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  • Starting from Zero

  • Starting From Series, Book 1
  • By: Lane Hayes
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Justin Cuevas is going through a rough patch. A broken relationship, a scandal, and the demise of his band have shaken the aspiring rock star’s confidence. Working two jobs and sleeping on his friend’s sofa isn’t ideal, but Justin isn’t ready to give up yet. With a little luck, he’s hoping to re-launch his music career in LA with his new band, Zero. The key is to stay focused, and not get distracted by his past...or the sexy songwriter he can’t get out of his head. Gray Robertson has written dozens of hits and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely story.

  • By Edga on 16-05-19

lovely story.

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

Reviewed: 16-05-19

I had been highly anticipating this book for a while now, Justin was a character that we'd met in a previous book, and I was dying for his story to be told. I was so excited to finally dive into it. It was so definitely worth the wait!

Justin had so much emotional baggage buried in his past, but I loved his attitude to life and his courage to meet things head on and overcome them. His integrity was amazing. Gray was just this amazing, kind soul. He and Justin fit together so well. In fact, I'd go so far to say that they're right up there amongst my favourite characters.

It's, of course, very well written, with a great storyline and plot. It's a passionate and emotional read, which made for a very nice romance. Also, loved meeting Christian and Rory again, characters from one of Ms Hayes' previous books. 

It is written in dual POV, which I do like, giving the reader much more of the thoughts and feelings of the main characters. The epilogue was swoon worthy and there's a puppy 😍🐕

I'm so hoping for more from this series, there were a couple of cracking secondary characters introduced in the story. Can't wait.

The narration was incredibly well done. First class listen 👍

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  • Falling Down

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Josh finds himself homeless at 18, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves are done and the harsh winter comes, Josh plans to find a place to curl up and let go. It will be a relief to finally stop fighting. Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Bliss

  • By I. Fenton on 16-05-19

Excellent story and narration.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-19

Beautiful story, as one would expect from Eli Easton . Not really angsty in the true sense, kind of hauntingly sad, but with a thread of hope sneaking in every now and again. I loved both of the MCS, they were perfect for each other, loved their HEA. Definitely a keeper. There is talk of suicide, so beware if this is a trigger for you (tho this is actually clear from the blurb). The narration is first class.

  • Dead Speak

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 1
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O'Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he's got nothing to lose in enlisting the man's help to find Michael.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Kindle Customer on 30-06-18

Recommended.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-19

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Quite a dramatic story. On occasion though, a bit too melodramatic for my taste, hence, the 4 stars. However, it does contain a bit of everything , humour, action, drama and suspense. I knew that I'd enjoy the audible version. Michael Pauley is one of my favourite narrators, and I knew he'd do this story credt. Definitely recommended, both in e - book and audible form.

  • Rule Breaker

  • By: Lily Morton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss? Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards. Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything. However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great performance

  • By Gbe01 on 11-05-19

must buy.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-19

Loved the story. Well written employee/boss romance that I read in one sitting. Two sexy guys, lots of wit and hot sex. What could be better? Fell in love with Dylan and Gabe (so vulnerable); although I wanted to smack him at times! Highly recommended, brilliant repartee, some angst (Gabe can be a jerk, but he has good reason), sizzling sexual tension, and romantic to boot. Lovely HEA. Also enjoyed the bonus story on the author's website. Highly recommended. Can't wait til the next book is on audible. Very good narration.

  • Hide and Keep

  • Boys of Lake Cliff, Book 1
  • By: K. Sterling
  • Narrated by: Mr. Sterling
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

A scared, lonely past and a dangerous secret follow Dr. Aiden Sharp to the peaceful town of Lake Cliff, Illinois, when he arrives to testify in a murder trial for the district attorney.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Class Listen. Highly Recommended.

  • By Edga on 19-03-19

First Class Listen. Highly Recommended.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Love this lady's writing, and this has got to one of her best books yet. Great writing, excellent characters and a first class, gripping story. What more could you want? Full of romance and snark, as one would expect from Ms Sterling. Loved both Aiden (one of the best characters she's come up with) and Lane. Aiden is not the easiest person to understand, but Lane is perfect for him.

Their relationship was realistic, emotional, and developed beautifully throughout the story. I really came to care for them and was just rooting for their relationship all the way. An absolute keeper that I cannot recommend enough.

This audible version just enhances the story, and makes Aiden and Lane feel more real. Good narration also, well done Mr. Sterling.

  • Out in the End Zone

  • Out in College, Book 2
  • By: Lane Hayes
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family…and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone…like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story, excellent narration.

  • By Edga on 24-01-19

Lovely story, excellent narration.

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19


A great story, with loveable MCs and strong supporting characters, this is the second in the Out in College series from Ms Hayes and, as with the audio of the first in the series, I absolutely loved it.

I loved that it's light on the angst, heavy on the feels, and leaves you with a smile. The dialogue between Evan and Mitch is spot on, and their obvious attraction just drags you into the story. Michael Pauley captures both guys perfectly.

