An Alisa Audiobook Review: Wrapped in Chains by Cindy Sutherland and Narrator: John Anthony Davis

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

 

Devon West is a professional Dom who runs his own club, doesn’t believe in romance, and has never been in a long-term relationship. All this changes when he rescues Chase Mackenzie.

 

Chase is a runaway who has been kept as a slave since he was sixteen. Now twenty-three, he’s still innocent and sweet despite being severely abused and left behind by his Dom.

 

When Devon finds out that the man who held Chase hostage is the same man who hurt him terribly when he started learning about the sub/Dom lifestyle, he knows he has to keep Chase safe.

 

Spoiled rich boy and sociopath James Kingston is obsessed with Devon. He’s convinced Devon would be his perfect sub and Devon only thinks he’s a Dom because he needs proper discipline. Losing Chase to Devon is like rubbing salt in the wound, and he’s determined to get them both under his thumb. This time, Chase may need to rescue Devon.

 

This story was nice but I can’t say it was really good.  You know from the beginning that Devon rescues Chase and falls in love with him all while Chase falls in love with Devon.  But there is the added tension of Kingston, who is quite crazy from the sounds of it.

 

We see this story through both Chase and Devon’s eyes which gives us a good idea of what they are thinking and feeling.  Chase is a natural sub and easily submits to Devon’s Dom but this is the first time he has ever been cherished or treated well as a sub.  Devon has a hard time believing that Chase could actually really want him, they kept talking about him being older but when I would run through the timeline in my head he couldn’t be more than 5 years older than Chase.  Devon had a strong family of his friends around him and they quickly adopted Chase into the fold.  There was just something missing to this story to make it really good, but I can’t quite tell you what it was.

 

John Anthony Davis did a nice job narrating this story.  I was able to keep track of the story and characters with the different voices he used.  However, he often used a softer voice tone which didn’t match with what I often though Devon would sound like as a Dom.

 

Cover art by Paul Richmond is nice and works well for this story

 

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Audiobook Details:

Audiobook, 8hrs 39min
Published May 17, 2017 (ebook first published March 14, 2014) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English

An Ali Audiobook Review: Spirit by John Inman and Narrator John Anthony Davis

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Spirit audiobookJason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he’s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn’t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.

Wrong. Timmy, Jason’s nephew, is a true handful.

But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he’s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he’s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors—one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.

I’m sorry. Say what?

Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason’s summer plans, and you’ve got the makings for one hell of a ride.

This was an enjoyable story with both a mystery and a paranormal twist. The main character Jason is a likable MC and his narration is filled with humor. I didn’t find the child very realistic or age appropriate in his behaviors but he was an entertaining twist to the story so I overlooked most of that. I found the end to be predictable but it was one of those stories that still warms your heart so again, I overlooked that too.

The story is creative and has a lovely happily ever after at the end. I did this on audio and enjoyed the narrator. He had a nice voice and did all of the different characters well, including the child. I think this will entertain even those who don’t typically like paranormal stories as the ghost part doesn’t overwhelm.

Cover art by Reese Dante. I like this cover a lot. I think it is a really good representation of the story. It’s just spooky enough to draw you in.

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Audio Book Details:

Cover ArtistReese Dante
Narrator John Anthony Davis
Length6 hours and 47 minutes