David Allen Vargo is so entertaining with his reading. He puts so much expression in every character making you want to never stop listening to his voice. I hope he is able to narrate more of Aiden Bates’ books. With such an amazing story along with the vivid reading by the narrator… you will want to continue to listen.
Wonderful Book 5 in the series!
... Mr Vargo's narration was amazing. His deep voice and acting got me from the begining. An outstanding performance. Wonderful!
Beautiful friends to lovers story
...The narrator was amazing - I could happily listen to his narration all day.
...This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by David Allen Vargo and I have to say I was immensely impressed!
He gave each of the main characters different and distinctive voices which matched their rough, tough personas. He also gave supporting characters different voices, even the women. I hope he narrates the rest of the series and look forward to him narrating other books in this genre.
This was an amazing listen.
David Allen Vargo's audio delivery was smooth, flawless and utter perfection!
Narrator David Allen Vargo delivers an amazing performance. From Dante's deep growly voice to Heath's wide-eyed youthful one to the many distinct side characters, his narration hits all the right emotional notes and is just perfect for the story. I have no doubt his narration greatly added to my enjoyment of this book.
Awesome! Loved it!
...I thought narrator David Allen Vargo did a super fantastic job with his deep sexy voice and theatrics bringing this story to life! It’s a great addition to this awesome series! Dante is a really good audiobook that I definitely recommend!
Well written and beautifully narrated
...The extraordinary narration in both Tex and now Dante make the stories jump right off the page. I feel like I know these people and want to become part of their world. A world which bears very little, if any, resemblance to reality, but it is a tremendous joy to spend time in nonetheless. These books are my new guilty pleasure.
...David Allen Vargo gives a solid performance. His voice fits with the tenor of the book and the series because it has a richness and depth to it that is the appropriate counterpoint to the characters and the story. He created two distinct voices and consistently delivered them. His diction is excellent and he is able to impart the right emotion behind the words...
Great story and performance!
David Allen Vargo's performance here was wonderful. It must be difficult to voice so many alpha males and keep every character distinct, yet he manages to do that and capture all the emotions perfectly as well.
David Allen Vargo gave a brilliant performance!
...I've become a fan of narrator David Allen Vargo. His narration really is a performance, and a terrific one at that. The deep, gravely quality to his voice is pitch-perfect for Beau, as is his lighthearted, playful delivery for Tru, and his variety of distinct voices including for the female characters is impressive.
Great story is done justice by fantastic narrator
I'll read anything this narrator performs. He took over the series at book 5, and the difference was immediately noticable.
Oh my, the narrator David he was absolutely spot on in this book. Every character he brought to life in my mind and he got all their wonderful quirks and characteristics down to a t. This book is a relisten for sure. Absolutely recommend!
David Allen Vargo provided excellent narration to bring these men to life, and I love how each character had their own unique voice that expressed their personality.
David Allen Vargo's narration dazzles us with his multitude of character voices and superb acting. Each subsequent book sees him revealing more of his amazing versatility. The two grandmothers are an absolute joy (wish there had been more of a story-line for them). The mother was a perfect snob and the sister was a hoot. Mr. Vargo has an amazing range, from deep, gruff- voiced Beau, to the Thai grandmother. It's hard to believe it was the same person. You can bet, I'm anxiously waiting for the next installment of Hell's Ankhor.
David Allen Vargo was an unexpected surprise...This guy got inside my head. The rawness that he gave Joker was amazing. I'm not necessarily a stoic kind of guy, but haven't ever choked up in an audio book till now. The vulnerability in his voice in the last quarter of the book as Joker opens up to the man he loves and to his brothers MESSED. ME. UP. If I could give David 6 stars I would. I have my favorite narrators but none of them have knocked me over like Mr. Vargo. Phenomenal.
David Allen Vargo just took a good book and brought it to life and I loved it. Joker stole my heart even more while listening to it than reading it.
The narrator David Allen Vargo is simply AMAZING!
I'm shaking over here! The narrator pulled me into this story so fast and so deep, my head is STILL spinning! I have not read Hell's Ankhor Books 1 through 7, but I'm going back to rectify that oversight. I see that the first four books have different narrators. How can they possibly compare? Wow! A book eight that makes me want to go back and 'read' the series from book 1? INCREDIBLE!!!
