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Lover Awakened Audiobook
Lover Awakened
Written by: 
J.R. Ward
Narrated by: 
Jim Frangione
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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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    Beth HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 09-04-12
    Beth HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm an eclectic reader. I'm 5 foot 3 in, brown eyes and silver hair. The rest is subject to change.

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    "A good Guilty Pleasure"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    Jim Frangione gives a wonderful performance. The story is quick paced and well done. You care about the characters. It is a bromance with some steamy sex scenes and that is what makes it a guilty pleasure.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A tad predictable but satisfactory and fulfilling


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Melissa comes into her awareness of herself as an individual.


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    Rowan 08-13-12
    Rowan 08-13-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.

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    "My favorite Black Dagger Book!"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Heartbreaking, Powerful, Redemption


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zsadist! He was this tortured creature.. barely recognizable as capable of human emotions and then he is unwillingly forced to face his past and seek something better. His journey is some of the most powerful and emotional writing I have encountered and it is my favorite book in the series, hands down.


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

    Zsadist because it is such a hard character to portray. It could have felt uncomfortable if not performed so brilliantly.


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

    I could barely stop. I listen on the road for work and I hated having to go into my appointments and stop listening. This is also the first book I listened to at home. I just didn't sleep until it was finished. Then I started it over.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a pivotal book in the series and it must be read in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 08-10-12
    Carrie 08-10-12

    Books, Books, Books

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    "The best in the series, but narration lacking"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    I loved that Zsadist found love.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bella being saved.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

    His narration didn't seem right for this book, but I am sure that there are other books that fit his narration style better.


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

    There were some sad moments, and some laugh out loud moments also.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite book in the series so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 08-10-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "*dreamy sigh*"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    I had heard that this book was the BEST one in the series and it DEF WAS! It was so great to learn Zsadist's background and watch him get past his fears with Bella.


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

    I just love him as the narrator. He does an excellent job!


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

    Both!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Moki 08-08-12
    Moki 08-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I'm In LOVE!!"

    This one is one of my fave books. I love this story of Bella and Zadists. Very HOT, HOT, HOT. Wish I was Bella. JR Ward is a genious with her writing skills. And Jim Frangione is AMAZING! Wonderfully done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer White Rock, NM, United States 07-16-12
    Amazon Customer White Rock, NM, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2011

    Dawn Voss

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    "WOW! What an emotional rollercoaster."

    I have to say this such a beautiful love story. The characters are very well developed. I like how the characters stories are touched on in each book. The beauty tames the beast but it most definitely is not an easy path.

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    Cristina United States 07-05-12
    Cristina United States 07-05-12
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    "Stunning"
    Where does Lover Awakened rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is only the 4th audio book I bought so I don't have much to compare it to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have become attached to all of the characters really but for this book I love the chemistry between Zsadist and Bella.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't put this book down. I finished this book in two days and I am already starting on the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Cedar City, UT, United States 06-19-12
    Brooke Cedar City, UT, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Vampires and sex does it get any better"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    the twist of vampires with romance


    What did you like best about this story?

    the combination of the vampire theories with the twist on the romance


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

    Beth - typically I have a difficult time with men performing female voices. It is much easier for me to accept females performing male voices. In this case Jim did an exceptional job.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great book but exceptionally descriptive in the romance side therefore could potentially not be for everyone. Definatley adult content only. I would not want my teenage daughter reading this which in turn makes it good for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 06-05-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 06-05-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "WOW another excellent book in this series."

    I am totally hooked on this series. I cant stop listening. Totally worth every dollar I am spending because I have been out of credits for a while now. I am on to book 4 and its only been a little over a week since I started this series. I hope you all enjoy as much as I have.

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    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 06-01-12
    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 06-01-12 Member Since 2011

    To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...

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    "My favorite so far"
    Any additional comments?

    This book centers on Z, who is the darkest character of the Bothers (so far). Because of my growing curiosity of Z in the previous books, I was looking forward to getting his story. I was not disappointed. Ward tackled very strong, emotional and physical traumatic subjects very well.

    It's a great story - my respect for Ward is growing as a writer because she forces her characters to grow and confront their inner demons. She doesnt chicken out by grazing over obvious serious issues. And she does it very subtlety - no preaching to the reader behind her characters. Very solid series.

    Jim is still his stuffy self, but you know what? I like Jim. He *is* the voice now of the brothers for me. I am an out spoken narrator snob, don't let the negative reviews of the narrator (even mine) keep you from downloading. Yes, it's not the very best casting choice, but it's not so bad you can't enjoy it. I don't even mind it now. If you have actually read the paper book, then don't download - you will hate it, but if this is your first read/listen then download book 1 and enjoy! You will. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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