I've read others in this J.R. Ward series, and will read more. They're entertaining, good for a lazy summer afternoon.
I don't know if I'll listen to any more though, especially with Jim Frangione narrating. He made all of the women in the book sound like weak, docile creatures with no sex appeal. Yuck!
I may listen to another, but not if the main character is supposed to be a strong woman.
It passed the hours driving, but I could never do two in a row like some other audio books.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
The Black Dagger brotherhood is a very interesting series.
The characters are diverse and are very male. They are masculine with a venerability that makes them accessible; which is necessary in immortal warriors.
I don't care for the mixed slang. The characters supposedly have been around for centuries and are highly intelligent occasionally break into a pseudo ghetto slang that you usually only hear childish wanna be gang bangers use.
The reader in not the most expressive or exiting of narrators but you can almost forget him once you get into the story.
I know this seems to be a mixed review but the books evoke mixed feelings
#1. The story is quick moving and involving
#2. The characters are personable and will draw you in
#3. The world in a world is well thought out and intriguing
#1.The mixed slang will drive you crazy and the seeming occasional juvenile behavior is off putting.
#2. Narrator is not right for the book. He lacks emotion and expressiveness the story deserves.
#3. I don't really "get" the protagonist. What's their point?
Without a doubt. I love the BDB series and love to reread them. Sometimes I'm too busy to read so audio helps me get the enjoyment I love out of a good book by a great narrator. I drive 1 1/2 hr to and from work and sometimes I just want to hear a good book instead of the radio.
Rhage of course. I know it's his book but the book is written so well u can't help but fall in love with him. There is a lot going on around Rhage not just his story but his story is enough of a focus point to keep u reminded you're reading about him First.
Jim gives the book that extra masculine touch I could never give it.
Even though the whole book was great and it's focused on Rhage. I loved when John Matthew finally gets a filling meal and then of course the ending which I don't want to give away.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
great listen and pulls you into a fast pace world.
the dragon pushing his nose into our heroine
If you start this seriers, you will not be sorry.
I enjoyed the story. It is my first BDB book, but I plan to go back and read book 1 before moving on. Right now, I plan on reading all of the series.....if the narrator doesn't just really turn me off. Also, the use of contemporary "cool" slang was a little ridiculous. Sorry, just felt that some of it was more than a little hokey and forced.
I felt JF's reading was VERY monotone. Just felt there was so much that could have been done with the text.
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
No, I think the males voice sounds too old.
The happy ending.
I couldn't tell any difference.
It was enjoyable.
I am really enjoying this series. If you enjoy adult paranormal novels, particularly "good" vampires, definitely give these books a chance.
Narration: Similar to the first book in the series, with the exception of Fritz, I can't distinguish character voices whatsoever. I have to use the context of the sentence or rely on the author hopefully starting a sentence with a character's name.
I have read and reread all the books many times and wanted to try this one in audio because it is my favorite but to my dismay the voice did not fit in with any of the books cast.
It was much to monotone and Mary sounded more winey than gunmetal gray eyes brave.
I read the first novel in this series, Dark Lover, in print form and thought the book was just good. But this one was even better! The narrator did a great job bringing this tory to life. I liked the main characters in this book. Mary was a sympathetic heroine, her illness adding to the emotion of the story. And Rhage, while he was a typical alpha hero, dominant, larger than life, he also showed a vulnerability that brought depth to his character. Sometimes I don't like the love at first sight type of romance, but this one worked. Their romance is fully fleshed out, at times heart wrenching and at other times passionate and thrilling. The book is a good mix of romance and action/suspense. The battle with the Lessers continues and a new Brother, John Matthew, is introduced. I look forward to reading the next book in this series!
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.