The story line was interesting and had some good twists. The dialogue was witty and fun.
I liked hearing about the house and funny interactions between main characters.
I've lived in the South all of my life and it was PAINFUL to hear the over produced and exaggerated accents the narrator used. He's obviously a skilled performer, so I blame the director for his performance. It TOTALLY detracted from the story and there were times I wanted to stop listening because of that.
I cannot say enough of how over produced this performance way. The music, the sound effects, the exaggerated accents. If I was the author of this book I would be pissed at how this performance detracted from the story.
I would recommend this book to those who love the Teen Love & Sci Fi stories.
Twighlight series, Harry Potter, The Lightening Thief, etc.
The narrator's did great. They definitely did not need all the musical & other sound effects. The author's words and narrators did well-as is. I feel it took away from the book-on-tape experience.
It reminded me of Twilight but about witches. It was a good listen!
The story line was good. Could have used more romance but I think the book is made more for teenagers/ young adults.
The narrator did a wonderful job of creating all the different voices. Kept me interested the whole time!
It was a very long book but I couldn't wait to continue when it was time to take a break.
The narrator in this audio edition was absolutely fantastic! He brought the characters alive for me with his different accents for each character. He portrayed each character, young and old, perfectly. I will probably never read the physical book because of this audio.The audio edition is just so much more!!!
Top 5 for sure.
I don't know. Definitely not Twilight. I saw people saying that in the earlier comments and it almost made me not buy it. I 'm so glad I did! I couldn't get through the first chapter of Twilight, but I couldn't put this one down!!
They are all so amazing. He does an amazing job. If I had to pick though, I would say Link or Ama.
Read this. The attention to the setting and all the characters are amazing. I listened to the entire series and plan to listen again soon. Kevin T. Collins did such an awesome job too!!
I thought it was a good story. Nice to see a teenage boy's point of view that isn't immature. Enjoyed the sound effects. Can't wait to read the next books in the series.
No. Already heard it. Simple-straight forward story. I don't think there would be much to gain.
Somewhat predictable. Leaves you hanging though.
The greats... the reader did an amazing job giving each character a distinct voice and maintaining that voice throughout the story.
Creative, Funny & exciting
Actually, that it came from the boys point of view.
Yes, his southern accent is wonderful.
I enjoyed both, actually.
I enjoyed the story, and the narration was absolutely top notch, but seriously, the amateurish and mistimed sound effects were ANNOYING! The music portion was okay, I guess, but when the narrator says "...the window broke..." and a full 2 seconds later you hear an amateur sound effect that is neither convincing, nor adds to the story, it just gets to be frustrating. The narrator is so good in this, the sound effects actually take away from his ability to tell the story. I hated the sound effects.
I LOVED THE NARRATOR ! I just hated the producers decision to use sound effects. Even the wind and thunder and whatever was just plain stupid.
I would leave that to the professionals.
I really did enjoy the story and the narration, but hesitant to listen to the others in this series if there are continued sound effects.
The story kept me wanting to read more. Just when I thought everything might be resolved, another wrinkle was thrown in. Kevin Collins, the narrator, only added to the experience, and he was completely believable. I bought Beautiful Creatures because I've been watching the previews for the upcoming movie and thought it might be good to listen to on the way to and from work. What happened was that I got so caught up that I kept my bluetooth earpiece in even after I got home. I listened to the whole thing in two days. Well worth the price I paid!