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Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh, narrated by Angela Dawe

Why I listened to it:  A friend loaned me a copy to listen to while I was waiting for my print copy to arrive from the Book Depository.  I felt the need to get in quick to avoid spoilers.
What it’s about: (from Goodreads) A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.
Warning:  Spoilers as to heroine’s identity – if you don’t want to know look away now.
What worked for me (and what didn’t): I liked this one but I think it may have worked better for me in print.  Nalini Singh has a number of writing tics – in particular, she repetition of certain words – in this book it was “obsidian” “adamantine” and “entombed”.  She also phrases things a little strangely sometimes – eg “in the bed that was her own” – and both of those things are easier to skip over in print than on audio, where I cannot skim.  In fact, Angela Dawe’s narration style tends to emphasise these tics if anything.
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