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Obsidian Butterfly Audiobook
Obsidian Butterfly
Written by: 
Laurell K. Hamilton
Narrated by: 
Kimberly Alexis
Obsidian Butterfly Audiobook

Obsidian Butterfly: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered - something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

©2010 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Anita's usual supporting cast is missing, and she's taking time out from her complex love life, but there's plenty of bloody action, vampires, werewolves, and Aztec ritual. Plus a lot more about Edward. Fans will find this installment similar to the earlier books in the series, particularly The Laughing Corpse." (Amazon.com review)

"[A] monstrously entertaining read." (Publishers Weekly)

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    pj Indiana 05-23-16
    pj Indiana 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A second time around"

    I have been going through this series for the 2nd time. Glad I did. The first time I stopped because I couldn't like Micah. on the second go around I have come to understand his role in Anita's life as well as Nathaniel's. I realize because of her connection to Jean Claude, she needs these people in her life (as well as the sex). Though in some of the books the sex is "too much" and I get a feeling of "get on with the story, " this time around I can see the purpose behind it. OB was a great read, more action than usual. My only complaint is that after this book there are many missing from the series in audio version. I don't know why, but in a 24 book series to just stop putting out the audio versions until book 17 is kind of...crap!

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    Michele 05-22-16
    Michele 05-22-16
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    "Love Edward!!"

    Even if you're not a huge Edward fan, you'll be cheering for him by the end of this book! super action-filled and great character development!

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    Shanyce Henley 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book"

    I know it's really creepy but I just love the character olaf and how he was acted out.

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    Kindle Customer 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    one of the best books I've read and listened to. love Anita. I will always read her books over and over again

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    Edmon 04-23-16
    Edmon 04-23-16 Member Since 2016

    Vampire Author

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    "A Gem of the Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Obsidian Butterfly to be better than the print version?

    I have to say that no audio book seems better than actually reading a great book for the first time. However, Audible use of the perfect narrator and well placed special audio effects is fantastic. I love the narrator for this series Kimberly Alexis, she is perfect voice for Anita Blake.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita is the best obviously. However, if you exclude her I love Obsidian Butterfly, she makes such a good character. Is she a villain? Friend or Foe? Plus, Edward is amazing, he is the kind of guy you need on your side when you are neck deep in vampires/monsters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the scene when Anita is full of Obsidian Butterfly's power, that whole lead up is great, i remembered reading it for the first time and I was engrossed. Listening to these books after having read them already is a real treat. It is like rediscovering my favorite guilty pleasure all over again.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Instant cult classic! A must see for vampire lovers, and fantasy enthusiast of every flavor. A true gem in the Anita Blake vampire series, and one of the best vampire books of all time!


    Any additional comments?

    I think that this book, the Harlequin, Affliction, and of course Hit List are a few of my favorite titles in this series.

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    sara 04-11-16
    sara 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "more!! I need more!!"

    I will give u all my money! I need the books after 10! narcissus in chains incubus dreams Micah.... come on audible! don't leave me hanging after this book!

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    Sarah Smith 03-13-16
    Sarah Smith 03-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome love Anita Blake books"

    The only thing that would make Anita Blake books better is if Kimberly Alexis would Narrate the whole series.

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    W. New London, NH, United States 01-08-16
    W. New London, NH, United States 01-08-16 Member Since 2012

    Professional Artist, Fitness Guru and full time Ancestral Witch or "Brujo" as my Heritage comes from Spain. I paint and listen to Audible.

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    "SMASH HIT!!~"
    What did you love best about Obsidian Butterfly?

    READ BOTTOM POST.


    What did you like best about this story?

    READ BOTTOM POST


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    READ BOTTOM POST


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    READ BOTTOM POST


    Any additional comments?

    I wrote a long review. No Spoilers, but an overview of a series of books that are fantastic. The first ten anyway. Somehow my whole review got chopped in half and did not make sense anymore.

    I have over 197 audible books and "Obsidian Butterfly" is in the top ten favorites of all my books

    If you are new to the series, PLEASE start with the first "Guilty Pleasures" and move on from there. After book ten, all the books turn into horribly cheap pornography. Fifteen pages of story, 22 pages of group sex all centered around Anita having sex with many men, many times per day. Believe me, I had hoped that the books would get better, but after book seventeen, that was it for me.


    I wish Laurell K. Hamilton had continued to write about Anita Blake and not about her own experimentation with swinging, group sex and live in sex partners other than her husband.

    Please get "Obsidian Butterfly" at some point. Let the talented Kimberly Alexis turn this book into a killer movie in your mind.

    Also, this is the book that lets you get to know Edward a whole lot better. On the strangest, most frightening case of her life are Edward, Anita of course and back up picked by Edward. That would be Assassin, Bodyguard and Native American Playgirl centerfold "Bernardo Spotted Horse" and Black Ops Assassin, Sniper, Hulk and Sociopath, Rapist/Serial Killer "Olaf.

    The part of the South West the story takes place in has been banned as Taboo, No Entrance to any Vampires except those already part of the Vampire Goddess "Ispopolatul's" vampires and animals to call. This was Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Jean Claude warned Anita to just be the executioner, investigator and animator. Admitting she had ties to another Master of a City could sign her death warrant.

    GET THIS BOOK!

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    Misty smith 01-01-16
    Misty smith 01-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love all of anita"

    probably the slowest of the books. i love the way kimberly alexus reads it. anita is as awsome as ever

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    Brenda Newark, DE 10-19-15
    Brenda Newark, DE 10-19-15 Member Since 2015

    I love all the supernatural love stories. Vampires stories are my favorites.

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    "Love the storyline... BUT...."
    Would you try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Kimberly Alexis?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Obsidian Butterfly?

    There are too many things to list. But first thing that comes to mind is I would delete all of the unnecessary descriptions.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm actually frustrated with this series. The first book I enjoyed a lot then each book after that I began to get more and more irritated with the extra descriptions of the sky and the houses and the floors and the rooms and etc. and I definitely did not like the music or sound effects. Unfortunately this is the last book I will listen to in the series. I found myself fast forwarding through so much that I'm sure I missed some crucial details but I just couldn't bear listening to all the descriptions. I honestly was not interested if the grass was green or not water properly or if the trees were tall or short. If the carpet was red or blue if the house was painted white or yellow. There were points I fast forwarded thru 3-5 mins of describing a certain area. This is the second series that I started listening to and had to stop because I would say 40% of the book was just filled with descriptions of everything around them and it was just quite frankly too much.

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