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
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I am so late for this review... But if u have not started on the BDB, well then u are missing one awesome vampire series! Love them all
I bought the first 3 audiobooks of this series because they were on sale prior to Halloween - thought I'd try something different.
BIG mistake! I should have stayed with my usual genres of history, classics, mystery/thrillers and historical romance. I have never read a vampire book before, and after this first one, I never will again. Maybe I am selling other authors of this genre short, but I did not like this one at all. No redeeming qualities whatsoever - no wit, no humor, no real emotion, predictable plot. Nothing but bad language, unrealistic characters (if you can call a vampire "real"), and way too many violent images. It may appeal to teenagers, who I suspect were probably the target audience, what with the Twilight books/movies being all the craze nowadays, but I would be surprised if anyone over 30 would like it.
And for someone who appreciates outstanding and very professional narrators like Barbara Rosenblat, Davina Porter, Humphrey Bauer or Simon Prebble, as I do, Joe Frangione's narration was just plain awful. Extremely monotone and dull, with absolutely no characterization at all. I will never again download a book that he has narrated.
I tried to keep going to the end, since I'd paid for it, but after about 5 hours I just couldn't tolerate it anymore. I'm going back to something that is truly exceptional for both story and performance, like one of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries! Fantastic...and worth not only the credit, but the time spent listening to it!
I hope Audible will let me return the other two Black Dagger Brotherhood books I bought, since I haven't even download them yet. If not, I will have thrown my money away....
Absolutely NOT recommended.
This is my first Brotherhood book and it was well worth my time and credit. I have never read anything like it. Great Book!
I LOVED this book, listened to it in 2 days. I am excited to get the rest of the series. J.R. Ward is a great writer.
It's written by a stereotypical man's point of view of what he thinks women want in romance. I either cringed in discuss at the "romance" parts or laughed out loud.
The whole thing
This is the first story in a series of so far 10 soon to be 11( New Book "THE KING "). okay but I digress. The story takes place in a factional town in Upstate New York, and let me tell you JR Ward put a new spin on vampires. These Bad ass Alpha Male Vampires are nothing like what you grew up watching and or reading. We find Wrath, an angry vicious Vampire who is the last of the pure bread vampires, and a Bad ass fighter as are all of the brothers. But Wrath has a secret. Meet Elizabeth ( Beth) Randall the female who is meant for this foul mouth Neanderthal. But Wrath wants nothing to do with Beth's transition even though her father begs him to help her. After Darius is killed by the Lessening society Wrath Honors his request and OH BOY the fun begins. Enters Hard ass Caldwell "Cop" Brian "Butch" O'Neal. him and Wrath bump heads a lot and physically, can you guess who wins that fight?........ lol. There is a lot of twist and turns in this book you also meet the Brother Rhage... Oh god I Love him!!!!! and his book is the second in the series. This is a must read for all Vampire Lovers. This woman knows how to keep you interested in these Brothers.
Now go read this one then read Rhage, Zhadist, Butch, Vishous, Phury, Rehvenge, John Mathew, Tohrment, and Qhuinn. you will not be disappointed
Lara Adrian's Kiss of Midnight.there are many similarities between Wrath and Lucan. They are both leaders of there group of Vampires. they are both twisted and feel like they are not worthy of a mate until they both meet their perfect counter part.
first choice would be Phil Gigante, Second choice would be Robert Petkoff
Wrath,of course. The brother is just so sexy and twisted, poor thing who doesn't want a badboy alpha male with and attitude that needs fixing.
get a better Narrator this one sounds like he's dead.!!!
Ok...If you're thinking about reading a series....this is a MUST HAVE!!!
You will not be disappointed with any of these books. A matter of fact you're lucky if you're just now getting started...I had to wait, biting my nails for each series to come out. I'm on hold waiting for the next book....enjoy!
Sexy, Interesting, Pageturner
Beth was a great character because she had a lot of depth, and is a strong woman.
Jim Fragione does an excellent job at reading for all charcters in this novel and in the series.
Love has no boundaries
Yes, I love the thrill and passion the story gives.
I love Beth, she is strong and knows exactly what she wants.
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