I liked the book. It was a different from what I’m used to. Not a love story at all more of an be careful for what you wish for book. The story has some interesting people from odd walks of life. But to hear how they over come there problems to become a better slave is great. There is no topping from the bottom here. This is what I feel a Marketplace to be like. Please put the other books up I would love to hear the next few stories.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
It is really hard to give a story so explicit and so inhumane a 5, but if you enjoy listening to the training of sex slaves it is a 5. I felt guilty for enjoying this story. The character's stories are interesting, the ending a bit vague and the narration wonderful. The final 2 hours is an epilogue of sorts and really heinous...pure S&M. Not for innocent ears!
I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
Back in the 90s— a time when S/M was still "too hot too handle in the downtown bookstore"— Laura Antoniou's The Marketplace was THE Story of O for the smart-girl BDSM set.
Don't even try to compare it to 50 Shades of Blah-- this is the real thing, both writing-wise and sexwise. A pony-girl classic!
Marketplace stands out for its characters’ depth and believability— and its feminist approach to sexual submission. (Isn’t it so much better that way?)
You'll follow the trials of four ambitious "slaves" as they undergo training in order to be accepted into the secret underground society of masters and slaves (and ponies).
Audiobook narrated by the drool-worthy British voice of Elizabeth Jasicki.
One Unique Reader
Yes, over and over!!! The scenes are amazing
It's hard to pick, but Jack was my favorite. Dirty man...
One word... Unabashed
If your into pain and sexxx... enjoy
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I bought this book because of the ratings and was a bit dissapointed with the book.
This book is about four people who want to be trained to be sold in "The Marketplace"
Obviously a fantasy, but...could be kind of a hot idea! The problem, I guess, was that this book tries to be very realistic while delving into a realm that is pure sexual fantasy, and I'm not sure it could make up it's mind which one it was. It was interesting enough as a story, and I liked it enough to continue. But as erotica and as a sexual fantasy, I felt like it lacked heat. So, this one was really just so-so for me. There so many scenes that were just skimmed over. If there were half stars, I would give it 3.5; because the sex part was what was sub-par for me, and also was what I bought it for--I rounded down.
The narrator did an excellent job delivering the story
3 sides to every story; yours, mine, and the truth!
Far too sparing descriptions of setting and persons; the writing style is far too spartan to maintain interest. Despite all the hype, and the highbrow premise, the tale features far too much violence for violence's sake. Grendel is a central character of no positive traits - this book does serve the purpose of frightening anyone curious about BDSM away from any serious exploration.
I find this better then the sleeping beauty series. It has a great story line and perfect detail. Let's just hope the fifty shades people leave this one alone ;-)
It seem more for the gay male reader into leather
heavy British accent
I wouldn't change it, just not my type of book
Fan of Laura Antoniou's books, I rediscover from another perspective the first book of this serie.
I hope sincerely next books will be available soon. They deserve it!