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Publisher's Summary

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

©2013 CJ Roberts (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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just not my thing.

What did you love best about Captive in the Dark?

I liked how well the characters were written. They had depth .

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were well written. The story line was well paced and the characters had depth.

What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

She did a good job using her voice inflection for each character witch gave them more depth.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book was full of moments that effected me. Not especially comfortable ones. This is a disturbing story, for me it was difficult to listen to. Its very well written but the problem for me is that I know this is very real for many boys and girls,aprox. 35 every day from the U.S. alone. So there was a very disturbing gross feeling about this story

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This was difficult on many so many levels. I don't have a problem with BDSM,sometimes its fun and hot,this isn't anything like that.This is a very twisted story line. This is such a hard book to rate because its well written but uncomfortable in the extreme so I could not feel I could punish the author because of my personal tastes. Be very careful though in regards to choosing this one.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just porn

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

What can I say? This book is just porn. Nothing of interest here. Shallow story that never really gets any better.

What was most disappointing about CJ Roberts’s story?

Besides the fact that it was just porn, you only get half a book. Thinking that it might pan out in the end, you reluctantly buy the other half of the book, only to realize, it too is just ridiculous porn. I really don't mind adult themes, if there's an interesting story to go with it.

What didn’t you like about Emily Durante’s performance?

The men's voices just aren't that great read by a woman trying to make it sound husky.

What character would you cut from Captive in the Dark?

All of them

Any additional comments?

The author was very clever splitting the book in half to sell you 2 books. The first book has no real focal point, no conclusion. You have to buy the 2nd half to "finish" the story.......and even then, it's so anticlimactic......just dumb, dumb, dumb. I don't know maybe you need to buy a 3rd book to get anything out of it......not.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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lovvve it

love it. cant wait for book 2 going to start listening now .. i think i like this more than fifty shades

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Just bad

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The whole story had to due with a girl that gets kidnapped to become a sex slave. Can't finish it.

Has Captive in the Dark turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love stories of people that want to be submissive, but can't pay money for someone rape and kidnapping.

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  • Paul
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  • 10-07-17

Doesn't work for me

This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I originally thought this was going to be a thriller. Then i looked closer and it wasn't. OK no problem, I like some kink. This isn't what I'm into at all. Rape fantasy doesn't work for me. I won't say it's a book worthy of 1 star, but if it were much longer, I would have DNF and it would have been 1-star. The story has interesting parts, that takes place over 3-4 weeks, but this isn't my vice. It doesn't work for me, I'm not going to kink shame because that's not fair either. I don't think our heroine does a great job explaining her feelings, and Caleb seems to be a fool, but I can see the attraction for some. Two things I like, are the cover, I think it does a solid job of conveying Oliva's character, and the pacing. The book moves and doesn't stop until it's over.

I don't think Emily Durante does a great job narrating and sometimes her accent for Caleb gets lost. It doesn't do anything to get me going even separating myself from the story.

I can say I won't finish this series and probably won't read anything else by CJ Roberts.

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Good storry...big cliffy

This was agood dark story, seems to be very thought out. Ending was good but there was a large cliffhanger.

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  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States
  • 07-16-17

Boring

The book is okay if you have nothing else to listen to but honestly it's very slow moving and repetitive.

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Garbage!

There are not enough words to describe the content of this book. If you get off on highly descriptive scenes of torture & degradation then this book's for you.

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Terrible

Ugh. This book was terribly written. I only got halfway through and had to stop.

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Ugh

honestly i couldnt get past the first minute of this book. the reader sounds like a robot, like an artificial voice. I dont know about the story, I can't review that obviously, but the reader is just horrid.