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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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    Natalie reads... United States 01-04-15
    Natalie reads... United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Tell me a story. I promise to listen.

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    "a perfect anecdote ..."

    for all the romance and happiness that doesn't exist in real life.

    in my opinion the best of the series so far.

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    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 01-04-15
    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2013

    Lover of all books, especially Romance!

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    "BDB Rocks in any format!"

    First off I have all of these books in hardback, kindle and now audible. I love the series anyway I can get it so this is really biased. The narration does the book justice and was good. If you love 50 shades with a paranormal kick butt bite with true grit this is something you might wanna try but can be addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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    Chris 07-20-14
    Chris 07-20-14 Member Since 2013

    Love strong female characters, like twists and unpredictable story line. Love it steamy. Recent favorites; Game of Thrones, Divergent...

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    "Love how the tradition to "nice guy, lover" works!"

    Narrator's voice does not really match the "slang" in the story. Sometimes appears awkward. Use of some terms are already. Story did provide the emotional ride I was hoping for.

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    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 02-05-14
    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh My Goodness......"

    This book is my absolute favorite so far in this series!! I cried, laughed, and could not stop listening! I cannot believe the events that unraveled in this book. I am soooo hooked on this series, but I do not know if another book in this series can compare! I have already downloaded the next in the series!!!

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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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