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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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    Dea United States 03-01-12
    Dea United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A NEW SERIES FOR ME!"

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this series, I've just finished a series from another author, and I thought that series was going to be hard to beat. But this is story is truly a starter for me. I've heard a lot about it. I am just going to say, I am not disappointed.

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    Jeannie Clinton Township, MI, United States 02-20-12
    Jeannie Clinton Township, MI, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "BDB"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Lover the most enjoyable?

    Loved the book, liked the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    loved the story line


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    loved the different tone for the people


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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-17-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-17-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Promising beginning to a story & characters"
    Would you listen to Dark Lover again? Why?

    Yes. Much to take in, interesting details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beth, the human reporter whose life changed.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The inflections in the voices.


    If you could take any character from Dark Lover out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Welsey.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forrest Stewart 01-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Slow start to a FANTASTIC series."

    This book is your introduction to a terrific series. The Brothers are powerfully sexy and a load of fun. Hang in there, it just gets better and better.

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    Jay United States 12-28-11
    Jay United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2012
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    "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY AN AUDIBLE FREQUENT BUYER!"
    What did you love best about Dark Lover?

    Great book, very interesting and not too much paranormal to dominate the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The romance is the best.


    Who was the most memorable character of Dark Lover and why?

    Wrath, complicated and honorable, he learns he deserves happiness too.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator is FABULOUS! Takes a little to get used to but once you do Frangione is AMAZING!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Garjone 12-22-11
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    "Vampires and Lessers and Humans - Oh MY"
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    different, erotic, entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Lover?

    when Wrath rescues Beth


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    distinguishable voices for each character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Half-human becomes vampires lover


    Any additional comments?

    can't wait to the other books in the series

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    Sandra 12-21-11
    Sandra 12-21-11

    I am an avid fan of audible. I have over 150 titles in my library. Kersey Cole is one of my favs

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    "This is an awesome story!"
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    Couldntput it down


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wrath so strong yet so vulneralbe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Marissa and Butch


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Humans and vampires make world better


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    CGS KY, United States 08-30-11
    CGS KY, United States 08-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "wonderful"

    I love this series. I've read the books several times and wanted to be able to listen to them on the way to work. At first I didn't care for the narrator Jim Frangione and even looked to see if he narrated the rest of the books. But after the first few chapters you could tell Mr Frangione really started to connect with the characters. I really enjoyed this audiobook. I will warn... These books are steamy and it's different to hear the sexual encounters than it is to read them. I was a little pink at times :)

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    Deborah Houston, TX, United States 08-19-11
    Deborah Houston, TX, United States 08-19-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story, can't stand the narration"

    I would have given this more stars but for me the narration was so jarringly WRONG, I couldn't rate the audio book higher. Never fear, I was able to get past my initial dislike of his voice and cruddy acting skills - and I'm so glad I did. I have since read (on my Kindle) 7 more of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and am very thankful I found them! While I was a devotee of the romance novel in my young adulthood, I have since moved on to mysteries/suspense/paranormal/urban fantasy - romance novels now usually bore me. Not these! They're an awesome mix of the action/supsense and romance... I highly recommend the series (even if I can't recommend the audio book!)

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    Christie Simi Valley, CA, United States 05-25-11
    Christie Simi Valley, CA, United States 05-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring!"

    I hated this book. I've listened to more than 50 "Urban Fantasy/Romance" type books since I first fell in love with the Twilight series.

    This is by far the worst I've listened to. I only forced myself to listen because it had so many good reviews and I hoped it would get better. It didn't.

    There isn't any love or romance in this book. There isn't any excitement until the last chapter or so and even then it's dry and predictable. There isn't anything supernatural really, and the characters are stupid and boring. The sex isn't even interesting. Don't waste your money if you are over 16.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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