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Under Pressure: w/ Bonus Novella: Built for Love

w/ Bonus Novella: Built for Love
Written by: Lori Foster
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Series: Body Armor, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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Publisher's Summary

He can protect anything except his heart.

Leese Phelps's road hasn't been an easy one, but it's brought him to the perfect job - working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who's threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who'd believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese's ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He's the last person she expects to trust - and the first who's ever made her feel safe. And he's the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough.

©2017 Lori Foster (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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love the story lone

I really disliked the female voice. It drove me crazy and I sometimes had to take a break from it.

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  • 2017-05-10

Story Fine - Narration Not Fine

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narration. Alexander Cendese is a fine reader any character voices specifically female voices - terrible, distracting and made the women sound weak, moronic and as if they are in some kind of strange classic noir movie.

If you’ve listened to books by Lori Foster before, how does this one compare?

This is not nearly as good as Lori's other books. The poor narration didn't help but the book left something to be desired. The dialogue was at times completely unbelievable.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alexander Cendese’s performances?

If he was only speaking in a male voice - yes. Any female voices - no way. Other character voices - not great but not as bad as female voices.

Was Under Pressure: w/ Bonus Novella: Built for Love worth the listening time?

I listen in the car so I pushed through....but I thought several times about abandoning the book. I know that this is a series and hope this might be a just a bad apple in a good bunch.

Any additional comments?

I hope this mediocre book is not a bad sign for the series.

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  • Janet selph
  • 2017-02-28

Love Love Love Lori Foster but

Loved the story but the voices on the narration drove me crazy especially the girls voice very annoying if I didn't want to hear this story so bad I would have left it. I hope the next story has different narrators

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-14

Voices Sucked

I love her books, but the person narrating sounds awful. I really want to read the other 3 books in this series, but I don't know if I can listen to these awful impressions for 3 more books. I prefer Jim Frangione.

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  • 2017-04-28

Lousy reading

The man who told The story made the young woman sound like an excitable eight-year-old boy. It was really really bad

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  • Svecy
  • 2017-03-07

Great start to another great series.

I will like this series, but I miss Jim Frangione. The new guy has a nasal female voice that is a little off putting. Not irritating enough to avoid the book, just not what I have come to expect from Foster's audio books.

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  • Kim
  • 2017-02-05

Was this really a Lori Foster book?

I have read many of Lori Foster's books and loved most of them. This one just seemed too flat. And the new aerator didn't help at any. His female Voice was quite irritating.
I would have to tell you to pass on this book. And I don't think I will be listening to the next one. But I will keep trying to find good books by Lori Foster because I know she has some good ones out there. This just wasn't one of

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-02-18

Classic style

A damsel in distress and a man just doing his job combine to make a romantic suspense that is well done. She's running not only to save herself but those she loves and he will protect her at all costs. Along the way they find that they are attracted beyond the usual and she wants to be more than a job to him. There's some really good guys and some creepy bad guys that found out this fast paced tale. Unfortunately I didn't really care for how the narrator did his female voices. They were terrible, but the males were just fine. So, if you can bypass that you should enjoy this hot suspense.

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  • Terri A. Davis
  • 2019-07-31

Is this a joke?

I am going to get a refund on this book. You could not afford to get a female to read the woman's part? Listening to the male reader act the female role completely distracted me from the book. At first it was funny. And then every female character had the same ridiculous voice. Come on. I could not take it anymore.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-26

Dissapointing

I always liked Lori Foster so when I read the other reviews about the narration affecting the story line I thought I could deal with it. But between the awful narration, (Let's face it, This guy CANNOT due female voices.) It's so distracting, along with the dialogue it all becomes cartoonish. The sex scenes are the worse with the voices. Talk about a turn OFF!! I've never returned a book but I want to return this one. The story line is boring and stupid. Who goes to all that trouble to hide a person from a mobster then throws a party. Seriously! I can't finish it. Sorry Lori, I'm loosing faith. And Please, Find a new Narrator or have 2 Narrators. A male and female read the respective parts. This guy is ok for the guys but still lacking.

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  • Meredith S
  • 2018-05-14

Narrator is SO bad...

I have read many books by Lori Foster and I love her books. I thought this would be a good listen but the Narrator is so awful. The female voices are horrible and it is too distracting. I think I might have to stop listening now even though a small part of me wants to hear the rest of the story. I hate not finishing books but I just cant listen to this guy another minute. I wonder if I can return it?