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Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3

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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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    Teresa 09-11-15
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    "One of my favorites!"

    I have read this book and now the audio version. It's well worth a credit or the money. You won't be disappointed!

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    Tracie 08-29-15
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    "Amazing story. Not so amazing narrator."

    I love this entire series. Each book sucks you in more and more. I think Lover Awakened is my favorite. It's a beautiful story about emotional growth and learning how to overcome abuse.

    My only complaint is about the narrator. Frangione is so monotone and lifeless and it really takes away from the books. I can't tell any difference between characters unless I'm listening to context clues. He makes everyone sound bored no matter the scenario the characters are in. Very unfortunate.

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    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 08-19-15
    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2009

    LOVE English Bulldogs, Nelson Demille, Patricia Cornwell and just reading in general!

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    "This one may be my favorite so far"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it was a good story and fun to read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    V is my favorite, but Z is a close second. I like his back story and his personality and this book wrote him very well. You could feel his anguish and sincerely wanted everything to turn out good for him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have just one in this book. It was really all good. While the lessor's story is relevant, I tend to just skim over their chapters because it's not nearly as interesting as what's going on with the boys!


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

    hmmm, not sure, but I'd love it if there was a mini-series of these, each episode dealing with one of the boys' stories. That's be very cool.


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    B. Poole 07-28-15
    B. Poole 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cant go wrong w The Brotherhood"

    What's not to like.....awesome all the way around though in these early books too much time is spent on The Lessers.

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    Ms. SGM 07-26-15
    Ms. SGM 07-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Zhadist and Bella"

    WOW!! This story was amazing. I have always had a sneaking love for the bad guy so Z was already on my radar. But now, that brother is my favorite. It was truly heartbreaking to find out all the injustice he endured & how it warped his view of sex & his own body. It also shows that no matter what you go through, when the right motivation comes along for you to change, & you want to change, you will. Sometimes a person has to go through something to be ready to help someone else get through it later. Z did not want to help Bella on some levels, but he was the only one that could truly understand what she had gone through. By helping her, he freed himself. Another reviewer said he was disappointed by the ending, but I loved it! I mean the biggest & baddest next to Wrath doing a face plant, ya gotta love it!!

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    Amazon Customer Charlotte, NC, United States 06-25-15
    Amazon Customer Charlotte, NC, United States 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite of the series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    You get to see a major transformation in one of the darkest characters. You get to understand the darkness, where it came from and how she pushed him to deal with it.


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

    The apples and ***spoiler alert*** the reconnect scene at the end. I dropped a few tears. It was so sweet and you see the promise of the relationship, how far he has come and to what lengths he is willing to go.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    He is such a great narrator that you can't just choose one. He gives them all their own personality. If there was another narrator reading this book, I do not think the books or the connection with the books would be the same.


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

    Yes! You get caught up in the turbulence of the story and your emotions get involved. You want to actually be part of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read this series twice and this book 3 times. If you get a chance, go to Amazon.com and get their novella. It gives more insight into their relationship and the relationship ***spoiler alert*** with their baby.

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    Amazon Customer 06-01-15 Member Since 2015

    Audible addict... need i say more

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    "YES yes YEESSS!!!!!"

    I have been waiting for this story since z was introduced as a character in the main story. Soooo worth the wait. even if the series ended here I would be happy. but thank "the virgin" it's not. on to book 4.

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    Talltexanamazon Texas 05-25-15
    Talltexanamazon Texas 05-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another wonderful read/listen!"

    Loved every moment! Laughed and cried... Z and Bella story is inspiring, will enjoy again and again. A Must Read!

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    diannia 05-11-15
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    "the best"

    loved this so glad I started these books can't wait til I get the next book started...

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    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 04-30-15
    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2016

    Loving my life and hanging out with my four grandchildren!

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    "Black Dagger Brotherhood does no wrong!"

    This was book three of a thirteen book series, so far, agoodnd each and every one has been totally enjoyable! This book is centered on the Blackdagger member Zsadist and his shellen Bella. The book gives you all the back story on Z and shows you why he is such a tortured soul. By the end of the book you will be in love with these characters and ready for the next book in the series. As always Jim Frangione does a wonderful job! He is perfect in his performance! This series should not be missed!
    mate

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