, it quickly became my favorite one in the series! OK, Hoarfrost might tie with it!

  • Once Upon a Haunted Moor

  • The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 700

Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. His first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he's gutted - he's a level-headed copper who doesn't believe in such things, and he can't help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl. But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries. At first Lee's insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon's heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start, terrific narration

  • By Annika on 01-26-18

A haunting mystery!!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I loved this novella set in the Cornish Moors!! As always, the setting was a character in full force in Harper Fox’s mystery.

This one involved a missing girl. Gideon, the police constable in the small village of Dark, has been doing all he can to find her.

A psychic offers his services, but while Gideon scoffs at his help, he uses him. Together, they solve the mystery.

I love the set up for this couple and can’t wait to see them in action in all the other books. They are sweet and sexy together.

The audiobook rocked!

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  • Can't Hide From Me

  • By: Cordelia Kingsbridge
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location — until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their "simple rescue mission" is about to get a lot more complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So exiting!

  • By Jessica on 08-19-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

<strong>Oh no.......</strong>

I really wanted to like this book. I tried, I hung in there till the very end, listening to Nick J. Russo narrate the hell out of this book. Unfortunately, even his fine performance couldn’t make up for what was lacking in the book.

What was missing? Mostly, I didn’t understand the characters. I didn’t know why the MCs behaved how they did with each other. This was cleared up at the very end, but it was just lame for almost the entirety of the book. They either screwed the hell out of each other or fought. That’s it. This made it hard for me to care about the, since they didn’t seem to care about each other until the big “reveal” near the end. Like I said, lame.

Also lacking was proper police work. I mean they think that a cartel kingpin might be alive and entered the US...wouldn’t you check the freaking photos they take at customs when you enter the country. Duh.

The plot was kind of confusing but I still nailed the perp early on. So along with uninspired police work and character play, I was waiting for everyone to figure it out.

I’m a fan of this author...I loved, LOVED her last two books and have the next two pre$ordered. That’s why I’m so disappointed in this one. It is way below what I expect from her. But then, this is an earlier work and she has obviously kicked butt with the Seven of Spades series. I’ll just consider this a warm up book.

I had other issues with the cultural representation of Latinos, but I just don’t want to get into it here...other reviewers have and did a great job at pointing out stereotypes and ethnocentric generalizations in the book.

Nick J. Russo was great here. He had great differentiation between the characters, got most of the Spanish right, and had a sexy as hell voice for Angel. He saved the book for me, although by listening to it, I did draw out the pain more than I would have simply reading it.

  • Blind Space

  • By: Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Captain Tristan Kelley enjoys the luxuries of Regency service, as well as the pleasure of his prince's bed. It's an easy life, if not a happy one. When the prince decides to take a trip through the perilous Blind Space, Tristan must go with him, but somebody in the prince's guard is a traitor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story

  • By Queue on 12-11-15

Space Pirates! And Yummy (John) Solo!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Love, Love, Love this Book!!!

This book! This AUDIO! Gahhhh! I want to be in the middle of a Tristan and Valero sandwich. Blindfolded. I’m OK with my hands being tied and having my stockings ripped to get to the good parts. Of course, Tristan will be wearing his own lacy, silky underthings which Valero will uncontrollably rip away at.

Oh, I’m writing a review. Guess I got a little off track there in my space pirate/space captive fantasy. Sadly, I’m not in the book. Just Valero, the pirate, and Tristan, his blind and bound captive. The stocking thing? Ya, that happens. The panty thing, too. Damn, if only JCP’s mnems were a real thing, I would be so down with inserting this fantasy into my mental playground!!

Aside from making me lustfully wish I were aboard this pirate ship, this book kept me going vía characters and, wait for it....plot. Yes, one action led to another, eventually culminating in a climax (heh heh) and flowing into a nice warm pool of resolution. Yay, Marie Sexton!

My favorite part of this book was seeing Valero slowly wear Tristan down. Told from Tristan’s POV, I saw him struggle to restrain himself from giving himself over to Valero. When he finally does, it’s not just because he’s horny (although he is) it’s because of plot. It makes it so worth it and that much more real. Well, as real as being wined and dined by a pirate on a spaceship can be.

Audiobook fans: BUY THIS! Valero’s voice is dreamy and playful—and that’s all we know about him because Tristan is blind at present.

OK, I’m off to meditate about the vastness of space and pirate sandwiches!

