The American Fathers, Episode One: Swept Away

This audio book read by several narrators fails to deliver the promises of the beginning. And by the end, you wonder whether or not the series will be about politics and conspiracies in the government or straight-up erotica.

The first part is great. There are parts that could’ve been researched better. In particular one comment which didn’t make sense. At least when it comes it to business of television news and talkshows.

The protagonist is a female, but also a lesbian. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this. In fact I applaud the writer for having diversity in their story. The problem comes in when the first part focuses so much on one thing and then the second part is all about her inner conflicts. It’s not badly written, but as someone who doesn’t read erotica, I can’t say for sure how good it is by comparison to other well known erotica titles. The description of sex is evocative, but it felt flat when read by the main narrator.

It should be noted that there’s a bit of a quality issue. Every time the narrator stops, there’s an awkward pause between the end of the prose and the beginning of the dialogue. It happens repeatedly in the first part, but doesn’t show up in the second. Or at the very least it’s not as noticeable.

The first of episode of this series shows promise, especially in the first part. Overall, the second part left a bad taste in my mouth and unfortunately brought this down half a star.

3.5/5 Stars

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