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Captive in the Dark Audiobook

Captive in the Dark: Dark Duet, Book 1

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature.
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Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

©2013 CJ Roberts (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Stephanie Tupelo, MS, United States 12-04-15
    Stephanie Tupelo, MS, United States 12-04-15
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    "This book is horrible."

    This book is annoyingly horrible. I couldn't even finish it and theres nothing romantic or sexy about some dumbass falling involve with her captor. Stockholm Syndrome is not sexy and in this case, its pathetic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 03-12-15
    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2014

    I read fantasy and smut and sometimes I read smutty fantasy.

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    "Not worth the credit. Be sure to read the reviews."

    I saw the high rating and thought sure, why not try it. I don't mind a raunchy book, but this one made me ill. Way too creepy. The whole story line was way too Boko Haram meets 50 Shades of Grey. These happen to be two things I dislike and to me the combination is distasteful. I was unable to finish the book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D. Ward 02-24-15
    D. Ward 02-24-15

    dwVA

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    "An Okay Story"

    From the reviews I was expecting a pretty hot story. I was a little disappointed, it was like the writer was new to writing sex scenes. There were moments that made me tingle in all the right places, but I was hoping for more richly fleshed out, descriptive writing. As it was, it was hard to visualize the scenes. I had to rewind a lot ( and not just the sex scenes ) to envision what the writer was trying to convey. The plot itself was interesting; master and slave finding their feelings for each other. Book 1 is a vehicle that sets up the rest of the series. The reader was okay, but she didn't have a sultry voice...she was just okay. All-in-all an okay story. Better series: Kushiel's Legacy and Meredth Gentry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 08-29-14
    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 08-29-14 Member Since 2011

    NYT writer of romantic suspense with a serious addiction to audiobooks.

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    "Good, Raunchy Fun"
    Would you listen to Captive in the Dark again? Why?

    I'm almost embarrassed to admit I enjoyed these books, but fantasy is fantasy, and if it works, it works. Not for the faint of heart or anyone wanting a sweet, gentle love story. I'd probably listen to certain scenes again, but not the entire book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Captive in the Dark?

    LOL! I'm ashamed to admit it. I did like the hero's background, and how really wicked he was, wanting to lick the heroine's tears.


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

    Emily Durante is always good.


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

    Don't trust gorgeous heroes.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not a great book, but it's sort of fun kink and better written (and much better narrated) than 50 Shades of Gray. There's all the naughty stuff -- bondage, toys, anal sex, spanking - but it doesn't pretend to be anything else, and the characters have justifiable (almost) motivation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Boucher Arizona 03-17-14
    Grace Boucher Arizona 03-17-14 Member Since 2016

    A-Touch-Bizarre

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    "just not my thing."
    What did you love best about Captive in the Dark?

    I liked how well the characters were written. They had depth .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were well written. The story line was well paced and the characters had depth.


    What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job using her voice inflection for each character witch gave them more depth.


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

    This book was full of moments that effected me. Not especially comfortable ones. This is a disturbing story, for me it was difficult to listen to. Its very well written but the problem for me is that I know this is very real for many boys and girls,aprox. 35 every day from the U.S. alone. So there was a very disturbing gross feeling about this story


    Any additional comments?

    This was difficult on many so many levels. I don't have a problem with BDSM,sometimes its fun and hot,this isn't anything like that.This is a very twisted story line. This is such a hard book to rate because its well written but uncomfortable in the extreme so I could not feel I could punish the author because of my personal tastes. Be very careful though in regards to choosing this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim E. Brown Michigan 12-18-13
    Kim E. Brown Michigan 12-18-13

    Book Diva

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    "Unexpectingly Captivating"
    Where does Captive in the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks up there with Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series, only with a lot more twist and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Caleb, there are so many layers to his character. You love and hate him at the same time.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Durante – was your favorite?

    Claeb, the voice she gave Caleb was very authentic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I was up all night listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see the Epilogue as an audiobook

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 11-18-13
    Charles 11-18-13
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    "Avoid!"

