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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it had a nice plot and interesting cast of characters.
What did you like best about this story?
The sensuality that comes alive within the erotic script.
Have you listened to any of Sierra Kline’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Her voice is enthralling and full of sensual emotion, which makes it a fun listen!
Any additional comments?
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."
The Master’s Toy is part of a longer work entitled By Invitation Only. To some extent the title is a little misleading; I don’t think it would be unreasonable for a listener to expect that they were in for generous samplings of domination and submission as well as other related naughtiness over the 8 1/2 hour length of this audiobook. But that is not the case, alas. There is some of that toward the beginning, but most of the varied sexual aspects depicted in the balance of the story are not particularly kinky, and often lightly touched upon on or somewhat in the background.
To the author’s credit, this is a fairly well-written novel with a plot that happens to have erotic scenarios in realistic settings under plausible circumstances. Unfortunately, most of them are not of the type that the title implies. So if any sex is good sex is what you’re after then it delivers, but if you’re hoping to be immersed in the tale of a submissive toy being put through her paces, not so much.
Beyond the shortage of kink, my main criticisms of this book are the over-long passage chronicling the comeuppance of a stereotyped villain, a tendency toward expository minutiae, and a vaguely pedantic tone when articulating D/s sensibilities. For me at least, the best part of this audiobook is Sierra Kline’s narration. She does a superlative job with the many voices―both genders, diverse ages and a range of personality types.