This is the best book I have ever listened to on audible, the story is good but the sound effects makes it even better. I would recommend this to all that loves to listen.
Everything always stays the same in Gaitlin County, so when new girl – and not just any new girl, but someone really dark and different – comes to school, Ethan notices. Of course, there is also the fact that she has been in his dreams all summer, and that he can hear her voice in his head, even when they are not in the same room.
Turns out the new girl, Lena, is not just different, she is a caster; people in her family all have extraordinary talents like the ability to change the weather, or spy on people through the eyes of your dog. In the south, the worlds of darkness and light have always lived closely together, but it is not something the good people of Gaitlin County talk about aloud. Until the day that one of their people (Ethan) befriends one of the people of the night (Lena). These two worlds are about to collide and Ethan and Lena are right in the middle of it.
If you enjoy stories about other worlds, or enchanted love stories or ghost stories, you might also like Everlost, by Neal Shusterman, or Beastly, by Alex Flinn, or A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle.
Oh I loved every minute couldn't turn it off.
Twilight because of there deep connection!
Oh yes he was amazing!
Laughed an cried beautiful story of love an discrimination! In a modern world!
Love love love the book the movie was horrible i was enraged at how awful the movie was huge disappointment they changed the whole story I'm still angry at what a disappointment the movie was. Especially since the book was so gripping an had me hooked!
Yes, because it was not what I expected.
Don't want to spoil any part of the story for anyone else.
He was very passionate and his voice was very distinctive.
The part of the book that particularly moved me was when Macon was willing to give his life in order for his neice to live in peace and happiness.
This is a love story about a moral falling in love with a supernatural girl. The dream sequences upset my dog and every time he said "my mom died" i found myself rolling my eyes. That being said, I listened to all 17 hours of it and will get the next book with my next credit. It was one of those books that I enjoyed but would be too embarrassed to tell my friends I listened to it.
I loved this book - I really liked the narrator - he did a fantastic job despite the unnecessary and annoying sound effects randomly appearing in the background. I "read" many audio books, have read well over 300 at this point - and I don't think I've ever been as annoyed at a overall performance - again, not the narrator's fault, unless he's the one who decided to add the amateur, annoying, silly, and random sounds. For me, it detracted substantially from the book. I have an imagination of my own, that's why we read books instead of always watching movies - and I certainly don't need the sound of rain on a roof or thunder in the distance when the narrator says that there's a storm outside - I don't need the weird music of a dream when a character is dreaming. It had the sound of an old radio show, like "The Shadow," when some guy stood behind the radio actors and made sounds with various random objects. I will, probably, listen to the rest of this series if I don't have to put up with sound effects, ruining my experience of the book.
Beautiful Creatures was a different and engaging story of love won and lost. I however, struggled to engage in the reading because they used these terrible sound effects. As an avid reader my imagination makes all the sounds I need to enjoy a story. If you are like me and have all the imagination needed to bring the story to life, read this book for yourself.
Loved the discoveries of a new world, new ideas about casters.
He reads with excitement and passion but someone added to much to him amazing performance.
Take out the sound effects and offer this as a seperated purchase... Just saying.
I enjoyed the story and the interview at the end was a nice bonus.
The reader really brought it to life. Loved the dialects and vocal depictions.
too late, already been done - going to see it in a few days when it opens :-)
I was so eager to read this book as the movie is coming out. I listen every day. It's even keeping me from going to sleep!
Hearing the rain storms