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Gabriel's Inferno Audiobook

Gabriel's Inferno

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Publisher's Summary

From national best-selling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening....

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible - forgiveness and love.

©2012 Sylvain Reynard (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    heather nashua, NH, United States 12-30-12
    heather nashua, NH, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Gabriel's Inferno the most enjoyable?

    loved the narrator..


    What did you like best about this story?

    how romantic Gabriel was


    Which scene was your favorite?

    in Italy .when they finally got together, he was so gentle her .loved it


    Any additional comments?

    can't wait for the 3rd book to come out

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    Nancy 12-27-12
    Nancy 12-27-12
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    "Might have been better in print ..."
    What disappointed you about Gabriel's Inferno?

    I have gotten halfway through part 2 and given up on this one -- I'm a fan of romance, paranormal, science fiction, almost every kind, but there is just too much brooding and too many scenes of the "she whispered" or "he gave a black look" variety. Maybe in print I would enjoy it more, being able to skip over some of the more lugubrious passages. Returning this one, though I still have some mild curiosity about the dark secrets promised and continually referred to in mysterious ways ...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm looking forward to the next instalment of Karen Moning's "Dani O'Malley" series.


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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 12-24-12
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Probably good, but not for me"
    What did you like best about Gabriel's Inferno? What did you like least?

    I could not find myself inside this story. It was clearly written from a female's perspective and I could not relate to much of the feelings.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvain Reynard again?

    Probably


    What aspect of John Morgan’s performance would you have changed?

    I liked the performance


    Could you see Gabriel's Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It should not me made into a movie


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    richard/sharon great falls, va, United States 12-22-12
    richard/sharon great falls, va, United States 12-22-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I wanted to like it"

    I guess everything is so subjective - How we absorb the material. I read the reviews and I wanted to like this book but there was not enough of a story here. 3 downloads - I thought I would lose my mind. Insipid, sappy, cliche-ridden dialogue - Get my drift here...I'm sorry but I feel that the other reviewers really misled me or my tolerance for this type of a story is really low. It wasn't quite a hot sexy romance because nothing happened until the very last few segments. Love was not unrequited just delayed. There was a lot of angst and I thought there would be some big reveal but I really wasn't impressed. Sorry folks but I must be honest. I read everything and I like romance too but intelligent, amusing, sexy plots - one of those anyway - would have been nice.

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    Ramona 12-11-12
    Ramona 12-11-12
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    "Amazing book, amazing narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a wonderful love story filled with romance, heartache and beautiful words.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final chapter in Italy. The ENTIRE chapter is fantastic.


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

    It made me laugh, and cry. The way Gabriel speaks is remarkable and refreshing. Take note authors, it is possible to make an extremely sexy romantic novel without trashy language.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and it's sequel shouldn't be missed!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Annie McKinney, TX, United States 12-06-12
    Annie McKinney, TX, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Yawn worthy not swoon worthy"

    I was excited to read this book due to the star rating. Boy was I bamboozled. The story builds up to make him look like a member of a freaky sex club and she a former victum of a horrific sexually abusive relationship. The story was long winded and drawn out. It really didnt have much of a plot. I thought that Gabriel was a pompus jerk and Julianne was a prudish fridged twit. Thinking about it they were perfect for each other. I like men who are swoon worthy and strong who make a wonan feel cherished adored but take charge and be a man. He didnt fit that bill. Listening to the story line and the way it was built up I thought her past lover really did a number on her but when she told her story all he did was cheat on her and they were not even in a serious relationship (holding hands, political dinners and long distance love letters). The worst he did was sing the Nine Inch Nails song "Animal" to her. Later her past lover out of the blue, storms into her dads house at one point of the book and attacks her. There was no telling of violence in their past and made me think I skipped a part of the book. It made no sense to me but I will tell you that was probably the most exciting part of the book. When Gabriel and Julianne finally do the "deed" (which is the last hour of the book by the way)he damn near wrapped her in bubble wrap before sex.

    This book is one big build of nothing with no climax and no big "O". I will NOT waste my credit on the next book. If you think this is anything like FSOG ...tortured souls yes....hot romance.....its not.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah United States 12-06-12
    Sarah United States 12-06-12
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    "Prudish and Misogynistic"
    What did you like best about Gabriel's Inferno? What did you like least?

    I won't tell you that Gabriel's Inferno is a boring listen. I did finish the book. Setting my personal opinions aside, I would say that the plot and dialog are very predictable. Now to my personal opinions. As a woman with liberal views on sex and progressive views about the role of women in society, this book is cringe-y from start to finish. From the description, I assumed this book would be compelling and steamy with some literary allusion thrown in. Instead, it was prudish and paints an insulting, old-fashioned image of what the feminine ideal should be. I don't want to give the story away, so I'll stop there. Entertaining, but you will probably end up wanting to punch all of the characters in the face.


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    Linda Wexford, PA, United States 12-05-12
    Linda Wexford, PA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    What did you like best about Gabriel's Inferno? What did you like least?

    I liked that it was set in Toronto, which isn't a common city for a plot based in an academic setting. I do think that the main female character should have been better developed. I found her to be so mousy, meek and inexperienced that it was not plausible that she was also a brilliant student who had been accepted by Harvard, and by a well-known professor as a thesis advisor. I struggled to resolve this contradiction as I listened to the book.


    What about John Morgan’s performance did you like?

    Excellent voice for narration. He brought out the strong character of the professor, yet also managed to capture the young and inexperienced personality of the female lead.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ramona Foster Albany, Oregon United States 12-05-12
    Ramona Foster Albany, Oregon United States 12-05-12
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    "Better than 50 shades"
    If you could sum up Gabriel's Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    I want more!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gabriel's Inferno?

    Lust! Passion! Places they visited.OMG everything about this book was mesmerizing. Beautiful full of anticipation.


    Which character – as performed by John Morgan – was your favorite?

    Gabriel of course.


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

    The love they had for one another. The changes Gabriel made, the need and want to change.


    Any additional comments?

    The best book ever. I couldn't put it down. Now i crave more and can't find any that comes close. Please hurry, put that creative head together and give me something to read again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah E. Alexander Atlanta, Georgia 12-01-12
    Deborah E. Alexander Atlanta, Georgia 12-01-12 Member Since 2013

    Deborah E. Alexander

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    "Wonderful Love Story!"
    What did you love best about Gabriel's Inferno?

    The intensity and being made to feel every feelings of the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gabriel's Inferno?

    I cannot pick just one moment, the entire book is addictive from beginning to end.


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

    The Passion!


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

    Yes, it made me do both! I loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    I am starting the second in this series and I hope for a third and fourth to come! Brilliant and Masterfully written!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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