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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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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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    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
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    "Main male with a twist."

    I love that the main male character is perfect even with imperfections. I love that, so sick of beautiful men and women in these vampire books. Makes them more believable. Also love and enjoy the world that Ward had created, want more on audible.

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    Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 06-09-11
    Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 06-09-11 Member Since 2011

    The Perfect Storm! Audible, a great Audiobooks Reader and an adventure/romance in my little green iPod...

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    "Moral Jewel"

    These books are like a "romance" version of Twilight with an R rating! A tad "cheesy" but still with a plot! I recommend them.

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    Lucy SAN PABLO, CA, United States 04-12-11
    Lucy SAN PABLO, CA, United States 04-12-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Narrator ruined it for me"

    Love the books ~ bought them to read to myself after this. Was hard to get the narrator out of my head at first, though. He is awful and I had to keep repeating lines from the book to myself as he read so that I could take it seriously. Great books, just not as read here.

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    Chria NEW BERN, NC, United States 03-03-11
    Chria NEW BERN, NC, United States 03-03-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "What was I thinking???"

    I have wanted to check out this book ever since I've had to direct sheepish-looking men in my bookstore to the Romance section for the next one out in the series (which they swear does NOT belong in romance -- it's a manly vampire series, ahem). But why I didn't check out the reviews, which DID warn me (maybe I thought I had?) or, at the very least, listen to a preview is beyond me and why I deserve the waste of a credit.
    I have no idea if these books are any good. I am relieved that JR Ward does not constantly refer to genitals in conversation as "your sex" as other romances I've tried tend to do. But she does, and it makes me cringe. But there is evidently some hot sex going on, full of passion and arousal and dark heat -- but what I can't get past is that THIS 'HOT' ROMANCE IS BEING READ BY MY GRANDPA.
    Okay? Everyone sounds like they're pushing eighty and have a varying degree of a regional Pennsylvania Dutch accent. So I guess that means that this "hot" romance is being read by my Amish grandpa. He needs to stick to articles by the likes of Art Buchwald and maybe Paul Harvey. Whose brilliant idea was this?
    If I thought I could get my credit back I would, but I suppose I will consider it a lesson learned. Now I will be going to my local library to see if I can check out the book rather than pay for it, in case it just sucks overall, as the reviews are saying. The whole convenient degrees of blindness does bother me a bit.

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    Amanda e lpaso, TX, United States 02-21-11
    Amanda e lpaso, TX, United States 02-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Ok I like it"

    Yes it is good. If u like Christine Feehan, Sherilyn Kenyon, and books in that genre u will love this. I had read J.R. Ward b4 and didn't like the book but it was a different series full of gangs and slang and rap music references bleh .....This has those but not in excess.

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    Cale GRASS VALLEY, CA, United States 02-03-11
    Cale GRASS VALLEY, CA, United States 02-03-11
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    "Appalling!"

    this would make for a good softcore adult film on Showtime. Dont waste your money or credits on this trash.

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    kathy prior 01-14-11
    kathy prior 01-14-11 Member Since 2009
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    "R U KIDN ME?"

    Worst Narration I have ever heard! The book is bad too, but might have been somewhat tolerable with someone doing a good job of reading.

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    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-17-10
    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-17-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Just two words..."

    Num-num!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to laugh, there's a minimum of 15 words required for this comment section or it won't publish, so I repeat, nummy nums!

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    Terri Fisherville, KY, USA 07-08-10
    Terri Fisherville, KY, USA 07-08-10
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    very good listening. I highly recommend

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    Melissa Berkley, MI, USA 04-07-10
    Melissa Berkley, MI, USA 04-07-10
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    "Love it!"

    I love this story and I really like Jim's voice.

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