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Obsidian Audiobook

Obsidian: Lux, Book 1

When 17-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy Internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up...until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It's hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he's an alien.
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Publisher's Summary

When 17-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy Internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up...until he opened his mouth.

Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It's hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he's an alien.

Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon's touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she's getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is, if she doesn't kill him first.

©2011 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." (Romantic Times)

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    Book Lover D 02-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story! Didn't like narrator."
    What made the experience of listening to Obsidian the most enjoyable?

    The story. I loved the story that Jennifer L Armentrout wrote.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She had a very nasally voice. In this story, it is difficult to enjoy, especially when she performs a male voice. She also pronounces the male lead character's name wrong. The author has said the name is pronounced Day-mon not Demon. It should really be rectified.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love Katy and Daemon's first kiss.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrators should check name pronunciation before they start the story because now you have six books with an incredibly annoying mispronunciation where if they would have emailed the author, it could have been corrected immediately.

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    I Hate Everything ;0) 02-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome story made intolerable by the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

    no


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daemon who the reader, referred to as Demon.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

    Carolyn McCormick Kate Rudd Cynthia Holloway


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This narrator does the crackle thing with her voice. It becomes extremely distracting. Unfortunately I purchased all the books at one time. For the first time I flirted with the idea of a return. I believe the crackle is something put on. J,E.please cut it out or do not subject us to anymore narrations.

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    Aaron and Chelsie 12-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "worth listening to in the background."

    As always Justine Eyre was awesome. The story just wasn't there for me. I think it's because I just finished the Appolyon series and the main characters in the series are basically the same person.
    That said, I'm still going to finish the series even if only in the background.
    Like all of the Armentrout books I've read so far the story is cheesy (in the best way). the "sex" scenes are immensely hot, and the characters are great.
    The main character in this book is meant to be that neutral face so you can see everything through her eyes.
    Overall a 4/5, made awesome by the narrator.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-09-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "This story has been done before."

    This book reminds me of Twilight with aliens, only I like the main character more and it doesn't have the creepy bonding thing that happens between werewolves and children. With that said if you can get over how much Daemon is an asshole, the story is not too bad for a Twilight rip off. Luckily Katy didn't just let Daemon get away with his crap. Of course that being the most compelling part of the story, is the hot and cold chemistry between the main characters. It is an easy listen and I am curious to find out what is going to happen. Although I am on the line about whether or not to get the next book, but defiantly only if there is a sale. The narrator does a good job.

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    M. Hebnes GA 10-20-15
    M. Hebnes GA 10-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story annoying voice."

    This story was good, but I didn't care for the feminine girl talking for the guy - it was awful.

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    Melinda 09-29-15
    Melinda 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Vocal fry much??"

    The narrator has a bad habit of vocal fry! I was able to look over it...but at first it was very difficult

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    Jperr 07-14-15
    Jperr 07-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I recommend this book"

    I had no idea what to expect from this book, not even the main storyline. I just heard it was good, and sure enough it was. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I reserve that for my top favorite books only. The narrator's accent bugged me a little. Some of the voices would have been way different in my head, but that's what you get when you let someone else do all the voices for you. Overall, I will definitely continue reading this series.

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    Lisa 06-25-15
    Lisa 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved"

    I loved the story... Not quite what I expected and well worth the read. Don't know what to think about the names though.... Hmmmmm

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    Jacqueline's Reads 06-16-15
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    "Fabulous YA Paranormal Read"
    Where does Obsidian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first YA paranormal audio book and it met all my expectations. I originally rated the book 3 stars and now I’m giving it 5 stars, so you can see how wonderful the audio version is (and of course my taste has changed). I recommend for the YA fans.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dynamics between Kat and Daemon were my favourite. I love Daemon’s hot and cold personality. It added some nice tension to the story. I love how strong Kat is. She’s not the silly Heroine and it’s nice and refreshing.


    Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

    This is my first Justine audio. I found her voice a bit deep to be a 17 year old, but she did a great male impression. I love her pace and I thought it was perfect for the book.


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

    Oh man… This is why I am not an author… hmm… I guess the tag line would be…
    “Daemon isn’t your average guy… he may be more than what Kat’s bargain for” - totally cheesy, but it’s the best I could do!


    Any additional comments?

    Full Book Review

    5 I love this series Stars

    I started with YA novels when I started to read more. In the beginning I was a really harsh reader and every book I read was a new experience (I didn’t really have a lot to compare to). I picked up Obsidian, not knowing who Jennifer L. Armentrout was (little did I know I would own 20 of her paperbacks and fan girl over her at book signings), I just saw all the glowing reviews. Can you believe I originally rated it three stars? Slap me silly I know.

    I’m doing a re-read via audio version. This is my favourite form of re-read. I’m not fond of female POV audios, but the narrator does a great male impression. I’m remembering why I love this series so much and hopefully I’ll finish it soon (I’ve yet to finish the last book). I know slap me again.

    Kat is the new girl in town. Correction, small town. Think Gilmore Girls but maybe smaller. Her mom forces her to make nice with the family next door. The thing is, Daemon lives next door and he’s not so nice.

    I love Kat. I love how strong and level headed she is. She’s also a book blogger, how cute is that? My husband even asked me if the author did that to get readers into it. I guess maybe, I don’t care if it worked because it did. It’s just adorable. Anyhow, Daemon and his sister, Dee lives next door. Daemon is very straight with Kat. He has no intentions of befriending her.

    Dee has other ideas. Dee and Kat’s relationship is cute. Dee wants friends so badly. She has friends, she just wants new friends. Kat wants to be Dee’s friend but Daemon’s cold personality is a turn off. Kat knows there is something off about the siblings, but she can’t put her finger on it.

    This is a YA paranormal book. There’s no steam, but the tension is off the charts! It’s why I love this series so much. Plus Daemon is a big old brute and we love those right? I love how mean Daemon is. There’s a reason why he doesn’t want to get close to Kat, but somehow Kat finds herself into trouble and of course Daemon is there to save the day. Sigh, swoon, faint. I know right?

    If you are a fan of YA paranormal and haven’t tried this series, then you are crazy. I suggest you start with this one. If you are a fan of this series and you are curious about the audio, then I suggest you get it. It’s fabulous.

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    Holly H. Florida 06-15-15
    Holly H. Florida 06-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed the story but not the narrator."
    If you could sum up Obsidian in three words, what would they be?

    Aliens are hot!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Daemon Black


    What didn’t you like about Justine Eyre’s performance?

    I've listened to easily over a hundred audiobooks, so I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to narrators. I've only had a few who completely turned me off to the audio version of a book; Justine Eyre happens to be one of them. I've listened to many books that Justine Eyre has narrated and every time debated whether I should suffer through her voice or just eventually read the book later sometime in my spare time. I haven't been able to finish at least three of the audiobooks that she has narrated. All of the female main characters sound nasally, whinny and I guess the best word to explain it is...constipated. I sincerely wish that the publisher would update the audiobooks with a new narrator for this series, because I will more than likely not be continuing this series in audio format.


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