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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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Slow start, best after the second listen, unique!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I really couldn't say. It was so unique. If this is not your genere take a chance.

Would you recommend Gabriel's Inferno to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, I would. I would clarify that at times it was hard to continue and I thought get on with it. After the second listen I enjoyed it more.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

John Morgan did an exceptional performance with males. I think it would be much better with a female artist doing the female parts. I am not sure what would improve it. It is so unique to me. I am so enjoying it more the second time. I was board at parts and didn't want to continue or skip.Yes, I would highly recommend it to people looking for a romance.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I usually listen to murder, suspense, supernatural, and .... This was well worth it to me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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VERY VERY VERY Disappointed.........

Okay, I'm very very very confused!! This book has been classified as the "next" Fifty Shades of Grey therefore I looked forward to reading........... well I'm disappointed.

Yes, the author does a wonderful job with his writing and story telling and I do see some little similarities in the story to Fifty. However, I find Julia a whining, temperamental, spoiled BRAT who is too young and immature to handle complex Gabriel........so give me my Fifty back and stop comparing these two stories.

11 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Farmville, VA, United States
  • 10-01-12

Excellent Love Story!

Wow! This is an excellent book! I read the Kindle eBook and loved the story. I couldn't stop reading the book. I stayed up late each night reading the book. Purchase the book you will not be disappointed.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • FAITH
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-25-12

Wait for it......well I waited and it never came!!

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

Some one who enjoys a very clean romance with not much of a chase or excitement.

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

No, I will defiantly read all the reviews first .

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Morgan?

Not sure

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

All the scenes where Julianne is acting like a child. It makes ga riel seam like a child molester not someone pursuing a grown women.

Any additional comments?

I think the author was putting too much into the meaningless details rather than moving forward with a good storyline. Why did Gabriel fall in love with Julia so quickly? Julian was portrayed as child like, and rather annoying. Her adolescence almost made Gabriel seem creepy like a predator. It really did not take 16 hours to get to the uneventful ending. This is not your next 50 Shades, nor your next Crossfire novel. I am being brutally honest for the next reader who is looking for an intense chase with excitement, this will not work for that reader.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

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One of the BEST Romance Novels EVER!!!!

I don't even know where to begin, I just finished listening and I am completely overwhelmed. I smiled so much as I listened to this book because I was so touched by the relationship between the two lead characters. I LOVED their connection, its the stuff that really makes you want to believe in soul mates and fall in love. This book has to be one of my all time favorite romances--of my life!!! There were so many very touching moments throughout this book, I laughed, I wanted to cry at times, and probably the only negative aspect of it, is that it had to end. I am immediately going to buy the next book because I am literally addicted to the Professor. I think Gabriel (the Professor) may be the best male lead character I've ever had the pleasure of 'getting to know'--and I think I may be in love with him!! Excellent story, ridiculously fabulous narration/narrator--he should get an award--totally worth whatever the cost is and/or credit worthy.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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B-O-R-R-R-R-ING!

This is one of the worst audiobooks I have ever encountered. In fact, I couldn't even finish the first installment. The characters are ridiculous and the story is silly. The female protagonist is still a virgin 5 hours into the book- and this from a book in the Erotica section! Save your money and your time.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Ugh!

What would have made Gabriel's Inferno better?

This incredibly pompous overinflated piece of scheisse could have been soooo much shorter without missing any of its pretentiousness.

What could Sylvain Reynard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shorter, less stupid. The characters all seem to be in need of colonoscopies in order to find their common sense.

Would you be willing to try another one of John Morgan’s performances?

If I hear his voice, it will be really hard to not associate it with this travesty. I'm not sure how I feel about his performance. If I picture him rolling his eyes and being embarrassed by the drivel that he was paid to read, then I can try to get over how annoyed I was by his performance and attribute it all to the barfable prose with which he had to work.

What character would you cut from Gabriel's Inferno?

I guess cutting out the author would have saved a lot of aggravation.

Any additional comments?

I gave it two stars instead of one since I did see the train wreck through to the end. My bad.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great poetic romance story!

This book took a couple chapters to get into (mostly getting use to the narrator), but once I did I fell in love. The book is a love story with two characters who have flaws (just like the normal person) and begin to relate to one another. It is poetic because of the religious and poetic insights the author adds and really makes you think about your own thinking on life and another point of view of things. I found it insightful and wanting to expand my reading genres. It is your typical love story though of a man with money with controlling tendencies and a woman with low self-esteem, but the back story of why they are like this is more natural and relatable. I hope everyone views it the same as I do if you can look past the cliches.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Loved it.

If you could sum up Gabriel's Inferno in three words, what would they be?

True romance novel

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gabriel is so flawed and although he knows it, he is content to life his life as it is.

Have you listened to any of John Morgan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've heard a book narrated by John Morgan and he can read to me in bed any night... Well actually he has been thanks to Audible.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Soooo Boring

This book has sooo much potential too. I am a little upset. Dang!

Gabriel is a Professor and Julie is his student. They met before when Julie was 17 and Gabriel was like 27 and a drunk and coke head. He thinks he messed around with her and she ran away from him but in reality they both have that one night all wrong. They are older now and in love with each other.

This book takes forever to get to the point and uses this whole Dante spin on it. I get it, but come on already. Plus, it takes like 29 chapters to wooo a virgin. I mean really. Boring. If you’re into that very very very very very slow romance then this is for you. I personally like a little bit of action around chapter 10. Something needs to happen by then or I am done.

Not a buy/credit for me. Like I said good potential but not worth time. Not into the long wooing romances.

Narration was actually really good, which suck b/c it is hard for me to like male narrators. Females were not all whinny sounding and males was not tooo baritone. Very good narration. Story was just tooo dang boring.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful