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Darkness Dawns Audiobook

Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)

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    Autum Hemet, CA, United States 11-02-12
    Autum Hemet, CA, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Paranormal Romance"

    If you enjoy paranormal romance, you'll enjoy this book. The story wasn't anything that stood out, but I was entertained.

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 09-15-12
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2013

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    "It takes awhile to draw you in."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There were gaps and thoughts were not always carried through, however it grew on me. In the beginning there was too much of two characters, the two having frequent sex with no plot to draw you in. Other books have more plot to go with the romance and sex. If you stick with it, other characters and a plot develops. I guess there is or will be another book because a girl is brought into many scenes, she is eluded to being special, in the end a paper is passed around with every one gasping over intelligence about her. That is a cheap trick to get people to buy the next book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I have listen to many books with vampires and supernatural. This one is weak.


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    The last half of the book is entertaining. Other books are more put together like Jeaniene Frost, Jim Butcher and Deborah Harkness.


    Was Darkness Dawns worth the listening time?

    The narrator's performance was done well.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought it on sale for 4.95 it was worth it. It could use more detail in the battle scenes and humorous self talk. Banter between characters is never over done.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda 08-19-12
    Malinda 08-19-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!"

    I've listened to this book multiple times (I loved it so much I had to listen more than once). The characters are believable (assuming you can believe in the supernatural) the romance is sweet and sucks you in and the action keeps things interesting. I've listened to many books and this is one of my all time favorites. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a great action/romance. This book gets 2 thumbs up from me!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Goldenberg 08-07-12
    Goldenberg 08-07-12
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    "Not my Favorite but not bad"

    The male character in this story is a bit too emotional with some significant baggage from his past. His is sensitive about how his lady views him and is scared that she will fear him so she needs to keep reassuring him (I mean really not my thing). The story line is quick to start and then slows down a bit too much, of course it picks up by the end of the book.

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    Justine 04-15-12
    Justine 04-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Pandering to Creationstis"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    While pandering to Creationists, Ms Duvall writes a pale imitation of Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter Series.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra L. Jacob US 04-08-12
    Sandra L. Jacob US 04-08-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Kinda corney but very hot."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Great narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dianne Duvall? Why or why not?

    Sure. Sometimes the first of a series is lame.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, first one. But she's a great narrator.


    Did Darkness Dawns inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to another one?


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    Jim & Blenda Cox 03-30-12
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    "Loved the Whole package"
    What did you love best about Darkness Dawns?

    The interaction between Roland and the other characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Roland's personality,but I enjoyed Sarah's determination.


    What about Kirsten Potter???s performance did you like?

    She blended in and you forgot about the reader. It was the characters that were talking.


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

    Yes


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Warrenton, OR, United States 03-23-12
    Kindle Customer Warrenton, OR, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Book Lover :}

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    "Really enjoyed! Looking forward to more!"

    Really liked the introduction of the characters and I am looking forward to getting to know more of them individually. I loved the humor and the love story. It is also great to see very strong female characters that can stand up and defend themselves and the one’s they love.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Canada 03-16-12
    Donna Canada 03-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "This is a tough one to describe..."
    Would you try another book from Dianne Duvall and/or Kirsten Potter?

    Lets see, how to describe this story as I don't want to offend the aurthor in any way but as I was listening to the story it felt predictable. Please don't get me wrong in that it was good and good enough that I purchased the second book but there wasn't much I couldn't forsee coming ahead of the story, so that is why I didn't give it a much higher rating.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Narrators can make or break even the best of stories. Kristen Potter has a very pleasant voice and her depictions of the characters was well done. I would listen to another story by her again.


    Any additional comments?

    In the present day it is very hard to create a different vampire story. The genre is extremely popular and many of the stories have familiar tendencies. Now having said that I adore the fantasy genre the most and consider this book / books to be enjoyable but not great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janna Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 03-02-12
    Janna Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 03-02-12
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    "Cheap Romance in a Twilight mix"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Perhaps an immature audience can appreciate this, but it was a cheap ride-along with frequent attempts of sexual tension trying to redeem it. I quess better than a Harlequin.


    What could Dianne Duvall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Depth would help.


    Did Kirsten Potter do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Fairly good read, especially since it would hard to keep a straight face/voice reading it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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