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Gabriel's Rapture (Unabridged)
 
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Gabriel's Rapture (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Sylvain Reynard (Author), John Morgan (Narrator)
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Listening Length: 14 hours and 12 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 27 Sept. 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009HLE9QO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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National best-selling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them....

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante's fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel's Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel's Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the listener's mind, body, and soul, forever.

©2012 Sylvain Reynard; (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Love With The Professor 20 July 2012
By Andrea
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I fell in love with Professor Emerson in Gabriel's Inferno when it was the chosen read for our book club, naturally I had to read the sequel to find out what happened to Gabriel and Julia and wasn't disappointed, couldn't put the book down. I lived through the pain, frustration and, most of all, the love they felt for each other. I've never laughed, cried and shouted so much at a book like I did with Gabriel's Rapture. Can't begin to describe how I passionate I feel about this beautiful love story and I know the book club girls feel the same way. We can't get enough of the Professor and hope Sylvain Reynard takes pity on us and writes a third book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I thought this series was brilliant. The characters were interesting and captivating. I also loved the links to Dante which, previously, i must confess i didnt know much about.
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Jealousy, suspense and a fantastically woven love story. This story will remain with me long after the last page and these two books I will revisit many times in the future.

A love story that is both satisfying as it is engrossing and quite simply a page turner. I've come to love all the characters within it's pages and I thank the author for allowing a view into the world of Academia. It was enlightening and very well executed into being brought to life. Sylvian, I would like to thank you for some wonderful escapism, for both Dante's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intense and amazing. 13 Jun. 2012
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I devoured this book in a couple of days. Like the first Gabriels Inferno I could not put it down, I found it very intense and was impatient to find out the conclusion. I loved the story and I'm suprised both books are not more popular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG Please put on your reading list!!!' 26 Aug. 2012
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Its nearly 1am in the morning and I've just finished Gabriel 's Rapture. I can't stop crying, tears of joy. It's a must to read, please if you read any books before the end 2012, please read Gabriels Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all about Gabriel 5 July 2013
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The minute I finished Gabriel's Inferno, I started the second book in the trilogy, and have to say I absoutely loved this book and read late into last night just to finish it. SR is a very talented author, who certainly knows how to write themes such as love, redemption and other things into his books.

I fell in love with Professor Gabriel Emerson and Julia Mitchell from the moment I read the first book, and would recommend this book to anyone. I went through so many emotions while reading this.

You won't be disappointed.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars *Sigh* Not Rapturous... 24 May 2012
By Demaris
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I'm rather reluctant to write this review. I've been putting it off for a day really thinking about what I wanted to say, finally here we go.

Gabriel's Inferno was one of my favorite books of the year, I couldn't wax on about it enough, so I was so looking forward to Rapture, so much that I downloaded it at 12am on the morning it was released. Right from the first few pages I knew that this book wasn't going to live up to it's predecessor. Don't get me wrong there is a lot of really good writing, Sylvain Reynard is a talent there is no denying that, he continues to weave his intellectual magic through his prose, (though his narrative voice isn't as sarcastic as previously, which I miss) and Professor Gabriel Emerson is as entertaining as ever, intense, sexy, infuriating at times; the perfect romantic novel hero. Where this book fell down for me was in the dialogue, I, more often than I'd have wished, found it immature and at times pedantic. The whole book also felt very rushed, or maybe just badly thought out/edited. For instance there were pages given over to scenarios that did not particularly moved the plot along or added any value to the experience,(Paul in Vermont at Christmas, wrapping presents, why?!) but then mere mentions/asides of important scene which we never got to read (Gabriel's final discussion with Paulina, I would have been really interested in being "present" for that chat), I'm not sure if we needed a word for word account of Gabriel's Uffizi lecture, yes it gave Reynard a chance to impress us with his knowledge/thorough research on the subject but it's a specialist topic, one in which not every reader would necessarily have been interested.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In which poor Gabriel is redeemed to death 16 Sept. 2012
By :-)
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I jest, of course.

One word for this book; erratic. Some of the content is wonderful, 5 star quality stuff, some of it is annoying, and some of it is actually a bit cringey.

If you've read Gabriel's Inferno, which was brilliant, then I do recommend you read Gabriel's Rapture, because ultimately it is a satisfying conclusion, but be prepared to wince and huff a bit along the way.

****** SPOILERS FROM HERE ******

WHAT WORKS

The fantastic connection that the author develops between Julia and Gabriel. It's astonishing. It's also the reason for so many 5 star reviews.

The literary refernces and the fabulously romantic settings.

Some of the writing and some of the concepts the author explores are wonderful.

WHAT DOESN'T WORK

Is it me, or was Gabriel so over-the-top redeemed by the end that he seemed meek and emasculated? Some of Gabriel's "caring" was, quite frankly, a bit back-away-slowly-dysfunctional. His behaviour became so over-romanticised that it became a cringeworthy parody of what women expect from a romance rather than a depiction of a genuine and real relationship.

Some of the dialogue, particularly some of the romantic stuff uttered by Gabriel, was so over-the-top that any right-minded woman would be booking a plane ticket to Paul's place, where at least she could be sure of having a sensible conversation.

Both their behaviour was so baffling at times that even I, who live in a dream world (!), couldn't suspend my disbelief.

The obstacle to their relationship felt really contrived and much of the story was driven by (I can hardly say it) The Misunderstanding. (Wash my mouth out)

Christa. Where is she? The story lacked that satisfying "Grr!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was bought for my girlfriend, she seems to like this sort of book and it kept her quiet long enough.
Published 19 months ago by Viva la Renaissance
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait to read it again and again!
I've read this book twice and can't wait to read it again! The author manages to capture the intensity of Gabriel and Julianne' s love story perfectly! I would love a third book!
Published on 10 Jan. 2013 by Kirsty
5.0 out of 5 stars love this book
I downloaded it after 50 shades books as i was stuck for books like them but i loved these books i would recommened to any one to one that wants a good series of books to read and... Read more
Published on 26 Nov. 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars this will brighten your day
Excellent book, found it hard to put down. Sad its ended this book will pull on your heart and give you faith in fate and love
Published on 20 Nov. 2012 by Annette
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down
A wonderful sequel to Gabriels Inferno.. This book took me through a journey of various emotions, I so wanted Gabriel & Julia to find each other for the second time. Read more
Published on 7 Oct. 2012 by Melg
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
after the relative slow start to book 1 this truly made up for it, had me gripped from start to finish. Great story line!
Published on 29 Sept. 2012 by Locket
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic amazing
This book was every bit as good as the first one, i was sad when i had finished it, it was so addictive i feel lost now that it is finished. Read more
Published on 20 Sept. 2012 by k
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
I enjoyed reading this book I could not put it down from start to finish,well written,great story a happy amazon bookreader.
Published on 6 Sept. 2012 by Mrs. S. Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian Grey eat your heart out...
In my humble opinion, this and it's predecessor Gabriel's Inferno gives the Fifty Shades trilogy a run for its money (and I loved Fifty Shades). Read more
Published on 30 Aug. 2012 by Nicola_1202
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