    I like BDSM stories like FSOG, "The Training", "The Submissive", etc., but I just couldn't get into this one. To be perfectly honest I couldn't even finish it. The lead character in the book was so despicable that I couldn't get to the part of the book promised by the teaser where he begins to have feelings for the poor unfortunate girl that he kidnaps and beats mercilessly to train her to become a real slave. And it's what he does for a living! He admits to "ruining the lives of hundreds of women" without any regret. Who has time for that? Not me. Unless you like to read about real desperation and misery, avoid this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Claire 10-17-13
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    "Absolutely terrified!"
    What did you love best about Captive in the Dark?

    Captive in the Dark is a truly disturbing story and so the book isn't one you love but just like the proverbial train wreck, you just have to keep reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was so pleased that Livy fought for her freedom - even though it didn't work out for her - at least she tried.


    What does Emily Durante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emily Durante's narration gave Livy's character an intensity that was necessary to convey the desperation, elation, frustration and terror that was Livy's life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There is no way I could listen to this book in one sitting - it was way too intense.


    Any additional comments?

    Be warned that this is not a feel good romance - but if you are able to separate yourself from the story it is an excellent read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Adelanto Ca 09-30-13
    Angela Adelanto Ca 09-30-13 Member Since 2015

    I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters

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    "Very Very Good"

    This was a really good book I didn't think I would like the subject this much it is a well written story.I fell for Caleb even though he was so hard to love at times I still fell for him. I loved how the book showed both points of views and how it kept switching back and forth. MY god the ending... Talk about a cliff hanger

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    VERB 11-15-14
    VERB 11-15-14

    Homemaker, married to Dave Bargar, mother of 8, Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, love to read!

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    "Just porn"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    What can I say? This book is just porn. Nothing of interest here. Shallow story that never really gets any better.


    What was most disappointing about CJ Roberts’s story?

    Besides the fact that it was just porn, you only get half a book. Thinking that it might pan out in the end, you reluctantly buy the other half of the book, only to realize, it too is just ridiculous porn. I really don't mind adult themes, if there's an interesting story to go with it.


    What didn’t you like about Emily Durante’s performance?

    The men's voices just aren't that great read by a woman trying to make it sound husky.


    What character would you cut from Captive in the Dark?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    The author was very clever splitting the book in half to sell you 2 books. The first book has no real focal point, no conclusion. You have to buy the 2nd half to "finish" the story.......and even then, it's so anticlimactic......just dumb, dumb, dumb. I don't know maybe you need to buy a 3rd book to get anything out of it......not.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Bedlington, United Kingdom
    10/23/13
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    "Better than the book"
    What made the experience of listening to Captive in the Dark the most enjoyable?

    The way it was narrated, having pitch and tone made the book feel more alive. I loved it, loved it, loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have read this book a number of times and each and every time it grips me in a different way and on a different level..listening to it just took it to another level again.


    What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

    The way she seemed to 'feel' what she was saying.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love isn't always grown from kindness.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth purchasing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    3/28/15
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    "loved it"

    this is a twisted story, it properly you into a dark world, turns your stomach

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Planet Earth
    9/20/13
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    "Drawn out & boring"
    What disappointed you about Captive in the Dark?

    This tale is, in my opinion not very well written, I found I could not relate to the main characters (Olivia is like a whiny 12 year old & Caleb comes over like a total sleaze bag), there is simply too much of the same kind of thing happening throughout the story.


    Has Captive in the Dark put you off other books in this genre?

    No, I wouldn't say it has 'put me off' this kind of genre but I feel I won't be looking out for this kind of story in the future.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    In all honesty none of the scenes stood out.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Captive in the Dark?

    Mainly the scenes which involve Olivia's 'training' which were neither believable or enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    The one saving grace of this story was Emily Durante's portrayal of Olivia (she has a lovely voice) and I would like to hear more of her narrations but overall I'm glad I only paid £4.99 for this story but I wish I had spent my money elsewhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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