So many books...so little time! :)
This really was a good paranormal romance that had a new spin on vampires than most books. There are a lot of great characters in here, not to mention the bothers themselves. ;) All of them seem to have a story waiting to come out, and while it gets hard to keep track of them all, I am anxious to learn more about them in the books to come.
Dark Lover focuses on the king, Wrath, and Beth, the daughter of one of deceased brothers. He is supposed to help her through her change, and while he plans for this to be a quick ordeal, everything changes for the both of them when they meet.
I was not really impressed with the narration. His voice grows on you, don't get me wrong. I wish, though, that the voices were more distinct from character to character, and the timing from chapter to chapter or from storyline to storyline was very inconstant and was confusing at times!
Overall, though, I thought this was a great book...not to mention a great start to a new series! I think I'm becoming a JR Ward fan! So its off to the next. :)
I love reading but don't have time. The audiobooks allow me to hear the books I want to read. I love audible!
I like this book but it is not the best of the series. It took me awhile to get into the story. But once I got into the book it was a good story. Wrath and Beth love is unique.
Wrath and Beth storyline and I love Butch he is the best character
I think I would have liked a better narrator
No, it would be to dark
Say something about yourself!
I happened upon this book during one of the audible sales around Halloween and I have to say THANK YOU audible! I was a bit daunted with how many books were in this series, but I told myself that I would try the first one for $6, what did I really have to lose….and I actually gained SO MUCH! This has become my favorite series of all time, with the Doomsday Brethren series a close second. The world J.R. Ward has imagined is full of richness and uniqueness and subtle intricacies that would have driven me nuts to keep up with, but the books ARE consistent, and wonderful to listen to. It’s nice to be able to escape to the Black Dagger Brotherhood world on my long commute home…HIGHLY recommended!
This is the book that started it all. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is the model that so many authors try to copy. Good vs, Evil, but in this case, Good is a kick butt group of vampire warriors that no woman can resist. Try this book, and see what all the rest are trying to achieve.
Really good introduction to the brotherhood. Keeps you wondering. I love to listen and imagine the scenes in my mind. J. R. Ward is one of my favorite authors.
Beth is very intuitive and I love her tenacity. The independence she carries speaks volumes for her character.
I love how he interprets Fritz's character. It's so very different than the other characters.
Love, lust and power: like you've never imagined.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
This first book was unique enough as a romance novel, that the romance part of it was sort of just there. I really ended up liking the characters, and it was an interesting concept for a vampire story. There are the typical "romantic" interludes, which to me began to sound the same in all of the books quite quickly, but the stories around those scenes were good enough for me to get past that. This book is about Wrath, the reluctant king of the vampires, and his friend's half-blooded daughter, who Wrath is initially reluctant to help. After Darius, the friend, is killed he feels obligated and of course has to help her, reluctant or not, and falls in love with her. The side characters have some depth to them, and I actually found myself wanting to read the rest of the series. (which I did)
I generally don't like romance novels, basically because it's a regurgitation every time of a man and a woman with horrible communication skills. They don't get along but are really attracted to each other, and by the end of the book the physical attraction, and firework sex, gets them to the point they can talk, and eventually live happily ever after. This book does have some of that, but the story itself was pretty good, and I liked the narrator. I don't recall having heard Jim Frangione before, but his performance was more than adequate. I don't know that I'd put him up there in the top 5, but he never irritated me with mispronunciations and some of the other things that some narrators do, which keeps him off of my "not going to listen to that guy again" list.
Fun great story with a new twist on on old story. It was fun to listen as the story unravels. Characters are well articulated individuals - gotta get the next one,
This book reminds me of King of Thrones because the twists and turns are so interesting.
The dark side of the story is well illustrated by his gravely deep voice.
When our lovers - - love.
This looks to be great new series to get to meet and know a new cast of characters.
I didn't like that a man performed this at all. Besides that fact that it didn't make a lot of sense to me that a man performed it, I also thought he was awful. He was very melodramatic in a way that made an already fantastical story even more unbelievable. There is a lot of exposition and internal thought that I could do without but the characters are interesting and the story kept my attention. Worth the download.
I am in love with James Alexander Malcom Mackenze Frazer.
Its a good seris it you want to get hot and bothered . I do like how the seris progress through each character and gves them a fore front in each book. The unfortunate is you have to listen to the seris in progression or you will get lost.
passionate reader and vegan
No but I enjoyed listening to the book. I chose to start my 'audible initiation' with a book I had read at least 3 times in order to learn to listen. It took some time to adjust to the narrator (Mr. Frangione); I had voices and intonations of my own from previous reads. However good and enjoyable the audio version was, it still doesn't compare to the sounds and images that my mind creates when reading.
Any of the Black Dagger books as they are a mythology and series unlike any other I've read. Larissa Ione's books are also the writing style I like. I recently 'discovered' Karen Marie Moning, so she will join that band of writers that I will read whatever they write.
I had to adjust to Mr. Frangione and after 4 books now, am still adjusting. I think it helps that he is the consistent narrator; you know what you are going to hear. I do wish there had been the addition of a female narrator for the women's voices. I am also not sure if the author (J. R. Ward) had a hand in the selection of the narrator and/or the confirmation of certain pronunciations of the Brotherhood words, such as shellan and hellren. I was initially put off by Mr. Frangione but in all fairness that was because I had read the book several times and had my own 'voices' established. After listening for a few hours, he became more real and I began to listen to the book instead of him.
Wrath, of course, because the book is about him. He sets the stage for the rest of the series. Each brother has a 'fatal flaw' that requires sacrifice and redemption; Wrath is no exception. A second favorite character is the Scribe Virgin who is a holy being. She is something else.
This series is by far and away my favorite series. With 10 books current and one due out next year, J.R. Ward has created and continues to evolve one of the complex and powerful mythologies around. There are no weak books but books that I do like more than others in the series.