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Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1 | [J.R. Ward]

Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

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.
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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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    Penny ESCONDIDO, CA, USA 04-26-10
    Penny ESCONDIDO, CA, USA 04-26-10
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    "No voice acting ability required!"

    I have never been this disappointed in an audio book. Well, not so much the BOOK but the
    READER! I listened to the first chapter and just couldn't go any further. No only does the reader take a very AUDIBLE catch breath before almost every sentence, but he doesn't change his voice, attitude or characterization for ANY of the characters! If I'd wanted just to be read to - any one of my male relatives would have done. A REALLY good audio book reader brings the characters to life - but not this guy. If you really want to hear how it SHOULD be done and you like vampire stories - check our Kiss of Midnight read by Hillary Huber. SHE knows how to bring characters to life!

    This book was an enormous let down. I'm sure the book itself is good, but the reader absolutely ruined it for me!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L.G.G. Pittsburgh, PA 04-12-10
    L.G.G. Pittsburgh, PA 04-12-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Series"

    This is a great author. The first book was good - I'm on the third one and they keep getting better. Highly recommend the series. You'll fall in love with the brotherhood.

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    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 03-29-10
    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 03-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Wrath Superb!"

    I started with book 3 because it was on sale and had to go back to book one and two. This is the BEST vampire series I have listen to. Love it love it! get this series. Wrath the Great Blind King, the dark lover of my dreams. J.R made them more like human beings, just a different species, they don't feed on humans they have to feed on their own kind. female to male and vice a versa. They eat and drink regular food and drink. they do not heal as fast as the regular vampire series, but they do heal in 48 hours. J.R. made them a little more humanistic. That's what I love about it!

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    Tina warren, RI, USA 03-29-10
    Tina warren, RI, USA 03-29-10
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    "Can't get enough!!!!!"

    This book is So good! I love the couple and the Brotherhood! Can't wait till book 2

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    Laurie Austin, TX, United States 03-21-10
    Laurie Austin, TX, United States 03-21-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Vampiren Fun"

    This book is not complicated. It is just plain vampire fun. I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator is really good for this book and helps make listening to the book more interesting.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Lowell, MA, USA 03-07-10
    Sarah Lowell, MA, USA 03-07-10 Member Since 2014
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    "I wish all narrators were this good"

    I was in love with the BDB series well before I started getting into audio books, and for the most part that hasn't waivered, so if you're looking for a great para-romance, you've found it.

    What I had to review about was that I think Jim Frangione is the BEST narrator out there. I wish that there were more like him. He doesn't overdo the accents (and Marissa's could EASILY be overdone), he has a lovely voice, and I really wish some of the other para-romance authors out there (Suz Brockmann?!?!) would pick him up to read their work.

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    Laura garland, TX, USA 03-04-10
    Laura garland, TX, USA 03-04-10
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    "i love this book"

    once you start you wont stop. and listen all..

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    Laura 02-22-10
    Laura 02-22-10 Member Since 2007
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    "You have to read!!!!!!!"

    It is so incredible that this is her first series. I cannot wait to hear what she writes next. She is so talented!! This series has it all. You must read. But beware for some very intense love. I cant wait for Lover mine.

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    Jen Hawaii 02-22-10
    Jen Hawaii 02-22-10
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    "Love it!!!"

    I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy this series but it I couldn't stop listening to this book. I also bought the book series and read them when I had free time. I Love the BDB series. I hope JR Ward continues to write about the brothers as more brothers join. I love it... I highly recommend this series.

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    Maryanne Dexter, OR, USA 01-30-10
    Maryanne Dexter, OR, USA 01-30-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Need to read the reviews and description closer"

    I like some vampire books but can definitely do without romance novels of any kind. Sigh.. unrequited and angst just isn't my cup of tea

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