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Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1 | [J.R. Ward]

Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.
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Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins.

Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart - and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

©2009 J. R. Ward; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Susan 03-29-12
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    "If you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series..."
    Any additional comments?

    If you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series and are wondering if you will like this one too.... Yes! The series can be stand alone but if you've read BDB you will be way ahead, as the stories run parallel and have some minor interwoven characters. Though I can't say this series has the same erotic pull of BDB quite yet - it's still well worth the credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Duane Houck 03-09-11
    Duane Houck 03-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Definately not for me"

    First, let me say that I did not like this book. In my 150 Audible books I have finished, this is the first review I have ever written, in hopes of warding others away from a long bad read/listen. On a 35 hour driving trip, I almost did not finish it.

    1. Terrible Dialog. The dialog is forced and delivered poorly by the reader. I couldn't figure out which was worse, the writing or the reading.

    2. Too many f- bombs. I am probably less offended by cursing than almost anyone I know, but the cursing was over the top-- in some cases, even in the narration.

    3. Can't make up its mind what it wants to be. Love story: C-, Suspense Thriller: D-, Sci-Fi: D-, Overall: D-.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Rogue River, OR, United States 02-06-11
    Linda Rogue River, OR, United States 02-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Superflous sex!"

    If I were reading instead of listening I'd just flip a couple of pages. I really like the story line. I love the narrator and think he adds a lot to the work. And, I admit, I will probably get at least another of the series to try. It is, in part, a love story so a couple of the sex scenes would be fine. They're even well written (if extremely explicit). But after the fifth or sixth it's just too much. They get in the way of an otherwise good tale. Too bad.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Regena 10-24-14
    Regena 10-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "all over the place"
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    This was a slow - all over the place boring novel. Couldn't even finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 07-29-14
    BluBumbleB 07-29-14 Member Since 2015

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    "LOVED IT!"

    JR Ward is easily in my list of top favorites! I was smitten with my first introduction to her writing with the Black Dagger Brotherhood and I'm so glad I've got yet another addicting series in Fallen Angels.

    Covet, the first story in the battle between good and evil was awesome! There was a bit of suspense and mystery, coupled with other worldly fantasy & romance that I really enjoyed. The characters are intriguing and left me excited about what's to come. Ward blends the human/paranormal thing like a pro. The narration was good, although I compared it to the BDB the whole time expecting the voice characterization range that Jim Frangione had, nonetheless, Dove did a respectable job.

    I'm all in with this series, and highly recommend it as a total credit worthy purchase!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    W. Suffern, NY, United States 05-21-14
    W. Suffern, NY, United States 05-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I am baffled by this book's high ratings."
    What disappointed you about Covet?

    Where to start? This is one of the worst audio books I’ve read. I do not understand why this book is so highly rated. The only thing I can say is that the plot had potential. This potential was never realized. To be blunt, the writing is awful. The characters interact with each other as if they were pouty teenagers with anger issues. The author pads each line of dialog with curses in order to try to make the characters interaction more plausible. It doesn’t work. It really doesn’t work. Furthermore, the characters act in self-destructive and counterintuitive ways. This includes such stupidity as one of the “good guys” having a fist fight with someone he really knows to be a good person and has the “good guy’s” interests at heart.
    I did finish the book. Whenever I know I’m going to give an audio book a bad rating, I feel obligated to give the author every opportunity to redeem himself. He didn’t. If you are interested in really great audio books in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy genre, you can’t do better than Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” series and any of the Brandon Sanderson books. I warn you, these two author’s have quite a large amount of books already written so you may be reading just them for quite some time. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 01-29-14
    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2015

    I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!

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    "This book was so amazing!!"
    If you could sum up Covet in three words, what would they be?

    Twists, turns, hot


    What other book might you compare Covet to and why?

    JR Ward is kind of in a league of her own


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't but he's one of my favorites now!


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

    Most definitely. Couldn't wait to get to book 2!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. JACOX usa 09-30-12
    L. JACOX usa 09-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I loved the story and I loved the narration."

    I have been looking for another good story to listen to and was seriously thinking about canceling my subscription until another good book that I wanted to hear came out. I am a BDB fan and have been in agony waiting for the story about Q and B to hit the stands in March of 2013. I was pleasantly surprised that the story grabbed me and held me the way it did and I even liked the narration, which has been another stopping block for me after listening to stories read by Phil Gigante. Everyone else has begun to sound like my GPS is reading the book to me.
    I think that Eric G. Dove did a really good job at getting the story across. I am learning that a narrator can make or break a really good book and story line. I have read some really good books, and when I tried to listen to the same story on audio book the narrator turn me away from books that I knew were really good.
    Not this time ! J.R Ward is a fantastic writer and I think that Mr. Dove did her work justice and I think I have just found myself another narrator I can trust to pull up a chair with me next to my fireplace and read me a story as I snuggle up in my favorite blanket. I can't wait to hear the next in the series. Ironic that just as I was losing faith in finding another good audible book to listen to the story of Fallen Angel was delivered to me, of all things, by a man named DOVE!

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    ElijahDan Boston Ma 09-17-12
    ElijahDan Boston Ma 09-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Book to Muli task to."
    If you could sum up Covet in three words, what would they be?

    Read the Series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None,takes a cast to make it good!.


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Half the experience!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Well,if you consider spending credits on the others in the series "extreme", then yes. No strong emotion of any degree,just a decent Listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish J.R Ward would continue the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 09-08-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 09-08-12 Member Since 2014

    Audible Addict!

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    "Pretty decent book."

    This book was pretty decent. I read it after reading all the BDB book, so it was a nice change. Was getting kind of tired of the same people reading BDB. I have not read any further than this book in the series yet. Its worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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