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The Price of Honor

The Making of a Man
Narrated by: Brian Pallino
Series: Infidelity
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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"A stunning masterpiece! An epic Mafia tale, full of drama, suspense, intrigue, love, deception, family loyalty, and values - gritty, raw, and violent, it's one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. Completely enthralling, I loved it with a passion!" All Things Dark and Dirty

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes the haunting story of love and honor. An epic tale of devotion and sacrifice spanning thirty years, bidding the characters, as well as readers to ponder the questions...

What price is too high? 

What prize too big? 

What sacrifices too many? 

On the day Oren Demetri approaches Carmine Costello, the don of one of the most powerful crime families in New York, to ask for his niece's hand in marriage, Oren gives his word, his life, and his loyalty. 

But is the cost his soul? 

Follow this journey set within the dangerous life of New York's dark and infamous Mafia world as fidelity is tested and the price of honor negotiated. 

Is true love enough when everything that is held dear is on the line? 

How much can be gained and how much lost when a man's honor is at stake? 

Have you been Aleatha'd?

Formally titled Respect, this is a stand-alone novel. 

©2018 Romig Works, LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great narration!

This spin-off of the INFIDELITY series acts as a sort of prequel to the series, as well. It’s important to note that this isn’t a romance story. Going into this book with that expectation will only lead to disappointment. This is very much about Oren Demetri’s life and how he makes a name for himself. This can be read as a standalone, though I have read the Infidelity series. It’s been a while since I’ve read them however, so I felt like I was being introduced to this world all over again.

Oren is a complex character, and I struggled to connect with him as a whole in several areas of the story. I didn’t always get where he was coming from, and his choices made me lose respect for him. I also kind of wish there was more of a love story here, but we can’t always get what we want. There were moments where this lengthy story seemed to drag on and it lost my attention. Yet, moments came swooping in that pulled me back into it.

This isn’t a story about hearts and flowers. It’s real, it’s tough, it’s complicated. There’s blood, and death, and betrayal. I love the way Romig weaves in different elements into a genre that has been exhausted. Just keep in mind that there’s no romance or HEA here, and I think your reading experience will be a bit better.

On the plus side, the narration of Brian Pallino was excellent throughout. He really made the listening experience much more enjoyable.

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BORING!!!!!!!

I liked the entire infidelity series, but his story is sooo boring. it s just dragging on and on. I'm making myself finish it, but it's just background noise at this point

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Incredible story, fantastic narration! Credit worthy!

This was such an emotional story and audiobook. I truly felt like boarded a roller coaster of emotions with incredible twists and turns and stomach-clenching dips that made the ride intense, gripping, and fantastic.

It was great. It was raw and emotional. I might have traded up a little. I really liked Angelina and Oren. She had an amazing ability to love. He was a very complicated man. I loved her and understood him. I heart also broke a little for him at the sacrifices he made.


Narration by Brian Pallino was superb. He did an excellent job of bringing out every characters’ emotions. I really enjoyed his voice and look forward to more from him. All in all I loved this book! It’s not high on steam, but the story is so fantastic it doesn’t need it. Story and narration for this audiobook are incredible and make it completely credit worthy! Now I feel like I need to go back and listen to the rest of the series.

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BORING! Hard to listen to!

I really wanted to like this book, however, I could not because it was so long and drawn out. I did read the Infidelity series and those two audio books were so much better. This stand alone novel not so much!

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Simply Magnificent

Oren Demetri can surely hold his own. He has always followed his own path and answered to no one. He makes his money, pays his debts, and has his loyalties. He falls in love with Angelina Costello and he must get permission to marry her. Angelina is not an ordinary pursuit; she is the niece of Carmine Costello …a Dom with power and notoriety. Angelina is like a daughter to Carmine and he will protect her as if she were his most prized possession. She’s in love and therefore he must ask Oren for his loyalty …his very life. Oren knows this game well and he’s willing to play and pay the cost to have Angelina …and what a cost he paid.
The Good: In true Aleatha fashion this story was solid and left no stone unturned. It kept my attention from the start and Brian Pallino did an amazing job bringing Oren to life.
The Bad: It’s really hard to describe the bad without giving spoilers, however, I will say that life is tough and being caught up in the life of crime makes it worse, especially when you try to maintain some sense of normalcy for your family.
The Ugly: The Mob life is ugly. The things you must sacrifice, the danger, and the breaking of your spirit is just awful.
Oren and Angelina were perfection. I could not get enough of them and after listening to Infidelity, this made it so much better. There were questions answered and I now have a new perspective of Oren’s relationship with his Son. The narrator brought such life and realness to this story. The Mob life is scary, and I felt every bit of it. Scared, panicked, remorseful, sad. What are you willing to give up to have the love of your life, the family you desire, and the respect of one of the most powerful crime families in existence? How do you not give into the temptation to try and run so that you can start over? How would you feel to not be in control of the decisions you make for your family? Aleatha captured the essence of being in the world of gangsters. Murder, mystery, love, infidelity, and sacrifice. Such an amazing story from Oren’s POV! A Solid 5 Stars

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Better understanding of Nox’s insecurity.

