Not Robert Graves, how ever I did enjoy the mystery and the the time line of the story was well studied by the author. (If anyone saw the "Spartacus" series on "Stars" the brutality and total disregard for humanity by those in power) "Ultimate power corrupts ultimately." readers should be prepared for some intense sexuality, brutality, and total disregard for life. However our hero, is a strong personality and tries to over come much of what his station demands of him, and what the higher up in Roman power structure demand. He is a man of conscious, which is very rare in this time. I enjoyed this book enough to get SPQR II.
I'm sure the stories are really good, however this narrator, and who ever is editing the recording makes the listen horrid. Elizabeth Meadows, not only can not read, she is too breathy, and has not prepared for the read at all. She reads like it's the first time she's reading the material. I had gotten two other books that she narrates.....SAME THING. If you want to really be annoyed try listening to anything read by Elizabeth Meadows.
I will make sure I check who's narration before I purchase ever again. I couldn't rate the stories because the narration was that disgusting.
I enjoy all historical novels. Some are written better than others and give more information. This gave a brief history of the Provencal Sisters who did indeed rule Europe. Marguerite married Louis IX, Elenor married Henry III, Beatrice became queen consort of Sicily, Sanchia became queen of the Romans. We are talking 12th century Europe. You can tell that these young ladies, because they were very young when they married, 12 and 13. Were very lucky to be brought up by rich and intelligent parents. They were taught to read, and understand finance. These young girls went on to shape the world of the the 12th century. It is a very brief but enjoyable story.
I have heard Josephine Bailey before and was always please with her narrations.
This book is too short to really go into each young woman's life. In the court's they were brought up in and how they learned to survive on their wits and charm. They were all supposed to be amazing beauties. (I'm sure that helped) When you start out as a 13 year old beautiful queen, by the time you are 25, you have learned much to survive, and use your charms to aid your king and country. I would love to read (or listen to a book about each one of these woman)
What I find in many anthology's put together by the same person, is that there will be many stories that are the same. In this collection I'm happy to say there was only one story I've heard before, and it was easy to just skip over. I think that RKB always finds the most erotic, kinky, sensual, sexy and hot stories. I'm just glad that it had a lot of new stories to make it an interesting listen.
Surrender, and Please Sir also by RKB.
I think that Hooper Tillie did a fine job with all the voices emotions and character. I never heard her before but I was impressed.
I enjoy these types of erotic stories, and when they are well written and narrated it makes it that much more enjoyable. When you have an anthology of any where between 20 or 60 stories in some books, you're not going to love every one. However in this anthology I enjoyed about 92% That's saying a lot.
If you enjoy kinky role, play. If your not offended by women who choose to surrender completely, even though they are in fact strong individuals. If you understand the act of being submissive whether your a male or a female is really just a way of getting away from your daily routine of being in charge, especially when you are a boss, or have a lot of responsibilities. When you don't have to think or make the decision it's like a vacation. Many Tops say you can never really be a "TOP" unless you have "Bottomed" at least once. It's true, and although it is not for every one, just like skydiving, or deep sea fishing. If you've every had the thrill of having a marlin on the end of your rod and trying to land it, sometimes it takes hours. The thrill if you land it is wild, but even if you don't that struggle was an Adrenalin Rush! If you can understand that then the rest is simple. Oh and BTW that's why there are over 1000 cable channels, something for everyone.
I was so surprised at this story the wording and discriptions of places and things happening. I didn't want to stop listening. This English woman who becomes a slave do to being in the worong place. Tells the story in first person. As time goes by she finds that she enjoys being a a slave and being beaten. She loves having sex with the sheik no matter how he treats her. They call her Chengi. She talks about what her life was like in England. and she sees how poor and third world people live and realize how spoiled she is. She love being disiplaned. This story is all in first person, you see how her feeling change about circumstances and she only wants to spend her life with the sheik
No but I will look for her because I truly enjoyed her narration.
When Chengi realized how much she enjoys pain and being used as a sex slave.
The discriptions of cities, jungles, the heat of the desart, the pain of being wipped are just done with such passion you actually feel what this woman is going through. I reall will get another book by Chole Thurlow.She really has a way with expressing emotions and feelings.
Yes it had some real feelings and issues to deal with besides, love, and passion. Dealing with self image, and loss. How one deals with things under pressure>
When Lilly learns that she is more than what she thinks she is. When she understands how the people who love her see her.
I think they did the emotions and voices very well
Sweet romantic and passionate story with learning experience I enjoyed .
I have started several books that were supposed to be TRILOGIES. It seems that the authors see that there is so much interest in the stories they turn them into on going series ie "Wheel of Time" 16 LONG BOOKS. If you say it's going to be 3 books keep it that way, even if you have to make it a little longer. Sylvia Day writes really hot passionate pros. But she should have ended the series and if she wanted to bring back the characters in another book, which I've seen done, I'm sure it would have been really hot and awesome. What she did to her fans her was bate and switch......NOT NICE
She writes great, but she shouldn't do what she did in saying it's a trilogy, then make the third book end like you know there will be another book to tie things up. Who knows if that will be the end of it.....
Sylvia Day is a really good writer of sexual erotica, but what she did to her fans with this book was really cruel. If it would have been known to be an on going series from the start, people may not have been so up set. So many writers do this now. Makes you not want to start a trilogy or series.
It seems Faith Hunter knows how to keep the reader (listener) on the edge. This is the fifth book in the series and I've enjoyed every one so far. Each a bit different, but getting better.
In some ways "Beast"......but Jane of course. Her inter action with Leo, sometimes is a hoot. .
Khristine Hvam is a wonderful narrator, and gets the southern LA and French quarter accents really good. When you have an excellent narrator, it makes a book that much better. I have read books and then listened to on audible. I usually enjoy the audible versions more
It was ok and had some interesting story line to make you want to follow what happens I thing Beautiful Bastard was much better, but in this book the characters from that book are also in this one so there is carry over.
I've listened to every audio book from Molly Harper narrated by Amanda Ronconi that is available on Audible. Every one is laugh out loud funny, with a great story line attached as well
Brought new characters into the Hollow, and sill had the same ones interact with the new ones made for very interesting and funny story, and always a mystery too.
I never heard Amanda Ronconi do an Irish accent, and it was a little weird for me. but still liked her emotions and handling of characters.
When she finds out Jed's true nature........it really is kind of funny.
I hope that Molly Harper keeps writing about HMH. Whether about Jane or the new characters you can't go wrong with Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi narrating.
Both Meagan and Ashley. Even though Meagan is main character, her sister Ashley is the reason this story exists. It keeps you going I think until about the last 5 or 6 chapters I kind of figured it out but it was still a good story. Suspense and puts a new spin on screwed up family dynamics.
Alexandria Wilde did a great job with narration emoticons and individual voices perfect.
Yes because you wanted to know what the heck was going on.
Hope to read more by Diane Anderson Minchell
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