No of Episode: 64.
Author: 云外天都 (Yún Wài Tiān Dū)
Female voice: 苏芮菡 (Su Rui Han)
This is the first book that I listened to written by 云外天都 (Yún Wài Tiān Dū). I got to know about this book from Hamster ‘s site. I like the strong female character in this story. She adapted herself to any situation and make the best out of it. Some people may find it repulsive on the non-consensual sex scene but I am fine with it. This is a palace story, hence there are lots of fighting among the consorts and the empress. I like Su Ray Han’voice as it is very clear and you will be able to differentiate the male and female roles in the audiobook.
Female Lead (FL) – Ning Shang Goong. Male Lead (ML) – Xia Hou Zhen. FL was in charge of a department in the palace. FL’s father was executed and all her family members were either sent to the border or became servants. She entered the palace at the age of 13 as a palace maid and slowly climbed to her current position. When the Empress Dowager’s plot to demote the crown prince (ML) failed, all those that helped her were punished. ML punished FL by making her his consort but put her at the lowest position. ML hates FL’s faked expression and her selfishness and he uses sex to make FL to submit to him. ML actually met FL 10 years ago and noted that they are quite similar in terms of character and personality. ML fell in love with FL first but FL tried many ways to discourage ML from spending time with her. FL even plotted to leave the palace and she succeeded by faking her own death. ML managed to tracked her down and forced her to return to the palace.