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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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    Dea United States 03-01-12
    Dea United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I love this Author!"

    Another Great story! I am already gearing up for the next in this series. I seem to can't wait to get to the next book on the list...Thank You Audible.com!

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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-20-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2012

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    "BDB Series Really Gets Interesting"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Backstory, Intimacy, PTSS (Post-Traumatic stress syndrome recovery)


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

    When Bella helps Zsadist accept himself.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    He seems very comfortable with the characters and vocabulary of the series.


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

    Yes....but it took several sittings because off other responsibilities.


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Jeannie Clinton Township, MI, United States 02-20-12
    Jeannie Clinton Township, MI, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    My Favorite book of JR Ward's Zsadist is my favorite book. He goes through so much and still comes out on top.


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    dorothy adair, IA, United States 10-21-11
    dorothy adair, IA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2015
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    "JR Ward is the best!"

    The stories are so good you just want to listen to the whole series beginning to end.

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    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 10-15-11
    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent - I really enjoyed."

    I found this book under a review for urban fantasy. This book is listed under Romance however it crosses the line to fantasy. The male charactors remind me of an Anne Bishop or even Jim Butcher story. Although Jim Butcher uses a lot more sarcasm and humor, Anne Bishop and this author really getting into the male psyche, bringing out that women and MEN can have a lot of physical and mental pain simmering in their background motivating their decisions regarding relationships. I love vampire stories and this whole series is the perfect combination of action, storytelling and romance without it becoming over bearing or the steamy love scenes there for no reason.

    The only time a winced is when the narrator pronounced Tupok (the rapper's name) as Toopack. --- But that's okay because even though he doesn't go high on the female voices, I think his narration truly moves the story along.

    My advise, if you like vampire, real manly man, twist and turns with every chapter, you may like this one but please, start from book one.

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    Tracy United States 10-14-11
    Tracy United States 10-14-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Best One Yet"

    This book has the best plot of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books so far. It focused much more on the characters overall and less on the sexual intimacy....not that I mind that, but it was good to get a feel for who the Brothers truly are.

    My issue with the narration is the same as with the previous books, though I am starting to get used to it.

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    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
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    "Made me laugh and cry"

    This book made my heart clench so much throughout this book from the series. I have listened to this more than once and love Phury and Z in this book. Bella is one of my favourite Females from this series. Left me absolutely satisfied.

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    DB 02-22-11
    DB 02-22-11
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    "OH MY!"

    OH MY! I am so addicted to this series. You must read them in order to understand the sequence of the characters and their significance to the Saga. Black Dagger Brotherhood series has everything TWILIGHT doesn't. If you are offended by violence & explicit sexual content, then this is not the series for you. J.R. Ward writes with such intelligence, quick wit and consistency. I laugh and cry as I become enthralled with each character.

    Each book is as good as the one before which is very unusual. The narrator is definitely the ONE for this series. He actually seems to get better with each book. Spend the credits and buy the entire Black Dagger Brotherhood. I will definitely listen to these books again.

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    Stella 02-04-11
    Stella 02-04-11
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    "Surprisingly great!"

    If you have read the other two books Zee is the bad/scary/sadist of the group.
    But his story tells you why, Zee story is the saddest when I need a good cry I listen to this book. However it is the most rewarding cause you struggle with zee. I was so scared of him b4 I read his story know all I see is "real man". Loved it. Author great, narrator fabulous for this series.

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    eva ATLANTA, GA, United States 02-02-11
    eva ATLANTA, GA, United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A terrible past is no always a terrible future"

    Zsaidist is the dark emotional brother, full of secrets buried in his subconscious. This story shows a great deal of trauma and how the past misfortune can find different answers to coexist with the present. Post traumatic Stress Disorder may not be cured, but it can be treated. Everything is not what is seems.

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