Shortening the constant miscomunication between the characters,even thier epiphonies were not spoken between them.Also the reader made this an awfull listen, her enunciations felt as if she was working hard to dumb this story down . I do not believe this story needed to be dumbed down anymore than its original intention which seemed as it was written for the truley disfunctional relationship.
Perhaps the characters could have learned by thier mistakes and miss-comunications.The angst levels where crazy even for a bodest ripper.This appeared drawn out for the number of pages needed.
Her speaking voice was strained and her enunciation of the wording was painfull to listen to ,see the first question.
Very dissapointed.This was awfull to listen to.I bought it with the $4.99 sale and it was so bad I would love to get a refund even for the $ 4.99.
I did not read the book
I can not pinpoint one,there where so many poignant moments. So,so many.This is very difficult listening. Not for the faint of heart.
Dear god I can not imagine this as a movie, It would have to be 4 hrs long at least.There are just toooo many tragedies to cover.
This is not a cheerful book by any means.Its like a train wreak.And then another dozen or so train wreaks follow shortly there after. Be up on your anti depressants for sure.
I have 600 + audio books and I have my top 10 that I will adjust over time.So that said,I have now found a top 10 series.It's up there with the Grave sight series, John Sanford's Prey series and the Janet Evonovich's Stephanie Plum series. All different from each other but all of the quality that I admire and look for in a series.
Patricia Briggs wrights a series that I love ,the Mercy Tompson series.I never miss one.
I really enjoyed the readers voice. I also thought she did a bang up job of giving each character their own voice. I have to admit I am not usually fond of woman readers because the pitch is higher than I like to listen to. So when I find a woman's voice that doesn't annoy me ,like this one, all I can say is YAY!! Her voice is well matched to the story.
Nothing extreme. Perhaps a little anxious,a bit of laughter and suprise in the turn of the story.
I am truely irritated that there are 11 in this series and this is the only one on Audible. Did I mention that there are 11. Yes 11.
I liked how well the characters were written. They had depth .
The characters were well written. The story line was well paced and the characters had depth.
She did a good job using her voice inflection for each character witch gave them more depth.
This book was full of moments that effected me. Not especially comfortable ones. This is a disturbing story, for me it was difficult to listen to. Its very well written but the problem for me is that I know this is very real for many boys and girls,aprox. 35 every day from the U.S. alone. So there was a very disturbing gross feeling about this story
This was difficult on many so many levels. I don't have a problem with BDSM,sometimes its fun and hot,this isn't anything like that.This is a very twisted story line. This is such a hard book to rate because its well written but uncomfortable in the extreme so I could not feel I could punish the author because of my personal tastes. Be very careful though in regards to choosing this one.
Maybe , it would depend on the possibility that my friend could stand the narration. PLEASE do your self a favor and preview the book so you can experience the voice of the narrator before purchasing this book.
The Minnie mouse voice.
I am sure that the narrators voice is appropriate for many books. DEFINATELY NOT THIS ONE. I had to talk myself into listening every minute of the narration.
DEAR GOD THINK WHEN HIRING THE VOICE THATS READING. This book was ruined for me by the silly, annoying, obnoxious pitch of her voice . I am not trying to be insulting to this narrator but she was not doing herself a service by doing this job.
I would not recommend this book to a friend. I would tell them to skip this one and go to the next one in the series Beautiful Player. The narrators were perfect in Beautiful Player, especially Sebastion York. Mr. York could read aloud a menu and it would be seductive.
Obviously this ending was a set up for more books that relate to this story. I don't think I will bother .I HATE being played.
EEHH, just ok.
This has a follow up book and I will not bother . Actually if there is a different reader and the writing improves then yes I would give it chance. Probably not.
For me the reader was a bit annoying to listen to. The next book in this series is the one I listened to first and the reader is Sebastion York and someone else. The truth is after listening to Mr. York I could not stand this reader. This readers voice was little girl sounding, witch was annoying.
orgasmic, overload, outrageous.
There is no comparison out there.
So, Sebastian York could read a menu out loud and it would sound absolutely sexy. Mr. York has no one to compare to him. He has the best voice for reading.
Holy bageebies, this is a really good fantasy- erotic novel.
Man oh man the reader is fantastic. Also the writing is an excellent, brutally honest,poignant story with a touch of memoir thrown in. I did need to get over some of the crude language, it wasn't painful to do. I just had to be patient and listen to point of the stories dialogue.
DREW. He was a guy at the beginning of the book. His character was very strong and self knowing. At the end he was a guy who didn't change in a false way. He was still strong and given a turn of self knowing. Kind of an a------,but real and likable, not apologetic of who he was and chose to be different.
His voice is drop dead sexy. I love his inflections of the characters in the story. This is the best male narrative of any story I have heard and I have listened to hundreds of books.
I am not certain of the exact wording but I would go with how it's like hearing how men think in their heads in an unfiltered, raw way.
I was shocked when I realized that the writing was done by a woman because of how the main character sounded like a real guy. Unfiltered. I had been raised with obnoxious brothers and had many guy friends growing up. I also worked in a 95% male industry for 18 years. Believe me when I say that the dialogue had an honesty about it. All in a good way, so cudos to the authoress Emma Chase.
THE NARRATOR!! I wanted to give up on this story numerous times because of how irritating the narrators voice is.This was painful to listen to,enough so I found myself grinding my teeth together. There is little or no inflection in the narrators voice and she ends each sentence with an up note.Also there is the feeling that she is not able to breath correctly.HOW IRRITATING!
I personally could not point out an individual most memorable moment.The story was a struggle to pay attention to because of the narration.
A different reader.How about Susan Duerden , Faye Adele,Mary Jane Wells?
A different reader,yes.But I think that this story could have benefitted with a male and female reader on this project.I find the male scottish voice silly sounding when a woman performs it.As a broad generalization.
No ,I think I have vented enough,Thanks.
I have not read the print version,which is not usual for me. I am very happy I was able to listen to this.The narrator made this for me like a cherry on the top of sundae.
I will never forget the section starting with the dance lessons with the skeleton.
Love his voice.The narrators inflection was perfect.I am awful with accents,I can't hear them well and compute them.Dan O'Grady's was easy for me and still Australian.
When Dan starts to share with Rosie and Rosie accepts him as he is.
This is in my top 10 books of all time. I am in the 1000's for the number of novels I have read.
This turned out to be silly to me.I don't believe I have ever found a "racey" story to be so silly.That is what happened for me 1/4 of the way in. Geeesh how awfull.
The vocabulary,setting,story line.("comely onyx wench")or how about ("is for a certainty"). I could go on for a day I am sorry to say.
The performance reading was actually good.The only good part"for a certainty."
Uuugh.Too loaded of a question.
I hate finding a story presents itself as Romantica that seems so very silly.
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