It may have been bearable if the characters had a personality. Ariel was shallow and weak and Ral was more like a caveman than an alien from a highly ..Show More »intelligent race. There was no lead into the story, Who was she? Where did she come from? How was she captured? Why was she so happy to give up a happy family on Earth for a stranger who practically raped her? The story was poorly written and I find it difficult to believe that it was written by an experienced author and not a teenager. I tried to listen to it all the way through but just could not suffer any longer.