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  • Country Boys: A Friends to Lovers Second Chance Gay Romance

  • By: Peter Styles
  • Narrated by: Barney Parkwynne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

When my old high school teammate invites me to stay on his family farm, it’s the solution to my financial woes. I never imagined it might also be the answer to my loneliness. Allen Hale Jr wasn’t the first number I tried for help. It’s been years since I’ve even thought of him. But he answered on the first ring, and hours later, we’re still talking like we’re 16 again, goofing off after the big game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By save our wildlife on 12-07-18

good premise but over all lacking

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I liked the storyline and the characters were likeable it just fell kinda short for me and didn't come to life as much as i was hoping it would. A large part of my problem was the narration I think. The narrator had a pretty monotounous delivery and added a lot of pauses everywhere, which really killed the flow of the book and just made it feel long and drawn out. It also prevented me from connecting with the characters and feeling their connection as well.

  • Contract Baby: An Mpreg Romance

  • Hellion Club Series, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Ty Cunningham comes from old money, but he's never been content to live on privilege. He's the youngest partner in his firm, and the only omega partner. He's worked hard to get where he is, and he's proud of what he's accomplished. One thing is missing - a child to share it with. Carter Bowman has it all. Drop-dead looks, a fantastic career, and the title of All-Star pro baseball player. The one thing he doesn't have is money sense. When he falls prey to a scam artist posing as a financial adviser, he's close to broke. A buddy suggests he marry for money...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Alpha and Omega story!

  • By Crystal on 11-30-18

Cute and sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This was actually pretty cute and I enjoyed it. Both of the MCs were really endearing and I liked them right away. I loved Carter's willingness to stand up for what he believed despite it being outside of the norm for everyone and how great he was with Ty. Ty was adorable and the cutest. They really were the perfect pair. The supporting characters were all despicably medical and Guy Veryzer's delivery of them was so spot on. I honestly found his version of the characters to be so slimy and sleazy it made me cringe every time one of them would enter the story. I think this is why he got low ratings from other reviewers actually.

  • Dead Weight

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 4
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara is looking forward to starting a new life in his new home, but when a strange house warming gift appears on his doorstep, he has no idea that it marks the start of a series of events that will put his life, and the lives of everyone close to him, in danger. When murders similar to those committed by dead serial killer Rod Jacobson start occurring around Boston, Ronan is certain he has a copycat killer on his hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing roller-coaster of emotions

  • By Georgiana on 11-21-18

Amazingly intense!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Oh my goodness Pandora broke me. This book is amazing!! But wow! It kept me on the edge of my seat through the very last line. I still haven’t recovered and I’m chomping at the bit for the next book! This has quickly become one of my most favorite series. #Roanandtenforever

  • Dead Silent

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 3
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

After a dramatic end to the Justin Wilson case, psychic Tennyson Grimm heads to a small island off the coast of Maine, hoping to clear his mind and renew his spirit. When the dead won’t let Tennyson rest, the psychic curses his gift and orders the spirits to leave him. Detective Ronan O’Mara has been tasked by his boss with the chore of finding a more "sedate" cold case to investigate this time around. He chooses the 20-year-old case of a family patriarch who was murdered on Christmas night. All he has to do is get his favorite medium to talk to the deceased man's spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story continuation, brilliant narration

  • By Kendra T on 11-19-18

This book is phenomenal! The whole series is.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I loved the twist in this book and how the case behind the story was much lighter than the previous two. It gives us a small reprieve and we get a chance to focus on Ronan and Ten's relationship much more, but with out loosing the detective aspects of the book as well. Ronan was amazing though out the whole book and seeing them finally have time to develop who they are as a couple is really nice. While less action packed that the previous this book is by no means lacking, and might be one of my favourites now!

  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Romance

  • By N. Mahoney on 07-03-18

A fun Romance

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This was a lot of fun! It almost had a bit of a Sex and the City vibe to it with its fun dating antidotes and entertaining men that Caroline ended up going out with. I loved how the progression of Mike and Carolines friendship progresses through out the story as well. You can really feel how they're so close. It was an enjoyable light fun read. The narration was great too!

  • 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

ok story but fell short for me

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I grabbed this book because I was expecting it to just be a hot mashup up of orgies everywhere. Which it was but it fell short for me.

Clark is a little to into all the sex in a way that he feels like that leering guy at work that won’t stop staring at you and imagining you naked, so it was hard for my to find any of the interactions with him all that sexy. Also all of the sex scenes were told just a little to matter of factly for the steaminess to really grab onto me. And considering that the premise of most of the book I just didn't really get into it.

The plot line behind the sex wasn't all that bad though and was clever, I found the twist at the end and the surprising connection between Clark and another character a nice twist as well. The one character I did really like turned out to be a little backstabbing and unloyal so i was really disappointed in that and it kinda jumped around a little to abruptly from the past to future for me to be able to keep up with where I was a few times.

The Narration was good and probably the best part of the whole book.

  • 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming addicted to this author and narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

Sweet love story about personal growth

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I liked this story, it was sweet and the characters really grew as the story progressed. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the narration as well.

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  • Hit Like a Girl

  • By: Keith Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Cortney Lee Colvig
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

It’s the day of the high school softball team tryouts and freshman, Cam Dixon, couldn’t be more nervous. Ever since she was 6 years old, softball has been her life. But when a group of teenage boys decide to show up and heckle her, Cam will have to face her internal demons head-on. Doubt and anger make poor teammates when your dream is on the line. Will she choke right when it matters most or will she knock it out of the park? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for softball girls

  • By Cassi on 11-09-18

Fun for softball girls

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Over all I liked this, It was nice to see the insecurities of her and then how she grew confidence by the end. My only complaint is that her sportsmanship towards the other girls on the team wasn't very good an maybe that could have also been a learning moment for her too. But this was a good fun listen and captured just how fierce softball girls can be

  • In the Ruins

  • Metahuman Files, Book 2
  • By: Hailey Turner
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

Captain Jamie Callahan knows the Metahuman Defense Force frowns on fraternization. For once in his life, he’s breaking all the rules. Having Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan on his team and in his bed is worth the risk of being found out. When a mission comes down requiring Alpha Team to go undercover in order to infiltrate a criminal alliance, Jamie knows it won’t be easy. Putting his family’s name on the line is nothing compared to the role the MDF wants him to play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the icing on an already great cake

  • By jaimilyn on 10-25-18

WoW I cant get enough of this series!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I’m not entirely sure I can even put into words just how much I loved this book, the entire team of characters, and the fantastic narration, so I’m basically just going to gush.

The entire plotline is so well developed with twists and turns that catch you in every corner, but not in an overly angsty way that doesn't let you enjoy the ride as you go.

Kyle and Jamie are perfect. Their development throughout the story, both individually and as a couple, is spot on. The balance between their flaws, insecurities, and strengths play out with such perfection as the story progresses. I swear it was like she could read my mind. Anytime Iz would start to question something or wonder the validity of their actions she would have the answer and fix my concerns in the next breath. I love these guys so much! They are far from perfect yet perfectly matched and somehow even without being very gushy and sweet, they make me swoon like few other couples have. And lets just say that that H-O-T doesn't even begin to describe their more private time together. Excuse me while I go kick the AC up some more.

The secondary characters in this story are just as well developed as the main. I adore Katie and I can't wait to get my hands on Alexi and Sean, there are going to be some great things coming from them. I’m glad that this series is far from over and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest. My only complaint is they aren't all out on audio yet.

Greg Bourdreaux is one of my favorite narrators for a reason. His performance is always phenomenal and no one does accents like him. His sdss is perfectly match for Hailey Turner’s lyrical but action packed story and these two know how to put together an amazing audiobook.

  • Scout and Ellie: The Giraffe Next Door

  • By: Heather Leigh
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Scout is the boy living with an elephant in his backyard. Not only is Ellie a hoot to be around, she has an elephant-sized temper. In this wild episode, Scout is helping the giraffe next door to date his big friend. Could anything be more dangerous than two beasts in love? Yes. Scout is being corralled into a circus act with them. He is almost hopeful to live through this one. The Scout and Ellie chapter book series is meant for kids ages 7 to 9. They are not to be taken seriously and laughter is expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family listen

  • By Cassi on 11-05-18

Great family listen

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

These books are so much fun to listen to together. We listen to them together in the car and I have found them to be entertaining for all of us. Even my husband enjoys the story. The narration is great and he does a great job with all of the voices.