Dishonorable

  • by Natasha Knight
  • Narrated by Michael Pauley
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sofia
I knew little of Raphael Amado's history with my family, but when he turned up on our doorstep demanding restitution, my grandfather quickly conceded. That restitution? Me.
Six months later, on my 18th birthday, Raphael came for me. He stole me from my home, taking me to his Tuscan estate, where from the crumbling chapel to the burnt-down vineyard, to the cellar that haunted him, the past stalked him like a shadow. It waited for him, hid behind corners for him and trapped him at every turn.
As much as Raphael's cruelty terrified me, his darkness seduced me. But in the end, it was his tenderness that devastated me.
Raphael
Sofia came to me like an offering. Like a virgin to be sacrificed at the altar. But truth was, her grandfather betrayed her. I guess we had that in common. He'd screwed me too.
I knew hate. I'd vowed vengeance. This was never supposed to be about anything else. But in the end, her innocence broke me. The very thing I would destroy, destroyed me.

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Dark and Sexy

What did you love best about Dishonorable?

I loved the transformation of the characters throughout the story. It starts off pretty rough and gritty and is definitely darker than my normal books, but it kept me captivated and wanting more. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had simply read the story. Michael Pauley's narration really made this book.


What other book might you compare Dishonorable to and why?

Honestly, I have never listened to/read a book like this, so I have nothing to compare it to. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it based solely on the blurb, but I'm so glad I went for it because Michael Pauley was phenomenal as Raphael.


Which character – as performed by Michael Pauley – was your favorite?

No question - Raphael. Michael Pauley was amazing and his narration was incredible, especially during some of the more emotional scenes. Raphael is such a complex anti-hero and there was so much emotion and feeling in Michael Pauley's performance. I couldn't wait to get back to Raphael's chapters.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't want to be too spoilery, but the cellar scene was both terrifying and extremely emotional. It was like a car crash that you can't turn away from.


Any additional comments?

Michael Pauley performing Sofia was OK, but I really don't think it's possible for a man with such a deep and masculine voice to pull it off well. His Raphael though is definitely worth the credit!

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- bookbruin

Missed the mark...2 stars is perhaps more than is deserved

The "romantic hero" with the abusive childhood was never redeemable in this story. He started off abusive and,while declaring his love, remained abusive.

Every sex scene in the book, which was perhaps meant to be passionate, was abusive and degrading each and every time.

The timeline was unclear, and the moment each realizes their love for one another makes no sense.

The narrator was awful and over the top in his dramatization of the story. His approach made the negative aspects of the story even more repugnant.

I'm sorry for the harsh review, but "truth is truth."
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- Enthralled

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2017
  • Publisher: Natasha Knight