Paranormal Romance By: J.R. Ward Narrated by: Jim Frangione Hot ♥♥♥♥♥ 18hrs and 37mins
Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
I loved this book from the first chapter to the last. I was thinking to myself how wonderful it was to be back in the BDB’s world, taken back by the excellent narration and interpretation of Jim Frangione. He does just a masterful job with the characters, he truly captures each personality to the max, his voice is sensual, sexy, strong and just plain cool, delivering with the exactitude JR Ward's style of writing. This is the ninth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and if you are not familiar with it, I recommend to start with the first book, this is a continuation of these character’s lives and I don’t think you would enjoy it as much without the back history, and what a back story it’s!!, Also be aware of the sexual content, these are not YA, but just a greedy, emotional, sexy and entertaining as hell Paranormal Romance on the border of Urban Fantasy, in fact some might categorize it just that, particularly after this installment where it seems for a big part of the book the main couple in this story took a bit of the back seat for the rest of the characters , even though, we still get the happy ending we all have come to expect from these books. Without going into any spoilers I can only add what a great listen it is, I didn’t want to pause for a minute, I felt gone, taken away and really experiencing the lives of these characters, which I come to know and love, thanks to the excellent portrait and writing approach of JR Ward. I highly recommend this audio book, and even if you’ve already read it, you will love the way Jim Frangione adds a different dimension to this book as well as the rest of them in this series. To all Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy lovers I say: If you haven’t partaken in this phenomenal series, what is holding you back?
What others said:
By Valerie Mar 30, 2011 She is a master story teller. I loved this book and can't wait for the next one.
By Wilma Mar 30, 2011 Great book love love love BDB. Please keep them coming. Narrator is the best story really comes to life.
By Mary Mar 30, 2011 Jim Frangione makes the Black Dagger Brotherhood come alive wonderfully. His voice makes the characters what they are meant to be, strong, sexy, cool. I just cant get enough. I hope there are many more to come and they must always be read by Jim Frangione. I tried reading one and it just wasn't the same. He should have narrated JR Wards other (much inferior) Fallen Angels series. Wish there were more series like this.... another good one is the Ghost Walker series, narrated by another great reader... Tom Stetschulte.