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Seven Years to Sin

Narrated by: Fiona Underwood
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (305 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction…

With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.

©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance.” (Teresa Medeiros)
“Bared to You obliterates the competition…unique and unforgettable.” ( Joyfully Reviewed)

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IF U CHANGED THE NARRATOR/READ THE BOOK THEN......

Then, and only then, will you have a decent tender book about Lady Jess witnessing, (when she was still a naive young girl on the eve of her wedding) Lord Alistair (son of an Earl) earning money as he has sex with Lady ? during a house party. This act sticks with her and she fantasises about him for 7 years, even during her happy marriage to Benedict but unfortunately Benedict dies however he leaves her a plantation in Jamaica to sell.

She embarks on a ship that is being Captained by Alistair (who has always half loved Jess) and emotions, attraction, and sexual tension build as the 2 lovers cannot deny each other any longer..... But they still have to return to England. It's a hot yet tender tale of love overcoming all - including time.

The problem occurs as soon as Fiona Underwood (the narrator) opens her mouth and thus another good book is ruined. Thankfully I could distort her voice by double speeding her voice (he he he) and I actually got through it with my sanity intact.

Worth a credit? The book is but the narrator isn't and, as a fan of Sylvia Day's work, I feel robbed of a good book. So, I hope whoever is responsible for the narration will get this re-narrated quickly.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Disappoinment

Would you try another book from Sylvia Day and/or Fiona Underwood?

Actually I don't know. It seems like the author has a tendency to repeat herself.

What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

The lack of warmth and genuine passion which I found in the Crossfire novels. Also that the author repeat both story and replicas from the Crossfire novels!

What didn’t you like about Fiona Underwood’s performance?

It's too theatrical. The characters sounds foolish.

What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

All of them...

Any additional comments?

I listened to the end of the book, but now I will delete it from my library.
On the other hand, I will start over again with Bared to you...!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Don't bother!

What disappointed you about Seven Years to Sin?

Everything from the opening chapter. The awful language, the absolutely dreadful narrator, the plot. It was excruciating to listen to.

What could Sylvia Day have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written more In the style of her other books like the Crossfire ones.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

Anybody!
One of my pet peeves for narrators is when they obviously are just reading it cold and pronounce words incorrectly. For instance shone (as in past tense of shine) is not pronounced shown as in own and migraine in this book was so weird I had to rewind to make sense of the way she pronounced it.

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

Not for me - I persevered for a while before i gave up but it put me to sleep and I felt no connection with the characters or gave any thought to them whereas characters in her other books had me thinking about them long after I finished the book.
I lasted about 1/3 of the way into the first volume and then just gave up. Life is too short to waste on rubbish like this.

Any additional comments?

Don't just churn out books to make money . Give them a little bit of substance.

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  • alana
  • Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 01-31-13

Just couldn't listen

What disappointed you about Seven Years to Sin?

Don't get me wrong i love Sylvia's books normally but this narrator I just couldn't listen anymore

Would you recommend Seven Years to Sin to your friends? Why or why not?

No

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

The person who did Bared to you or any one. Fiona's narration kept making me think it was a English granny reading in a library to a group about porn

What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

I only got 30minutes In

Any additional comments?

I may in future try a hard copy but couldn't do the audiobook it just didn't seem right to hear descriptive adult scenes with this voice, even the pronunciation was wrong just wrong

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Loved! Great, sweet story and hot, steamy sex!

Cannot wait to dig into more of this series! I could not put this book down.

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the narration really is that bad

it is sad to say but narration really does make or break and audiobook. this narrator it's too breathy an emotionless and the voices don't really change. Her accent is good and her pronunciation is good but I tried multiple different speeds and it didn't make any difference. all the passion Dawn and it seems to be a very passionate story so it's unfortunate I will probably read this book and text.

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Best of Sylvia

This is probably her best book as she fully develops the characters and makes them very human in all facets. Totally enjoyed this book.

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Very impressed

I was very happy with this book. The writing was excellent. Lots of love scenes that didn’t feel rushed. Both characters didn’t annoy me. No angst or eye roll. The story moved along nicely and I liked that there was a secondary story being told every couple chapters. Everything about him made me love him more. I highly recommend. I’ll definitely be looking for more books by this author hoping they’ll be just as great. Narration was good but wished she was able to make him sound more masculine.

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needs a new voice

the story line was great but I did not like the voice at all. I sometimes had to replay the chapter to make sure I heard every word.

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cheesy and terrible

if I could get a refund for this book, I would. Order "an almond for a parrot" instead, much, much better.

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  • 04-07-13

not up to usual standards

I am a great lover of Sylvia Day books but I have to say this is not one of her better books. The storyline is not bad but found far to much descriptive language used to outline the scenes. The characters are believable but it is written in a style of Jane Austen without the panache and credibility. The story itself isn't bad, and it is fair to say some of the scenes grab your attention, but the style and period of the writing lets it down for me. The narration is ok compared to some audio books and is worth a read if you like Sylvia Day but for me I think I'll stick with Sylvia Days modern take on relationships.