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  • Conqueror Collection

  • Biographies on Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great
  • By: Adam Morrow
  • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

This collection contains biographies on: Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, and Alexander the Great. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting overview of men on the move

  • By cosmitron on 10-17-18

Good Start

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Interesting and informative summary of the lives of four great conquerors. The book/audiobook provides intriguing and less known facts about their early years, upbringing, and family lives, as well as a summary of important events. The narration was even and well-paced. If you are really interested in any of these individuals, you will want a more indepth treatise, but for the casual listener/historian, this is a good start.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Hung Out to Die

  • Lukas Boston Private Investigator, Book 2
  • By: Logan May
  • Narrated by: G.M.Hague
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The body of Edward Rewold is discovered hanged in an abandoned warehouse and has a puzzling cryptic message: Lukas Boston's name is painted on its feet. It begins a bizarre investigation involving the stolen contents of a safe, a seaside markets populated by insane stall owners, and an evil corporation that decides on sending Lukas to the bottom of the harbor as the best solution to stop him poking his nose into its illegal business. For a change, someone is merely trying to drown Lukas, while an old enemy only wants to beat him to death with a pool cue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lukas is back and better than before

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-25-18

Really enjoy this series and characters

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I really enjoy the Lukas Boston series, and the tongue in cheek humor. Lukas gets himself into more trouble than he bargains for, but through skill, ethereal help,stupid criminals, or just dumb luck, he always makes it out okay. I loved the old man that kept fishing him out of the water in this one! The interactions between the characters are at least as entertaining as the underlying mystery (No offense, Mr. May). The narration is fantastic! The delivery perfectly suits the characters and really brought me into the story, as well as made me laugh out loud more than once. I think it helps that the author is narrating his own story, because he knows how is SHOULD sound. I hope there will be more. I love these audiobooks!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Mars Craves Men: A Gay Time Travel Sci-Fi Adventure

  • By: Bronson Biggs
  • Narrated by: Ken Solin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

It's 2899. After the destruction of Earth, the remnants of humanity struggle to survive on Mars. People still mate to reproduce the species, but the concept of pleasure has been lost. To the Martians, it's a forgotten luxury. The galactic overlord who destroyed Earth is returning. And he expects tribute. Specifically, a highly trained gay harem including the hottest men alive. But how can men who've forgotten pleasure provide pleasure to anyone else? There's only one answer. Travel back into the past to recruit a famous authority to teach them all his secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining sexcapades in space

  • By alias11 on 11-28-18

Entertaining sexcapades in space

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Entertaining science-fiction, time travel m/m story. I wouldn’t call it a romance or erotica. There was really nothing sensual about it. It seemed to me more of a tongue-in-cheek farce. There was a lot of sex, but really not enough depth to really care about the characters. There were some good laughs, and mostly it seemed a comedy of the absurd to me. The time shifts back and forth were a little confusing, and it was challenging to keep the sequence of events straight. I can imagine how the characters in the story felt! LOL The narration was ok. Since there were several characters, and all male, it was hard to give each a distinctive voice, but their mannerisms made it pretty easy to tell them apart. The delivery was smooth and casual...very easy on the ears.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Scary Short Story Collection

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: J.D. Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

This scary short story collection contains the following stories written by Edgar Allan Poe: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Black Cat", and many more. Enjoy Edgar Allen Poe's most notable short stories bought to life by the excellent narration of J.D. Kelly! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, eerie, and emotional

  • By alias11 on 11-28-18

Interesting, eerie, and emotional

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This is a great collection of Poe stories, including some lesser known ones that I had never read/heard of before. I think the Pit and the Pendulum was my favorite...very different from the Vincent Price film version. (LOL) The narration was fantastic and really captured the emotions of the characters, whether despair, horror, loss, confusion, etc. I enjoyed this audio version more than I ever enjoyed reading the stories myself!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Case of the Haunted Address

  • An Aggie Underhill Halloween Short Story (An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 9)
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

It’s Halloween night, and Aggie, Betty, and Roger are invited to a haunted house by a handsome vampire. Little did they know that they were about to encounter something incredibly spooky. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun Halloween listen.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 10-28-18

Fun Halloween Short Story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This was a funny Halloween short story. I especially enjoyed the back and forth reparte between the cousins. I would have liked more backstory, but I am guessing you need to have read/listened to the previous books for that (this is labeled as #9). Still, enjoyable quick listen and interesting. Medium scare factor with no horror or gore. The narration was okay, and seemed appropriate for the characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Mystery Loves Company

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

Returning to London after his honeymoon (For Deader or Worse), Bow Street Runner John Pickett soon discovers wedded bliss is not without its pitfalls, as he finds it galling to be financially dependent on Julia, his aristocratic bride. When he is summoned to the home of Lady Washbourn, Pickett finds he has something in common with the young countess: like himself, Lady Washbourn has married above her station and now finds herself adrift in a world to which she does not truly belong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage can Mean Murder

  • By Avid Audio Listener on 08-19-18

Another Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I absolutely LOVE the John Pickett mystery series by Sheri Cobb South. This time, John is still struggling with his insecurities over marrying the wealthy, older, more sexually experienced Julia (formerly Lady Fieldhurst, as he attempts to solve another case. Although the two clearly love each other, failed communication, misconceptions, insecurity, and a focus on things that don't really matter threaten their happy ending. This is a wonderful listen, and the narrator really captures John's angst and internal struggle as he tries to prove to himself that he is worthy of Julia. The ending is perfect, and I can't wait for more. As an aside, the Magistrate remains one of my favorite characters. His wisdom and kindness, despite his gruff exterior, make him the best friend John could ever have, and his wry humor gives the books more than a few laughs.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Back Where He Belongs

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

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
  • Good Dog, Second Chance M/M

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 11-29-18

Sweet Surrender

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Let me start by admitting I don't really get puppy play, but here it is more romantic and a way to rebuild connection, rather than harsh and disciplinary, so it didn't turn me off at all. I loved this story of two old friends and former lovers brought together by chance and a blizzard. There is some angst as the two have to address the separation in their past and feelings of hurt and abandonment. The addition of Mac to the picture added humor and, briefly, some jealousy to the story. There is some Dom/sub element, but it is pretty mild. I liked the ending, and I would love to see a continuation of the love rekindling between Kier and Douglas.

Gary Furlong does a wonderful job of narration, hitting all the right spots for tone, emotion, accent, and pacing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Fred and Ginger: A Christmas M/M Romantic Comedy Short Story

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Patisserie Chef Christopher Miller works for Big Boy Cupcakes, London’s only gay bakery. His boss had closed the bakery on the 23rd of December, and Chris was looking forward to some well needed time off, and Christmas alone. But then his boss calls him with a last minute order - the order of his dreams - to bake for his movie idol, actor Jason Beck. Just as he is about to deliver the order, Chris’s dreams are turned upside down by an explosive, fateful meeting with Fred, an errant Chocolate Labrador.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good

  • By wendy ballard on 12-05-18

Fun, Wonderful, Sexy Short Story

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I absolutely loved this short audiobook. The characters were both sweet and lovable. The mood is light and humorous, and I liked the way that the story didn't go quite the direction I initially thought it might. I expected something like a "guy meets idol and has a hook-up" story, or even a cinderella kind of story, where the guy meets his heart-throb and something deeper happens. Instead it was two ordinary guys brought together by a dog and a cupcake disaster who get a second chance to connect. The bakery scenes were fantastic and humorous. I loved the descriptions of the cupcakes, and the hoops Chris makes Robin jump through before he lets him help. Yeah, making him undress in front of the curtainless window. Awkward...and funny. There were some sexy times in the kitchen, but this is more romance than erotica. Wonderful all around! Gary Furlong does his usual great job of narration.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Three More Wishes Series

  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The Three More Wishes series includes three hot and hilarious novellas, Blown Away, Inn & Out, and Quick Bang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Humor and Narration

  • By Romance junkie on 11-13-18

Fun stories!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This is another set of fun stories from Elise Sax. The humor wasn't quite at OTT as the first set of three books, but I still laughed out loud in some places. The heroines of the stories are quirky, flirty, and sometimes flighty. The heroes are often put upon, and seem to have a bit of trouble confessing their feelings. Communication classes would definitely help all three couples! These stories are all sweet romances with funny, likeable characters.

Angie Hickman is the perfect voice for these stories. She always manages to hit the right tone and emotion for each of the characters and situations. Her pacing is excellent and she sounds like she's having fun. It's almost like she knows these characters personally.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Mirrors

  • Curse of Lanval, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah Dodson
  • Narrated by: Matthew DeWolf
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow. I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced story with cliffhanger

  • By Mandy Buffington on 10-26-18

Good premise, but I didn't really like Gil

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This audiobook had a really slow start to me, and I didn't like Gil to at the beginning. He seemed like a self-centered chauvinistic jerk. Maybe he was meant to be a typical 20-something male. I don’t know. His behavior was inconsistent. He seemed shocked by a sexual assault that occurred, but had no qualms about kissing a woman without asking or being invited, and he was hitting on practically every attractive girl he met. He seemed very judgemental of everyone else, and shallow, having sex with a co-worker who is getting married the next day. Wow! The mood of the story seemed to change mid-way from cheeky, juvenile behavior to very serious near the story end. The sister seemed to be the only one with any class in the story. That said, I did find the premise of the story itself interesting enough that I want to continue on and see how it turns out. Hopefully, Gil will grow up.

The narration was good and well-paced, and the tone suited the circumstances of the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.