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  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

Neighborhood busybody... every time there’s drama

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This book has me a roller coaster of emotions. The BDB men really irritated me, and so did some of the women, especially Layla. Even though I was frustrated with some them I can’t help but love their characters to a fault. It seemed so real,
with all the paranormal aside.

The story did get gruesome and dark when addressing Xcor’s past, that was hard to stomach, but it really helped me feel closer to the character and start rooting for his HEA!


Oh and I LOVE Lassiter! ❤️

  • Blood Kiss

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268

The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series. Paradise, blooded daughter of the king's first advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood's training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself...be herself. It's a good plan until everything goes wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BDB Spin Off Does Not Disappoint!

  • By Cheri on 12-04-15

Dear virgin scribe

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 spin off!!! Pretty hot! Paradise and Craig are so opposite, and come from completely different backgrounds. I enjoyed listening to their story unfold. Totally worth the credit and Ward once again did not disappoint.

You don’t need to be familiar with BDB to follow along. But it’s a bonus if you do.

Frangione did amazing as always.

  • The Shadows

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688

Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" ( Publishers Weekly) series by number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You DON'T change names in book 13... Just saying

  • By Patsy G. on 04-04-15

I enjoyed the two brother’s story

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Sad, but I have hope for the future. I have a feeling Things will only get better from now on for both brothers.

The name changes were noticeable, but I honestly didn’t care too much because the reviews on here prepared me for that, so I was able to follow along easily.

Now for Blood Kiss 🤗

  • Lover Revealed

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,152

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

The chemistry was hot!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

The chemistry between Butch and V was hot and intense. I love how their relationship developed throughout the books. It became more clear why in book 4. I can’t wait for book 5 to learn more about V.

I really enjoyed catching up with my other favorite characters, like Zsadist and John Matthew.

Now for Marissa. No matter how hard I tried I could not connect with this female. The more the book went on, the more she annoyed me. I found myself speeding up the audio when it was from her POV. I don’t understand how she couldn’t except Butch, and why she always made him feel like an unworthy outsider, considering that’s how she was treated for 300 years . Then, the fact that she couldn’t except him to be the prophecy warrior, was idiotic. She was originally promised to Wrath, and was born into this life. She was raised to be understanding of the whole BDB way of life, and to stand by her warrior. So I don’t understand why she was so shocked when Butch expected her to stand by him. Not only was she already his mate, but it was okayed by the scribe virgin too for him to take on his new purpose. So basically Marissa was plain daft!

Team Butch and V

  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653

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

My favorite so far in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I knew I would love this book. Worth the credit. I cried and laughed. Didn’t want it to be over.

  • Pucked Under

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Rose Dioro, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Randy Ballistic and Lily LeBlanc are head-over-heels, bed-breakingly, screaming orgasmically in love. But even they have their challenges, mostly outside of the bedroom.With the off-season coming to a close and the boys gearing up for training camp, one more weekend of fun is the perfect way to welcome the new season.The entire crew piles into vehicles and drives to Alex and Violet’s Chicago cottage for a few days of relaxation - and hopefully a chance for Randy to shake the anxiety that’s been plaguing him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love Lily and Randy

  • By Minks on 03-10-17

Love these characters in the Pucked series

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I liked it, but i thought it was going to be more in the future, since Forever Pucked ended two year later with some serious characters developments (no spoilers). But it was still ok.

  • Pucked Off

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Rose Dioro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

I'm NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance "Romance". I'm notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I'm a player on and off the ice. I'm the one women with no inhibitions want. Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don't know how to be any other way. I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Pucking Sexy!

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 03-19-17

Just wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

My favorite so far in the Pucked series. I really love Lance. His background is pretty dark and I love how Poppy helps him turn his life around.

  • Addicted

  • By: Zane
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

For successful African American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction—to sex.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been better but NOT a TOTAL disappoint!

  • By E. Bell on 05-12-13

My first Zane book

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

This author was recommended by my cousin. I’m so glad a took a chance.

Let’s just say Zoe’s story is just, wow, wow, and wow. I stayed up listening until the sun came up.

  • Lure of Oblivion

  • Mercury Pack, Book 3
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She's going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female - and no amount of pressure from the boy's wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As great as those that preceded!

  • By V from Kansas on 11-27-17

Reunited with my favorite pack of wolf shifters!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Love Wright’s work! She always delivers sizzling romance, with lots of action. This book is like the others, but this time it’s Zander’s story. The plot lines are changed up a little from one book to another. Wright’s formula works for me and I’m always SUPER excited to listen to her latest release.

I loved the atmosphere of the B&B, and that most of the story took place away from the Mercury Pack territory. OVERALL the mercury series is getting better with each book.

  • Deathtrap

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 3
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,448

For Raven Black, hunting criminals is second nature. So is denial. It's not easy moving forward with one foot stuck in the past. But a new case offers her a much-needed distraction when Keystone accepts their toughest assignment yet - to track down an elusive criminal who's selling children on the black market. Their investigation leads them deep into the underbelly of the Breed world, a place both treacherous and enticing. With no room for mistakes, Raven makes a tough decision to lock the door to her past before it interferes with her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aaaagggghhhhhh

  • By Jacalyn on 09-07-17

Finally!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Another good addition to the Crossbreed Series. It was very interesting learning about Shepard's past, and the new revelations. As always I love my Christian Poe. Im starting to understand Raven more as the series continues. Gem is still my favorite female in this series.

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