Once I listened to the first book in this series, I just couldn't stop. As was the case for the first book, once I started listening, I didn't want to take a break--even to sleep! When the story ended, I was fulfilled, but sorry to say good-bye to the characters. For me, these books are so compelling because of the chemistry between the characters--without the explicit sexual descriptions. Don't misunderstand, there's plenty of action. I was glad to see there is another book coming. Now, about the narrator--WOW! What an amazing delivery--very sexy I hope he sounds off on many other books.
Only if they have listened and enjoyed the first one. Although I did not enjoy the journey that this novel took me on as much as the previous one it was well worth it to see what Julia and Gabriel are up to.
I understand this plot parallels the storyline of a couple of other popular series so I was expecting the major plot obstacle it was still hard to listen to. I have to say that this was really only an issue for the middle portion of the novel, I very much enjoyed the beginning and the ending was superb.
He has a very mellow, soothing voice. Sometimes narrators resort to groaning or other mechanisms that aren't pleasant to hear in order to convey passion or anxiety or sorrow and Mr. Morgan does not do this. He really has one of the most pleasant voices I encountered on audible, also I'm not familiar with Italian but to my ignorant ears his accent sounds pretty good.
Well I put the third installment of this series on my wish list, does that count? Did it inspire me to apply for a graduate program in Italian studies? Nope.
Well worth the credit. A solid, long, enjoyable listen. These novels are so complex and intricate yet the are still and easy listen that leaves you walking away fulfilled and feeling smarter. I could not ask for more.
Great book! It was really hard to put the book down.
Gabriel by far, sexy, smart and dangerous.
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
After reading the first book, I couldn’t wait long to jump into this one. I had to find out what happened next! Chances are if you’ve gotten this far you already feel the same way.
Overall I LOVE this storyline! It’s very emotionally intense, and I found myself fully caught up in the characters’ lives. Yes, you can pick out some exaggerated elements in any romance, but there are also a lot of things here that ring true.
But that said, I didn’t find this book to be quite as good as the first for a couple reasons. I’m going to be a vague to avoid spoilers, but these are the reasons why.
The biggest reason is that this book uses one of my least favorite conflicts for a romantic plotline. It’s one that would be absurdly easy to clear up in real life, so it always feels like a cop-out on the author’s part. Yes, the circumstances around said cop-out fit the plot, but it would have been so easy to resolve quickly! It was aggravating and silly.
Secondly, one character has a bit of a spiritual awakening during this book. If you take a step back it fits very well with the idea of Dante and Beatrice’s story gently riding in the shadows. But honestly I found that part a bit slow and still too connected to the aforementioned aggravating avoidable conflict. I think I was supposed to be impressed with this person’s healing and letting go of the past, but instead I kept seeing hints of how this person was switching their self-absorption toward a different focus. Hey, I never said these were perfect people! ;)
But like I said, overall I love these books. Kinda makes me want to run out and get a master's degree! This book comes to a very full conclusion, but if there were more I’d get them right way, especially if they used the same narrator – this guy is great!
I enjoyed listening to this series. I just want to say that the leading lady was too infantile for me at times, which is how Gabriel described her at one point in the first book. However, the series so far is better than FSG, none of that oh craps, teenager talk. She is shy but she has a voice. This series is worth the credits.
This is one book I can't stop thinking about. Even the songs! The Professor is now my hero. All I can say without giving it away is you must get this audiobook. After you listen bet you get the second in the series! I'm waiting for the third. Please audible, ASAP, the next book! Gabriel's Redemption, please!
I thought the 1st book was good BUT wow...this 2nd one is even better...I did not realize there was so much more that Gabriel needed to go through and he is and does and the narrator has an EXCELLENT voice for this reading - LOVE this story!!!
Gabriel by far, the change and mood of his character was a wonderful surprise, and the passion, oh my, what woman would not want to pursued by a man like this?
Laughed and cried...
A must read, Gabriel is a very passionate Professor .. you must read all three books to enjoy all that these books have to offer.
I would listen to again. It was really fun to watch the story unfold.
Julia, She was so innocent. Part of the story was very heartbreaking but I will be reading it again.