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  • Ivan's Captive Submissive

  • Submissive's Wish, Book 1
  • By: Ann Mayburn
  • Narrated by: Edo De Angelis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Ivan's Captive Submissive

By: Ann Mayburn
Narrated by: Edo De Angelis
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Summary

Book 1 in the Submissives Wish Series - Can be listened as a standalone.

When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman. He's only won a week of her service but wishes to keep her forever.

Unaware of Ivan's true feelings, Gia fights her growing emotional attachment to him. All she wants is to settle down with a nice Dom in the United States, continue her career, and live a normal life. However, Ivan sets a plan into motion that will push Gia to all of her limits and take her on a global journey of self-discovery, extreme pleasure, and love.

Warning: Contains Erotic Spanking, Subspace, f/f situations, a devastatingly sexy Dom who knows what he wants, and a submissive who just might be ready to give him what he needs.

Series listening Order: Ivan's Captive Submissive, Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive, Alexandr's Cherished Submissive (Coming Spring 2015)

©2014 Fated Desires Publishing (P)2014 Ann Mayburn

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  • awhit333
  • 22-01-15

Who wants a hot Russian Dom?

Gia is an architect who works hard and has very little social life. She has trained as a submissive and plays at her local club, but has never found the Dom who can get her into subspace and pleasure her the way she desires. She enters a Submissive's Wish Charity Auction, where the subs are bought by Doms who intend to fulfill the fantasies of the subs, and the money they spend purchasing the subs for a week goes to a charity of the submissive's choice. Gia is bought by Ivan, a Russian Dom who soon realizes that he is not going to be able to let Gia go at the end of their week together.

This book definitely had some interesting elements to the story in addition to the steamy sexy parts. Gia is a character who is easy to like and seeing her find some happiness was really rewarding. Ivan is a little too perfect to be taken seriously sometimes. He's a big commanding Dom who can look and act scary, but is always kind and gentle when it counts. He is a powerful man who has never found a woman to hold his interest beyond a few sexual encounters, until Gia. Gia tries to maintain a reasonable expectation for their relationship since they have grown close in such a very short period of time, but Ivan after a few days is ready to keep Gia with him forever.

I struggled with the narration a little bit at times. On the one hand, the narrator did a fantastic job with Ivan's voice. His Russian accent was deep, incredibly sexy, and perfect. His natural accent is Italian (I think), so I was taken out of the story at times when he would switch from the Italian accent to a slightly American accent for Gia, and then the perfect Russian accent for Ivan. Overall- the narration was good, and parts of the book were definitely enhanced by it.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a "fluffy" D/s story.

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  • Susan Newman
  • 26-01-15

Loved The Narrator On This Audio!!!

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What can I say....5 stars all the way! Once I began listening, it became harder and harder to stop...Edo De Angelis' smooth sexy voice was so effective in the interaction between Ivan and Gia...it was almost like you were there with them oh boy!!!. The relationship between Ivan and Gia is rough, yet tender. Ivan is my new sexy Dom. He is smart, rich, and built like a brick house. I really enjoyed their interactions with others as well as between themselves. It is a story that will grab you and tie you up until the end!!!

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  • Kelly T
  • 04-01-15

Brilliant !

Would you listen to Ivan's Captive Submissive again? Why?

I would definitely listen to this audible book again.

What does Edo De Angelis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved his accent.

Any additional comments?

I have recently found Ann Mayburn's books. I love them.
I will definitely by buying her audible books aswell.

She's a brilliant author with amazing books !

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  • Carol LaGatta
  • 03-01-15

OMG! There are not words HOT enough!

Loved is too mild for how I felt about this book. The narrator brought the Hot Russian Dom Ivan to life in my mind and ears. Talk about panty soaking words reading the kindle book was so not as sizzling as this
One of the hottest scenes is in the gym! Still panting thinking about it.
I totally loved this book narrated by Edo De Angelis
I can't wait for him to do Dimitri! Ann very nice choice of narrator *sigh*

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  • K. April Holgate
  • 18-03-15

Wrong narrator for this book

This is a really tough call, this rating is more for the story than the audiobook. It really was not the right pairing. I do not even know how to rate the read, he isn't awful, just the wrong choice.

Oh my, this is a very, very, very naughty book!! Holy hawt and sweaty smexy time!! this is what most of the book is centered around. What did you expect she was bout at a submissive auction and this is the way she spends the week! Duh, you should not be disappointed by the steam. Hell yes, that is seriously a pantie dropping read!! Do not expect much down time, you will want to have B.O.B. handy, access to you fella or an ice bath at the ready! DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF READING THIS IN PUBLIC!!!

