Decadence

Narrated by: Susan Spain
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (476 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With each step I eased down a hallway filled with grand arches. A swanky red carpet led to the meeting area, where men waited for their dates. We exited the undressing room as if we were at a Hollywood premiere.

New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to a character he created in his celebrated novel of erotic daring, Pleasure. Four years have passed in the life of Nia Simone Bijou, and she is approaching the height of her artistic powers. A film she has written is poised for international success, the studio is eager for a sequel, and the media are fascinated by her work. Yet her imaginative mind is wandering.

Though Nia is much desired - by the mysterious, often unavailable international businessman Prada, with whom she enjoys unprecedented attraction; by the fit local veteran, Brett, who puts her through her paces, most often during grueling road training sessions - her first love, Chris, is never far from her thoughts. When Nia receives an invitation to the exclusive pleasure palace known as Decadence, her romantic world gives way to an abundance of sensory experience she could never have imagined.

Even as the Hollywood premiere of her potentially career-changing film approaches, she is drawn further into this forbidden lifestyle. Under the influence of glamorous, sensuous new friends, Nia abandons all caution, and her ability to balance truth and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. Will her relationship with Prada survive countless temptations? Will her professional achievements be given over to impulsive indulgence? Does decadence know any bounds?

Eric Jerome Dickey’s newest tale of excess - and its sky-high costs - is a thrilling portrait of a glittering world.

©2013 Eric Jerome Dickey (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Too Much Sex

Way too much sex in this book. It could have had a little more story line. I love erotica but this was a little difficult to finish. Sorry I love EJD but this one did not do it for me.

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EJD Fan Forever

I loved the continuation of the Nia character. I need a dictionary sometimes when I read EJD books but I love how intellectual his stories are.

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What would have made Decadence better?

I've listened and read all of EJD books and am very disappointed with Decadence. If I wanted a story full of porn, I would have gone to a different type of site. Even if someone was sexually active, to the point of having it as an addiction, one wouldn't have an encounter every min of their lives.... Hopefully the next book will have a plot (like the Gideon series).

Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Jerome Dickey again?

If it has a plot (or whatever you would call it in this book), no.

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Didn't really Get It

I wanted to read this one because I'd read Pleasure previously. This one was a miss for me. I normally listen to a book within a couple of days. This one took months for me to have the desire to complete. The only reason I did so was to see if the ending was significant. It was not.
The book was full of sex, sex, sex and unnecessary vocabulary. Don't get me wrong, I'm a reader, but I'd consider this book as being a collection of the “smut ”(no offence to any of the great authors out there who I enjoy) that I enjoy regularly. No need for Mr. Dickey to use all of the vocabulary that he knows in this kind of book. Furthermore, the book lacked a significant meaning.
Would I consider reading more of Dickey's works? Of course. Would I read another book that features Nia Simone Bijou? Maybe.... This one sort of left me asking questions. Nia seemed to be searching for something and is left empty in this one.

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Nia, Nia, Nia....still freaky as ever!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I always wonder what happen to Nia after reading EJD first book of her Preasure. And just when you think it can't get no freakier.....EJD brings her back and she still wild as every. But you have to read the first book to fully understand what I mean.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nia of course....because she is who she is....you either love her or hate her.

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Absolutely horrible.

one of the worst books I had the displeasure of listening to. No plot, story, or direction.

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Beware VERY Erotic....

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved the story line, the sex scenes were very vivid....

What was one of the most memorable moments of Decadence?

The honey and hot tea....I must try that one day!

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

I love how she reads as if she is actually in the scene....As if she is NIA. Her accents are great too!

Who was the most memorable character of Decadence and why?

Nia of course!

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disappointed

Would you try another book from Eric Jerome Dickey and/or Susan Spain?

Yes i would

Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Jerome Dickey again?

yes i would

What aspect of Susan Spain’s performance would you have changed?

nothing really

Any additional comments?

Love Eric read EVERY book he's ever written. For some reason this book seemed a little over the top with the sex. like its competing with 50 shades. i preferred the suspense and the mystery of pleasure. i'll still buy his books though, he's awesome.

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So...

This was just too graphic. And I love a steamy novel, but this was just too much.

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Disappointed!

What disappointed you about Decadence?

It was a sexcapade book...no real story...just straight sex!

What do you think your next listen will be?

It won't be anything by EJD if this is his new direction.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Decadence?

All of them!

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