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  • In Other Words...Murder

  • Holmes & Moriarity 4
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Mystery author and sometimes amateur sleuth Christopher Holmes is settling into domesticity with his sometimes rival, sometimes nemesis J.X. Moriarity when he learns a body has been discovered in the backyard of his former home. To complicate matters, Christopher's ex turns up accusing Christopher of doing away with his former personal assistant - the man for whom David dumped him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a lack lustre mess of a story

  • By Mary on 02-11-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

Kevin R Free is superb, reviving his role as Christopher Holmes and JX Moriarity. I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing such a great job with these wonderful books and characters. The book was a pleasure to read and listen to, suspense, romance, comedy, and automatic buy for me at any time. Long may this series continue. If you have already read this series you know what I mean, if you haven’t go start at ‘Somebody Killed His Editor’, the story grabs you from the first sentence and doesn’t let go!

  • His Mossy Boy [Being(s) in Love]

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Christopher Patton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Years ago, a very intoxicated Martin nearly died in the woods outside Everlasting, and a beautiful creature saved him, although Martin’s done his best to forget it. He spends his time in a haze of weed as he avoids his emotionally abusive mother - and the way he feels about men. Martin is already a weirdo in his isolated small town; he doesn’t need a sexuality crisis, too. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Geraldine on 09-02-18

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This is a great audio adaptation of a beautifully written book. I love all of the Beings in Love series, though Little Wolf and His Mossy Boys are my favourites. Robert Nieman was brilliant for Little Wolf but Chris Patton is perfect for Ian and Martin. He has been a favourite since the Adrien English series, but he delivers the life and feeling this book deserves. A fantastic, long listen. Recommended.

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  • The Magpie Lord

  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Exiled for 20 years, Lucien never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He's also inherited his family's enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane's family. Unfortunately, it's his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he's ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude...and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb audio

  • By Geraldine on 28-01-18

Superb audio

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

What made the experience of listening to The Magpie Lord the most enjoyable?

The whole series is wonderful, fresh, finely crafted, but the audio is great the narrator does a fantastic job of briniging the characters to life.

What other book might you compare The Magpie Lord to, and why?

Difficult to say as the series is so unique, but in terms of a book I enjoyed as much...umm, probably Hell and High Water, this impressed me in the same way.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The dramatic ending, wow. You can feel the tension.

Any additional comments?

Give this a listen, I highly recommend it. Bought the second in the series halfway through this first, but I have been listening to the first pretty much on a loop it’s so good.

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  • The Rebuilding Year

  • By: Kaje Harper
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

A few excruciating minutes pinned under a burning beam cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his current girlfriend, and damn near cost him his left leg. Giving up, though, wasn't an option. He fought and won the battle back to health, over a painful year. Now, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper should be simple. Until he realizes he's falling in love with his housemate and things take a turn for the complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice performance from Gomez....

  • By BevS on 07-10-18

Loved the book, great performance

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

I love Kaje Harper, and I have read and loved John and Ryans' books a few times, the stories are well drawn, the characters feel real, in real life situations, and are beautifully drawn. I wasn't sure about Gomez Pugh as the storyteller...he's my Vic and Jacob from the Psycop books, but, much as he brought those fantastic books to life so does he here, and not in a way that has me looking back to those very disparate characters. Well worth a listen and your money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dim Sum Asylum

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage - snarling dragons guarding C-Town's multiple gates and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can't trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn't want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Fantasy

  • By MaryD on 20-10-17

Wonderful combination of Rhys Ford & Greg Tremblay

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

Would you listen to Dim Sum Asylum again? Why?

Yes, I loved the story, and Greg Tremblay breathes life into the characters, just as with the fantastic Cole McGuiness series. A winning combination every time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dim Sum Asylum?

I loved it all, but some parts are funny, whilst the assassin fairy at the start, that's really chilling, and Greg Tremblay communicates the threat, the potential for real violence, the underlying menace.

