I'd read good reviews of this book before I decided to purchase the audio version. I'm sorry to say I was sorely disappointed. The narrator does a good job, but the book is let down by a silly story line and a thoroughly dislikable male lead. Far from being strong sexy and enticing, the lead comes across as cruel, perpetually snarling and emotionally stunted. The female lead is in a situation that allows her few options to make autonomous decisions, and on the whole is at the mercy of a bunch of men who do not have her best interests at heart. The way she is treated throughout is demeaning and 'the' sex scene didn't do anything to change my perception of that. I couldn't bring myself to finish this.
After a string of terrible book choices on my part, that either had inept narration or awful stories, I chanced upon this. I'm pleased to report that the story line is enchanting and engaging, the lead is feisty and the narrator brings the story to life. If you want to leave the dreariness of your everyday existence for an afternoon you could do worse than choose thiss book. Recommended.
The story uses a tried and tested set up - good girl meets bad boy, bad boy turns out not to be so bad after all and good girl has a wild streak - but does it poorly. The writing is cliched, and the main characters are one dimensional and under-developed. The whole thing could still possibly have been pulled off if Elle and Gabe weren't so dislikeable and shallow. Chemistry between the two was sorely lacking and the descriptions of their luke warm sexual encounters was out of synch with the characters' assessment of them as being earth shattering. I couldn't finish this. Save your credit for something better, say Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren.
I just couldn't get started with this one. Based on the many good reviews I had high hopes but the narrator really put me off. The production was dated and her delivery made me think I was listening to a prissy elderly aunt reading from a Mills and Boon novel. I can almost smell the dust and faded perfume.
I really enjoyed this one. Despite the many sex scenes it is really a love story well done. The performances are great. Well worth the credit.
This book is good fun and will appeal to thos who like the Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk.
A romantic story with engaging characters. The reading is terrific and the reader well suited to the story. I was thoroughly enterained.
The reader is appalling. The female lead's voice and intonation are often read to sound like a parody and the male lead is not much better. The fake accent is terrible. The experience of this book was totally ruined by the reading.
No. The reading is torturous.
Have the book read by someone with some actual skills, not a ham.
I'm not sure whether this book, the 4th in Larissa Ione's Demonica series, is worse than the others, or if it was the narrator of this audio version that killed the buzz for me. I really enjoyed the audio versions of the previous three books, especially Renée Raudman's reading of Passion Unleashed. But Paul Boehmer's interpretation of this book is soo hamy and over the top that it's hard to focus on the content and enjoy it. If you're interested in Ecstasy Unveiled I recommend you buy the book and forego the audio version in this instance.
Loved the book. The narrator doesn't do such a great job though. The male voices are very unconvincing and Sully's accent and intonation are grating. Still, enjoyed it.
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