Audiobook. The characters in The Taker are unlikeable. The commonality is self-indulgence and narcissism. The story is loaded with sex, abuse beyond description. The most worrisome aspect is that the female lead in this story not only uses her sex as a means to an end, or tries to, but seems to take occasion to make excuses for or act the doormat for those that affect the abuse. Sad commentary for the female of our species. All of the characters are obsessed with sex and sexual deviance is a driving factor in the story. Not my cup ‘o tea, but I readily acknowledge that there are many among us who will and have enjoyed living vicariously through the sick minds of characters in books. If you’re not into the brutality of bondage and an evil obsession, the book isn’t for you.
The reader, Laura Lefkow, does a fabulous job. It is a given in the audiobook world, that a reader can make a good story better, and a mediocre story good. I will leave it up to others to decide the category in which The Taker belongs.