Lost in a good book
I have not read the print version but I loved the audio and the readers accent was beautiful!
The author's descriptions and charater development. I felt like I could "see" everything and her descriptions felt so "real". I dislike predicitable stories and this was far from that!! I really enjoyed that I was often wrong in my assumption of what was going to happen or how a certain charater would react.
The way of the English. She just sounded so proper and demure. Her voice sounded like butter and I really enjoyed it! She did such a fantastic job that I added other books she has narrated to my wish list. Good job Elizabeth!!
This book is not for the faint of heart. This is not a "romantic" story in fact it has much more to offer in the ways of spankings, beatings, and slave training than actual sexual encounters or mind blowing orgasims. It is worth the money and was a good listen if you are open minded to this genre. I wish her other books were available and read by Elizabeth Jasicki.
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.
When I first read the story line I thought this book would be a good listen. It wasnt what I thought it was going to be. I thought there was going to be more to it.
The story was good, poor choice of narrator.
The narrator had a weird accent which was entirely inconsistent with the geographic setting of the book. I finally got past it by listening to it on high speed.
Hope the same narrator is not selected for subsequent volumes of the series.
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.
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!
The narrator was amazing!!!
Love the erotic content
Please get the rest of the series with this narrator!!!!
I was always expecting one thing and got hit with something enjoyably different.
Chris, I can't put a finger on it. I loved his character.
When the meek girl was reunited with her mistriss. She was so happy. Sorry cant remember her name.
None to mention. I did feel it was quite cruel.
The Marketplace is such an amazing story to begin with and the Audible version of it made it even more so. I have read the book multiple times and listened to the audio book twice already. I will listen to it again and look forward to other Laura Antoniou books on Audible.
Chris Parker, of course, he is such a complex character and has yet to fully reveal himself to the readers.
The accent Elizabeth used when reading the book enhanced it and made it very pleasurable to listen to. Her different character voices helped to give each character even more of an identity. I hope she is chosen to read any other Marketplace books Audible chooses to record.
Laura Antoniou is one of my favorite authors and I have never been disappointed by her works. I truly hope that Audible continues to record her books (like they did THE KILLER WORE LEATHER - my next purchase).
If you want to know what living the life style of S/M is like, the 24/7 real deal this is it. It's hard and dirty, and gritty as well. I never read the print version, but I think the audio version was excellent. Learned a lot about the community.
When Robert learns how to be the slave he was meant to be. Also the selling of Sharon, and what she thought she would get as a master, and what she ended up with. Priceless.
I think she did most of them very well, had a bit of problem with the male voices but there were so many to switch to I can see how a slip now and then could happen. But you never loose who is speaking, or the emotions
This couldn't be made into a conventional film it would have to be Adult XXX