I love the series. And the book was well written. But Butch as a character never intrigued me. Although the story was well written and continues to tie into the series nicely.
How Butch was able to be transformed.
That Butch had a full storyline wriiten for him and not a short story or
'novella' since he isn't one of the original Black Dagger Brotherhood
Butch - for his faithfullness and bravery
I think Jim Frangione did an amazing job with his performance/narration in every book in this series - and I'm not exactly sure who tho thank -editors/publishers/ Audible, etc. for having the same narrator throughout the full series!
This is a series that's really not to be missed! It ranks high up there as one of my favorite series I've read &/or listened to. Now I'm head over heels for the Fallen Angels series (although the narration for Rapture ruined the book - at least for me- since they seem to have speeded up the narrators voice).
If you love the Black Daggerhood series I'd also recommend like the Midnight Breeds by Lara Adrian which also has excellent narration.
Absolutely. Like with the other books in this series, there is a personal growth with each character that, combined with the romance, never gets old.
I have downloaded almost all the books in this series despite my initial issues with the reader. His voice takes some getting used to, but the stories pull you in rapidly and you soon find that you have adjusted to his style and voice. Like my other favorite audible series, they stick with the same reader throughout.
The transition was captivating!
BUTCH, he is such a wise azz! Love him!
The transition from Human to Vamp. and how V reacted to it all
Yes. I read the res of the series. It made laugh & cry.
It was so wonderful that Butch is another Black Dagger Brother. He is so much like Wrath, but he has so much love and power. This is a great story of love and homecoming. Welcome home
Its a wonderful book, one of my favorites, but the monotone narration ruined it.
Robert Petkoff or Eric G Dane
I loved the book, the narrator just ruined in by speaking in monotone and had the same voice for every character.
After listening to quite a few audiobooks, with narrators who use accents for the characters, use different voices for each characters including male and female, I was very disappointed in this audiobook. Jim Fangione used basically a monotone, gruff voice throughout the entire book, with no excitement when called for, nor soft voice when needed. When a female voice was present, his narration was just as masculine as the male characters. I won't be purchasing any other books narrated by this man, when there are others with such wonderful talent such as Robert Petkoff and Eric G.Dane. I'll read the books that Fangione narrates, and listen to the others.
This is my number one audiobook series
Butch O'Neal is one of my favorite characters
Love Jim Frangione!
I listened to it while driving to and from work... I didn't mind the extra trips to the store.
I work full time, go to college full time, and a mother of three, the only time I get to "read" for pleasure is while I'm driving... love this series, helps keep me sane!
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 was surprised by this novel for several reasons. I didn't think I would like it since the main character was one that I was not invested in initially from his portrayal in earlier books in the series. That changed dramatically as the book progressed. This book is different from the others and yet has that intensity that JR Ward is know for.
Actually, while I learned to love Butch, Vishous was my favorite. His friendship with Butch is so intense and powerful that it changed my attitude towards both of them.
When V finds Butch after the Lessers had him is such a powerful scene. V's determination to save him at all costs just floored me. He acts so selfless and he faces the overwhelming odds with such ruthless cunning yet at the same time underneath it all he is so fragile. It really moved me.
What if everything you knew about yourself was based on a lie and it took everything you had to find it... would you? Even at the risk of your own life? Butch is going to find out... and find love along the way.
Read the series in order.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
Yes! This series is fantastic! I know I will be listening to every book again and again.
**SPOILER ALERT** When Butch turned into a vampire and then joined the Brotherhood. It was wonderful to see him finally find his place in the world.
**SPOILER ALERT** When Butch explained to Marissa what was making him fight the lessors for/with the Brotherhood. It was very moving to learn his story and motivations.