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Summary

As a warder, Jackson Tybalt is one of the good guys until he sees the man he loves kissing another. Betrayed and angry, Jackson tempts danger and death, ignoring the pleas of other warders to be careful. It’s a vile mood in which to start a romance, but that doesn’t stop the kyrie Raphael, who more than anything wants Jackson for his very own.

Jackson doesn’t want a hearth, he doesn’t want a lover - he just wants dark and painful, and Raphael will give him what he wants. But sometimes the sins of the flesh are just what a body needs to bandage the wounds of the heart, and Raphael will hide the tenderness he feels for Jackson for as long as the warder wears the guise of the Sinnerman.

©2011 Mary Calmes (P)2012 Mary Calmes

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Hurt/comfort perfection

I won't go into the narration. It's not good end of story.

I have to say that from all the relationships till now Raphael and Jackson's are one of the healthier ones (not healthy by any means and not because Raphael is a kyrie) because it wasn't insta-love. Yes finding your hearth is a big deal and you don't want to let them go but the ILUs after a week of being together is not good. At least here, from Raphael's side we have months of lusting and wanting.

I really loved Raphael and the way he melted when Jackson got it together. Wish we got a bit more of their dynamic and how it is for Jackson when his "hearth" is a kyrie now.

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  • PI
  • 20-09-12

Enjoyed the story but not the sound quality

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I listed to this book on my commute to and from work. It was a nice distraction.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy an "angsty" romance and this story fit the bill.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Andrew Schwartz?

Someone without an East Coast accent. I found it distracting.

Do you think Sinnerman needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not applicable. Sinnerman is part of a series and I have already read the other books.

Any additional comments?

The sound quality was an issue for me when listening to this book. At times the readers voice seemed to fade a bit as though he turned his head away from the microphone.

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  • BrotherBob
  • 19-06-12

Rough listening

I would buy more from this team, but only if they promise to iron out the audio glitches. I found myself distracted from the story by having to adjust the volume and bass/treble settings. Not a good thing while driving. Story is OK. I found myself pulled in to the goings on.

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  • S Wilgus
  • 12-12-17

Great series

I have listened to this whole series and also read the books and enjoyed them immensely. The only part of the narration I do not enjoy is the music or electronic sounds at the beginning of the chapters as it is jarring. However, that is no reason to miss this excellent series. Well worth your time and a credit.

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  • Morgan A Skye
  • 04-11-16

Great story, not a good narrator

Jackson is a warder whose hearth has fallen for someone else. He’s heartbroken and acting like he doesn’t care if he lives or dies.

Raphael is the Kyrie we met earlier who drank from Mal but who only has eyes for Jackson.

Though it takes a lot of “teaching”, Raphael shows Jackson he has something to live for – including love.

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The love between Jackson and Raphael is tough to watch at first. Jackson’s heart is broken and he’s so sad. Rafe doesn’t seem like he’s good for Jackson at all, and it feels hard to root for him.

I loved how the story finally comes around to show us the real path. It was a very cleaver writing and it went over well.

This was a great addition to the series and I recommend it with 4 of 5 stars!

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  • Tracy
  • 23-05-12

Great follow up . Likable characters with flaws .

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes . Entertaining and well narrated .

Would you recommend Sinnerman to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes , just pay attention to the rules .

Which character – as performed by Andrew Schwartz – was your favorite?

Rafael .

What would have made this romance irresistible?

The sniffling bitchy boyfriend gets what he deserves....s--t !

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  • Marcy
  • 08-04-12

Action packed

Love Raphael and Jackson's story! Jackson's self destruction was hard to witness but it made his happily-ever-after all that more sweet.

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  • Marie
  • 06-02-21

The sound fades were distracting

The story would be progressing and the volume would go down. I'd adjust the sound and a bit later it would go back to normal. Perhaps the reader leaned away from the microphone. I thought Raphel was one of the more interesting characters.

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  • Janet Gibson
  • 01-12-20

glutton for punishment

I must be a masochist! I didn't like the last in series, dreamspinner sucks audible!

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  • L.D.
  • 30-10-20

Confusing with Plot Holes

Sinnerman is the fourth book in the Warder series, but for some reason, on Audible, it’s marketed as the second book in the series which leads to some confusion. Each book in the Warder series is not a standalone book and should be read in order. However, even if I had read the books in order, I still don’t think I would have liked this book nor this series. There’s a lot of plot holes that the author seems to fill in on the fly which leads to a messy feel for the overall plot. The characters seem like stereotypes and have no real growth or development. The romance is weird and doesn’t really flow for me. This will be the last book I read in the Warder series. It is just not for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-02-20

What was that?

This book was so disjointed I couldn't follow. I gave it one star because the narrator had a pleasing voice. I usually adore Mary Calmed as an Author, but this was nothing like her work. I'm confused and disappointed by the entire thing. The background could have been an awesome story, but fell way off the mark.