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Falling for the Beast

Narrated by: Karin Allers
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he's dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.

Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she's asking questions he can't answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can't afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.

Falling for the Beast is a sweet romance.

©2017 Victorine E. Lieske (P)2017 Victorine E. Lieske

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not my favorite

I'm a huge beauty and the beast fan, so when I saw this one I was excited. It became a bit of a let down. It followed the mold but didn't have much substance to it making it fall flat.

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A fairytale twist

This was a fun twist on a classic! Although there was no cute little teacup or anything it was still a very entertaining story!
The male lead character was able to heal other people although when he did he took on their wounds. That made me think of Jesus did for us.

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:5

The narrator's voice for the male lead was a little weird but it didn't take away from the story.

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A nice twist

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he's dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.

Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she’s asking questions he can’t answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can’t afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.

MY TAKE
This is very much a modern twist on Beauty and the Beast, and I loved the twist part of it. If you're familiar with the original story, you'll know generally how the story will progress, including a dance in a ballroom in ball-appropriate clothing. But, I love the story of being able to love the inside of a person, and this story does that really well. I connected with both love interests and I especially liked seeing his growth.

The ending is also a little different which is a nice change. The only thing that really stretched my ability to suspend belief was the resolution with the bad guy. So I took off a little for that.

I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was adequate.

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same ol same ol

the story is the same old same old with a little twist. not worth it

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Worst rendition of Beauty and The Beast EVER!

I am going to preface this as saying that the Beauty and the Beast tale is my most Favorite story of all time. I have read so many versions of this story. This one is by far the worst one that I have ever experienced. The narration was not great. The story was not either. If you do not have audible escape, I would not waste a credit on this one. But you do you.

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A different spin on a Beauty and the Beast story

There's some violence but no foul language. No lovemaking scenes so far. I like the narration.

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Don't waste your time

This could have been a decent story but the narrator ruined it. Her normal voice was pleasant, but the changes she made to portray the heroine was annoying and the voice she used for the hero/beast was flat out wimpy and winey.

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Boring & narrator was bad

The story was boring but not mind numbingly boring...I’ve listened to worse. I kept listening hoping I would get to a part of the book that would earn it more stars, but that just didn’t happen. The narrator was bad, not terrible, but her attempts to create different voices for the characters was so forced that the male characters all sounded mad and the female characters all sounded ditzy and brainless. Plan to avoid anything narrated by Karin Allers in the future.

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Ok book

I almost didn't finish due to the narrator. I don't like when women do the man's voices plus her voice just wasn't appealing. Sorry just being honest. The over story was good and I'm glad I didn't finish it.

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Cute story

The story is a sweet beauty and the beast reimagined. No surprises and not much to the characters and their relationship, but cute. However, the narration was not great. The main male character narration reminded me of an old man holding a cigar in his teeth, and the female lead character sounds like a whining child at times. It wasn't the worst narration I've heard, but not how I imagined the story to be told at all.