Audio Review ~ Darkness Dawns ~ Dianne Duvall

Posted 7 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments

Audio Review ~ Darkness Dawns ~ Dianne DuvallDarkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Series: Immortal Guardians #1
Published by Tantor Media on July 25, 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Purchase
4.5 Stars

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

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Darkness Dawns served as my introduction to Dianne Duvall and I’m kicking myself for not having listened to it sooner! It was chock full of excitement, romance, action, and a new-to-me spin on vampires and immortals. The fact it was narrated by Kirsten Potter was gravy!


  • MCs
    Darkness Dawns revolved around Sarah and Roland and I adored them both! Sarah might be pint-sized but she’s tough – mentally and physically. She’s not one to back down from a challenge – or a rescue – when necessary. That worked to Roland’s advantage since she comes to his aid. Roland is an Immortal Guardian and is described often as being anti-social. He’s prickly and doesn’t interact with anyone if he can help it. I loved him! Things change when he becomes the target of a ruthless vampire. There was more growth on Roland’s part but watching them face down all the danger thrown at them as they fall for one another was very exciting.
  • Secondary Characters
    DDuvall developed quite a few secondary characters to the point I’m not only curious about them – I’m invested. Marcus, Seth, David, and several others were well fleshed out and I appreciated the dynamics between them. I’m eager to continue with their stories.
  • Plot/Over-Arching Plot/Sub-Plots
    In Darkness Dawns, not only did we get the story of a vampire determined to destroy Roland but several other sub-plots were woven in but left unraveled. And, what I assume to be an over-arching plot was also developed. All the pieces fit together seamlessly and while I was left satisfied with Sarah and Roland’s outcome, DDuvall left me anxious for these other threads to be knotted together.
  • Mythology
    The mythology concerning the Immortal Guardians and vampires was different from anything I’ve read previously and I appreciate that.
  • Kirsten Potter
    Kirsten Potter is one of my favorite narrators. She performed the story vividly bringing each character in each scene to life. I hope she narrates the entire series!
Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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10 responses to “Audio Review ~ Darkness Dawns ~ Dianne Duvall

  1. Ailyn Koay

    it would be cool to watch a school teacher put a vampire in his place XD and I hope that it has happened. If that is the case this is definitely going to be on my tbr

  2. I read this ages ago and recently listened to this and the next four or five of them as they are part of the Romance Package. I loved them all over again and actually reviewed this on Hot Listens. So happy you are loving a favorite series of mine as well Brandee. I’m invested in all the characters!

    • Oooh! That’s a reason to get the Romance Package…hmmm… I will have to go read your review, Lorna (I’ve been a bad blogger friend, lately) because I’d love to chat about this one. And if you love the series I can be confident in continuing it. Kirsten Potter just rocks as a narrator so I’m excited to continue. I already got book #2. 🙂

  3. I’ve been pleased with the romance package from the first day I got it. So many good ones to choose from! Not all of this series is there yet, but at least the first five or six.

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