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  • Master by Choice

  • A Puppy Play Romance (The Accidental Master, Book 2)
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Jackson found his boys by accident, but taking the steps to understand what they need has been a deliberate decision. Only weeks into getting to know his pups, Jackson can already picture a future with Sawyer and Cooper. He just needs to show them that no matter what the obstacle, he’s their master by choice and nothing will change that.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Building a family from love

  • By B. McGrath on 11-11-18

Love this series and this narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This book picks up right where the first book leaves off, so you definitely need to listen/read in order.

I read this when it first came out, and I'm just as in love with Cooper, Sawyer, and Jackson as I was when I read it! Kenneth Obi really brings these guys to life, and this is probably my favorite thing I have listened to of his so far. His joy and bounciness in Cooper's voice, the hesitation and yearning in Sawyer's, and then the love and devotion in Jackson's voice all come across in his narration.

Cooper and Sawyer are a couple, they're young and submissive, and both explore the puppy play kink. Jackson has stumbled into the lifestyle, but boy does he learn quick. They have some great moments in this - I love when they all go meet Jackson's family for the first time. And I loved them all setting into the relationship and all becoming more comfortable together. Things might be a little bit *too* easy, and for some this might be *too* sweet, but it totally works for me.

Highly recommended, especially for people who might be unsure about this kink and want to ease their way into it.

I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Back Where He Belongs

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Back in Scotland after five years working in Australia, Kier Campbell finds himself stranded on a road in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas Eve. He needs to get to the next village urgently or freeze to death in his broken down hire car. Kier hikes down the icy road, and as he walks memories of the life he'd run from - and the love he'd abandoned in Scotland return to haunt him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Second Chance Love

  • By Michelle on 11-20-18

Great quick listen - LOVED the accent!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This was a pleasant surprise! A quick read/listen at under 2 hours, and I really enjoyed this sexy, kinky story. It's my first time hearing something from this narrator and I thought he did a great job with the accents - hello yummy Scottish accent! Yes, please!

Kier is back in his home town in Scotland after being away for 5 years in Australia. It's snowing and he's stranded, when who rescues him? None other than his ex-boyfriend, of course. Douglas lets Kier stay with him through the snowstorm and the two are able to reconnect.

Loved the sexy puppy play in this one, the chemistry between Kier and Douglas was great, well written! I think that getting short stories turned into audiobooks really helps with the story as far as the pace and making it seem like a longer story than it is.

I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Dragon Boss

  • Shifters of Cartwell, Book 1
  • By: Anna Wineheart
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

On the run from dark-web criminals, Lucian Bolt has given up on a permanent safe place - all he needs is a temporary one, so he can earn some quick cash and run again. Better to flee than linger in the truth: Because of his electronic whispering abilities, his family has been murdered. A person like him doesn't deserve happiness. Then Lucian meets Knox, and things change.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dragon Boss

  • By Ayamekins on 11-06-18

Great narrator for this story, loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I read this story when it first came out, and I was just so totally captivated by the world that Anna Wineheart created, where things made out of metal come to life, where dogs fart and burp ice, where magic users and shifters all live together, and where you can burp fire when pregnant with a dragon's baby.

I want to say that this was the first mpreg from Anna Wineheart, but I can't exactly remember. She's really created a very unique world here, and I loved reading about it. And hearing John Solo narrate really brought the story to life. His voices are always spot on, and I thought he did a great job for Lucian and Knox, and Octogod.

HIGHLY recommend this in either audio or book format, if you are a fan of mpreg, dragon shifters, some angst, some self-sacrificing idiotic moments, and some steam and romance, and emotions!

  • The Perfect Match

  • By: Matt Burlingame
  • Narrated by: John Steinkamp
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Leaving his life in New York City behind, 33-year-old Ira Hughes has moved back into his childhood home to help care for his ailing father. His overbearing mother quickly guilts him into looking after her interests in the family curio shop. That means dealing with her business partner, Colton McCabe, the bully who made Ira's teen years a living hell. Ira is now forced to confront painful memories from his past. As he watches his father fight for his life, and his relationship with his mother becomes even more strained, he begins to find unexpected comfort in his time with Colton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet love story about personal growth

  • By Cassi on 11-09-18

Sweet, short story of enemies to lovers/2nd chance

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

OK, first off - did Steve Buscemi narrate this? Because the narrator sounded a LOT like him! ;)

This was a nice, quick listen, just coming in around 3 hours. It's the story of Ira, who moves back home to help take care of his ailing father, only to find that Colton, his high school bully - and worst enemy - has wormed his way into his family's life. Colton is a business partner with Ira's mother and now runs her shop, he's celebrated holidays with Ira's family while Ira was living his life away in NYC, and Ira is most upset by the fact that the person who bullied him in high school and called him homophobic slurs, is now openly gay.

