Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Published by Burlesque Press on July 1, 2019
Length: 4 hours and 53 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook, Barnes & Noble
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.
This is my second time with Persephone. I read it when it came out in ebook and print back in 2017. I was excited to get back into Persephone’s world, now available on audio.
So, this story is a BDSM retelling of Hades and Persephone’s story. It starts out with Persephone working at a flower shop in New York City. That is until Hades finally finds her, kidnaps her and takes her to the Underworld.
Persephone doesn’t realize she’s a goddess with her powers stripped from her. Her father Zeus, also took away any sexual desire that she had. Hades works to bring back her desire. But how can a goddess of spring and growing things live in a world of the dead?
This is my first time listening to Gregory Salinas. I thought he did a really great job with the voice of Hades. His voice of Persephone was done really well as well. I have to say I enjoyed this story better the second time around and I can’t help but think that the narration has something to do with that.
I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.
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