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Captive Prince Audiobook

Captive Prince

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Damen is a warrior hero to his people and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else.

ยฉ2013 C. S. Pacat (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 07-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent piece, just be cautious"

    This is one of my favorite trilogies I've ever come across. It has incredible reread value and where the summaries make it out to be far more scandalous than it actually is, it's an extremely immersive political thriller romance.

    It does have a lot of content in it that can be difficult to stomach (really only in the first book with slight smatterings in the second and third), but it never glorifies it and it's always presented to be interpreted as negative and as a plot point for future development. Basically, if you managed to watch Game of Thrones, you should be fine here. It certainly isn't a piece for everyone but it is so incredibly satisfying when you read them through and through.

    The characters make such an incredible journey and they are such wonderful compliments of one another that keep you gripped and, especially in the first book, you wonder how things could possibly be different or change.

    I could sing praises forever about the book but I suggest people just read it if they're curious enough. The narrator is not bad, though I don't necessarily agree wi

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    Kindle Customer 07-03-17
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    "Audio issues"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I had issues with the performance at times in that the narrator would suddenly get very quite so it became very hard to hear especially while driving on the highway over the holidays. I had to turn up the volume almost as high as it would go which is headache inducing. Otherwise besides it was hard at times to distinguish voices and the narrator also had a very bored cadence to his voice. I am hoping book 2 is better


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    Amazon Customer 06-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but"

    This is a re-read for me and although I liked it and am incredibly happy that its finally on audiobook the narrator's voice made it hard in the begining to differentiate between characters

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Favorite Trilogy"

    After reading the reviews of this audiobook, I was nervous about the quality of the narration, but found myself pleasantly surprised. It took me a couple of chapters to get accustomed to the inflection and tone the narrator provided for each separate character, but by chapter four or five, he was able to hold my complete, captivated attention despite having read the book in print multiple times.

    Overall, despite the narrator's tendency to speak a little too quietly sometimes, I've enjoyed the first installment so much that I'll probably splurge for book two before receiving my monthly credit. Treat. Yo. Self.

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    Alicia G Adamy 07-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "I love this trilogy"

    If you can struggle through the first few chapters then you will be rewarded with the best story I have ever read in the second and third book. There is just so much character development and so much happens the three books really should be read as one long one.

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    Courtney 07-12-17
    Courtney 07-12-17 Member Since 2012
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    "perfection tainted"

    I adore this book series. I own the original copies the author used to publish online independently. I was so excited to hear the audio book.

    But the voice performer is just okay... he was a good choice in expressing the attitudes of the Vere courts and Laurent's personality.... but the inflection in the perspective of Damon comes across as whiny and too feminine. wish they could have found a voice actor who can sound very masculine and very feminine for both characters; since they are so different from each other..

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    Shannon 07-07-17
    Shannon 07-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!"

    the only part i hated was that it ended too soon. such a fun read.

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    VHB 07-07-17
    VHB 07-07-17 Member Since 2016

    Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.

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    "WOW."

    This book is just fabulous, slow burn,
    exelent characters, amezing story.
    The audio is also good.
    highly recommended this one.

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    L. Antoine 07-04-17
    L. Antoine 07-04-17

    book-worm

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    "Waited for so long"
    Would you listen to Captive Prince again? Why?

    I've read and retread this series, listening to it is like a joy if discovery once more. Although I know what will happen, I'm still spellbound by the narration


    What other book might you compare Captive Prince to and why?

    Kate Sherwood "Sacrati" but only superficially, that is a great story and is one of my favourite but it doesn't have the length or depth of intrigue as this trilogy


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Bel Daviesโ€™s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the small vignettes will also make the audible jump

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    holuaia 06-29-17
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    "A good buy"

    I'm a fan of the series, though book 1 is my least favorite, so I got this book mainly in the interests of completion. That being said, Stephen Bel Davies does an excellent job. His intonation took some time to get accustomed to, but his voicing is very good, and it's easy to tell who is speaking. He's also adept with the difficult names (I don't envy him having to say 'Laurent' every few seconds). If you like a good story told well, this audiobook is a worthwhile investment.

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  • Robyn
    7/22/17
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    "Dodgy audio"

    The story is amazing so far and the reading is good. However at some points during the audiobook it sounds as if a different person is saying an individual word or as if the reader has taken a step away from the microphone for a single second.
    Not a huge issue but distracting enough that I wanted to mention it.
    But on the whole very impressed.

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  • Becky L
    7/4/17
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    "Great story but better in print"
    What would have made Captive Prince better?

    Whilst I can appreciate Stephen Bel Davies as a narrator, he just didn't work here for me as his voice is not one I associate with a fantasy such as this - his voice is too 'classy' for want of a better word and in my opinion this needed a grittier, rougher approach.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Captive Prince?

    The story is one of my absolute favourites so I enjoyed the book, but probably because I had already read it in print and was drawing on my own mental world building from having read it before.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Bel Davies?

    Hmmm.. I have my favourites, but probably Joel Leslie or Greg Tremblay, who I honestly believe can narrate anything and I'd love it. From previous audios (Necromancers Tale/Guarded etc) I think their tone and range of accents would have suited this better. Like I said, Stephen Bel Davies has a pleasant voice to listen to, but I'd pitch him more for a slick spy thriller than this type of story. I'd check out other SBD narrations - this was a case of poorly matched narrator-to-story for me rather than bad narration.


    You didnโ€™t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really for me - I was disappointed that the audio didn't live up to my own expectations of how I imagined the CP world to be since this didn't come across for me and I need to be immersed in a story to appreciate it in audio-form.


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