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  • Lover Unleashed

  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good not great **Spoilers**

  • By M on 04-12-11

Loved the family mashup!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Payne and V are two of my favorite BDB characters and I'm so glad they found their matches!

  • Lover Mine

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 21 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew. Until fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MMMMM WOW...

  • By Patsy G. on 08-01-10

JM & Xhex!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I loved this tragic love story! Jim was pretty great with this one! J.R. Ward is the warden when it comes to vampires!

  • Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being the bloodletters son says it all...

  • By CindiL on 11-29-09

Second, only to Z, favorite of the series!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

V, oh, V. Where to even start with this tortured soul... the Warden knows how to really work is over with these guys. I love Jane's fire too. Thanks, Jim, for the awesome job!

  • Lover Revealed

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impassioned, dramatic and delivers a great story

  • By RabidReads on 04-10-12

You don't have to wonder much ascot the Warden's.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I have always enjoyed Butch's story, finding his way to family, along with Marissa finding herself.

  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-28-14

#ZsadistForver

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This will always be my favorite book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Getting to follow Zsadist's journey to happiness is everything. Jim did a great job narrating this one.

  • Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is...just..wow...grab your tissues!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-25-14

Spectacular!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I'll never get tired of how Rhage loves Mary. Jim did this story justice!

  • Dark Lover

  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,846

The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awsome title even for the Men

  • By John on 04-19-09

A Forever Favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I'll always love the BDB and their shellans. Jim did a pretty good job with bringing an already awesome world to life with his narration. One thing I didn't love was how there were some pauses between sections of the book and chapters, the pauses were sometimes long enough to wonder if it had quit playing, otherwise, it was a great listen!

  • The Darkest Touch

  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin's every touch causes sickness and death - and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter. She is Keeleycael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lords Of The Underwold - A Great Series! 👍👍👍👍

  • By Cheri on 02-19-15

Touch me Torin

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Out of all of Showalter and Belmore's audio renditions of the Lord's of the Underworld series, Torin' s book has been my favorite.

The voices have been consistent, none of the interruption that I have had in some of the other books and by far my fave story line!

  • Hopeless

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies? Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust--and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Like An X Rated YA Book- Has Promising Start

  • By Wendi on 01-02-14

A Wonderfully Sad, Ultimately Wonderful Love Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

I really loved listening to Colleen's words come to like and create a world for me to escape in. I was constantly full of questions about both Sky and Holder throughout the story. Though there were tragic aspects to the story, I loved how things turned out. There is always a bit of hope in any bad situation.
The narrator's voice was spot on, but I did find it annoying that some words were cut short, like the editing pieced it together in a hurry. When this first started to happen, I would rewind thinking that the story had somehow skipped forward. by the end I'd figured out it was just the last letter or so of words at the ends of some sentences that were just missing, making it sound strange. I got used to it and learned to just keep listening.

  • Unrequited

  • The Chosen Series, Book 3
  • By: Alisa Mullen
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Nick Sawyer, a successful business man, has everything he has ever wanted. Grateful for the new additions to his life, he realizes he has the kind of love that he never knew existed. If it wasn't for Lizzie O'Malley, Nick would still be sucked up in his day job and the nightlife. Lizzie altered his plans just by stepping into his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Seriously Twisted Tale

  • By Tammy Payne on 04-21-15

Engaging and fun to devour!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-16

Great storyline, and wonderful work through the voice of the narrator. I will always enjoy Alisa's work because as I listen to it the characters become so real!