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Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 Audiobook

Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5

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New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward has blown away fans with her layered, tantalizing tales of sexy vampires and supernatural intrigue. In Lover Unbound, an immortal killer falls into the care - and possibly the arms - of a mortal surgeon. Suffering a horrific childhood as the son of a Bloodletter in his father's war camp, Vishous pledges death to members of the vampire-hunting Lessening Society. Vishous knows no love. He feels no emotion. He lives only to oppose the slayers. But after suffering a mortal wound, a human surgeon named Dr. Jane Whitcomb tends to him. Her ministrations, however, extend beyond his physical injury - and before long her tender hand has awakened feelings of pleasure that Vishous never dreamed existed.

©2007 J.R. Ward; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Laura garland, TX, USA 03-04-10
    Laura garland, TX, USA 03-04-10
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    "love this book"

    once you start you wont stop

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    Annette Mitchell 05-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Choices and sacrifices "

    Vishous and Jane's story. Our hard core Brother, son of the Bloodletter, finally finds what he has been unknowingly searching for. With Doc Jane he truly feels for the first time and can now release the pain he has been harboring inside. The stark and cold animosity he has toward his mother can finally be put to rest. This is s story of fierce loyalty, hard sacrifices and painful choices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiea carol stream, IL, United States 01-24-13
    Tiea carol stream, IL, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2010

    Music is my heart and soul, Audiobooks is giving it a run for its money :)

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    "Audible You've ruined my life!!!... For the better"
    What did you like best about Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5? What did you like least?

    The book was my favorite in the series! Jane and V's was one of my favorite pairings. I did not like the ending when she had to, ****Spoiler Alert******.. die but I've read the book about ten times or should I say, Jim Frangione has read it to me and I understand why she had to die. So now I feel better about it. J.R. Ward, you Rock.


    What other book might you compare Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 to and why?

    It reminds me of a couple Sherrilyn Kenyon Books because of the whole vampire thing but really there's no comparison. Both Authors are truly a gift from up above!!


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

    Of course I would. Jim Frangione makes the characters come alive. I read each book after purchasing the physical copy at the store but after I heard Jim Frangione do Dark Lover, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1, I had to purchase all the books over again on audible because of his vocal acting abilities. Lover Unbound he seemed to be a little more contained, if that makes sense. When I read his version of Book 4 which was Butches book. He made me fall in love with each character. He seemed to me more free. He took the book and made it come alive from the beginning to the very end.


    Do you think Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well I think of Book number 6 which was Phury to be the follow-up book, so no, it doesn't need another. It was perfect.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 11-05-12
    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book in an awesome series!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

    The way the layers of story just keeps unraveling. J.R, is an awesome writer she keeps the story moving and you never lose interest.


    What other book might you compare Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 to and why?

    I can't compare it even though it is in a series each book is different.


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

    I think is perfect for the series. I would love to have a female narrator do the female parts and Jim continue with the men.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Unbound Lover


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Mendez NYC 10-31-12
    C. Mendez NYC 10-31-12 Member Since 2017

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    "One of my favorites in this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book--this entire series--to several people. Lover Unbound marks a noticeable shift in the Black Dagger books--we start to see a diversification of plot-lines and focus in on more characters within each novel. I think this contributes to the depth of the storytelling, although it is true that this broader perspective does take some of the focus of the book away from V and Jane. There's is a complex relationship, since V has a lot of baggage and Jane is so locked into her own head that she's difficult to relate to. But one of the things that I love about J.R. Ward is that the story doesn't end when the novel does. She returns to this relationship in Lover Unleashed, and while I feel that Lover Unbound has a satisfactory ending, the fact that Ward revisits these characters and further develops them in a later book makes the close of this one seem more like a "to be continued" than a happy ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5?

    V's penthouse. If you're very vanilla you might not enjoy this book, but then again, if you're very vanilla you're probably not reading this series in the first place. Also, loved the scene with the demural--the interplay between V and Jane was very sweet. Then there's the end scene with the Scribe Virgin and the birds...


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

    His pacing is excellent. He doesn't really differentiate voices in an obvious way, but somehow I never seem to have trouble knowing who's speaking--maybe it's just that Ward has given each character such a distinctive style. My one complaint about the narrator is that he sometimes really has trouble getting his tongue around some of Ward's heavy use of slang. Most of the time he's fine, but every once in a while he'll read something really awkwardly. But his voice is really deep and rich, which is exactly what I want in the narrator of a vampire novel.


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

    It's a Black Dagger book! Each book in this series leaves you laughing, wiping away tears and counting down the days until the next one comes out!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Perryville, AR, United States 02-03-12
    Adam Perryville, AR, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What happened to Jim?"

    I've been listening to this series in order and it's been great 'till now. What happened to Jim Frangione? It sounds like him I guess but the story is being read COMPLETELY different than the first 4 books. This is the first time you can't tell which male is talking and half the time their pitch is raised to female status. That never happened in the other books. Even common recurring words are now pronounced differently. Sympath has become symphath as one example. Was this the first book he recorded and the reading evolved from here or is this a narrator bait and switch. It's confusing. It's a great book all in all but I hope the narration in the next books returns to the norm that caught my attention to start with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Washington, MO, United States 10-04-10
    Sandra Washington, MO, United States 10-04-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Lover Unbound"

    This is a great series to read. I highly recomend it to anyone who enjoy paranormal fiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada 06-03-09
    Crystal Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada 06-03-09
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    "There Are No Words......"

    If you are a J R Ward fan this is another excellent installment in the Brotherhood Series (Book 5). Ward's storyline is unique and fresh as always. Interesting plot developments that leave you wanting more, more, more!!! If you have not experienced J R Ward's vampire world I highly recommend each and every installment of this series. I really like the narrator even though there is not much difference between female and male voices...I hope he continues with the series...have purchased each and every title in series, all are amazing, well worth the credit.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Selin Greenwood, MO, United States 12-05-10
    Selin Greenwood, MO, United States 12-05-10
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    "Nice to know about V"

    Classic Ward novel. I enjoyed learning about the tattoos and other things about V. I thought the ending sucked though. A ghost? Come on....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Doris 08-18-17
    Doris 08-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great twist"

    I know some were very upset about what took place in this one but I enjoyed it thoroughly and am happy with the resolution.
    I've always liked V and his story was done well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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