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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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    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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    Theresa Louisville, KY, USA 05-24-10
    Theresa Louisville, KY, USA 05-24-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book"

    I don't usually do the Vampire thing, but once I started listening to this book, I couldn't walk away from it. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Loved all of characters!

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    Jane Henderson, NV, USA 05-18-10
    Jane Henderson, NV, USA 05-18-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Not my cup of ?tea?"

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who also loves Sookie Stackhouse. This series is not for me. I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters. This is also a series and you can tell that each book is going to be about a different character from this book. I just didn't care enough about them to want to read more. Sorry.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Penny ESCONDIDO, CA, USA 04-26-10
    Penny ESCONDIDO, CA, USA 04-26-10
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    "No voice acting ability required!"

    I have never been this disappointed in an audio book. Well, not so much the BOOK but the
    READER! I listened to the first chapter and just couldn't go any further. No only does the reader take a very AUDIBLE catch breath before almost every sentence, but he doesn't change his voice, attitude or characterization for ANY of the characters! If I'd wanted just to be read to - any one of my male relatives would have done. A REALLY good audio book reader brings the characters to life - but not this guy. If you really want to hear how it SHOULD be done and you like vampire stories - check our Kiss of Midnight read by Hillary Huber. SHE knows how to bring characters to life!

    This book was an enormous let down. I'm sure the book itself is good, but the reader absolutely ruined it for me!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 04-15-10
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 04-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Do Not Pass Up This Book!"

    This is my first Brotherhood book and it was well worth my time and credit. I have never read anything like it. Great Book!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L.G.G. Pittsburgh, PA 04-12-10
    L.G.G. Pittsburgh, PA 04-12-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Series"

    This is a great author. The first book was good - I'm on the third one and they keep getting better. Highly recommend the series. You'll fall in love with the brotherhood.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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