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Lover Awakened Audiobook

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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    Dean Bleary Tokyo, Japan 12-16-13
    Dean Bleary Tokyo, Japan 12-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Just got into this series and LOVE IT !!"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    So far This book is probably my fave in the series. What I loved best was the female leads determination and drive to get what or who she wanted no matter what. Couldn't help but root for the girl.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously my favorite character is Zsadist the lead male. His back story was heartrendingly sad and yes I cried a bit. What made it all the more powerful was the love shown to him by his brother who is obviously suffering himself from unwarranted guilt. But it was amazing to watch as his character grew and finally got to a place where he could love himself.


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

    The narrator was consistent. I have to admit tho that I would much prefer to hear different voices done for these characters though but still no real complaints.


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

    This story runs the gauntlet of emotions from anger, fear, self hatred, self sacrifice and love. it will take you on an epic journey that epitomizes the time honored cliche that love truly does conquer all.


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    Pinkyglue Foxboro, ma 06-28-13
    Pinkyglue Foxboro, ma 06-28-13 Member Since 2015

    Holly

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    "My favorite book in the series...... but....."
    Would you try another book from J. R. Ward and/or Jim Frangione?

    I'm absolutely in love with this series but the narrator killed it for me...... I only got this book because I had a credit and it was my favorite book in the series.


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    Scottie in TX Texas 05-13-13
    Scottie in TX Texas 05-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Scottie

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    "I Love These Brothers!"

    Ok, first let me say that I have been sitting on this audio and the 2 before it for over 2 years. I had so many books to listen to and they got lost in the shuffle. With that said, I am IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES! This book however was a really complex read and I loved the way the author goes out of her way to give you background on each and every character. The main character in this book (Z) was so easy to love, as life has been difficult for him. It was interesting to see the revelation of his feelings for his brothers, as well as Bella.

    I'm so hooked now, that I am on to the next audio....

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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 04-08-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "YEAH TO THE BROTHERHOOD"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    Zsadist has always been my favorite (always out for the underdog). Love the tenderness you see in him periodically. I loved that he found love.


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

    Bella's persistence and when Zsadist's eyes turn.


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

    I like this entire series. All characters and plots are entertwined and are built upon with each book. I am glad that we don't loose characters as the books continue.


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

    Nothing. Jim Frangione's narration is getting better and better. I can say that at first I disliked his narration - he was too flat, but now he's great.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to finding out what happens with Torment and why what happened to Wellsey happened.

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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."
    Any additional comments?

    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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