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Obsidian Audiobook

Obsidian: Lux, Book 1

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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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    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 08-24-14
    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 08-24-14 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Supernatural Teens Series Looks Promising"

    ET meets Twilight in this teen novel. Daemon is an alien alright. Katy is the heroine and is really is a great counterpoint to Daemon. What you will really like the unfolding of the mystery of the story. They are many parallels to Twilight if you swap out vampires for aliens and roll everyone back to high school.

    The narrator's voice at the beginning is very annoying. But after a while, it settles in okay. It's hard to describe why it is not great; but it Eyre's voice doesn't detract too much from the story; so I'm not going to ding it. This is a good teen novel for all ages.

    I recommend it for a nice end of summer beach read.

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    Jen 04-04-13
    Jen 04-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story if you can get past the narrator"

    I'm undecided on Jennifer Armentrout. I would prefer that the main character here (Katie) had less of a potty mouth - but that said, the story is pretty good. I liked the type of aliens here. Daemon (pronounced Demon? Didn't care for that) was a rather infuriating character. This wasn't a story that went where you thought it would - so that's good.

    Justine Eyre was a very bad choice as a narrator. She has a bit of a whine, her voice is entirely too low, and she can't do a West Virginia accent at all. She was a terrible match for this story. And that's sad, because it definitely colored my impression of the book. This one is better read in print.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    nazari 03-20-13
    nazari 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing! Another great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I've already read this book and still bought it again to listen to it. It's that good! Love the characters and the spark between two main characters is electrifying.


    What other book might you compare Obsidian to and why?

    Roswell. It's got the whole alien thing going but it's got a way better spin to it and its just so entertaining


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

    Attitude. And she's got a great voice. Makes it seem like u are there :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and almost cry it was one of those books that does both


    Any additional comments?

    Check out this authors other books! They are all good!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting concept, witty dialogue, A+ narration"

    This author seems to have tapped into interesting new concept for YA para/novella. The door is wide open for a long series, with colorful characters. There are a few holes in the ground work, but they may be filled in as the series progresses.

    This narrator really brought out the color of the main characters. I loved the ease with which she used to make the banter between the characters witty and fun. Very realistic inflection, and tone.I really enjoyed her performance.

    I'm glad I took a chance and spent a credit on this one.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 08-19-17
    Maria 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator killed this audiobook."
    Would you try another book from Jennifer L. Armentrout and/or Justine Eyre?

    This book seems good so far but Justine eyre voice is just insufferable! I keep trying to just push though it but I just can't. The worst part is she narrated all the books! Way to kills a great book series, with all the bad reviews she is getting you think they would have changed the narrator but nope. Justine eyre is killing this audiobook series sales.


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

    Her voice is flat out insufferable, she sounds To old to be playing a teen and the voice she does for the guy "demon" as she pronounces it is flat out ridiculous. She ruined this audio book for me and many others.


    Any additional comments?

    Get a new narrator for this book series please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Crisp BRANFORD, FL, US 08-17-17
    Allison Crisp BRANFORD, FL, US 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "His name is NOT DEMON, ITS. DAEMON "DAY-MON""
    Would you try another book from Jennifer L. Armentrout and/or Justine Eyre?

    Love author, HATE narrator, if you cant pronounce an easy name, that your reading, ASK YOUR AUTHOR!!! Way to ruin it.


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

    anyone who knew how to pronounce his name correctly.


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    KarenM of My Bookbag 07-04-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Story, Great Imagination"
    Would you listen to Obsidian again? Why?

    Yes! It is a wonderfully entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Obsidian?

    Daemon and Katy's first make-out session... the one that blew her laptop up.


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

    She is great for this part. She brings just the right voice to the women, and the men.<br/>


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Katy's personality is hilarious, as is her banter with Daemon.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend

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    Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co Las Vegas, NV 04-24-17 Member Since 2016

    Highly caffeinated bookaholic workaholic

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    "Glad this is my only purchase in this series..."

    I think this series is geared towards 15-year-old women. I'm not generally the eye rolling kind of listener, but this book definitely made me think otherwise. There were so many lines where I just couldn't take the writing. They were outlandish--very much the sort of things I would say/think as a young girl but now they just annoy me. I do understand why many are so drawn to this series but they are really not for me.

    Justine Eyer's performance only made my listening experience worse. She has this scratchy voice throughout. It is so distracting. There were times where I was so caught up with how she sounded that I totally lost track of the story...I might have enjoyed the story a little bit more had I read the book on my own.

    In conclusion, skip this audiobook and try reading it on your own if you're remotely interested in this series.

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    Natasha Morris 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narrator!!! Love the story."

    I love this series and Justine Eyre is an amazing narrator! Highly recommended this series.

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    Chrystal 01-19-17
    Chrystal 01-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Book great, narrator was horrible!!"

    I have read this series several times and love it! I could not get through the first few chapters listening to that woman talk! She talks through her nose and at different volumes so i could not here her at times then wanted to gouge out my ear drums when i could hear her. I returned the audiobook because i could not listen to her anymore! Story is wonderful but get the book and dont waste ur money on the audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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