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Lover at Last Audiobook
Lover at Last
Written by: 
J.R. Ward
Narrated by: 
Jim Frangione
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Lover at Last Audiobook

Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

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"The hottest collection of studs in romance" (New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight) returns as number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world - at last....

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it's about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young - just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It's hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he's learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions...but as the battle over the race's throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together...finally become one.

©2013 J. R. Ward (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    DaleKoutros 10-05-14
    DaleKoutros 10-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to handle man on man."
    What was most disappointing about J.R. Ward’s story?

    This book is hard to handle due to the sexual content and description of man on man sexual encounters. I skipped over the chapters that involved man on man sex. The story would have been more appealing if the author skipped the descriptive homosexual sex scenes. As a woman, I am not interested in listening to every detail about a man performing oral sex on another man. It is not appealing!


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    The narrator gave a great performance. It was well delivered.


    Did Lover at Last inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to skip over certain chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    Excluding the homosexual sex scenes the book was great.

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    K. Herndez Sacramento, CA USA 10-02-14
    K. Herndez Sacramento, CA USA 10-02-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Read/Listen"
    Would you listen to Lover at Last again? Why?

    Oh yes, I am a re-reader...I will read/listen to it again with the rest of the Series I recommend this Series to anyone who likes Paranormal


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover at Last?

    The Helicopter trip


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

    Yes I am please with his voice. He is easy to listen to.


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

    This Series always has a section that I cry through


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    Reginald 08-19-14
    Reginald 08-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Best of the Black Dagger books"
    Would you listen to Lover at Last again? Why?

    Yes,yes,YES


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover at Last?

    The build to the climax of Quin and Bla's romance was in my humble opinion was wonderful. I laughed and cried listening to this book.


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

    Quin


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

    Relationship are hard at the best of itmes. When one person has been broken from childhood by none other then their family. Finding true love is often a miracle. This story shows that miracles still can and do happen.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't understand the negative reviews, this one is thus far my favorite and I'm now on the last book in print at this time. Please keep these stories coming. Thank you J R Ward!

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    TrvlLvr Alabama, USA 07-27-14
    TrvlLvr Alabama, USA 07-27-14 Member Since 2012

    I love learning about unusual places, people and things.

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    "Better than anticipated"
    Would you listen to Lover at Last again? Why?

    I have listened to this book twice because the story was inspiring, heart felt and current.


    What other book might you compare Lover at Last to and why?

    Nothing I have read to date.


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

    Mr Frangione is the only person to read this series. His understanding of each character is surpassed only by Ms Ward's.


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

    Absolutely hated to stop listening.


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    Aracelys 06-27-14
    Aracelys 06-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book - would have love a better ending."

    ***Spoiler Alert***
    I have been a huge fan of BDB series and I was so excited about Q&B book, that I blew through J. Mathew's and Tor's book to get to Q&B. Although, I was left feeling a little cheated with the previous books ending, I still held out that Q&B's book was going to fill my cup. And it did, somewhat.

    What I liked about the book: Ward touched on subject that even in our day and time it is still a sensitive topic. She did a great job, no hold's bar on the couple's scene! My favorite scene was the moment between Blay and his mother, which really warmed my heart. It was written well and felt real. Qhuinn's journey was also the best part of the story line. His confusion about who he truly was tied in well with the characters previous actions in the other books. Yet, he was still the beloved hero. Reading this book reminded me how far these two characters have come and how close they were at one time.

    What I didn't like about the book: I understand the need to introduce new character's in order to continue the series, but Sola was introduced mid-book, and from there Assale and her's story line took over the rest of the book. I could have done without their story line, or they could have had their own book. By the time these two were inserted with their story's, I was already invested in Xcor, Llaya, and Wrath's story line. Then Trez and Iam story line also started to develop which pulled away more time from Q&B. After all, this was their book? With all these story lines going at the same time, I felt the ending was rushed, thrown together and could have been finished tighter instead of utilizing an Epilogue to wrap things up.

    There was still so much more room to polish the relationship between Q&B. There are still a lot of unanswered questions for the trios, Qhuinn, Blay and Llaya. Fingers cross that Ward ties this up better in future books, although I hear that these three are barely mentioned in the King.

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    Rachael 04-10-14
    Rachael 04-10-14

    New series suggestions?

