Again ward takes you into the black dagger brotherhoods world head first. This has been my favorite so far, can't wait to read/ hear the next book. I am however, getting use to the narrator. He is mild and almost mono tone at times but it becomes a soothing voice over time I think. GREAT BOOK, MUST READ.
Rhage is the perfect example of us thinking the grass is greener on other side. Women are so taken in by is looks that no one knows his torment. He doesn't even meet Mary so much as he hears her voice first and she soothes him and his beast. I think we found out more about Mary then Rhage, we don't know anything about where he came from or how he joined the Brotherhood. He is the dream man though he sees Marys inner beauty and could care less how her sweater fits. She is beautiful to him. I was a little surprised how Mary didn't really follow up with John Matthew after she brings them to meet the Brothers.
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Still enjoying this series and looking forward to continuing to listen to them.
Despite what some have said in their reviews, I enjoy Jim Frangione's narration. I'm finding, oddly to me, that I like male voices narrating romance novels. It's not something I'd have thought I'd enjoy.
Rhage is the topic of this book. When he gets mad, his demon takes over and... it's not pretty. So, the book was good in general, the plot was good, etc. The best part, though, is when Mary meets Rhage's beast and totally tames him, bringing Rhage back to sanity and accepting him as he is, ugly beast parts and all. It's very touching and really puts this book over the top as a definite must read.
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.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
What didn't I love best? would be a better question!
Zsadist.... I'm looking forward to book 3 which will be his story
When Mary approached Rhage in his beast form and soothed him.
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J.R. Ward knows how to stir up the emotions with these characters. I am hooked! Not your run of the mill sappy love story. This is gut wrenching and I love it!
yes, I really loved the story of Rhage and Mary
I really hated the fact that Mary's disease came back and she was dying.
printed is better since the narrator is not all that great.
I love Rhage!
this is his story thats why I got the audiobook, so i could listen to the story when I cant read it.
Rhage, vishous and Rhevenge are my favs.. not to say i dont Love phury, zsadist, john mattherw, qhuinn, blay, wrath, tohr, payne and butch. i enjoy all tier stories this is one of the best series i have come across.
but rhage is one that just sticks out for me. i mean the huge tattoo and his curse soo awesome! i just wish he didn't fall into the background so much later on.
so many ways.. sounds too old for the slang, makes me feel awkward.. monotone no change in narration and speech even women's voices sound the same some time sits hard to tell what is being spoken and what is being thought. i mean so many times it says "in a growl" or "deep rumble" or "his voice was coarse" but everything sounds the same.
Also just FYI - its 2PAC to 2PACK only 10 min in and things are mispronounced.
yes i would listen to it in one sitting but the once again the narrator bugs me and makes me want to sleep.
can we petition to have theses books re read by some one else. maybe Phil Giante he did amazing with the fever series! it would be better if they recorded all books like shadowfever for instance.. where a man does the man portions and a women does all the female portions.
Love this series and all the characters. On to book 3. Totally recommend this series out of credits so with the dollars.
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
My opinion of this book will be biased due to the cancer plot point... Having recently lost someone to cancer I found this book very emotionally moving. Overall, I think this is a good second installment of the series. There were still moments a really wanted to roll my eyes, but overall I think this series is very stable.
Jim is still his ever "stuffy" self, but it doesn't ruin the listen. This is one of those books that you will have a very different experience if you read it as opposed to listening to Jim narrate. I stand by my opinion of bad casting that I gave in my review of book 1, but it's not the worst I have heard. Basically you have rough and tough, street wise, bad asses being read by a radio announcer. It will take about a 30 minutes listening curve to get used to. I still think the series is worth listening to, and I am getting attached to the characters - that in itself is a good review in my book.