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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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    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

    Audible Addict!

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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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    Amazon Customer 05-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Stephanie

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    "What a beginning"

    I have read and listened to this book multiple times. JR Ward has an excellent way of bringing you into the characters life, making you love them, feel their desires, and want what they want. She has laid down a great path for a great series with this book.

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    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 05-03-12
    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 05-03-12

    Mom, cupcake froster at local gourmet shop, and avid listener to books while doing said frosting or housework. True audiobook addict!

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    "This series needs a warning label for addiction!"

    This book is the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Be prepared to be swept into wanting to buy the rest of the series straight away! After listening to this book, I found myself buying up all the rest of the titles in the series as my credits became available.

    You have been forewarned!

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    MarCar 04-25-12
    MarCar 04-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love The Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this audiobook. It has action, suspense, and romance all tired into one. I have recommended this audio and the other series associated with the Black Dagger Brotherhood to all my friends who love to read and listen to audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how this story was not like a lot of the traditional stories of vampires. It showed another side that could actually be possible if this was a real life story.


    What about Jim Frangione???s performance did you like?

    I love the way Jim Frangione narrated the story. I was able to identify each character. The way the story was narrated I was able to picture each scene as if I was actually watching it on a movie screen.


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

    If I had the chance to take any of the characters to Dinner it would probably be Beth. I would love to have girl talk over dinner about her life with the Black Dagger Brotherhood.


    Any additional comments?

    I first heard of J.R.Ward from a young lady I was serving jury duty with and I have been hooked every since.

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    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 04-24-12
    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2017

    I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.

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    "Great Story, okay narrator"

    This audio could have been much better. The story is very interesting, but the narrator reads the book like a radio announcer.

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    Jessica Charlestown, MA, United States 04-13-12
    Jessica Charlestown, MA, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2011

    This is my escape.

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    "Good Story, eh narrator but worth it"
    What three words best describe Jim Frangione’s voice?

    Would also do well reading a Physics textbook.


    Any additional comments?

    So I'd heard about the J.R. Ward Series and they are well written, addictive when you are in the book and over all worth the credit. I would however say the narrator is not my favorite. These books fit into the category of escapist sweet nothings and are very enjoyable for that reason. The other similar series I have listed too, Jeamiene Frost's and Charlaine Harris', are right in that boat too - they however have MUCH better narrators.

    The series is different from the two previously mentioned in that the story is told from each of the main characters' perspectives. Where as in those other series you have one narrator either Cat or Sookie here you will hear Wrath, Bella, Mr. X (the evil character) etc. Just a different approach but you don't get that same hero/heroine connection. Or rather you do its just not as deep. It is interesting that you hear the inner monologs of both sides and she put everything out there so there isn't a lot left to wonder about.

    J.R. Ward's plots are very similar throughout, the classic and expected good over evil. The reluctant lover who ends up being passionately in love with the other and so on...Escapist greatness. As 'predictable' as that is having the stories vary amongst the brothers and their individual personalities and issues does keep the story interesting.

    Overall definitely a 4.5 for the series (at least as far as I am into it - and looking forward to more)

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    Ann OH, United States 03-28-12
    Ann OH, United States 03-28-12 Member Since 2012

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    "My Guilty Pleasure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this series. It's my guilty pleasure. I love the characters, the stories and the narrator. Can't wait for number 11 .


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