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  • Buried Passion

  • Never Too Late
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Clancy Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Ryan is a detective with the abused-persons unit of the Mass. State Police. He balks when his supervisor assigns him to a case with the cold-case unit - everyone in Cold Case is an alpha, and that’s just not a comfortable place for an unclaimed omega to be. Nick is a detective with the cold-case unit. He’s a strictly by-the-book detective. Ryan and Nick butt heads almost immediately, although it doesn’t take long for either detective to figure out that at least part of the reason for their strife is the scorching chemistry between them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh.. No!

  • By Amy on 12-03-19

Eh.. No!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Clancy did a great job narrating this book but the actual story didn't work for me. I found Nick absolutely detestable and I waited for him to redeem himself and was not satisfied at all.

  • Love Me Whole

  • By: Nicky James
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Twenty-eight-year-old Oryn Patterson isn't like other people. Being an extremely shy social introvert is only part of the problem. Oryn has dissociative identity disorder. He may look like a normal man on the outside, but spend five minutes with him, and his daily struggles begin to show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration

  • By jane wilkinson on 21-03-19

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

Buy this audiobook! Do it! Do it now!!!

This book is incredible. Give me an extraordinary story and a narrator capable of bringing it to life, and I am in heaven! And this happened here. I didn't want to take breaks while listening (what do you mean you want me to divide my attention?! Can't you see I'm BUSY?!). I resented people interrupting me actually. I spent pretty much all my time with headphones on absorbed in the book.

Adam Gold is magic. He manages to voice each character with their own flair and individuality so the listener knows who's speaking when. Considering you're dealing with several individuals as main characters, this had the potential to be a confusing mess. It wasn't. It was a pleasure to listen to. I didn't want it to end, and I can't wait to listen to more from him.

As for the book itself.. I think Nicky James achieved something great here. This story is not rushed. Oryn, the alters and Vaughn spend time getting to know each other and I loved that Nicky allows us to sit with Vaughn's confusion and hesitation and slow understanding and the evolution of Oryn and Vaughn's relationship becomes an experience for the reader. I loved it!

  • IRL: In Real Life

  • After Oscar, Book 1
  • By: Lucy Lennox, Molly Maddox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 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

Conor: It starts with a drunken text pic. The kind I would normally never send. Only, instead of it going to the flirty hotel bartender, it goes to some random stranger who actually responds. Wells: The first thing I notice about Conor Newell when he sits down in my high-rise conference room is how delightfully nervous he is. Then I see his tie. The same geeky tie that’s held hostage on my phone. The one that belongs to my anonymous late-night texter. And it changes everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Book addict on 04-03-19

Hot and sweet!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Loved this book! I have a soft spot for any kind of online or anonymous meeting so I knew it was going to be right up my street! Conor is incredibly sweet and I fell for Wells pretty hard. Can't wait for the rest of the series to come out!

  • Hidden in Darkness

  • In Darkness Series, Book 1
  • By: Alice Winters
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

When Felix lands a job taking care of a man recovering from severe injuries, he thinks his life may have just turned around. Anything has to be better than the place he's leaving. There's something about Lane that draws Felix to him and makes him question if this place could finally become a home for him. But when someone begins stalking Felix, he is left to question who Lane is and what actually happened to him. Together, Felix and Lane will be forced to see just how far they will go to protect each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, expertly performed

  • By Dee Slate on 16-10-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I loved this book when I read it but Joel brought it to a whole new level! it was so much fun listening to the snark of both characters. I can't wait for the next in the series!!

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  • Not Safe for Work

  • By: L. A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Bored senseless in a meeting, Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user... who’s six feet away. Suddenly, Jon finds himself on the same page as someone who’s way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, he finds himself tangled up in a much bigger mess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Amy on 20-09-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

Sadly, this book didn't work for me. I'm not quite sure why, I just didn't connect with Rick at all and found myself not caring what happened. LA Witt is a wonderful writer and I've loved so many of her books so I would certainly not let this book not working for me turn you off. The narrator did a fantastic job!

  • The Alpha Prince

  • Kingdom of Askara, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Sue
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Askaran desert can no longer sustain the secret hybrid population of wolves bred from those sent there to die for their crimes. Justice knows the time has come to lead his wolves to a new life, but soon realizes his pack could never be governed by, nor swear fealty to, the cruel and despotic Alpha of Solonara - Darius - so he hatches a plan to fight and ultimately kill the Alpha, his heir, and take over the territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

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

So good!

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

I have adored this series! If you have liked the previous books, you'll love this one also. I really enjoy how Victoria manages to create characters who don't recognise their own strength. I loved Justice and Cashel and really enjoyed the twists and turns in this book. Highly recommended.

Michael Pauley is especially good for this book. I have to say that I am not a fan of his narration at all - I have always found it too over-acted and cringeworthy, particularly sex scenes or any form of distress. But I didn't struggle with that at all while listening to this audiobook which says a lot! He managed to portray Justice and Cashel so well and told the story incredibly well. I'm impressed!

  • The Master Will Appear

  • By: L.A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins. Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees. What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous

  • By MaryD on 26-08-18

So much love!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Where does The Master Will Appear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved every second of this book. I fell in love with the Ryan and Misha and the way their relationship developed and grew. I know it's a book I will go back to again which is a compliment from me because I rarely visit books twice.

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

Michael Ferraiuolo's portrayal of the characters was really wonderful and brought the book to life. I have listened to books by him before and he is among my favourite narrators!

  • Jack of Thorns

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Amelia Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them. Desperate to fix his rotting life, Laurence prays for aid and accidentally summons a fertility god who prefers to be called Jack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 12 Hours of waiting for something to happen

  • By Amy on 05-02-18

12 Hours of waiting for something to happen

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Would you try another book written by Amelia Faulkner or narrated by Joel Leslie?

I love Joel Leslie. I wanted to give up on this book several times but he kept me listening.

As for Amelia Faulkner, I'm on the fence. I loved the characters! I'm dying to know what happens with them. I know there's a long history with Banbury that we didn't seem to touch in this book and that was furiously frustrating. But the book just dragged and dragged and nothing seemed to happen which leaves me undecided about following up with the series. Perhaps I will read a summary of the next books instead.

Would you ever listen to anything by Amelia Faulkner again?

I don't think so.

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  • A Boy and His Dragon

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn’t afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story but terrible narration!

  • By Amy on 14-09-17

Nice story but terrible narration!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

Any additional comments?

This is a nice story. Not terribly exciting or plot driven, it's a casual feel good book about two not very adventurous characters falling in love. And while Arthur and Bertie weren't very adventurous, I did enjoy them both as characters. Sadly, I gave up on the audiobook a few hours in because the reader was painful to listen to. I had the speed set to 1.45 just to make it listenable and even then, every time the narrator said 'Arthur..' it lasted for about 4 seconds. I dread to think what it was like in normal speed. Painful! I read the second half on kindle. I agree with the reviewer who said to skip the audiobook and get the kindle. I wish I'd read the reviews before I bought the audio version.

  • Beneath the Stain

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers - and their penchant for making good music when they weren't getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends - especially Grant Adams - made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amy on 30-08-17

Superb

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Took a little while for me to get into this book, and it's definitely a story you need to be in the right mood for, but when you're in that mood, it's absolutely incredible! You just need to be ready for angst. And happiness. And more angst! But it's worth it!

Nick J. Russo was the perfect narrator for this story. I enjoyed every second of his narration and look forward to listening to more of him in the future!

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