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Dark Lover Audiobook

Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The first novel of J. R. Ward's New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood series features a unique take on vampire lore and heavy doses of sensuality.

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.

©2005 J.R. Ward; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mary T 05-15-13
    Mary T 05-15-13
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    "Great Alternate Vampire Universe"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I was glad you didn't know what was going to happen unlike some stories. It went back and forth within the different characters' voices. Happy to read/listen to the whole series!


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

    I did laugh and cry , quite unexpected!! Great writing!


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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 05-15-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The beginning of a great series"
    Would you listen to Dark Lover again? Why?

    Yes, I have already listened to this audiobook a couple of times. This story introduce a lot of the future books and relationships. J.R. Ward is wonderful at complex story lines and every romantic entanglement is fantastic.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. R. Ward? Why or why not?

    I have tried the Angel series, but it was to depressing for me to continue, but the BDB is the best series of the vampire series. The stories are very grownup and delve into a lot of human vulnerabilities and addictions. J.R. Ward is wonderful at intertwining how each character comes together.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I love Frangione's performance. His performance allows me to imagine what these characters look like and who they are.


    If you could rename Dark Lover, what would you call it?

    A world revealed


    Any additional comments?

    Best of the Vampires Genre.

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    mercedes 05-14-13
    mercedes 05-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "AWESOME"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Lover the most enjoyable?

    I FELT LIKE AS IF I WAS THERE I LOVED THE PLOT I LOVED EVERYTHING OF THE BOOK


    What did you like best about this story?

    HOW SHE STOOD UP TO HIM


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    WRATH


    If you could take any character from Dark Lover out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    V


    Any additional comments?

    AWESOME

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    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 05-14-13
    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Not your typical vampire tale."
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing. Unusual. Entertaining.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Butch, the loner (former) cop. He's gritty and willing to stand toe to toe with an angry vampire for Mary. He cares about her, but is willing to give her up, when she makes it clear that she isn't interested in him. But he doesn't simply step out of her life.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    Jim Frangione sounds like he's in his 50's, so I really have a tough time envisioning Wrath (or any of the other vampires) as being virile (young) males. Wrath in particular just seems much older than he's portrayed in the text.


    If you could rename Dark Lover, what would you call it?

    The book was less about the bedroom and more about Mary learning to trust Wrath. I'm not sure what title would suffice.


    Any additional comments?

    This book did not feel anything like the typical smarmy vampire lover tales.

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    Lissette Van Nuys, CA, United States 05-06-13
    Lissette Van Nuys, CA, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "What a great surprise!"

    I was a little hesitant about listening a Vampire fiction book since I usually go for the non fiction romantic stories. Well I am glad I decided to listen to it. This book is filled of passion, love, loyalty, bravery portrayed in the two main characters of the story; Beth and Rath.
    I didn't want to stop listening, this book is so addicting. The writing is great and the narrator does an stupendous job!
    I think I am hooked with The Black dagger brotherhood series. I will probably read all the books now, since I just finished the second one.
    I am very happy of my decision to give this book a chance. Now I am fan of Vampire novels and a fan of J.R Ward.

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    charlena CLEVELAND, OH, United States 03-31-13
    charlena CLEVELAND, OH, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Hooked"
    If you could sum up Dark Lover in three words, what would they be?

    I am a FAN!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Paranormal heaven


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I could not stop listening


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I am now up to book 7 and I cannot stop reading/listening.

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    Amazon Customer United States 03-12-13
    Amazon Customer United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "First Book in a long line of juicy brain candy."
    Where does Dark Lover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Black Dagger series is the most fun I have had reading in a long time. Once you read Dark Lover, you're hooked and it's such a delicious addiction.


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    Trina United States 03-12-13
    Trina United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great series"

    I have this series in e-book and hard copy but still enjoyed audio version as well. Listening to story I was able to catch things that I had not noticed while reading. Even though whole series so far has been great. The first one is still my favorite

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    Crystal Richlands, NC, United States 03-08-13
    Crystal Richlands, NC, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting twist on being turned into a vampaire"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Lover to be better than the print version?

    Since I have only had it in audio not sure could give a true assessment


    What other book might you compare Dark Lover to and why?

    Conquered by a Highlander by Nalani Singh. The male main character doing things out of duty the female main character both having their own minds and will not be bullied yet their more primal nature overruling their higher brain functions.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    Main male character what woman would not wish a man such as that


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

    Yes very much so once I got into could not stop


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it very much cant wait to see where her adventures will take her since she is young yet had things done to her in this book out they come out in the books to come

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    Pauline Grant NJ 02-23-13
    Pauline Grant NJ 02-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Love Love It"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Lover to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the printed version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wrath of course


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Lots of people complained that his narration came off like he was reading a text book and that there were no interchanging of male and female voices. Jim Frangione grew on me and grew large. I like his voice for this book and because the vampires (the brotherhood) are the main characters in this story, and they are warriors and they are thuggish and full of testosterone ...Jim Frangione's voice embraced all that. I like it when sometimes he moves into another chapter without a pause...it gives me a sense of excitement and that we are moving at a fast pace. I have accepted his voice as the voice of the Brothers..and I am very happy that he is the narrator for the rest of the series.


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

    Dematerialise with Dark Lover


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