Okay, at first I was skeptical. I am used to reading LKH and Lara Adrien, and both writers are a couple of my favorite authors, so I really had a hard time getting into this book for the first few chapters. J. R. Ward is a little different than what I’m used to and her writing style is totally different, but even during my skepticism, I laughed and made a few awe shucks comments. I smiled, I laughed, a couple of time I almost cried. I always enjoy books that make me feel something. However, as the book went on, it got better and better. There was romance, action, a bit of suspense, and a little subterfuge. There was a bit of a twist that I kind of saw coming. There were a few moments of anguish that shaped Wrath’s character more. I don’t know about anyone else, but I kind of fell in love with Beth’s character from the start. As I said, it was a little different for me. I loved the names of the brothers. I wonder if anyone else noticed that they all have sinful or violent names. The idea and the starting point are both interesting and the book will intrigue you from the beginning even if it’s kind of hard to get into. Her vampires are a little different from the norm, and J. R. Ward does a good job of sucking you into the story even though you’re skeptical of the premise. I have read countless reviews and comments about the BDB series, so I decided to try the books, and in truth, I’m glad I did. I would recommend this book and even go so far as to say, I think by the end of the book other readers would want to go on to the next book if only to see which one of the warriors is next on the list. They all seem so strong and full of themselves, and they give the brothers who have mates a hard time, so you just can’t wait for them to be on the romance train next. It was a good read, and I will read the next book in the series.
The narrator is good. I am not a big fan of male narrators; however, Jim does a good job, and I like his inflections and the way he does dialogue. Sometimes, I laughed more at the way he says a person’s dialogue than I would at the actual comment. Oh, the comment is usually meant to be sarcastic, snotty, or just outright funny, but Jim’s inflection and narration makes it more so. He’s okay at trying to do female voices, but it’s kind of hard for males to do female voices. However, I think his rendition of Marissa’s voice is pretty good. Overall, he does a good job, and I will read another book performed by him.
I LOVED the Twilight Series but the love "scenes" in the series left me wanting more. This series give you MORE and then some. THe story is great, the sex is better and the books keep you on your toes!
Audible junkie by night, IT director by day. That doesn't mean I'm a nerd, quite the contrary.
If you like fantasy, vampires, romance, and adventure...then this is a great adult series for you. It's quite a different take on the world of vampires and a breath of fresh air compared to some of the historical stories.
Jim Frangione does an amazing job with the different character voices.
I would recommend this book and this series highly!
the bad guys get to be the heroes loving with all there hart and so much more.
he is perfect for this series.
this one and the next and the next
its complicated so take the time to do the research on the order they come in or you'll be disappointed and confused.
Complex and Entertaining
Narrator did a good job, voice was easy to listen to
The Prodical King
I bought the first two books at once because of a sale. When I first started listening to it I got a little nervious because I found the story jumped around a lot in the beginning. But by the time the book ended I found that I enjoyed it and look forward to the rest of the characters stories. So if you have a hard time listening to it at first just keep listening because it does get better!
This was a fantastic book. I am on to book 2 and it's great so far. I dont usually listen to male narrators but I have gotten used to him while listening to this story. Jim Frangione did a pretty good job. I totally recommend this book.
Somewhere in the middle. I felt like there wasn't enough "umph". The fight scenes and romance scenes were lacking, but I liked the interaction between the brothers. I found myself laughing out load quite a few times.
Midnight Breed series. Similar that they both center around a band of brothers fighting evil and one at a time finding love.
No. It was too hard to follow his narration of this book. I had to rewind the book several times to figure out who was talking since he didn't change his voice at all for the characters. I also found myself daydreaming and losing my place.
I would like to know what else this series has to offer, but I'm not sure if I want to spend the money on the audio book with this narrator.
I was hoping to find something much like Jeanine Frost books narrated by Tavia Gilbert. However, I was extremely dissappointed. I am sure the content of the book is good but I kept falling asleep. The narrator makes no effort to change his voice for other characters. In fact, he sounds like he is reading the news. I love audiobooks not just for the narration but the ACTING and there was none of this involved. I hope he doesn't get paid as much as the other narrators do because he is TERRIBLE. It seems as if he has no passion for his job and is doing it just to get paid. It saddens me to see he reads all of JR's books. They are probably pretty good but I will be missing out on them due his preformance.
I have read and listened to this book multiple times. JR Ward has an excellent way of bringing you into the characters life, making you love them, feel their desires, and want what they want. She has laid down a great path for a great series with this book.
Mom, cupcake froster at local gourmet shop, and avid listener to books while doing said frosting or housework. True audiobook addict!
This book is the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Be prepared to be swept into wanting to buy the rest of the series straight away! After listening to this book, I found myself buying up all the rest of the titles in the series as my credits became available.
You have been forewarned!