Narrator David Allen Vargo delivers another fantastic performance in this series, including voicing an especially unique accent for Joker, and his narration alone is worth giving this a listen.
This series has grown to be one of my favorites. Not only does David do an awesome job with the narration of the book, but the little spin he puts on the character's voices just makes the book so much more enjoyable. I loved the book when it came out but man I have to say I love the audio more.
As a huge fan of this series and of the ebook version, I was waiting for the audiobook and Mr Vargo´s work as always, was outstanding. Joker and Brennan's story has many of the elements that made every book as good or better than the previous one. The plotline is complex and entertaining, the romantic aspect is sweet and endearing, with many amazing dialogues, sometimes intense and emotional and others so peaceful, understanding and lovable that warmed your heart.This book is so good, it gets complemented by the very enjoyable narration of Mr Vargo with his amazing voice acting, energetic performance and smooth voice. Another wonderful book on the series! I can't wait for Nix's story!
A Wonderful Narration of a Classic Novel!
Some Dance to Remember is a classic gay novel, now available as an audiobook voiced by David Vargo. Given the numerous reviews already available about the novel itself, I will focus instead on the audiobook’s narration, which is superb. The novel is more a character study than an action thriller. Given that, it is important that the narrator give each person a distinct voice that captures that character’s essence. Mr. Vargo does that to a T. Whether its Kick, the Alabama-born bodybuilder, Ryan, our intellectual protagonist, or Sully, the porn-producer whose acerbic wit pierces the starry-eyed passions of his best friend, Ryan, Vargo brings them to life. If you like the novel, this audio rendition brings an added dimension to the characters that you won’t soon forget.
SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER
Potent Story with a Talented Narrator
I am grateful to David Allen Vargo for lending his extensive theatrical skill to reading this powerful story by Douglas Whaley. Imaginary Friend contributes to understanding the experiences of atheists and LGBTQ+ people with thought-provoking analysis, an intense plot, and a good deal of humor. Mr. Vargo’s engaging reading brings the story and characters to life with distinct and natural sounding voices. I highly recommend the book and will look forward to hearing more readings by David Allen Vargo.
FLAWLESS BOOK INDEED! I LOVED EVERY MOMENT!
SIMPLY THE BEST, AND NARRATION WAS SUPERB AS WELL. MORE! LOVED IT!!!!
Mr. Whaley manages to successfully weave some thought provoking theories and a suspenseful story to create an immensely satisfying narrative. My wife and I both listened and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr Vargo’s reading was masterful; creating individual voices for a huge cast of characters. In short, a first-rate production.
A Great Read
This is a great read blending together a discussion of faith and atheism in a story filled with suspense. The characters are memorable and ably voiced by David Vargo. I have listened to a number of books read by Mr. Vargo and I am impressed. His range is remarkable giving each character a unique accent which brings them each distinctively to life.
So Well Written! So Well Acted!
I don’t know who to praise the most, the author or the narrator. The book is so well-written and so well-acted. It is dramatic but with excellent touches of humor. The characters are beautifully realized and interesting as well as admirable and appalling. The plot was full of surprises. I enjoyed it thoroughly, although the ending was every bit the downer it was meant to be. I was initially going to read this book, but the audio, with the combination of plot, character, and voices was definitely the best way to engage it. I could never have imagined the characters so perfectly without all the voices and accents.
A Compelling Performance...
The narrator, David Allen Vargo, gives a compelling performance. His unique voices help keep the story flowing and draw the listener in. Vargo speaks clearly and with appropriate emotion. His delivery is smooth and steady. I enjoy Vargo’s performances.
Wonderful Story & Narration, Gripping & Heartfelt...
Lydia Michaels could not have cast a better narrator to bring her characters and story to life. David Allen Vargo is a wonderfully talented narrator and a versatile character actor. He took each role and made it his own and was fabulous covering both the male and female roles, giving each their own distinct voice, making it easy to follow along and tell who is who. Vargo had a complete understanding of the characters he portrayed and was believable in every role he played. You could hear how much heart he put into his work as he captured the characters’ emotions and projected them into his performance and had you feeling every single one. David Allen Vargo is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this fabulous listen.
An Extremely Angsty Story with Terrific Narration...
I wanted to listen to this story based on the narrator alone because David Allen Vargo is just that fantastic...
