LISTENER

Aissa2

North Carolina
  • 24
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 82
  • ratings
  • Sapphic in the Shadows, Episode 1: The First Case

  • A 1920's New York Mystery
  • By: Leanna Headley, Alex B Porter
  • Narrated by: Leia Greenbush
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

As the new secretary to a private investigation firm, Ella Quick expects to spend her days making coffee and filing paperwork, so it’s a pleasant surprise when her boss, Josie Desroches, takes her on assignments that not only open her eyes to the world but also teach her a thing or two about herself.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Taming of the Slew

  • By Aissa2 on 11-06-18

A Taming of the Slew

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This was not really totally bad for the first story. It does need some attention and maybe some tweaking in the future if this genre is going to be pursued by the author. It was rather mild and the narrator was far too amateurish in her narration to bring much excitement, which would have perhaps spiced this one up and made it remotely engaging. It is set in the 20s and therefore makes it dated, but it could be so improved by a more experienced narrator. It was the first, it was short. It offered a teaser of the next installment and yet it was rather lackluster in this particular story, which was in no way titillating and a narrator who nearly put me to sleep. The narrator lacked inflections, variations of intonation and seemed as bored to narrate as she made the listener. Glad I did not spend a lot on this first attempt, the only thing enjoyed was perhaps the title, the graphic design and it was not painfully long. For this to be a mystery, including a lesbian element, set in the roaring 20s, this was far too tame!

  • Full Figured

  • The Full Figured Plus Size Divas Series, Book 1
  • By: La Jill Hunt, Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Carl Weber - presenter, Mishi LaChappelle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Audiobooks divas to give listeners what they've been asking for: passionate, empowering stories about the lives and loves of big, beautiful women. Newly divorced 40-year-old Desa Rae finds herself alone now that her son has gone away to college. She's taken to her bed, watching life pass her by - until Roc, a 24-year-old with a jaw-dropping body comes along. Avery Belmont is a diva in her own right. Smart, sassy, and successful, she has always had it going on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Books!!!!!

  • By LaFrancis on 09-08-18

A Full-figure Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

The best thing I can say is I enjoyed the narrator. Her voice was soothing and sensual even though what she was saying was unrealistic, made little sense, unbelievable trifling and those are just the kind words that can be said about this trite mess of slop even a pig would reject. The only reason I finished listening is that I sadly paid for it before reading the reviews! This was not at all a work of fiction anyone, especially a full-figured Diva would even consider remotely entertaining, enlightening, romantic, intellectually adequate. The female protagonist was stupid sounding, and I imagine stupid reading if this book is remotely in print. Why does she have to only enjoy his body and what they do together? No chemistry, no reason for her to be with him and she nagged the entire book! Really? A forty-year-old woman would never, never be anywhere remotely like this unless she is only interested in a man's dickability and nothing else and at 40, it is not even refreshing to be an ole fool. Why does her obsession have to be illiterate and illegal in his profession? Typical and that does not say much for the imagination of the author at all! Hope this author reevaluates believing her niche is a middle-aged full-figured woman's theme. This work left me starved for something real and wanting to listen to something which was better than this and that leaves the choices wide open!

  • Lesbian Seductions - 4 Hot Stories

  • Hosting Holly 1, Waking Felicia, Hosting Holly 2, Vampire Lake
  • By: Paris Rivera
  • Narrated by: Piper Fairweather
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In "Hosting Holly 1", 34-year-old Joyce plays host to the 20-year-old daughter of her best friend, a pretty and flirtatious woman who is trying to make her way in Hollywood. Can Joyce resist the temptations that Holly puts in her path? Well, this is erotica, so you may be able to guess! But what exactly is the role of Joyce's stylish therapist in the unfolding seduction?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Four hot stories by one great author!

  • By April Adams on 03-23-17

Insomniac Cure`

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I began to listen to this one. Fell asleep. Woke up and it was still boring. Usually, there is one redeeming quality, if only the sound of the narrator's voice. Even the narrator's voice could not help. Contrived. Unbelievable, slow, uninteresting. Maybe for someone else, for me it was beyond lackluster, it had no shine at all, but I did go to sleep listening so it is, in fact, a cure.

  • My Favorite Lesbian Stories from Best American Erotica

  • By: Susie Bright (editor/author/narrator), Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, and others
  • Narrated by: Pamela D'Pella, Theo McKell, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Some of the smartest erotic stories in the world just happen to be written by lesbians, women who changed the face of erotic lit. Susie Bright presents a collection of lesbian sex lives that speak fearlessly, through every taboo, without any apologies. Writers like Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, and Peggy Munson name names, get as close to any woman as they dare, and relish every deep stroke of their erotic pens….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers Exactly What Was Promised!