I will say, with my personal background in the wholesale gift industry, it was hard for me to buy into some of the story's details (like - I would LOVE to know what holiday vendor would let you return everything you didn't sell at the end of the season! LOL) but I get that the focus of the story was on Ira and Colton, not the gift and holiday wholesale industry. :P I digress!

I also wish we had gotten some alternating chapters from Colton's POV. Ira was just so angry, so passive aggressive towards his mother and Colton, that it would have been nice to get some perspective from Colton himself, to know more about what he was feeling towards Ira, especially when they meet early on in the story. However, for the most part, I did enjoy this story. And once they talked, and Ira was ready and open to moving on, I loved how everything came together at the end and we got a happy ending.

First time both reading this author and listening to something from the narrator, and I enjoyed both. I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance

  • The Accidental Master Series, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

One accident has turned Jackson’s life completely upside down. When Jackson’s sister inadvertently posts an ad for a puppy play book instead of his dog training business, his inbox explodes with the most interesting emails he’s ever seen. In a sea of kink that he’s never even considered, one sweet letter stands out. It’s polite and earnest, and something about the two men’s words touches him in a way he never expected...but they’re not just looking for a lover...they’re looking for a master. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start for a series.

  • By JD on 10-08-18

Ahhh Cooper is adorable! Great story, fun and sexy

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Cooper and Sawyer are a couple who are looking for a third - more specifically, a master who can be their dom and take control over their puppy play. They think they may have found their match in Jackson - whose sister "accidentally" posted an add for his K9 dog training in puppy play groups instead!

I love Jackson's hesitant interest in this, how he is attracted to them as people and is totally willing to see if domination and puppy play is something that would interest him. Although he's definitely out of his comfort zone, he's willing to listen to Cooper and Sawyer's needs and see if they match with his. And I LOVED Cooper! Ahhh he was adorable with his bounciness, his pep and positivity, and his sweetness. Sawyer is a bit more reserved, guards his feelings and thoughts, and they are a perfect balance for the other, and together they are a perfect match for Jackson. And the narrator was great voicing all three men - Cooper especially! They really came to life with this audiobook.

I do wish we had gotten to actually experience some of their texting conversations rather than just hearing about them, however. That was the one thing I felt like was missing.

Although it doesn't end on a scary cliffhanger, the story for this threesome is definitely not finished. The other two books are already released and I'm sure we'll get the other two in audio format as well! Definitely enjoyed this one.

I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Alpha Prince

  • Kingdom of Askara, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

The Askaran desert can no longer sustain the secret hybrid population of wolves bred from those sent there to die for their crimes. Justice knows the time has come to lead his wolves to a new life, but soon realizes his pack could never be governed by, nor swear fealty to, the cruel and despotic Alpha of Solonara - Darius - so he hatches a plan to fight and ultimately kill the Alpha, his heir, and take over the territory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kingdom of Askara #3

  • By Belen on 07-25-18

Great narrator for this story! loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I read this when it first came out and I just loved it, and it was so great getting to listen and fall in love with this book again. The world building, the characters, and all the emotion and angst between Justice and Cashel were just toooooo good and so beautiful. I would say that this book stands very well on its own, but why wouldn't you want to read the other two books in this amazing series?!

The narrator for this was perfect! First of all, he's just an excellent narrator and I pretty much love everything he reads, and his voices for Justice and Cashel were perfect. I always look forward to whatever this author thinks of next, she writes such different stories.