I have come across the narrator David Allen Vargo once before and was very impressed with his narration skills and once again he was excellent. I would love to hear much more from him in the MM genre.
Exceptional Story & Listen...Riveting & Heartfelt!
...And for the fabulous narration, David Allen Vargo is an entertaining storyteller and a versatile voice artist. This is only my second book of his and I am looking forward to listening to more of his books. His talent knows no bounds, he does an amazing job bringing the characters to life, humanizing them with their emotions and their personality. He has a complete understanding of the characters he portrays, gives each a voice that is a perfect fit for that character and sounds believable in every role he plays. He sets the perfect tone for the story, captures all the character’s emotions and has you feeling every single one. Thank you for another amazing listen and for enhancing this exceptional story to another level.
5 Star Narration
The narrator did a fantastic job. His reading voice was pleasant. He expressed the emotions really well and brought the story to life. He added special effects when the MC was thinking and even sang a line. He gave each character a voice that was both distinct and suiting of them. It was a wonderful listening experience.
The narrator, David Allen Vargo, voices this romantic action-filled story with his resonating voice whether he is performing Kelly or Ashlynn or another character. Vargo captures and projects each character’s personality and emotions wonderfully. Vargo keeps the story moving at a steady and consistent pace. Further, he keeps the exhilaration between the main characters flowing. I’m not sure how he was able to keep his performance even at the end when all I could do was laugh. A professional to the end!
Profound and Emotional
Narrator David Allen Vargo brought so much depth, compassion, and expressiveness warranted to cherish this storyline and characters. I adored this book and highly recommend it.
Perfectly cast narrator...fantastic!
There is nothing better than a perfectly cast narrator telling us a story, and David Allen Vargo is just that. He is fantastic, bringing each character, male and female to life. I love how he tunes into each personality, uses his Irish accent and breathes life into the story. And the use of sound effects at the most appropriate times gives us a very visual picture of what is happening. He does not overuse the effects, so they are not distracting, but an enhancement, creating a movie in our minds. He is fantastic!
Patricia Mundy Reichardt - Essential Romance Book Club
Beautifully Emotional and Heartfelt! Exceptional Narration!
Reed cast the perfect narrator to bring his story and characters to life. David Allen Vargo does an amazing job portraying these characters and does so with a complete understanding of who are, and he falls into the roles like he is stepping in to their shoes and telling you their story like it was his own to tell. He gives each character their own distinct voice, making it easy to follow along and tell who is who. You could hear how much heart he puts into his work as he captures all the character’s emotions and projects them into his performance and has you feeling every single one. He sets the perfect tone for the story and the quality of his performance and the audio is top-notch, which enhances the story to another level. Vargo is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another wonderful listen.
WOW! What a Story
The narration of this book was simply amazing!
Realistic, informative, and emotional
David Allen Vargo does a superb job. He captures the emotionally charged moments without ever going over the top or making a false step.
Good story, Great Performance!
As always David Allen Vargo did a wonderful job. He brought all the characters to life, and that's with this book asking for a wide range from him. His delivery of the main characters plight had me actually tearing up while listening. Well done, David! I listened to the entire book in one day, and now I wish I had stretched out the experience a bit.
Let me tell you why I loved this book...
The narration by David Allen Vargo was top notch. He approaches every character with amazing realism. He voices everything from a 65-year-old woman, to a 6-year-old boy, and everything in between, with stunning authenticity. I will listen to anything and everything he narrates.
One man's coming out story
Narrator David Allen Vargo delivers a great performance. I find it amazing that a narrator who often utilizes deep voices for their characters also performs impressive female roles, as is the case with this book.
Very moving! Lovely performance by Vargo
I enjoyed the audio version of Unraveling. David Allen Vargo delivers a marvelous performance, filled with intensity and soul. This is a vast cast of characters, and Mr. Vargo comes up with a unique and fitting voice for each of them.
A Wonderful Audiobook
The audiobook was narrated by David Allen Vargo and it was an incredible experience. David has a versatile and smooth voice that was perfect for both the narration portions and the character dialogue. The audiobook production was superb. I absolutely loved the sound effects that were used to really enhance the performance without them being over-the-top or distracting. This was definitely a really enjoyable listening experience.
The narration added a great deal to the story and ensured that I just could not put it down.
