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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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    katheryn hall 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    Absolutely love this series and enjoy getting lost in my listening. For the first time in this entire series, I have a negative comment. Dear narrator: I am not sure why you have all of a sudden begun pronouncing words incorrectly. Words such as amphitheater and sympath having their p's anunciated as f's and pinged sounded as hinged instead of as dinged. It is my hope that in the next books in the series that I do not find myself cringing as common words are mispoken. Thank you for an otherwise vastly enjoyable experience.

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    connie 03-07-15
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    Great books!!!
    The first was a little slow to get into it but after that smooth sailing.. Love them a lot

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    Betty 02-05-15
    Betty 02-05-15 Member Since 2017
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    "This is my favorite Ward book!"

    The Narrator was awesome my favorite part was when Jane learned to let go at the Mist & realized that love is forever no matter what or where you are! Ward was fantastic she gave V a sense of humor & maturity so deep & I love it that this book was not all about good vs evil but about the actual Brotherhood love & respect for each other!

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    WOW! This series just keeps getting better and better! Impatient to start the next one!

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    I can't put this book down! I can't put this series down! So excited for the next one! Thank you!

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    Angela Adelanto Ca 05-27-14
    Angela Adelanto Ca 05-27-14 Member Since 2016

    I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters

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    "Love this series"

    I love this series and I was really looking forward to listening to this book. Vishous the son of the Bloodletter and the Scribe Virgin who gave him to his father when he was a baby. He was not only the victim of brutality, at the he inflicted it on others as well. His scars are physical, mental and emotional. I felt so bad for him. Vishous is also the carrier of a power that he considers to be a curse. One of his hands is deadly to anyone it touches. He must always keep it gloved and hidden. I was also happy that John made it through his transition but, I was sad that he is still suffering from a past attack. Dr. Jane Whitcomb is a gifted surgeon, and her life is her work. That changes drastically, however, on the night that Vishous is brought into her operating room with a mortal injury. Jane is able to save Vishous, but she has to enter his vampire world in order to do so. The minds of the other humans at the hospital can be erased, but Jane is too involved. I think that Jane is good for him she had a smart mouth and she accepted V and with her he is able to find love. Jane is willing to explore his need for physical pain that no one else has understood. But happiness is still out of his reach. Because of his ancestry, Vishous is expected to take on the role of the Primale of the Chosen. His job is to further the Brotherhood and the vampire species by procreating with the Chosen females. The only way he can escape this fate is if one of his brothers is willing to go in his place. And even if Vishous is able to avoid his duties as the Primale which Phury volunteers for to get away from Bella and I think to give his life some meaning which I will find out in the next book. I also liked that V finally told Butch how he felt and they way they did it was very heart felt. This book was not as good as the last one but I still gave it 5 star because I love this series and this book had me laughing and crying. I also like how Z is taking time with John and talking to him and that he gave him Darius's book. I can't wait to listen to Phury and the rest of the rap music listening brothers.

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    BluBumbleB 05-13-14
    BluBumbleB 05-13-14 Member Since 2017

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Loved every minute!"

    V is definitely one of my favorite BDBs. The revelations kept coming all throughout the book, and each one peeled back more and more of V's many layers; it was pretty emotional stuff. I loved every minute of his tale, but that's nothing new because this series ROCKS!

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    Kristina K. Rogan Missouri 03-29-14
    Kristina K. Rogan Missouri 03-29-14 Member Since 2008

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    What made the experience of listening to Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

    Jim Frangione!


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

    The most touching moments are sadly the most heart breaking, tear jerking ones between Tor and Noone. In all honesty their tragedies and past history are over the top and the dialogue between the two lacks back bone on both sides. Of course the reader is supposed to know that their mutual back bones have been ripped out but In all of the rest of the series the characters are brilliantly validated, vindicated and re-established as powerful. In this one it's too little to late and leaves a fan in a sort of Meh state of mind about Tor and Noone/Autumn.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes it did. Jim is the Voice of the Brothers, no question.


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

    The First time I read it it made me mad. Years later as I listen to it.. yep still disappointed in the way the main characters of this story are fundamentally lacking aspects of the way they were previously written. Between Tor and No', especially their arguments were shallow and Tor being the aggressor made no sense and came off as being a hypocrite, while No' just took it like a shrug. Blech!


    Any additional comments?

    What's with the Angel all of the sudden? Where was the Scribe Virgin at all in this story. This Book was saved by all of the other aspects of the book that didn't have anything to do with Tor and No'one, of which there are many and they are brilliant!

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    Lulu 12-26-13
    Lulu 12-26-13

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "I Am Finished Now"

    Even though the dialog in this series made me nauseous, and the male names came across as silly instead of sexy, which is what I assume the author was going for, I hung in there through this book. But this was the last straw.

    The main characters sounded like the intro to a really bad joke ... A vampire and a ghost walk into a bar ...

    I am sorry, but I have read some outrageous plot lines before, but this one takes the cake. It is as if the author killed off her heroine and then remembered it was hard to have even a remotely HEA ending if one of the parties to the romance was dead. I have a word of advice for any other authors who find themselves in this predicament. Don't search around for a way to "fix" this situation. No matter what plan you come up with to fix it, especially if it involves bringing the character back as a ghost, it won't work. Instead, do what this author should have done - just delete the death scene and rewrite the ending.

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    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 09-18-13
    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Upper middle of the pack.


    If you’ve listened to books by J. R. Ward before, how does this one compare?

    Continuing story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Vampires. Sex. Violence. Tragedy. Passion.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    That I'm not really aware of his "performance" is perhaps the best part. All the characters feel familiar and believable. They continue. I did notice a different pronunciation of Sympath(sp?) - which is what Revenge and Xhex are. A minor deviation from previous books.


    Any additional comments?

    Jane and Vishous' first sexual encounter felt "wrong." V was attracted to Jane because she stood up to him without fear. Yet, she submitted to his commands and did as she was ordered. . . just didn't feel quite right somehow. <br/><br/>There's no denying that the whole series is a load of male domination and Victorian sensiblities. But heck, its fiction, and the stories are certainly an entertaining place to go for an afternoon, or two, or three.<br/><br/>I have to say that what happens to Jane just feels absolutely not okay. She should be gone. Or not. I surely hope that in a later book there is some purpose/benefit to her amorphous state.

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