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Julie C.

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  • Cigar Club

  • Open Tab, Book 2
  • By: J.A. Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Fallon Foster is Whiskey Springs’ self-proclaimed token lesbian. She isn’t a token any longer. After her year-long affair with best friend Andi Maguire ends, Fallon hopes to earn the trust and win the heart of the town’s newest resident, Riley Main. Ghosts from the past still haunt Fallon and Riley. Informed by loss and betrayal, the pair endeavors to find their way to each other. Along the way, their growing affection and burgeoning relationship will change the lives and the paths of more people than Riley and Fallon could imagine. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Mandy on 07-11-18

Even better than book 1

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

There isn’t a dang thing wrong with this book. The relationship feels real and 3 Dimensional. Nothing is ‘fake’ even when its complicated it’s not forced can’t wait for the next.

  • Beowulf for Cretins

  • A Love Story
  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of Beowulf for Cretins to bored students at one of New England's “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached and no contact information exchanged. Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace's world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history: Abbie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow sure and steady

  • By Julie C. on 01-08-18

Slow sure and steady

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I’ll admit I’m a sucker for anything Ann McMam writes. I tried to resist but failed miserably. It was the best decision I’ve ever fought against. I read the blurb and thought there’s going to be woe, angst and much mashing of teeth. Instead she has again crafted a delightful world where characters can grow and be themselves. Where human foibles are nothing to be feared but rather weave themselves into the tapestry that is an Ann McMan story. You’d be foolish to miss out listening to Christine Williams nuanced performance. I found myself sitting in my car listening to the rain and her voice bring everyone to life. That’s how good the story and the narrator meld together and how much they get under your skin.

This is a good first book to listen to if you just want to check the author out. I dare you to be disappointed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forever and a Knight

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Josie Beckett is a shock jock DJ - she's sarcastic, funny and doesn't believe in anything at all, certainly not in magic. But she's going to start believing when she finds herself no longer in her apartment's basement...but in the wild woods of another world entirely. And falling (literally) onto a woman who makes her heart skip a beat. Attis, the mysterious, dashing woman Josie unceremoniously fell onto, was once a knight...but tragedy caused her to give up her dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Julie C. on 12-06-18

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I recently discovered this author and am hugely excited that her books are available on audible. What’s not to love about a land of lady loving knights? A not such a damsel in distress and a cat with attitude rely on a knight to take them home rest assured this book is better than the blurb or my review. I’m buying the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Who'd Have Thought

  • By: G. Benson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Perez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle is all they've ever wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • QUEER LITERATURE DONE WELL!

  • By Frances on 19-05-18

Plan to listen because you’re not going to want to stop

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I bought this because I’d read the review on ‘The Lesbian Review’ website and knew I wouldn’t have time to sit down and read it. Oh the irony.

I found myself riveted so much so that I actually found myself sitting down and listening. I spent an extra hour in bed just to finish the book. If that doesn’t tell you enough about the quality of writing and performance nothing I say will make you buy this slow burn, age gap, medical /family drama but you should anyway.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Spring's Wake

  • By: Aurora Rey
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nora Calhoun keeps her life just like her Provincetown B and B, neat and tidy. She's thrilled when her niece, Graham, comes to stay with her while completing her graduate fieldwork aboard the Dolphin Fleet. She's less than thrilled when Graham starts hanging out with Willa Lange, a sexy wanderer who works for the Fleet and seems to have her sights set on Graham. At the encouragement of her sister, Emerson, Will's short stay in Ptown becomes a fresh start. She's doing great - a decent job, a place of her own, and new friends. But when she meets Nora, she finds herself pining for more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Age gap romance

  • By Julie C. on 06-05-18

Age gap romance

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I have all of Aurora Reys book An ii keep waiting to be let down but each time I start I’m immediately drawn into the story. This story builds the characters into complete rounded human beings. Both women are reluctant to risk being hurt for different reasons yet they both are able to overcome their fear and take a chance in each other.

