passionate reader and vegan
When I first read this Black Dagger Brotherhood book a few years back, I did not like it nearly as much as the others. Recently, I decided to LISTEN to it and BOY am I glad I did. The complexity of Phury's struggle, the number of events that transpire to evolve in future BDB books, Jim Frangione's excellent narration and feel for the brothers, the dramatic change in the whole Chosen system and the ultimate battle between good and evil are at their best in this book. I was not wild about Cormia (the female focus) but that's a small price to pay for such a rich and complex tale. No sense in going into great detail...it's a fabulous listen.
Coitus interruptus (sp) three times?? Really? Phury's Wizard was soooo tiresome after about his second appearance.
The sunshine and butterflies ending with the Chosen at Revenge's camp a month later, fighting to use the vacuum? Puh-LEEZ.
Phury's Wizard got pretty tiresome.
Yes. I plan to finish the series. This one filled in the story.
At least one of the "almost" love scenes between Phury and Cormia.
When the Blackdagger Brotherhood was recommended to me I thought I would not J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series is very good. I expected it to be funnier after reading The Blackdagger Brotherhood, where the angel is hilarious.like it, based on title alone. I couldn't be more wrong! I instantly fell in love with the books!
Believer in what you can't see
The narrator really makes this story. For some reason this story wasn't quite as interesting as some of the other books. Without the narrator I would have never tried another on of J.R.Ward books.
Corrines transformation. She always want to be an individual and she gets her chance and helps others also get there's. The least interesting was Phury's addiction. I'm glad he gets a hold of it.
Yes, I have heard Frangione narration, and he makes the series, because his voice brings dimension to the story.
The moment that I thought was important was when Quinn was made John Matthews protector and his life was spared after supposedly killing Lash.
The Best Vampire series.
Yes. Great story but twisted in a way, keeps you on the edge of every chapter
How it's not from one person perspective.
All, he changes his voice just slightly when he's talking for different characters. He does a great job.
I laughed and cried, I noticed that if the character was upset and emotional that I was too.
This is one of my favorite books in the series. I think it is because you learn so much about a variety of characters w/o taking away from Phury's story.
It also makes it clear that no matter how perfect a life seems there are always battles we must endure that make us who we are.
Say something about yourself!
I was worried about Jim Frangione being able to stay with the books and SO glad he has. The performance is wonderful, as is the writing. These books make my commute tolerable!
I have listened to all 6 books so far. But I was very disappointed with this book. It was very boring and JR Ward made Phury sound pathetic!!!!!!! I had already downloaded the whole series because I loved the first 3 books. But I hope that going forward the stories are much better than this book. As for the narrator, he really needs to add different voices and continue them throughout the whole series; instead all the males and females have the same voices.
Though Phury is not my favorite Brother, this is an important book with so many side stories that are necessary for future books, and most important, it is the beginning of Qhuinn and Blay!
I have listened to both BDB and Fallen Angel books by J.R.Ward through Audible.com and by far the Fallen Angel series better. The narrator on that series is more animated and has multiple voices. This narrator is just a disappointment.
I liken this narrator to Joe Friday. There are no emotions. He had one voice change for one character... a very poor English accent that he carried over into the narration at times. There was no change from male to female. No excitement, no...anything. After hearing many different narrators I can say with a certainty that Jim Frangione should either take voice and acting lessons or look for other work. I know that sounds harsh, but I hate to pay for sub-par products. If there were a way to get my money back, I would.
If u are into Urban and vampires u will adore this series, this series is not for the faint of hearts, this series is real and roar and will punch u in the face. J.R Ward is the absolute best!!!! And Jim Frangione is the best Narrator in the world!!!! I will listen to any book he is on.