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  • Tangle: A Lesbian Romance

  • By: Em Stevens
  • Narrated by: Madeline Grace
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Kensi Carlton thought she was happy. She had a career, a long term girlfriend, and the hair she’s been growing out since she was a young girl. But a betrayal sends her reeling into an existential crisis and, needing fast and ferocious change, she decides to cut it all out. Tess Upton is good at her job. It isn’t just that she’s an expert stylist. She’s also a dedicated listener, experienced at hearing her client's desires and gently guiding them toward the needed shifts in their lives. She’s not comfortable, however, with talking about her own needs-- and she’s deathly afraid of change. When Kensi asks Tess to cut off all her hair, it isn’t just a hair cut. It’s a fresh start for both of them. But when their pasts keep tangling with the present, can they still hope for a future together?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audiobook with excellent narration

  • By J C on 19-05-18

Great audiobook with excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I enjoyed this audiobook. Having not read the book before-hand I wasn't familiar with the storyline. The story is full of the unexpected, the narration made the storyline believable, and brought the well-defined characters to life. It was enough to convince me to buy the book :) It's the first time I have listened to a narration by Madeline Grace but I hope it won't be long before I listen to other narrations by her. Really enjoyable listen!

  • Twice in a Lifetime

  • By: Clare Lydon
  • Narrated by: TJ Richards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown - because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn't trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn't forgotten the past. Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there's just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she's worth taking a chance on again. Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgic, full of hope and love...

  • By CMeadows333 on 14-03-18

Enjoyable listen!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I enjoyed reading "Twice in a Lifetime" (this is my favourite Clare Lydon book to date), and I did wonder what audio would add to the story. But when you marry up a solid well-written book, with a really good narrator, the narration enhances the story, brings it alive and that is what has happened here. It's an easy book to dip into, it's a relaxing story to listen to, with well-drawn characters that come alive with TJ Richards' narration and you want to see them reach their happiness potential. Great stuff!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Still My Love

  • A Contemporary Romance
  • By: Diane Marina
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Beth Anders is just fine with her single life. Why mess with the heart when it isn't broken? Being alone means never dealing with hurtful ex-girlfriends or parents who have shunned her for being gay. Being alone has its perks - she's just fine on her own. Or so she thinks until the young, vivacious, and sexy Toni Vincent enters her life. In one moment, Toni quickly unlocks Beth's heart, and the two women plan a future together. But when Beth learns that Toni may not want the same type of happy ending she had in mind, fate steps in yet again to steal her happily ever after.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By ullahoo on 25-05-18

Wow! Fabulous book with brilliant narration!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I loved this book. It's a well-written lesbian romance. Excellent characterisations, great storyline and an unpredictable ending with an unexpected bonus. But then you have the audiobook. And what Daniela Acitelli does with the narration is to bring what was already a very good book to life and to a whole new level. Narration is spot on, the voices just fit the characters very well and the subtleties, nuances, humour and heartbreak are all made the more credible. Of course to succeed, you have to have the right material and Daniela's narration showcases just how good Diane Marina's writing is. Superb!

  • Jericho

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pent up frustration, anxiety much!!!

  • By seer on 16-02-15

Fabulous audiobook! Narration spot on!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This was so good to listen to. A very well crafted story with great characters, great dialogue and a fabulous storyline. There was such a mixture of events - no sooner had one event evolved, then another, and it was hard at times to see if the favoured outcome would ever happen. For an audio version of a well loved book to work well you really have to have an excellent narration and frankly it is hard to see how the narration of Jericho could be improved upon. Great narration by Christine Williams who really brought this excellent novel to life, and her choice of voices for the different characters is great. Brilliant!

  • The Retreat

  • A Kind of Lesbian Romance
  • By: Jane Retzig
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 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

Jo and Ed are unlikely best friends. He is the only son of wealthy parents. She was born on 'the wrong side of the tracks'. He loves sport, messing around with cars, and drinking. She's ambitious and hardworking. They are, in fact, a perfect team. They've stood by each other for almost 30 years. They've built a successful business together. There's just one problem. Jo is having an affair with Ed's wife. And now someone knows their secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another beautiful book by Jane Retzig

  • By Avid Reader on 18-06-17

Enjoyable thought-provoking romance!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. I really enjoyed reading this novel and found it thought- provoking. I was so engrossed I didn't synch the audio all the way through initially. But it is such a cleverly constructed read and story with complex engaging characters that I found the audio a really good listen on it's own . Others may prefer to simply listen to the audio and Jan Cramer's narration works very well here. So good to have all the options and when a book is as well-written as this is, you don't just want to read or listen to it once.

Any additional comments?

Another fabulous novel from Jane Retzig! Engaging absorbing story with interesting complex characters and a cleverly woven storyline. On the surface this is a love story. It's a romance that in real life people gossip about, knowing the outcome, but not how it evolved. I love the way the author trickles into the story, the background which slowly builds and explains so much. It's a lovely story, and there will be many who can identify with some of the aspects of the complicated relationship issues, but outcomes vary. And it's also thought provoking and a flag waving to those who settle for second best, and try to convince themselves it's for the best for everyone if they deny what they really want. Loved it!