If you are after a story with incredible characters, that is well thought out and is well told this is the one for you.
Emotional, Realistic, Believable, and Pulls no punches!
I found the narration that brings this story to life to be fabulous! Both scene setting and dialogue are done beautifully with clear consistent voicing choices and wonderfully emotive inflection that really added to the “feel” of this beautiful story! While not an easy listen at times, Unraveling is a story that needs to be heard. Five fabulous stars!
Emotional and wonderful listen!
David Allen Vargo is our narrator, and he has such a good voice, it is always a pleasure to listen to him. He gets to know his characters, picking the best voices and knowing their emotional measure. I love his effects with their inner monologues, letting us hear the characters' thoughts as if we are hearing them. He tuned into Jimmy and Mark perfectly, giving us the feelings of deceit, frustration, fear, grief and love, each using their personality takes and making the listen extremely realistic. This is a must listen!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
David Allen Vargo was invested in every single word, thought, and intent of the author. He had clearly done his homework and gave a fantastic performance in every character portrayal. This was not a narration, or a reading. This was truly a performance and as I lay in bed with my earbuds in listening to him, it was like he was right by my side, telling me the story with warmth and genuine care. I'm now a super fan of both the author and the narrator. I'll be back for more.
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Beautiful ending to a sad beginning
David read with so much emotion that you felt every smile, every tear, anger and love throughout the entire book. Rick has an extremely well written deeply emotional book here that I will be looking up more of his work. This is a must get M/M romance!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
The narrator is superb!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
The narration was amazing! David Allen Vargo is a “new to me” narrator but not for long. His performance and emotions will have you fully submerged with these characters and within this story. Well done!.
Tammy B. Oakley
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
One Man's Journey of Self-Discovery
The narrator, David Allen Vargo, once again delivers a strong performance providing unique voices for each character that is reflective of their personality and situations. At times his voices reach a variety of pitches adding a rich authenticity to the storyline and dialogue. He speaks smoothly and with clarity. I thoroughly enjoy listening to David Vargo perform as he brings each character to life.
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Pure poetry in prose. David Vargo brings all the characters to life. A must listen! Bravo!!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Beautiful, An Amazing Must-Listen Love Story
The Perils of Intimacy shook me to my core! My husband looked at me like I was nuts as I sat there sobbing! This story is a must listen! It’s powerful, timely, beautifully written, magnificently narrated and impossible for me to give further plot details without playing spoiler! I can tell you that the characters are divine! Every single character is likable, beautifully developed and so realistic! I would love to have them all in my life, I would love to call them friend! The plot is perfectly written, easily understandable, smooth flowing, and interesting, heck, interesting doesn’t go far enough, it held me positively enthralled! The narration, THIS narration, truly BREATHED life into this magnificent story, these magnificent characters. I loved the voicing choices! The inflections and emotional rendering were perfect! I listened to the entire audiobook at 1.0 speed because I didn’t want to miss a single nuance! I will absolutely be listening to this one again. Five stunningly amazing stars across the board! This one was perfect and I loved it!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Gritty, Grimy, Serious, and so good
David Allen Vargo did a fantastic job with his narration. His voice lent to the pure grittiness of it. He was the perfect voice for this story.
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
The audiobook was narrated by David Allen Vargo who does a wonderful job. The narrator went the extra mile with his performance- telephone calls really felt like telephone calls. The audiobook production was well done and engaging which made for an entertaining listen.
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Wow! First of all I want to praise the narrator!!! I loved the sound effects and the way he brought the story and the characters to life. Absolutely fantastic job, well done! One of the best narrations I've ever heard. I'm impressed. The story was beautiful and heartbreaking. I really loved the characters and connected with them. I cared and I wanted them to be happy. I loved reading about their journey. Fantastic book and I highly highly recommend the audiobook!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
Mystery, Romance, Great Performance by D.A. Vargo
The audio version of Perils of Intimacy is beautifully produced. David Allen Vargo delivers a gorgeous performance. I loved the various sound effects, and the range of voices Mr. Vargo comes up with is impressive. What a fantastic audiobook!
THE PERILS OF INTIMACY
David Allen Vargo portrayed each character in this book in such a way it almost felt like I was listening to the person telling me about their life instead if just listening to a book.
