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Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 Audiobook

Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5

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New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward has blown away fans with her layered, tantalizing tales of sexy vampires and supernatural intrigue. In Lover Unbound, an immortal killer falls into the care - and possibly the arms - of a mortal surgeon. Suffering a horrific childhood as the son of a Bloodletter in his father's war camp, Vishous pledges death to members of the vampire-hunting Lessening Society. Vishous knows no love. He feels no emotion. He lives only to oppose the slayers. But after suffering a mortal wound, a human surgeon named Dr. Jane Whitcomb tends to him. Her ministrations, however, extend beyond his physical injury - and before long her tender hand has awakened feelings of pleasure that Vishous never dreamed existed.

©2007 J.R. Ward; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Sharon United States 04-03-13
    Sharon United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Could not get into it."

    I had read several of the other books in the series some time ago. I must have been at a different place at that time because I did not care for this book at all. I know it is a popular series and my negative review won't matter. It's not that the book or writing was terrible, it just wasn't for me. Maybe I got caugt up in the whole vampire scene several years ago, but I'm so over it now. I was thought I would try a different style of book, but I guess I will return to my mystery/thrillers.

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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-27-13
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2015

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "VISHOUS MEETS HIS MATCH!"

    WOW!! I'm not sure how else to start! :) I really liked Vishous's story, and you see him in a whole new light after this book. Not only does he fall in love with Jane, a human woman that saves his life, but his history is finally revealed and it is far from pretty! Brings the fact that "you can't choose your parents" to a whole new level. I definitely got tears in my eyes as Vishous opens up to someone for the first time, and when Vishous and Jane face loosing each other on more than one occasion.

    Besides Vishous, you learn more about his friendship with Butch...which is pretty intense but amazing all at the same time. John Matthew (who I must admit is probably my absolute favorite) is also again a big focus in here, finally going through his transition among other things. And Fury faces some big decisions as well in this one. Again, like the others, this book is filled with intense moments, touching ones, big sacrifices, and some very huge WOWs that you don't see coming. And I must say Jim Frangione's narration is growing on me more and more! :)

    Another great one by J.R.Ward! I can't seem to get enough of these books!

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    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-25-13
    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "No holding back on this one"

    This book has a little bit of everything you will come across dealing with the BDB. Vishous is one of the oldest Brothers in the Brotherhood, his parents are truly ones who define who he had become. When he gets injured and meets Doc Jane she turns out to be the person who can mend his body as well as his heart. Listeners should note this book gets very graphic with the sex and violence. BDB fans know how important V's story is in this series.

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    Tiea carol stream, IL, United States 01-24-13
    Tiea carol stream, IL, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2010

    Music is my heart and soul, Audiobooks is giving it a run for its money :)

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    "Audible You've ruined my life!!!... For the better"
    What did you like best about Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5? What did you like least?

    The book was my favorite in the series! Jane and V's was one of my favorite pairings. I did not like the ending when she had to, ****Spoiler Alert******.. die but I've read the book about ten times or should I say, Jim Frangione has read it to me and I understand why she had to die. So now I feel better about it. J.R. Ward, you Rock.


    What other book might you compare Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 to and why?

    It reminds me of a couple Sherrilyn Kenyon Books because of the whole vampire thing but really there's no comparison. Both Authors are truly a gift from up above!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

    Of course I would. Jim Frangione makes the characters come alive. I read each book after purchasing the physical copy at the store but after I heard Jim Frangione do Dark Lover, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1, I had to purchase all the books over again on audible because of his vocal acting abilities. Lover Unbound he seemed to be a little more contained, if that makes sense. When I read his version of Book 4 which was Butches book. He made me fall in love with each character. He seemed to me more free. He took the book and made it come alive from the beginning to the very end.


    Do you think Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well I think of Book number 6 which was Phury to be the follow-up book, so no, it doesn't need another. It was perfect.


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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Wish there were 500 of these books!"

    J.R. Ward must be a genius to create this entire world of honorable vampires. Can't get enough of these books!

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    The Elf in the Kitchen Madison, MS USA 11-30-12
    The Elf in the Kitchen Madison, MS USA 11-30-12 Member Since 2012

    passionate reader and vegan

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    "One of my favorite Brothers"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

    I have read this book twice; listening to it brought an added dimension to the story and the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the title character, Vishous. He is such a contradiction, at once capable of great love and simultaneously of great hatred (hence the name). As with all of the Brothers, he has a flaw that often puts him seemingly beyond hope and redemption. It's his story toward that final redemptive peace that is the hallmark of all of the BDB books...for me, his story just resonated (as with Zsadist).


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I am not a fan of Mr. Frangione and have to get past the lackluster vocals to absorb the story. I am not sure of the pronunciations of certain words and if they are from the actual author's review (e.g., shellan/hellren). His relating of the female voice leave much to be desired in intonation and cadence--this is especially true in another book to be reviewed later. It is a bit of a deterrent that Mr. Frangione is the narrator for the entire series but not so much as to keep me away from the brilliance of the stories/writing. More of a tribute to J.R. Ward.


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

    No..I prefer to listen to the book in smaller increments and as time permits. Am not one to listen with a lot going on around me (e.g., during the day at home) but do like taking it to the gym...makes the treadmill/elliptical bearable. That being said, I do find myself setting the sleep timer for 15 minutes and re-setting it quite frequently..."just one more time".


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    Deborah Riviera Beach, FL, United States 10-25-12
    Deborah Riviera Beach, FL, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2014

    I love listening to books when time permits! I enjoy this service its awesome!

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    "Another great One!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Vishous!!! Has such a sorted past being the bloodleders son and enduring the torture and still being as strong as he is was super sexy! This book explores the S&M which was a added bonus for those who like the a surprise and not in a bad way if there is such a thing!!! I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I wont give the it away but let me say it was intense and I totally recommend this one!


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    Monika 09-27-12
    Monika 09-27-12
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    "No Lessers ... YAYYYYY"
    If you could sum up Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 in three words, what would they be?

    No Lessers ... YAYYYYY


    What did you like best about this story?

    The special attention to the real characters!


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    same as the rest.. not that great!


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

    Not really, got a little to wierd at sum points!


    Any additional comments?

    A ghost? Really .. WTH is this turning into? And did Laylah ever get her mess cleared up with the other side when they found out it was a John Matthew issue?????

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    Cristina United States 09-26-12
    Cristina United States 09-26-12
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    "Amazing!!!"
    What did you love best about Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5?

    I loved the story of V and Jane and how unexpected it was.


    What other book might you compare Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 to and why?

    Nothing


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When V took Jane to his penthouse.


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    Rebecca Woodward Whittier,Ca 09-10-12
    Rebecca Woodward Whittier,Ca 09-10-12

    Rebecca Woodward

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    "** Love this series Vicous is yum yum!!"
    Would you listen to Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 again? Why?

    Yess. It's so hot!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5?

    When he firsts meet his mom. I WAS LIKE WOW!


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    PERFECT! I Love his voice.


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

    The whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I was mated to a brother. ;)

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