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  • Drama Muscle

  • A Nicky and Noah Mystery
  • By: Joe Cosentino
  • Narrated by: Chip Hurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah's parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky's suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comedy, mystery, and romance all in one!

  • By Cat on 05-08-17

Repetitive everything

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

An editor was sorely lacking. Also it better than the character PJ from the first book but the way the student talk is so frustrating. There is plenty of slang and jargon amount college students but most are well spoken, not using filler words to the point of being unintelligible and definitely able to shut it off when it’s serious time. But the worst is that so very many of the metaphors were televangelist centered, I enjoy the general theme of religious humor as metaphors but the word televangelist stands out too much to use that often.
Poor handling of what was clearly sexual harassment of the female student too. Was I supposed to be seriously disappointed with the main character? Because I was, she was saying no, it was clear.

  • Hexslayer

  • Hexworld, Book 3
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Horse shifter Nick has one rule: never trust a witch. Nick has devoted his life to making his saloon a safe haven for the feral familiars of New York. So when a brutal killer slaughters a feral under his protection, Nick has no choice but to try and catch the murderer. Even if that means bonding with a handsome Irish witch. Officer Jamie MacDougal came back from the war in Cuba missing part of a leg and most of his heart. After his former lover becomes one of the killer's victims, Jamie will do anything to solve the case. Nick comes to Jamie with a proposal: after making a temporary bond, they will work together to stop the murders. Once the killer is caught, they walk away and never see one another again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another captivating installment in Hexworld

  • By Paisley on 11-05-17

Good story, if a bit recycled

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

The plot is like a combination of the first two books but it was very interesting. My main gripe is the consistent use of the phrase “parti-colored eyes” I mean I got WAY out of control.

  • The Firebird and Other Stories

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they've lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I've enjoyed every book until this one

  • By Christocracy on 10-31-17

I've enjoyed every book until this one

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Like half of the stories I enjoyed regardless of the feeling that I was missing info or the times didn't match up but two were just terrible. Especially the fairy radio host where the focus on s clearly on the troubles of being gay in the 50s. It's just comes across as ignorant about how truly horrible things would be if you were discovered being gay. Apparently the fairy is too dumb to grasp that you WOULD be arrested if you flaunted your sexuality. The human character would have been lucky to live past the week after that final scene.

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  • Listening to the Dead

  • By: George Seaton
  • Narrated by: Jim Pelletier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Retired Denver Police homicide detective Jack Dolan discovers the bodies of two brutally beaten young men while riding on the trails near his mountain home. To solve these murders, he calls upon his former lover, Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Michael Day, the reclusive Native American woman who sold him his horse, and his unusual power of speaking with the dead - a talent he learned as a rookie detective from a cop nicknamed Old Grim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not much resolution

  • By Christocracy on 09-08-17

Not much resolution

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I'm conflicted, I found the plot very interesting and the characters are too. It's weird knowing basically from the get go who the murderer is, and the switching between 3rd and 1st person narrative is bothersome. But it's really the lack of resolution at the end that makes me not care for the story. It was so bad It encompassed my annoyance at the Native American stereotyping lol. Probably not a reread for me.

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  • Black Dog Blues

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone's rescue when something shadowy appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration paired with terrific adventure

  • By JP-NH on 05-22-15

Not an M/M fyi

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

The plot is there but also very subdued. I'm having a hard time finishing it honestly. Hard to like the mc. I do like the lore and world she created but not what she usually puts out. Wouldn't consider it a romance really, and the mc is clearly much more interested in women so his "romance" seems kinda forced and random. Can't really imagine why Ryder is trying lol.

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  • Dirty Laundry

  • Cole Mcginnis Mysteries
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole's closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems-most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner! More tears!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-14

I'm hooked

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

They just get better so far! I'm aware that the main premise is that all the people are misplacing blame in a very absurd way lol. But I'm into it.

  • Dirty Kiss, Book 1

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman's son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man's handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost better than the book!!! And I love the book

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-21-14

Ooooh very interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Good mystery, intriguing characters, hot steamy action. My only hang up is that I've never heard any man call his penis his "sex". It's weird.

  • There's Something about Ari

  • A Bluewater Bay Story
  • By: L.B. Gregg
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Buck Ellis's future seems pretty damn bright. With a full college scholarship in hand, he's going to ditch Bluewater Bay and pave the way for his kid brother Charlie to do the same. The only fly in Buck's ointment is his 10-year addiction to his best friend since second grade, his true love, and his Achilles heel: Ari Valentine, Mr. Least Likely to Succeed. But then Buck's mother dies, changing everything, and five years later, his future is still on hold. It's a struggle to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another stellar perfomance by Nick J Russo

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-16-16

Not too bad, kinda short but endearing

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

It wasn't bad, not especially free at either but a nice cute read. Short but I didn't see much more story possible.

  • Starstruck

  • A Bluewater Bay Novel, Book 1
  • By: L. A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Hollywood is full of dirty secrets, but Carter refuses to be Levi's. Retired action star Levi Pritchard has made a quiet life for himself in the sleepy logging town of Bluewater Bay, Washington. But then Hollywood comes to film the wildly popular television series Wolf's Landing, and Bluewater Bay isn't so sleepy anymore. His retirement doesn't stick, either, because he's offered a part on the show - exactly the kind of complex role he'd always wanted, one that would prove him more than a glorified stuntman. The only catch? He has to stay in the closet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Nick's narration, so-so story

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-16-16

Saved by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Kinda boring, and the interchange of being gay vs bi was annoying but at least it was brought up once or twice that there is a difference.

  • The Playmaker

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Professional football player Hunter Davis is learning that saying he's gay is very different from actively being in a relationship with another man - especially in the eyes of his teammates and fans. So when Hunter needs a personal assistant to keep him organized, he asks for a woman in order to prevent tongues from wagging.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monty is a riot!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 03-08-17

Super cute and sweet

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

it's a rarity to find a m/m novel with a character who isn't hyper masc and I so appreciate it, plus they were both very lovable. Not high on angst, but there's some sadness for sure. All around enjoyable.

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