Review: Magnificent Manlove

  • Title:
    • Magnificent Manlove: A Collection of Gay Erotic Stories
  • Author:
    • Lucy Felthouse
  • Release:
    • September 16, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Mitchell Pett

DNF from me. I couldn’t stand this narrator. I was 5 chapters in before I realized this was actually a collection. The Audible chapters are just listed as Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. So I was confused about it being a collection. Then the narrator proceeds to narrate everything with the same tone of voice, with little to no noticeable inflections between characters.

It’s boring as all hell. Not the stories themselves, but the narration. It’s lifeless and dull, to the point where I could barely follow along because it’s putting me to sleep. One of the stories was really sweet, forbidden love between soldiers. Then a whole bunch of things I can’t remember, due to zoning out of this awful narration, and one of the guys is in a wheelchair. I thought he was paralyzed in battle. Then it suddenly ends and a new chapter begins and I realized they were supposed to be different stories.

The narrator does something I truly hate and that’s using his narrating voice as a character voice as well, making it difficult to tell when it’s switching from general book talk to the actual character. And the other characters all sound like his base narration but a little bit quieter. It’s awful.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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