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Gabriel's Rapture Audiobook

Gabriel's Rapture

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Publisher's Summary

National best-selling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them....

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the listener’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

©2012 Sylvain Reynard (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 11-04-12
    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 11-04-12 Member Since 2011

    I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.

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    "No Comparison to 50 Shades"

    I think that there is no real comparison between 50 Shades and Gabriel. I loved 50 Shades and I really like Gabriel and Julian's Story as well. These books are not as intense as I thought they would be but still a really great story.

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    Leslie 11-02-12
    Leslie 11-02-12
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    "Wanting to hear the second book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The separation and re-connection of Gabriel and Julia!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Gabriel took Julia to the apple orchard and proposed!!


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

    Absolutely nothing!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 10-05-12
    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "scorched!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book! It was so good, i listened to it all in one sitting. Some twists were unpredictable, others you knew were coming. it was worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D Net 06-18-16
    D Net 06-18-16

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great series!"

    Take the time to let this series take you away. Open your mind to a tantalizing portrait of love, moving literature , and sensual caresses of life. Treasure the "sticky leaves".

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    Amazon Customer 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It!"

    Once again, beautifully written & read. I look for to listening to the final book.

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    DragonFly 03-20-16
    DragonFly 03-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    I don't want this story to ever end. I am so captivated by the writing. I have learned so much.

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    Caroline 11-30-15
    Caroline 11-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very melodramatic"

    Gabriel's Rapture had the tenor of a Harlequin romance....not enough steam. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood......

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    EarthAngel 08-24-15
    EarthAngel 08-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "No. Just no."
    Would you try another book from Sylvain Reynard and/or John Morgan?

    Maybe.


    What could Sylvain Reynard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    We need stronger female protagonists.


    What didn’t you like about John Morgan’s performance?

    It is difficult for me to get immersed in a story when a man is voicing a female character. Everything she says comes across as whiney. If I were reading the book, I don't think that's how Julia would be portrayed.


    What character would you cut from Gabriel's Rapture?

    I'd cut a whole lot of characters out. The contrived conflict feels forced. Reynard tried to add an air of mystery by keeping characters in the shadows. Instead of mystery, it was just really confusing.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the first book. I couldn't put it down. Even after reading it, I downloaded the audiobook. But the second in the series feels rushed. Why must we listen to a half hour of Julia wallowing? I wish Julia had been more secure. The entire first chapter is spent with Gabriel reassuring her that he didn't have a miserable time sleeping with her. What gives?

    Also, I don't know what's up with everything being a trilogy lately. There's tons of fillers in the books (for word count, I suspect). They could have easily been condensed and made into one book.

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    Monica Sofia 05-13-15 Member Since 2016

    I dream about you wide awake in my arms It’s the last time I sleep alone dreaming of you in my arms I’ll kiss you every day & every night

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    "Beautiful"

    I find this book very poetic and romantic!

    It's beautifully written in a way of seduction that makes you want more!

    A story of discovery, physical and emotional.

    I love Gabriel's commitment to change, to find forgiveness and to make Julia happy!

    I love Julia's kindness, compassion and the will to fight for what she loves and wants.

    One of my favorite books!

    Can't wait for Gabriel's Redemption final story!

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    Sonja 04-28-15
    Sonja 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A love story so strong you won't want to stop."

    I could not treat my ears away from the audio. If only true love could excise as it does for the Professor & soul mate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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