The characters. Each character is so well developed. Their personalities are made so alive by the narraration. You start to feel that you really know them. The story is unique and full of different emotions. I definitely recommend it if you enjoy magical stories with mystery and secrets. It is a love story but not a sappy girly romance one. Hope that makes sense.
Don't want to make any spoilers.
No, but I will definitely try to find other books he has done. Every voice is completely different, fitting each character perfectly.
Yes, but once again spoilers.
I gave it a four overall because when compared to every book I have read or listened to, it's not quite up there with the fives. Though, the narration is one of the best.
I love stories where fantasy and modern day co-exist in the same world! I can wait to hear the next book!
I'm a female in my early 30's. My favorite genre is fantasy, though I will sometimes venture outside of it for a good true crime book. I can't get enough reading, so Audible is perfect for me because then I don't have to put my book down to "work." (UGH)
Being from a small town in Georgia where hardly anyone ever leaves and traditions are sacred, I could competely relate to the setting of the book. Ethan at one point (I can't remember if it's in this book or the next), says that Savannah always wins the pageant and her mother had always won before her. It's the same way in the town I grew up. I always called my town the "Who's your dad?" town because your "status" was based on who your parents were. I found myself giggling many times when the novel came so close to describing my own high school experience. For those of you not from the South, the things said in this novel are really done. We like our Civil War reinactments. We love our pies. We pile casseroles on the kitchen tables of people who've recently had a death in the family. Also...YES, people DO still call it the "War of Northern Aggression."
There were many memorable moments. I don't think I could pick just one, and if I told them, I think I'd give away too much. Nobody likes a spoiler.
I have not listened to any of Kevin T. Collin's other performances, but I enjoyed this one. He does a fair job with the voices to let you know which character is speaking. I wish his southern accent had been a little better. I understand that Ethan wasn't supposed to have a Southern accent, but the older characters needed a bit more draaawl.
I hate giving away things in the story line. I don't understand why you ask these questions. Again, there were many, but I think the most moving moment was when Ethan finally went into his father's study and found that his "great American novel" was nothing but stacks and stacks of papers with nothing but doodles on them.
Aside from the normal things people are looking for when you read (or listen to a book like this), i.e. paranormal romance, you're going to find a whole other story behind the story. You'll find rich character description going hand in hand with a wonderful setting.
The story was good for YA fiction. Kevin did a nice job and hearing a male voice gave a different feel. The biggest problem was that I couldn't hear the dream scenes which were vital to the story. I actually had to buy the paperback and read those parts to understand what was being missed. I tried on both apple and android tablets, a phone and a PC computer. I work with dyslexic students who need the audible to boost comprehension. Unless this can be remedied - I will steer them to other series
Twilight...similiar "magical race among us...love between the races...imposiible solutions...
He did well - no change
for the most part - I sped up the narrator.
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I Love the fact that he puts her first/ and evently she does too. When they talk at night and their in his and her own room.
???? this book was very good i like it but way to long. It was a little confusing at first them going back and forth with the now and then.. too many carators to remener... I keep getting lost . I will see the movie
I like his voise but the music was way to soft and very hard to hear and understand.
when they droped the water on her..Kinda like the movie "Carrie" . The things that her sister did to get back at them. Stepping on the girls dress. Made me laugh...
A creative and interesting story. Supernatural romance stories are becoming more common place, but this has more substance than it's contemporaries.
I love his voice, and they way he voices all characters, even the female ones.
I enjoyed the music that was added to the audiobook. If I read the book it would not had have the same meaning that it does by adding the music. I enjoyed the book but I did not enjoy the ending. It does make me wonder will happen next but I think they should have given it more thought instead of just (spoiler alert) having the song played again but with another birthdate.
Well one thing i have found with certain female authors is that they don't truly understand how a guy thinks. While listening to the story I kept saying,"That isn't what a sixteen year old guy is thinking about." It was because of this very thing that I didn't connect with the character. No normal sixteen year old guy would have acted as they portrayed the main character. Far too much emotion, or far too much like a women would act.
Yes, but hopefully there would be a little less whining from the characters.
Kevin's performance was one of the highlights of the book. There were parts with the song and the girl singing that i wish they would have just had him read, instead of playing the song, since it was difficult to understand what she was saying in each rendition.
It was typical of these teen magical sorts of books. Lots of guys thinking nothing like a guy would really think, and too much whining about emotions and so on. It wasn't as bad as Twilight in that respect, but still not something most guys would enjoy.
southern, romantic, magical
smashing twilight, harry potter and gone with the wind together
Love his voice - he did an excellent job separating the characters
got lost in this series while driving to work in February - highly recommend!
Yes, the narration , voices, and sound effects really made the story so much richer than reading the book.
Lenas win over the DAR and school board to get back into school.