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Darkness Dawns Audiobook

Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)

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    Heather Salem, VA, United States 05-31-12
    Heather Salem, VA, United States 05-31-12
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    "Trite and Predictable"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If not all vampire books had the same "hot" guys and girls ready to rush into bed with them, an unpredictable plot line, and more intense problem solving this book would have been so much more entertaining. The female protagonist is so willing to give up her body and life with barely a thought because she can't seem to get enough of Roland's muscular body and sexual prowess. She seems to act tough out of a sense that she thinks she's a rough and tough feminist, but she caves in to every lusty outreach that Roland throws at her. Enough of drooling over hunky vampires women! Get a life! Very dissappointing book.


    What was most disappointing about Dianne Duvall’s story?

    Too predictable and trendy


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the listener could have second guessed what would come next


    What character would you cut from Darkness Dawns?

    The mystery woman


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie 02-29-12
    Robbie 02-29-12 Member Since 2010

    I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.

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    "I Got the Warm Fuzzies"

    This looks like it will be a great new series for those who like romantic fantasy on the steamy side. Admittedly, there are some marked resemblances to other books in this sub genre. I noticed similarities to the work of S. Kenyon, L. Sands, and C. Feehan. I'm rating this book, however, on it's own merit. Not everyone will have read those other authors' series before reading this one.

    The book is well paced, with steamy romance scenes. It is not material suitable for young teens, in my opinioin. What I really enjoyed in this book was how well the action scenes flowed. Fight scenes have a way of losing my interest, but these were written and read in such a way as to keep me involved.

    The narrator did a fine job overall, although her male voices were on the weak side. I only gave her 4 stars because while it's only one thing, given that most of the characters in this book are male, it's an important flaw in the narration.

    For me, the true sign of a book's worth is how it makes me feel when I finished. If a book in a series ends with a "cliffhanger", I feel unsatisfied. If a book ends on a bad note, I feel cheated. This book finished it's story beautifully and completely. Oh, there's a teaser to inspire you to continue reading the series, but the main story between the focal couple ended in a satisfying way. Well done!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Russellville, AR, United States 07-29-11
    Jennifer Russellville, AR, United States 07-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Yummy"

    This book was so great, awesome, wonderful, could not get through it fast enough, but sad when it was over!!! Roland is so sweet, strong, generous, gorgeous and Sara is the type of heroine you love to read about, funny, sexy, and so so likable. I absolutely can not wait to read/listen to the next one. The book kept me on the edge of my seat.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
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    "Meh, it's ok"

    Not very original, not the greatest writing, but a good narrator. The author does what so many romance authors do and make the two main characters fall in love right away without the reader getting a sense of the characters and why they would fall for each other. The author races right to the physical relationship and sacrafices character development. I won't read any other books in this series and don't recommend it.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 01-04-13
    Lisa 01-04-13 Member Since 2013

    Married, not quite 40 mom from the mid-west. I sit behind a computer all day translating large amounts of data into business solutions.

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    "The plot is thin"

    Like many other reviewers I struggled to connect with the characters, the concept of a vegan good guy blood sucker and the overly long narration it takes to describe these 'immortals' made me yawn.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    marsha Quakertown, PA, United States 06-14-16
    marsha Quakertown, PA, United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "huh"

    I wasn't crazy about the book, not a page turner. Took me over a month to complete.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "eh"

    did not really care for the story line or the aay it was written, waste of a credit but if u want something easy to listen to that really wont grab your attention then this would be a good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 01-14-16
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 01-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Cheesy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm tired of these romances where the lead female is devoid of a real personality and some super natural man thinks her non-personality and stubborn streak are oh so irresistible. The lead male in this book has been around for hundreds of years and he really was unable to find a boring female to make his own in all that time?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable ending - I don't necessarily mind romances that are predictably going to turn out well but if that's the case then the story getting to that ending should be interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kel 12-09-15
    Kel 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The author has something, but didn't do much with it."

    It was a very drawn out, overtly preachy book. I prefer books that have an interesting overall story along with the romance. This focused too heavily on the dialog between the 2 main characters, with no depth to pull that off. I did enjoy the different take on the vampire/immortal world.

    I'm an avid reader/listener of supernatural romance books and usually binge on a whole series in a couple weeks. I can't bring myself to buy the second book because it lacked the grab most of these types of books have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-01-15
    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Twilight Rated R"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less romantic novel, more vampire nation.


    Would you recommend Darkness Dawns to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. My friends don't read romantic novels.


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s voice?

    Great voice characterization.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Not my genre.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book / series for certain readers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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