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.
Lena. She was at crossroads in her life and was a beautiful creature
I thought he did an excellent job.
I thought it was very well thought out. a few comic breaks but mostly was suspenseful
No blatant sex, no cursing every other word
Twilight Series, because they both have a good love story without blatant sex and the f word every other word
Takes me there in my mind, reading doesn't do that for me
would have liked to but not enough time in my life for this
cannot wait to read the other books
Entertaining, amazing and utterly delightful!
From the fantastic story, excellent narration, engaging characters and the inclusion of subtle sound effects and music, this audio book has too many great features to choose one and say it was better than the others. They all combined to capture me from the very beginning, and never let me go. I didn't listen to this book; I experienced it. There aren't enough stars to accurately rate this one.
While I loved the two main characters, my favorite is bad girl, Ridley. It's easy to root for the good guys and against the bad in most stories. There are a few characters in this book that aren't easily pigeonholed. Ridley's definitely dark with a sassy and saucy "since I'm headed to hell I might as well enjoy the ride down" attitude. Her cheeky humor and trademark lollipop cracked me up and the glimpses of girl she used to be made me feel for her.
It's too long to listen to in one sitting but I would have loved to. This was one of those "listen to in the car, while making dinner, doing housework and ANY you can until it's done" books.
I have an extensive collection of audio books in a variety of different genres and this is my absolute favorite. The movie didn't do it any justice.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
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..