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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Shana Savage might be ok for a narration part of the story but she cannot do character voices and if they had found a better narrator it might have succeeded in being an ok Porn listen then.
Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvia Day again?
I don't know, probably not in this series again. I thought this was going to be a fantasy book and it ended up being a porn book.
How could the performance have been better?
Get a new narrator. Sorry Shana but you cannot do character voices. It's like listening to fingernails run down a chalkboard.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pleasures of the Night?
I don't know about particular scenes but I would've toned down the graphical porn a bit. The story could have been good if it didn't have so much porn in it.
Any additional comments?
This is one of the first reviews I have done, because usually if the book is good there are plenty of people to tell about it being good, However, I had to warn people about this book. More story, Less Porn, and new narrator.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I very much like Sylvia Day's first Crossfire book and thought the concept of this book would provide a somewhat (rated it 3 stars) interesting and fresh paranormal twist. I really can't say who would enjoy the audio book (see comments below). But fans of Day who also enjoy paranormal might want to READ the book, but I cannot recommend the audio.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I didn't finish the story, the narration was so annoying, I really can't comment on changes that could improve the story. But of what I read, the concept was somewhat interesting.
What didn’t you like about Shana Savage’s performance?
The erotica could have been good as written, Sylvia Day is very good at writing 'heat', but the narration stripped all that could have been sensual/sexual about those sections.And frankly that's one of the primary reasons for buying the book! So that was a significant disappointment!! Shana Savage is fine with the female voices, but her male voices sound like monotone Midwest teenage boys, trying to sound sexy by deepening their voices AND at the same time, unsuccessfully attempting Scottish accents!! It was so annoying to listen I didn't finish the book!
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointed based on all above.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I'm sorry to say this audiobook was terrible! not only was the story lame but the narrator could not do accents which made the story painful to listen to. I stuck it out for 3 hours of listening then gave up. I have listened to the Crossfire saga by the same author and found it a good follow on to the Fifty Shades trilogy. However this was a waste of time!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Narrator’s attempt at an accent is shocking - how you’re supposed to envisage the lead male as attractive sounding like that I have no clue. I couldn’t keep listening. If she’d read his part in her normal reading time it would have been far better.
After listening first to the Fifty Shades of Grey books then the Crossfire Series, I was expecting something similar in terms of engrossing storyline, with erotic undertones. This in comparison is boarding on porn, with a very thin story line. The Narrator struggles with the accents so sounds fake, and the obvious change in voice tones when changing to a new "take" also detracted from the thin story. I will not be continuing with the rest of this series
1 of 1 people found this review helpful