I had a preconceived notion of Oren Demetri having listened to Lennox (Nox) story. To me he was a horrible father and husband that’s how Nox portrayed him.
After listening to this book I have to disagree with Nox. His fathers fault was he fell in love with a needy woman, got involved with a demanding family, got in to deep trying to please all concerned. Yes in name he owned his own business, but in theory he wasn’t his own boss. He was under the Costello family’s thumb.
As a result Oren lost so much, Lennox especially, and his wife.

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Great addition to the series

I loved hearing Orin's story. it gave great perspective to the rest of the series.

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Amazing Story

I am a huge fan of Aleatha Romig and Respect doesn't disappoint. Brain Pallino did a phenomenal job as Oren Demetri. Brian's voice is exactly how I pictured Oren and surprisingly I like him and understand why I didn't like him in the Infidelity Series. Oren married the love of his life but over time things became hard.

Angelina Costello was his dream, his prize, his everything. She had a part of Oren's heart that no one could have fill but her family and what they did in the world made things hard. Oren had a hard time choosing what side he should be on, his wife and any children they would have or her uncle and all the things that come with him. This decision made life hard and eventually things changed. I understand why Oren did the things he did and I also understand why I didn't understand him throughout the Infidelity series. The way he was treated and how he treated others came from the life he had to live while married to Angelina.

I loved this story but I loved the audio more!! I wish there was more stories in this series with Oren!!

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Family ties

What a wild mafia ride. Littered with Love that knows no bounds. Bonds that make a family strong. Action adventure and secrets that can eat at one’s soul. How can you not need this story in your life!! It really gives a great insight on how much a person can do and give for those he loves.
The narration is on point bringing life to these characters to life in ones mind. The emotions pour out of their voice and catch you right from word one.

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  • 07-06-18

WONDERFUL narration for an even perfect story!

I’ve wanted to read/listen to the Infidelity series for a long time. So Respect is my introduction to the mafia world that is the Infidelity series. I just had this feeling that this book was going to start a love affair that I could no longer ignore. I was right… I now HAVE to listen to these other books. I will, oh I will fly through these! Aleatha Romig created a truly intriguing story.

Respect reads so differently that most romance books. It’s really kind of like the making of a man, of Oren Demetri. Oren is immediately captivated with Angelina Costello when glancing at her across the room in a college class. That’s all it took… soft and subtle glances across a busy room or even hard and intense gazes that rocked them both. I love the way Respect gives us Demitri’s life over the years… the ups and downs of love and family, of business and mixing family and business.

I’m not going anymore into this storyline. Romig did a superb job creating something truly unique and special! The narrator Brian Pallino was amazing. He was so strong in his voice and speech. I loved the back and forth between English and Italian. He flowed so perfectly between the two. Pallino projected the feelings perfectly between the businessman Demitri and the man in love.

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  • 01-30-18

A Bird's Eye View inside A Mafia Family!

Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn't and too old to imagine that it couldn't be.
Respect is more than an ordinary novel, it’s an insider’s view into a young man marrying into a mafia family, and how he changes and loses his love and marriage in the process. At no time did Oren doubt his love for Angelina, even though he had been unfaithful through the years.
When Oren had to make changes to fit into Angelina mafia family, and his drive to make his company more profitable for his family. In the process loses what made feel like a good family man.
I'll admit, I didn't much care for Oren in the Infidelity series, he was always the pinnacle of hate for Lennox and was portrayed to be a neglectful and absent father through Lennox's eyes. Here we see how the relationship between Oren and Lennox broke down. My heart just bleed out for Oren and my feelings are in turmoil. I completely fell in love with Oren I could feel the strain and torture that troubled him every day.
There were so many other characters that we briefly became aware of in the Infidelity series, it was great to get to know these in greater detail too. Aleatha writes with feeling, with passion and with depth. She brings her characters to life and we truly see the story through their eyes.
I enjoyed the book so much that I decide listen to the Audiobook with Brian Pallino, and lost myself in Oren’s life again. Now I crying my eyes out as I’m writing this. Book or Audio I loved them both. This is a five star read that has plenty of heart.