Master of the Abyss

Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Erotica
4.5 out of 5 stars (314 ratings)

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On the mountain, the watcher seeks out evil women. And then they die.

Two years ago, when Jake Hunt uncollared his slave, she committed suicide. Guilt-ridden, he will commit to a woman for one night only, devoting his energy to a mountain lodge that caters to a BDSM crowd.

Kallie Masterson is tough. Unwanted as a child, she worked hard to become a wilderness guide. She's proud of who she is, and hurt that Jake frowns on her for acting like a man.

After rescuing the macho guide from a bar fight, Jake is stunned that the ugly men's clothing hides a warm, responsive woman. A submissive woman. When guide business brings her to the lodge on BDSM night, and she is obviously aroused by the play, Jake takes the little sub right into his world of pain and pleasure. He warns her: one night only. But she responds so beautifully - so joyously - under his command, that one night soon becomes two, then three... Then a missing hiker reminds Jake of his past lover, and he realizes he's become too involved. He pulls back.

Meanwhile, the watcher on the mountain has rendered his verdict: Kallie Masterson is evil. The sentence: death.

©2010 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Cherise Sinclair

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Awesome narration-style and hot story.

This is the first time I have experienced this style of narration on Audible. Male dialogue is always spoken by a male, even when the point of view is that of a female being narrated by a woman and vice versa. So the male narrator never fakes a female voice and the female narrator doesn't fake a male voice. It all flows very smoothly. In addition, when one narrator describes what the other character is doing, you can hear the other character doing it, for example, moaning or laughing. It is a very effective narration style. I liked it a lot. Sometimes, however, I thought the narrators could have “acted” the voices a bit differently. This was a super-sexy story and could have been even hotter if the voices were modulated a little better during intimate scenes – for example, sexy words spoken in a whisper in someone’s ear could have actually been whispered. It makes a big difference. But I was okay with the performances overall.

There is a good story here – the heroine’s background is poignant and beautifully explored in tender moments, and the hero’s tragic loss of a former lover colours his view of love and relationships too. Add in a community of loveable secondary characters in an idyllic location, a murder mystery adding danger, and you have an engaging backdrop to showcase the protagonists’ growing attraction and love.

The sexy times here are HOT in a BDSM style following the safe, sane, consensual motto. The whole concept of BDSM is very confronting for me as a reader still trying to get my head around it. Every story I read requires some level of exhibitionism by the couple, which I find a turn off but the characters don’t. Add in the pain from punishment and I struggle, unless I’m convinced by good writing that it’s hot and erotic. I was convinced here.

It’s my first book by Cherise Sinclair. Won’t be my last.

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Narrating is awful!

The narrators voices were fine but the exchanges of narrators were way too fast. Story line was just ok.

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Hot with an element of mystery!!

What made the experience of listening to Master of the Abyss the most enjoyable?

Between the fantastic writing and the amazing narration, this book was definitely one of my favorite audiobooks.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the mystery behind the man who was stalking Kallie when she had no idea he was. I loved how Wen Ross performed him. So creepy!

Which character – as performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross – was your favorite?

I loved Jake and Kallie. Their chemistry was undeniable no matter how much they tried to deny it.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and I am dying to listen to more in the series. The Mountain Masters are hot!! Cherise Sinclair has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store.

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This audible book was so worth the wait!!

I have read this amazing book by Ms Sinclair a number of times but bringing it to audible made the book even better. I LOVED the performance from such talented individuals (sorry I have been up all night and I am to lazy to get your names. I couldn't stop listening) anyway the only criticism I have is I am a slow reader so it seemed a little rushed but other than that it was AMAZING!! I do hope Ms Sinclair continues to use you for the rest of the books. Thanks for such a wonderful performance. You made my day.

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narrators ruined the book

I really can't stand these two narrators, their voices are annoying, their acting skills are terrible, it's like listening to high schoolers put on their first play. I would have preferred to read the hard copy myself.

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male narrator

I have read reviews about Wen Ross and what a great narrator how is...I disagree. He reads these dominant male roles and his voice does not sound masculine at all. Just not a good match for the books that I've read with him narrating. The voice doesn't fit the character, which makes it difficult for me to read.

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The story was good

The Story was good but the narrators were not good especially the male. It just didn’t do it for me. It took away a lot of the passion and emphasis I think the story could have given. Bring back the male that read the Master of the Mountain because he was pretty good.

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Jake and Kallie!

I love a tastefully written, hot and passionate book with a story that has some grit to it. Cherise Sinclair is the master of this kind of writing. Always a strong, alpha dom, a matching heroine, but what I find the most intriguing is her stories and how they get to where they are. This one lets us get to know Jake Hunt. We first met him in Logan's story, and now we get to hear his. He is a man, not interested in a relationship after a woman he uncollared committed suicide. Kallie is a a wilderness guide with the Masterson family, trying to learn her place in life. Now in the eye of Jake, her longtime crush, things heat up. We learn a lot about Jake, his past and how it effected then, now and how Kallie learns to help him through.With her own demons, this story has a little of everything, including the steamy erotica Sinclair is known for.

Narrated by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross, you will love this story. Their chemistry flows through the story as we hear Kallie and Jake's relationship grow. I love their performances and look forward to the next in the series.

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Great Story & Audible Listen🎧 🔥Steamy & Heartfelt!

This is my first book by Cherise Sinclair and I enjoyed every minute of it. It is well written and well told with interesting storylines that captivated me from start to end. The characters are complex and well developed, I liked both leads, there is a lot to each one of them, Kallie’s childhood had not been the easiest and they left her damaged and insecure. Jake had his own issues and heartbreaks, he vowed to not take on a full time Sub, he plays and scenes with Subs but only once to avoid any attachments. He is drawn to Kallie, he sees what she hides under her boyish clothes and also recognizes her submissive tendencies. When the two get to see each other more often because of their businesses working together it gets harder for him to stay away. I liked everything played out for them, all the angst, the steamy D/s, the realization of their own issues and of finally wanting more. But Jake may have pushed Kallie away one too many times for his own good. There is some great twists in this book as well as thrilling suspense and it is a slow build up of events and keeps you thinking through out. Cherise Sinclair thank you for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. I am looking forward to checking out more books from this series, love the setting and the characters.

I listened to the Audible edition, Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are terrific narrators and voice performers. They bring these characters to life, give each their own voice and personality as well as heart and attitude. I loved Kai’s portrayal of Kallie, she made her sound like a badass but also allowed you to hear her softer side. Wen’s portrayal of Jake was spot on, as was his take on the mystery man, he made him sound eerily deranged and evil. This is a duet performance and they work off each other naturally and perfectly. Thank you for another greatly entertaining listen🎧

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Master of the Abyss

The narrators ruined the story for me. I hated that they would act out the laughing and giggling. Ugggh it infuriated me each time! I did not enjoy the male voicer at all when he was playing the lead role of Jake. Not sure how to describe it but just too deep not attractive to me at all.

I almost choose to abort this book in chapter 1 for all of these reasons but the story rated pretty good so I stuck with it. I got to mid point and still was not enjoying it but I hate to waste a credit. So I just sucked it up.

The story itself was fine but not good enough to make me forget about how much I disliked the narrators.

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  • 07-11-18

great book

I really like Kali and Jake - they are Brilliant characters and I loved their journey! this was a compelling story with lots of twists and turns. highly recommended!

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  • 06-09-18

Such a great storyline

Great characters. I’m totally in love with these mountain men. Fantastic balance of sex, action and humour. Very well written by Cherise and amazing performances from Kai and Wen.