The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Audiobook, by J. R. Ward Play Audiobook Sample

The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Audiobook

The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Audiobook, by J. R. Ward Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jim Frangione Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Release Date: April 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780147524584

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

182

Longest Chapter Length:

08:48 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:57 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

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Publisher Description

Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series “so popular, I don’t think there’s a reader today who hasn’t at least heard of [it]” (USA Today).   Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…   For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…   And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world...and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from...  

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“Narrator Jim Frangione conveys the pain that threatens their marriage, juxtaposed against the constant war that threatens all vampire society…Frangione’s commanding narration shows listeners the ‘all-in’ nature of the brothers’ loyalty to each other and respect for their females…Frangione’s style matches Ward’s unapologetic brand of male who can fight evil, express deep love, and cry at sappy movies. He’s especially good at switching gears and softening his voice into more fluid patterns during moments of strong emotion.”

— AudioFile 

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  • “Intimate, evocative…the last quarter or so of The Beast had me breathing fast, furiously flipping pages. Emotional surprises and plot twists signal big things to come as this consistently compelling and exciting series evolves. This immersive, introspective yet rousing next installment will leave you clamoring for more.”

    — USA Today
  • “The Beast is a joy of a novel…Ward is a master of her craft.”

    — New York Journal of Books

Awards

  • Winner of a 2016 RT Book Reviews Award for Best Paranormal Romance

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Nancy Loucy, 10/21/2016

About J. R. Ward

J. R. Ward is the author of more than forty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in more than two dozen countries around the world.

About Jim Frangione

Jim Frangione is an actor and audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and has been was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Scrambled Eggs and the New York premiere of David Mamet’s plays The Old Neighborhood, Romance, and Oleanna, in which he also performed with the national tour. His film and television appearances include Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, Brotherhood, The Unit, and Law & Order.