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    "Good Story .. But"
    What did you love best about Lover at Last?

    I really like the characters and the history of the brotherhood. I wish that each book wasn't so similar in some ways. It's always some hunk of a guy finding so OK girl, and falling in love. I know it's everyones fantasy, but it's every story plot. If you can get past some of the goofy "all of us girls will find a wekk built hunk of our own" logic, then the back story is pretty good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Z, a crazy and horribly scared brother with attitude.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    The Narrator is awesome. He thickened his accent a bit for this book, but other than that..


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

    It would just make a great film. I'm a reader not a writer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-14-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Completed at last, until the next one."

    I have not put a review on all the books in this series only because I picked up most of the series at a local library and have listened to them already, so with that in mind my review will be for all the books overall. This series is not my favorite and I have contemplated giving it up after a couple of certain books, but I stuck it out and after this book I'm glad I did. This is one of JR Wards better books. For me Z/Bella, John/Xhex, and now Quinn/Blay's book are my favorites. Wrath/Beth, Butch/Marissa, Rhevenge/Elaina were pretty good books. Rhage/Mary and Thorment/No'One was just okay. I was not a fan of V/Jane, Fury/Cormia, and Payne/Manny. I must say that with the arcing in the stories one cannot enjoy the really good books without reading all the books in order. And now I'm hooked and want to know about Xcor and Lylia which knowing JR Ward we have to read another 3 or 4 books to find out if they get there happy ending. Narrator does an excellent job throughout the entire series.

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    Jennifer MacGeorge Garland, TX, US 03-06-14
    Jennifer MacGeorge Garland, TX, US 03-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Some great, some not so great"
    Would you try another book from J. R. Ward and/or Jim Frangione?

    Always!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that the book was not centered solely around the two lovers this time. I loved that Ms. Ward introduced so many new characters, and made me fall in love with each one of them. I love the stress with Layla and the forbidden love she has. This book was great in so many ways!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene with Payne and Layla, I was so distraught at the possible loss there, and I definitely cried from happiness when Ms. Ward thought of that ingenious way to save us all from that loss! Also, I LOVED seeing Layla's strength within Havers' clinic


    Do you think Lover at Last needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Of Course! you can't leave my favorite fantasy world (and me) on the brink of disaster without telling me what comes next! I can't wait for the King! However, because this book is titled differently than the rest, my biggest fear is that it will be Ms. Ward's last in this series, and after all the hours I have spent falling in love with the story, characters, relationships, and also becoming excited about the new relationship that are brewing, I don't want it to stop!


    Any additional comments?

    So, why the four stars? Well, there are some obvious reasons this book might be a little less appealing to the natural readers of this type of series (heterosexual females), but that's only a small part of the awkwardness for me. While I didn't enjoy reading the love scenes as much as I normally do, and I appreciated more time focused on other characters as a result, I still have a small problem with the men themselves being uncomfortable with all the parameters of being homosexual. If the characters are uncomfortable being openly gay, how can I fully embrace and support it when it doesn't come natural to me? For that reason the relationship just would sink in, and then by the ceremonial ending there were gaps I couldn't stretch over to reach that "I'm so happy for you" stage. I missed that in this book!

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    Andrea HIGHLAND, CA, United States 02-12-14
    Andrea HIGHLAND, CA, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "simply amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lover at Last to be better than the print version?

    wow this is just a simply amazing book. This book FINALLY gets into the love we have been teased about for so long. What an ending, seriously I don't think there could have been a more perfect ending to this book. Plus as always she has opened us up to more people, more facets to explore. keep up the good work Ward I will be here ready to listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything, sorry but I can't think of one thing I didn't like. I am so glad we finally got to hear the love story we have been seeing bloom.


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

    i could have but knowing I would have to wait for the next installment I tried to pace myself so i will not go thru withdraw


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    Barbara 02-04-14
    Barbara 02-04-14
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    "A Truly Awesome series, !"
    If you could sum up Lover at Last in three words, what would they be?

    totally mind blowing !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover at Last?

    Quhinns induction into the Brotherhood !


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

    He has one of the most expressive voices I have ever listened to ! You feel as if you are actually there in the story !


    Any additional comments?

    This is one the best series I have read to date, very well written. and very hard to put down,
    after reading book 1 , nothing will stop you from reading the rest of the series,!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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