I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Pumpkin Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Milo is a mild-mannered omega who just wants to save his Sweet Ballz, the candy shop he owns on Main St. in Hollydale. Someday maybe he will find an alpha as awesome as the book boyfriends he reads about in the popular books by his favorite author. But for now, Milo is content to be at home curled up with his favorite romance books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pumpkin Spiced Omega

  • By Stacy Thompson on 11-16-18

LOVED the narrator! Same opinion about the story

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I believe that this is my first story I've listened to narrated by Drew Bacca - and I thought he did an AWESOME job! I loved his voices! They were different, it was easy to tell who was speaking when, and he brought such life to the characters. I especially loved Tom - GAH I love Tom! and thought the narration was great.

My opinion on the story is still the same as when I first read it. I loved it up to the middle part when Rafe just went off the wall crazy and lashed out at Milo. I hated it then, and I hate it now - it just seemed so OTT and out of character for him when he'd been so calm, caring the whole time up to that point.

Love the little bit of ghostly assistance, and this was a sweet, quick listen. I think this will be a great series in audio!

I received an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Doctor Who - The 10th Doctor Adventures, Volume 1

  • By: Matt Fitton, Jenny T Colgan, James Goss
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Rachael Stirling, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

When the Doctor and Donna visit London's Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don't go to plan. The most brilliant IT brain in the country can't use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives. Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen for fans of the Doctor and Donna

  • By Nessa on 12-18-17

Makes me miss 10 and Donna!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I loved listening to these quick little adventures with the 10th Doctor and Donna! These two are my favorite together - their chemistry, friendship, and excitement together was just some of the very best on the show, and they haven't lost that energy since leaving the show, either. Highly recommended to fans of these two and Doctor Who. Allons-y!

  • With a Kick: Collection No. 1

  • By: Clare London
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This collection includes the charming London-based novellas of the With a Kick series - A Twist and Two Balls and Slap and Tickle. Also included are two short stories featuring the characters in these titles.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories, amazing narration!

  • By Carra at Making it Happen blog on 07-13-18

Great narration brings these stories to life!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Oh, well this was delightful! I really enjoyed this set of stories - A Twist and Two Balls is Eddy and Nuri's story (a couple who I just adore!) and Slap and Tickle was Bryan and Phiz's story. Then the two shorter stories after that revisit these couples.

I really loved Eddy and Nuri, I loved Nuri's family and their history, I loved Eddy's melodrama and attitude, and I really thought that they had great chemistry together. I also especially loved Joel Leslie's narration for this one, his voices for Nuri and his family were wonderful.

Bryan and Phiz were funny, I love how they kept running into each other and how klutzy Phiz is, a totally accident waiting to happen. These two also had great chemistry, very much opposites attract. There is also a bit of age gap - Phiz is 12 years younger than Bryan, so that's why I have that tag used. They each find that their desires in the bedroom line up perfectly, and it's quite the YUM!

There were funny moments, sexy moments, and characters that were very endearing. I highly recommend this in audio, it was just great. I loved it!

I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Bound & Controlled: The Complete Series

  • M/M BDSM Boxed Set
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Everyone approaches BDSM in their own way. Brothers Garrett, Brent, Grant, and Bryce are no different. While each are involved in the BDSM scene in some way, what they want varies. Dominants, submissives, and switches, get to know them as they find love and explore who they are and what they need. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great introduction to BDSM

  • By Laurie Chamberlain on 07-23-18

Great collection of kinky stories!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This is a great deal, considering that you can get these books on their own for full price, or get this one bundle that has all of them! There are 5 stories in this collection (well, a shorter prologue starter story and then the 4 main stories) one for each brother. These four brothers, Garrett, Brent, Grant, and Bryce, are all in the scene (as are their parents!) and work together as well. A couple are doms, one is a sub, and one is a switch. You get to learn all about these four through their stories.

Although you could get the stories on their own and just get one, I think these flow really well from one story into the next. They all work together, so you get to see them really interact together. Some of my favorite characters were Wyatt, Carter, and my favorites of the brothers is probably Grant.

I think that for people who are new to kink, this would be perfect. It's not too hardcore, and you get a nice mix of different forms of kink (lifestyle, scene-only, crossdressing kink, threesome, etc). There is romance, emotion, not too much angst or melodrama really, and happy endings.

For the most part I enjoyed the narrator. There were times where it was difficult to tell which person was talking, especially if it was all of the brothers together. Also sometimes the deeper voices seemed a bit too...forced? Not as natural sounding or something. But I loved his voice for Wyatt, he was a doll, and Oliver.

I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.