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"A dark, lush retelling of the Persephone myth as only Kitty Thomas could tell it.” (Anna Zaires, New York Times bestselling author)

When Persephone was born, Zeus received a troubling prophecy. Some day his beautiful innocent daughter would be taken captive by Hades, the dark god of the underworld. Determined to protect her, her father hid her away in the human world where she would be shielded from her fate.

Hades learned of this betrayal nine centuries ago. He’s been searching for his destined queen ever since. And when he finds her, no power on earth or below it will stop him.

He will take her. He will corrupt her. And Zeus will suffer for daring to keep her from him.

©2017 Kitty Thomas (P)2019 Kitty Thomas

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No fight in Persephone

Hades shares her, if he loved her he would not let anyone else touch her, just no fight in Persephone she comes across as weak...disappointed in this version of the story..

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Extremely Entertaining!

As usual, Kitty Thomas writes a fantastic dark and twisted romance.

Persephone was just delicious. It combines two of my favourite things, dark erotica and greek mythology, what more can I say?!

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excellent narrator but was missing the love

I listened to the audio version but there was just something missing with this book. I love Greek mythology and this story did follow a lot of tradition (apart from perhaps the steamy, lustful debauchery in the underworld) but I never really felt the chemistry between Hades and Persephone. He was obsessively possessive after searching her for so many centuries, but then loaned her out to everyone and she didnt have much fight to her. There wasn't enough of them together (apart from punishments in Hades' bdsm playroom), to make me believe there was love involved. The final 25% did lift it when it got a lot darker.
The narrator was excellent, expressive and had a tone that suited Hades perfectly. The story although well written just fell a bit short for me. I will try more from the author as she's been on my wish list for a while.
Story 2.5 stars, narrator 4.5 stars

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Great Twist on Hades and Persephone

Super hot twist on the greek mythological story of Hades and Persephone. The author's writing and style is absolutely excellent, this is the first book I've listened to by this author and I am incredibly impressed. We get attached to the characters, I could feel Persephone's emotions perfectly.

The narration was amazing. I absolutely loved the narrators voice and he is on my list of favorites and this was the first time I've heard him.

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Great re-telling of a classic

This story was unique, I have never read anything quite like it.It was the re-telling of a classic with alot of adult themes thrown in. The narrator was new to me but I enjoyed his voice greatly.

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This was a good quick listen. If you're looking for a Hades/Persephone story thats somewhat different (adult themes) then check it out.
Gregory did an amazing narration, I need to look up more of his work!

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book! It was an interesting story and the narrator was fantastic!

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So unique

This book is fantastic I love this retelling of hades and Persephone. The story is compelling and unique which leaves you wanting more. The narrators voice is amazing and brings so much individuality to each character.

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Fascinating Take on a Classic Myth! 4.5🔥Hot🔥Stars🌟

There are several different versions of Persephone & Hades story, but none quite like Kitty Thomas’. She puts her own spin on the tale and adds a bit more heat, sure it gets hot in hell but she makes it a better kind of hot, a kinkier kind. Persephone starts off in modern times in NYC, after years of searching for her Hades comes for her and takes her back with him to the underworld. Then all hell breaks loose, with Hades in control, he makes a submissive of Persephone, not quite sure how I feel about that, I’ve always pictured her as a strong goddess but then again being a sub does not make a person weak. And in the end she shows her strength. I enjoyed this retelling of the classic myth, Kitty Thomas is imaginative and creative in her writing and plotting. Lots of drama, angst and some godly and ungodly kinky sexcapades. Thank you Kitty Thomas on this great & entertaining story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Gregory Salinas is a terrific narrator and voice performer. He brings the characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. He played a badass Hades, he also did Persephone justice when she spoke in first person. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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The love story of Hades & Persephone.

Beautiful, dark erotic re-telling. I have read this before but this was my first encounter with audible. Got to say I was impressed more than I expected to be. The narrator's voice fits very well, very easy on the ears. With a voice like that, I could definitely go a bit weak at the knees for Hades. With audible, the ability to do chores whilst listening to Kitty's retelling of this story makes the mundane a thoroughly more enjoyable experience.
The story revolves around a very sexy Hades and the previously sheltered Persephone. Corruption, pleasures and a little debauchery soon follow, it is set in the underworld, what else would you expect. Well, there is also the love these 2 have for each other.
I love the story and love the audible experience. Congratulations Kitty, I loved every word.

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  • Oleg Syurko
  • 02-07-19

You are in for a ride!

The first Kitty Thomas book in audio!! If you only “read” audiobooks, get ready for one hell of a ride. A great intro into her writing with an amazing narrator. One of my all time favorite dark authors with this book pushing lots of boundaries that some of her other work never even touched. If you got your seatbelt on, pick this up and hold on tight. Enjoy!

