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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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    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
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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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    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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    MrsK17 CA 10-31-12
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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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    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


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    Amazon Customer United States 10-29-12
    Amazon Customer United States 10-29-12
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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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    Terry Philadelphia, PA 10-12-12
    Terry Philadelphia, PA 10-12-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Sylvain Reynard is my forever favorite author"
    What made the experience of listening to Gabriel's Inferno the most enjoyable?

    This book is an intensely emotionally and intellectual experience. I am typically more of a non-fiction reader, but SR has converted me to fiction-- his fiction. He has weaved a story of passion and intellectual gratification that is breathtaking. He proves that true sensuality is in the character development and not in graphic sex scenes (which are noticeably absent until the very end and even that scene is more sensual than sexual.) He takes his time, not rushing scenes, developing every sentence into poetry (no pun intended), every discussion of Dante a university-level lecture, just perfection. If you ever sat in a grad seminar and found the intellectual stimulation a turn-on (especially if the professor is hot) you will love this book. SR speaks with a "male voice" which makes the story even more tantalizing -- a man wrote this amazing book, apparently. His humor made me laugh out loud -- as much as the pain in these characters made me cry my eyes out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, we all love the Professor. He's stunning to look at, but also stunningly broken. He's brilliant, he's sexy, he's insecure, he's articulate, and he's struggling to get what he wants regardless of the cost (to him or to Julia). He's dark for sure, but not so dark that you can't feel a connection with him. He's the perfect fantasy man. This guy knows how to adore a woman!


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

    I fell in love with John Morgan's voice. He is a gem-- and has made the listening experience intimate from the first sentence to the last. Who is this man??? What a perfect complement t SR's writing.


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

    No, because I listened to Inferno and Rapture all in one weekend. I needed a few hours to sleep and eat, but I couldn't wait to get back to it. And I've listened to both books several times since.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to many friends and co-workers and they all loved it. It has generated some very interesting lunch conversations. I patiently wait for the third book -- I know that SR will not disappoint me.

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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 10-07-12
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Reminds me a bit of Fifty Shades"

    This story reminded me a bit of Fifty Shades, in that you have a lady who is innocent and does not have much money, and the rich, arrogant professor who has a very screwed up past. This is a very tasefully written book, though, and you get to find out a lot about the people who have influenced Gabriel and Julia's lives. The narrator had a particularly male voice, but he fortunately didn't try to make his voice sound like a female. I am looking forward to listening to the sequel.

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    Mona 10-06-12
    Mona 10-06-12

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "Everything about this book is Outstanding"

    This book is written in such a way that it keeps your attention. I finally had to turn it off at 2:30 am, so that I could get some sleep before the next day. I'd recommend begin reading it on a weekend you're off work, because you're not going to want to put it down.
    The story line is excellent, the narration is the best I've listened to. I can't say one bad thing about this book.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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