The Sinner

The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 18
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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A sinner’s only hope is true love in this passionate new novel in J. R. Ward’s number-one New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.

Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male - or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication?

With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail...or was the prophecy wrong all along?

©2020 J. R. Ward (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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SweetCaroline...bamp..bamp..baaa

JR Ward once again takes us through to the very edge. Then BAM Sin the misunderstood Basturd . Thanks JR

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Romance, End of the War and a new enemy

Listened to audio narrated well by Jim Frangione. He's narrated all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and he never disappoints. There were some audio inconsistencies but they were minor.

This latest installment of the Brotherhood is about the end of the war with the Lessors, a tiny peek at the new enemy and Syn and Jo's romance.

Jo is a newspaper reporter who's been a thorn in the Brotherhood's side every since she started a paranormal on-line blog. She's been sick and has no idea that she's a pre-trans as she was adopted after her mother was killed. I liked how she took care of herself and stood up for herself even when scared.

Syn has a need to kill and is a killer for hire on the sly to manage his desires. His father was an abusive bastard and Syn's story takes us from 'he's twisted' to OMG I'm so glad he survived and I'm glad Syn sees who he really is underneath the hard edges.

Butch knows the end of the war is near and starts behaving rashly to protect his fellow brothers. He unknowingly attracts Devina's attention but his love for Marissa prevents her from getting her claws into him. AAAAANNNDDDD the big show down with the Omega happens, you're not going to believe how that all works out.

I liked how Ward wraps up this chapter in the Brotherhood's lives and I'm curious what direction Devina will take future books as she seemed a little off her game from what I read in the ""Fallen Angels' series.

Overall a good read with the romance and Brotherhood arcs well blended. I also loved the cameo moments with Wrath and Beth and the Omega and the Scribe Virgin.

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Holy Scribe Virgin

Hoe DOES she do it?! J R Ward has kept the brotherhood rolling with 17 books and this one measures up to one of my favorites serving the stage for new characters and stories to come. Good riddance to some real baddies and welcome to more family connections. Love the ‘young’. Love the good healers as well as those BDB fighters. Read it. Five stars.

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Jim Frangione Never Disappoints

I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. With J.R. Ward as the author and Jim the reader. They both take you through a wold ride, Which may be the ending of a war, between lessers and Vampires alike. (I don’t want to spoil it for you. So give it a listen, I dare you. If your a new reader of J.R. Wards.

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Did not disappoint

I freaking loved it and the ending lol loved it. Still a fan. I’m not sure where the seres will go next but I’m going for the ride. I hope you will enjoy.

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Get Ready to Rumble!!!

The Sinner
JR Ward
Narrated by Jim Frangione

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Ward’s 18th book in her Internationally Bestselling series The Black Dagger Brotherhood does live up to all the hype, in this installation JR focuses on journalist Jo Early who fans learn may be a half breed but wait until you find out who she’s related to (no I’m not telling) and the Bastard Syn who until now readers/listeners don’t know too much about but wow what a surprise package he is. As a couple the attraction is instant but the obstacles they need to overcome to be together may just be too big and too many to weather. If that’s not enough she’s also dealing with the end of an era, is the war with the Lessening society really nearing an end? You’ll have to find that out for yourself.
With Ward’s iconic in your face descriptive narrative, recognizable Caldwell backdrops and take no prisoners, f-bombing, hot-fast car loving Brothers fans will have no trouble investing 100% in this fantastic novel learning more about the stars Jo and Syn and being witness to the end of a Black Dagger Brotherhood era while wondering what in the world she can do to top it.

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This is one series, in fact the only series I pre-order the audible just to listen to Jim Frangione who is the voice of the BDB and he did not disappoint in this one either. Even with such a low vocal resonance Jim manages to portray the female characters very well and of course, as always does a bang up job on all the male characters.

Since moving to Caldwell and joining the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Syn of the Band of Bastards has satisfied his crave for killing by doing hits for the Caldwell mob that is until one Mob boss puts the hit out for the wrong reporter.
Newspaper journalist Jo Early has spent the last few years on her own time investigating some rather unsettling occurrences of paranormal activity in and around Caldwell and she’s convinced that Vampires do exist. Then one night while investigating a real news story she meets a mysterious man who makes her feel things she’s not sure she wants to. And if that’s not enough she’s convinced she’s dying because something strange is going on with her body.

Meanwhile on the mean streets of Caldwell the prophecy predicts the Vampire’s war with the Lessening Society is coming to an end and Butch former cop now known as the Dhestroyer is the Brotherhood’s secret weapon.


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This is one of my favorite series I just hope they’ll be more I have left all the book’s

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Well Done!

There was a lot going on in this book, I mean a lot. But the story lines were woven well and I love the ending. Looking forward to Book 19!

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WOW we waited so long and it didn't disappoint!

Without giving this book away I have to say it has been well worth the wait! It was great to finally see the completion of Jo's journey. And Syn and Jo's story was very different. Along with all the other story lines, it was fantastic! You won't be disappointed! Thank you JR Ward for this beautiful gift @ this terrible time. It has definitely helped get us through. Can't wait for what is next!

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She did it again...

I LOVE THIS SERIES MORE THAN I CAN PUT INTO WORDS. JR WARD KILLED IT AGAIN!