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  • Memory and Madness

  • By: Luke Hartwell
  • Narrated by: Dave Henson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

A likable, intelligent high school senior, Mateo Bernard is new to Little Rock. Cody Redan has lived there all his life. Yet, when they meet, there's a familiarity, a sense they've known each other before. By turns funny, romantic, insightful, and sad, this evocative novel brilliantly recreates the landscape of late adolescence, when friendships seem eternal and loves reincarnate. Memory and Madness is a unique contribution to coming-of-age literature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Anonymous User on 12-02-19

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

Well written prose about a boy and his friends. Lots of focus on literature, philosophy, existentialism and substance abuse. Less focus on the plot. Somewhere halfway through the arc started showing, in this collection of ideas and events.
The narration could be more lively and the narrator kept handling his microphone, which was sometimes distracting.

  • A Gentleman's Position

  • Society of Gentlemen, Book 3
  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Among his eccentric though strictly principled group of friends, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everyone depends for advice, moral rectitude, and discreet assistance. Yet when Richard has a problem, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unparalleled genius - and the object of Richard's deepest desires. If there is one rule a gentleman must follow, it is never to dally with servants. But when David is close enough to touch, the rules of class collide with the basest sort of animal instinct: overpowering lust.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not finish

  • By Anonymous User on 11-02-19

Did not finish

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I think in this case the writing and narration influenced each other to make the story worse. I did not like the cool descriptions of affection. The narrator chose correctly for a 19th century aristocratic English voice, which lacks emotion and personality. I want my romance characters passionate, in stead of polite.

  • Psycho Romeo

  • Ward Security, Volume 1
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye. He certainly isn’t going to stop living his life just because some would-be stalker starts sending him threats. But it all changes when Geoffrey is drugged and wakes up half naked in his own home with a new message from his stalker. He needs help, and there’s only one person he trusts....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple story

  • By Anonymous User on 10-02-19

Simple story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

Easy romance novel, read with nice voices. Tiny problem in the recording: at two points sentences were cut short and I don't know how many sentences were lost each time.

  • Play It by Ear

  • Replay, Book 2
  • By: K.M. Neuhold
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

My muse is gone, and I haven’t written a word of music in more than a year. Every time I close my eyes, all I can see is Dawson. Nine years ago, just before Downward Spiral’s first major tour, I met my soul mate, and then I walked away. Now that I’ve finally tracked him down again, things have changed. I’ll have to make him fall for me all over again. But is it possible I put our single weekend together on a pedestal, or could Dawson really be the one?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By Anonymous User on 09-02-19

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Sweet story about soulmates meeting again. Annoying were the few chapters where the noise cancelation constantly switched on and of.

  • Wake Me Up Inside

  • Mates Collection, Book 1
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can't be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate. Zev and Jonah know they're destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mates

  • By MaryD on 13-06-17

Poor audio

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I liked the story and the performance was good, with the exception of the one voice that was given an echo effect.
The audio quality, rated under 'overall' in lack of a 'technics' option, was poor. Most of the chapters had a humming noise in the background, and the narrator recorded all his saliva noise.

  • At Piper's Point

  • By: Ethan Day
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy's plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel. Interruptions run roughshod, beginning with Neil, who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy's bed. The dominos topple one by one and news of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy's legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love, Nate Sommers, to his doorstep.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not sure if the story or the narrator bothered me

  • By Anonymous User on 25-01-19

not sure if the story or the narrator bothered me

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

So Cassidy has a job and life somewhere in North Carolina, and a vacation home and love-interest on an island. You'd suspect the writer to focus on his dilemma, especially because this is the reason the love-interest keeps his distance. But no, he just offers a solution in the epilogue in a few sentences.
The narrator chose to give every man in the book mannerisms, with exuberant ways of speaking. Very annoying.

  • Perfect Imperfections

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with "The" Jeremy Jameson and can't say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once-in-a-lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect slow-burn friends to lovers with hot HEA

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-08-15

not everything has to be taken serious

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

This was a nice book, though the plot was unbelievable on two points. I liked the characters and the narrator really hit the right tone everywhere.
With 'overall'-rating I judged the technical quality. There were several chapters without noise reduction, or maybe it was a vacuum cleaner in the distance. And you could hear the narrator handling the microphone and at one point I thought maybe a door opened. The music in between the chapters was ridiculous: when you need a 10-second clip, you don't choose a 3-minute song and fade out. TWICE! At the end and at the beginning of every chapter, so you always heard it double.

  • Unquiet

  • Resilient Love
  • By: Melanie Hansen
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Loren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn't always understand Eliot, and sometimes he could be a challenge, but Eliot was the only one to ever truly ease Loren's deep loneliness and accept him. When Eliot's increasingly erratic and self-destructive behavior culminates in a suicide attempt at 17, Loren is devastated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Anonymous User on 06-01-19

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

A realistic story about bipolar disease. Some called it 'heavy' but I disagree. The noise reduction us very low quality.

  • A Family for Christmas

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Shy, inexperienced Rudy has a crush on Zac from the moment his new colleague walks through the door. On an office night out before Christmas, Rudy finds the courage to make a move, and they form a tentative bond. When he discovers Zac will be alone at Christmas, he invites Zac to come home with him. Zac prefers to keep people at arm's length. Yet when Rudy offers him a family Christmas it's impossible to resist. With no parents of his own, Zac is pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Rudy's. The only drawback is that everyone assumes they're a couple. Unwilling to disappoint Rudy's mum and make Christmas awkward, they decide not to deny it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator distracted from the story

  • By Anonymous User on 01-01-19

The narrator distracted from the story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I liked the story, the characters and their inner turmoil but would have liked a lot more chapters. I could not realy enjoy the book because of the narrator who pauses after every four words. His voices were fine. I'd like to try more Northcote books but Steadman goes on my avoid list.

  • A Walk Through Fire

  • Through Hell and Back, Book 1
  • By: Felice Stevens
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Blaming himself for the death of his parents, Dr. Drew Klein retreats into a shell of loneliness, merely going through the motions of life. After a disastrous, short-lived marriage, Drew leaves his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help. Although Drew isn't gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • to ambitious.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-12-18

to ambitious.

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

A very strange lovestory, trying to include subjects like child abuse, genocide, gun laws and murder. All made light and easy by Felice Stevens and narated in a friendly, distant tone by Kale Williams. I liked the plot and main characters.