  • Fusion

  • Velvet Series, Book 1
  • By: Diana Kane
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford, Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Alexis thought her life contained everything she wanted, until her partner of five years drops a bombshell on her. Catherine is an accomplished neurosurgeon looking for a fresh start in a new city. A chance meeting between the two imprints the doctor in Alexis's mind, with thoughts of Catherine pushing to the forefront months after they meet. When life places the pair in the same city, Alexis is unable to deny her attraction to Catherine. As the pair become closer, Alexis finds herself falling for Catherine, despite knowing that her feelings will never be reciprocated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sassy Sapphic Romance!

  • By J C on 05-04-18

Sassy Sapphic Romance!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed reading this debut novel told simultaneously from the two main characters' perspectives and wondered how it would work on audio. It must have been tricky to navigate the narrations but it worked really well from my perspective and I thought overall the narrators did a very good job. I don't think the passionate sex scenes would have worked with the one narrator, so applaud the decision to have 2 good narrators for this audio. Some readers/listeners may quibble about the sex scenes but they are well written, in character, and are a realistic representation of a healthy active sapphic relationship where chemistry sizzles.

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  • Who'd Have Thought

  • By: G. Benson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Perez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle is all they've ever wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • QUEER LITERATURE DONE WELL!

  • By Frances on 19-05-18

Very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Any additional comments?

I enjoy G Benson's books. "Who'd Have Thought" is a great example of the author's easy to dip into, yet well-structured lesbian fiction page turners with a medical backdrop. Her characters are real, have their own strengths, weaknesses and the storylines she writes are engaging. And who doesn't enjoy some old-fashioned happy soppiness? The audio version of this popular novel, successfully narrated by Tanya Eby, simply adds an extra dimension of enjoyment. I hope G Benson's "Flinging It" gets the audio treatment and soon!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All That Lies Within

  • By: Lynn Ames
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Glamorous movie star Dara Thomas has it all - an Oscar nomination, dozens of magazine covers proclaiming her the sexiest woman alive, and people of both sexes clamoring for her attention. She also has a carefully guarded secret life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No betrayal required

  • By Julie C. on 24-01-15

Not every novel is enhanced by addition of audio.

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Any additional comments?

This award winning novel from best selling lesfic author Lynn Ames really should have worked well with the addition of audio and narration by a very experienced narrator. I really wish I had read the book first. The storyline had a LOT going for it and maybe the book itself could have been split into different novels in a series? For me the pace and enjoyment of the book really picked up considerably after Rebecca met up with Dara's bff and from then on it was a much easier listen. At times it was a bit saccharine sweet, but I guess that is more to personal taste/choice of reading material. The narrative was a bit too soppy for me at other times and I felt the characterisations could have been more developed. The trickiest part for me was the choice of voices. Rebecca sounded 16 and adolescent, and Dara sounded far too deep and more masculine than her characterisation suggested. The bff/business manager had the voice that would have best suited Dara imo.There were lots of interesting clever touches and very neat tying up of loose ends. Perhaps a couple of characters were superfluous to the plot? I'm glad I stuck with it because overall I enjoyed it.

  • In the Distance There Is Light

  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other. Sophie's life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian's stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian's death blurred the lines too much?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Jacqueline on 16-08-18

Engaging well-written unconventional lesfic.

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

I loved reading this when it was first published and was interested to see how it would work with the audition of studio. Charlotte North's narration was excellent and not only has audio enhanced the story but the narration just elevated it to another level. This unconventional relationship may not be everyone's cup of tea but unconventional relationships happen all over the world and Harper's writing offers plausible insight as to why and how Sophie and Dolores become romantically engaged.

  • Seasons of Love

  • A Lesbian Romance Novel
  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Alice McAllister is a successful solicitor who likes a quiet, disciplined life. But when her business partner, Miranda, forces her to take a vacation at her holiday home in Portugal, the presence of Miranda's daughter, Joy, turns Alice's world upside down. Despite their age difference, Alice and Joy embark on a fiery holiday romance...until they have to return home to London. Will Alice be able to forget about Joy and what she has awakened in her? And how can she face Joy's mother without guilt after such a passionate summer fling?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different take on f/f relationship

  • By Alice on 26-01-17

Enjoyable May/December lesbian romance

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

What did you like most about Seasons of Love?

I've read this book before and enjoyed it as a good, easy read with likeable characters and a lovely May/December romance. I was interested to see how it would work with the addition of audio.

What other book might you compare Seasons of Love to, and why?

Harper Bliss's several other May/December romances. I enjoy the genre!

What about Carmen Rose’s performance did you like?

I wasn't sure initially because the accent for both lead characters was different from what I had imagined from reading the book beforehand. And that's the tricky part as what we imagine will be different for everyone. However I thought she did a great job overall. She certainly captured the nuances, the emotions and impact the storyline had on the characters and it definitely added an additional positivity to the read.

Any additional comments?

An enjoyable lesbian fiction romance enhanced by audio!