Have you listened to any of Greg Tremblay’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I think he does a brilliant job, he's great with the Asian accents which make the stories so believable

Any additional comments?

Great read, great listen. Worth your money or a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Are the Reason

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Davo's a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fully accepts that he's gay, but doesn't want to be one of those gays who are girly. He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme - including relationships that last beyond 15 minutes. Then Davo's friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl. Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continuity Error in voices in the series

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-05-17

Brilliantly funny

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of You Are the Reason to be better than the print version?

Not really, I enjoyed both, but I had different voices in my head for both Davo and Lee

Who was your favorite character and why?

Davo, I just love him, how he alters his views, his warmth, his friendship and his love of Lee. I also loved his My Little Pony stories and his attempt at nappy changing

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I like that he's genuinely Aussie sounding!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes you laugh out loud. I waited so long for this book to be released on audio as it really is one of my very favourite reads. So very heartwarming in dark times. Encore, Ms Kaye

Any additional comments?

Buy it, I don't think you'll regret the money/credit!

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  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 13-12-16

Even though this was a free gift I'd like to think I'd pay to share this with others, a wonderful production. The cast were top notch, I like to think that all the true messages from Dickens were brought out, and I laughed and cried. I have recommended on FB, so there you go. Thank you so much to everyone involved.

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  • Power Play

  • Scoring Chances, Book 3
  • By: Avon Gale
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 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

A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford's hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires. But nothing prepares him for the shock when he learns the new head coach is Misha Samarin, the man who caused Max's accident. Misha has no idea what to do when he's confronted with Max's presence - or the fierce attraction that springs up between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read

  • By Mandy ryder on 14-10-16

My favourite so far

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

Reviewed: 18-10-16

Would you listen to Power Play again? Why?

Yes, it's funny and warm, sexy and interesting. I loved this book. I've enjoyed all of Avon Gale's stories but this one seemed especially good in audio form.

What did you like best about this story?

The wonderful characters, given a distinct voice by Scott R Smith

What does Scott R. Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

An extra depth, a twist on the words that you might not have 'read' yourself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I just loved Misha coming to terms with his guilt and realising he deserved forgiveness

Any additional comments?

Very worthwhile read.

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  • Strong Signal

  • Cyberlove Series, Book 1
  • By: Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
  • Narrated by: Guy Locke, Eric London
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave staff sergeant Garrett Reid behind. That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel. I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me - a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Could do better Mr Locke....

  • By BevS on 12-09-16

Entertaining, erotic, romantic book

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

If you could sum up Strong Signal in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant, wonderful, superb

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Garrett and Kai, both strong m/cs in their own right, both vulnerable in different ways, and I am also looking out for Costigan's story in audio. I loved the dual narrators having different voices for the characters.

Have you listened to any of Guy Locke and Eric London ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I am not really a fan of Guy Locke's as he is quite a sloooooww talking narrator but I think he did a great job for Garrett, really suited him. Never listened to Eric Lomdon before but he did a great job and I would listen again.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I think it's an emotionally charged book because of the vulnerabilities of the m/cs and the worry for returning servicemen looking for work in a difficult economy. We have social anxiety disorder and an outing. Real life choices are a threat to a happy ending, of course I sniffled.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book, the audio added to the experience. Can't wait for Fast Connection!

  • The Queen & the Homo Jock King

  • At First Sight
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76

Do you believe in love at first sight? Sanford Stewart sure doesn't. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy's perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind. Or so he tells himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved. Loved. Loved it

  • By kindleaddict on 26-09-16

Brilliantly funny

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Bitchy, foul mouthed, sarcastic and wonderful. Just like the first book in the series this is an hilariously funny book. TJ Klune's marvellous characters are brought to life by Michael Lesley with each having a very distinct voice. Sandy's diva Helena is simply superb and the story made me laugh out loud. There are some achingly tender moments between the two m/cs as their vulnerabilities are laid bare, and these are cleverly woven into the tale. This book is worth every penny as I listen again and again and will no doubt get something different out of it every time. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful