It was cool hearing the song sung, it would be easy to get it stuck in your head!
There were some interesting adaptations of the creatures in the story. I like when authors break the mold of typical supernaturals.
He did a great job doing different voices for each character!
Yes, "Wonderful", could not stop listening. Must download book 2.
secrets found in the swamp.
Thrilling, misterious , funny, loving, friendships,magical.
Beautiful Creatures is all this and more.
Yes. The songs and sounds really enhance the listening experience, especially since it is such an integral part of the story.
It seemed like a fresh storyline. Not really witches, vampires or other popular horror/romance books. The characters aren't whiny as a lot in this genre.
I thought he did a great job with the voices and giving them all their unique accents/speaking patterns.
Great series. Good for teens and adults.
I loved Ethan! The perfect boyfriend......
Kevin does such an awesome job delivering all the different characters. I LOVED his accents and non-accent. He brought wonderful energy, emotion and drama perfectly and his voice is easy to listen to. I didn't want it to end.
I loved the narrator for this story and I already knew I loved the story as I have read it before. My 1 disappointment was that there are dream sequences in the story that are important to hear that were inaudible. I have emailed for help with this issue and have received no response. The story is great though!
Mediocre, flat, boring
good for not very discerning teenage girls with fixation on the supernatural.
Not even as up to the level as Twilight, which is a very low bar indeed.
The only good thing about this book is the narration, but definitely now worth a credit.
I am a fan of young adult fiction, and have listened to a few excellent ones. This was not one of them. I am shocked that it has gotten such high ratings from other listeners. Though the narrator does and excellent job, the story is pointless, and the main characters are shallow and uninteresting.
I enjoyed this story and the development of the characters. I would put this book in the teen catagory though based on the theme of the story.
I enjoyed the connection between the characters.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
I love the characters, particularly Ethan and his genuineness. Also enjoy the intrigue and the mystery of him meeting Lena, getting acquianted, and slowly learning more about her, and the world she comes from. It's interesting to have this type of story told from the young man's perspective. Also, because while the story may be a bit leisurely and take it's time to develop at some points, that can be deceptive (leaving one with the
I would have to say Ethan himself, and the way his inner
He really embodies Ethan and brings his world to life, making it feel quite real...very convincing. The different characters are distinguished through his excellent narration and accents. He seems to bring just the right rythym and cadence to the story.
Yes, that was a temptation at many points during the story when I couldn't tell what might happen next.
To me, this is a unique, engrossing story told by way of good writing and even better characters...I will definitely be following each installment of the story! I believe you would become addicted also, and hang on to find out what happens next!
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
This story is told from the young man's point of view, which I found very refreshing!
Things start off very slowly, so it took me a while to get into it. I wasn't completely sold on the multiple playings of the "16 Moons" song early on, but everything came together by the end. That's not the only audio effect -- during storms, you'll hear the rain, flashbacks have an echo, and fire crackles. They did a good job with the sound effects! There's a strong sense of place and descriptive detail throughout, but I'll agree with an another reviewer that the repeated digs against the things that were "always true" about small towns got a little pedantic. But then, don't most kids talk about getting away from the places they grew up, regardless of where that was?
Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. I think my favorite part was getting to know all the excellent characters. Ethan and Lena were fine, but it was the supporting cast who really made the book for me! Everyone has a past, and everyone has a secret -- including the town itself, really. While the "boy meets girl and one of them has magical powers" story has been told before, this one has it's own flavor.
Parents, the language stays pretty clean, and the romantic situations never become too adult. There are bad guys with bad intentions, but the violence isn't gory or graphic.