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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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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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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 07-31-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "YEESSSSSS!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! J.R. Ward's series are incredible!


    What other book might you compare Dark Lover to and why?

    J. R. Ward's Fallen Series. The men are the same type of men... big, strong, manly, sexy and loveable.


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    Wanda Ruston, LA, United States 07-15-12
    Wanda Ruston, LA, United States 07-15-12
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    "GREAT SERIES--EVERY BOOK!!! Best Vampire story!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Lover to be better than the print version?

    I LOVE the narrator! Hope JIM F. NEVER stops narrating the series! Can't imagine anyone else but Jim, for the series!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love EVERY book & every aspect of each book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can't tear myself away from any book in this series! Once I begin listening, I can't stop!


    Any additional comments?

    I've never enjoyed a series as much as the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB)..The author can't keep up with my eagerness for the next book...Can hardly wait for another BDB 'fix'
    I'm addicted! So well written, I can see everything in my mind! Ms.Ward, just write the books as fast as you can, for all of us who enjoy everything about this series!!!

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    Connor 07-04-12
    Connor 07-04-12 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "Queen of the Vampires"

    Realized that I was clueless on Vampires, and gave J. R. Ward a ride. Decided that part of the popularity for Vampire Books is because good girls like bad boys.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 07-02-12
    Karen 07-02-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Whoa Addictionville!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Lover to be better than the print version?

    long hours in this 10 book series. If you do not like long stories, do not start this series. Reading pace is not fast so listen to a few samples before buying book #1.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Butch, tough, caring and sexy. Book #4 is his story.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    reader brings all these warriors to life. His female voice is Ok, which many male reader can not do a good job.


    Who was the most memorable character of Dark Lover and why?

    Our hero, W. when he eats a chicken leg and rice, will just grab your heart.


    Any additional comments?

    Beware, if you tend to be addictive, this author reels you in on every book for the next
    story in line. Normally you do not need to start with book 1, but a person should in this series as the author sets it up and does not write books independent of each other as other authors generally do.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cristina United States 06-26-12
    Cristina United States 06-26-12
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you love best about Dark Lover?

    Usually I don't ready fantasy novels set in modern times but for this book it made some of the characters more relatable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character... well its a tie between Wrath and Beth.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first audio book that I listened to that Jim Frangione narrated.I am listening right now to the second book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    J. La Red Wing, MN United States 01-09-12
    J. La Red Wing, MN United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2003

    Me in MN

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    "Juvenile."
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    The dialogue was juvenile, the love story under-developed and the plot thin and basically without suspense. This was painful to listen to and disappointing in every way.

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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ 10-19-11 Member Since 2011

    Issy

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    "I AM "SO" TOTALLY HOOKED ON THIS SERIES!!"

    Well, what Can I Say........I LOVE This Book!! I am So HOOKED! I don't have a Favorite Brother as of "YET" I LIKE them All, Well Wait So Far I Really LIKE Wrath! I Really like the way Wrath & Beth Are Together, The way they Take CARE of Each other. You Can FEEL The LOVE they Feel for each other They DON'T Hesitate to do ANYTHING for each other!! They would KILL to Protect Each other.

    BRAVO, J.R.Ward BRAVO!!!!

    I LOVE "The Black Dagger Brotherhood"!!!!!

    This is the 4th Novel that I've Read By J.R.Ward I've Also Read "The Fallen Angels Series" And I LOVEEEE that Series AS WELL!!!

    Can't Wait For the Book After "Envy" 3rd in the Series!

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    Tracy United States 09-26-11
    Tracy United States 09-26-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Intriguing story, awful narrator"

    The book was really cool. I liked reading a non YA vampire novel. I also enjoyed the plot. Definitely kept me interested the entire time.

    Narration: I could not distinguish any voice in this book except for Marissa. The narrator applied no difference in vocal characteristics to the different characters. If the author didn't preface a sentence with the name of the character speaking, I would have to figure it out by context.

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    Sidney YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, United States 07-17-11
    Sidney YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, United States 07-17-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Very interesting"

    I'm always looking for new story lines. This is the first of the series and I loved it. If you like a good love story mixed with intrigue, danger, laughter and supernatural characters, this is the series. I couldn't stop listening.

    Squid

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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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