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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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    Birdy 12-20-16
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    "Pleasantly Unoriginal"

    This book has a decent storyline but its like the author just plucked things from a few other fantasy series out there and added a new villan race to make the series unique in some way. I fell asleep several times while listening...partly because of the story and mainly because of the narrator. Yea, that's the other thing--'to each his own' and all that but play the sample first. Now imagine that voice with an "OK" but not great great storyline...not awful, just harder to focus.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    karly 06-06-13
    karly 06-06-13
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    "Dissapointing for this genre"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing. The basic story was okay and but the dialogue and characters were not.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Ward’s story?

    The immature and crass language was just awful. I'm not prissy about these things. I love a good trashy novel as much as the next gal but the dialogue was so basic, repeated use of phrases like "pumped", "bite me" and "you got a point or are you just shooting your lip off" were funny for the first 2 minutes until you realize it's serious, seriously stupid. You'd think since 'The Black Dagger Brotherhood' have lived for hundreds of years that they'd have learned how to speak correctly. I get the writer was trying to create a masculine group of tough guys with the language but it doesn't work at all, rather it just makes them sound basic and stupid like really angry 12 years old with a lot of swearing and violence.Names like Wrath and Mr. X should give you a good idea of what I'm talking about.


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

    I'm a lover of this genre, everything from Anne Rice to A Discovery of Witches to the Twilight Series. With great effort on my part to be positive, the basic plot could have worked. It may appeal to you if the crass language doesn't bother you and the oversexed scenes aren't too much for you.


    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    A. Lindsey 05-25-17
    A. Lindsey 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Juvenile writing quality for adults situations"

    The character names are ridiculous. The love story is juvenile and one dimensional. There doesn't seem to be any particular plot or story structure. It isn't going anywhere. Overall, rather juvenile in every way. I keep hoping for more, but so far nothing to really excite me. By the end, I did like some of the characters and was kind of curious where things were going to go, but I'm just not sure the writing quality is worth further investment.

    The narration was very flat and basic. Hardly any changes between characters or to express emotion.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "eye roll"

    he's big and hot and she's never had an orgasm before. must be love. there was no depth to any of the characters and the story line was just boring.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 06-16-16
    Sam 06-16-16
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    "Not my cup of tea!!!!!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Lover?

    With the jumping to different characters, hard to follow what is even going on. There are also long pauses, that I got to the point wondering if it was even still playing. I was agervated and very disappointed. I even redownloaded it, didn't help! my cup of tea! "Best of luck with this book"


    Would you ever listen to anything by J.R. Ward again?

    Not if they r like this


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    As long as there are not any long pauses!


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

    I


    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    aethonan 12-15-16
    aethonan 12-15-16
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    "Really terrible"

    Couldn't even finished it. Romance novels do not need to play up every possible stereotype of the dark brooding oversized warrior prince sheltering a bruised and tender heart. Oh, and daddy problems. Just too much.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sarrah 10-20-14
    Sarrah 10-20-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrible... I cant even finish this."

    Because the narrator is bad I just can not pay attention long enough to figure out the story line.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Mezzano 04-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst thing ever"
    What would have made Dark Lover better?

    Pick a direction - either a love store, a raw sex romp, or a fierce battle


    What could J.R. Ward have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    If you are going to add a sex scene to your story, make the reader feel something. It was on the edge of being raw and breathtaking but just fell flat.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very disappointed with this book. Vampire porn is the only way I can explain what I read, but unfortunately it was hot, seductive, or even remotely intriguing. I will not continue with this series

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Eisenhower 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good overall but some issues"

    The story was good overall but there were a few things I had some issues with. For one thing, the names of the male vampires are ludicrous. Wrath, Rage, Torment, Vicious, etc? I think they're spelled differently but I got the audio book. Also, they are supposed to be hundreds of years old but they talk like caricatures of what someone thinks tough guys sound like. Things like "You dig?" and "My brotha!" are eye roll inducing.

    Also, the narrator barely breathed between sentences and things just began to run together. Plus, he didn't differentiate between character voices whatsoever, even the female ones, so sometimes it was hard to tell which character was speaking. The story itself was entertaining though so I think it would be worth actually reading but I would recommend passing on the audio version.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Grove City, OH, United States 04-13-09
    Tracy Grove City, OH, United States 04-13-09
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    "Amazing start to this awesome series!"

    J.R. Ward gets you hooked on this amazing series in this first book of the blackdagger brotherhood. The previous release had an error where a large section was missing, but this has now been fixed. You'll fall in love with these tough, hardcore males who will do anything for the women they love, and the race they're trying to save. The narrator makes this audiobook an enjoyable experience. I loved the book, and now also love the audiobook! Can't wait for the rest of the series to come to audible.

    47 of 52 people found this review helpful

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