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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
HELL YES I WOULD!!! The story is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, to say the least, but with the addition of the audio...yeah...there's no other way to describe it except...SOOO MUCH BETTER!!! :-D
What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackest Red: A Billionaire SEAL Story?
Seriously?! Just one? Ugh. Sooo hard to choose! There are sooo many GREAT scenes! However, if I have to choose one, it's where P.T. Michelle gives us a view into Sebastian's thoughts while Talia is asleep next to him. We finally get to see that he's beginning to "get it" and that things are about to change between them. Made me VERY excited for what he had planned for her when he finishes the chapter with, "No more running. No more hiding your feelings from me. You are going down, Little Red."
What does Lee Samuels and Kirsten Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Hmm...the only word that really comes to mind that I feel is appropriate is DEPTH. When I read a book, I have my own "tone" to what I'm reading, if you will. They surpassed anything that I had been picturing in my mind and made the experience SOOO INCREDIBLY BETTER!!!
Kirsten Leigh did an AWESOME, FABULOUS, OUTSTANDING job as Talia!!! When I just read, it's easy for me to get sucked into the story and read hurriedly to see what's going to happen. With Kirsten, she read steadily, adding emotions and pitch changes when appropriate. She heightened the story sooo much that I can't imagine reading this series without her audio accompanying it now. I CANNOT WAIT to hear how she does as Cass in the next two books of the series. :-D
Lee Samuels...HOT DAMN WHAT A VOICE!!! I don't really have a better way to describe it. He did Sebastian sooo incredibly well that I fell in love with Sebastian even more than I already had from just reading the story!!! He was a PERFECT person to cast as Sebastian!!! His gruff manner, domineering ways, dirty mouth...*shivers*...talk about WONDERFUL!!! If it's possible to be envious of a girl in a book, I was of Talia. My ONLY displeasure is there weren't more Sebastian parts in the story. Then again, I felt the same way when I was reading the story to begin with. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, P.T. MICHELLE, include more Sebastian parts in the next book for Talia and Sebastian!!! I'm sure I'm not the only one that longs for more Sebastian time!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Most definitely!!! The banter between Talia and Sebastian, not to mention between Cass and Talia, were witty and comical. Several times throughout the story I was laughing at something that was said or thought. As for crying, I did that as well. The back stories of the characters are tragic and the revelations towards the end are shocking as well as unexpected. Plus, there are some scenes between Sebastian and Talia that are sooo touching that I couldn't help but cry.
P.T. Michelle has a FABULOUS way of writing so that you get sucked in and completely enveloped with her story. Even just reading it, I get lost. Add in the audio...yeah...my reactions to the story only heightened. To me, that shows the talent that she has. I'm able to get lost in her work and get a much needed escape from my own mind for a while.
Any additional comments?
This was my first ever audio book. I haven't gotten one before now because in the past when I've had someone read to me, my mind wanders and I don't register what is being said or I fall asleep listening. Because I love this story sooo much, I decided to give the audio a try. Boy what a surprise!!! Once I got started, I didn't struggle to keep focus and I only fell asleep from being too tired to keep my eyes open. And I mean that literally. I work at a school so I have to get up at 6am Monday-Friday and was up until 1:30am the night before listening several nights.
If you've been on the fence about trying the audio version, take it from me, this story is the one that I would definitely recommend that you begin with. Though MAKE SURE to the read the first two books beforehand. Otherwise, you won't enjoy the story near enough!
For any others new to audio books, I will say that I started out doing the inclusion reading with my Kindle book (where you listen as it highlights the words as they're said), but shortly into the book, I switched to just listening to the story. I found that my eyes kept trying to read ahead and that the audio wouldn't match up with the reading when it came to scenes that had texting in them. It may not be a big thing to some, but the difference would throw me off and I'd have to rewind the audio to figure out what'd I'd miss. It took me out of the story and I didn't want that.
There's sooo much else that I could say about this AWESOME and AMAZING story, but I shall just link you to my Amazon review of the first three books instead. Happy reading! :-D
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If you could sum up Blackest Red: A Billionaire SEAL Story in three words, what would they be?
Sebastian and Talia may be one of my favorite book couples to date! I loved them from the beginning in Mister Black. It's a new experience for me to "listen" to a book read to me, but the narrators are great! I think I may be even more in love than I was before. I have caught myself telling my friends AGAIN to read this series! It's just perfect!!
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