Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Wrapped Up In Chains
AUTHOR: Cindy Sutherland
NARRATOR: John Anthony Davis
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 8 hours, 39 minutes
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2017
Devon West is a professional Dom who runs his own club, doesn’t believe in romance, and has never been in a long-term relationship. All this changes when he rescues Chase Mackenzie.
Chase is a runaway who has been kept as a slave since he was sixteen. Now twenty-three, he’s still innocent and sweet despite being severely abused and left behind by his Dom.
When Devon finds out that the man who held Chase hostage is the same man who hurt him terribly when he started learning about the sub/Dom lifestyle, he knows he has to keep Chase safe.
Spoiled rich boy and sociopath James Kingston is obsessed with Devon. He’s convinced Devon would be his perfect sub and Devon only thinks he’s a Dom because he needs proper discipline. Losing Chase to Devon is like rubbing salt in the wound, and he’s determined to get them both under his thumb. This time, Chase may need to rescue Devon.
I need to apologize to the author but I really struggled with this audiobook. I could not get past the narration to really focus on the story itself and therefor I really feel I am not able to give this story a worthwhile and fair review. So with that being said, please take a look at Dan’s review of the ebook which can be found here. Based on his review and the little bits of the story I was able to pay attention to, I am going to go back and purchase the ebook and read it myself because I feel like this would be an enjoyable way to spend my time.
However, I cannot recommend the audio version of this story. This narration gets a 2 star rating from me because while the narrator wasn’t horrible, he wasn’t good either. The overall recording had a tinny sound quality that was rather distracting. In addition, the narration felt more like it was just a reading and often the flow of the narrator wasn’t natural and fluid. It came across as cold and awkward at times, as if maybe this was his first reading of the book. The emotions were clear because of the words on the page but weren’t always reflected in the tone of voice. The reading did seem to improve some as the narrator got into the story and picked up on nuances, but it never made it to the point where I wasn’t cringing over the lack of emotion or the stilted sentence structure. This may be a case of it’s me not you, but I could not connect to this book or the characters due to the narration and feel that this narrator did a disservice to the story and the author.