Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands #1) by Cherise Sinclair #mf #review @CheriseSinclair

Club ShadowlandsHer car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she’s sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she’s a professional woman–an accountant–and surely isn’t a submissive…is she?

Master Z hasn’t been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She’s intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can’t resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 A-nony-mouseTAG

Okay, I read the original Club Shadowlands a year after it was released and loved it. This review is for the rereleased version in audio, which I am not as fond of.

What bothers me about it? When it comes to an audio book, the narrator’s voice can make or break the book. I found Mr. Levine’s voice lacking the ability to truly create decent female voices. Every time he spoke as Jessica (our heroine) or in another female voice, his voice would soften to the point I had to strain to hear ‘her’. That was annoying. Plus it made Jessica sound piteous and I never got the feeling in reading Club Shadowlands that Jess was anything but able.

On the other hand, the narrator did seem to do well with separating the males’ voices. Our favorite bartender had an Irish lilt and Daniel sounded like I expected him to. So aces on the male voices, but I do have to question as to why the books are in a male voice? Most of the POVs are from the heroine. It would have seemed more natural to have a female read it. Of course, she does use him for every Shadowlands book she has put out in audio so far, and when she gets into Marcus’s story and it turns more into erotic suspense/thriller instead of erotic romance, a male voice would make sense.

I say give it a try if you love Cherise Sinclair and love audio books. One book will let you know whether or not you want to collect them all.


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