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  • Carry the Ocean

  • The Roosevelt, Book 1
  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it's time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The young man with a double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey - and he has autism. When Jeremey's untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him to The Roosevelt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heidi Cullinan + Iggy Toma = Excellence !!!

  • By HZ on 05-31-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this book; when I was done listening, it left me longing for more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Home the Hard Way

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Dare Buckley has come home - or at least, he's come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that'll hire him. There's one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father's suicide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly close to excellent

  • By Ben on 11-09-16

Twisted

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I am still wrapping my the story. The narrator really got into it, maybe even a little too much. And if you don't like BDSM, you might not like this story.

  • Aced

  • By: Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Ace Locke is Hollywood's hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn't interested in those - he's more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day. Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there's something in the model's expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lust quickly becomes something more tangible.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 04-22-17

BS

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

The story doesn't end with this volume. You'll have to get volume two and ... who knows ... it just ended at the most exciting part...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Save a Life

  • By: Andria Large
  • Narrated by: Paul Bright
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

After tragically losing his wife, Ezra is still going through the motions, but not really living. All he has now is his son, Spencer, and his career as a dentist. The life he thought he was going to have has been torn apart. The things he had once enjoyed no longer feel the same without the person he had shared everything with. That is, until Ferris Jenkins crashes into his life. Not only does the lifeguard save his son from literally drowning in the ocean, but he also slowly starts to bring Ezra back to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book, loved it..Narration.....nope!

  • By Booky on 09-29-18

Read it, instead.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

THE NARRATOR.

What did you like best about this story?

Decent idea for a story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator doesn't know how to narrate a book. Worst I've ever heard.

Could you see How to Save a Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

One can tell it's written by a female.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be a Normal Person

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to frown like a normal person ;-)

  • By pj on 02-06-17

It passed the time

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

The only thing that really bugged me, was how, at the beginning of many many words and many many paragraphs and many many sentences, the narrator overemphasized, or over breathed or something. ... Started to get irritating. I can't even explain it. The book was clever, though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Touch & Geaux

  • Cut & Run Series, Book 7
  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI special agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past. New Orleans wears its history on its streets, and it's the one place Ty's face could get him killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SERIOUSLY?

  • By Larry on 04-15-16

SERIOUSLY?

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I Have followed these characters faithfully; have enjoyed The series until now. It was just too ridiculous. Zane would have never ... my gosh I can't even… The author maybe thought there needed to be some conflict. The conflict she created was, in my opinion, utter nonsense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When It's Right

  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

When Shane Greenly left his home in Casper Mountain, Wy, he was leaving more than just the closet. He needed a fresh start to pursue his dream of running a dog training ranch without having to deny who he really is. Meeting Alex was one of the best things that could have happened to Shane. They were at the beginning of a wonderful relationship when the unthinkable happened and Shane had to leave. The consequences of his past mistakes could not be hidden any longer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Jaime_Alpha Book Club on 10-18-15

At 1.50 speed it was tolerable.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

I guess I'm being a little bit harsh, it was inexpensive... Maybe I will get the next book in the series ...

  • Dance with Destiny

  • By: Sloan Johnson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Rain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Tony DeLuca has to get to New York, nor'easter be damned. His older sister is getting married, and it won't matter to her if the entire East Coast is shut down if it means she's short a groomsman. She's the only reason he's willing to make the trip home to face a father who's never forgiven him for wasting a perfectly good degree to become a firefighter. And that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to everything about Tony that his father will never accept.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD STORY EXTREMELY POOR NARRATION

  • By PrincessK on 04-12-15

Narrator is horrible

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

I don't understand how supposed professionals make so many mistakes.

epitome was pronounced incorrectly

The wrong emphasis was continually placed on the wrong syllable or word:

"bro code or SOME shit"

"it's refreshing really"

chaste was pronounced chast

wanton was pronounced wonton

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kage

  • By: Maris Black
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

My name is Jamie Atwood, and I'm an addict. I never thought I'd say such a thing. Never had a problem being overly attached to anything in my life. I came from a perfectly middle-class family, made good grades, and had a hot cheerleader girlfriend...but the truth is, nothing ever really moved me. So how did a guy like me become an addict? I met Michael Kage. Kage is an MMA fighter. A famous one. I like to think I helped him get that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Warned

  • By Sweet Pea on 06-20-16

Seriously Maris Black?

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

Reviewed: 01-30-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story is split up so you buy the other books. Obviously. sadly the end of part one was so bad I will not be buying the other two.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

horrible, horrible, horrible! maris black has done her readers a disservice.

What about J. F. Harding’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a decent job but mispronounced a couple of words; it is odd to me that no one edited them.

Was Kage worth the listening time?

yes, except for the end.

Any additional comments?

I don't think maris black knows, really, about gay men nor about anal sex.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Godsend

  • By: Sloan Johnson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Rain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

You can't choose who you fall in love with. Despite assuming from a young age that he was gay, Scott Murphy couldn't imagine life without Shelly. He threw away the label he'd stuck on his sexuality and had 11 amazing years with her, but now, he feels even more lost trying to figure out how to move on after Shelly's death. After nearly a year of watching Scott fade away, Shelly's father forces him to start living again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story destroyed by laughable narration

  • By Ben on 08-16-15

meh

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

I had never heard "thermos", "invalid", "chaise", and "plethora" pronounced the way that this narrator pronounced them, but he did a nice job, otherwise.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful