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  • The Mister

  • Autor: E. L. James
  • Sprecher: Dominic Thorburn, Jessica O'Hara-Baker
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 28 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections and money, he’s never had to work, and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Das war ja wohl voll daneben

  • Von burger, melitta Am hilfreichsten 19.04.2019

A great story for a rainy day

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.04.2019

I felt compelled to write a review for this story. At first, I have to admit I was reluctant to buy this audiobook because I had a hate-love relationship with Fifty Shades of Grey. But I'm very happy I gave the story a chance. Maxim, the male protagonist, shows that an alpha male does not have to be an asshole who orders women around and is hoping for a perfect 1950's relationship, but is sweet, kind and caring, while still being very protective over the female protagonist Alessia, who comes with a lot of issues. I also enjoyed the dual perspective in the book, where we get Maxim as a first-person narrator and Alessia as a third person narrator. Another great aspect of the audiobook is that whenever Alessia and Maxim play a piece on the piano there are actually a few seconds of the tune cut in, which makes it even easier to really get into the story.

Now to the story itself:

Maxim, a 28-year-old, from London has just lost his older brother and inherited his title as an Earl, with which he is struggling because he was raised to be the spare, not the heir. He is a true bachelor and previously only had two rather short relationships. He enjoys one night stands instead and had been enjoying his life without having a real job up until his brother's untimely death.

He meets Alessia in his apartment because she has taken over the job of his previous cleaning lady and he is intrigued by her from the start. Alessia is a twenty-three-year-old from Albania, who has only just arrived in London. While the story progresses we learn how she came to London and what she had to endure on her way there.

While their love story is unfolding, they also have to face the dangers that come with Alessia's recent past. The thriller aspects of the story mix perfectly with the romance and give Maxim the chance to show off his protective site.

All in all, The Mister is a great novel, which has enough story left to tell for a second part, even though it is also great as a standalone novel. Where with Fifty Shades, I at times wanted to yell at Ana to kick Christian where it hurts and not let him walk all over her, here I just wanted to hug Alessia to let her know all will end well for her and give Maxim a high five, for being such a great guy.

So, if you are looking for a great audiobook to listen to, The Mister is definitively a great pick. And I know, even though I have just finished it, I will start over again in the very near future.

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