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Publisher's Summary

From national best-selling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening....

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible - forgiveness and love.

©2012 Sylvain Reynard (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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The anticipation in this book is amazing I it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's hot, exciting, and arousing

What other book might you compare Gabriel's Inferno to and why?

Fifty shades. He thinks he knows what's best but in the long run it's the love of a special women

Which character – as performed by John Morgan – was your favorite?

Gabriel of course. He proved he'd do anything to protect the one he loved

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me cry and laugh

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  • janice
  • Arcadia, MO, United States
  • 10-17-12

Wonderful book!!!

What did you like about this audiobook?

The love story!!!!

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Gabriel of course!!!! I am in love with this man!

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

I couldn't put the book down. It is the romance that does it for me....the tender moments. Absolutely breathtaking.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing at all!!!!

Do you have any additional comments?

This is the most romantic book I have ever read......couldn't wait to start the second book. My only disappointment is there is not a third book. I want a third book!!!

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  • Terry
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 10-12-12

Sylvain Reynard is my forever favorite author

What made the experience of listening to Gabriel's Inferno the most enjoyable?

This book is an intensely emotionally and intellectual experience. I am typically more of a non-fiction reader, but SR has converted me to fiction-- his fiction. He has weaved a story of passion and intellectual gratification that is breathtaking. He proves that true sensuality is in the character development and not in graphic sex scenes (which are noticeably absent until the very end and even that scene is more sensual than sexual.) He takes his time, not rushing scenes, developing every sentence into poetry (no pun intended), every discussion of Dante a university-level lecture, just perfection. If you ever sat in a grad seminar and found the intellectual stimulation a turn-on (especially if the professor is hot) you will love this book. SR speaks with a "male voice" which makes the story even more tantalizing -- a man wrote this amazing book, apparently. His humor made me laugh out loud -- as much as the pain in these characters made me cry my eyes out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, we all love the Professor. He's stunning to look at, but also stunningly broken. He's brilliant, he's sexy, he's insecure, he's articulate, and he's struggling to get what he wants regardless of the cost (to him or to Julia). He's dark for sure, but not so dark that you can't feel a connection with him. He's the perfect fantasy man. This guy knows how to adore a woman!

Which character – as performed by John Morgan – was your favorite?

I fell in love with John Morgan's voice. He is a gem-- and has made the listening experience intimate from the first sentence to the last. Who is this man??? What a perfect complement t SR's writing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, because I listened to Inferno and Rapture all in one weekend. I needed a few hours to sleep and eat, but I couldn't wait to get back to it. And I've listened to both books several times since.

Any additional comments?

I have recommended this book to many friends and co-workers and they all loved it. It has generated some very interesting lunch conversations. I patiently wait for the third book -- I know that SR will not disappoint me.

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  • Mary
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • 10-07-12

Reminds me a bit of Fifty Shades

This story reminded me a bit of Fifty Shades, in that you have a lady who is innocent and does not have much money, and the rich, arrogant professor who has a very screwed up past. This is a very tasefully written book, though, and you get to find out a lot about the people who have influenced Gabriel and Julia's lives. The narrator had a particularly male voice, but he fortunately didn't try to make his voice sound like a female. I am looking forward to listening to the sequel.

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Terrible Writing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who can't read well.

Has Gabriel's Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

Maybe

How could the performance have been better?

I don't know, his voice was too low...the female voice was creepy

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gabriel's Inferno?

The middle...it just started to drag on and on.<br/>Also, people don't really talk like this do they? Lot's of "I will call you" instead of I'll all you...most people use contractions when they speak, but not in this book!

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Redemption for Prof. Emerson

this was a 3.75.

I enjoyed this book but I think I will like book 2 much better. Julianne & Gabriel are two tortured souls who long for someone to just love and rescue them out of their own personal hell.
They both suffer from a lack of self-worth for various events that transpired in their younger years. Their family situation was pretty crappy and after suffering neglect, Julianne & Gabriel's level of their self-loathing was a bit much.

Their romance was a tad slow to develop, but i guess it was important for them to trust the other and eventually themselves. i am glad they found each other, but I would love for them to find counselling too!

supporting casts. I liked Rachel & Richard. While I didn't like Scott, I understood where he was coming from. I can tell Richard and Grace probably neglect Scott in order to lavish Gabriel with attention. That kind of resentment doesn't evaporate just becuase Gabriel got himself together later. Julianne's dad, well, the jury is still out on him. I want to see what he does from here, before I can be okay with him.

I look forward to some emotional and mental healing for Dante and his Beatrice

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  • nicole
  • HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States
  • 10-05-12

so good

Any additional comments?

i liked this book more than 50 SOG, but less than Bared to You. Plot was plausible and has happened to people in real life. If you are a fan of the books listed above, buy this book.

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amazing!!!

love love love this. excellent. can't wait to finish the other two books!! thank you

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SUPRISE!!! THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK

New author and read for me and I found it VERY,VERY, enjoyable - the narrator John Morgan ( Whew!!!) I don't have the word to describe his voice.. I listened to the book in one day... Yep!! Yep!! and I will be downloading the next one..

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Very nice listen

Would you listen to Gabriel's Inferno again? Why?

I would have have read the book a couple of times and I like the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gabriel's Inferno?

When Julia takes Gabriel home drunk.

What about John Morgan’s performance did you like?

I like his deep voice as that is what I would imagine Gabriel sounding like. He brings the story to life very well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have read the book before but no extreme reaction really just a well rounded book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful