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  • How to Wish Upon a Star

  • Howl at the Moon, Book 3
  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Shaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever: DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened - dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist, and Jason can't betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures out how the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By Patty-London on 12-09-16

Best so far

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

This is book 3 in the series and I feel it's the best so for.There is a strong story line with lots of anst all mixed in with the ongoing introduction to the Quickening race.Milo is just too cute for words and I was pleased to read more about Tim and the Lance as well as Roman and Matt.
I really enjoyed the narrator's 'voices' and he has enhance the overall enjoyment of this story. I hope he continues to narrate the whole series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight: Dance with the Devil, Book 3

  • By: Megan Derr
  • Narrated by: Cameron Jake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Lord Devlin White, Duke of Winterbourne, is the last in a long line of powerful witches who assist the Demon Lord of London in keeping control of the nightwalkers. With all but one of his siblings gone to the American colonies and his proud family line all but ended, Devlin is kept from gloom and despair by his unusual ward, Midnight. Neither alive nor dead and sustained by magic , Midnight is happy to spend his life by Devlin's side - though he longs for the day that Devlin sees him as more than a ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more!!

  • By Patty-London on 08-02-16

I want more!!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

I have really enjoyed all 3 books and would welcome another 10 in the series.
Ms Derr's imagination is awesome and don't know where she gets her inspiration but please don't stop writing
The narration was quite good even though I was initially put off by the English accent( find most seem slightly contrived)
Mr Jake did an excellent job with the voice various characters

  • Easy Evenings

  • Mangrove Stories Book 4
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Lazlo Maguire doesn't do relationships - he does transactions. Six months of the year, he's an expensive rent boy in Manhattan, and he moves so fast that settling down could not, would not, ever enter his mind...except for once. He meets Britton Lassiter, man to man, not as hustler and mark, and it's too good to be true when the lawyer wants to keep Lazlo, even if he has to share him with the job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The best so far

  • By Patty-London on 01-01-16

The best so far

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

If you could sum up Easy Evenings in three words, what would they be?

short but enjoyable

What other book might you compare Easy Evenings to, and why?

cant think of another book at the moment

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

Mr Tremblay is an excellent narrator.He always brings a story to life

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

the scence with Laz and his mother

Any additional comments?

no

  • Timing (Gay Romance)

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book too good t put down

  • By Anonymous User on 24-07-18

I love this story!!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

One of my all time favourite M/M books.I would recommend to someone reading a M/M romance for the first time
Mary Calmes at her best

  • Crucible of Fate

  • Change of Heart Book 4
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes - he's set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: His normal leadership style isn't working.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4th book in the series and it did not dissapoint

  • By Patty-London on 02-10-14

4th book in the series and it did not dissapoint

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

Reviewed: 02-10-14

Where does Crucible of Fate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is part of a series that I really love and I have re-read books 1-3 several times. I cant compare it to other audiobooks.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is intricate and exciting with a strong m/m romance story. The author has created a shifter world that so realistic,with well rounded characters.

Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favourite?

Yuri

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

when Domin first meets Jin and Logan's son

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed reading the Change of Heart series so I was thrilled that the author had continued on from the other books. The writer does know how to write a good story and keep you excited. And as a big Jin and Logan fan, it was great reading about them again. Overall, a good book.

  • Deadly Nightshade

  • Deadly Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Victor J. Banis
  • Narrated by: Roy Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Straight cop, gay cop, and a woman who "isn't real". Tom and Stanley are on the trail of a drag queen serial killer, and along the way, they find themselves engaged in a more intimate pursuit, trying to resolve another mystery: their unexpected attraction to one another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator killed this story!

  • By Patty-London on 17-08-14

The Narrator killed this story!

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

Reviewed: 17-08-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The murder/mystery aspect of the story was good-the twist at the end was a surprises.I just wanted to shake Tom for being so stubborn about his growing attraction to Stanley. I think he should have accepted that he might be bisexual by the end of the book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The choice/voice of narrator was TOTALLY inappropriate for this story. The main part of the story involved several interactions with Transgender and Tran-sexual individuals in Drag clubs. Stanley is depicted a being a camp,out and proud guy man-Mr Wells sounds like a hard smoking cowboy!

Do you think Deadly Nightshade needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, the end was clearly written to facilitate another story. Stanley and Tom have unresolved issues .

  • Dirty Laundry

  • Cole Mcginnis Mysteries
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole's closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems-most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Not what I expected...love this story

  • By Patty-London on 17-08-14

Wow! Not what I expected...love this story

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

Reviewed: 17-08-14

Would you listen to Dirty Laundry again? Why?

Yep!! There is so much more than a love story/who done it, going on in this series and the glimpses into Korean customs is really interesting.

What other book might you compare Dirty Laundry to, and why?

I can not think of any other book that I can compare to this. The whole Korean cultural spectrum is completely outside my understanding. I think Ms Fords gave us a fascinating insight

What does Greg Tremblay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Tremblay brings the story to life. His portrayal of the characters are so realistic. I can't speak Korean but I am convinced that he can.
I read the latest book in the series-Dirty Deeds and I heard his voice in every dialogue between Jae and Cole. Really good Narration

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Sinner Born

  • Brooklyn Sinners, Book 3
  • By: Avril Ashton
  • Narrated by: Renard Pasquale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change. Kane isn’t over the death of his longtime partner. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book is not for the faint hearted

  • By Patty-London on 17-08-14

This book is not for the faint hearted

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

Reviewed: 17-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of A Sinner Born to be better than the print version?

Yes, there is so much going on and this is the longest book in the series. Also Syran's story was very painful to deal with so I found it much easier to absorb the whole book in audio form. Thanks for choosing a really good narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

When Kane finally came to his senses and went after Syren

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

No

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

So many moments in this book to pick one. Syren telling Kane about his life after he was rescued from his last owner.

  • Sinner’s Fall

  • Brooklyn Sinners, Book 4
  • By: Avril Ashton
  • Narrated by: Renard Pasquale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Tommy Jankowski is hiding from a past he can’t escape and a man he can’t forget. With a new name and resolve, he settles in a small California town. It’s there he catches the eye of a predator. Fearing for his life, Tommy reaches out to his old boss for help. The man who shows up is the last person Tommy is prepared to face. Mateo Oliveros hasn’t forgiven himself for scaring Tommy so bad he took off running. When Mateo gets a call that Tommy is in danger, he doesn’t think twice before rushing to the rescue, but Tommy isn’t happy to see him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tommy finally got his story

  • By Patty-London on 17-08-14

Tommy finally got his story

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

Reviewed: 17-08-14

I loved this story despite the the trauma abuse and sheer bad luck that follow poorTommy
I loved Mateo character and how gentle and respectful he treats his man.
The narrator was excellent ! A very good Range of voices and seemed to enjoy what he was doing.It made for a very enjoyable listen

  • Change of Heart - Gay Fiction

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By osionide on 09-06-11

A fresh and interesting shapeshifter story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I normally avoid books written in the first person but this story was a wonderful exception to the rule. The characters are well rounded, interesting, and believable. Jin is a were-panther who doesn't want anything to do with the were-panther society after he was thrown out of his own pack, along with his childhood friend Crane. Circumstances beyond his control change that and he copes with humor and pragmatism.

Calmes is an inventive and imaginative writer and I am looking forward to the continuation of this series.Well, pretty much any other books from her :).