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The Submissive Audiobook

The Submissive: Submissive Trilogy, Book 1

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Book One of the Submissive Trilogy

More than 8 Million Reads Online

The first in Tara Sue Me’s seductive and scandalous series that has enthralled millions....

Abby King has a secret fantasy.

New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more: a sexy and skilled dominant who is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel, to fulfill her most hidden desires.

After only one weekend with the Master, Abby knows she needs more, and fully submits to Nathaniel’s terms. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby’s willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant.

As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel’s heart may be beyond her reach - and that her own might be beyond saving....

©2013 Tara Sue Me (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    hoplesserotic san diego 09-07-14
    hoplesserotic san diego 09-07-14
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    "too much like fifty shades just with diffrent name"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    its a good read but don't exspect anything substanial


    Which scene was your favorite?

    rare books collection scene so hot, the fact that they could get caught at any moment


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    melinda 08-09-14
    melinda 08-09-14 Member Since 2012

    I love to read but audible makes it possible for to hear my favorite books and still get work done.

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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Submissive the most enjoyable?

    It was a very good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The people.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The second first time he collared her.


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

    This book made me cry when she left him.


    Any additional comments?

    My only problem with this book was they kept pronouncing the word library as liberry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 04-22-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 04-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical Sub/Dom Book...Mah"

    This is a typical sub/dom book that did not really take you to the next level. The storyline was the usual girl wants dominant and dominant wants a new sub. Abby is inexperienced at being a sub and Nathaniel is going to teach her the ways. I did not really get their connection and it took a while to truly be drawn into the story. Nathaniel loses a bit of his Alpha male qualities for me and this messes with the chemistry between him and Abby. I did not like that he would not sleep in the same bed as her. It came across as cold and uncaring rather than him doing this to assert his dominance. I am glad that the book ends and you don’t feel like you have to read the next book. I am not really into reading the same book from Nathaniel’s perspective (which is the next book in the series). For that matter I am not sure there needs to be another book. I did not hate this book but it was jut mah for me. I don’t think I will be reading the others.

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    Mel Ft. Worth TX 04-17-14
    Mel Ft. Worth TX 04-17-14 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese

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    "It was pretty good, but with some work. .."
    What did you love best about The Submissive?

    Love is a pretty strong word. Abby, Abby, Abby - you wanted the sub lifestyle, so suck it up and take your licks. A couple of scenes were pretty hot; Abby made sure she got her 8 hrs after her first real punishment.


    What other book might you compare The Submissive to and why?

    The obvious one 50 shades.


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

    No, but I listened to all 3 of this series and she's pretty good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's All Fun and Games Until You Break a Rule.


    Any additional comments?

    First book was a little too vanilla for me. A Dom that doesn't loan or share his sub? Well I guess it's possible.

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    Brooke ROCK VALLEY, IA, United States 03-04-14
    Brooke ROCK VALLEY, IA, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Toe Curling Good"
    Would you listen to The Submissive again? Why?

    I loved this book! I would recommend it to anyone who has a taste for the other side of relationships if you know what i mean :)


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    Kandice 12-21-13
    Kandice 12-21-13

    Work, read, sleep - repeat.

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    "It's Library not LIE- BERRY. Otherwise I loved it"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the bestie Felicia who - was her tell it like it is conscience.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I really did like the narrator. Due to my own issues I struggled every time I heard the mispronunciation of "library". It became irksome and a distraction to the story especially with the frequency of usage.


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    Le Cedar Hill, TX, United States 11-17-13
    Le Cedar Hill, TX, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Very interesting!!!"

    I thought this book was well written and exciting from the point of a new submissive. Very interesting to see the progression...The story was good because there were little surprises along the way which made for interesting reading..

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    Amazon Customer Fresno, CA, United States 11-17-13
    Amazon Customer Fresno, CA, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Fantastic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This was a well written story. Lots of hot scenes.


    What other book might you compare The Submissive to and why?

    50 Shades of Grey. It has kind of the same structure to 50 but not too much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The library scene. Hot!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I'll have to get back to you on that.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way Angelica Lee narrated this story. I thought she did an amazing job at how she connected with each of the characters, especially with Nathaniel.

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    shannon 08-20-13
    shannon 08-20-13
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    "Interesting..."
    Any additional comments?

    This was an ok read for me. It's your typical Dom/sub relationship book. I really don't have much more to add.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-12-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-12-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Great beginning, fell short in the end"

    Nathianel and Abby relationship is very dom/sub in the beginning of the book. I totally loved it. It was actually quite perfect. A great dom/sub plot and storyline. All the event that happen int he book until like halfway through are perfect then everything takes a slight curve and Nathianel lose some of the dom qualities I think. I get it when a dom falls in love with thier sub, but if they are truly a dom... keep that quality throughout.. I hate to see a book lose that one aspect just to fill that I am so inlove with you stigma. It is really hard to do, I understand, and not many authors can do it. This was perfect until that one scene when Nathianel total copped out.... The end kinda of came rushed after that... I just don't see why this is a trilogy. It ended well enough to me, unless the next book is about another couple, because Nathianel and Abby's story is over at the end of this book.

    A credit not a buy.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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