I am an avid reader, Audible addict-I have always LOVED reading, can't get my hands on enough reading material-I am always the last to see a movie based on a book because of how much I always feel they are missing or ruining...so when I say that I actually enjoyed the movie and gagged my way through this completely horrible book, please know that it is nearly sacrilegious. I will say that I actually did enjoy reading the Twilight series (hated the movies) and am a pretty open minded reader- This book is so poorly written, has such a stupid story line and is just plane bad...I watched the movie because I could not get through this book-and found the movie satisfying enough to go ahead a slog through the rest of the book thinking that maybe it would redeem itself because the movie did...WRONG!!!! Lesson learned-on to a different writer and series.
Yes, for someone that cannot sit for hours at the time; this is best.
The twisting life of the kingdom. The underground world of the thieves. The used of the magic in the story.
If Kevin T. Collins is the narrator, I will listen! He was great; enthusiastic, entertaining and a completely captivating voice.
I will not be reading/listening to the other Beautiful Creatures books. While I enjoyed the book up until the last couple chapters, the ending was so obvious that I became upset with the authors.
Collins is a terrific narrator who creates the scene in your mind as you listen to his accented words. Garcia & Stohl are descriptive authors who transport you into the south (difficult to do for a northern gal who has never been south of DC).
Good story. Cute YA read.
No. But i know it has one so oh well.
Ditch the music!
Intense annoyance and disappointment.
I should start off by saying I am not picky about my books. My tastes are all over the map and it is rare that I despise a book so much that I can not even finish listening to it, but this one grated my nerves with each passing minute. The narrators southern accent was ridiculous and the music that kept playing was more than I could take. I have been told by several friends who actually read the book that the story was good but for me the audio version was so bad I could not even finish it.
Kevin Collins was great. I usually don't enjoy audiobooks with male narrators but he was fantastic! I definitely recommend it and cannot wait to start on the next one in the series.
He didn't get in the way of my own perception of the characters the way a lot of narrators do. He drew me into the personality of Ethan and.. oh yes... Amma...What a character!
Not really. This book is right in my wheel house and I fully expected to love it. However, I found that I couldn't connect to the two main characters or their love story. I just never got invested in their love and it never felt quite authentic to me. Also, the entire book was spent waiting for one event to happen. I found myself wishing the book would just end so I could stop waiting to a series of non-events. I felt like this book needed a second act. I felt like Lena's birthday should have happened half way through the book, and the second half of the book should have been dedicated to a new event or conflict. I wanted to love this book, but found myself bored.
Also, the writing style was not as rich and descriptive as I usually read, so even the text was not engaging.
I'm not sure. There is a morbid curiosity in me that wonders what the second book is like and if there is any improvement in the pacing and story telling. The end of book one was not encouraging as it seems that book two might just be another long wait for Lena to turn 17.
None really stand out more than any other. I suppose the final climax, just because something was finally happening.
It already has been.
I was disappointed.
I am a book worm and writer trapped in a dyslexic's body
Trying to ignore the aggravating voices and infuriating accents, the fantasy has a clever plot, great characters, and a romance that isn't too cheesy. However, it would seem that the characters were ment to be intelligent and strong willed, not air-headed and soft as Mr. Collins so reads them. If you are at all able, read the book with your own to eyes. This performance is bad enough to ruin the otherwise enjoyable story.
All of the above.
I listened to this book in anticipation of the movie, which ended up never showing in my town. Now that I have seen the DVD version, I'm highly disappointed with it. READ/LISTEN TO THE BOOKS! It is sooooo much better. The audio version paints a clear picture in your head and adds the sound effects which make it more descriptive. The movie left out probably half of the book, left out a character, and even combined 2 characters into 1. I'll stick with listening to the series rather than waste my money to see the movies, if any more even get made. Movie version get a 1 or less, book/audio version gets a 5+.
This is a good story, interesting characters, and unpredictable
I loved the performance of this book! He really brought me in to the book. The sound effects were outstanding and added to the performance.
One of my favorite audiobooks! I am in my fifties, female, loved this for my commute!