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The Darkest Night Audiobook

The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld, Book 1

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His powers - inhuman; His passion - beyond immortal. All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own. Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments...and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction - and a soul-shattering test of love.

Don't miss the other books in the Lords of the Underworld series.

©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 02-04-11
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 02-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    "edit, edit , edit"

    This book should be shorter; it takes forever to get to the point. The conversation seems to be forced. Thank god it was on sale.

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    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 01-17-11
    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 01-17-11
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    "Amazing!!"

    I was apprehensive to buy this book in the beginning but I'm so glad that I did. This has turned into one of my favorite series and authors. Showalter does an amazing job building the fictional world but never losing sight of the romance building for both the main characters and future books. Highly recommend this book/series!!!

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    Andrea Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 01-04-11
    Andrea Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 01-04-11
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    "Don't waste your time."

    Badly written, full of cliches and a complete rip off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I can't even believe this woman hasn't been sued by JR Ward. This books is so similar it's shocking. A group of cursed men living together and fighting as a team, each with their own set of issues, all single and hooking up one by one. At least the Brotherhood series is good. This was just really trashy and ridiculous. The characters weren't even likeable. The whole "the voices go away when I'm with you" idea was a rip off of the Sookie Stackhouse books. There wasn't an original idea or thought in this entire book. I won't be reading anything by this author again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    richard STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-23-10
    richard STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-23-10
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    "Very good and does justice to book"

    If you like the book then you will love the audio book. Narrator is able to carry story well and develops different voices for each characer.
    Good deal

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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "beginning of a good series"

    I really was happy to fine a new series that caught my interest. Maddox and Ashland are really a great couple, and the calm that each brings to the other is really nice. If you like demons and the supernatural, give this series a try. I've read the first 5 books and the presequels, and they all are good. Try this one. It's worth the credit.

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    Emily Cotton Valley, LA, United States 10-06-10
    Emily Cotton Valley, LA, United States 10-06-10
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    "Yuck!"

    I couldn't even finish it. It was too bad to even waste my time with. I wish I hadn't wasted the 2 hours I DID put into it, not to mention the credits.

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    Sandy Boone, IA, USA 06-15-10
    Sandy Boone, IA, USA 06-15-10
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    "Terrible Narator"

    I Love this series!!! Have the print books and will keep reading them but geez!!!! this narator is absolutely horrible!! I wish I would have listened to the sample before purchasing the 4 books series because I would have picked a different book to download especially considering that it costs 2 credits! Please listen to the sample before you make your decision on this one. But do read the series it's really great!

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    Kim-Marie Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-16-10
    Kim-Marie Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Concept 4, Execution 1"

    I was really interested in this story. It had a great concept. Unfortunately in the end, it was very disappointing. If the hero was supposed to have been one of the greatest warriors for the Greek gods, he apparently took one too many blows to the head. He spent a lot of time talking in monosyllabic words and one word sentences. Longer sentences were formed by putting the word "Ashlyn" in them. The heroine was, well, to put it as nicely as possible, lacking in common sense. (I.e., "All these people are trying to kill us so I'll just wander off and do my own thing.") Of course, all of that could have been forgiven if it weren't for the terrible narration. The guy sounded as bored as he was making me. He paused in weird spots in the middle of sentences like he came to the end of a line of text in the script and didn't know what to do next. He was also mind-numbingly monotone. It was hard to tell the characters apart and if Maddox hadn't been shouting "Ashlyn" at the beginning of each sentence I might not have been sure it was him. Some of the peripheral characters were actually more interesting sounding than the two main ones, but who could tell, they all had the same voice and inflection ("bored beyond belief").

    The plot concept still interests me but since it's apparently the same narrator for all the books, I'll take a pass on listening and do it the old fashioned way and actually read the paperback.

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    Eleasha L. JENKINS 04-12-10
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    "GREAT READ!"

    Author did an excellent job of developing characters throughout the series. Just enough love, sex, intrigue and turmoil. A little predictible, of course, but still a great read! Narrator is a little slow and drawn out BUT you get used to him. The only downside is that Audible does not offer all of the books in the series - I'm off to B&N to find the rest!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Gulfport, FL, United States 04-10-10
    Cathy Gulfport, FL, United States 04-10-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Steamy"

    The story line was predictable, but man this women can write a sex scene. I work from home and listen to books for a good part of my day. My husband and kids will sometimes walk in to get something and I normally let the books play. Not this one when I heard that doorknob turn the book was paused. If you're a prude pass it by, otherwise order the whole series.

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