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Beast: A Mafia Romance

By: SC Daiko
Narrated by: Hugo Wylde, Kinsey Cass
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

I've been sold by my own father to a beast. Gleb Sokolov is the definition of a savage. He’s an animal in bed and everywhere else. A ruthless Russian Mafia boss, badass personified. And my father just sold me to him to pay off a debt. But there’s something Gleb doesn’t know, and I’ll do anything to keep him from finding out.

Eva Petrenko: sassy, secretive, trouble with a capital "T". She drives me damn insane. Except when her father offers her to me, I find I can’t resist. She belongs with me, even if she refuses to believe it. Eva hates me, but I’ll go to the ends of the earth to protect her. Problem is, her father isn’t the only one with debts...and mine are the kind I’ll need to pay with my own blood.

A new, fast-paced, heart-melting mafia romance from international best-selling author SC Daiko!

©2018 Siobhan Daiko (P)2019 Siobhan Daiko

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WOW! Beast is amazing!

I loved Beast the story is brilliant and the characters are just WOW...the chemistry between them is off the charts I couldn't put it down. The narration of this book was brilliantly done they truly brought these characters to life.
I absolutely loved it!!

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‘Un’ audible

The story is good but the male narrator is just awful! Bings nothing to the story, quite the opposite and has an unappealing accent that does not match the character AT ALL.
Could not finish listening to it and have got the book instead.

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Brilliant

I loved this book so much in ebook/paperback so I knew I would enjoy listening to it. Listening to it brings the story to life so much more than reading it, I really enjoyed it and I got to listen as I drove to and from work which started and ended my day beautifully.

I really enjoyed Kinseys narrating I found that she brought out Eva's true spirit, I enjoyed hugo's but not as much, I didn't think his voice fit glebs as well as it could have. still really enjoyed it though❤

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loved it !!!!

Another awesome book! This story is all about Daniels (brute) brother Gleb , Russian mafia and not interested in settling down, a chance encounter and some business dealings throw him into the deep end , I absolutely loved Glebs story , reading about him and his business including looking after Daniels son like the one he never had , the story just flows so well and keeps you needing to know what's going to happen , I couldn't put it down.

the narrators were perfect for this story too ! they really captured the characters personalities and emotions so well
first time I've listened to Kinsley cass and she did a great job so I'm looking forward to listening to more of her work and i loved Hugo wylde in previous books so I knew he'd be great in this too !

I loved reading the ebook but I LOVED listening to the audio more

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  • Stephanie MB
  • 22-01-19

Even better in audio!

SC Daiko is one of my favorite authors. Her ability to draw you into a story is simply amazing. Hugo Wilde and Kindsey Cass captured the essence of the characters perfectly.

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  • Jenny B
  • 01-02-19

He is a sweet Beast

I think Hugo Wylde did a great job narrating Gleb's character and giving him some depth. I think the Russian accent was done well and created for an interesting character to listen to. Kinsey Cass did an okay job with Eva although I found the mix between accent and no accent to be a little frustrating when listening.

As for the story: east was a great read and I found it went too quickly. I feel the author did a great job developing the story and the characters and had the perfect blend of mob dynamics, feels and heat. Eva was sold to Gleb by her father after having met him previously. I enjoyed reading about their chemistry and reading how grown up Eva became when thrust into this situation.

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  • Vicki
  • 27-07-19

Good mafia romance story

The chemistry between Gleb and Eva was almost immediate when he caught her in his office when she was looking for the restroom. He was quite a bit older than her, but it worked. She gets pregnant from their interaction that first day. I love mafia romance books and this one did not disappoint. It had romance, violence, and suspense. The book had a very nice ending.

Narrators Hugo Wylde and Kinsey Cass did good job with the narration. Kinsey was really good with the Russian accent.

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  • C. Kim
  • 06-05-19

Not worth it

The narration was brutal. Fast forwarded it in record time. The cheesy fake accents were an assult on the senses. Only finished it to see if it would improve. Nope. Don't waste your time.
I did. will send it back asap.

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  • Coline Peterson
  • 28-04-19

Such a great story!

Iit was a great book from start to finish, Gleb and Eva's story was just so good! Listening it just brought the story to life,!

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  • BookHoarder78
  • 28-04-19

Really enjoyed listening to this one

4.5 beastly stars!! It was incredibly action packed and dripping with emotions. Absolutely adored Gleb & Eva, their chemistry was so intense & beautiful. The perfect mafia story. And the narrator really made the story incredible!! He really gave depth to the characters and the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-03-19

Couldnt finish

The story was OK but I couldnt finish it. The mans voice creeped me out and looking at the pic on the cover and the voice they just didnt mesh.

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  • Keila Davis
  • 30-01-20

Couldn't get over the male voice

For some reason I couldn't plug the male voice with the character, it was hard to get into it. I only heard up to chapter 8. It wasn't for me.

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  • TR
  • 31-05-19

Horrible narriation

It's hard to listen to this book because of the narration. Cleary the author didn't think to hire one who could actually do a Russian accent or anything close.

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  • Amy F
  • 24-05-19

The story was enjoyable

If you’re looking for a mafia romance that includes an age-gap and secret baby, then Beast has it all wrapped up for you. I thought the story was enjoyable, and it had a good measure of suspense which balanced well with the romance. In hindsight, I should have chosen to read the book versus listening to the audio. I was really not a fan of the male narrator’s “female voice” and it made me feel as if Eva was weak and whiny, when in turn she felt like a stronger woman through the female narrator’s POV. All in all, I do think the author created a promising mafia world/family and I’m curious how it will all entwine as the books go on.