Evan was such a fun character. He had a real zest for life and, due to his earlier experiences, he wants to grab life and give everything a go. He's not had it easy, but hasn't let himself be soured by the past. Mitch is a love, he's unforgivingly gay, outwardly confident, but, as the story progresses his vulnerability becomes apparent.

Once the two guys get together, working on their secret project, all bets are off. They were great together. I loved listening to them fall in love, and I LOVED the ending. Bonus that we got to see Derek and Gabe again, from the first book again, and the next book is gonna be just as awesome, bring it on 😉



  • Out in the Deep

  • Out in College, Book 1
  • By: Lane Hayes
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Derek Vaughn is a little too serious. He’s a type-A controlling personality with a penchant for order and a love of water polo. But he’s determined to enjoy his last year of college. The real world with a serious job and big expectations can wait for a few months. He’s going soak up every minute on campus with his friends and teammates before he moves on. The only possible kink in his plan is the new guy on the team...also known as his nemesis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gay love story

  • By Robert on 14-05-19

great story

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

What a delightful story. No real angst, just lots and lots of falling in love. I adored both Gabe and Derek, they just fit. Derek was such a hot mess, he made me laugh, but I loved his reaction to his obvious attraction to Gabe. Nothing was rushed, their relationship was so organic, I found their snuggliness adorable. As usual, with Ms Lane, the dialogue and the pace of the story was spot on.

If you want what ultimately is feel good story, I highly recommend this. It's a perfect start to a new series. Derek and Gabe were perfectly written and we are also introduced to a slew of characters who are obviously going to feature in future stories.

So, a low angst love story from Ms Lane, which is a perfect read to while away a summer's day. Once again, Lane's character development is first class. I loved Derek's enthusiasm and the way in which he was all in, once he decided to pursue his attraction to Gabe. I'm already looking forward to the next book.

Excellent narration from Michael Pauley. Brought Gabe and Derek alive.

  • The Boyfriend Recipe

  • By: Alex Miska, V. Soffer
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

DAVID - I watched in horror as my sister shattered yet another poor guy’s heart… only this time, I can’t get sweet, sexy, straight Hunter out of my head. My daily latte runs to Moore Delicious, the bakery where he works, aren’t helping. And now I’m in a bind: my favorite cousin insists that I attend her wedding. With a date. So she whips up a half-baked scheme that will piss off the family that disowned me and secure an ally by my side: ask my sister’s ex to pretend to be my boyfriend. The question is, will Hunter agree to play along? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet story.

  • By Anna E. on 12-02-19

Humorous Romcom

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

I read the book and enjoyed the story, it's very cute and funny. The audio proved just as good, if very short. However, Nick J Russo is one of my favourite narrators, and he did an excellent job portraying Hunter and David and the secondary characters. Lovely to meet some of the Moore series characters again, also.

I enjoyed the story too. I've been reading some quite heavy books lately, this made a nice change. It was fluffy and sweet, with likeable characters and with no real angst. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • A Dance for Two

  • By: Colette Davison
  • Narrated by: Neil Macfarlane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Adam and Luc used to be close. At least they were before Luc distanced himself from Adam at 14, then eventually left home. Adam never got over the sting of betrayal, or the loss of his one-time best friend. When Luc is invited back home to help get his parents' failing dance school back on track, Adam isn't sure he can cope with having his stepbrother back in his life. Especially when he discovers Luc's decade-old secret. Luc left home because he was sure no one would understand that he had fallen in love with his stepbrother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, with lots of feels. Good narration.

  • By Edga on 15-12-18

Good story, with lots of feels. Good narration.

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

I've not read the e book, but loved the sound of the story and I like my audible books . I was really impressed with the narration, Mr MacFarlane isn't a narrator I've come across before, but I thought that he did a really good job. l listened to some of this whilst sitting in front of the fire, with a glass of wine, perfect! There is some angst and the story does have some depth, it was well written and quite compelling. There’s plenty of emotion, some angst and lots of feels. A good listen, which I would certainly recommend.

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  • Vanilla Clouds

  • By: Roe Horvat
  • Narrated by: Vance Bastian
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sex and chocolate are the two pleasures Michał enjoys most in life. His sex life has been nonexistent for some time, though. After a particularly bad hookup, he keeps mostly to himself. That leaves chocolate. Luckily, he works surrounded by the most delicious, extravagant produce in Gothenburg. Beside his job at the chocolaterie, his main source of excitement is his online friend, Magnus, whom he stubbornly refuses to meet in person. A customer turns up at the chocolaterie one day - tall, shy, and charming. If Michał can step out of his overly safe shell, there might be not only chocolate, but sex, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended sweetness with a pinch of angst

  • By Olivia F on 23-12-18

Great story, recommended to read and as an audible

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

First book I read from this author, and it hasn't been the last. A nice romance, about two guys who've been online friends for years, and one of them wants to take their friendship to the next level. I liked both MCs, and understood the reluctance of one of them to take the relationship further. I felt connected to both Magnus and Michal, and was interested to see how things worked out. A pretty straightforward story, with no real angst. Recommended both to read and to listen to. I've not come across Vance Bastian as a narrator before , I was impressed. Thought he did a pretty good job.