I really enjoyed the story. The narrator was good. He was very well spoken and really helped to immerse you into the story. That being said, I did not like the production of this audio version of Beautiful Creatures. There were sound effects and music throughout the story that greatly distracted from the narrator's performance and the entire experience. It made it difficult to get through the story. I am glad that I stuck with it, but I probably would have preferred to read it rather then listen given the strangeness of the sound effects.
I would, if I was to see the film or start the second book to refresh my memory. But the first time was so good that I wouldn't need a second time. Perhaps the second time I would read the book rather than listen to it to perhaps get a different perspective.
I loved the character development, the two main characters are flawed but you feel deeply for them, even the characters that are "evil" have personalities and characterisitcs that can be identified with.
The only reason the performance received a 4/5 was because of the unnecessarily long musical pauses when the lead character would dream, they were seriously like a minute long. I understand that it was meant to be dramatic but I kept thinking something was wrong with my headphones or music player.
The storyline is so predictable that is insulting for anyone over 12 years of age. Not to mention that is utterly unoriginal and way too long for absolutely no reason.
The book had a promising start and a generally good idea, it just didn't deliver on its promise.
The book is entertaining and keeps you listening, if you are into these kids of books. I laughed a little when they talked about theHarry Potter series in the book as this reminded me of Harry Potter in a more Twilightly way. You will root for the good guys and boo the bad guys like you should. Not thedeepest novel ever, but I don't think that is what they are going for. Good fantasy entertainment.
This book was definitely not for me. Pre-teens and young teens may enjoy it.
It was extremely repetitive. I appreciate description, but it seemed like the characters kept having the same conversation over and over.
Disappointment. The story was not worth the considerable amount of time taken to tell it.
Yes, the story keeps you hooked
Love how the narrarator distinguished the characters. He's awesome!!
The story line is very complex yet easy to follow. The Character are GREAT!
When they are transporting the book and the end of the book
Both Laugh and cry at times
If you read this book ..... DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE I walked out the movie was so far off from the book it was sad.
I enjoyed this enough to become hooked on the series. It's sort of a mix of Twilight and Harry Potter, but the narrator is the male "mortal" teenager, and his girlfriend is a Caster (think wizard). The authors do a great job of creating Ethan and Lena's world, and the ancillary characters are particularly strong. In fact, by the third book, I was more interested in their stories than in the main romance.
The narrator is particularly good. He does a great job with a variety of characters and accents. The only thing I didn't like was the "canned" background sounds during the flashback scenes. For some reason, they give me a headache. Other than that, I recommend these books for both teen and adult readers (I teach middle school, so am sort of part of both demographics).
Books are my escape. Some books are even more inventive with someone else to make the right decisions on tones and inflection.
The audio was better then reading it. There's a tune that keeps playing in the book, and I was never able to do anything but read, but on audio when the tune starts before the words you get excited by what's about to come. The series is worth listening to versus reading.
It was seriously creative and was extremely visual. It is a little young, but it was fun to get lost in the story line.