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Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3 | [J.R. Ward]

Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.
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Publisher's Summary

Author of the number-one New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood novels, J. R. Ward enthralls fans with her erotic urban fantasies.

The third book in the series tells the story of the vampire Zsadist, a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

Listen to another Black Dagger Brotherhood chiller.

©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This genre-bending third novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series...is a perfect fit for those who like fast-paced urban fantasy rich in both fury and poignancy." (Booklist)

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    Geekette in San Jose 12-08-12

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    "Darker than book 1 & 2 but very excellent"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Another intense story waiting to draw you into their world


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Jim Frangione's voice and performance is a good match for the depth of this story.


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

    It was hard to unplug and return to my everyday life.


    Any additional comments?

    I am relieved there are so many books in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle centennial, co, United States 12-04-12
    Michelle centennial, co, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent - best of the first 3!"
    Where does Lover Awakened rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    These books are enjoyable but I was worried that by book 3 the theme would start to repeat. I was happily surprised by this book and really liked where the author is taking these characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    timberly Tallahassee, FL, United States 12-01-12
    timberly Tallahassee, FL, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE THE SERIES"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    The whole series is great to listen to, very entertaining. Very easy yo be sept away in the story. :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia L Scales 11-10-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Best story so far!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lover Awakened to be better than the print version?

    Oh yes!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Awakened?

    The whole story!


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

    His voice is wonderful


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What's Doing?


    Any additional comments?

    If you havent read this you are missing out!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Franklin, IN, United States 11-05-12
    Shannon Franklin, IN, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again because I am sure there was something I missed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12
    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12

    Communications Professional, Jewelry Artist and Lifelong Reader

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    "Favorite of the first four books in the series"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    Maybe, and that's saying something for me. I'm a voracious reader, but I very rarely re-read books, regardless of format. In over 30 years, the only books I've ever read more than once are "The Hobbit" and "LOTR" by Tolkein, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte and "A Discovery of Witches" and "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness (and I only re-read these last two for the sake of a book club discussion.) The character of Zhadist is what might lead me to re-read "Lover Awakened". He's very unique, and his story is one of absolute ruin to absolute redemption.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12
    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "An excellent book (Mixed up reveiws with Eternal)"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    (( So sorry I mixed up my reviews)) Zsadist is one of my favorite characters and I just loved the way the story was written. JR has become one of my favorite authors


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

    I can't compare it. She is an author who can write stories that connect but are not copies of the others. And that is a great in my book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How Bella's love was able t save Zsadist from himself.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 10-14-12
    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally Addicted !"

    Before I was even finished with this book I was buying the 4th in series! I cant get enough of the is story! Thank goodness there is 10 books I don't know what I will do when it ends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Monika 09-27-12
    Monika 09-27-12
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    "OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    BEST BOOK EVER


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Awakened?

    Every moment we got to see into the past was great


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

    He could use a lil bit more emotion and a few slang lessons!!!!!!!! He is just very flat sometimes! But the story is what keeps me listening!


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

    Yes, i teared up a few times! I just love...love


    Any additional comments?

    I pray she keeps up the good work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. J. Acton minneapolis, mn usa 09-05-12
    J. J. Acton minneapolis, mn usa 09-05-12

    hot crafty goodness

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    "Adore Zsadist...abhore Jim Frangione"
    What did you like best about Lover Awakened? What did you like least?

    The depth of pain the leads have to overcome makes for a conflicted yet tender storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zsadist is my favorite brother...definately the character that has the most growth in the series and the most depth.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Frangione’s performance?

    It was unremarkable, bland even. The Brothers do not have individual voices, even Butch who has a Boston accent, was read in the same tone as Wrath (also suppose to have an accent.) There is such a richness in dialogue, snappy sarcasm and smart ass one-liners, contrasted with sincere, heartfelt depth that the practically monotone reading was just horrible. If you can READ this book, don't listen to it. The AUDIO is a WASTE of an incredible story. I would avoid all books read by this performer, at all costs.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A better narrator would have sent this over the top. And less time spent with the Lessers, I always just skipped over those parts as I read. They really did not add much depth or more conflict to the story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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