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  • Falling Gracefully: A Lesbian Romance

  • By: Cara Malone
  • Narrated by: Jordan Scherer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

What do you do when your life is over before it even really began? For Melody Bledsoe, the answer is to go home and lick your wounds. A former child prodigy, Melody was always the best dancer in her class - in her town, even. All that changed when she won a scholarship to a prestigious performing arts school in New York and quickly learned what it's like to be a little fish in a big pond. For Jessie Cartwright, the answer is to survive. Pregnant at 16 - and on her first date no less - Jessie had no choice but to drop out of school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written story

  • By Sab on 02-03-19

compelling

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

the audio quality sucked, at some points it sounded like two different reading or at the very least inconsistent audio quality, sometimes clear, other times there was a reverb you could hear the room, but it seemed that the sound engineer cut in takes with better quality and it was clear that they had stopped and started it was distracting and during the worst possible moments. whole words seemed to be carved up mid sentence. Now as far as the story goes, fantastic, great buildup of tension and familiar conflict of real world needs vs. romantic desire, I've known couples like that, I lived in a town like theirs and it's refreshing to not have the entire thing propped up by "well one of them is rich so it will all work out somehow" I laughed my ass off when Jesse was critiquing the paperback and that familiar need to find representation in romance novels.

  • Hold Me

  • Cyclone, Volume 2
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn't know how to stop or even slow down. The instant he lays eyes on Maria Lopez, he knows that she is a sexy distraction he can't afford. He's done his best to keep her at arm's length, and he's succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Maria has always been cautious. Now that her once-tiny, apocalypse-centered blog is hitting the mainstream, she's even more careful about preserving her online anonymity. She hasn't sent so much as a picture to the commenter she's interacted with for 18 months.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and heartwarming

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-18-18

Witty and heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Survivors guilt, academic arrogance, misogyny and pretention meets dirty jokes about lasers and a smart witty protagonist whose gender identity is not the center price of the story and I never knew how much I needed it until I started listening. I am impressed and I cant wait to read anything this author writes. The performance bouncing back and forth between narrators took me out of it but that's a personal preference.

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  • Down with the Queen

  • Lilith's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Gina and Rachel have agreed to help Lilith's attempt to get the death sentence on her head rescinded, but they have to work carefully. Their time runs short, though. Doctor Johnson's plots advance, and other villains are infiltrating San Francisco. In the end, the question becomes what to do when Lilith's identity is discovered, and all hell breaks loose. Despite the risk of death bearing down on her, Lilith decides that she's tired of simply running away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must

  • By Douglas on 06-11-18

Bored out of my mind the whole way.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I grew up reading comics, and was excited about queer representation and a story about a healthy poly relationship. I figured since he was writing other stuff between instillations if this trilogy he might grow as a writer, but the emotion expressed by the narrator is the second worst I've ever heard on audible, it was almost like it was just a paycheck and she phoned it in, even the non-robot characters sounded only slightly less robotic and there is a lot of over explaining, I get Lilith's limited experience is a factor, but even the other characters nowhere near her over explain everything in exposition and most of it is stuff that is unnecessary filler, almost like the author doesn't know how people speak to each other in a social setting. I never thought I would be bored by a story about super heroes, this proved me wrong.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sovereign

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-size job and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse. When she crosses a billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first one

  • By Spencer on 09-30-17

Another Great Book

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This Book fleshed out all of the things I wish the first one had, and it kept me on edge the whole way, can't wait to listen to it again and I eagerly await the third book. I'm giving this and the first book a second listening through, they seem to combine all of the things I've been listening to for the last six months into a compelling story without getting overly soap-boxy. I like that Dani is coming into her own but isn't perfect, and the idea that someone with her power set still being vulnerable to psychological abuse is captivating.

  • Dreadnought

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Danny Tozer has a problem: She just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she's transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny's body into what she's always thought it should be. Now there's no hiding that she's a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beating super villains? Easy. Self-acceptance...?

  • By randomsai on 10-29-17

Cannot put into words how much I love this story

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

As a lifelong comic nerd and a transwoman this is the story I wish I had growing up with. It cover Trans Excluding Reactionary Feminism, some of the rockier effects of Hormone Replacement, sexuality, and toxic masculinity and homophobia, so much of this book feels personal it's almost like it was written for someone like me.

  • Whipping Girl

  • A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
  • By: Julia Serano
  • Narrated by: Julia Serano
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observation - both pre- and post-transition - to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Tamika on 11-05-16

So glad I bought this

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Since beginning my transition I've been trying to catch up with the queer fictions and history that I missed out on. This book was enlightening and I dont think I'll ever be the same after listening to it. Learning about my own history and having never heard of Queer theory before this I've come away with a great appreciation for the content if this book and a better grasp of my community.

  • Annie On My Mind

  • By: Nancy Garden
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Ornella Davis on 11-17-12

A great lovestory

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Every young LGBT student should read this. A great story about love, bigotry and self acceptance.

  • Born a Queen

  • Lilith's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

For some, hopes, dreams, and ambitions come easily. Not so much for Lilith. Created by one of the most feared supervillains, Shadowmind, she has no past of her own and only a passing familiarity with the world as it is. With a death sentence hanging over her head due to who created her and how, she escaped into the world to see and explore, and perhaps find a meaning to her life. There, she encounters heroes and villains alike, including those who brought her maker to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cant wait for the next book

  • By Ben on 02-24-18

Polyamory and comics

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

As a comic nerd there are many tropes that get over used, this book seemed to play with all of them a little. The narration is robotic, and while I get that the protagonist might have an excuse for that, everyone else was lacking significant depth. With their no killing or crippling rule it removes most of the tension and uncertainty of their heroic encounters ( heroes often use it, villains rarely do that's what makes them villains). Points for the poly resolution to the love triangle, no one ever uses that and it's a refreshing change to what most media portray as the biggest conflicts in fiction, curious to see what happens if that representation turns out to be positive or a source of additional conflict ( which in real poly triads happens sometimes). Glad to see queer representation without it being a stereotype in the process.

  • If I Was Your Girl

  • By: Meredith Russo
  • Narrated by: Samia Mounts
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Amazing

  • By Ashlee Edwards on 08-06-16

The Best $18 I have ever spent in my life.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

A beautiful story about being trans in the south, the real hopes and fears of which are clearly explored. A story of love and friendship, trust and strength with a little bit of faith mixed in. It made me not feel alone, and I've smiled cried and laughed in places and I have never felt so much from a single book and I cannot wait to see what she writes next. Any of the nit picks I had about the story were addressed by the author and were clearly dispelled without being dismissed. Great use of flashback and an all too real and familiar view of how family handle the transition. I wish i could see this on film.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,308

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

A nerd epic for the ages.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Like the ramblings of your dad reminiscing about the 80's mixed with National Treasure and the Matrix for a Geek Culture narrative. With characters all too familiar in Multi-player game lobbies. Is it predictable? No more than Star Wars.