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Christina Azariadou

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  • Perfect Imperfections

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with "The" Jeremy Jameson and can't say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once-in-a-lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect slow-burn friends to lovers with hot HEA

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-08-15

Can't distinguish between the MCs

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

Reviewed: 26-09-16

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I love this story, at least when reading it but the voices between the MCs weren't distinguishable and that made it difficult to understand who was talking if you aren't familiar with the story.

Any additional comments?

The song in the beginning and between the chapters was ANNOYING!!! I didn't care for the music, which every time I heard it I thought I was going to listen to a Scorpions song, and the lyrics were meeeeh!

  • Cherish Your Name

  • The Warder Series, Book 6
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Malic Sunden is in hell—only not literally... yet. As a warder, Malic is used to fighting demons and squaring off against all kinds of creatures from the pit, but this year he’s facing a new and terrifying prospect: Christmas holidays with his much-younger boyfriend and his family. He loves Dylan, his hearth, but Dylan’s parents, the Shaws, are another story. They think Malic is a cradle-robber, among other things. At least their neighbor, Brad, seems to like him. Then again, maybe not....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and narration

  • By Christina Azariadou on 09-04-13

Great book and narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Cherish your name is a continuation of some sorts, of Malic's and Dylan's story. It's placed on Christmas and what we see is the growth in the relationship between the two protagonists but with themselves also. Dylan's family struggles to accept the fact that Dylan is partners with an older man and don't accept Malic right away. After Dylan explains his feelings and Malic's things start to change for the better. But demon trouble never is far away from a Warder.



We also see how Malic starts to depend more on his fellow Warders and even better we get hints about the series not ending just yet. We can only but wait.



For the narration I can't say much since Andrew Schwartz is one of my most favorite narrators and he always delivers! I'd love to see him do more of Mary Calmes books in the future.

  • Bulletproof

  • A Matter of Time, Book 5
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gelder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him - particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust-fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh dear :( not as good bring back Paul Morey!

  • By Mark on 13-06-13

Amazing Follow Up Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

This is a continuation from Matter of Time and if you love Jory and Sam you'll love this book as well.



As always Jory manages to find himself in trouble and with Sam undercover for a mission things only escalate.Mary Calmes once more wrote a great and quick passed story with a lot of sidelines so that the reader won't be bored to read all through it only about the main two characters. It truly is a gift of Mary Calmes to manage to make the reader anticipate the encounters between the two protagonists and she always delivers in the most hot fashion!



Now as far as the audiobook goes Jeff Gelder delivers a great Jory, but I prefer Paul Morey's Sam. It's annoying to have in every chapter the reminder of the book's title like you can ever forget but oh well. This reading also way better than the he did in Trusted Bond, more paced and with more diversity in voices. So really not to much to be dissatisfied over

  • Trusted Bond

  • Change of Heart, Book 2
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gelder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Jin Rayne is having trouble adjusting to the new life he’s supposed to love. Instead of adapting to being the mate of tribe leader Logan Church, Jin can't get past the fact that his lover was straight before they met. He's discovered the joy in belonging to Logan but fears his new life could disappear at a moment’s notice, despite Logan's insistence that they are forever, end of story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Narration

  • By Christina Azariadou on 22-12-12

Disappointing Narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-12

The book is excellent there's no doubt about that. I was really excited to see that it finally was released as an audiobook and I immediately bought it.



What I found though was less than satisfactory. The narrator read too quickly, like he was rushing through it, and with barely enough stops in his narrations to let things sink in. Not much diversity in the voices nor the tone of voice depending on the mood the characters were in.



Really this was a disappointment especially when compared to the first book narrated by Sean Crisden.



Also in comparison with the first book, the terminology that Mary Calmes uses in her books for the Werepanthers, maahes, semel, reah etc, are read differently too. Don't know if they were read wrongly in the first book or in the second but it'd have been better if they were kept the same as they were in the first book so that at least there would be some sort of connection between the 2 books.

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