  • By Nanci on 01-17-13

Not My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

What I enjoyed were the female narrators. What I did not enjoy were the stories. If in fact, these are the favorites then that's a wrap because, for the most part, they were boring. Several had nothing to do with lesbian erotica at all. Many of them did not include erotica at all but something akin to romance or perversion or perhaps it would be called unnecessary brutality disguised as some erotica. Does not actually deliver and the build-up at the beginning by the editor and the closing explanations do absolutely nothing for the listener, but further, let the listener know this was not far from any kind of favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Girls, Wild Nights

  • True Lesbian Sex Stories
  • By: Sacchi Green (editor)
  • Narrated by: Alexandra R. Josephs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

There are the fabled urban myths of lesbians who fill up a U-Haul on the second date and lead sweetly romantic lives of cocoa and comfy slippers. Safe and sound. A lot of cozy and not much crazy. These are NOT those stories- these are wild women with dirty minds, untamed tongues, and even the occasional cuff or clamp. A lotta crazy and no cozy slippers to be seen. These Wild Girls tell stories of their own Wild Nights (and days,) memories too hot to keep undercover.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Wild as Anticipated, The Nights Not Bad Though

  • By Aissa2 on 05-15-18

Not Wild as Anticipated, The Nights Not Bad Though

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This was not so bad to listen to yet, I am hard-pressed to say I remember any vividly. Maybe the returning student to college. Yet, it was predictable. There were no surprises and the level of eroticism was palpable but I would say the level of it was not steamy, or higher, simply o.k. A bit above romantic in nature, but nothing else. There seems to be a formula. The formula though sometimes works and in many instances falls flat. Ingenuity must be used in order to present erotic stories for women. Yes, some of us enjoy a storyline and not simply a hot, skip right into it. Yet, it must also be something which has some creative thought behind it, not too involved, or convoluted. It must have that WOW factor and make the listener either want to try it or steam listening to it. This overall did none of that for me.

  • Lesbian: 4 Lesbian Short Stories

  • By: Kathleen Hope
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Wolfe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

1. Tempted to Touch - First Time Gay; 2. Licked Clean - Lesbian Menage; 3. Striptease - Lesbian Menage; 4. Spread Open - First Time Gay.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Weak Relief

  • By Aissa2 on 05-12-18

Weak Relief

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

None of these stories are particularly good. None of the four short stories reach out in memory or arousal. The best that can be said about this collection is the narration did not hinder or help any of the stories and before the listener knows it they are all over and the voice ending the listener's misery can be heard and enjoyed.

  • Looking Back

  • Edge of Reason, Book 5
  • By: Victoria Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Tessa wants Beth back but when she goes out to get her she realizes it's too little too late. Beth has found someone else - an ex of her own - and it's hard to know if it is real or if it's just to spite Tess. Raymond has a girlfriend now, too, and suddenly Tessa realizes that she's completely alone. It's the one thing she's feared all her life, and it's happening. Her worst nightmare is coming true.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Close Enough

  • By Aissa2 on 05-08-18

Not Close Enough

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

This selection could only be described as being a reason to jump! The story was not even lukewarm. A "who am I going to choose" with not enough interest or energy to really for the listener to really care the outcome. This will be a very appropriate selection if you are needing to listen to something to cure your insomnia. Fell asleep waiting for its ending. This is one which will bring the listener to the edge alright, do yourself a favor and jump! It will end your misery.

  • Alice in the Wonderland: The Red Queen

  • Alice Has Her First Lesbian Encounter
  • By: Sabrina Brownstone
  • Narrated by: Sabrina Brownstone
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Note: This book contains adult sexual content. This is for 18 and up only. Alice continues her adventure in Wonderland. In this series, Alice meets the Red Queen. She indulges in her first lesbian encounter. This contains hardcore lesbian love. Very detailed and descriptive for your arousing pleasure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No Wonder Alice Was not Interested

  • By Aissa2 on 05-05-18

No Wonder Alice Was not Interested

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

The narrative of this story was awful. She was so stiff and narrated as if she was in some sensational story beyond her expertise. She sounded like a little girl. Although this is supposed to be a parody of Alice In Wonderland yet erotic, this did not reach a climatic conclusion. The best thing about this particular story is it was short, there was no monumental battle necessary, and ended nearly painlessly, quickly; whether happily ever after or not really did not matter much at all.

  • Journey to a Woman

  • By: Ann Bannon
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Dubbed the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp" for her series of landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Following the release of Cleis Press's new editions of Beebo Brinker and Odd Girl Out, Journey to a Woman finds Laura in love amidst the lesbian bohemia of Greenwich Village. This fifth in Cleis Press's series of rereleased lesbian pulp fiction classics features a new introduction by the author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4th in the Beebo Brinker Chronicles.

  • By Kathleen on 08-28-12

Too Long A Journey

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This is such a long drawn out story. I was hard-pressed to understand what this book was about and I got to chapter 10 not knowing who this book would remotely be intended. The trite way the subject matter is introduced is unbelievable and nearly laughable. This was just far too long, containing far less promise and the journey to a woman is worth escaping its misery and abandoning even the futile attempt.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,932
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94,487

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Cyndi on 05-15-18

Clemency Granted!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This was not so funny as thought-provoking. What happened after Mandela became free? How did Apartheid affect a new generation born into it? What does it feel like to be the son of a free-spirited woman? How does a woman teach her son character? Trevor answers these questions and more in this tribute, as he describes it to his mother. The narration of his own book, somewhat a memoir adds to the delight. Trevor Noah may have been in his definition born a crime, and he does explain it in his story, but he has in this book given us a glimpse of a part of history which he softens and brings to life at the same time. Loved listening and learning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful