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  • Moonlight

  • Pact Arcanum, Book 3
  • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Washington, D. C., 2042. Toby Jameson is accustomed to being overshadowed by his brother Nick, but he doesn't have to like it. While attending the funeral of the first lady of the United States, he finds a kindred spirit in Andrea Daniels, the president's daughter. When Nick discovers Andrea's supernatural destiny as a latent leader of the Sentinel race, Toby is happy to accept a secret assignment to protect her as she leaves the Armistice Zone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG. such a great book.

  • By Austin on 12-26-18

OMG. such a great book.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

i was hesitant about the sequel but it was powerful to say the least. There is a lot of foreshadowing throughout but it is a well written story about Tobias Jameson, brother of Nick. Greg Tremblay's performance was perfect and by the end of the book i was crying. it is that good!

  • Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover

  • By: Sloane Kennedy, Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues? Reese: It’s supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you’ve been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there’s a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme. And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that’s ready to dive right in and inhale the man. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • so frustrating!

  • By Troy Michael on 10-05-18

catchy. awesome book and performance

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Made Mine Louis a collaboration between two of my favorite authors.:Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox. Together they create compelling stories lwhichnonclude suspense and humor. I loved the performance by Michael Pauley because none could do Aunt Tilly as well.

  • The Foster Family

  • By: Jaime Samms
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Growing up in foster care has left Kerry Grey with little self-esteem or hope for his future. A college dropout, Kerry scrapes by on a part-time job at a garden nursery. His friendship with his boss and working with the plants are the only high points in Kerry's life. He's been dating the man who bullied him at school, but when his boyfriend abandons him at a party, Kerry wanders down the beach to drown his sorrows in a bottle of scotch....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What Makes A Family...

  • By Donald on 01-30-15

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Kerry Grey is a young adult who grew up in the foster system. Needless to say, the experience has left him essentially alone in the world with feelings of worthlessness. After passing out on the beach, he awakes and two men (Charlei and Malcom) walking along the shore come across him and the story begins.

The story is a tale of self-discovery of each of the main characters plus each learning family is what ties everyone together. Sometimes it takes three people to complete a family unit.

Greg Trembley's narration is superb as always and you get pulled into the story quickly. It's amazing the multitude of voices he is able to pull through and maintain.

  • Bobby Green

  • Johnnies, Book 5
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn 18 and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex, from Johnnies, spots him bussing tables. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts, but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The grass isn't always greener

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 05-17-18

Best of the Series

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I loved all of the Johnnies series but this is my favorite. All the characters from other books appear including Galen! Bobby is the youngest but is also mature beyond his years. Reg is sweet and I love the way Amy Lane portrays him.
Narration is great and Gomez Pugh does a great job with the characters.

Hope we are gifted with more in the series but I am afraid the story has run its arc. TrueType awesome story.

  • Dex in Blue

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Ten years ago David Worral had plans to go to college and the potential for a beautiful future in front of him. One tragic accident later, he fled to California and reinvented himself as Dex, top porn model of Johnnies. Dex's life is a tangled mess now, but the guys he works with only see the man who makes them believe even porn stars can lead normal lives. When Kane, one of Dex's coworkers, gets kicked out of his house, the least Dex can do is give him a place to stay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amy Lane is brilliant as usual.

  • By Orlando on 06-03-14

Incredible Narration and Story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Dex in Blue is the second int he Amy Lane series "Johnnies" and is narrated by Sean Crisden. The story takes place in the same time as "Chase in Shadow". The series is about a group of friends who work in porn and come together as the events unfold. Each story in the series give a bit more but the story inevitably cross over. Dex in Blue focuses on Dex who is the leader of the group and watches out for all of them. His story pulls you in from the first chapter through to the end. Cain is the other main character and although he perceives himself as "not smart" he has a strong emotional intelligence about the people around him.

The most engaging part is when Cain tells Dex he'll do whatever the "right thing" is so they sleep in the same bed. He doesn't realize he's in a relationship but actually is. The story is just pure fun with the occasional drame.

Sean Crisden does a remarkable job narrating this and as with all his work keeps the listener engaged. He is one of my most favorite narrators. Anything with Sean Crisden is going to be good.

Listen to the entire series. You won't be disappointed.

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  • One Giant Leap

  • By: Kay Simone
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Curtis “Launchpad” Larkin’s career as an astronaut has had its share of ups and downs. Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless, hot-headed bully, Curt has been through the wringer of public opinion and come out on top. When he embarks on his final mission with NASA, Curt figures there’s no curveball that life has left to throw him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book and an even better narration!

  • By Andrea Mitchell on 08-04-17

Incredible Story and Performance

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Where does One Giant Leap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best Audible books I have listened to by far. The performance by Greg Tremblay was incredible. The story was written in Third Person with Tremblay's performance keeping you engaged throughout.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Giant Leap?

Although the character was a minor character in the overall context of the story, Tremblay's performance of "Wolfe" was great. He was loud, obnoxious and just plain unlikable. Reading, the story, it could have been easy to miss this fact.

Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?

Curtis Larken the astronaut was my favorite. He was full of bravado but also was self reflective throughout the story. He wasn't the arrogant asshole astronaut but a very complex character with faults and dreams. He was well written.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have like to listen to it in one sitting but it's a fairly long story so glad it made my commute enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes the narrator and the author are meant to be together. I couldn't imagine anyone else doing the narration for a Kay Simone book. It is that good. Started the Game Changer and is another wonderful audible book.

  • The Return

  • By: Brad Boney
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn't exactly mesh with his rock-star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity. Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Audiobook Hangover!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 06-04-15

Amazing Story and Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

What did you love best about The Return?

The Return is a follow-on to the book "The Nothingness of Ben" and it's is inexplicably linked to events in the first and third book "The Eskimo Slugger". I have actually had to relisted to all three books again just to catch the way the stories are so closely linked to one another.

The story takes place in the present Austin and in the early 80's in NYC. The AIDS epidemic is starting and it shows the impact of the disease on a group of close friends. I absolutely loved the transitions from the past to the present. The ending is fantastic but I would suggest the Order of the Books to be "Eskimo Slugger", "Nothingness of Ben" and then the return.

Personally, I bet you'll reread them all once you've finished the three.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Return?

Early in the story where Topher and Stanton are sitting in the lounge at the W Hotel. This will link everything together eventually.

Have you listened to any of Charlie David’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Charlie David is one of my favorite narrators. I loved him in Findley but his performance in both "The Nothingness of Ben" and "The Return" are stellar. It's a shame he couldn't have done the "The Eskimo Slugger" but that is life.

Charlie David doesn't just read the story. He performs it and that's what makes it so fantastic. De

If you could rename The Return, what would you call it?

Love Never Dies

Any additional comments?

The Austin Trilogy is a great set of books. I would also suggest listening to "Yes" which was the follow-on since it takes place in the same Universe as this trilogy. It provides updates to the main characters providing continuity. Love Brad Boney's style and the dialogue of his characters. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Yes

  • By: Brad Boney
  • Narrated by: Dan McGowan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

What if youth wasn't wasted on the young? On the eve of his 40th birthday, Ian Parker buys an enchanted chocolate from a mysterious candy store - then wakes up from a nap two decades younger. With a new lease on life, Ian sets his sights on handsome architect Bartley James. He pursues Bartley as Ian's 21-year-old alter ego, Ryan, with decidedly unexpected results.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did Not Finish - Narrator not for me.

  • By Belen on 09-08-15

wooden performance

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

the story is a follow-on to the universe created in the nothingness of Ben. its fun to catch up with those characters. the story is only but not as good as his previous work.

the audible performance was wood and I will leave it at that.

  • Felix and the Prince

  • A Forever Wilde Novel, Book 2
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Felix - Things I expect to find at Gadleigh Castle: rare stained glass, the subject of my dissertation; peace and quiet, to finish said dissertation; an escape from the paparazzi. Things I don’t expect to find: a hidden door leading to a secret room; the most gorgeous man I’ve ever set eyes on; love. Lio - Things I know are expected of me in life: I will become the King of Liorland; I will marry a nice woman; I will provide heirs to my family’s monarchy. Reasons that might be difficult: I’m gay; I’m falling in love with Felix; He has no idea I’m royal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall in love with Felix and Lio

  • By Erryn Barratt on 03-12-18

A Great Story and Narration

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Where does Felix and the Prince rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The story is one of my favorites so far and ranks up with the 'Made Marian' series also narrated by Michael Pauley and written by Lucy Lennox. Love the humor and the pace of the stories.

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions of the glass thoughout Gadleigh Castle was incredible. The level of detail laid out in the story helped in imagining the primary location in the story. The pull of Lio and Felix to one another was wonderful and you couldn't help but smile.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are two scenes actually which standout. The talk between Grandpa Wilde and Lio in the lounge was my favorite. The funniest was early in the book with Felix doing the cheer to himself when he was going to get together with Lio for the first time.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ignore the Prickly Bits

Any additional comments?

This was another wonderful narration by Michael Pauley. He has done such a great job bringing Lucy Lennox's stories to life. The voices and the consistency between books is admirable. Lucy Lennox's stories tend to have a large multitude of characters but he tries to make each characters voice distinctive. Also he speeds up and slows down to keep you interested in the story depending on the tone the writer is trying to set. Definitely one of my favorite narrators. Good job Michael.!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Absolution

  • The Protectors, Book 1
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he's ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!!

  • By Cyndi on 12-08-16

First in the Series

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Would you listen to Absolution again? Why?

The story was interesting in that it was the first M/M/M story i have ever listened to. The voice range of the narrator was limited which is probably if i do the story again, it would be simply reading the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The story has several twists in the plot and the resolution is satisfying. It was a different type of story but i am definitely going to listen to the second story in the series.

What three words best describe Joel Leslie’s performance?

Limited ranged vocalization.

Who was the most memorable character of Absolution and why?

The attempted assassination of Jonas. It was well written and despite the narrators limitations, the action sequence was conveyed.

Any additional comments?

This is the first of the protector series but i definitely going to follow through the series to see how it develops.