- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Author's Republic
- Audible.com Release Date: November 14, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N8U3ZRF
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Max Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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I have yet to come across a Bey Deckard read that I haven’t enjoyed. Max is no different. This story was available as a free read on Bey’s website, but like a lame person, I didn’t take advantage of reading it. No worries, I was more than happy for him to take my money! With each story, I know I’m in for an adventure.
I am fascinated by the odd and horrible places B.D.’s mind goes. It’s what has quickly made him one of my favorite authors. I have issues, LOL. If it’s a dark story with intriguing characters, I’m all over it!
The premise? Max is a patient of Dr. Crane’s. Dr. Crane is a new psychiatrist and way out of his league. Max is one of those types who can sense insecurity in others and pounces on it. He’s the epitome of a sociopath. Dr. Crane realizes that he’s out of his element and he should refer Max to one of his colleagues, but he’s far too intrigued by the man to pass up the opportunity.
My problem with Crane starts here. He should have done the responsible thing and handed over the reins to someone far more experienced but noooo. He allowed himself to be manipulated and lead down a path of darkness. Oh well, should’ve gone with your gut instinct bud. But when you have a patient who is so incredibly persuasive, it’s hard to say no…
I LOVED Max to pieces. TO PIECES. Max molds their entire relationship, and it is phenomenal! One thing I really adore about B.D.’s stories is his willingness to write characters with differing sexualities. You never know what you’re getting when it comes to the MCs and their sexual identities, and for me, that’s always the best part. Despite this story being all kinds of effed up due to the behaviors of both characters, I was totally digging the sex scenes. Holy turn on Batman! So so so hot. Meow.
I felt bad for one person in this entire story, Mary. Mary didn’t deserve any of what happened to her. But she was a pawn in a plan that was much bigger than her. Oh, Mary, may the force be with you, darling.
People, if you want a trippy psychological read, you should grab Max. It’s so worth your time. I promise.
Reviewed for GBR
One wonders… who are they trying to protect?
Crane is a neophyte and clearly not prepared for the sophisticated performance Max and his alter-ego execute under the guise of seeking his professional help, and from the get-go control shifts in a smoke and mirrors game with Crane mesmerized, confused and complicit.
Trained to ask questions, Crane the psychologist attempts to parse the inner space of his patient-client, to explore the answers to those questions, to enlighten, to understand. The trick is figuring out that sometimes answers are the last thing you want or need.
Watching Crane implode under the sheer audacity and allure of Max’s pathologies is fascinating… and terrifying. A train wreck, roadkill you can’t turn away from… dissection and resection… Max vs Crane is a tour de force of sensual transgression. Will you take sides—Team Max or Team Crane? I dare you not to.
Bottom line: read Max at your peril.
But read it.
Five enthusiastic stars and highly recommended.
Dr. Crane begins treating Max, who very early on establishes himself as at the very least, amoral, and at the worst, a sociopath. But Crane, who is an inexperienced therapist just out of school, falls quickly under his patient Max's spell.
“Are you afraid of me, Dennis? You shouldn’t be. I’m trying my very best to make you understand that I like you. And I’m offering you the very thing you desire the most: me. You know I’m a fine specimen of amorality. I’m giving you the opportunity to look behind the curtain. No holding back.”
The levels of depravity this story sinks to are quite extreme. But I found the book to be surprisingly engaging and very well-written. Dr. Crane knew he was addicted to Max, yet he simply could not stop his increasingly twisted behavior.
He felt strangely light and calm, as if he’d used up all of his fear and trepidation and was left with nothing but serene acceptance. Maybe this was what Max felt like all the time.
This book is dark to the nth degree. But if you're in the mood for a bizarre and perverted story with some very black humor, then 'Max' might be just what you're looking for. You have been warned!