I don't think this story would have been anywhere near as enjoyable or successful without David Allen Vargo's perfect delivery. I'm caught myself wondering how many times he had to have read this book before he recorded. How can he make it sound this real, natural, and emotional. Some narrators focus on the dialogue with their performance, but I've found that the internal monologues are so important in these stories, that they really need high priority. Vargo handles all aspects of this reading so well. I will continue to say it. I'll listen to anything he records!
Firstly let me say I loved the narration, it felt more like I was listening to a tv show or a movie rather than listening to just a book being read which really aided into transporting into the story. Loved the chemistry between Dante and The Kid as well.
The narrator, David Allen Vargo is perfect for this story. His ability to speak clearly, and project the fear, doubt, confusion and other emotions faced by each character is very well done. While the author’s writing is moving, it is clearly Vargo’s performance that pushes the listener into hearing and experiencing the fear, self-doubt, hatred of one’s self and others, confusion and longing. Each character is given a unique voice to reflect their personality and pain. Vargo projects emotions vividly and accurately.
David Allen Vargo is the narrator and he is one of the reasons I could not put this down. He has a talent for creating all those emotions and giving my heart a workout. Each voice selectively chosen for the character, he creates the best of personality for each. And I love his inner monologues. This is an audio that should not be missed.
Patricia - Essential Romance Book Club
As I listened, throughly engrossed with tears streaming down my face, I actually had to re-play a chapter or two! I was in no shape to clearly comprehend what I was hearing! I was a wreck! It was that deep, that emotional, that GOOD! Tears are streaming again as I try to write this! Just grab this one and listen! You won’t be sorry! These characters come to stunning, vibrant life through the amazing heartfelt, emotional and perfectly timed narration of David Allen Vargo. Perfectly voiced, his narration made listening a beautiful, roller coaster of emotion that I will be feeling the effects of for some time to come! Believe me, “Seaspray” is a solid five star listen in every category! I loved everything about this beautiful story! WOW!
...Also, since I was listening via audio, I have to comment on how awesome the production and performance was. I loved the sound effects and voices the narrator chose to use for everyone. David Allen Vargo did every voice to perfection and the accents were fantastic! I can't wait to listen to more in this series. It brought a whole new level to the story.
The Book Refuge
This audiobook was absolutely incredible. I think the story in itself would have deserved un unreserved 5-star review. It’s a fantastic story of spiritual rebirth and new beginnings, a fairy tale which is a bit sad and a lot hopeful, all in all a story which is good for the heart. Add to this an outstanding narration and the masterful use of sound effects, made listening to this book an almost magic experience.
Another surprising 5 star read from Rick Reed, who's become an author I can't help but love. This isn't my typical read/genre as I usually like to keep things light, but Rick's writing combined with the phenomenal narration of David Allen Vargo keeps me hooked throughout the entire book. First, I have to commend the immersive narration by David. When you listen to a book he's narrated, you'll wonder why more books aren't this enriched. The extra effort he makes to include background noises and inner thoughts you can differentiate really brings this book to the next level of voice acting. Rick manages to take a heavy topic of domestic and general abuse and turn it into a beautiful message of hope, love, and yes, even faith. I would highly recommend this author and especially the narrator to readers looking for something a little deeper than your usual romcom.
This is the 4th book I've listened to by Rick R. Reed that was narrated by David Allen Vargo. These two are a match made in audiobook heaven.
The audiobook was narrated by David Allen Vargo who does a fantastic job. David really created a beautiful performance that was heightened by the strategic and well-placed use of music and background elements. This really made it easy for me to sink into the audiobook and feel transported into the story. The audiobook production was extremely well done.
I am so glad I got to listen to this story. The Narration was a pleasure to listen to. He expressed all the emotions and brought the story to life. He gave each of the characters their own distinct voice that suited each of them perfectly. He went above and beyond by adding sound effects and music. I don't always like that it could drown out the words or distract from the story but in this case everything was timed perfectly and it gave even more life to this wonderful story.
...The addition of music greatly enhances Reed’s dream-like narrative immensely. Throughout the story the cues are well-placed, well-selected, and add punch to the emotions of the story.
David Allen Vargo really delivers a tour-de-force performance in this book. His range of voices–from deeply masculine to convincingly feminine–has no equal. It’s a particularly nice touch when he adds character actions from the narrative–i.e. a chuckle, short, cough, sigh, etc.