by Bethany-Kris Chicago War #1
Narrator: Roberto Scarlato
Publication Date: December 2016 (Audio Edition) Genres: Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime
Amazon Audible: http://amzn.to/2jUBxu
Lies and love. This is how a war starts.A life for a life. That’s the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He’s ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she’s his. Lily DeLuca isn’t being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn’t know and back into a life she’d rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren’t clear. Her beliefs are being tested. When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety. No one is deathless. No one.
Deathless and Divided is book one in the Chicago War Series by Bethany-Kris. Narrated by Roberto Scarlato. I'll start off my audio book review with saying that if you like mobster type books, you will love this one.
Book - 4.5 stars
Lily has been forced to come home, but what she doesn't know is that an arranged marriage awaits her. When Damian agrees to marry her, he wasn't expecting to feel such attraction for her. Neither one of them do. The story focuses on the couple, however, you also get to see the intricacies of the world Bethany-Kris has created. I loved the writing style and all of the characters. There were a couple of parts that I felt lagged here and there, but those were few and far between. I absolutely loved this story and will be searching for more books from the author.
Narration - 4.5 stars
A good narration can make or break a book, and this was one spot on. Roberto Scarlato was able to bring each character to life, making them each sound unique, which only enhanced the already wonderful story. I loved it. Many times a narrator will put in weird pauses and sound bland in spots, and while there were couple of pauses, they did not distract and I think I only heard one or two. Definitely one of the better narrators I've listened to.
Overall - 4.5 stars
The narration was wonderful, the story was exciting and full of action plus love (seriously, with that combo, how can you go wrong?), and you can tell the author has done her research. One click this story in either book or audio today! You won't be disappointed.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time. To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD
ABOUT ROBERTO SCARLATO (NARRATOR)
Scarlato grew up in a small suburb of Chicago. He has a deep, rich voice that is easily manipulated for multiple characters. He is married to his high school sweetheart. They have a three year old daughter.