Deathless & Divided
Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Chicago War #1
Narrator: Roberto Scarlato
Publication Date: December 2016 (Audio Edition)
Genres: Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime
Synopsis: Lies and love. This is how a war starts.A life for a life. That’s the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He’s ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she’s his.
Lily DeLuca isn’t being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn’t know and back into a life she’d rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren’t clear. Her beliefs are being tested.
When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety.
No one is deathless.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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ABOUT ROBERTO SCARLATO (NARRATOR)
Scarlato grew up in a small suburb of Chicago. He has a deep, rich voice that is easily manipulated for multiple characters. He is married to his high school sweetheart. They have a three year old daughter.
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Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lily Deluca has been living free and easy since she turned 18 until a couple of years pass and her brother calls her back home to Chicago and drops a bombshell that she is to marry mob enforcer Damian Rossi.
Damian owes a debt, a life for a life, and when it’s time to pay up, he ends up collecting a wife instead, a recalcitrant Lily, who’s not one bit happy about an arranged marriage to the quiet but deadly man.
This is my first listen to author Bethany-Kris and I’m certain it won’t be my last, the story is well written and Bethany takes her time to build and flesh out the story. It’s a gritty, dark, organized crime drama, that has plenty of suspense, violence, and death. It’s definitely not for those that are easily offended or upset by extreme violence, or sensitive to explicit sex scenes.
Deathless and Divided is just under 10 ½ hours long and read by Roberto Scarlato and he did a good job narrating this audiobook, his delivery is quite formal, nonetheless, he is expressive and conveys the right amount of emotion when called upon. Roberto’s pacing is rather slower than I’m used to, but it didn’t detract from the overall enjoyment of the audiobook. Furthermore, I look forward to listening to the next installment.
This audiobook was gifted to me exchange for an unbiased review!