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Darkness Dawns Audiobook

Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)

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    Michelle Frederick, CO, United States 12-30-11
    Michelle Frederick, CO, United States 12-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful read"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Dawns the most enjoyable?

    Good characters and storyline. If you're into vampires, but like a different angle this is it.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    Roland's great accent!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thelma Silva Hawaii, USA 12-07-11
    Thelma Silva Hawaii, USA 12-07-11 Member Since 2009
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    "GREAT"

    Great Story ... keeps you laughing with their mind jabs at each other
    and the first flush of true love


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 11-08-11
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!!"

    I found this book to be a great listen, well performed, with a well written story line. I enjoyed this very much and am waiting for the next in this series. If you like Nallini Singh's series, you will like this one as well.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bella1963 09-19-11
    Bella1963 09-19-11

    neecee

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    "Awesome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is well written, and very hard to put down. I didn't want the story to stop, when I realized that this was the First Book of the series and there wasn't another one to follow at the moment, It saddened me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't just pick one of the characters, because I really thought they all were good. They finsihed each other, lets just say that.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Yes, Her story reading was very well rounded with all characters, and I liked the way she could separate each of them so well, very believable.


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

    I laughed a few times, but didn't cry. Some of the storylines, were just really funny.


    Any additional comments?

    When will Book 2 of this series be released? I can't wait.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Simcoe, ON, Canada 09-13-11
    Kelly Simcoe, ON, Canada 09-13-11 Member Since 2012
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    "this book was great, only problem is #2isn't here"

    I bought this book because of "L"'s review, she knows her stuff. this was a great read, great narration too. Can't wait for more from Dianne Duvall.
    Bouvier76

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 05-29-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 05-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Good Book."

    This book was very good and so was the second in this series. I am looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 03-08-12
    bluestategirl Vermont 03-08-12 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Starts out strong, sags in the middle"

    I love me some hot paranormal sexy time, but I found myself fast-forwarding through the awkwardly narrated "hard buds," and "heated core" of this one. I tend to think it would have been better if I'd read the book myself. The reader, Kirsten Potter, comes across as a bit breathy and over-heated from start to finish on every one of the racy passages, not allowing the action to build, so to speak. Otherwise she's a good narrator.

    The action sequences are well done, and the premise is entertaining, but I guess I'm a little in the middle on this one. I'm kind of tired of the over the top gorgeous male and equally stunning female character meme -- boring. Whatever happened to character development? (He's sad and damaged from betrayal 900 years ago? Really?) (She's a vegan, bible quoting, hardcore gun owner whose celebate? Huh.)

    It's the genre I guess, still it feels like a lazy cop out. Not sure I'd buy another one in this series.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 02-23-12
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!"
    What did you love best about Darkness Dawns?

    Dianne Duvall wrote a book unlike any I have ever listened to before. When you start litening you think its probably along the typical vampire story line. What happens next is quickly expanded by Sarah who while putting in her organic veggie garden, took on the rescue of a man being steaked to the gound from the vampires. Who goes to a rescue with a shovel? Kirsten Potter is a supreme narrator and her voice gives the characters flesh and bone. The outstanding job she does brings the story to fullness and wraps the characters around you. I am so looking forward to the next installment and pray there will be many more. I started listening and didn't want to pull away from the book, trying to listen to the whole in one sitteing. The mixture of humor, suspense and romance was perfect. I give this two thumbs up.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the way the way Roman, Sarah, Bastian, Seth and the rest of the cast of characters were all brought to lilfe. From the humor of the sexual tension to the suspense of not knowing when the villin would show up Kristen Potter did a wonderful job.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    The way she put the voice inflections into each character creating major players at the start.


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

    NEVER STOP DREAMING! !


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 01-01-15
    Mrs 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "As preachy as other people warn it is!"
    What did you like best about Darkness Dawns? What did you like least?

    There were many times the author gave too much superfluous information. I found myself wondering if she was trying to add to her word count. Like in high school when your english teacher wants a 200 word paper, but you've only thought of 100 words.

    I should have stopped in the first chapter when the heroine needs to bandage up the hero so the character thinks to herself how glad she is to have medical supplies in her home. Then proceeds to explain why she has medical supplies, because she cut her hand open in the past. The author then explains how the character didn't have insurance, she had to wrap towels around her hand, drive herself to a store, etc. And then the author proceeds to tell us more about the cut on the heroine's hand and how it bled for two hours.

    Is anyone as tired as me at hearing the word Organic? By the end of the book I didn't need to be reminded that the meal the characters were making consisted of organic chicken and organic vegetables.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dianne Duvall again?

    I was tempted to read book 2 only to discover what Amy is, but I peeked at spoilers on GoodReads and I am so glad that I did.

    I know PNR requires a suspension of belief at times, but this was too much. The insta-love after 36hrs seemed unbelievable in book 1.


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

    This was my first time with this narrator - I have no complaints.


    Any additional comments?

    The editor should have caught the many times that the author repeats the same information, be it in the same scene or later in the book. It happened many times so I couldn't help but notice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dea United States 10-18-13
    Dea United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good series!"

    I wasn't sure about this new series, but now I can say, I like IT! I will be reading the entire series. I would recommend this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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