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  • Deadly Dorian

  • Ward Security, Book 3
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy. Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet!

  • By Pixiebell on 25-11-18

Best yet!

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

This series just gets better with each and every book.
I can’t wait for the next!

  • In the Ruins

  • Metahuman Files, Book 2
  • By: Hailey Turner
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

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
  • A cracking sequel!

  • By Pixiebell on 22-11-18

A cracking sequel!

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

This is fast becoming one of my favourite series at the moment, the plot is exciting, the world building and characters well developed and the chemistry between Jamie and Kyle is HOT!
I believe that Hailey Turner has 5 books in the series so far, and I hope there are plans for the other 3 to go on audio, with the exceptionally talented Greg Boudreaux continuing to narrate as he has the vocal range and ability to vocalise all the different foreign accents perfectly.

  • A Light in the Darkness

  • In Darkness, Book 2
  • By: Alice Winters
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. No more car chases, no more drug lords, and no more kidnapping bad guys. But when Felix's brother wants to repair their relationship, he brings with him a secret that could cost all of them their lives. Lane isn't complaining because the thrills of life-threatening situations are right up his alley. They may think they have a handle on the situation, but what they do not know is that someone has been working them from the shadows. Forcing them to do exactly what he wants as he drives them closer to his sick game of life and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant sequel

  • By MaryD on 03-12-18

Great second book

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

I absolutely adore Lane and Felix!
This second book is best enjoyed after reading the first but not essential it can be read as a stand alone, however I feel to really appreciate the relationship between Lane and Felix you would benefit by reading the books in order.
The snarky, sarcastic humour between the two MC’s is just my cup of tea and had me belly laughing.
Having a disability myself I know how important it is to be able retain a sense of humour without offending anyone and I feel the author Alice Winters, achieved this perfectly.
As for Joel Leslie, his narration was sublime! He was Lane and Felix, his comedic timing and performance was just what was needed for these two characters and I couldn’t imagine anyone else narrating this series of books.

  • Be Still My Heart

  • Four Kings Security, Book Two
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much annoying drama

  • By Book addict on 30-11-18

Good follow up to book one

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

After listening to book one I couldn’t wait to see what Charlie Cochet had in store for Red the King of Hearts from Four Kings Security and Laz (Lazarus) Galanos, an up and coming fashion photographer.
Especially after their explosive and dramatic meeting in book one.
It isn’t essential that you read or listen to Love in Spades : Four Kings Security Book One to enjoy or follow book two but I would recommend it to fully appreciate all the characters, especially Laz’s point of view.
Greg Boudreaux is in my top three of all narrators and his narration is as usual flawless. Each character is easily differentiated and his timing and inflection are perfect.

  • Lost in Dallas

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

After low self-esteem sent Kyle into the arms of the wrong alpha - a cop with a Napoleon complex - he finds himself in an untenable situation that quickly escalates from bad to worse. After his relationship ends in the worst way imaginable, his boss takes him in, giving him a safe harbor and a friendly shoulder to lean on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Kyle and Dallas!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 29-11-18

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

***Trigger warning Domestic Abuse***
This is the 2nd book in the Lonestar Brothers series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This book starts with Dallas and his employee and friend from the gym he owns, Kyle an omega who is in an abusive relationship with a policeman boyfriend.
Kyle’s confidence has been eroded over time time with his boyfriend’s Mental and physical abuse which culminates Kyle being hospitalised.
It takes this savage attack for Kyle to realise his boyfriend isn’t who is best for him and maybe Dallas is.
Whilst this book addresses important issues and I usually enjoy the Alpha/Omega trope this book didn’t do anything for me.
I felt it was two dimensional and not much world building was done.
John Solo is a favourite narrator who is extremely versatile and I have many of his other audiobooks. I have to give him credit for the way he was able to give each and every character a different voice, but for some reason in this audiobook the accent of the characters grated on me.

  • Forsaken

  • The Protectors, Book 4
  • By: Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Guys like Eli just aren't Mav's type, period. Yet he can't deny his intense attraction to the younger man who only looks at him with fear in his eyes. Until the day there's something else in those eyes, too. Something that draws Mav in and refuses to let go. Something that makes him want to forget his rules. But Mav's learned the hard way what happens when you get too close to something. And while he vows to protect Eli after a violent attack leaves the younger man shaken, protection is all he'll offer. Because anything else would just cost too much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best so far!

