Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Darius by J.R. Ward

Posted July 20, 2022 by Jennifer in Listen Up!, Paranormal Romance, Rating A Tags: , , , , , ,

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Audiobook review: Darius by J.R. Ward

John Mathew is my favorite male in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and if you’re a fan of the series you know he is the reincarnation of Darius. So when I heard Ward was giving us Darius’s love story about how he met Beth’s mother I knew I would read it. I was happy to find out we were getting in audiobook format.

Darius is the prequel the readers needed and the HEA that Darius deserved. Yes there’s a HEA in the epilogue.

The story follows Darius meeting Beth’s mother Anne through his POV. We get page time with Fritz and V along with a cameo from Rhage, and a couple of others. I dare say Butch, Manny, and Jo’s dad makes an appearance too.

Darius covers mostly the time he spends with Anne but fast forwards a bit to Beth’s birth and to an adult Beth at the end. It was heartbreaking to see how Darius found his mate only to lose her so soon and then only be able to see his daughter grow up from afar.

After a rocky start for me, Jim Frangione has become the voice for this world and he does a great job delivering Darius and Anne’s story. I am so glad that J.R. Ward gave Darius this prequel and fans of the series will love it. It gives him and us closure.

My Ratings
Story: A-
Narration: A

About the Book:

In this powerful audio exclusive, #1 New York Times bestseller J.R. Ward shares the star-crossed love story of reader favorite, and original member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Darius.

Darius, son of Marklon, isn’t looking for love the night destiny comes to claim him. He’s also not interested in crashing his new car. But when a human woman runs out into the road and he must swerve to avoid killing her…everything goes off course.

Disillusioned by his King’s lack of leadership and the losses in the war against the Lessening Society, Darius finds purpose in protecting a woman he cannot make his own. Love finds a way, however—until the truth of what he is comes out and she leaves him in horror.

Unbeknownst to them both, Anne is carrying his young, a female who is destined to be Queen—and after a tragic reunion, he vows to protect their daughter. Resigned to perpetual sadness, he is determined to serve the memory of his beloved no matter the cost…unless by some miracle, fate sees fit to once again bring them together.

Author: J.R. Ward
Jim Frangione
 Black Dagger Brotherhood #0.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audiobook Release Date: July 19, 2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Length: 5 hours
Source: Netgalley
Audio Speed: 1.25x

Purchase info:
Audible/Amazon (affilate link)

Reviews in the Series:
Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8)
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)
The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)
The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13)
The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14)
The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15)
Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15.5)
The Thief by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)
Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #1)
Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #2)
Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #3)