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Monday, June 13, 2016

THE COMFORT of BLACK (audiobook) by Carter Wilson

Audio version released in January of 2016 by LLC Cherry Publishing.
Originally published by Oceanview Publishing in August of 2015.

Read by Rebecca Roberts
Duration: 9 hours, 21 minutes

Hannah Parks is a survivor. She grew up in an incredibly verbally abusive home and watched her mother be physically abused by her father on a regular basis. But, one day, she fought back and now her father is in jail and she is married to a tech genius whose start-up has become a major corporation.

But, Hannah and her husband have been growing apart. When she hears him dreaming about raping a woman and discovers a secret porn file on his computer she confronts him only to have him fly into a violent rage. She leaves him only to have him try to kidnap her.

But, a man named Black intervenes. A man she doesn't even know kidnaps her away from the kidnappers and now Hannah's life really starts to disintegrate...

If you love a book with a lot of plot twists, well this is your book. Personally, I thought the book had so many plot twists that it got to the point of ridiculousness and I hung around to the very end just to see how ridiculous it got. The answer? Extremely.

For me, a couple of plot twists are fine. For example, in the entire original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV to VI) there is really just one big plot twist - Darth Vader's true identity. 6 hours of movie, 700 pages of novelization - one big plot twist.

This book had plot twist after plot twist after plot twist and it just got old. Was anything in this book as it seemed? Some may think it clever. I think it is a one trick pony act - the story gets a bit stale - throw in a plot twist to shake everything back up again. Her husband is not the man she thought he was. Her rescuer is not the man she thought he was. Hannah is not who she thought she was. And so on and so on and so on.

I won't reveal any more than that because maybe this sounds like something you would like but it sure wasn't my style.

I listened to this as an audiobook and Rebecca Roberts did an excellent job as the reader. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and I am sure I have not run across her before. I am equally sure that she will become a popular choice for authors and publishers - she was the bright spot as a I listened to this audiobook.

Note: I received a free copy of this audiobook for review purposes.

I rate this audiobook 2 stars out of 5.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Comfort of Black.

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