- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 15 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Marie Sexton
- Audible.com Release Date: October 16, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016P5JND8
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Top Customer Reviews
The book isn't bad. The prose is assured, there is enough world building for me and the plot is entertaining, but overall this was a letdown.
- I liked both of the main characters. Valero has an air of amusement about him that is fun and refreshing, and Tristan is practical and naïve all at once. His attitude is matter-of-fact without coming across as horribly cynical, and I admired his willingness to discover the unpleasant truths about his world rather than remaining self-righteous.
- Tristan is unable to see for the better part of the story, and Sexton does well with depicting his surroundings without being able to describe anything visual.
- The game of seduction here is quite sexy: lots of small touches and words spoken in quiet tones. (And the guessing game once Valero discovers that Tristan has a fetish that he's not anxious to divulge? Delicious.) It was a nice change of pace from the rough-and-tumble intimacy with which characters fall into bed in many books in this genre.
- The sci-fi world is fairly well-formed, especially for how short the story is. There are small details about the story's setting thrown in here and there rather than any long passes of description, but the details are intriguing.
- The ending seemed a bit rushed. There's a climactic escape sequence that seemed all good to me, but the wind-down afterwards could have used a little more development.
- The identity of the bad guy is quite obvious, right from the start. It's not a mystery story, though, so I was very forgiving of this.
Overall comments: This is only the second Marie Sexton story I've read, so I can't compare it to her other stories as a whole. It's a little on the fluffy side, but I really liked it, from almost the first page all the way to the end. The sex is hot, there's very little angst, and the writing is clean and flows easily.
This story may start a little slow but ends with a BAM that absolutely makes it worthwhile.
I love Sexton's stuff, so when I first started Blind Space, I was a little disappointed. It was good, but it didn't have the same clean writing and style that I was used to. And by the halfway point, I was starting to get concerned--it seemed like the story was winding down...
But Sexton did not disappoint. For one, the writing seemed to pick up as Tristan gained his freedom and made some freeing realizations. I'm not sure if this was done on purpose or subconsciously, but it worked to make the story pick up just as the action did. And boy did the action pick up!
My fears of the last half of the story dragging (because everything had been resolved, right?) were blown away. I slammed through the second half of this book and even pushed my bedtime back a little so I could finish it. And, in true Sexton style, it made me all soft and hard inside. I'll admit, I giggled at one point.
And the sex scenes? Very sexy. Very sensual. Very hot. Sexton also balanced two oversexed characters with not oversaturating the story with sex scenes, making the scenes more enjoyable (especially after all that build up). Plus Tristan's 'naughty' little secret. That was a lovely little bit.
And my favorite line: “He wasn’t demanding my submission—he wasn’t even asking for it—but I knew it would be accepted if I chose to give it. The firmness of his grip on my head, the softness of his touch…”
But it's the plot and story that really grabbed me and had me dragging my tired eyelids over the last dozen pages. It went places I didn't expect...and yet weren't completely unexpected. It was a fantastic surprise.
Even before the 'twist' there was some nice psychological commentary that I appreciated and that felt like a turning point to the story. It could have just as easy done without that chapter, but it also felt like it secured Tristan and Valero's relationship, so I wanted to give a nod of approval.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love science fiction, and this is a pretty good story. Thought it's not her best.Read more