  • The Adorned

  • By: John Tristan
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

My name is Etan, and I am Adorned. A living piece of art, I exist to please the divine rulers of Kered. With nowhere to turn after my father died, I tried my luck in the capital city. Little did I know how quickly I would be robbed, beaten and forced to sell myself into servitude. But I was lucky enough to gain the attention of Roberd Tallisk, an irascible but intriguing tattoo artist who offered to mark me with enchanted ink for the enjoyment of the nobles. I was given a chance to better my station in life, and I could not refuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody Brilliant...until the last few chapters

  • By Boys like Boys on 10-26-13

Delicious, slow, burn!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

***4.5 Stars***
Well, if that wasn’t one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride narrated by the one and only Shannon Gunn!

I went into this without even reading the blurb. All I knew was that Shannon Gunn was the narrator and that my friend, Michaelle, loved this book.

Talk about slow, slow, slow, slow burn. So slow you’re not quite sure there is anything smoldering. Yes, this took a long time to set up, but like any long con, the bigger and more solid the play, the bigger the pay out. That also means that sometimes you have to lose a little, or a lot.

In this book, after a huge emotional investment, the losses, small and big tore me apart. You may be wondering what the hell I’m talking about. Long cons, pay outs. WTF, Eugenia, what about the book?

OK, so this is a fantasy book. The world building here is phenomenal. This is a world in which the very wealthy have a lot of power. The wealthy in this case happen to be the Blood, and they live for a long time. They have fangs. The word vampire is never used, so I’m not going to either.

The Blood love beauty and in this world, such beauty is seen on the Adorned. These are beautiful individuals, fully tattooed by Masters, and displayed at feasts and parties. Each Master has a Blood patron and infuses the ink with minute bits of their special blood. This blood makes the tattoos come alive. Pretty damned cool, huh? Writhing snakes, crashing waves, etc.

This is a story of one boy who is chosen to be Adorned by a Master. The boy falls in love. Spoiler! So does the Master. Bad things happen. People get hurt. People die. It’s a fucking rollercoaster of feelings because, really, it feels like ANYONE could die. And characters do. They also get HURT.

So remember that slow burn you invested so much time blowing to life while listening to Shannon Gunn’s sexy voice? This is where it blows up in your face and you want to run and hide and protect yourself, but you don’t. Because you’re safe in the land of romance and know that something good has to come at the end of all the hell you just went through.

Thank god for romance land, ‘cause darling, Shannon Gunn talks you down from the cliff, and holds your hand as he talks to you all the way to HEA.

  • Femme

  • By: Marshall Thornton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Queeny cocktail waiter Lionel wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player, and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Heels, Better Romance...

  • By HB on 07-02-17

Joel Leslie is a Voice God! Ridiculously Fun!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this humorous read by Marshall Thornton. Having only been acquainted with his Boystown series, this light and insightful tale surprised me.

The trope of femme and jock is not new, but his handling of it is different. While funny, Thornton wrote depth into his characters that made them question their own stereotypes and prejudices in the gay world. Typically we see the conflict of how two different men can make a relationship work. Here, Thornton has the characters questioning their own being and true selves versus what they project to the world. Is Lionel femme because that's who he is, or is he femme because that's what's expected of a gay man like him. Dog also questions what it means to be gay and be a man, and what that should look like to his family, team and outside world.

The book was great, the red heels were awesome. The sex wasn't front and center here which made for a great flow in the story.

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunned and surprised.

  • By Zion on 08-05-10

A Classic in the MM genre!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I’ve read his book more times than I can count and this is the first time I’ve listened to it. I admit that I was wary at first since I had Ty and Zane’s voice ingrained in my head from my own making.

Yet, Sawyer Allende, did them justice and pleased me with his rendition of one of my favorite couples in MM Romance.

Well done!

  • Men of Smithfield: Max and Finn

  • By: L. B. Gregg, Shannon Gunn
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

When I walked out of his office after the hottest sex of my life, I thought I'd left Max Douglas behind me forever - along with my favorite argyle socks and my self-respect. The last thing I need is the too-serious, too-sexy former Marine living across the hall from me while he acts as a bodyguard for one of my students. Especially since he fired me from my job tutoring his brother...after we hooked up. I shouldn't want him. I should despise him after the way he treated me. But he's exactly my type: older, experienced, in control...and it's obvious the lust is still mutual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, from start to finish...

  • By Donald on 02-14-15

Shannon Gunn nailed this narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

I LOVED the audiobook narration by Shannon Gunn in this one—superb! The book I liked, but it didn’t wow me. And to be honest, things got a little crazy there at the end on the boarding school grounds.

It took me awhile to warm up to both MCs, Max specifically. He’s an ex Marine now running a security firm. Finn, the other MC calls him robocop. And that’s what’s he seems to be for most of the book.

Finn is a theatre and creative writing teacher at a prestigious prep school in Connecticut. Max thinks him lax.

I didn’t feel chemistry between them except for when they screw, or rather Finn presented himself to Max for the taking—it was quite the scene over a desk!

A decent strong even if it went a bit wonky toward the end.

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