The Confessions Audiobook by Tiffany Reisz (REVIEW)

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Review of: The Confessions Audiobook
Audiobook:
Tiffany Reisz

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4.5
On October 3, 2017
Last modified:October 3, 2017

Summary:

The Confessions Audiobook

By: Tiffany Reisz

Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies

Published by: Blunder Woman Productions 08/07/17

The Confessions Audiobook by Tiffany Reisz

4.5 stars rating

2 hrs and 49 mins

The Confessions Audiobook Sample

The Confessions Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

This is a collection of short stories set in the Original Sinners series. Well, it is two short stories and an author interview. This is a MUST read for any fan of the series, but probably wouldn’t be much interest for people who haven’t read at least one of The Original Sinner books (Red or White years wouldn’t matter). It has confessions of the series two most notorious Catholics, Søren (aka Marcus Sterns) and Nora Sutherland (aka Eleanor Schreiber). This is a quick listen at 2 hours 49 minutes, but so worth the time.

Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus’ confessor for many, many years. He is well aware of Marcus’ extracurricular activities. There is nothing that he hasn’t heard from Marcus in the past. This confession might be the toughest yet. This story takes place not long after he meets his Eleanor, when she was just fourteen years old. You can really hear the difficulty Marcus is having with Eleanor. I love how Father Ballard didn’t judge, but listened and offered heartfelt advice to Marcus.

Nora’s confession (also to Father Ballard) takes place many years later (I can’t remember exact Nora’s age, probably mid-thirties). Søren is her normal confessor, but she has something she needs to talk about that involves him, so she sought out his confessor. Nora was her typical self. She doesn’t care what people think and says exactly what is on her mind. She has no problem admitting that she has several lovers. She has no regrets. I love back and forth between these two as they try to find a sin that Nora can confess to. He also helps her come to terms with her issue with Søren.

There is also a great interview with Tiffany Reisz. They talk about the characters in the Original Sinners. It is great insight into these characters that might not make it onto the page. She talks about when her editor has had to pull her back. Tiffany really likes to push the envelope with her writing. I love the way she does it. She writes these scenes so well, that I think she really makes you think about these things. It isn’t just for the shock value. I met Tiffany Reisz at RT15 in Dallas. She is a sweety. I highly recommend you look her up if you ever go to a con that she’s attending.

The Confessions Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

This is my first book with Matthew Lloyd Davies narration. I have to say that I really liked him. I thought he did a really great job with Nora. He really got her attitude down perfect. I also really liked his voice for Father Ballard. I wasn’t as big of fan of Søren’s voice. He is this big, bad sadist who can scare people with just a look. His voice didn’t quite fit for me. But overall, I really enjoyed his narration of this book.

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies

Narrator:Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies is a veteran actor, audiobook narrator, and director. Highlights of his career include regular appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, in the West End, on international tours, and in award-winning television shows and films.

With experience in radio, a master’s degree in directing, and extensive experience in presenting at corporate events, Matthew has honed his ability to tell a story. It is that ability which he brings to each and every audiobook he narrates and produces.

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I like to thank Blunder Woman Productions for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    20 Comments

    • This series is a lot of fun. I really enjoy Tiffany Reisz. The Bourbon Thief (standalone) is a lot of fun, too. I need to try The Night Mark (another standalone).

  1. I’ve always been curious about this particular series by Reisz because of its notoriety, but after reading The Red I’m now afraid that eyebrows are going to singe off with any other read by her. I loved the story about the lighthouse so I think I’ll stick with stories like that from her lol.

    • The Red was her most erotic book (at least that I’ve read and I am missing a few books that I haven’t gotten to yet). I highly recommend you look up The Bourbon Thief. It is much less erotic, but still an amazing story. More like a suspense or mystery than romance.

  2. I have a book by this author, I really need to try it!

  3. I’ll have to give this a listen once I’m finished with ToS series. I’m reading The Angel right now…CAN’T. READ. FAST. ENOUGH. LOL

    • I think the The Angel might be my favorite of the series. I just love Mick to death.

  4. I haven’t read this one yet but I just picked up her new one and I’m so excited to read it! I love her books!

    • I still need to listen to The Night Mark. I loved The Original Sinners series The Bourbon Thief.

  5. I absolutely adore Tiffany Reisz and I’m always curious to read more by her. I am definitely considering checking out the audiobook though now because of your review.

    • This one is great on audio. So is The Bourbon Thief. The 8 Original Sinners full-length books vary on audio, as there are a few different narrators, but worth the listen. I have a review coming up for The Red, it was great on audio, too. I still need to try The Night Mark.

      • I should definitely check out the audiobook for The Red–it was one of my favourites this year.

        • I really enjoyed the narrator. I still need to write my review, but I know both author and narrator will get high marks.

    • I completely understand how that works. I have a ton of books that I won and haven’t tried yet. I hope you get a chance to try them soon.

  6. I still have not tried anything by her…oh well, one day

    • I completely understand. I have so many authors that I still want to try, but just haven’t gotten to them yet.

  7. I NEED to read this series. I’ve become such a fan of hers with the 3 books I’ve read, so this series will get its time soon.

    • I really love her stuff. This series is so much fun. I just love Nora to pieces.

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