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  • The Mystery of Nevermore

  • Snow & Winter
  • By: C S Poe
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

It's Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective Neil Millett. When Snow's Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can't let the mystery rest. He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian's sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he's falling hard for the lead detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Kindle Fairy on 28-07-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

I was listening to this when I had a bad migraine and it was good enough to keep me distracted from the pain. With other similar books, this is not the only murder mystery romance with a cop and an antique book seller I have read🙊, the romance was lacking but this one was better, more believable.

My only issue was that I guessed most of the "mystery" before it happened. I wont put spoilers here, but as they uncovered each revelation I had already noticed and was not surprised at all so I feel I spent most of the book waiting for them to see the obvious.

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  • 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 Fairy on 07-05-17

Continuity Error in voices in the series

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

I thought his was excellent apart from one thing, which unfortunately totally ruined this audiobook for me. In book 1, Patrick had a deep and calm voice and Jake had a high slightly nervous voice, which was part of the plot. In this book, although these two were not the MCs anymore but secondary, Patrick now had a high, nervous voice and Jake had a deep and calm one. It completely changed their characters and the relationship between them.

So while I adored the book where it concerned the new MCs, I cringed evertime P&J were voiced.

In terms of the story, the author is a favourite of mine and she sets her books in australia, so the conflict surrounded a gay MC who was influenced by how some australian society viewed masculinity and his own prejudice against other sections of gay society, until these views are challenged by someone unexpected. It is another beautiful story with positive characters, you want to dislike the MC for his fear and behaviour but you cant help but like him.

The fact that the audiobook narrator can make the characters so different just by the voices he ascribes shows great talent in audiobook narration so I would listen to books narrated by him again, the author is a favourite of mine and this will be another favourite, but the continuity error is very disappointing.

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  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly hilarious

  • By Sarah Louise Smits on 18-01-16

awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

It is like a modern monty python and the holy grail. thoroughly irreverant and graphicly rude, but done so well it is hilarious. The performance was the best I have ever heard and I have listened to this narrator/Author combo b4.

  • Out of Nowhere

  • Middle of Somewhere, Book 2
  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Goss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The only thing in Colin Mulligan's life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he's gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spencer Goss, you're a star!!

  • By BevS on 22-07-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

It was a great book and the performance brought it out spectacularly. The voice given to the Colin by the narrator expressed so much of the angst and vulnerability u find out throughout the story that it added an extra dimension to the written word.

  • Prince of the Playhouse

  • Love in Laguna, Book 3
  • By: Tara Lain
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland has let obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen replace his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray Anson. Gray turns out to be a compelling mix of shy and brash and the signals Gray sends Ru have his libido doing the salsa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what happened to Ru's voice?

  • By Kindle Fairy on 29-06-16

what happened to Ru's voice?

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

Reviewed: 29-06-16

I am so disappointed. I loved the books and the previous audio books where Ru was a character. The actor used a really unusual voice for Ru and I was looking fwd seeing how that worked. This performance by the same actor has a completely different voice and character for Ru. In fact he sounds so like Shaz that it is hard to tell who is talking and I feel cheated out of Ru's story.

  • Luna of Mine

  • Grey Wolves, Book 8
  • By: Quinn Loftis
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Every life leaves behind a legacy. The alpha of the Romania Grey Wolves knows this better than most. His story began a century ago, and now a tragedy has led him to his rightful place as alpha of the Eastern Romania pack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start

  • By Kindle Fairy on 04-11-15

Slow to start

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

It was the same narrator as the other books in the series who did a good job in representing the younger versions of the characters from the main storyline. However it was quite a slow book at the start and I struggled to stay interested depite being a fan. Also it resolved quite quickly and gently as well so I keep forgetting how it ended. It may just be me but it missed the humour and sharpness of the rest grey wolves and fey books.

  • Prince of Wolves

  • Grey Wolves Series, Book 1
  • By: Quinn Loftis
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year of high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection; a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis Lupus, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good YA

  • By Leigh UK on 27-10-16

Great Book , fabulous series

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

Reviewed: 24-06-15

Loved the book before I bought the audio. Great narration, it added another level of depth to the story. Unfortunately, for me, the voice of Jen really grated, in reading the series I got the idea of someone with sharp caustic wit and the husky gritty voice sounded more like someone who had smoked for 40 years and was a bit drunk. Maybe it says her voice is husky and I forgot about it, but it didn't gel for me hence 4* rating. Saying that, the voices of Kane and Jacque were spot on making me feel like I really know these people.

  • Strawberries for Dessert

  • By: Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by: Mack L. Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

When Jonathan Kechter agrees to a blind date with Cole Fenton, he expects nothing more than dinner and a onenight stand... but he gets more than he bargained for in Cole. Cole is arrogant, flamboyant, and definitely not Jon’s type. Still, when Cole suggests an arrangement of getting together for casual sex whenever they're both in town, Jon readily agrees.Their arrangement may be casual, but Jonathan soon learns that when it comes to Cole Fenton, nothing is easy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I could get a refund

  • By Kindle Fairy on 18-03-15

Wish I could get a refund

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

I went back to reading the book after only a few minutes of listening to the audiobook... It was that bad! It was done in complete monotone, even the intimate scenes, even the voice of the flamboyant "femme sounding" male lead. I had to reread the original to catch up because I couldn't understand who was saying what. There were no pauses between paragraphs so one sentence ran into another that was set at a different time. Just bad. Appalling!

  • Bloodlines, Book 1

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Read by the actress Emily Shaffer. Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with vampire Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it, great book

  • By oops225 on 10-07-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Loved the book already and the narration just made it come to life again. The characters were amazingly consistent and their voices distinct from each other and in line with the canon of the book. Only one small gripe really... being British I found Adrian's "British" accent was uncomfortable, like someone mixing the English accents they knew into one and then lengthening all their vowels. *shudder* He is supposed to be posh but instead sounds like he is a bottom feeding con man. Apart from that the storytelling was exquisite.

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  • Land of the Ice Giants

  • Edinburgh Elementals, Book 3
  • By: Gayle Ramage
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Hattie is a woman with great hair and the unusual ability to see all creatures of magic, whether they want to be seen or not. On her way to visit the Ice Giants in the Scottish Highlands, nothing could disrupt Hattie's plans. Except an unreliable car. And a stowaway forest spirit...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bring on no.4

  • By fluffyredfox on 26-11-15

I liked the first one better

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Struggled to get into this and then the ending was rather sudden. It doesn't have the same feel as the first book which I have listened to repeatedly. I do however love the accents and the voice used for Hattie's character is amazing.

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