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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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    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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    Jennifer Davidson 08-04-15
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    "Great story could do without sound effects"

    Sound effects take away from the story and are distracting from the story. For sure not needed

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    Iracema 07-12-15
    Iracema 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Edward or Ted?"

    Great storyline welcome the opportunity to learn more about Edward and Anita's views and feelings about Ted vs. Edward.

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    Donna Lynn haro 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Anita Blake book 9"

    I think this was best to date. Love the way hamilton is so detailed in her writting.

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    Jason 04-26-15
    Jason 04-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    stop asking me for a review twenty words long six five four three two one.

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    Amazon Customer Carrboro, NC 01-08-15
    Amazon Customer Carrboro, NC 01-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "fav of the series in audio"

    this is a good good v bad story. of the audio version of the series this is my favorite, mostly because of Edward .

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    victoria 01-07-15
    victoria 01-07-15
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    "back to the original Anita that is easy to love"

    great suspense thriller mixed with crime solving and preternatural horror. The perfect mix to have a villainous hero! The only annoying side to this performance is the cheesy music that pops in at predictable times. its obnoxious enough to distract from the seriousness of the story. other than that, this book excellent!

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    luvs2read 08-02-14
    luvs2read 08-02-14
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    "Blame the rating on Audible"
    Any additional comments?

    First let me say, I loved this book and this narrator. Unfortunately I HATE the narrator they replaced Kimberly Alexis with in the more recent releases. Audible in it's infinite wisdom will not set up a way for me to get those books out of my "recommendations based on previous ratings". Because I rated the early books so highly they feel that they HAVE to recommend the later books in the series based on those ratings. I've emailed Audible asking for a fix for this and got no response. At this point I don't think there is one book in my recommendations that I haven't already read/purchased someplace else or that I cannot stand the new narrators. So in order to get some new recommendations had to go back and trash a whole bunch of books that I love. This truly sucks and is something I did NOT want to do. I'm blaming this on Audible.

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    Book Nut 05-03-14
    Book Nut 05-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic"
    What did you love best about Obsidian Butterfly?

    Nice blend of girl gone bad and hero at the same time. Enjoyed the book!


    What does Kimberly Alexis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Alexis is a fantastic narrater!


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

    Yes


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    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 09-09-13
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.

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    "My Favorite Thus Far"

    This has all the great elements from the series without some of the more tedious parts. I confess that I sometimes grow tired of the never ending vampire power plays from some of the other books. While there is still some of that in this book it never gets so long and drawn out that you want to skip ahead. This book also introduces another great adversary for Anita who you can't wait to hear from again. In the first few books in the series I was not a fan of Ms Alexis but over the course of the series she has developed a real sense for Anita as well as the other characters in her universe. Sadly the producers of the books still insist on adding unneeded and overdone music and sound effects. At one point they actually drown out her performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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