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Lover Awakened Audiobook

Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Author of the number-one New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood novels, J. R. Ward enthralls fans with her erotic urban fantasies.

The third book in the series tells the story of the vampire Zsadist, 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.

Listen to another Black Dagger Brotherhood chiller.

©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This genre-bending third novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series...is a perfect fit for those who like fast-paced urban fantasy rich in both fury and poignancy." (Booklist)

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    Shannon Franklin, IN, United States 11-05-12
    Shannon Franklin, IN, United States 11-05-12
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    "Great Read"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again because I am sure there was something I missed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12
    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12

    Communications Professional, Jewelry Artist and Lifelong Reader

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    "Favorite of the first four books in the series"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    Maybe, and that's saying something for me. I'm a voracious reader, but I very rarely re-read books, regardless of format. In over 30 years, the only books I've ever read more than once are "The Hobbit" and "LOTR" by Tolkein, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte and "A Discovery of Witches" and "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness (and I only re-read these last two for the sake of a book club discussion.) The character of Zhadist is what might lead me to re-read "Lover Awakened". He's very unique, and his story is one of absolute ruin to absolute redemption.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12
    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2017
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    "An excellent book (Mixed up reveiws with Eternal)"
    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    (( So sorry I mixed up my reviews)) Zsadist is one of my favorite characters and I just loved the way the story was written. JR has become one of my favorite authors


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

    I can't compare it. She is an author who can write stories that connect but are not copies of the others. And that is a great in my book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How Bella's love was able t save Zsadist from himself.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 10-14-12
    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 10-14-12
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    "Totally Addicted !"

    Before I was even finished with this book I was buying the 4th in series! I cant get enough of the is story! Thank goodness there is 10 books I don't know what I will do when it ends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Monika 09-27-12
    Monika 09-27-12
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    "OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    BEST BOOK EVER


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Awakened?

    Every moment we got to see into the past was great


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He could use a lil bit more emotion and a few slang lessons!!!!!!!! He is just very flat sometimes! But the story is what keeps me listening!


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

    Yes, i teared up a few times! I just love...love


    Any additional comments?

    I pray she keeps up the good work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 09-04-12
    Beth HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm an eclectic reader. I'm 5 foot 3 in, brown eyes and silver hair. The rest is subject to change.

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    "A good Guilty Pleasure"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

    Jim Frangione gives a wonderful performance. The story is quick paced and well done. You care about the characters. It is a bromance with some steamy sex scenes and that is what makes it a guilty pleasure.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A tad predictable but satisfactory and fulfilling


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Melissa comes into her awareness of herself as an individual.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rowan 08-13-12
    Rowan 08-13-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.

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    "My favorite Black Dagger Book!"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Heartbreaking, Powerful, Redemption


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zsadist! He was this tortured creature.. barely recognizable as capable of human emotions and then he is unwillingly forced to face his past and seek something better. His journey is some of the most powerful and emotional writing I have encountered and it is my favorite book in the series, hands down.


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

    Zsadist because it is such a hard character to portray. It could have felt uncomfortable if not performed so brilliantly.


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

    I could barely stop. I listen on the road for work and I hated having to go into my appointments and stop listening. This is also the first book I listened to at home. I just didn't sleep until it was finished. Then I started it over.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a pivotal book in the series and it must be read in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stuff of Stars 08-10-12

    Books, Books, Books

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    "The best in the series, but narration lacking"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    I loved that Zsadist found love.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bella being saved.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

    His narration didn't seem right for this book, but I am sure that there are other books that fit his narration style better.


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

    There were some sad moments, and some laugh out loud moments also.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite book in the series so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 08-10-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "*dreamy sigh*"
    What did you love best about Lover Awakened?

    I had heard that this book was the BEST one in the series and it DEF WAS! It was so great to learn Zsadist's background and watch him get past his fears with Bella.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just love him as the narrator. He does an excellent job!


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

    Both!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Moki 08-08-12
    Moki 08-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I'm In LOVE!!"

    This one is one of my fave books. I love this story of Bella and Zadists. Very HOT, HOT, HOT. Wish I was Bella. JR Ward is a genious with her writing skills. And Jim Frangione is AMAZING! Wonderfully done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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