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  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

My goodness, that is different!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Having been introduced to Jodi via first the Chronicles of St Mary’s, then the Frogmorton farm trilogy, this took me completely by surprise.
Don’t expect the light, frivolous style of the above; this book is really quite dark and mystical, with plenty of twists and turns that you don’t see coming!

  • Marquis de Sade : Best Of - 120 Days of Sodom / Philosophy in the Boudoir / Justine or the Misfortune of Virtue

  • By: Marquis de Sade
  • Narrated by: Paul Spera
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Discover an abridged version of Marquis de Sade most famous and outrageous masterpieces: "Philosophy in the Bedroom" ("La philosophie dans le boudoir"), "Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue", and "The 120 Days of Sodom".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incomplete

  • By Cleon W. on 17-12-17

Incomplete

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-17

Badly read, badly edited and incomplete .
It says nine more words needed. These are they

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book

  • By ellen on 08-05-15

A really unexpected thriller!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

I was introduced to Jodi Taylor by the truly wonderful “Chronicles of St Mary’s” series. That completed I cast about for something else to listen to and found “the Nothing Girl”
This book blew me away! It starts out so gently, and looks as if it might follow the style of “St Mary’s” but without Jodi’s mischievous humour.
It doesn’t.
This book becomes one of the best thrillers I have ever listened to!
The plot is really gripping, with more twists and turns than an Gordian knot! I can think of few books that have gripped me the way this book has!
Even the epilogue leaves me breathless and clamouring for more.
If Jodi reads this, a really huge Thank you!

  • Thoroughly Trained

  • The Institute Series, Book 6
  • By: Emily Tilton
  • Narrated by: Cliff Bergen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Sweet, modest twenty-year-old Anna Greenway has always covered her ears any time her friends tried to talk to her about sex. But the laws of her society have changed in recent years, as Anna discovers when she meets Martin Lourcy, an experienced, handsome man employed by the Institute, whose mission is to train submissive women for sexual service. To her shock, Anna soon learns that Martin has been granted the authority to bring her with him to the Institute to be taught about strict discipline.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Submission for beginners

  • By Cleon W. on 23-08-17

Submission for beginners

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-17

The story is good, but my goodness is it basic!
Is it really necessary to call every part of her, 'her little xxxx' every time it is mentioned? Is it really necessary for the Dom to explain exactly what he is planning to do to her twice before he does it, once while doing it and again after he has done it?
I enjoyed this, but wish it weren't so patronising to the reader!

  • Flesh: Part Six

  • The Flesh Series
  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Rita Rush, Robert Coltrane
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Fleshfest is a festival of all things kink related. Amy takes Lucian up on his invitation to attend and finds herself completely out of her element. She wanted to get a glimpse into his world, but what she sees makes her unsure of whether she wants anything more to do with Lucian or his dominating lifestyle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same old same old

  • By Cleon W. on 05-01-17

Same old same old

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

The couple of books were really good, then began the 'on again and off again' sequence, with the silly, naive kid jumping to uninformed conclusions and storming out.
This episode is no different.

  • His Indecent Set

  • Erotic Romance
  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Megan Solesski
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Cheyenne Grear was looking forward to college. High school boys were lame and immature. College would provide a smorgasbord of sexy educated men who would be dying to vie for her attention. At least, that's what she hoped. What actually happened was far from her imagined reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AREA OF NO RETURN

  • By Dolores on 27-07-17

50 SOG, but better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-17

There are quite a few, 'Me Too' attempts at 50 SOG in the world, few of which match up to the original. This one does!
Yes, our hero is quite well off and while not rich enough to own a helicopter, never the less lives in a big house.
Yes, the heroine is sweet, naive and young.
Yes, there is a 'contract', but it is a bit looser than Christian Grey's.
Thereafter though, the story is more believable and more varied, and really quite a lot more enjoyable!

  • DykeLove Firsts

  • A Lesbian BDSM Erotic Romance Short Story Collection: DykeLove Quickies Bundle, Book 1
  • By: Jacintha Topaz
  • Narrated by: Carolyne Summers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Kaylee Hall wants to supplement her weeknight college courses with a day job. Luckily, she's got an interview with Dr. Monica Halverson, who might just find the perfect candidate to fill the open position. "The Interview" is a lesbian medical BDSM erotic romance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So bad it is actually quite good!

  • By Cleon W. on 07-10-16

So bad it is actually quite good!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Any additional comments?

The story is probably OK, but the reading is so awful it is actually comically good!
This is about the chase, not about the capture!

  • Caroline's Rocking Horse

  • By: Emily Tilton
  • Narrated by: Aimee Sutherland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Caroline Dawkins is a professor of English who has never confessed her age-play and spanking fantasies to her husband, George Lane, a corporate attorney. After George comes home one night and finds Caroline pleasuring herself, over the course of an extraordinary month Caroline and George utterly transform their erotic life together in the pattern of those taboo fantasies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A reasonable story... Spoiled

  • By Cleon W. on 23-08-16

A reasonable story... Spoiled

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-16

I guess the writer likes the idea of being a LITTLE girl with lots of LITTLE body parts, because the word appears before every reference to all of them.
Don't get me wrong, the story is not bad.
But what really spoiled it for me was the way it is read. OK, I get that it needs to be read reasonably clearly, but to pronounce each word, separating it from it's neighbours, and completely without feeling...

  • In Too Deep

  • By: Portia Da Costa
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too.When young librarian Gwendolynne Price starts finding increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating.But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Portman David Costa gem

  • By Cleon W. on 24-06-16

Another Portman David Costa gem

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-16

Yet another deliciously saucy, steamy, romantic gem from Portman David Costa.
Yes, the hero is the generic 'powerful man' (though intellectual rather than the usual business tycoon) and yes, the girl is your run of the mill wage earning girl-next-door.
This book is not however, another 50SOG 'me too'.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Marquis Book of Pleasure

  • By: Lizbeth Dusseau
  • Narrated by: William Reid
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Shipwrecked on Marquis Island, three couples are drawn to an aging estate house. Its caretaker tells them the bizarre sexual history of the island, and then presents them with The Marquis Book of Pleasure, an unusual volume of erotica that lures the three women into submission and their husbands toward crude and dominant desires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little bit far fetched...

  • By Cleon W. on 29-04-16

A little bit far fetched...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-16

... But not too bad as erotica goes.
Be warned that if you are not interested in fairy strong BDSM then this is NOT for you!