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After the Night Audiobook

After the Night

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener:

Of all of my novels, After the Night remains one of my personal favorites – and Faith Devlin and Gray Rouillard are two of my favorite characters. Faith is strong, proud, and fearless, and Gray – well, he’s just downright sexy. Faith’s search for the truth about the devastating scandal surrounding her mother and Gray’s father blazes with intrigue. Add some sultry Southern hear, and you’ve got a real scorcher of a listen.

I hope you enjoy After the Night.

Sincerely,

Linda Howard

©1997 Linda Howard (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Retta Yucaipa, CA, United States 12-08-14
    Retta Yucaipa, CA, United States 12-08-14
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    "Good Listen."

    This was a really good listen. A couple of other Linda Howard books were ok but this was a really good story and worth a credit.

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    Barbara 08-08-14
    Barbara 08-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book, Great Performance"
    Would you listen to After the Night again? Why?

    Yes. I have already listened to it several times. It is a very exciting and entertaining story and Ms. Ross is easy to listen to. The plot has it all: romance, sex, mystery, difficult family relationships. the rich and the poor, a riveting climax.


    What other book might you compare After the Night to and why?

    Kiss Me While I Sleep. Linda Howard is a great story teller. I can't get enough of her books.


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

    I don't believe I have listened to Natalie's performance before but she has a wonderful voice. Unlike so many other readers, she was able to pull off the southern accents without driving me crazy (I am from the south)!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. I was very moved by the scene where the Devlin family was humiliated by being thrown out of their home in the most degrading manner.


    Any additional comments?

    Both the leads, Gray and Faith, are very likable and believable characters and I loved their story!

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    Chelan Clason 05-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "i wanna slap the "hero"!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Ok- Gray may be “sexy” but he’s a narrow minded, self-important ass! I can’t stand the family with all their self-centered entitlement issues. I can’t sympathize with their sad story at all. They’re cold and cruel and think the world revolves around them. I don’t feel bad for them and I freaking HATE Gray for buying into it enough to persecute an innocent person in a pathetic attempt to “protect” his horrible mother and sisters! I couldn’t listen anymore…


    Has After the Night turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I usually enjoy them.


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

    She was fine.


    What character would you cut from After the Night?

    all but the main girl!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DK 05-09-13
    DK 05-09-13 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Purchased On Sale & SO Glad I Did"
    What made the experience of listening to After the Night the most enjoyable?

    The plot was interesting - the opening scene was dark & disturbing; a family getting thrown out of their home, which is needed to tell the rest of the story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would make the female lead stronger


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

    I have not so I cannot compare, but I enjoyed her performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Some strong language and adult themes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Canton, GA United States 03-25-13
    Elizabeth Canton, GA United States 03-25-13
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    "A Good Read"
    Would you listen to After the Night again? Why?

    I never listen to books a second time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Faith because she had a level head but was still human.


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    It was ok.


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

    I found it very steamy until the relationship was consumated.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that the ending was rushed, but, overall, I was drawn in to the story.

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    Queen Plymouth, MI, United States 03-18-13
    Queen Plymouth, MI, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    R. Sexton

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    "A Nice Romance, but not a good mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to After the Night the most enjoyable?

    The author had a very nice tone to her voice and the descriptions in the book were very thorough. I thought the characters were intriguing although the plot as a mystery was not very surprising and I had it figured out towards the beginning of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 02-24-13
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2017

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "MYSTERY & LOVE!!"

    I nabbed this book a whim in one of the surprise specials, and I wasn't disappointed. This book has great characters, mystery, chemistry, love, and much more. I loved Faith Devlin's character! She is so strong spirited and willing to stand up to anything or anyone no matter the danger to prove herself. The relationship between her and Gray was great, and the witty banter and sparks between them was so fun to listen to...it was what I most enjoyed and looked forward to.

    I felt the story was somewhat predictable as Faith tries to uncover a mystery that is twelve years old while trying to be clear minded and avoid getting to close to Gray. However, despite that, I thought it was a good listen, and Natalie Ross did a GREAT job narrating, one of the best I have listened to! She has a really amazing voice and acted along with the characters ...laughing and sighing in all the right parts...and giving each character their own personality! I feel that she really made this audio book as good as it was, and would recommend her narration anytime!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 02-09-13
    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 02-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read..."
    Any additional comments?

    I loved the lead characters (especially Grey), loved the story line, and yet there was potential for it to be so much better. Maybe a bit more resistance or hesitation to the relationship, which would have seemed more realistic to their situation. Don't get me wrong, I loved them as a couple, but it was just a little too easy..

    Also, the marathon love making session when she should have been telling Grey about his dad was irritating. Knowing what she knew and that it was finally the right time to tell him, but blowing it off for a day or two of love making just seemed disregarding.

    I'd love to read more stories with characters like Grey though. His accent, his charm, his grit were all so unique and alluring. The only thing that kept him from being a ten was that he fell for her easier than I would expect a man like him would - and faster than he should have, considering his history, her history, and their history...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 01-26-13
    Linda 01-26-13
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    "Enjoyable!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Liked the story kept me guessing to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the narrator she is very easy to listen to. I would listen to this book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 12-02-12
    Katherine 12-02-12
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    "Appalling glorification of bullying and abuse"

    I was surprised, not expecting a "romance" (I should be more careful), but certainly not expecting one of Howard's favorite characters to be an abusive, bullying, stalker who terrorizes women until they just beg for more. He uses his physical size and local influence to dominate, assault, and tyrannize, in a way only a masochist would call sexy. His actions often descend to the level of criminal offenses, and the "strong" heroine merely flutters. Faith is lamentably inconsistent: her character is supposed to be capable and successful, yet she makes one stupid and dunderheaded decision after another.

    Amazingly, unchallenged throughout the book is the way Faith as a child is held responsible for the sins of her mother, while the sins of Gray's father are (reluctantly but casually) accepted, and never reflect badly upon his own children, and no one ever notes the hypocrisy. This incongruity, while perhaps unremarkable in the 50's or 60's, is both glaring and repugnant in a book published in 1995.

    While I understand that the point of romances is for women to fantasize taming and winning the erstwhile unbreakable beast (perhaps why girls like horseback riding), this chauvinist pedophile was merely a sadistic terrorist with intermittent explosive disorder, no conscience or self-awareness, and absolutely no long-term relationship value. The concept of "romance" was entirely absent from this plague chronicle. I do not have enough thumbs to turn down on this travesty.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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