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Publisher's Summary

Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands' submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul's shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body...and an unbroken spirit. He can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's carefully laid plans, he buys her.

Kimberly's freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul's slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant's care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she's been drawn to - and fled from - her entire life.

She escaped the slavers who captured her body - can she escape the master who's captured her heart?

Publisher's note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some listeners may find objectionable: anal play, BDSM theme, elements (including/not limited to: bondage, fire play, flogging), and violence.

©2011 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Cherise Sinclair

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Story Good, Audio Quality Bad

My only real problem with this recording is the audio mix. The female narrator is so much quieter than the male narrator, and the low frequencies are so heavy in both voices, that the recording is work to listen to.

I'm sure that some audio producer thought this would make it more dramatic, but it's just hard to hear.

Please, please, please remix this, fix the levels so my ears don't switch from booming male voice to whispery, muffled female voice, and I'll happily give it five stars.

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I liked the story but

This is a good book but the annoying thing is that the ladies voice is so much lower than the male performer. She is whispering in comparison and it is very annoying.

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You can’t go wrong with a man and a Spanish accent

Master Raoul is so firm and sexy and how he handles Kimberly is astounding. While I know this is a fictional book, Kimberley’s ability to go back into the human trafficking ad a decoy seemed s bit much especially since we’re talking with months of rescue. Since she was having obvious difficulty handling the training situations sometimes, it made her kind of annoying. Raoul is the most patient man I’ve ever seen. He works with Kimberly to help her recover from her kidnapping and rape, but at times her healing seemed too quick and unrealistic.

The story was ok..but I enjoyed the relationship between Raoul and Kimberley no matter how far fetched it may have been.

This is a great story within the series. I had to work through the rape stories since they’re not my favorite, but the book overall was good.

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Good story. Bad audio.

The Shadowlands is an exclusive BDSM club run by Master Z, and each book in the series focuses on the relationship of one (or two) of the Shadowlands Masters and their submissive. As is the case with so many popular romance series, each book seems to follow the same basic outline. One of the characters is hesitant to pursue a relationship with the other before they start having lots of kinky sex and fall madly in love, all while the hero is saving the heroine from whatever mess she has gotten herself in. It's predictable but enjoyable and more than a bit addictive.

In "To Command and Collar," Master Raoul is working with the FBI to stop human trafficking when he discovers one of the slaves is Kimberly, the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands submissive. Master Raoul purchases the scarred and broken submissive and lovingly helps her heal and thrive. Determined to help rescue the slaves she left behind, Kim poses as Master Raoul's submissive when the FBI raids the human trafficker's big auction.

I tried listening in the Android app and on my PC, but, sadly, I gave up about halfway through and returned the book due to poor audio quality. But I enjoyed the story so much that I finished reading the Kindle version.

I enjoyed Noah Michael Levine's performance and thought he did a remarkable job with Master Raoul's Spanish accent, but sometimes his volume was too faint to hear. Erin Deward's soft, whispering narration would probably have been good if it were loud enough to hear, but all of her parts were so much quieter than the male's parts that it was difficult to hear and understand.

I've been reading the series sporadically and out of order, but I've never felt lost or confused. You can read any book in the series as a standalone, but each book you read will leave you curious about some of the other character's stories.

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absolutely fantastic Audiobook

Holy smokes this book is absolutely fantastic and will you hooked and the narrator's voices are absolutely freaking fantastic and make you you swoon. one of my favorite books.

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What a book.........

5 shining stars with collars on! Master Raoul is magnificent and Kim is so sweet and brave.

Raoul and Kim story is very good and now I have it in audio to. When Raoul buys Kim at a slave auction to save her he never expected to have her for his own, but in preparation to meeting with the handler of the auction she has to pretend to be his slave. Will she manages that without breaking and will Raoul be the one to save her again?

This is the third time I read this book but this time I used audio and the voices made this a experience to remember. Sinclaire has developed her stories from the first book and in adding audio the feeling of being present in the story is overwhelming, I cried and laughed and felt anxiety and excitement alongside the characters.

The storyline and characters are getting better and better. The first couple of books where great entertainment but now I can't put the book away when I first start reading. And I love that she's involved the characters from her previous books.

I feel like every time I read Cherise Sinclair's books I think "omg, this is the best book ever" and then I read another........

The writing style is so easy and light but at the same time it grasp you in your heart and soul and you can't think other than what you experience in the pages of the story.

