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Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 Audiobook

Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

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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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    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 05-27-12
    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2011

    To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...

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    "This one hit home for me"
    Any additional comments?

    My opinion of this book will be biased due to the cancer plot point... Having recently lost someone to cancer I found this book very emotionally moving. Overall, I think this is a good second installment of the series. There were still moments a really wanted to roll my eyes, but overall I think this series is very stable.

    Jim is still his ever "stuffy" self, but it doesn't ruin the listen. This is one of those books that you will have a very different experience if you read it as opposed to listening to Jim narrate. I stand by my opinion of bad casting that I gave in my review of book 1, but it's not the worst I have heard. Basically you have rough and tough, street wise, bad asses being read by a radio announcer. It will take about a 30 minutes listening curve to get used to. I still think the series is worth listening to, and I am getting attached to the characters - that in itself is a good review in my book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 06-08-10
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 06-08-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Curious"

    I suppose if you are the author of fiction you can write the story any way you desire. But vampires that are seemed to be fashioned after the Nights of the Round Table is not for me. I really enjoyed Covet; well written good storyline. I have no idea who the target audience is for the vampire series but I am not in it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Shawnee, KS, United States 07-12-09
    Connie Shawnee, KS, United States 07-12-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable but selection is lacking!"

    I truly enjoyed this book. The story was a different take on vampires and was very good at character development.

    This is a series with several separate books but you can't get all the books on Audible. Very disappointing!

    Therefore, I listened to Book 1 and Book 2. But there is no Book 3 or Book 4 to download.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
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    "Disappointed"

    I have heard a lot about this series and bought the first 2 with my credits. Lets just say I wouldn't have bothered with the 2nd book had I not already downloaded it.I love paranormal and vampire books...but this book doesn't go 5 minutes without a long sex scene. It was too much for me. I wanted more of the plot to develope and it just didn't get far because of all the sex.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 05-12-14
    bluestategirl Vermont 05-12-14 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Thousands love this, but I don't get it."

    I've been dancing around purchasing one of the BDB books for a while. Maybe I picked a bad one to start with, but wow. I should have just kept dancing.

    This was so campy and unintentionally silly, it was hard for me to take anything about it seriously. WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?

    The stilted and contrived macho dialogue between the so-called manly characters was beyond bad. Why do I need to know about their detailed necktie selections? Why do they live together in a place described as a "frat?" These are tough, sexy vampire men? They can't afford their own places? I suggest the author read other books to learn how to write male dialogue. Or how to write full stop.

    Jim Frangione is hailed by many of the fans of this series for his performance, but again, I don't get it. He sounds over-the-top info-mercial to the point of farce. I've never listened to him read anything else, but after this, I won't be seeking him out. The so-called sexy parts were cringe-worthy.

    There are some women that I follow, who love this series. I usually respect and seek out their recommendations. Maybe it's me, maybe the books are just dated. But for me, this was a waste of time and money. There are many, many books out there that are worlds above this one.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NEW ALBANY, IN, United States 09-18-09
    Amazon Customer NEW ALBANY, IN, United States 09-18-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Rhage and Mary"

    Excellent Story! The characters are so real! J.R. Ward has created my favorite vampires. They were right up there with (Carpathian Dark Series) Christine Feehan and (Lords of the Underworld) Gena Showalters. At several points, I shed tears for Rhage and Mary. Of course, two minutes later, I was laughing with them, as well.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 06-18-13
    Thomas 06-18-13
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    "Oh! brother!! How awful!!!"
    Has Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely not! I have read multiple authors of this genre and thoroughly enjoyed them. This book grinded on my very being.


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

    Yes, while I was not impressed with the reading, I thought it was more the awful writing that made this a poor book.


    What character would you cut from Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2?

    None were impressive


    Any additional comments?

    This was so poor, it is hard to describe it. Men...immortal, fantasy, just the genre or however you want to classify and lure a person to read this dribble...DO NOT go around calling each other "my brothah"; at least not in this world. I find it stupid and insulting. If I save just one person from reading this book, I have accomplished much!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 04-05-13
    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Book & History Enthusiast

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    "A decent story..."

    Overall I'd say I enjoyed this story. It's not the best I've experienced but certainly far from the worst. This is one of those times when I think if I had actually read the story, I would have enjoyed it more with the voices my own imagination would have come up with. I do have to say that the reader (Luke Daniels) is acceptable for the most part but his voice for one of the angels was distracting for me (he sounded like Jack Nicholson, really...Jack Nicholson an angel?) and he often spoke far too slowly for many of the male characters. Apart from that though he was fairly believable. I'm definitely interested in looking up some of the subsequent stories in this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 02-19-13
    Denise KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 02-19-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "Great book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. They take you to a whole different world. When it ends, you can't stop thinking about it.


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

    Frangione's voice is fantastic for the Brotherhood series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Diego 01-06-13
    Amazon Customer San Diego 01-06-13

    Sulamita

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    "Oh my were to start!"
    What would have made Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 better?

    Book is good but narrator has been wrongly cast. Pardon me, but it seems to me that every time I choose the pay for a narrator it is always a 50 year old man or woman voice the one that get to do the job. It is a vampire book for god sake.. so this means that it needs to be a young, deep and powerful voice, yes it is a a very old vampire but they happen to be always blessed with very young bodies, and this guy is also warrior not a peaceful old man. Women are the one that enjoy the most this story so even a woman voice too can work, but as well, not a grandma voice in here, neither one that sounds like a teacher or a preacher one...I am wondering if there is no young male or female voice actor in this business. Sorry to be so brutal, but the last thing I was expecting to listen was the voice of an old man reciting me erotic scenes ... I can't stand it. In the other hand he will sound amazing if he was reading LA Confidential or any Noire book, or let's say some Agatha Christie Poirot or so on. No disrespect to the age, but is like a parent figure were reading an erotic book to me....no..no..


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    If this is a detective or noire, yes more definitely.


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

    I love the book, I hate the audio.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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