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Ellie

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  • Gabriel's Rapture

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (607)
    Story
    (616)

    Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

    Katheryne says: "I swoon for the Professor!"
    "A Story That Will Remain With You Forever"
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    If you could sum up Gabriel's Rapture in three words, what would they be?

    Sylvain Reynard is a brilliant writer, a master with words who draws you into his story on the first page. I never wanted it to end. The saga is a journey about two compelling people, Julianne and Gabriel whose love survives through years of uncertainty and times of sorrow and loss. I fell in love with Gabriel. It also made me want to brush up on my Italian and remember my many trips to my favorite country to vacation, Italy. The reader will also be educated in the story about Dante and Beatrice during the Italian Renaissance. SR is currently writing book 3 in this unforgetable love story. I anxiously await its release.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character has to be Gabriel. His troubled journey shows his strength to dispel his addictions and achieve something better in life. It results in his finding his one true love. Gabriel is a man who loves like no other. He's willing to make great sacrifices because of his deep love for Julianne.


    What does John Morgan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved John Morgan's narration. He's a gifted actor. His deep voice made one visualize the male characters more distinctly, especially Gabriel. I could sense his powerful image. As far as the female characters, a little less. It took a while to get used to it.


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

    I had a box of tissues next to me because I did cry quite often. There were times I laughed as well. SR is such a master with his words that one minute I had tears running down my cheeks, the next I was laughing. And, quite often I was swooning because of Gabriel's expertise in lovemaking. OH MY!


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to this story three times and will listen to it again. I cannot get enough of Professor Gabriel Owen Emerson and Julianne in this enduring love story.

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  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (1012)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "This Story Will Stay With You Forever!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gabriel's Inferno to be better than the print version?

    I love the print version and purchased it first before the audio. Actually I'd hoped it would be on CD rather than my MP3 player. I had no idea how the system worked and had your help desk work with me for several hours before both books were downloaded on my MP3 player. I never had an MP3 player before and had to purchase one. The great thing about the audio is I listen to it when I take my daily walks. It makes exercising less boring.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Professor Gabriel Emerson, of course. I fell in love with him because of his suffering due to his addiction, his strong character that led to his many achievements, his undying love for Julianne, and his expertise in the art of making love to a woman. It had me swooning and crying. What an amazing man he is. (sigh, boy is it getting hot in here!)


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

    No, I haven't heard him narrate before. I enjoyed his wonderful deep voice, it brought the male characters to life. However, it took a while to adjust to the female voice. I realize that was extremely difficult to do.


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

    I cried and laughed every time I read this story or listened to it. I read the book twice and listened to it at least three times and will probably listen to it again.


    Any additional comments?

    Sylvain Reynard is a brilliant author. His words touch my very soul and I'm anxious for him to complete book 3 in this compelling series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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