  • By Pixiebell on 23-10-18

The Best so far!

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Forsaken has always been my favourite of The Protectors books and the audiobook has just taken it to an amazing level.
Michael Pauley is one of my top 3 narrators but when combined with the talent of Sloane Kennedy he appears to surpass all others and go straight to number 1.
I can’t wait for the rest of the series to arrive on audiobook

  • Evolved

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise and mess, and he's uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN. Shaun is compatible to Lloyd's every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realizes Shaun's not like other A-Class androids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - that was great!

  • By Book addict on 05-09-18

I want a Shaun!

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

This is not your normal MM romance, but despite being in a dystopian setting it is still a story of love and acceptance.
I couldn’t help falling in love with both Lloyd and Shaun.
NR Walker expertly takes you on a journey of emotions through the characters and although this is a Sci-Fi story set in the not too distant future, it’s not too far out of the realms of believability.
Joel Leslie is one of my top 3 narrators and I couldn’t think of anyone better to have narrated this audiobook.
He was Pluperfect! Lol

  • Transposition

  • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Gregory Ashe
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

 

Emery Hazard and his partner, John-Henry Somerset, have solved their first case together. The brutal murders that rocked the quiet town of Wahredua have been put to rest. Hazard, however, finds his life has only grown more complicated as he adjusts to his new home. Living with Somers, whom he has been drawn to since high school, makes "complicated" the understatement of the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Pixiebell on 16-08-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

I was hooked after the first instalments of the complex mystery involving police detectives Emery Hazard and his partner, John-Henry Somerset. After putting the ghosts of the past behind them, and learning to work together, the two men struggle with the strong emotions they have had for each other since they were teenagers despite Hazard being in a new relationship with his boyfriend Rico and Somers trying to repair his marriage to his wife Cora.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday the partners find themselves cut off from the outside world in an old mansion due to a flood then blizzard and the following murder/mystery is reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s ‘Then there were none’ but on a much more complex and exciting scale.
I understand that there are a total of 6 books so far in this series and I just hope that the rest are made available on audible and that Tristan James continues to Narrate them.

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  • Axios: A Spartan Tale

  • By: Jaclyn Osborn
  • Narrated by: Adam Stubbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

I am Axios of Sparta, and I was born to kill. At age seven, I left home to train with other boys where we were taught obedience, solidarity, military strategy, and how to withstand pain. My harsh upbringing stripped me of my weaknesses and forced me to become strong. Ruthless. But, I craved something greater - a life I could never have. Against all odds, and the toughest training a warrior could endure, I found an unexpected love in the arms of a fellow Spartan. He was the very air I breathed and the water that sustained me. Fighting side by side with him, we were invincible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By Pixiebell on 12-07-18

Epic!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This is a breathtaking and intensely emotional epic saga detailing the lives and love of two Spartans Axios and Eryx. It spans their lives from when they meet as young boys, training to become soldiers, through various campaigns in adulthood. Their friendship grows and they fall deeply in love.
The amount of detail and research that the author has put into this book is astounding. It is also beautifully written. The development of the characters of Ax and Ery throughout the story from boys to men, friends to lovers is flawless and the supporting cast were very strong and contributed immensely to this epic saga.
The battle scenes were particularly realistic, not that I have been in one, but I felt my pulse quicken and my anxiety for the characters was real and many tears were shed.
I have to thank the author for the epilogue as after all the emotion a time of calm was needed before the end.
The narrator, Adam Stubbs, is new to me and he was perfect for this book.

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  • Prophesy

  • The King & Alpha Series Series, Book 1
  • By: A.E. Via
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Black
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father's large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice himself is sometimes able to control. As the Vampire King, Chadwick "Wick" Bentley has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn't feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad 80s porn...

  • By Book addict on 02-07-18

Worth the wait!

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

I have waited an age to listen to an A.E Via book on audio and it didn’t disappoint.
I love the idea of a Shifter/Vampire true mating, it brings together my two favourite PNR’s together in one storyline, and Wick and Justice are two strong leaders of their species. Wick the English King of the Vampires and Justice the American Zenith Alpha are expertly narrated by Nathaniel Black a new narrator to me. His upper class English accent was excellent.
I hope that there will be more of this series and perhaps A.E. Via will consider placing her series ‘Nothing Special’ and ‘Promises’ on audiobook too