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Dark Lover Audiobook
Dark Lover
Written by: 
J.R. Ward
Narrated by: 
Jim Frangione
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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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    Kerri Mililani, HI, United States 12-15-10
    Kerri Mililani, HI, United States 12-15-10 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVE J.R. Ward"

    I am a voracious reader and was looking for something new and came across J.R. Ward. I liked the characters, as always I want to know more. I was surprised at how quickly the relationships progress, yet the story is fast paced and I believe it goes along with the Vampire way of life. VERY intense in all aspects of their lives. Each Warrior has their cross to bear and loads of baggage that influence so many aspects of their and their brothers lives. The women in the stories each have their strength and weaknesses too that bring out more development in the primary characters and the other brothers as the stories progress. The Lessening Society has its part, I like seeing their evil plans develop, I just would like more brother time. I am surprised that many that have reviewed the audiobooks didn't state that they had read the hard copy of the books. I have read the entire series 3X. I put the audiobooks on my iPod to listen to the story while I work. I work overnight in a closed store with no customers and am on my feet and it's great to have someone read me the story while I work. Music is played overhead at work, I just like to have my own music or stories to listen to. I recommend the series, Jim Frangione has a nice voice, I had initially expected a different voice but he brings the stories to life. I'm thankful that I didn't have to wait for the audio books to come out one at a time. Finding them ALL available is a huge bonus for me. I recommend all the audiobooks based on having read the hard covers. Sexually explicit/language warning.

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "JR Ward Writer of Erotic Horror Fantasy"

    I see that people either love this series or they hate it. I'm thinking that they are only reading one book at a time, and not in order. If you Don't like Erotic Horror Fantasy. DON'T READ JR Ward books. I have read the first two of the "Fallen Angel" series and I'm hooked. That was the reason I started BDB. I am enjoying the BDB, but find the Fallen Angel series more to my liking so far. I'm up to book 4 in BDB and each one gives a different perspective of each member of the "Brotherhood". Erotic Horror Fantasy is not for everyone, and that is why I think it is important that you know what you are purchasing. I am enjoying the series so far and will continue. I am very much looking forward to the next "Fallen Angel"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Selin Greenwood, MO, United States 12-05-10
    Selin Greenwood, MO, United States 12-05-10
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    "Listen to this first"

    I never listened to this book before listening to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th novels. It left me with a sense that I was missing something. So, when this book was on the list for $4.95, I jumped.
    It was good to learn how the series started. Narrator - I am now used to his shortcomings and he certainly wasn't great. He can't do female voices at all so it sometimes is confusing while listening to a conversation between a male and a female.
    The novel certainly answered a lot of the questions I had about how some of the character came about and how they knew each other...etc.
    And the most rewarding info.... I KNOW WHO JOHN MATTHEW IS!!!
    Ha! That was great.

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    Morgan Winder 11-25-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Love this book!"

    I just completed Dark Lover and am onto Lover Eternal. I can't stop listening, anytime I have a chance to put the audio book on I do. I am loving this series and am thrilled there are so many books left to go! Highly recommend the series.

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    Sheila 11-13-10
    Sheila 11-13-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Dark Lover"

    I loved this series. Very hot and steamy love scenes. Very graphic killing scenes. If this does not bother you than I recommend this series.

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    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 10-04-10
    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 10-04-10 Member Since 2009

    I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.

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    "My favorite series"

    I really enjoyed the entire series of the BDB. I have listened to the novels a couple of times and am always waiting for the next in the series. Great writer with a great imagination. Complex story lines woven together with imagination and creativity.

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    Terri 09-12-10
    Terri 09-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Insolence"

    I LOVE THIS SERIES.. At first I found the narrator annoying, but after the first two books he bacame a part of the brotherhood.. For the ladies (and men) who have a vivid imagination... you will fall in love the the brotherhood. Rhage and Vischous are my favorite..

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    Deloris Washington, DC, United States 07-21-10
    Deloris Washington, DC, United States 07-21-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful"

    I loved this series so much I listened to it twice!! It has everything Romance, action , its funny at times and very sexy !!!I Can't wait until she writes the next book .

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    Stacy9203 Sioux City, IA 07-13-10
    Stacy9203 Sioux City, IA 07-13-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator did not suck and the book rocks"

    No clue what everyone else is complaining about. I am an avid reader with a high standard of quality in my paranormal romances. This book was a great beginning to a great series. I have waited for years to start this series because I tend to see the author as arrogant and pretentious. Unfortunately, in this case, she has right to be. The book was well written; I cared about the characters that were well developed and tugged at my emotions. The author took time with the details and yet the book did not drag on or get boring. The sex scenes were hot and the introduction of new characters was well timed. Loved this so much I bought the second book the day I finished this one. I am now on the fourth book and bought all the paperbacks as well. If you enjoy paranormal romance then you will not be disappointed.

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    Angelyn S. Furst 06-10-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Fun read!"

    With the exception of the emphasis on romance, the books is quite interesting. I read it because of the high ratings of the other books in this series, and look forward to reading the rest of them.

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