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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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    Sara 03-04-13
    Sara 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sexy Vampire Series"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    Yes. I try not to read books over, but it would do the book injustice to say no.


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

    Excellent narration. Brings each character to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think 50 Shades of Grey brings as much to the table as this sexy vampire series

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    Sondra Hazelwood, MO, United States 02-19-13
    Sondra Hazelwood, MO, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015

    ♥ Sondra ♥ Mom of 3 ♥ LOVE Vampire Books

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    "My Favorite So Far"
    Where does Lover Awakened rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is by far my favorite book of the series so far! I am absolutely in love with the character Zsadist!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ZSADIST!!! I absolutely LOVE him, I love his story, and how his story is still playing out! I cannot get enough of him and his little family!


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

    I love Jim, I've listened to all the books in the series so far and Im never dissatisfied with Mr. Frangione.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ***SPOILED ALERT***
    OMG YES!!! I still get chills when I think about the ending of the book where Zsadist writes "I LOVE YOU" for Bella!


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    Amazon Customer United States 02-02-13
    Amazon Customer United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is my favorite so far in this series."
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    This is my favorite book in the series so far. The narrator does a good job too.

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    Vickie 02-02-13
    Vickie 02-02-13
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    "Transformation isn't easy but not impossible!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a story about various forms of bonds. It is about power over, love, resistance and submission.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The twins! How they were there for each other. How they held each other accountable.


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

    No. There's something unique in his voice.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Don't know but the story definitely educates one on the issue of torture.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a tough read for me. I wondered why I kept listening at various points. Something about it did not let me give up on it.

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    Brandy Alma, MI, United States 02-02-13
    Brandy Alma, MI, United States 02-02-13
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    "Amazing"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    I love that such a tragedy is turned into an amazing love story.


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

    The flashbacks of the twin brothers that explains how Zadists past turned him into such a monster.


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

    Most definately, I never wanted to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read, my favorite of the Blackdagger Brotherhood books so far.

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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-20-13
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-20-13 Member Since 2015

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "ZSADIST AWAKENED!!"

    This is probably my favorite book out of the series thus far!!

    I love Zsadist and Bella, and their story is really amazing! Zsadist struggles with his past and the hatred and turmoil it has brought him all these years. His story alone is one to cry about. The horrible things that were done to him were unthinkable, and you begin to understand why he is the way he is.

    Bella, whom Zsadist saves from the lessers, is so sweet and gentle with him, despite the awkward tension between them in the beginning. Things change so much when they do finally get together. But you begin to wonder, however, what it will take for Zsadist to realize what he truly has in Bella.

    This book has so much in it in addition to Zsadist's and Bella's story. Fury and his bond with his brother is a great story in and of itself. There is also heartache, shock, and so much more. So many unforeseen events that happen...my head is still spinning! From Torment, John, Fury, and Butch...so many OMG moments! GREAT GREAT BOOK....best yet in the series so far!!

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "They just keep getting better!"

    J.R Ward keeps the hits rolling. If you have gotten to book 3 then you know why! The plots are awesome, the characters are awesome, and the love scenes are hot!

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    Theresa UINTAH, UT, United States 12-15-12
    Theresa UINTAH, UT, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    Fun and easy to listen too!!!! I am hooked on the series and can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 12-13-12
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Very disturbing story, but it was still worth it"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    I have already listened to it again. This series is better when you read and listen to it at the same time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Zsadist was able to get beyond his past and learned to love and care for others.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Frangione's fits the storyline and brings out the characters emotions and personality very well.


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

    Yes, it made me very upset that Zsadist was so abused. I never understand how anyone get their jollies out of hurting someone that badly and actually believe themselves to be so important. Pathetic.


    Any additional comments?

    A very emotional and disturbing book. I love that J.R.Ward is so thorough with her stories. You will never feel shorted by her books.

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    Geekette in San Jose 12-08-12

    Cindy

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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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