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Blazing Benu

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  • Pleasures of the Night: Dream Guardians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Shana Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (227)

    There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night.... He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream - a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies - until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!

    CAROLYN says: "A PLEASURABLE FANTASY WORLD FOR 2"
    "Disappointing, Should Have Believed the Reviews"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I very much like Sylvia Day's first Crossfire book and thought the concept of this book would provide a somewhat (rated it 3 stars) interesting and fresh paranormal twist. I really can't say who would enjoy the audio book (see comments below). But fans of Day who also enjoy paranormal might want to READ the book, but I cannot recommend the audio.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I didn't finish the story, the narration was so annoying, I really can't comment on changes that could improve the story. But of what I read, the concept was somewhat interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Shana Savage’s performance?

    The erotica could have been good as written, Sylvia Day is very good at writing 'heat', but the narration stripped all that could have been sensual/sexual about those sections.And frankly that's one of the primary reasons for buying the book! So that was a significant disappointment!! Shana Savage is fine with the female voices, but her male voices sound like monotone Midwest teenage boys, trying to sound sexy by deepening their voices AND at the same time, unsuccessfully attempting Scottish accents!! It was so annoying to listen I didn't finish the book!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed based on all above.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Surrender: Sweet Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Caroline Wintour
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (568)

    Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner and bring him to justice. So far, he's found a link between the killer and Faith - and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it. Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she's playing games. No way would she allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she? Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance.

    Nancy says: "I'm in LOVE with the Sweet Series!"
    "WoW! Blows The 'Grey' Books Away!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sweet Surrender the most enjoyable?

    Maya Banks spins enjoyable WELL-WRITTEN erotic stories running with the BDSM theme; that partnered with Wintour's narrative makes for an excellent package!

    Caroline Wintour is amazing! Each characters' gender and personality are well presented in her voice and she really makes the erotic scenes sizzle! To the extent that I did a search to see what other books she has done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Surrender?

    No distinctly memorable moments, but I liked the fact that it wasn't just a stream of sexy scenes loosely tied by a weak story. The story was definitely there --substantial and satisfying-- very well balanced with the erotic to make for an excellent read in this genre.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Wintour’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening to Wintour.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, just really enjoyed the sizzle of the story!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sisters of APF: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Zane
    • Narrated By Nicole Small
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (135)

    Fans of Zane’s APF sorority stories, which have appeared in earlier collections including The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, wanted more, and Zane has given it to them. Here is a book-length story about the sexy escapades of APF, a sorority dedicated to sexual freedom and the fulfillment of its members. Their on-campus antics are off the hook, and Zane, as ever, turns the heat up so high the pages are practically sizzling.

    Shaunta says: "WOW!"
    "All Tease, No Sizzle"
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    What disappointed you about The Sisters of APF?

    It became amusingly (not really) annoying that most of the 'eroticism' was in the language, but almost no descriptive details of actual action; hence 'all tease, no sizzle!'


    Has The Sisters of APF turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but definitely off this author


    Have you listened to any of Nicole Small’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nicole was fine, it was the material she had to work with that was lacking.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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