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Dark Lover Audiobook

Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The first novel of J. R. Ward's New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood series features a unique take on vampire lore and heavy doses of sensuality.

The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

©2005 J.R. Ward; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    patricia Capitol Heights, MD, United States 08-06-12
    patricia Capitol Heights, MD, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Awesome...The ending was great twist"
    Would you listen to Dark Lover again? Why?

    Yes, the first book capture my attention from beginning to end..can't wait to listen to the second book


    What did you like best about this story?

    When I realize that Beth man was blind..called the Blind king oh wow love it


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Just awesome


    If you could rename Dark Lover, what would you call it?

    The Blind king


    Any additional comments?

    Any chance of a movie?

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    Joe 07-10-12
    Joe 07-10-12
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    "Awkward"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only because the Story is good, the preformance however is Not!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I am a fan of The Brotherhood characters, Rhage is my favorite though.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Jim Frangione is stiff in his performances (all of them, so far). There is no Enthusiasm in his Performance. You can hear him swallowing.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sure


    Any additional comments?

    New Narrator Please

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    Clennell JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 06-13-12
    Clennell JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    ""At First I was Skeptical""

    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.

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    Jennifer Warrenville, IL, United States 06-08-12
    Jennifer Warrenville, IL, United States 06-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Lustful Adult "Twilight""
    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Tina Oregon City, OR, United States 06-07-12
    Tina Oregon City, OR, United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2008

    Audible junkie by night, IT director by day. That doesn't mean I'm a nerd, quite the contrary.

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    "What an amazing series!"
    Would you listen to Dark Lover again? Why?

    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.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Jim Frangione does an amazing job with the different character voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book and this series highly!

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    shannon mesa, AZ, United States 06-02-12
    shannon mesa, AZ, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2017
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    "a good series. hot loving ,good verces evil."
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    the bad guys get to be the heroes loving with all there hart and so much more.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    he is perfect for this series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    this one and the next and the next


    Any additional comments?

    its complicated so take the time to do the research on the order they come in or you'll be disappointed and confused.

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    Trisha HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-01-12
    Trisha HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Slow Start but liked it!"
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    Complex and Entertaining


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Narrator did a good job, voice was easy to listen to


    If you could rename Dark Lover, what would you call it?

    The Prodical King


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 06-01-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 06-01-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Fantastic Book!"

    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.

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    Marian CHAMBERSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-12
    Marian CHAMBERSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Occassionally hard to follow the narration."
    Where does Dark Lover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Dark Lover to and why?

    Midnight Breed series. Similar that they both center around a band of brothers fighting evil and one at a time finding love.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 05-13-12
    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "TERRIBLE NARRATION. KEPT FALLING ASLEEP"

    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.

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