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Brains, guts, and ruthless ambition should be enough for a woman to come out on top in any fight. Except when the battle is over love, all bets are off. Cain Casey was groomed from birth to take the reins of the Casey family enterprises, which just happens to be one of the major crime organizations in New Orleans. Surviving by never turning away from a fight and knowing how to win at all costs, Cain is as careful with her heart as she is with her business - until she meets Emma Verde. The farm girl from Wisconsin puts a hit out on Cain's heart and leads her down a dangerous road filled with great joy and devastating sorrow. The Devil Inside is the story of unexpected passion, a shattering betrayal, and the challenge of love put to the test. First in the Cain Casey Saga.

©2006 Ali Vali (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Femmes beware

I think this meant to be a femme/butch romance, but I found it to be some sort of a unbelievably heroic masc saviour stereotype vs a pitiful innocent woman without any personality or ambition. Not sure which the reader was meant to identify with- both are awful. Chemistry so bad I didn’t even want them to get back together. Also wouldn’t listen to anything else by this narrator. She didn’t take any breaths between sentences and didn’t do the characters well.

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  • lineup29
  • 14-03-2016

Great Story- poor narration

What did you love best about The Devil Inside?

The story line about a female gangster and her love for her family

What did you like best about this story?

It keeps you interested

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Trying to do voices which sounded like adolescents. A FBI agent needs to sound like she is older than 12 years old.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Cain saved Emma from being shot even though they were estranged

Any additional comments?

I would like to see the rest of this series in audible but with a different narrator

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  • Ubcool
  • 15-03-2016

Narrator was Horrible

This is one of my favorite series by Ali Vali and I can't remember how many times I wrote Bold Stroke Books to get this on Audio. Derby Cain Casey is one series to have in your collection but I am so disappointed in the narrator that I want to scream. Hilarie just don't capture the characters of this book with her voice. One minute she trys to have the southern twang of New Orleans then the next it's gone. If Merrick is this strong black woman who's basically an assassinator how in the heck can you have her sounding like some simple pansy Uggghhh. Her voice for Merrick don't even come across intimidating. Cain is the head of a Mafia family but unfortunately you can't tell in this audio. And last but not least I couldn't believe the voice of Muriel when she was introduced sounding like some saductress or madam or what? Was that suppose to be a sexy Muriel. OMG you talk about major foo-pah BS with this narrator. Get the book, save yourself some irritation. The book is excellent, the story keeps you on the seat of your pants and believe me you'll be looking forward to reading book two, three & four.

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  • RH007
  • 15-12-2018

A Hit

I love Ali Vali. I think she does a great job and I enjoy the action she has in her books and the main characters. Can we get a different narrator though, please! I just think these books and series can be a hit with someone else narrating it. This is why it lacked a 5 star. But, I loved the book and can't wait till the others come out on audio!

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  • Kat
  • 14-03-2016

Awesome story!!

I love this book and have thought after reading it numerous times that it should been made into an audiobook. Now that it is it makes the story that much better. I love the series and wish there was another so we would know what the next Casey baby is.

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  • Lily
  • 18-12-2020

A different narrator needed

I read this book at least three times and the series is definitely one of my favorite. I am having a hard time listening to this audio. With such strong characters, a different narrator would have made the audio a much better listen. Cain should have had a stronger voice, not masculine, but stronger and maybe a little deeper, more bold. I will probably finish the book (maybe, maybe not) and end up getting the entire series since it is my favorite, but a different narrator would have made a world of a difference. We all have our favorite narrators and always hope our favorite books are narrated by them because they know how to bring the book to life.

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  • maranda moore
  • 02-12-2020

mmoore2000

this has been one of my favorite books since it was released. but the audio quality is very bad it sounds like it was done with a cell phone and the narrator was bad so this is one to just read

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  • Patricia L Wang
  • 22-10-2020

The Devil Inside.

I have read the whole series of Cain Casey books and loved them all. It was great to hear the story this time.

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  • IMO
  • 29-09-2020

Love the Devil Series

Love the book, story and characters. The narrator was ok but I was disappointed in the whiny voice she gave Shelby and the (too) girly voice she gave Muriel. When I read the book, I had Muriel sounding similar to Cain. It’s still worth the listen.

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  • Christina Horrell
  • 18-08-2020

the narrator sounds like she is reading Scooby-Doo

I love Ali Vali books and im back tracking to the story of Casey Cain....i may have to physically read the rest in the series if this voice will be what I have to endure. otherwise I love the book

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  • Desmond Clark
  • 17-05-2020

Wonderful story

I loved this story!! The writing is off the chain — narration? Not so good! The story was soo good I just could ‘t leave! Will get part two as I want to know what happens to Casey and Emma — and how Casey will kick butt! Wonderful story!!

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  • ChrystalClear
  • 22-03-2016

A good story spoiled by the wrong voice

I found the flashbacks annoying just like cains egomania but what made it virtually impossible to enjoy was the narrators voice. No attempt at a soft southern accent, no differentiation between characters. I am gutted that the performer ruined it for me. I'll read the books in future

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  • VW
  • 16-11-2019

Can't Wait for the rest of the series

I absolutely love Ali Vali. The Cain Casey series is fantastic. Please please please hurry & get the rest of the series available.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-2020

Great story

The story wasvgreat. Should really change the narrator. Looking forward to the other books of the series.

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  • Frankimunk
  • 11-06-2016

This is a favourite of mine

I listened to listened to this when I first purchased it, enjoyed it so much I listened again, because I really loved the story and the characters. However I don't like the narrators harsh voice and weird impressions, so would prefer it to be narrated by someone else, though this is something I think should be available on Audible, other AudioBook sites offer the same book but are read by a several people so that you can choose a favourite, something I like to do, but with Audible, it seems to be just the one option at the moment, so if you are unhappy with the narration, only a really good book can survive. THIS is a realy GOOD book! And am about to listen again because the second book has just been released, so I need to refresh my memory, end this and move on to the first sequel. Ali Vali has said she intends to write a series in this story, the first books ending has quite the cliffhanger, leaving soo many loose ends and different journeys these characters have open to travel, left completely open to hopes and speculation, it has been a while since this book was fitst available, it's really nice to have your Trilogies or series lined up. Like Philip Pullmans Dark Materials Trilogy, halfway through the first I ordered the next two. As with Chronicles of Ancient Darkness ~a 6 book series. I hope this series reaches many sequels. And despite not being the greatest narrator, you'll soon be absorbed in this story, if you ever liked the GodFather, this is the next best thing...imagine Katherine Moenneg as Derby.....

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