Not sure I’d recommend this story. The story line was nice, but the male narrator didn’t fit the character and when it came to the sexual scenes his voice did not convey much conviction or sensuality. The female narrator was better, but there were too many places where she had large amounts of lines to read and I felt like she was trying to race through the words.
It was a well made production and it captured my interest in the first half. The disappointment came when I realized the second half is just the same as the first half, without it going any deeper. I liked the voices, the narration, the style. But in the end it was only about sex, or some dominant submissive psychology. I like that too but it has to develop beyond mere genital grinding and power games. It took a long while for the protagonist to admit he was in love and he never really did admit that directly.
I would like to see something where the man is strong and dominant and powerful and in control combined with his loyalty and devotion to her and being able to admit he loves her. I see this man in the book as a dominant as far as sex is concerned, but (without spoiling it), in relationships he is very much a submissive, passive, weak, and that's why they never lasted for him. Again I wonder why we have to split in our culture? Why do we have to go to one source for books on love, virtue, monogamy and faithfulness or just human decency, and another source to get passion, masculine and feminine expression of roles and sexuality?
I have no problems with how it began and took off. The problem is that it stayed the same. I loved the psychology behind it but in the end I got psychologically 'sore' from all that pounding and banging, just as a woman does generally when experiencing circumcised sex with a man.
We're all sexual beings, and God, if he exists, is certainly also sexual for making us this way. And yet my criticism is that this book was too carnally minded, because it didn't go anywhere with the sex. It was only about the sex sex sex, which of course is going to be the center but not the only thing. I guess maybe there's a difference between erotica and porn and this felt more like porn (with a touch of psychology but that's it) and that's why I didn't like it. Does that make sense? Interestingly, it was at the beginning where he talked more about non-sexual things as well, like his work and so on, and shared his feelings. But it just got too narrow, too carnal. Sexual, yes please! Carnal, no thanks, but it was still worth it for me because it helps my psycho-sexual development and understanding in important ways
The absolute ending was fine. I don't mind being left hanging and wondering or abrupt endings. What I do mind is the whole second half didn't go anywhere that the first half didn't already take us. It was more of the same. In fact it just got narrower in focus
Oh the narrators were very good and if I just read the book I wouldn't have gotten 25 percent of what I got from listening to it, to these very very good narrators, both of them
No, tv is stupid
I am new to this genre but found Mr. Mabeuse's story and presentation fascinating. I have spent a significant amount of time trying to find something similar on audible but have not found one yet. I suppose I will have to wait for this next story. What a pleasant surprise!
I liked how things were talked through so that the characters were more real. I liked hearing how the two men may have acted similar towards Emma, but there was a distinct difference. Very enlightening and HOT.
no, there are really only 2 characters.
The guys accent really ruined it for me. Also ended very abruptly.
Fabulous Single Chick
I think a better question is what would I have left in
I know this is supposed to be about a "relationship" between an older man and a young girl, but the narrators for this book gave me the creeps. He sounded old and disgusting and frankly she sounded like a mindless twit. If this is what really appeals to people as erotica I am truly disappointed.
Only with different reader.
Tonal quality of the narration was not good, I had a hard time hearing parts. Sorry, but the accent was distracting for me.
No, but I am surprised that Audible felt anything but embarrassment for charging for this abysmal production.
Not without earplugs.
The production was terrible, and the narrators were horrible.