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Darkness of Light Audiobook

Darkness of Light: Darkness, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She's always known she's different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who's hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets.

Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is, leading her down a path she never imagined possible. Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren't always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she'll definitely wish she could.

©2013 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2014 Stacey Marie Brown

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    Key21 10/01/2015
    Key21 10/01/2015
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    "Great!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness of Light to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read in print.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have a favourite but as i continue i am sure I will.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    This narrator Has read another book I have listen to and tbh her voice doe's start to annoy me because at the end of a sentence she tends to hold on to the last word.


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

    At points in the story I did find myself getting pretty angry!


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked to listen to book 2 but its not available so I ordered the kindle addition but i can't see myself reading it with all the other audible books on offer. Would defiantly recommend this book to someone who likes to be removed from reality....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 04/07/2016
    Carrie 04/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, shame about the narrator"

    I've tried to listen to this but am finding it impossible due to the narration. If you are ok listening to a whiny girl trying to be sexy and thoughtful, this will be no problem. She has terrible voice drag, all her words seem dragged out at moments they are actually needed to be speeded up, and the tone is the same whether worried, upset or excited.
    The actual story does intrigue me, though there's a lot of 'what is going on?' - I'm half way through and I'm still no nearer to finding out.
    But I would still like to find out, which must be a good thing story-wise so I'm off to find a hard copy instead

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  • Serena R. Gaona
    09/05/16
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    "should be titled, "Darkness and Frustration""

    Over half of the dialogue dedicated to how warm and lusty he made her feel. This was even after he treated her like crap. There were many eye rolls . There were so many things stated but unexplaineded. I still don't understand the purpose of the 2nd male darting in and out of her dreams leaving the same cryptic message. The author finally started getting to the point around chp 23. I thought, "finally". But the ending was disappointing.
    The narrator did well with the exception of the husky, sensual voice which remained throughout. I won't be getting the second book. Sorry.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Syndi
    Decatur, TX, United States
    02/04/15
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    "Intriguing and enjoyable"

    This book was fun and mysterious. Narration was good. I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward for the next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • SMB
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US
    19/12/14
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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would definitely recommend Darkness of Light. It's a very interesting and well written story. The characters are exceptionally believable and relatable. Stacey is an excellent storyteller with many twists and turns. Just when you think you have something figured out, you find out you don't!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fun characters, especially the banter between Ember and Eli. Ember is a strong female character and I love that.


    Which character – as performed by Michelle Sparks – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed both Eli and Ember. I think Michelle did a wonderful job of bringing them to life.


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

    There were many times I felt sad, especially when hearing about Ember's background. But I also laughed a lot at Ember's one-liners and quick wit.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think you'll be disappointed by listening to this first installment. I can't wait for the next ones to be out.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/05/15
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    "A welcomed surprise & enjoyment"

    I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book but high ratings from others suggested the writing and story would be good. While the first chapters were a little slow for me, it picked up steam and it was a pleasant surprise to me how much I did enjoy the Audible version. Ember is an 18 yo young woman trying to finish HS but unusual things happen around her. She is sent to an 'alternative' school to finish the last couple of months of school and there she meets Eli. Everything that seems to happen to her revolves around him in one way or another. Added to that is her realistic dreams where she meets Toren but she's convinced that isn't real. It isn't until the end of the story that Ember learns the truth about who and what everyone around her are and what she is. So much story material can't be contained in one book. A cliffhanger ending but I will definitely be reading the next book. Don't be skeptical, this is a very enjoyable book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Katy, TX, United States
    08/01/15
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    "I WANT MORE!!! Totally Awsome"

    When is Fire in the Darkness, book 2, coming to audible??? This is a fantastic start to a new series. I loved it. World building is creative and this book pulled me in from the very beginning. I can't wait for more Ember and Eli!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elis Law
    Atlanta, GA
    06/10/16
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    "What's up with the lusty narrator voice?"

    I'm still listening to the book (for now), but I must say I'm annoyed by the change in the narrator's tone starting around Chapter 10. All the sudden she starts speaking like every line makes her horny. It's like a YA Debbie Does Dallas. Who gets breathy when they're talking about pizza? I hope this doesn't persist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abigail
    Austin, TX, United States
    07/07/16
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    "narration is breathy and over dramatic"
    What disappointed you about Darkness of Light?

    The narration is overly dramatic. Every sentence is read like it is some steamy romance novel- even if the sentence is about getting in a car and driving to school. It drove me crazy!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LDH
    29/06/16
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    "Interesting enough but the narrator ruins it"

    I think I'd like the story but I couldn't even pay attention to it because the narrator is trying so hard to sound sultry the entire time. It's extremely annoying. Every word out of her mouth sounds like she's a phone sex operator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    United States
    31/08/15
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    "AWESOME beginning to a great new series!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Darkness of Light had my attention from the first page until the very last! The characters were interesting and intriguing, and the story was so addictive that I never wanted to put it down! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! I highly recommend Darkness of Light for New Adult/Mature YA audiences! I highly recommend the audio book of this story! The narrator used different voices for each character, and she expressed a lot of emotion in her reading. She had me completely wrapped up in what she was saying, and I sincerely hope the author continues to offer this narrator's versions of the other books in this series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Ember, the main character in this story, because she seemed real. She wasn't perfect or completely confident. She had friends who were regular people with attitudes and who weren't just "pretty people." She had a smart sense of humor and stood up for herself. She could be any one of us...except for the special powers part. She was interesting even before that, though. I also loved that she adored her stepfather. Very few books give step parents a loving relationship with the main character.


    Have you listened to any of Michelle Sparks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will! I really thought she did a great job with this story!!!


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

    If only I had time to do that! I did find myself trying to listen when I usually wouldn't have.


    Any additional comments?

    Love! Love! Love!!! :D

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DAulan Collins
    Indiana
    17/07/15
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    "enjoyable reading."

    getting ready to see if the second book is out yet. there is a lot more to this adventure and I can't wait.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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