This series and this book in particular ranks high. I was hoping they would bring back his original shellan, but it was a good twist.
The Angel is my favorite. He is such a jerk; however, he is trying to do what is right for Torment and his former shellan.
I have to say the end really was my favorite. It has such a great twist.
Finding love again - even if you don't want it.
Love The BDB Series can't wait for the next book.
The narrator was excellent, as with all books in this series.
Every book in this series I have listened to repeatedly.. J.R. Ward's style is raw,sarcastic, quit witted and in your face.. captures your attention from the very first chapter, and doesn't let go. Tohrment's story is no different.. A MUST READ for anyone who likes paranormal with real grit and great imagery.. pulls you into Caldwell and the world of the Brotherhood like insects to a bug zapper!
The journey, the fact that its told over a lengthy span of time and not one of those short novels; at nearly 600 pages you never want it to end: Tohrment's story has been one that those into this series have longed to get their hands on, at least in my opinion. After the loss of his beloved he was a wrecked man and in this story we see the man build himself back up from the loss and find love again. the trials and tribulations of John Matthew and Xhex as well as the building blocks that have been laid out for Blay and Quinn's story are just the bitter sweetness filling out what I feel is the most anticipated story in the Brotherhood.
Jim has a remarkable way of individualizing each and every character, he really brings them all to life.
J.R. Ward brings every emotion possible out of her readers. Its a roller coaster ride of joy, contentment, harsh reality, hatred, boisterous laughter, and great sadness to the point of sobbing.
I would listen again, I only buy books that I would listen to again. J.R. Ward reels you in and gets you invested in finding out what happens to all the characters. Good series.
I have greatly enjoyed listening to the Black - Dagger Brotherhood on audio. The books are great and I read the first 6 in print. I have since stop buying the print and enjoying the audio books. The different voices make the characters alive.
Lassister - Got to love that angel. Can't wait for his book. Quinn and Blay are another favoirte from book to book. Part of the series...but haven't had their book yet.
The ending....wow... Tears...yes....laughter...you bet...
yes...hated to turn the book off. Real life requires some attention.
The complete series is a wonderful trip into another world. My only issue is the Band of Bastards, not a big fan of heros fighting heros. Preferred the Lessing Society as the Evil.
I will listen to and read the book several times, as I have with the rest of the series.
J.R. Ward has a way of writing that has captured me from the beginning of the first book.
I mostly listened to the book in the train to work, and I have entertained the other passengers with my laughing and crying from time to time during the book.
Liked it, but didn't love it!
I will start off by saying that I liked this book. Spoiler alert: The added drama between Jon Matthew and Xexonia (sp?) and Xex and Noone seemed superfluous. It didn't do much to advance the story or delve into the histories of the characters.
That said, I will read another J.R. Ward book because her characters are flawed, but likeable. I really don't find myself "hating" any one person--actually none that haven't been killed off :)
I have been an audible member for 2 yrs now and have purchased / listened to 200 books which include 20 different series! The BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD is by far my BEST LOVED! This series in my opinion is incredibly written to the point that I feel I know the characters so well that they come to life right off the pages. The author has solicited more tears, laughter and anticipation from me than any other. This is an adult series that is very sexually explicit nevertheless it goes with the theme of the story from beginning to end. I restart the series from book 1 each time J.R.Ward releases a new book just to relive the experience over again. If you love strong ALPHA men then the series will definitely appeal to your senses.
I've always loved listening to the brotherhood books and I find a lot of the details when I listen that I missed in my initial read. Jim Frangione does a great job with the different characters and his tone is great to listen to.
The editing at times can be a little choppy. Sometimes you can clearly tell where something was added or a cut between takes was too quick.
Overall I would definitely recommend this series and audiobooks to anyone!
Great tone and the change in his voice between characters is great!
If you're at all emotional you'll need kleenex towards the end.