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The story was okay, defiantly a teenage story, somewhat predictable and long. I sometimes will read teenage stories, but this one is more for those in that age group or the Twilight freaks. The romance was lacking and it bugs me when adults try to hide things. I think communication is half the battle with kids. The one thing that annoyed me was the sound of Ethan's dreams at the beginning of the story, the first time I heard it I thought the audio was messed up and that I would have to complain to Audible and get my money back. After I figured it out, it just annoyed me. I will admit that I'm not a big fan on being in the dreams as the characters have them. Whenever the narrator would play his friend Linc , I kept thinking he sounded like Dale from King of the Hill. The narrator did a good job although for about 15 minutes the narrator gets changed to some woman. I only rated the narrator three stars because I think they tried to overdo the recording by adding songs, noises and changing the narrator when the story was almost finished. I had to listen to something in between because this book seemed to take forever to get through, even if I have listen to longer stories. The last section of the book did pick up speed in action so it wasn't too bad, but overall a little slow. Not sure if I will continue or not, maybe if there is a sale on the remaining books in the series, maybe.
I'm outside the typical demographic for this, I think (43 years old when I listened to it). But I thought it was well-written and engaging despite the fact that I wasn't completely charmed by it. If you like Southern Gothic romance you'll probably enjoy this regardless of your age. I don't know that I'll bother reading other books in this series, though.
I read this using Whispersync for Voice, so I alternated between the Kindle version and the audio version, which worked really well. The audiobook version did make decent use of sound effects (constant rain noises during scenes that took place during storms), but there were some instances where it was a bit intrusive. I like the ambient storm sound, but "foleying" in the sounds of a bookcase falling over wasn't really necessary. Overall it didn't detract too much. (I hate "radio play" versions of audiobooks.)
I am not a young adult but, its not that bad, but not that good either. There's no in between. There is too much "lovey dovey mushy" stuff for younger kids (under 12) and too ridiculously farfetched for anyone older.
They could have made it shorter and made it from the point of view of the girl, otherwise as a third person narrating the story. They tried to convey the story from the point of view of the boy... but it was obviously a point of view of a girl. It couldn't convince me that a teenage boy was telling me the story.. only a girl would talk/think that way (sorry).. it's the kind of boyfriend every teenage girl wanted but.. it was not convincing to me.
the audio book had sound effects which i thought was nice.. made it seem more like listening to the movie
The fights between Lena and Ethan.. they were unnecessary and didn't add anything to the story telling other than filling in space.
Don't waste 17 hours listening to this.. go watch the movie.. (I say this even though I have not seen the movie). I am guessing it will be better since the whole story can realistically be played out in 2 hours..
Sure - fantasy is fun - and this one is a bit more original than others.
I love that this story kept me guessing the whole time. A new twist came at the right time and I LOVED it!!!
I love the connection between Lena and Ethan. They have a great bond and it's something that only comes once in a lifetime.
He was GREAT!!! I could not have asked for a better reader.
My jaw dropped in many places. I don't think I've ever reacted this much to a book before.
A new imaginative world, a new twist that increases as the series goes on...
Macon or Amma or Link
Since I am from the south it would be something I could recreate very easily but I could see that for someone not from the south his southern accent really helps set the scene.
At first it was a little slow but once it got going....Yes.
I loved this book... I am already almost done with book 2... can't wait to start book 3.
not sure, I haven't read the print.
the way the secrets of the family were unfolded
no, it was very long
All encompassing, well rounded
The Twilight series, possibly Hunger Games, similar genre
Flowed nicely, did not overdo female voices
I enjoyed listening to this book. I am no critic of all that is literary but I did enjoy listening at the very least.
More with Ridley & Uncle Macon's love lives.
I thought the narration was outstanding.
one of the best so far
I think she did a good job
I think that the book is way cooler then the movie