• The Dark Necessities

  • Audio Trilogy Collection
  • By: Felicity Brandon
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenyon
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Listen to all three books in the Amazon best-selling trilogy, available for the first time in one discounted collection. Find out why fans are so compelled by this gripping dark romance. This book series has received over 100 5 star reviews.

One obsessed fan. One captive author.

Lost on the streets of a foreign city, Molly Clary is attacked after a book signing. An unknown hero steps in to protect her, but her relief turns to terror when her savior's true intentions are revealed. 

Connor Reilly doesn't just want to save her. He wants to take her for himself.

©2018, 2019 Felicity Brandon (P)2020 Felicity Brandon

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Too dark for me

I listened to 11 chapters but did not find it arousing.
I wanted Molly to get free and knocked him down...
the narrator is good. I simply didn't click with the story.

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amazing

Taken

The first book in a new trilogy by Felicity Brandon.

If you like Stephen King or are a fan of Kathy Bates then you might see a parallel to this story. It isn’t as creepy and scary though… or is it?

It is a bit darker then Felicity Brandon other books. There is a lot of focus on pet play and humiliation so if that is not your cup of tea, then this isn’t the book for you. If you love dark then you will enjoy this book a lot.

I loved how the author showed the internal struggles and emotions of Molly. There was so much going on in her mind. Survival, shame, confusion, joy and so much more. That makes the character real and layered. And it also makes you think about what you would do in this situation. How would you react?

Connor is a bit of a enigma. I am not sure how I feel about him yet and what he is. He shows different sides of himself and keeps you guessing about his actions.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series, because I need more.

Tamed

The second book in the series and it picks up right after Taken left off. You have to read Taken first. This is not a standalone.

In this book the relationship between Connor and Molly gets even more intense, deeper, but also changes. Molly is much more in tune with herself and her feelings then the first book. Connor becomes more human, but also more of a monster at the same time.

And then the book went into a direction I didn’t expect, but it is a change that works very well for the story and I can’t wait to read book number 3 to see what happens next.

Entwined

The last book in the series and we find out what happens after. That is something you don't see a lot

I am not sure how I feel about this book. I loved the beginning of the book a lot. Finding out what happens and how both characters were doing and how affected they were after all the events from the previous books. They weren't the same two people from before. It was so interesting to read.

But I think I missed the intensity of the previous books and I enjoyed the characters more before. Saying they were more fun, is probably not the right choice of words, but that is I felt.

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I just can’t

I literally just can’t listen to the rest of the book. It is just unbelievable that a woman that was just kidnapped is turned on by being tied up. It’s absolutely ridiculous!

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Dark Romance! ;)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This is a great trilogy, you do have to listen (or read) in order. This is a dark romance and does contain stalker/obsession, kidnapping, dominance/submission. I really enjoyed this trilogy, it sucks you in like you are there! I loved the characters and their story. Narrator Peter Kenyon did a wonderful job with each character and telling the story.

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1st book = so DARK. But then, complex beauty. Wow.

Amazing narration, he nailed every voice and POV admirably.

The steam is off the charts, but it's DARK. Especially in the first book... Like, dark dark dark. I listen to a lot of crazy hardcore dark romances, and I had to take breaks to get through the first story.

I'm still not sure if any of the characters are morally redeemable, but I get where they came from.

The sexual tension and the bone deep NEED comes across so vividly.

The alpha male is a true antihero. I hate myself for wanting him and rooting for him, but in the end, I was on his side.

So twisted.

Intense sexual scenes, not for the feint of heart.

If you can appreciate the basest of desires and be willing to confront the darkest of needs that lurk in many humans... Then this story is incredible.

Excellent prose, character work, story development for the genre. I'm hard pressed to think of more eloquently written kink.

At the end of this odyssey, I've been rendered stunned and envious.

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deliciously dark

well written and very entertaining. worth a credit for sure. it's full of domination, humiliation, and gratification. plus it's the whole trilogy!

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Maggie P,

I loved it!!
This is my second trilogy by Ma. Brandon and I wasn’t disappointed.
Yes at times I was angry, frustrated and absolutely stunned by Connor’s behavior towards Molly. Wow what he put her through was daunting at times. At one point I had to stop listening for two days because it triggered a bad time in my life, but I just couldn’t stay away from it!!

I do recommend this trilogy to all as well as the author.

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Just couldn’t

The narrator did not set a vibe to entrance me into the book. I thought it may have been decent but I listened for 3 hours and could not get sucked in. I feel as I waisted a credit…

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My New Favorite Author!

At the start of this series I thought it was going to be rather silly, perhaps “Misery” meets kink. However this series turned out to be much more than that. The journey was certainly extremely dark and twisted, which I must admit set it apart from most others which I loved, but completely enthralling captivating my full attention for days. I would say this is not for the faint of heart (dub con, and extensive s/m, D/s, pet play to name a few themes) but extremely well written and addictive if you don’t find such things offensive or triggering.

The narration by Peter Kenyon was amazing! Although I wasn’t impressed with his female narration (there really should have been a woman reading those parts) his male narrations were so sexy it made my heart race and my belly clench. I’ll definitely be looking for more from both this author and narrator! This was absolutely a credit well spent! 🤤

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Dissapointing

The storyline needed more developing. The characters were there but they were one demisional. Missed opportunity. I kept waiting for the syndicate to reach out to molly for help with some crime. not worth the credit.

