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Number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward’s novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continue, as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…and ventures into an erotic world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.

When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade - he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future.…But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

©2012 J.R. Ward (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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  • Tracy
  • KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States
  • 04-07-12

The Best One Yet!!!!!!

Would you listen to Lover Reborn again? Why?

Most definitely! I absolutely loved this book. I believe it was the best one in the series. I hope that J.R. Ward keeps them coming and they all get better and better. This one is going to be hard to top.

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

The Fade Ceremony and all that it entailed. It was very moving.

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

As usual, Jim Frangione did an excellent job narrating this story. I can't wait for the next one. There is just something about his voice that soothes the soul.

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

The love the Brotherhood showed to Tohr with their heartfelt gifts before the fade ceremony.

Any additional comments?

Just keep them coming. I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Denise
  • San Jose, CA, United States
  • 04-04-12

WONDERFUL!!!!

This may be my favorite BDB yet!
I cried and listened to the last few chapters twice. The “good book” afterglow will stay with me for a while.
I love how JR Ward goes in depth on so many characters. Can’t wait for the next book!
The Jim Frangione is a FANTASTIC narrator!
Start this series from the beginning, it makes a difference!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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PRETTY DARN GOOD

WHAT I LIKED MOST ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS THAT IT COVERED A GREAT DEAL OF TIME, INSTEAD OF LIKE WHAM BAM WE SOLVED ALL THIS STUFF OVER NIGHT.
THOR'S GRIEF NEEDED TIME TO OVER COME AND FOR HIM TO BECOME TRULY ATTACHED TO AUTUMN.
MARRITAL PROBLEMS DON'T SOLVE THEMSELVES OVER NIGHT EITHER. I REALLY LIKED THE WAY THIS BOOK WENT, EXCEPT THAT I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE MORE OF HOW VISHIOUS AND PAYNE ARE INTERACTING WITH EVERY ONE.

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Was I in the mood for this?

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

If you have not read the others in the series I would not recommend starting here. If you are looking for a lighthearted frolic then do not enter.

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

Far be it from me to change a word or scene. But since you ask me this silly question I would've edited the some anger and pain out of it or balanced it with more humor like the bump and grind with Rhage and the way the Brothers bust each others chops usually is funny. I am not saying that I expect a book to be la la happy all the time but I waited so long for this book and tried to avoid hype because that usually ruins it a bit. I personally like a more balanced story with less than 50% sadness of all characters as a whole.

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

He creates the testosterone laden ambiance. His baritone is almost a basso profoundo. He can carry off the off-kilter scenes with aplomb. He can convey a shout during dialog and not raise his voice but you still feel the emotions. I really enjoy his delivery of all the brotherisms.

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

Of course I got misty eyed when there was a scene before a ceremony so I stopped listening. I don't enjoy reading books that make me cry True?

Any additional comments?

On the whole two thumbs up, but proceed with caution.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • marolyn
  • Burbank, CA, United States
  • 04-01-12

I So Loved This Book

Where does Lover Reborn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would have to say #3, I have listened to a lot of audiobooks so #3 means it was very very good.

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

I dont want to spoil the book for anyone else, so I will say the whole book was memorable

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

Tohrment for sure

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

Absolutely, I practically did, except while at work then I had to stop listening but I was thinking about listening to it while I was at work

Any additional comments?

This whole series was awesome, I hope there will be more to come, I love all the characters, So So So Much.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • 05-05-14

Just not making enough progress

I keep thinking I'm done with this series, then I get hurried & bored and make another impulse buy. I have two main gripes. 1) Each new book is presumably about a new couple, but it's really not. It's half a new story and the other half of the prior characters' story from the previous book--which is how she keeps you on the hook. You're always only half way through someone else's story. You must read the next book to really get that sense of completion, but then you get sucked in to a new story that starts to get told. 2) I could probably live with that sneaky device, but the over-arching story just isn't progressing fast enough for me. Getting bored with the Lessers? No problem, we'll just create a new group to battle. These BDB dudes are stuck on a hamster wheel and don't even know it. Other minor issues: The Brotherhood lingo. It grates after a while. You dig? Sitch instead of situation. Natch instead of naturally. It's a weird "combo" of shortened words and 70's Mod Squad-like turns of phrases. Groovy. Also, I guess I'm the lone dissenter, but I'm not a fan of the narrator. He does a lot of quick inhalations that distract me, and the biggest distraction is he likes to emphasize the vowel sounds of most single syllable words. Who knew variations of the word "ease" could used so many times in one book, except it's not "ease," it's, "eeeeeaaaasse."

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 03-09-14

I've had enough

I've had enough of this series. I'm over the cheesy dialogue, the over done sex scenes and a little bit of violence to keep the plot moving. If J R Ward wants to write a romance novel she needs to learn that romance isn't hardcore sex and people declaring that someone belongs to them. Bring back Jane and V or Rhage and Mary. At the rate this series is going, I'm done.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Renewed my interest

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

Yes, I would. This book renewed my interest in the series. After the last book I was a little hesitant to pick this one up, but I have always loved Tohr.

What did you like best about this story?

That is was the typical brother love story. This book showed that even though Wellsie was his heart and life, he could go on and be happy again. I have felt that pain after losing my beloved to cancer in the past year. I could relate.

What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

I love Jim's performance on all the books. He makes the characters come alive and keeps the story moving.

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

This book made me cry near the end when Lassiter made his sacrifice. You could see that of all the brother's Tohr would have the biggest effect on him as he is a good and decent male. The other brothers have the same qualities, but he really does exemplify them.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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J.R. Ward has done it again

Where does Lover Reborn rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

All of her books are the best the characters all have so many realistic problems. This is just one of may but Lover Mine is my all time favorite.

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

Lover Awakened because they were both damaged in some way and fought hard not to be in love.

What about Jim Frangione???s performance did you like?

I love Jim!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Emotional roller coaster ride.

Just WoW. This was the first one of these I've listened to and it just blew me away. The story was one of Ward's best. I think it was up there with the first four books. The emotional roller coaster was crazy. A lot of this book is just down right heartbreaking but the characters are so good it was impossible for me to put it down.

Jim Fragione did an amazing job narrating the book. He has just the right touch for the brothers and does a good job with women's voices as well. I haven't listened to the others in this series yet but I hope he's the same narrator through them all.

Only read this if you've read the previous ones. I would not start here. There is too much build up in the earlier books for this one to really make sense without it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful