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A Touch of Darkness from Hades' POV (with new scenes)!

Hades, god of the underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and queen - Persephone, goddess of spring.

Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.

Hades finds himself faced with the impossible - proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart, and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy fate.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Scarlett St. Clair (P)2020 Tantor

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The Narrator was just not a good fit

The story is amazing, but I can’t get past the bland reading by the narrator. His voice is missing any emotion, extremely monotone.. just not good for a novel like this full of sensuality and emotion. I will no longer buy audiobooks by this narrator.

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Narration made me fall asleep

I loved the story but hated the narrator. He was so robotic and monotoned. Poor inflections. Sounded like he was reading a boring textbook.
They should’ve just have kept Meg Sylvan since we are used to her voice for Hades, and she’s an excellent narrator.

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Book is great narration is dull

The narrator would be great at a non fiction, autobiography, or history story. But for a steamy fantasy book, he’s just to “matter of fact”. The book itself is great, I love Hade’s side of the story more than Persephone’s.

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Dear lord the dude reading this ruined the book!

How could one person be so boring to listen to? It was like he had never been with a woman or felt passion at all. He was bleak and monotone. The sex scenes had no passion at all. He really ruined the book.

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Hard to listen

The story is great but this reader/narrator is intolerable. I couldn’t even listen to it and had to switch to the book

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Good book, terrible performance

The book was great but it was hard to get through due to the narrator. It was so slow and monotone. I felt like someone was reading a itemized spread sheet to me. I know this book is supposed to have a Male perspective and thus I can appreciate a male narrator, but I would rather have Meg Sylvan read the book in her impassioned Hades voice, than listen to Tyler Donne drone on and on.

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bad narrator

the reader is really monotone and disinterested and a little creepy sounding?

he also changes the ways names are pronounced which makes it a little confusing to follow. also pronounced peridot pear-oh-dot.

if you’re interested - get the physical book not this audio book.

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THE VOICE

I know not every voice actor is right for everyone’s ears but this guy is so disappointing. It’s almost monotonous. I imagine Hades voice as sultry, deep, commanding. And this dude sounds like he’s back in high school being forced to read in English class. I can’t even focus so I stopped listening and opted for the read on my kindle instead.

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Switched to kindle on chapter 2

I wish they’d let the female narrator from the other 2 books do this one because she reads a better hades. Listen to a sample or something before blindly downloading or you’ll waste your money

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Was amazing

Loved Hades point of view!!! This story was extremely entertaining and sexy!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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  • 01-13-21

Stopped after 20 mins, Narration is awful

I'm so disappointed with this, the casting of narration is so wrong. It sounds like a recorded robot rather then an actor, and after about 20 mins it grated on my so much I stopped. I really enjoyed the narration of the 2 books from Persephone's view, and the narrator from those was fantastic at doing different voices to bring it to life. With this book, the Narrator doesn't even try. His voice is has a lot of bass and is gruffly which makes him sound old and stuffy. Completely wrong casting. Considering those listening to this have probably listened to the original, they could have got away with the female narration - she did well with the 'teaser' chapter of this, so dont see why she couldn't continue.

If you like the story, just read the book on this one. This is down right awful.

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  • Marianne Halvorsen
  • 07-21-21

ok

The book had an okay story. good consept but got a bit boring in lenght. I almost liked the side story a bit better.

good VA tho.

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  • Jack Killian
  • 07-19-21

BUY THE BOOK

this is a truly amazing BOOK! I listened to the 2 Persephone books a touch of darkness and a touch of ruin and they were out of this world. the narrator did an incredible job narrating these and I would listen to any book she reads. this book however has a new narrator and unfortunately it is no good. it is so jarring and so robotic that it just takes you out of the story. I listened to 2 minutes of this then stopped and bought the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-22

Narrated horribly

After listening to "A Touch of" series which was narrated amazing, the "A Game of" saga is such a disappointment, the narrator is so robotic and his voice barely changed. sampled a few times and don't want to waste my money, hopefully it can be recast.

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  • Carla Aston
  • 01-23-22

Great addition to the series

I read quite a few negative reviews regarding the narrator and it put me off buying this audio book but I’m glad I went ahead and bought it because it was a great addition to the series to have the story so far from hades POV and I personally thought the narrator did a good job. I really
Enjoyed getting a glimpse in to show hades felt for Persephone and not just her side. I hope more of the future books in this series are also don’t from hades POV or maybe some of the books could be shared POV.

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  • Isabelle
  • 08-18-21

Pretty good

Story wise I enjoyed this story from Hades perspective, although It took me a while to get used to the narrator's voice. Especially when he did female voices!
But overall still enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-15-21

Hated the narrator

The performance of the story telling was terrible and I only got two pages in.
Sounded so much like a robot, I couldn't continue at all.
I don't know about how good the story is yet, I'll just read the rest of it on Kindle but I have to return this purchase

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-22

Good read

if you've listened to the Hades and Persephone books first then listening to this can be quite frustrating as the narrator reads some of the names or places differently to the other three books. otherwise it was a good book with a new layer being added to their story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-21

Little repetitive but good

Good narration. Interesting story from the other point of view. A little bit repetitive but had some new story points that I enjoyed. Overall worth the listen.

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  • Simone Kiem
  • 03-27-21

H&P Bodice ripper 2.0

The first book written from the perspective of Hades. I think the author has some kind of penis envy cause she talks a lot about Hades cock 😂. I preferred a touch of darkness purely as from Hades point of view it was focused a lot on how much he wanted to f**K Persphone all the time. I did enjoy the additional subplots - what the god got up to in his own time when Sephy wasn't around.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-21

Not worth it

Ugh- this was just pure smut. It has its place but this read like it was pulled off of fanfic.com. I struggled to finish this. I read it off the back of A Touch of Darkness and it's almost killed off my will to read the rest of the series. I cannot-