I absolutely love all the books about the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and this book was one of my favorites. Although I wouldn't say the narrator ruined the book, he came darn close to it for me. His narration is stiff and fairly unemotional. Because of his precise manner of speaking, the dialogue does not sound at all authentic. I bought another book narrated by him (another J.R. Ward book) and I bought this one to give him another chance; after all, everyone can have a bad day. I won't buy another book that has the same narrator, no matter how much I loved reading it--it just isn't worth the aggrevation. I am not really all that demanding of the narrator, but some may think that I am. The story itself is great. I would highly recommend any of the books by J.R. Ward. However, if you want to have the narrator show anger, or sorrow, or any emotion that the character's are feeling, you would be better off buying the book and reading it.
Where is book 3 and 4 on Audible?? You tempt us with the first two books and then there's nothing until book 5. I've really gotten to like these characters (and I'm an avid Anne Rice vampire fan) and book 3 and 4 are unavailable. What's up with that?
I do have to say that I wish they would get someone else to narrate these stories. This guy sounds like he's doing the 6 o'clock news and this just doesn't work for me especially during the more erotic scenes. I'm not sure why he was picked to narrate these luscious stories. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
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.