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Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 Audiobook

Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.

©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 04-05-13
    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Book & History Enthusiast

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    "A decent story..."

    Overall I'd say I enjoyed this story. It's not the best I've experienced but certainly far from the worst. This is one of those times when I think if I had actually read the story, I would have enjoyed it more with the voices my own imagination would have come up with. I do have to say that the reader (Luke Daniels) is acceptable for the most part but his voice for one of the angels was distracting for me (he sounded like Jack Nicholson, really...Jack Nicholson an angel?) and he often spoke far too slowly for many of the male characters. Apart from that though he was fairly believable. I'm definitely interested in looking up some of the subsequent stories in this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 02-19-13
    Denise KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 02-19-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "Great book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. They take you to a whole different world. When it ends, you can't stop thinking about it.


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

    Frangione's voice is fantastic for the Brotherhood series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Diego 01-06-13
    Amazon Customer San Diego 01-06-13

    Sulamita

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    "Oh my were to start!"
    What would have made Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 better?

    Book is good but narrator has been wrongly cast. Pardon me, but it seems to me that every time I choose the pay for a narrator it is always a 50 year old man or woman voice the one that get to do the job. It is a vampire book for god sake.. so this means that it needs to be a young, deep and powerful voice, yes it is a a very old vampire but they happen to be always blessed with very young bodies, and this guy is also warrior not a peaceful old man. Women are the one that enjoy the most this story so even a woman voice too can work, but as well, not a grandma voice in here, neither one that sounds like a teacher or a preacher one...I am wondering if there is no young male or female voice actor in this business. Sorry to be so brutal, but the last thing I was expecting to listen was the voice of an old man reciting me erotic scenes ... I can't stand it. In the other hand he will sound amazing if he was reading LA Confidential or any Noire book, or let's say some Agatha Christie Poirot or so on. No disrespect to the age, but is like a parent figure were reading an erotic book to me....no..no..


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    If this is a detective or noire, yes more definitely.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the book, I hate the audio.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 11-13-12
    Susan 11-13-12
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    "The plot's thin, but steamy!"
    Would you try another book from J.R. Ward and/or Jim Frangione?

    I've read others in this J.R. Ward series, and will read more. They're entertaining, good for a lazy summer afternoon.

    I don't know if I'll listen to any more though, especially with Jim Frangione narrating. He made all of the women in the book sound like weak, docile creatures with no sex appeal. Yuck!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    I may listen to another, but not if the main character is supposed to be a strong woman.


    Was Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    It passed the hours driving, but I could never do two in a row like some other audio books.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Greeley Colorado 09-05-12
    Amanda Greeley Colorado 09-05-12 Member Since 2017

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic.I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan.I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "J.R. Ward is worth the read."

    The Black Dagger brotherhood is a very interesting series.
    The characters are diverse and are very male. They are masculine with a venerability that makes them accessible; which is necessary in immortal warriors.
    I don't care for the mixed slang. The characters supposedly have been around for centuries and are highly intelligent occasionally break into a pseudo ghetto slang that you usually only hear childish wanna be gang bangers use.

    The reader in not the most expressive or exiting of narrators but you can almost forget him once you get into the story.
    I know this seems to be a mixed review but the books evoke mixed feelings
    PROS
    #1. The story is quick moving and involving
    #2. The characters are personable and will draw you in
    #3. The world in a world is well thought out and intriguing
    CONS
    #1.The mixed slang will drive you crazy and the seeming occasional juvenile behavior is off putting.
    #2. Narrator is not right for the book. He lacks emotion and expressiveness the story deserves.
    #3. I don't really "get" the protagonist. What's their point?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leosmary 08-20-12
    Leosmary 08-20-12
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    "Awesome series read beautifully!"
    Would you listen to Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 again? Why?

    Without a doubt. I love the BDB series and love to reread them. Sometimes I'm too busy to read so audio helps me get the enjoyment I love out of a good book by a great narrator. I drive 1 1/2 hr to and from work and sometimes I just want to hear a good book instead of the radio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rhage of course. I know it's his book but the book is written so well u can't help but fall in love with him. There is a lot going on around Rhage not just his story but his story is enough of a focus point to keep u reminded you're reading about him First.


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

    Jim gives the book that extra masculine touch I could never give it.


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

    Even though the whole book was great and it's focused on Rhage. I loved when John Matthew finally gets a filling meal and then of course the ending which I don't want to give away.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 08-15-12
    Karen 08-15-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Sweet Dragon"
    Where does Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    great listen and pulls you into a fast pace world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the dragon


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

    Rhage


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

    the dragon pushing his nose into our heroine


    Any additional comments?

    If you start this seriers, you will not be sorry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Gensler 07-29-12
    E. Gensler 07-29-12
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    "Good story but....."
    What did you like best about Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the story. It is my first BDB book, but I plan to go back and read book 1 before moving on. Right now, I plan on reading all of the series.....if the narrator doesn't just really turn me off. Also, the use of contemporary "cool" slang was a little ridiculous. Sorry, just felt that some of it was more than a little hokey and forced.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Frangione’s performance?

    I felt JF's reading was VERY monotone. Just felt there was so much that could have been done with the text.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 07-26-12
    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2011

    EOD wife and loving mother!!!

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    "Similar to the first"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 to be better than the print version?

    No, I think the males voice sounds too old.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The happy ending.


    Did Jim Frangione do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I couldn't tell any difference.


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

    It was enjoyable.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy United States 10-03-11
    Tracy United States 10-03-11 Member Since 2015

    trose77

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    "Great story, poor narration"

    I am really enjoying this series. If you enjoy adult paranormal novels, particularly "good" vampires, definitely give these books a chance.

    Narration: Similar to the first book in the series, with the exception of Fritz, I can't distinguish character voices whatsoever. I have to use the context of the sentence or rely on the author hopefully starting a sentence with a character's name.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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