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Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • Sexual Tension
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Rhage is burned by the sun and warmed by Mary.
  • Kiss
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Vampires need invitation to enter; Mary lets him in.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary is interrupted by Rhage's skillful tongue.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary tries to push Rhage away because of her "curse."
  • Declaration of Love
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary hadn't meant to fall in love, but she did.

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  • Sexual Tension
  • Rhage is burned by the sun and warmed by Mary.
  • Kiss
  • Vampires need invitation to enter; Mary lets him in.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Mary is interrupted by Rhage's skillful tongue.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Mary tries to push Rhage away because of her "curse."
  • Declaration of Love
  • Mary hadn't meant to fall in love, but she did.

Publisher's Summary

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.
©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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This series is...just..wow...grab your tissues!

Get ready for a tearjerker, this story shattered me into a million emotional pieces! Book 1 was off the charts fantastic, and this one was as well but the storyline was heavy in my opinion. My heart was breaking and then rejoicing for Rhage and Mary at many points throughout this story--it was intense to say the least. This is one of those stories that makes you stop and smell the roses for a bit and take stock of your life.

J.R. Ward has truly crafted a great series. I'd already purchased books 3 and 4 before the "audible hopes you've enjoyed this program" resonated in my ears. The characters are so interesting, you will easily get drawn into this world of vampire warriors and love every minute of it. I highly recommend!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lissette
  • Van Nuys, CA, United States
  • 05-06-13

Another home run!

This booked touched me. The relationship between Mary and Rage is complicated one but at the end they make it all worth it.
I cried so much in many parts of this book. The mixture of tenderness and hot hot love makes this book a must.
I love how the author is developing, in each book, the characters that are part of the brotherhood. I can't wait to read the next one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 12-05-10

JR Ward Writer of Erotic Horror Fantasy

I see that people either love this series or they hate it. I'm thinking that they are only reading one book at a time, and not in order. If you Don't like Erotic Horror Fantasy. DON'T READ JR Ward books. I have read the first two of the "Fallen Angel" series and I'm hooked. That was the reason I started BDB. I am enjoying the BDB, but find the Fallen Angel series more to my liking so far. I'm up to book 4 in BDB and each one gives a different perspective of each member of the "Brotherhood". Erotic Horror Fantasy is not for everyone, and that is why I think it is important that you know what you are purchasing. I am enjoying the series so far and will continue. I am very much looking forward to the next "Fallen Angel"

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

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I love this book!

This is one of my favorite books in the series! I have been waiting for it to be released in Audio format and was not disapointed! Rhage is the type of guy that most women would love to be with. This story has action and romance. If you enjoy fiction with action and steamy romance this book is for you! JR Ward doesn't disapoint!

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

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Mary and the Beast

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For anybody that likes vampires, tough guy main characters that fall seriously in love with one woman, and a family of brothers/warriors that love hard and fight for what's right, try the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

What did you like best about this story?

We get a detailed description of the beast in this story, see it come out and terrify everyone. When Mary walked right up to it and talked it down, I just loved her. Go Mary!

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

Honestly, many of the characters sound the same. But I adored Fritz's voice and mannerisms.

Any additional comments?

I've just found J.R. Ward thanks to my audiobook club reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood. This is my second one, and the second one of the series. Don't read this one until you've read the first or you'll miss out on important backstory and it may not make sense.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberly
  • Ixonia, WI, United States
  • 01-18-13

BEAUTY FALLS FOR THE BEAST

At the beginning, I honestly wasn't sure about this book, but it sure made up for in the end!! I really felt for Mary and not just because of her health complications. She is such a down to earth person who gives so much of herself and never seems to get anything in return...until she meets Rhage that is. Rhage on the other hand, is very tired of the habits he has had take up to keep his "inner beast", literally, at bay. However when he hears her voice for the first time, he and his beast seem to fall for her instantly, and only she seems to be able to tame him.

I really loved Rhage and Mary's defying the odds story even more than the last I think, despite some cheesy moments, which I feel the narration played a big part in. The ending really got to me and through me for a loop, literally bringing tears to my eyes from the sacrifice that Rhage gives. It is very unexpected, but such a great ending!! I also loved how this set up the next book very well! The only way this book could have been better would be the narration (good not great), but despite that...so worth the credit! Next book!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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U either like it or you don't!

The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is either likable or not. Simple as that. Either deal with all the slang talking or not. Simple.

Now, this one is about Rhage....!!! Ah!!! Rhage... I simple love the fact that his name is his power persay... When he rage he rage...he goes all dragon and that is awesomeness!!! The story was a little hard to get into in the beginning, not because of the slang talking...but the story itself is hard to follow if you have not invested sometime in reading/listening to book 1. Too many characters are introduced in book 1 and they pop up alot in book 2. I would not recommend reading the series not in order.

Each book is about one of the brothers. They are a group of vampires and humans (kinda) who fight soulless humans. Weired, yes I know... but actually the story is pretty good. The passion between Rhage and his woman is pretty good too...

I really don't like male narrators, however, for this series, Jim works. Mostly all of the main characters are male, so a male narrator makes sense. Jim did a good job with all the slang. Must be hard to read...so...good job...

This is a credit. Unless you plan to invest some series time into all the books, I would wait for a free credit, get book one and start from there. Not a buy unless you series want to invest time. Each book is written to leave you wanting more in the end. BDB is either a love or hate series.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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I love this book

Where does Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best thus far for me. I love the first book but I do not really care for the book #5. I love this because it shows the vunerable side of Rhage and how he tries his best to shield Mary. It shows her strengths as well as her ability to be docile to her man's need. I love the romantic scenes when he tries to hold back only to give in to his need desire and want.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhage is my favorite character because he is strong, bold, funny, romantic and loveable. But all in all he's a warrior willing to protect what's his.

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

I really am growing to love Jim Frangione. At first I did not like him but now I am getting to love his style and his cadence/voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Rhage wanted Mary and pushed himself away b/c he didnt want to hurt her. And denied himself pleasure!!

Any additional comments?

I love this book I am hoping the series doesnt let me down.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • annette
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 03-29-10

Rhage WOW

Each book is about one of the warriors and their stories and I have come to love each book. Once you read book one, you can't wait to read the next book and Rhage, I love that a dragon comes out of him when he is PISSED OFF! You get two for the price of one. If you like the Edward and Bella story, this is the story on STERIODS! wait to you get to the restaurant scene I was in stitches!

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • christi
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 05-07-13

did not like the narrator

Would you try another book from J.R. Ward and/or Jim Frangione?

love the story but they should have picked another person to narrate. there is too much slang and the guy idk he just wasnt a good fit for this read.

Was Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 worth the listening time?

of course. loved the story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful