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  • Dom of Ages

  • Collars and Cuffs, Book 7
  • By: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Eli may only be 30, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably 20 years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he's always wanted - a sub who wants to serve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than reading the book!!

  • By Dawn Mayhew on 01-03-17

Beautiful Story with a Fabulous Narration.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

The Collars and Cuffs series is one of my all time favourites and I've read all the books. I started to collect the audiobooks and after enjoying the first six I was very hesitant about continuing with them due to the change in narrator. I loved Nick J Russo's performance and was, in truth, a bit unhappy that he couldn't complete the series. I really shouldn't have been worried though, Joel Leslie's performance is flawless.

Jared is a submissive in his fifties, his life is empty and rudderless since he lost his master in a plane crash four years before. His life lacks direction and purpose. All Jared wants is to serve, to look after someone, can Eli, a Dom, with far more to learn than he realises, who is also twenty years his junior, be that man. Such a simple premise, but the story is anything but simple, it's beautiful and heartfelt, full of words that Joel Leslie brings fully to life as we follow Jared and Eli's journey from strangers, to dom and submissive, and ultimately to lovers, as at its heart that's what Dom of Ages is, a love story.

Joel Leslie has a noticeable regional accent for Eli which quickly became very natural and enjoyable. For Jarod he uses a deep mature slightly upper class voice which fitted the character perfectly and I felt Joel was able to convey Jared's initial hopelessness, desperation and need very well, and a few times I found myself in tears listening to Jarod.

It been a few years since I've read the book but that didn't matter, Joel Leslie's narration was rich and diverse, and easy to follow, I was never confused between the characters, something that can very easily happen in audiobooks. The story was an absolute joy to listen too and I've never had ten hours pass to quickly. I'm now looking forward to Endings and Beginnings, the final book in the Collar and Cuffs series, which is also narrated by Joel Leslie.

  • A Fashionable Indulgence

  • Society of Gentlemen, Book 1
  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In the first novel of an explosive new series from K. J. Charles, a young gentleman and his elegant mentor fight for love in a world of wealth, power, and manipulation. When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely terrific!

  • By Wendy Loveridge on 30-12-15

Fabulous MM Recency, superbly narrated

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

Reviewed: 19-08-15

I loved A Fashionable Indulgence when I read it and reviewed it for Prism Book Alliance and this audiobook is superb, its one of the best MM audio books I have ever listened to. The narrator is brilliant and his Julius is just perfect. It's a wonderful story and I just don't have the words to convey how good this audiobook is. If you love historical MM and audio listen to this, you won't disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Unlocked Heart

  • Collars & Cuffs
  • By: K. C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn't been living--merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester's gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can't keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo's gaze, but that's like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story but .... an American narrator?!

  • By Petra Ford on 18-02-15

Wonderful story, superbly narrated.

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

Reviewed: 16-02-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this story which is book 1 in KC Wells Collars and Cuffs series. The narration by Nick J Russo was perfect. I'm looking forward to him narrating more of this series.

  • Somebody Killed His Editor

  • Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A very drap nothing tale

  • By alex on 27-10-15

Great story and superb performance,

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

Reviewed: 21-01-15

I loved this book. Kevin R Free gives a superb performance and the story is interesting and engaging.

  • The Darkest Hour

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focused on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems to be wasting her time sketching endless portraits of Tony. She wants his parents to have something to remember him by in case it all goes wrong in the war…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.................

  • By Karen on 09-07-14

I loved this

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

I loved this. Sandra Duncan's performance was flawless. The story was easy to follow and understand, even though it moved constantly between WW2 and the present day, which was important as I hadn't read the book first. Highly recommended.

  • Zero at the Bone

  • By: Jane Seville
  • Narrated by: Alan Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb story!

  • By Fortuna on 25-04-18

Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 19-06-14

Really bad narration, I couldn't tell who was who when he was talking and certainly not in character as D. I returned the book. It's a pity but I won't listen to good books ruined by the wrong narrater.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Horse

  • Dark Horse Series
  • By: Kate Sherwood
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thought it was going to be about horses !

  • By Alycat on 21-09-15

Beautiful story. Perfectly narrated

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

Reviewed: 10-04-14

I adore this story and grabbed it as soon as i saw it on Audible. The narrater is perfect I can't imagine anyone reading this better. Have a few tissues handy at the beginning but other than that just enjoy it, you won't be disappointed. Highly Recommended.

  • Whiskey and Wry

  • Sinners, Book 2
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man's existence could even be called murder. When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum's doctors tell him he's delusional and his memories are all lies: he's really Stephen Thompson, and he'd gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more enjoyable than book one

  • By Debbie Attenborough on 21-07-18

Just Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 10-04-14

I love this book. The narrator is so good he really knows how to bring all the characters to life. Highly Recommended.

  • Sinner's Gin

  • Sinners, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

There's a dead man in Miki St. John's vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there. After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner's Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki's car, Miki fears death isn't done with him yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging story, fast narration

  • By Redbird on 03-01-17

Just Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 07-03-14

I fell I love with this story, my first by Rhys Ford, but not my last. The narration by Tristan James is superb, couldn't be bettered. On to Whisky & Wry now.

  • Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death

  • Agamemnon Frost, Book 1
  • By: Kim Knox
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He's working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him. For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a disappointment!

  • By D. Donnelly-Wood on 25-08-13

Steampunk and Martians, just superb

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

Reviewed: 22-08-13

Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim Knox is a wonderful mix of Victorian steam punk and aliens from Mars.Edgar Mason spent 10 years as a foot soldier for the British Empire. Now finding himself no longer required, his role on the battlefield replaced by machines, he finds employment where he can, working as a personal servant for The Registry. Mason is hired by Sir Randolph Cadwallander to serve as a valet to the dangerously enigmatic Agamemnon Frost when he visits Sir Randolph to attend a very special Twelfth Night dinner party. Mason finds himself drawn to the man from the moment they first meet but Agamemnon Frost is not what he seems, and neither is Sir Randolph Cadwallander or the rest of the guests. It also turns out that Edgar’s presence is by design as well.

Stephen McLoughlin's narration is just perfect. Agamemnon is deliciously seductive with his clipped tones and correct disposition, I kept thinking of a cross between Sherlock Holmes and a bohemian Dr Who as I was listening. I loved it.