Heart of Steel

  • by Elizabeth Einspanier
  • Narrated by Peter Reynolds
  • 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Alistair Mechanus first sees his captive, ER doctor Julia Parker, it is love at first sight - for him. Although he eagerly sets aside his plans for world domination to woo her, 10 years of solitude on Shark Reef Isle have left his social skills badly rusted. When his misguided act of kindness goes out of control, however, Julia must overcome her fear and place her trust in the mad genius.
She has the skills to unlock his forgotten past - but discovering who he used to be might come at the cost of his remaining sanity.


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Cliche, but fun.

Heart of Steel is a fun little romance novel, nothing to new or different really. Girl has guy she doesn't really like, meets new guy, drama ensues. Except the new guy is a mad scientist.

Don't expect the science or the geeky techy stuff to be all that accurate, the explanations for why and how are only enough to suspend your disbelief for the real meat of the story: the romance.

The epilogue doesn't satisfy too much, as the last few lines make the book feel like it was the entrance for a much larger story, maybe it is, but as far as I know this is a one-shot. One wonders what happens in the future and no answers are provided. Which is the entire point of an epilogue in my opinion.

It's the narrator that truly shines in this audiobook. The voices are all differentiated from the others, and the robots are all modulated, making them sound like machines. For the rest of the narration, the narrator's baritone voice is soothing and pleasant to listen to.

All in all, a decent book, one to add to the reading list, but not jostle any other books out of their position for.
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- Archangel

A heart of steel and a soul of gold

What did you like best about this story?

Hung up on the shelf of romance and sci-fi literature is a book that strangely met the 80s movies’ rhetoric and kitsch. The love triangle narrated by Ms. Einspanier is an enjoyable read bound by the rules of the aforementioned genres. It is a light-hearted, though with its relatively grim moments, fiction that offers an enjoyable fill-up for a week-end in peace in your house.

And if you don’t enjoy the free-time necessary to read through this novel but still shows interest into it, I can only recommend this audiobook.

Have you listened to any of Peter Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This read is simply magnified by Peter Reynolds’s voice whose acting of the story’s main characters –especially Dr. Alistair Mechanus when his heart of steel slowly strips itself of its lead lid– are praiseworthy beyond measures for a first production on Audible.com.

Any additional comments?

Heart of Steel is a good audiobook to listen to while you attend to other tasks. It indeed doesn’t require a deep listening to be enjoyed and Peter Reynolds’s vivid voice acting will keep you awake throughout.

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- Quentin "France"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-21-2015
  • Publisher: Elizabeth M. Einspanier