If you are a J R Ward fan this is another excellent installment in the Brotherhood Series (Book 2). Ward's storyline is unique and fresh as always. She brings Rhage & Mary's story to life. Interesting plot developments that leave you wanting more, more, more!!! If you have not experienced J R Ward's vampire world I highly recommend each and every installment of this series. I really like the narrator even though there is not much difference between female and male voices...I hope he continues with the series...have purchased each and every title in series, all are amazing, well worth the credit.
So predictable and cheezy
no, his voice grates on me
they are all lame
No comparison to any of Anne Rice's or Charlaine Harris' books
I truly enjoyed this book. The story was a different take on vampires and was very good at character development.
This is a series with several separate books but you can't get all the books on Audible. Very disappointing!
Therefore, I listened to Book 1 and Book 2. But there is no Book 3 or Book 4 to download.
I'm in a vampire book club (that's the subject, I mean. We don't think we're vampires or anything) and was told this series was a good one. I suggested we try it and I have regretted it ever since.
These books are stunningly awful. The characters are one-dimensional. The plot just seems to serve to get from on sex scene to the next. The sex scenes are so horribly written and so with out reason they actually turn me off. completely off. The dialog is ridiculous.
First, the characters' names. Rhage? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I swear if any man asked me to call him that I would laugh him out of my house. So dumb.
I grew incredibly tired of Mary's SEVERE insecurity. I've had that sort of insecurity before and I get it. I really, truly understand it. However, I was a teenager. It's time for Mary to grow up & stop the self-abuse.
And the Lessors! I hate the idea of their foundation. They're not even about protecting the human race! They just love to kill, so they signed up. It's impossible to feel any sympathy nor root for them.
I really think this author hates women. The narration was terrifically bad and humorous b/c of that. The horrid narration is the best part of this series. Please save your self some time & SKIP THIS SERIES
Before I decided to review the Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2) audiobook I look up the review standings .. on Amazon there are a total of there are 550 reviews in which 393 give this book 5 stars. I was told the books got better well I am sorry the best I can do is ½ star - now there will be 10 people ranking this books with only 1 star.
This is the 2nd installment of the BDB Series and my last, as with the 1st book I found that it too had a terrible plot, the writing was awful - I think a 13 year old wrote the book - REALLY "juicy curses"? It was riddled with lame and silly dialog; seriously what adult male says "You feelin' me, brother?" or "you gotta hook me". Or what guys comments about another guys outfit; "that brother looks good in his Armani suit" - REALLY??
As for the audio part that too was awful.
I do have a couple of positive comments - I purchased this book on sale and the best part of the audio version - the long dead space between the chapters.
The conversations of Rhage and Mary are so entertaining. I would listen to this book over and over again. The passion that follows their verbal exchanges is never disappointing. Before I knew it, the dreaded "You have reached the end of this audiobook" came across the speaker. I thought there were a few hours left still even though I knew it was the the finale of the book. The characters just grow on you. You become one in their world.
Mary's return from the hospital after Rhage and the Scribe Virgin have made their compromise. He is distraught and scrambling to get Mary away from him. The entire scene is so emotionally charged that it encompasses you.
His voice and the life it brings to the characters is astounding. Jim Frangione has a way of taking you to another place that melds the world of the Brotherhood with the present time.
Rhage's visit with the Scribe Virgin was so heartbreaking. I cried at the thought of the couples loss and the immediacy of the decision was horrific.
I suppose if you are the author of fiction you can write the story any way you desire. But vampires that are seemed to be fashioned after the Nights of the Round Table is not for me. I really enjoyed Covet; well written good storyline. I have no idea who the target audience is for the vampire series but I am not in it.
I have heard a lot about this series and bought the first 2 with my credits. Lets just say I wouldn't have bothered with the 2nd book had I not already downloaded it.I love paranormal and vampire books...but this book doesn't go 5 minutes without a long sex scene. It was too much for me. I wanted more of the plot to develope and it just didn't get far because of all the sex.
Excellent Story! The characters are so real! J.R. Ward has created my favorite vampires. They were right up there with (Carpathian Dark Series) Christine Feehan and (Lords of the Underworld) Gena Showalters. At several points, I shed tears for Rhage and Mary. Of course, two minutes later, I was laughing with them, as well.
I need more ears!
I've been dancing around purchasing one of the BDB books for a while. Maybe I picked a bad one to start with, but wow. I should have just kept dancing.
This was so campy and unintentionally silly, it was hard for me to take anything about it seriously. WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
The stilted and contrived macho dialogue between the so-called manly characters was beyond bad. Why do I need to know about their detailed necktie selections? Why do they live together in a place described as a "frat?" These are tough, sexy vampire men? They can't afford their own places? I suggest the author read other books to learn how to write male dialogue. Or how to write full stop.
Jim Frangione is hailed by many of the fans of this series for his performance, but again, I don't get it. He sounds over-the-top info-mercial to the point of farce. I've never listened to him read anything else, but after this, I won't be seeking him out. The so-called sexy parts were cringe-worthy.
There are some women that I follow, who love this series. I usually respect and seek out their recommendations. Maybe it's me, maybe the books are just dated. But for me, this was a waste of time and money. There are many, many books out there that are worlds above this one.