This book has a little bit of everything you will come across dealing with the BDB. Vishous is one of the oldest Brothers in the Brotherhood, his parents are truly ones who define who he had become. When he gets injured and meets Doc Jane she turns out to be the person who can mend his body as well as his heart. Listeners should note this book gets very graphic with the sex and violence. BDB fans know how important V's story is in this series.
Music is my heart and soul, Audiobooks is giving it a run for its money :)
The book was my favorite in the series! Jane and V's was one of my favorite pairings. I did not like the ending when she had to, ****Spoiler Alert******.. die but I've read the book about ten times or should I say, Jim Frangione has read it to me and I understand why she had to die. So now I feel better about it. J.R. Ward, you Rock.
It reminds me of a couple Sherrilyn Kenyon Books because of the whole vampire thing but really there's no comparison. Both Authors are truly a gift from up above!!
Of course I would. Jim Frangione makes the characters come alive. I read each book after purchasing the physical copy at the store but after I heard Jim Frangione do Dark Lover, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1, I had to purchase all the books over again on audible because of his vocal acting abilities. Lover Unbound he seemed to be a little more contained, if that makes sense. When I read his version of Book 4 which was Butches book. He made me fall in love with each character. He seemed to me more free. He took the book and made it come alive from the beginning to the very end.
Well I think of Book number 6 which was Phury to be the follow-up book, so no, it doesn't need another. It was perfect.
Say something about yourself!
J.R. Ward must be a genius to create this entire world of honorable vampires. Can't get enough of these books!
passionate reader and vegan
I have read this book twice; listening to it brought an added dimension to the story and the characters.
I love the title character, Vishous. He is such a contradiction, at once capable of great love and simultaneously of great hatred (hence the name). As with all of the Brothers, he has a flaw that often puts him seemingly beyond hope and redemption. It's his story toward that final redemptive peace that is the hallmark of all of the BDB books...for me, his story just resonated (as with Zsadist).
I am not a fan of Mr. Frangione and have to get past the lackluster vocals to absorb the story. I am not sure of the pronunciations of certain words and if they are from the actual author's review (e.g., shellan/hellren). His relating of the female voice leave much to be desired in intonation and cadence--this is especially true in another book to be reviewed later. It is a bit of a deterrent that Mr. Frangione is the narrator for the entire series but not so much as to keep me away from the brilliance of the stories/writing. More of a tribute to J.R. Ward.
No..I prefer to listen to the book in smaller increments and as time permits. Am not one to listen with a lot going on around me (e.g., during the day at home) but do like taking it to the gym...makes the treadmill/elliptical bearable. That being said, I do find myself setting the sleep timer for 15 minutes and re-setting it quite frequently..."just one more time".
I have recommended this book--this entire series--to several people. Lover Unbound marks a noticeable shift in the Black Dagger books--we start to see a diversification of plot-lines and focus in on more characters within each novel. I think this contributes to the depth of the storytelling, although it is true that this broader perspective does take some of the focus of the book away from V and Jane. There's is a complex relationship, since V has a lot of baggage and Jane is so locked into her own head that she's difficult to relate to. But one of the things that I love about J.R. Ward is that the story doesn't end when the novel does. She returns to this relationship in Lover Unleashed, and while I feel that Lover Unbound has a satisfactory ending, the fact that Ward revisits these characters and further develops them in a later book makes the close of this one seem more like a "to be continued" than a happy ending.
V's penthouse. If you're very vanilla you might not enjoy this book, but then again, if you're very vanilla you're probably not reading this series in the first place. Also, loved the scene with the demural--the interplay between V and Jane was very sweet. Then there's the end scene with the Scribe Virgin and the birds...
His pacing is excellent. He doesn't really differentiate voices in an obvious way, but somehow I never seem to have trouble knowing who's speaking--maybe it's just that Ward has given each character such a distinctive style. My one complaint about the narrator is that he sometimes really has trouble getting his tongue around some of Ward's heavy use of slang. Most of the time he's fine, but every once in a while he'll read something really awkwardly. But his voice is really deep and rich, which is exactly what I want in the narrator of a vampire novel.
It's a Black Dagger book! Each book in this series leaves you laughing, wiping away tears and counting down the days until the next one comes out!
I love listening to books when time permits! I enjoy this service its awesome!
Vishous!!! Has such a sorted past being the bloodleders son and enduring the torture and still being as strong as he is was super sexy! This book explores the S&M which was a added bonus for those who like the a surprise and not in a bad way if there is such a thing!!! I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I wont give the it away but let me say it was intense and I totally recommend this one!
No Lessers ... YAYYYYY
The special attention to the real characters!
same as the rest.. not that great!
Not really, got a little to wierd at sum points!
A ghost? Really .. WTH is this turning into? And did Laylah ever get her mess cleared up with the other side when they found out it was a John Matthew issue?????
I loved the story of V and Jane and how unexpected it was.
When V took Jane to his penthouse.
Yess. It's so hot!!
When he firsts meet his mom. I WAS LIKE WOW!
PERFECT! I Love his voice.
The whole book.
Wish I was mated to a brother. ;)
I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.
High. I love this series and was curious about where the story was going after the pervious book. JR Ward and Jim Frangione did an excellent job with Vishous's journey and some of his history is just gruesome. V is another tortured character who channels his demons in some unique ways but he is forced to go in a direction he would never choose with his life and fights it with all his might. I really felt for Vishous and wanted him to find his joy.
Vishous's evolution and his conflicting feelings for both Butch and Jane. I loved learning his back story even though it was very painful to listen to and broke my heart. It also made me all kinds of angry and I enjoyed getting my inner rage on against the Scribe Virgin and the Bloodletter.
When V is recovering from the gunshot and is in the room with Jane. The interplay and building romantic tension was awesome.
Both. I laugh myself silly at some of the antics of the brothers but V's story really made me cry.
Read the series in order.