What I love is there is no extreme danger or threat of violence to either woman yet they are given a series of predicaments where they choose to help each other.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Beard

  • By: Anne Eton
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When tall, pretty Kelly interviews at Washington D.C.’s premier LGBT-centric lobbying firm, she claims she has a girlfriend. Nothing could be further from the truth; she’s never even kissed a girl. Kelly’s hired. However, a suspicious co-worker keeps inquiring about her girlfriend. To keep her lies straight, Kelly bases her fictional partner on Anna, an aggressive, gorgeous lesbian friend of a friend. But when the firm’s annual Christmas party looms, Kelly’s forced to produce her mysterious girlfriend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • short but good story - is it worth one credit?

  • By Alice on 05-03-14

Train wreck of hilarity

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

Reviewed: 18-11-17

I’ll be honest I bought it because of the title. I was curious before long I was basically listening with burning cheeks. This story for me induced that state you often find in a movie comedy where you know the characters are going to get caught in embarrassing situations but you can’t stop watching and laughing. I loved ever cringe inducing word.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soras

  • Techromancy Scrolls, Book 2
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Laney Herder and Lady Celeste are called upon by the Lupei of the Mountain Gypsies as their Soras to help free their leader who had been kidnapped, and to stop a war between the realms of Sparo and the Gypsies. Again, Laney is thrown into a world and politics that seem alien to her. She must follow her heart to do the right thing when all seems lost in a foreign land, when she stands against the swords of a nebulous enemy and the magic of one of the most powerful magic users of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic book.

  • By caroline on 09-05-17

Left me hungry for more.

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

The two main characters, Laney and Celeste, play true to them selves. The curiosity of being in a preindustrial magical world building combined with future history makes the intrigue and danger fascinating. I was just as entranced with this story and how it linked to Adept as I'm sure I will be with the next. Well worth the wait

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Force of Nature

  • By: Kim Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Nothing for volunteer firefighters Gable McCoy and Erin Richards seems to go smoothly. From the tornado that nearly claims their lives to the raging forest fire that threatens to consume them, the forces of nature conspire against them. Even as they struggle with personal uncertainties along with their growing attraction, a deadly challenge awaits that may be the final foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From disaster to destiny (no spoilers)

  • By Julie C. on 14-05-17

From disaster to destiny (no spoilers)

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

Reviewed: 14-05-17

I liked the way Gable turmoil, self doubt rarely came out her mouth as she tried to find the way forward for her and the woman she has a crush on.

Enjoyed the combination of incidents that the volunteer fire department dealt with including their training process.

The main characters were front and centre the whole time which was both entertaining and frustrating. The narrator did a good job separating out about six different character voices not just the main ones.

Definitely worth a credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Lies

  • By: Lila Bruce
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Getting shot was the last thing Lia Broderick expected to happen when she stopped by the bank on her way to work - that and having the gorgeous woman from the coffee shop down the street be the one to rescue her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend

  • By Niki Lorna on 20-05-17

Quirky predictable and so so good

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

Reviewed: 19-03-17

What I liked about it was the narrators performance, being able to put exasperation and amusement in voice is a skill and makes this romance so much fun. This would make a great Sunday afternoon movie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Capsized

  • By: Julie Cannon
  • Narrated by: Hilarie Mukavitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

In the middle of a three-w eek fishing trip, commercial fisherman Roberta (Bert) Coughlin rescues Alissa Cooper from her burning yacht and has no choice but to take the pampered rich girl along. Alissa and Bert are from very different worlds. Bert struggles to succeed against the whims of Mother Nature. Alissa owns a successful advertising agency and is the epitome of high class and high fashion. When Alissa volunteers to help on the boat, Bert is more than a little surprised at how well she does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Water logged

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-17

Fluff

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

Reviewed: 15-12-16

I liked the two main characters but I kept waiting for the villainess to do something nasty. She turned up at the end and whined nobody called the police and nobody checks to see if she booby trapped the boat. Missed opportunities but I still liked it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful