Few authors can accomplish such in-deph development of their characters time after time like Ms. Ward does. I am always humbled by her skill and always, ALWAYS left breathlessly waiting her next publishing.
Mr. Frangione does an excellent interpretation as usual.
Absolutely....I already have. Jim Frangione is the soul and voice of the brotherhood. This novel, captures the essence of pain, sorrow, and despair of lost love, while weaving a vine of hope, compassion and healing through to the thrilling end. Ward does all this without losing the testosterone kick that the BDB series is known for.
That's what is so unique....no other book or series like it to my knowledge....it stands alone.
Classic.....Frangione....he makes the books jump out at you....Book 3 and Book4 were not on audio format when I first started the series....I had to read them....I could hear his voice in my head through each book
Both....Ms. Ward is a master with emotion....an artful storyteller.....the best in her genre.
Keep them coming Ms. Ward....thousands of us will never tire....I'll read and reread these until I'm 90....You are phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!
If you haven't read this series it's a must.. Another excellent book in the series just as good as all the others. I can't wait for the next one.
I love this woman's writing. It is so in the "now" and she's "on it" with the slang. Her characters are deep, not cardboard cutouts. They are not predictable and when they mess up, you can certainly understand why. J.R. Ward is right up there with the best. I truly could not put this audio book down. Her male characters curse, they have deep issues, they are sexual, nice and in the end very caring. I also loved the dynamics between the star couple. They fight and work through there "stuff". Jim Frangione is excellent. I remember in the first book that he narrated for the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, he swallowed a lot. It's amazing to see how he's really grown and gotten into the characters.
If you like urban fantasy, you probably already know to get this one.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
It kept me on my toes, what I thought would happen didnt and what I thought would not happen did.
Some parts are very emotional and made me shed a few tears.
Every thing that you would need in a series. Laughing, suspence, crying. Just want it to keep going, don't want it to end. Although I was upset at the end. It just stops, Not sure if there is another book, there really should be, cause the whole story is not told. Every book in the story has a great ending, but this one is the best. Narrator could have been better, not much of a differant tone for each person, and females didn't have the right tones. But loved the fact that they kept the same guy in each book.
The men discribed in this book was awsome, and the sex, wow. Wish my man could do some or all of it. I know my whole family was getting a little sick of me listening to it cause I just could not put it down. Plus at work people were looking at me funny cause I would just bust out laughing at some of the spots.
The whole ending about the meaning of life and death was great, and how you could change the colors of life and death and still get the same effect. Would give you something to really think about.
Why do we put white with the marrage and black with the death? Who started it and why does everyone follow along with it?
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.