If I’m being honest, I have never really had that much time for audio books. I find them slow and boring, even when listening to a story that I simply love. The sound of a stranger’s voice interferes with what is happening in my head, re-shaping the way I imagine my characters. I mean, it’s completely understandable how hard voice actors must find it to pull off smexy. Particularly as most of the books that I read feature a hot kick ass protagonist and in my head no middle aged American man can really pull that off. Until now.
Since I watched this I have been squeeeing all over the darn place. It’s not for the faint hearted – I had to press stop after the first thirty seconds to control the embarrassment that swept over me. Even though I was sat in my apartment alone during the middle of the day (yes, it was daylight and my house smelled of furniture polish for the first time in a month). This didn’t stop me from turning down the sound on my laptop in case the neighbors were listening at my door and squeezing my eyes tightly shut.
The below video contains a snippet from J.R. Ward’s Lover Unbound (from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series), featuring tortured immortal Vishous and his sweet doctor lady love Jane.
Watch it and weep.
Nooooow… Amazon have been running a promotion for a while where you can get two free audio books when you sign up with Audible. After a 30 day free trial, the freebies stop and they start charging $$$. Now – I don’t think that I can really call myself a true book blogger unless I’ve had a stab at reviewing an audio book. What a hardship! So I’ve made a decision to sign up and order myself this book. But, I’m not quite sure what other book I should order, if you have any recommendations let me know below. In the mean time I need to try and refrain from playing that video again… and again.