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A Touch of Darkness from Hades' POV (with new scenes)!

Hades, god of the underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and queen - Persephone, goddess of spring.

Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.

Hades finds himself faced with the impossible - proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart, and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy fate.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Scarlett St. Clair (P)2020 Tantor

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Stopped after 20 mins, Narration is awful

I'm so disappointed with this, the casting of narration is so wrong. It sounds like a recorded robot rather then an actor, and after about 20 mins it grated on my so much I stopped. I really enjoyed the narration of the 2 books from Persephone's view, and the narrator from those was fantastic at doing different voices to bring it to life. With this book, the Narrator doesn't even try. His voice is has a lot of bass and is gruffly which makes him sound old and stuffy. Completely wrong casting. Considering those listening to this have probably listened to the original, they could have got away with the female narration - she did well with the 'teaser' chapter of this, so dont see why she couldn't continue.

If you like the story, just read the book on this one. This is down right awful.

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ok

The book had an okay story. good consept but got a bit boring in lenght. I almost liked the side story a bit better.

good VA tho.

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BUY THE BOOK

this is a truly amazing BOOK! I listened to the 2 Persephone books a touch of darkness and a touch of ruin and they were out of this world. the narrator did an incredible job narrating these and I would listen to any book she reads. this book however has a new narrator and unfortunately it is no good. it is so jarring and so robotic that it just takes you out of the story. I listened to 2 minutes of this then stopped and bought the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-21

The Narrator was just not a good fit

The story is amazing, but I can’t get past the bland reading by the narrator. His voice is missing any emotion, extremely monotone.. just not good for a novel like this full of sensuality and emotion. I will no longer buy audiobooks by this narrator.

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  • Kelly Ojeda
  • 26-02-21

Book is great narration is dull

The narrator would be great at a non fiction, autobiography, or history story. But for a steamy fantasy book, he’s just to “matter of fact”. The book itself is great, I love Hade’s side of the story more than Persephone’s.

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  • m.nguyen
  • 05-02-21

Narration made me fall asleep

I loved the story but hated the narrator. He was so robotic and monotoned. Poor inflections. Sounded like he was reading a boring textbook.
They should’ve just have kept Meg Sylvan since we are used to her voice for Hades, and she’s an excellent narrator.

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  • Alison L. Stegall
  • 17-06-21

Dear lord the dude reading this ruined the book!

How could one person be so boring to listen to? It was like he had never been with a woman or felt passion at all. He was bleak and monotone. The sex scenes had no passion at all. He really ruined the book.

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  • Aaron’s
  • 21-05-21

Hard to listen

The story is great but this reader/narrator is intolerable. I couldn’t even listen to it and had to switch to the book

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  • DAVID M TRAMP
  • 20-12-20

Was amazing

Loved Hades point of view!!! This story was extremely entertaining and sexy!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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  • AshofPhoenix
  • 22-06-21

Good book, terrible performance

The book was great but it was hard to get through due to the narrator. It was so slow and monotone. I felt like someone was reading a itemized spread sheet to me. I know this book is supposed to have a Male perspective and thus I can appreciate a male narrator, but I would rather have Meg Sylvan read the book in her impassioned Hades voice, than listen to Tyler Donne drone on and on.

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  • Megan Truesdell
  • 06-07-21

THE VOICE

I know not every voice actor is right for everyone’s ears but this guy is so disappointing. It’s almost monotonous. I imagine Hades voice as sultry, deep, commanding. And this dude sounds like he’s back in high school being forced to read in English class. I can’t even focus so I stopped listening and opted for the read on my kindle instead.

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  • Madison Nasser
  • 04-07-21

Switched to kindle on chapter 2

I wish they’d let the female narrator from the other 2 books do this one because she reads a better hades. Listen to a sample or something before blindly downloading or you’ll waste your money

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  • Kay
  • 02-07-21

Definitely adds more *spice*

I believe the difference in this and the first is not just the narrators but the way you can feel both sides of the story and it brings both books together in a way that makes me want to listen to the next