If you haven't read a Cherise Sinclair book and like BDMS and erotic books you have certainly missed out. I recommend you start with the first in this series and a fair warning; you want be able to stop!

Narrators is good but the female voice is whispering at times so it’s hard to hear but I still enjoyed it.

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Even his chuckle has a Spanish accent

Masters of the Shadowlands is one of my favorite series, and this is my favorite book. I adore Kim and Master R. I’ve read the eBook countless times - believe me, if an electronic book could have dog ears and a crinkle, worn spine my copy of To Command and Collar would bear those markings. About a year ago I bought the paperback and now I added the audiobook. Fan girl? Definitely! Slightly crazy? Perhaps.

Noah Michael Levine and Erin DeWard form a very talented narrator couple and I loved their performance. To call them narrators really doesn’t do them justice. They are voice actors and they’re excellent at what they do. Mr. Levine’s impersonation of Master R is so amazing, even his chuckle seems to have a Spanish lilt to it.

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I love the Shadowlands!

Great book! very well written. It is hard to listen to sometimes because how cruel people can be to other people. I cried twice within the first 4 chapters. But I love the happy ending. it's a great part of the series. I couldn't put it down.

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Female narrator is a great addition!

Cherise Sinclair's stories and characters are strong and well developed. Having a female narrator is a great addition to an always fabulous performance.

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i do not like Erin;s voice

i keep bying these books. I really like the way they are read but not the narrators. really makes it hard to listen to.

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  • 01-26-16

Her best in my mind and I have read all of them!

Would you listen to To Command and Collar again? Why?

I have the book so I read and listen to her work many times over......so that is a definite yes!

What was most disappointing about Cherise Sinclair’s story?

Nothing!!!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I think when she realizes that even though she is apart from Raoul he still thinks of her and is still trying to protect her. It is so heartwarming. I cannot say more as I do not want to spoil it for you! You will know which part I mean...it's so touching.

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

Yes but i had to break it into two...work got in the way!

Any additional comments?

All of her work is really good but this is my favorite. It manages to throw you through so many emotions all at the same time so be prepared to feel angry, disgusted and then hope starts to creep in before it becomes much stronger. There is strength in the main characters and it is such a touching story that it it can only be given 5 full stars on all counts. Also....I have never written a review before but I felt compelled to let you all know how good this story is...be prepared to be put through the mill though...but in a good way!! Happy listening!!One thing I will say is that it may be best for you to read her books in order as they do support each other and it is nice to see familiar characters all the way through.

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  • liz dean
  • 01-19-16

Fabulous

What a fantastic audio book. A great story taking us on a journey to find love from the depths of pain. Raoul sounds exactly as I imagined and that accent is so sexy. The mix of male and female voices only enhances the experience. Looking forward to more from this talented duo,

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  • Angel Parkinson
  • 12-05-20

Master R has my heart!

There was nothing I didn’t like. The characters were well written and their relationship was fun, sexy and interesting to listen to.

Noah Michael Levine did an amazing job of the voices of the male characters. Master R’s voice made me quiver. Erin deWard did a great job of doing the female voices and she expressed all the hurt and anguish needed for Kimberly’s part in the book.

An amazing story and I cannot wait to read Master Sam’s book after learning so much about him in this book. Off to purchase...

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 08-11-18

To Command and Collar

Heart breaking story with hope and love. I enjoyed how the Sub over came her fear and battled her demons to get her guy.

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  • DMA
  • 07-07-18

awesome!

loved this story. it's gritty, scary and intense but as always with this author is balanced out with an amazing amount if love support and family (one you chose- or they chose you).
beautiful, sexy, erotic and totally panty melting! the narrator's voice is very sexy and works brilliantly.

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  • Lucy
  • 12-11-17

Amazing

I'm making my way through all the shadow lands books and I absolutely love them!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-28-16

Loved it

The voice for Kim was to soft. can't hear it if you have headphones on less you turn it up but then the other voices are deafening.

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  • Marc
  • 12-25-20

another great story

DS relationship, the power of control with care and concern. what would it be like... maybe who knows until you trust.

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  • Mary
  • 01-31-16

great new format brings this story to life

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

If you're into a little suspense and a little kink, you will love this book. The new format, having a female voice for the female characters really made a difference for me with this book.

Which character – as performed by Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard – was your favourite?

Kimberly is performed wonderfully by Erin deWard. She gives a great performance, showing the spirit of Kim, her fears and her triumphs.

Any additional comments?

I love Noahs' voice, but he doesn't do it for me with in the female voice department. Love, love, love this new format.