While iI enjoyed this first book in the series, I'm becoming bored with the paranormal genre. They all seem the same. Boy meets Girl, one of them "has a secret life",they fight to be together, etc, etc.
Marian the Librarian was such a surprise character. Macon Ravenwood came across as a cartoon character.
The narrator did a good job, but with most narrators, they just don't hit the opposite sex spot-on.
If you liked Twilight . . .
I love the freedom of Audible books. I love to read and with Audible I can "read" in the car or waiting to pick up the Grands from school, even grocery shopping!
My problem is with Audible.com. When you purchase the service you have to download it to your computer hard drive and then move it to the Kendell. That is you want to do audio book on a long drive like we did.Their service should be like the one Amazon has for the book. You purchase it, and it downloads straight to the tablet. None of that middle monkey crap.PCs will become obsolete in the home as Tablets take over. TV Flat screens too,....you will just do huge tablet interactives that also work the house (apple does this now but still as multiple devices, I think it willl go single device on a large panel and all others including cell phones will run from there).I really hope Audible.com changes this so that those of us who do not have PCs can get the products. Until then, I plan to cancel my subscription.
I watched this movie before I listened to this book. Like the movie, but really liked the book. I enjoyed the details that the book had that the movie left out or changed. I really am glad I gave this book a chance. I have purchased the whole series. Can't wait to hear them all.
I love reading - it always takes me to a new world.
I really enjoyed listening to the book, good sound effects and a good story.
i can relate to the small town
the events in high school, so true
Enjoyed everything about book. Look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Ethan -He so passionate of his feelings for Lena. He strongly believes that she can conquer the dark and become a light caster. He also believes that they can make a future together in spite of all of the obstacle of Lena's family present.
He did a great job changing his voice with each character. I could tell right away which character was speaking based on the different tone. great job!
When Ethan died then came back from the dead because of Lenas love and when her beloved uncle died in Ethan's place.
The book had a few twists, but it was a bit obvious.
I did....I hated the movie and it upset me that Kami and Margaret would allow that to happen. The movie was so off from the book. Ridiculous.
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.