LISTENER

a j maybury

  • 10
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 11
  • ratings
  • 'Tis the Season

  • By: Alex Jane
  • Narrated by: Michael Fell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Aaron has spent the past 10 months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone - wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance. Or so he thinks. Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn't as easy as everyone keeps telling him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional & Sweet novella

  • By Millsy Loves Books on 09-11-17

Lovely!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Such a lovely sweet story, the narration was spot on. One I'll listen to again for sure.

  • Texas Family

  • Volume 4
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Jack and Riley want to extend their small family of three. Their first choice is surrogacy with Jack as the father, and when all this begins smoothly both men can't help but contemplate at what point would things go wrong. After all, their lives are far from normal, and nothing is ever smooth. Add a small four-year-old boy in foster care into the mix, and suddenly things become a whole lot more complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Jack & Riley...

  • By a j maybury on 28-08-17

More Jack & Riley...

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I'd recommend this entire series. It's fabulous.

What does Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sean's voice is Jack and Riley now, I couldn't imagine anyone else narrating this series, he's fast becoming my favourite narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did :)

Any additional comments?

The Texas Series is one of my comfort reads, I can't count how many times I've read it and I can't wait to have the whole series in audio.

  • He Completes Me

  • Home Collection
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Not even his mother's funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he's falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn't need to be fixed, and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By a j maybury on 26-08-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 26-08-17

Would you ever listen to anything by Cardeno C. again?

I would as I like this author's books, this one just didn't work for me.

What does Alexander Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator was great, it was just the story that let this one down.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No not particularly.

Any additional comments?

I honestly couldn't find anything to like about any of the characters in this story, one MC was just vile and selfish, the other a complete wet blanket and the secondary characters were so self absorbed. Not a great reference for this author's work.

  • Threshold

  • Whyborne & Griffin, Volume 2
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine. Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better and Better

  • By a j maybury on 03-05-17

Better and Better

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this is a fabulous series and the audio books take it to another level.

Have you listened to any of Julian G. Simmons’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, the first in this series, this was better...no dodgy Irish accent to be found :)

Any additional comments?

Onward and upward to book #3

  • How I Met Your Father

  • By: L. B. Gregg
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn't looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can't dodge the "best man" bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, Sweet & Sexy!

  • By a j maybury on 03-05-17

Short, Sweet & Sexy!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, really enjoyed listening to this.

Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I think Nick's voice is great for audio narration, this is the second book I've listened to narrated by him and I've enjoyed them both immensely.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

  • The Shearing Gun

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

At 25 Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia's rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a "shearing gun" - an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since. Elliot is the newbie doctor in town - city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration, ok story

  • By Book addict on 14-09-18

Great Story, Shame About The Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Gillies’s performances?

No, this is the second book I've listened to narrated by Dave Gillies and his accent and voice doesn't work for me.

Any additional comments?

Such a shame as I love the book, I just couldn't listen to the audio, ended up DNFing.

  • Fair Game

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him, but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery & Romance

  • By Sarah on 01-12-13

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

What did you like most about Fair Game?

I love the mystery elements in Josh Lanyon's books, I'd read this a while ago and had completely forgotten the storyline, was fabulous trying to figure it out.

Any additional comments?

Recommended.

  • Too Stupid to Live

  • Romancelandia, Book 1
  • By: Anne Tenino
  • Narrated by: Tobias Silversmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Sam's a new man. Yes, he's still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he's wised up. His one true love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He's cultivated the necessary fortitude to say "no" to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, or erotic-novel-worthy he may be. Until he meets Ian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book!

  • By a j maybury on 03-05-17

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I love this story, it's perfectly sweet and funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam is a wonderful character, his optimism is infectious.

  • Loving Jay

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he's not gay - after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James "Jay" Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay - from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By a j maybury on 03-05-17

Cute

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Would you listen to Loving Jay again? Why?

I wouldn't listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

It's a very cute story with great characters.

Any additional comments?

For me the narrator didn't work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Widdershins

  • Whyborne & Griffin, Book 1
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult that murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • worst regional accents ever!!

  • By glassophile on 29-11-15

The first in a great series

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

What did you like best about this story?

It's a fabulous story and I'll listen again.

Have you listened to any of Julian G. Simmons’s other performances? How does this one compare?

My only issue was the Irish accent, I think sometimes it works just as well to not use the accent.