Listening to the story was not the problem. Susan Ericksen is excellent as usual. I find no fault with her narrative skills. The content is what I can't deal with. If I had to put a label on this, it would be 'torture porn'. I can't recall when I've been repulsed more.
There is way too much explicit violence IMO. I fell asleep at one point and when I woke, it was when the antagonist was abusing an animal. That ended it for me. I know this stuff happens, but I don't want to read about it.
Again, I have no problems with the narration. Susan is among my favorites. She never disappoints.
Do you have all day...?
I sincerely enjoy the 'In Death' series and until this installment, had been very happy and excited to get each book. Before I purchased this one I checked reviews and thought that some of the lower starred reviewers were being a bit sensitive. They weren't. I can only hope that the next one will redeem the series. Can't say that I'll be holding my breath though.
I really like how honest and brutal Austin could be. He didn't pull any punches and gave as good as he got. I also appreciate the fact that he stuck to his guns no matter what anyone thought.
This is hard. I love Rabbit, Austin and Nikolai. They each have their own endearing quality.
He was wonderful with the accents and snark.
It saddened me a bit because each character had his own hardship. Even though Austin was brought up in a wealthy family, he was basically blackmailed into being someone he was not. He also grew up with the knowledge that his own mother had no love for him and his father really didn't either. That messes with you no matter how much money you have.
The other young men had each other to love at least. I laughed out loud many times and could have cried, but didn't.
I know that the author had some health issues that prevented the writing of the sequel, but I hope that all is well and we get to revisit these characters soon.
Yes. The story is rather unique. It kinda grabs on and doesn't let go. I read the story when it first came out and forgot how much I liked it. Listening adds a new dimension and brings the story to life.
All of JCP's other books. Dark, gritty, and suspenseful.
This is the first time but hopefully not the last. I love his version of Lisa. His Jacob voice is scintillating.
Yes. It's rather short so it was easy to do.
I hope that the entire series is going to be in audio book format - soon.
Scarlet and Claudia. They are so strong and loving. I love the way they interact with the boys.
Yup. Stellar as usual.
I'm waiting with baited breath for the next one.
I am a bit on the fence about Ms. Sherwood' s books. They seem to get bogged down by too many storylines. The characters aren't very likable IMO and I honestly bought it for Mr. Brooke' s narration. The audio book producers pulled a fast one, though. They switched narrators in the middle of the story and then switched back to Peter. I thought I was imagining things, but I went back an re-listened. ????
None. I love his voice and was quite perturbed when they switched him out for someone else. I wish he narrated more m/m.
It's lengthy. Not sure I could listen to a similar story for this long.
No more bait and switch please.
A resounding yes. This is such a feel good story. It has the right mixture of angst, humor, and erotic elements. I wish everyone would listen to it.
The apparent love and respect that everyone had for Ethan.
I don't think I could rename it. The title is perfect.
I don't normally read tearjerkers but I couldn't ignore this book. I don't know why I deigned to listen to it at work. There were many a scene where I reached for my tissue box. I haven't been moved by a story in a very long time. Initially, I didn't know if the narrator was the right choice. I am happy to say that he is. Mr. Kelly did a wonderful job. He evoked so much emotion from me and I consider that a job well done. Bravo Ms Loveless. I wish there was a sequel.
There is so much going on in these books. Sometimes I get whiplash trying to keep up. The narrator helps by giving each character a distinct voice. I really like Mr. Tremblay.
As in any good whodunit, Ms. Ford keeps the reader guessing. So many characters have motives, but until the end, you don't know who the perpetrator is.
Yes. If anything, he's solidified his performance and made the characters his.
Scarlett. I would like to find out her beauty secrets :-)
Number 3 - Bring it.
I'm not sure.
The main characters were bit TSTL IMO. Parker was too much of a doormat and let his 'best friend' walk all over him. Not a fan of this particular trope. Ivan was supposedly a smart cop who let himself be railroaded into an assignment that a rookie would have questioned. The story was a bit farfetched and unbelievable for me.
I've listened to other books narrated by Mr. James and because he was new, gave him leeway. I don't think that he's going to change his style. Still to wooden for me with not enough emotion. Even if he was reading my favorite book, I would have to give it a pass.
Too many to mention.
I like K C Burn and will continue to read her stories - every writer has a less than stellar piece of work, but I will only listen if someone else is narrating.
I would like to read the sequel if Ms. Seville writes it. Mr. Smith's narrative skills are not to my taste. He's a bit wooden when emotion is needed an over zealous when things could be toned down. He reads like he was picked on to do it and just wants to get it over with.
It wrapped up ok. I would like to find out how they dealt with life afterward.
A more skilled narrator.
I comprehended the story much better by listening to it. For some reason, reading it was a bit difficult and slow. That's not normally the case.
I liked the interactions with Max.
There were several.
I'm glad the audio version was made available. I'd put off finishing the ebook and I really did want to read it. I like Charlie as a narrator and hope to hear more from him.
Yes. There is the right combination of romance and erotica . The narrator is outstanding.
Aaron. I love how he accepts himself and how he finally realized that he wanted to be with someone who wanted only him.
It seem like he enjoyed narrating this book. Each character has a distinctive voice and he is very convincing while performing the love scenes.
Aaron - see above.
Peter and Jay's story please - narrated by Tyler of course.
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