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  • Nicole B.
  • 09-07-19

Holy Hades !!!

Holy Hades this Audio melted my panties right off me while simultaneously making me swoon.
The undeniable connection not just sexually but emotionally and mentally between these two GODS is undeniable.

It’s been over two years since I read the book and I was quite excited to hear the audio and see if it had the same effect on me. The male narrator did a good job. Switching between female and male characters I find it’s more difficult for men to pull off. Gregory Salinas did a fine job of weaving between characters without pulling me out of the story. The ebb and flow, pronunciation and timbre of his voice transported me and brought Hades to life.

In this interpretation of Greek mythology, Kitty Thomas certainly delivers a story weaved with carnal desires. Hades is the Master of the Underworld and his seduction of Persephone (Goddess of Spring) is without bounds, as all pleasures of the body are indulged.

As a super fan of Kitty’s I don’t believe there’s anything she could write that could be wrong. Now being able to listen to her art, takes her writing to the next level. I cannot wait to hear and live vicariously through her next Audio.

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  • Amy F
  • 07-07-19

A brilliant and sinful tale

This retelling of Hades and Persephone is beautifully crafted with a modern day twist of dark undertones and BDSM-themed elements. It was actually quite genius of the author with how creatively the mythology was adapted, and I loved the author’s vision of their dom/sub relationship as well as the description of the underworld itself. I wish I had a castle to grant my every desire! Gregory Salinas did an amazing job on narration and his range of voices is top notch. He especially delivered a stellar performance for Hades, creating a dark and sexy god that you can’t help but swoon over. I loved every minute of this brilliant and sinful tale!

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  • Karin Gesell
  • 07-07-19

Perfect!!!

I loved reading Persephone when it came out. But listening to Gregory Salinas narrate this story to me takes it to a whole other level. He was absolutely perfect, first and foremost, in how he captures Hades and how you just completely get lost in hearing him tell you the tale of the God of the Underworld finding his Goddess of Spring. Even when he is reading as Persephone it just works. This is just a perfect, and freakin hot, listen. A must have!!!

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  • Cheyenne
  • 06-07-19

I Never!

I’ve never read/listened to audible before, or really any audio oriented book. I thought it would be boring, or that I would allow my thoughts to wander. But WOW. I didn’t think it would create the world all over again.

I have read this book that Kitty put out previously and figured I would try it in audible. Greg did not disappoint. Either as Persephone or Hades. His voice was entrancing and delightful, to say the least.

And boy my face when the erotic bits were happening. Usually, I’d be reading the books at night, in the dark, where not even my husband knows what is going on, but I found myself listening at my pc in broad daylight because I couldn’t get away. With my pale complexion and His voice in my ears speaking Kitty’s erotic written words? It was like a beacon to damnation itself.

Enter the Audiblely Erotic Underworld if you dare. But be forewarned, wet panties just kind of happen.

Kitty, you’ve converted this fool. Ha!

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  • Katie M.
  • 05-09-19

Hades & Persephone

A wonderful modern retelling of one of the great Greek God love stories. I really enjoyed the narration.

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  • Viridiana Dimas
  • 03-09-19

Hot as Hades!

Amazingly dark and twisted. Kitty Thomas brings Persephone to life in this deliciously hot retelling of the King and Queen of the Underworld. No one brings the classic Greek mythology world and dark romance world together like Kitty Thomas.

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  • h_mac_88
  • 16-08-19

Deliciously dark and sexy

This is an incredibly dark and sexy retelling of the Hades and Persephone story. Must have headphones due to the naughty scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. I will definitely be checking out more titles by this author.

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  • CJ.wholovestolisten
  • 07-08-19

I WANT MORE!

ADDICTING.

This is my first from Kitty Thomas and she didn't dissapoint me! I always love Greek Mythology so this retelling really captivated me. Hades and Persephone are amazing and their steamingly hot scenes blew up my mind.

Gregory did a magnificent job in narrating it not to mention his sexy voice that can melt every women's heart.

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  • Drifter
  • 04-08-19

Hot kinky myth!

Believe me this is not the high school version of this myth! Kitty Thomas and Gregory Salinas have given us an audible book that will melt your panties off. Take a god and goddess that are total opposites sexually and be prepared for one rollercoaster ride of sexual awakening. Persephone surprised me by how much she is into this kinky world of sexual pleasures. I wish my home could do what hers does for her. Maybe even Hades will feel love instead of just desire. If you like very kinky love stories, I highly recommend this Audible book. The narrator makes this book even sexier. Kitty Thomas has written a book that will hold your attention the whole time.

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