I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I think that there is no real comparison between 50 Shades and Gabriel. I loved 50 Shades and I really like Gabriel and Julian's Story as well. These books are not as intense as I thought they would be but still a really great story.
The separation and re-connection of Gabriel and Julia!!
When Gabriel took Julia to the apple orchard and proposed!!
I loved this book! It was so good, i listened to it all in one sitting. Some twists were unpredictable, others you knew were coming. it was worth the credit.
I read this series back in 2013 when they first came out and loved it. I am so glad that I decided to pick the series up and start reading it again I had forgotten how great this story was. I love the person who narrated this, the voice really sounded like it was Gabriel himself. So far this is the best audible series I purchased.
I wasn't captivated by the characters. I expected way too much because of the high rating on audible. I will make sure to do research outside of audible for better suggestions.
Take the time to let this series take you away. Open your mind to a tantalizing portrait of love, moving literature , and sensual caresses of life. Treasure the "sticky leaves".
We need stronger female protagonists.
It is difficult for me to get immersed in a story when a man is voicing a female character. Everything she says comes across as whiney. If I were reading the book, I don't think that's how Julia would be portrayed.
I'd cut a whole lot of characters out. The contrived conflict feels forced. Reynard tried to add an air of mystery by keeping characters in the shadows. Instead of mystery, it was just really confusing.
I liked the first book. I couldn't put it down. Even after reading it, I downloaded the audiobook. But the second in the series feels rushed. Why must we listen to a half hour of Julia wallowing? I wish Julia had been more secure. The entire first chapter is spent with Gabriel reassuring her that he didn't have a miserable time sleeping with her. What gives?
Also, I don't know what's up with everything being a trilogy lately. There's tons of fillers in the books (for word count, I suspect). They could have easily been condensed and made into one book.