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  • Kalamity
  • 05-18-20

Dark Emotions

It took me a while to listen to this audiobook, not because it was bad, but because it was the darkest thing I have heard. I kept coming back because the story actually drew me in. It made me question myself and the different types of relationships that exists. The more I listened to how Conner commanded Molly and her reactions and responses the more I questioned my reaction to this book. By the end of the audiobook, I found out that I actually like this type of dark bondage book, because it made me feel. At first it was hard to hear, but now I am completely onboard. I will buy other books by Felicity Brandon because it is interactive, it pushes my buttons, and woke my body up. I requested this audiobook in exchange for an honest review because I have never heard this type of story, but I am a new fan. I am also a fan of the narrator Peter Kenyon's sexy, emotive voice. You must give this book a listen and try something new. You just may fall in love.

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  • Sara B
  • 02-09-21

Sensual and Riveting

The trilogy is dark, sensual, and deliciously intense, leaving my heart pounding, wondering what will be next. The storyline is riveting, suspenseful, unpredictable, gritty, hot, and utterly gratifying. Felicity Brandon has broken boundaries with her phenomenal character development. Conner is highly complex, to some degree, psychopathic, and the definition of anti-hero. Molly is the perfect woman for him, ultimately taming the untamable.

Peter Kenyon did an excellent job with the narration, capturing the nuances of the characters' personalities along with the chemistry. The Dark Necessities is a well-written and riveting dark romance, one I highly recommend.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 03-03-21

Wow

Wow I really didn’t realize what I was getting myself into listening to this series. Book one Taken left me absolutely speechless. As a situation unfolded that would have been scary beyond belief. Book two was called Tamed and in this book a lot of things happen and I think both Connor and Molly become Tamed in this book. Book three Entwined takes things to another level again and sees our characters change. If I really start talking about this series I’m going to want to drop spoilers galore.

I will put a warning that this series may have triggers for some people and may not be to others liking.

Overall I did enjoy the series and look forward to listening to more from Felicity Brandon

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  • Sue B
  • 01-19-21

Wonderful trilogy, captivating and riveting listen

A simply wonderful trilogy, captivating read that is thrilling and exciting
Taken – Book 1, Tamed Book 2, Entwined Book 3

This is a wonderful read that I thoroughly enjoyed the stories were so very well written and the characters are complex and so well written that you cannot help but be totally transfixed by this wonderful story compilation.

Because I do not want to give away too much about the books, I have only given a brief overview as I do not want to spoil anything for prospective readers, this is because I want to ensure that you have as enjoyable a read as myself.

These books are wonderful plots and the actual interaction between the captor and the hostage is complex and it all supports the intense feel of the story as the plot develops and you will be like myself totally drawn into the book and you will be like myself and find that once you start listening to this book it is impossible to stop.

I have been fortunate in the fact that I actually read this series in Kindle format prior to actually listening to the book in audio format and I must say that this presentation is absolutely wonderful. The characters that are doing the audio for this book are simply wonderful, the relationship between each of the actual speaker work so well and they really do draw you into the stories completely.

It also is wonderful because having the books in audio format allows you to listed to the book in your car, in bed relaxing or when you just do not feel like reading. I assure you that this collection will I am sure encourage you to listen to more books in this manner.

I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Audio Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.

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  • Miss
  • 05-12-20

Not impressed

If you are writing a book where the lead character is a writer and 'wonderful wordsmith' it helps to have at least some of that quality yourself. Peter Kenyon did a good job considering the poor material, he didn't laugh once, and I found myself feeling for the narrator more than I did about the characters in the book.
Dear Ms Brandon, please buy a dictionary and thesaurus. I counted the use of sardonically 6 times in one paragraph (also please learn that sardonically and sarcastically are not interchangeable). I got sick of hearing about orbs (eyes) and at one point breasts were described as 'hung perkily' - erm hang is down and perky implies up. My preoccupation with the, frankly awful, writing shows how little I was engaged with the narrative, which became increasing bizarre as the plot of one book was stretched to three. I can't tell you if there was a satisfactory conclusion as I did not make it to the end. I think that repackaging this as a drinking game would make more sense (take a slug everytime you hear/read a particular word or cliché) than trying to sell it as a novel. By about 10 pages in you would be so smashed that you wouldn't care that the plot was ludicrous and didn't made sense. I can only think that this was the use made of the book by the writers of the rave reviews that I read before downloading. Returning.

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  • Garden girl
  • 04-09-20

So intense!

This audio of all three books in Dark Necessities series, is an intense rendition of a long, compelling series. With Connor and Molly on a long, ncredible journey to find themselves, and each other, we travel with them via the narration of Peter Kenyon. There 'love' affair has faced so much, not least of which was Connor's past and Molly's impulse to please. Both need to be more, if there is to be any hope of a future.
I enjoyed this audio very much, though there were times, especially at the start, that I was not totally convinced by the narrator who could be a bit shouty' for me. I settled in as I got deeper into the story and was heartened to see Molly become stronger. A good listen 💖💖💖💖

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  • chez
  • 03-30-20

Not my thing

This is all the books within a trilogy
I like dark romance, however this just wasn't for me yet at the same time I was compelled to continue listening to the book.
It didn't have much storyline beyond the kidnapping of a author and what occurs afterwards in lots of scenes which I didn't find erotic or romantic. The scenes content were not to my taste either.
I didn't really like the narration either, the British accent was poor and seemed to change at times. I'd read some bits of the book and the narrator just didn't come across how I'd envisioned it in the book.
The second book followed the same themes as the first to a certain extent, but it did start to give a little background to Conner and the syndicate was mentioned but not much said about it. It is slowly starting to develop a bit more of a storyline other than the characters of Connor and Molly.
I found the end to to better, it had more storyline than just the erotic scenes in the first book. More information about the syndicate as well, as Connor and Molly try to work a way to get their happy ending.
I also found the narration had gotten better.