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Publisher's Summary

When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.

Reality is much worse:

A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning.

I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:

J.S.

Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:

Resist and die.

Or submit, and sign my life away.

©2014 Edwards Publishing (P)2014 Edwards Publishing

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Don't get sucked in if your Audible Listener.

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

Audible has put the first book on sale for Audible listeners to rope you into liking the series which in reality is a few chapters sold as books. Right now there are 4 books available and you can choose to use a credit or pay $4+ for each additional book. I was taught that a book should have a beginning, middle and end well aparrently this is no longer true. Just when you get into the book it stops it just freakin ends. I know that I am being redundant but I really want to express how annoyed I am that I started listening to this "book" that just stops in the middle of the story development. I do not write reviews because I can hardly ever get my thought together enough in writing to express them but since I feel so strongly about not supporting this author I am doing my best to express my complete dislike this style of book writing. I am hoping to prevent anyone and everyone from making the same mistake that I have. It's just plain wrong and disappointing.

Would you recommend The Contract to your friends? Why or why not?

Not at all. If the series happens to be available for the price of one book yes the story seems like it could be good.

What about Amy Johnson’s performance did you like?

Easy listening. I listen too my books at work and I got drawn in to the story. I didn't end up tuning the story out while doing other task.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Make it one or two listens. I don't mind paying to read a book I like. But, writing a couple of chapters and call it a book is insulting to your readers/listeners.

Any additional comments?

Completely bummed that I want to follow the story but feel that support a bad product will encourage this to be the norm.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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WOW!

OMG! I need the rest of this series like yesterday! I have never rated a 5-star for part of a series...but Man this was awesome for the way the book started...

Very Very dark romance... just the way I like my darky romance... their seriously has to be some level of violence to be called dark... and boy this did not disappoint... I think...as the thick of the story hasn't even been told...but from how this book started and the main (H) character's personality.... so far.. You know he is one crazy so and so....!

I need more than 2hrs of this story.... Come on Audible... give me more!!!

Narration was great... and for 4 bucks.... why not save a credit...

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Cid
  • LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States
  • 02-18-15

Offensive at Best

Would you try another book from Scarlett Edwards and/or Amy Johnson?

I thought Amy Johnson did a very good job narrating probably the most offensive, awful, degrading, demeaning, piece of trash I've ever had the misfortune to listen to. What part of, involuntary imprisonment, torture, starvation, manipulation through violent physical and mental abuse coupled with violent rape do you folks find entertaining, because I'm not seeing it... at all!!!!!!

What was most disappointing about Scarlett Edwards’s story?

Wow, where do I start? <br/>1. It's offensive<br/>2. It sexualizes cruelty and violence<br/>3. It is absolutely demeaning and degrading to women - unless you like to read about a woman held against her will, starved into subservience, brutalized and stripped of her dignity - and that's just the first two hours.<br/>4. The story line is absurd<br/>

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

No

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Contract?

All of it!!!

Any additional comments?

What a total waste of time and money, horrible!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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It was ok

Any additional comments?

I didn't find this book very good although it's only the start of the series, the future books are a lot better. This book you should read once to understand how the story began but it's not a re-read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NikNakbzz
  • overland park, KS, United States
  • 06-24-14

wait; what!!???

I guess I didn't realize this was a short novella. It has the potential to be good. Loved the end & I'm going to have to finish the series now but the middle parts were somewhat irritating. Moments of..."this is about to get good" but then it just kind of lagged a little. But like I said; I'm going to have to read the rest

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lindsay
  • Lutz, Fl, United States
  • 05-03-14

Worst book ever

What would have made The Contract better?

This is the first time I have written a review, the is the worst book. There is no BDSM, waste of money.

Would you be willing to try another one of Amy Johnson’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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ok

this book isn't bad but it's not great either. My need to know what happens next is why I kept going. The narrations is just ok

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Amazing start to a new series!

What made the experience of listening to The Contract the most enjoyable?

I was absolutely glued to this book from the very beginning. The development of the characters and the depth of raw emotion made this a one sitting listen.

What other book might you compare The Contract to and why?

I guess the only book I have read that would compare to this was Comfort Food.

What about Amy Johnson’s performance did you like?

Amy Johnson's performance was amazing. Her narration was full of emotion - making me feel like I was also living this nightmare.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This is a series of books - too early to make tag line. But when I do it will be something that conveys the battle that is about to be waged.

Any additional comments?

This was only a short listen but it was well worth the effort. Hopefully all other books in this series will be available on Audible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Necole
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States
  • 04-13-14

Very Dark

For a short book i found that i had to purchase it based on review of someone i follow. I usually do not purchase books that are a short read but this one had me intrigued. Scarlett Edwards did a fantastic job and the narration was perfect. Def can't wait until the next book come out so that i can see what is going to happen to the "h".

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 08-24-14

Hookline #1!

4 two hour stories, I was hooked at #1. Similar to Consequences and interesting enough for me to continue. Narrator was ok, not the best.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful