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Gabriel's Inferno | [Sylvain Reynard]

Gabriel's Inferno

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.
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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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    Jacqueline perry, MI, United States 12-01-12
    Jacqueline perry, MI, United States 12-01-12
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    "Romantic!"
    What did you love best about Gabriel's Inferno?

    Gabriel's whispering hot sweet naughty things in Julia's ears. Only from a poet could it be conceivable a man would say such things. It built suspense enough that it was almost a let down to return to the banality of the act itself. I honestly could have done without the final sex scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I am going to read the second book, I am afraid it will mar the romanticism with too much explicitness.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    minh 12-01-12
    minh 12-01-12
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    "Not worth my time"
    Has Gabriel's Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This book is way too long. And I found myself switch chapters when descriptions of the heroine's shyness came up. The author spelled out every emotion, do we really need this? I went through the whole book, but should have just close it. Not worth my time. Unfortunately, I already bought the sequel when I started this book, on the basis of the first few chapters which at the time seemed inviting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Mad March Hare Demon USA 11-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Just as awful as Twilight"
    Would you try another book from Sylvain Reynard and/or John Morgan?

    If all her book are this long and pretentious, then no!


    What was most disappointing about Sylvain Reynard’s story?

    It's Twilight minus sparkling vampires. The two main characters are so very unreal. Juliana is a weak, niave, throws fits when men can't read her mind, and focuses on making Gabriel the love of her life, rather than her expensive education. Gabriel is a popmus, designer label stamped ass who thinks worldy women are non-persons to be used for sex only and hates himself for having a lebito. He puts Juliana on a pedestal for her "purity and innocence" and is lothed to corrupt her with his beastly ways. Juliana is a fragile simp who is scarred for life because her ex-boyfriend likes Nine Inch Nails and said he wanted to f**k her like an animal. I want to vommit.


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

    I would have skipped pages and pages of silly internal dialog on how perfect Gabriel's voice and eyes are and how angelic Juliana is. Unfortunately, skipping is a little hard for an audio book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Nausea


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time. I'm glad I only spent 5 dollars.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rio Missouri 11-18-12
    Rio Missouri 11-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I feel as if I read a different book than everyone"

    Moments like this (i.e. Twilight series) I feel like I read a different book from everyone else.

    I started this book from a recommendation of a friend. I listened to it in its entirety hoping it would improve as the story progress, it didn't. I have to say that it was easier to swallow in audio form because I could ignore chunks of it at a time which is a true reflection of how I felt about the book. It's boring. The main girl cries, a lot. She is overly sensitive about everything and it's tiresome. The first chunk of the book has her fawning over her teenage crush only to have him treat her abhorrently. Then once the tables have turned and he is suddenly interested to the point of over enthusiasm, she wants to analyze the potential of a relationship to see if he is the right choice. What-the-heck?

    First she sleeps with the dude's picture under her pillow for years, then suddenly she's unsure when he has all but placed a bow around his neck with a gift card that says "I'm all yours, stupid." I get that the tipping point was his rude and inexcusable comment and behavior, but give me a break. He's been an ass for the past how many weeks and now suddenly she's had enough? Not to mention that he was unstable when she fell in love with him so many years ago, so it should've been no surprise there.

    The Dante aspect of the book is difficult for me to comment on because I have not read the poem. That being, I did find parts of the book a bit ridiculous and laughable (in this instance I am laughing at you and not with you).


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    4/5
    I prefer listening to female narrators rather than males, but John Morgan did a good job in his performance.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Martha 11-04-12
    Martha 11-04-12
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    "Best series ever!"
    What made the experience of listening to Gabriel's Inferno the most enjoyable?

    The story was entertaining and pulled at the heart.


    What other book might you compare Gabriel's Inferno to and why?

    On the order of Bare to You and 50 Shades. Though I enjoyed both, Gabriel's series was more of a believable love story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Julia rescues Gabriel and he finds out that she is Beatrice and tries to make amends.


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

    The entire booked moved from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    karla Bakersfield, US, Canada 10-31-12
    karla Bakersfield, US, Canada 10-31-12 Member Since 2010

    love books

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    "love the back story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    this is a great book how he takes care of her and loves her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way they met when they were teens and how they meet now and he had no clue.


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

    my first time I think he was good.


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    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 10-30-12
    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 10-30-12
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    "....Booorrriiiinngggg!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    more sensuality...Less talk less education.


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

    first the narrator, then ???? So bummed. Everything is "Beatrice, this and Beatrice ,that.
    Julia was a dimwit! How dumb can you be??? yet she goes to College in Canada? You'd think she was from another planet. And Gabriel? What the??? Who was he? Some Monk???? NO one is that patient.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Morgan?

    Xe Sands or Simon Prebble


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    so stupid!!!!!!!!!! The whole thing.!!!!! Prince Charning was a better story. Take my advice, get another book. This one will have you pulling out your hair with boredom

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    gina 10-30-12
    gina 10-30-12 Member Since 2014

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    "love it !!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have This book holds a special place in my heart because of its characters and its plot.
    It was the right book for me I do hope that it will be the same for you
    Gabriel's Inferno was such a beautiful, moving, romantic, maddening story, and I'm just absolutely in love with Gabriel Emmerson!!! Oh, yes, he starts out as such a complete ass, and there were many times I wanted to either slap Julia for holding on to her feelings for so long when he's such a jerk, or slap him for not waking up and realizing who she was and just taking her into his arms forever!! You see, Gabriel and Julia met 6 years ago for one brief night when she was young and innocent, but those hours that they shared bearing their souls and holding each other moved them both beyond words. When a misunderstanding finds them both alone and wondering why, they both go about their lives trying to put the impossible behind them. When Julia ends up in Gabriel's graduate class, she is heartbroken when she realizes he not only doesn't recognize her, but he's also a complete jerk. As the walls slowly come crumbling down, Gabriel's feelings for Julia go beyond the student-professor boundaries,


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

    no but this man has a sexy voice wow !!!!
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    oh yes i laugh & cry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 10-29-12
    Amazon Customer United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The anticipation in this book is amazing I it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's hot, exciting, and arousing


    What other book might you compare Gabriel's Inferno to and why?

    Fifty shades. He thinks he knows what's best but in the long run it's the love of a special women


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

    Gabriel of course. He proved he'd do anything to protect the one he loved


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

    Made me cry and laugh


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    janice Arcadia, MO, United States 10-17-12
    janice Arcadia, MO, United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful book!!!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The love story!!!!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Gabriel of course!!!! I am in love with this man!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    I couldn't put the book down. It is the romance that does it for me....the tender moments. Absolutely breathtaking.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing at all!!!!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    This is the most romantic book I have ever read......couldn't wait to start the second book. My only disappointment is there is not a third book. I want a third book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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