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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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    BluBumbleB 03-19-13
    BluBumbleB 03-19-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!"

    I'm kind of a paranormal newbie, but, this book has truly endeared characters of this genre to me! I've already listened several times and this book is definitely one of my all time favorites. The depth of character and life that Kirsten Potter gave in her narration was awesome, it really drew me in. Darkness Dawns had love, action, passion, and humor. Great listen!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
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    "Meh, it's ok"

    Not very original, not the greatest writing, but a good narrator. The author does what so many romance authors do and make the two main characters fall in love right away without the reader getting a sense of the characters and why they would fall for each other. The author races right to the physical relationship and sacrafices character development. I won't read any other books in this series and don't recommend it.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Kel 12-09-15
    Kel 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The author has something, but didn't do much with it."

    It was a very drawn out, overtly preachy book. I prefer books that have an interesting overall story along with the romance. This focused too heavily on the dialog between the 2 main characters, with no depth to pull that off. I did enjoy the different take on the vampire/immortal world.

    I'm an avid reader/listener of supernatural romance books and usually binge on a whole series in a couple weeks. I can't bring myself to buy the second book because it lacked the grab most of these types of books have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry S 10-18-15
    Sherry S 10-18-15
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    "mildly entertaining"

    Yes, the book is preachy about organic gluten free veggie nonsense. But the very worst part is the ending. Only a seriously rare condition will let them be together, and she didn't know she had special powers? barf. It was mildly entertaining, but story didn't flow very well. The whole thing was somewhat awkward.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Salem, OR, United States 09-27-15
    Beth Salem, OR, United States 09-27-15 Member Since 2010

    Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.

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    "Riomance novel disguised as fantasy"

    The description sounded good and interesting, the story is interesting and enjoyable, however, it is overshadowed by frequent graphic porn scenes. So many porn scenes that it is tiresome and boringly unnecessary to the story, to the point that I fast forward through them or turn off the sound, it brings nothing to the story. Normally I would enjoy the rest of the series, however, I won't waste my time and money on this one.
    It was so graphic that when my husband walked in while it was playing and I was finishing up a project that I couldn't stop to forward and he was stunned at the content asking what in the world I was listening to. Yup, porn or a super steamy romance novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 09-23-15
    Carrie 09-23-15
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    "What tripe!"

    I'm glad to listen to a paranormal and/or vampire story as much as the next romance reader but this one was particularly bad. The dialog is juvenile. The narrator reads well and has the ability to produce multiple "voices" and accents. But the cadence is somewhat stilted and was not enough to save this insipid book. I barely made it to chapter 6 before I started nodding off. I can see why it was on sale and glad I won't be reading any other stories in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-15-15
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    "Wanted to return this book."
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    I've purchased well over 300 books through audible. Unfortunately I didn't read this in a timely manner – it is the only one I wish I could have returned. Considering the writing – the narrator did an exceptional job with the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    barrotsmom 01-12-15
    barrotsmom 01-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad enough to write my first review!"
    What disappointed you about Darkness Dawns?

    okay okay, I know....we should eat organic, drive a prius, and not use deodorant..but come on! This was supposed to be a romance and entertaining. The focus on this whole vegan, goat cheese, crap, made the characters seem unlikable, unrelatable, and borderline, intolerable. My husband drives a Prius...I want my sexy, hero to drive a Harley, or at least a muscle car! This will be the first series I have started and have no intention of finishing.


    What could Dianne Duvall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    leave out her vegan, tree hugging, opinions


    What aspect of Kirsten Potter’s performance would you have changed?

    match the accents to what was described


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

    not really...i got it through one of the audible sales, so at least I didn't waste much money on it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Mitchell 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting "

    Just starting this series. If remaing books are as good as this one, I will be well pleased.. I love the story line and the characters. Just the right amount of action and romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Hernandez 11-16-14

    Books books books

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    "AN OK BOOK"

    I really should have listened to the reviews about what she preferes to eat its kind of annoying but overall a good start off to a series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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