Tuesday, May 11, 2021

#AudibleReview Lover Unveiled by JR Ward Narrated by Jim Frangione

I love The Black Dagger Brotherhood it's always an auto #Audible buy for me and #19 did not disappoint read below what I thought.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster audio
Release Date: 4-20-2021
Length: 15 hours 41 minutes
Black Dagger Brotherhood #19
Source: Audible purchase
Buy It: Audible


In this heart-pounding installment in J.R. Ward’s number one New York Times best-selling series, a long-lost member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood finds true love - and evil incarnate - in Caldwell, New York.

Sahvage has been living under the radar for centuries - and he has every intention of of staying “dead and buried”. But when a civilian female sucks him into her dangerous battle with an evil as ancient as time, his protective side overrides his common sense.

Mae has lost everything, and desperation sets her on a collision course with fate. Determined to reverse a tragedy, she goes where mortals should fear to tread - and comes face-to-face with the Brotherhood’s new enemy. She also discovers a love she never expected to find with Sahvage, but there can be no future for them.

Knowing they will part, the two band together to fight against what Mae unknowingly unleashed - as the Brotherhood closes in to reclaim one of their damned, and evil vows to destroy them all....

My #AudibleReview:

Lover Unveiled
#19 Black Dagger Brotherhood series
JR Ward

Book nineteen in the Warden’s BDB series continues her intriguing and inventive new direction for the brotherhood and the species and having just eliminated the Lessoning society brings back an old evil entity to Caldwell looking for love in all the wrong places and wreaking-havoc on humans, the brotherhood and the entire vampire race and brings back a once cursed brother thought long dead to help put the evil genie back in her bottle.

Mae lost her parents in the Lesser raids that decimated the race leaving only her and her brother, when he’s killed by an unknown attacker she’s bound and determined to do whatever it takes to bring him back to life. So she sets out to locate a book of spells that could potentially save him and ends up at an illegal human underground fight where she saves the life of the most handsome and fearsome Vampire male she’s ever seen. But she has no time for romance she’s on a mission.

The Brother Sahvage is supposed to be dead, and cursed as a Warlock even though he never had anything to do with magic, he did evade death and for the centuries since the brotherhood put dire, do not open, warnings on his coffin has been living on the fringes of the race and the Black Dagger Brotherhood looking for his cousin Raven the one with the real magic. He knew coming to Caldwell the new seat of the brotherhood was a bad idea and when a female vampire saves his life and ties him further to her plight to save her brother and his former Black Dagger Brothers his fate is sealed.

Every new edition of the BDB is amazing and just when you think it can’t get any better it does. The Warden is a magician and the new direction she’s taking the series on is ground-breakingly original in both the storyline and world-building and that was truly evident in this novel when she brings back from the dead a brother from way back when and an evil entity who needs to die and seems to be indestructible. Plus the audience gets catch ups on all the other brothers their shellans and the entire cast of characters from this innovative series. Let’s chat about the stars of this novel, Sahvage and Mae, there was a review that said Mae was unlikable but that is NOT true, she’s exceptional, maternal, compassionate and brilliantly flawed and then there’s Sahvage, the mysterious, cursed hard to kill brother who’s come back from the dead and their love story was emotional and fabulous. Cut to the evil doer, Devina who BDB fans are a bit familiar with but who was the main antagonist is JR’s Fallen Angel series and now comes to call to create chaos for the BDB, Lassiter and the species. Brilliant!
Fans of UF and of this incredible (should be read in order) series will find this unputdownable.


Reading this series is fantastic but if you can swing it do get the series on Audible, the performance by Jim Frangione is remarkable. In this edition he perfectly nails every accent and attitude, every male and female portrayal and every snark or serious moment and his representation of Devina was amazing, he got every one of her over the top sociopathic, murderous affectations to a tea.
Bravo Jim!!

About the author:

J.R. Ward is the author of over thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are more than 15 million copies of Ward’s novels in print worldwide and they have been published in 25 different countries around the world.

After graduating from law school, Ward began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.

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