The story is thin, but not anorexic. It has a healthy dose of exposition here and there. Not a romance, per se, but not without feelings. I enjoyed getting into their heads and understanding more about the lifestyle and the overall draw.

This is a mixed narrative, going between the POV of the two leads. It puts many things in perspective. This also outlines exactly how differently men and women perceive situations. The whole "kidnapping" was way over blown by Gia, how did she seriously not know.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Edo De Angelis, who did the best he could. Here is where my major issues with this book crop up. When casting the voice of a narrator for you Russian character based novel, it is a very bad idea to go with a guy with a thick Latin accent. Do not get me wrong, his read is delicious, just not for this book. It is very off putting in the narrative and difficult to understand at first. Your ears get used to him, but it is still very wrong for the book. He does very well with the dialogue, slipping into terrific character accents. I wish he had been able to sustain it throughout the read for the narrative portions as well. I would love to hear him read some sexy Latin books, but not this Russian steamfest.

It is a coin toss if I will read or listen to the next book. I noticed it has the same narrator, which does not bode well. I did enjoy the smexy story, so I want to know what next, but I may just have to go with the ebook on this one.

Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • NEW NAME
  • 06-03-15

New favorite author!

What a yummy book! Our leading lady Gia is a normal American girl, she has a job, worked hard to earn her degree, and she comes from the poor side of town but she has made a life for herself. She has decided to take a week off from work to be auctioned off in a Submissive Auction, all of the Dom's are pre-screened and the money goes to her favorite charity while she gets her wishes fulfilled....it's a win win.

Ivan is a visiting Dom from Russia, part of the European delegation, and he wants Gia. He has never allowed himself to become attached to a sub, too much work in that and besides he has been busy building his empire in Russia...but one look at her and he had to have her at any cost.

The scenes were hot, not too much drama, just a great story about trying to find a true connection in an unusual circumstance.

The Narrator was annoying, at least for me. He had the right passion and you could tell who was male and female but his inflections were WAY off because he had an accent, and he didn't know how to pronounce some words. It was annoying to listen to (what I began to think of) Antonio Banderas speaking as an American who wasn't spanish speaking and a russian who has a totally different accent. I got past it and it was a great book, but I was sad to see that book two has the same narrator.

Still, worthy of a try if you want to listen to a D/s relationship with several kinks!

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  • Angel Claire
  • 31-01-15

All sex no story!

Would you try another book from Ann Mayburn and/or Edo De Angelis?

No thanks I don't think I will. This book has lots of sex but no substance - and yes I know it is Erotica but even those of us who enjoy reading erotica like to have a strong storyline along with it.

What could Ann Mayburn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Gia is isupposed to be this very intelligent high achieving woman but we hear nothing of her character other than her preferences when it comes to her sexual desires. I think Ann could have spent more time developing the characters of the main two players which would in turn have supplied a more substantial storyline.

What didn’t you like about Edo De Angelis’s performance?

I found his accent difficult to listen to.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed that I wasted time listening to it. I did skim ahead hoping that it would improve but unfortunately that didn't happen.

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  • Layna Pimentel
  • 10-01-15

A scorching and panty melting performance.

Would you listen to Ivan's Captive Submissive again? Why?

Ivan's Captive Submissive is one of those books that you'll want to read over and over again. The book was incredibly sexy, but when you add the full of effect of the Russian accent...oh. Em. Gee. My headline really sums it up.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ivan's Captive Submissive?

Gia's capture and all the lovely dirty things that take place. The knife play is a great introduction too if you've never read it before.

Have you listened to any of Edo De Angelis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to Edo's work before, but his performance with ICS would make me listen to him again.

Any additional comments?

You must read all these books and then listen to them. I highly recommend Ann's books to anyone who interested in stories about the BDSM lifestyle and love their fiction titillating and graphic.

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  • Crista
  • 22-09-19

Love at its finest.

I sadly had a hard time adjusting to the narrator. His cadence was weird, but the accents and dialogue were good. The story is what kept me listening. Loved it and want more.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 12-12-18

Not for me - terrible narration

1/5 stars: not for me.

It was impossible for me to get past the poor narration to appreciate the story. No noticeable change between voices and narrative, plus a heavy unidentifiable accent throughout.