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Beastly Audiobook

Beastly

"A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell...."
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Publisher's Summary

"A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

"You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.

"Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she urn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly."

©2010 Alex Flinn (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“[An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction." (VOYA, Voice of Youth Advocates)

What Members Say

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    jhenny 12-18-15
    jhenny 12-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "love this book"

    This book is so amazing. I listen to it over and over. I just wish they made an audible for Lindy's story.

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    Kaydee Roberts 07-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Way to cheezy."

    The original beauty and the beast storyline is a classic but the writing in this is not the best. I'm a sucker for a good romance novel but even I found this way way to sappy and cheezy. Laughed through most of it.

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    A. Black Huntsville, AL 04-01-15
    A. Black Huntsville, AL 04-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great spin to Beauty and the Beast!"

    I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I remember when the movie came out I thought it was going to be a cheesy story line. I bought this book from one of the audible specials and absolutely loved it!

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    sueane Savanna-la-mar. Westmoreland, Jamaica 03-11-15
    sueane Savanna-la-mar. Westmoreland, Jamaica 03-11-15 Member Since 2011

    Always in touch with my inner child. Crazy about alternate realities and science fiction. Oh , I am also pretty stoked by books where people get pregnant. Very loyal to good authors but always looking for another to add to my list

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    "every romance lovers must read"

    a single sitting book. The outlook from the point of view of the beast is wonderful.

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    Taylor 03-08-15
    Taylor 03-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just Okay"

    I struggled to finish this book. It was a bit too cheesy for my taste. It is exactly like every other Beauty and the Beast retelling you have ever read or seen, and there was nothing original at all about it. The performance was pretty ok, just a few cheesy moments again that I thought were over the top.

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    Barbara Zolli Albert 03-05-15
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    "Light Romantic Read for Young Audience"

    Interesting interweaving with "chat room" fairy tale characters hosted by Mr. Anderson, but story of boy becoming beast could use some editing where he becomes overly introspective and doubtful that he will win the girl in time.

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    Barbara Tyler, TX, United States 02-28-15
    Barbara Tyler, TX, United States 02-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it,Loved it,Loved it!!!!!"

    I rarely write reviews but I found this story awesome on so many levels. It struck a chord with the way it mirrored the trouble so many young people have! Hat's off to the author for his insight into the lives and problems of so many people!

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    Kendra Hefner 02-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nicely done"

    It was a good book. The modern way of telling the story was well done and the reader was good at making all the characters believable. Overall it was a beautiful story

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-03-14
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Didn' expect to love it...BUT I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!! it was soooo cute...teenage angst and all!!!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how Kyle/Adrian became the man he was supposed to be...it touched my heart to tears!!!


    What does Chris Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh he was soooo good...I would listen to him narrate anything....he gave a great performance..emotional, raw..and funny!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was so touched when he told Lindy she was not a prisoner...that she could go...even though he really wanted her to stay forever!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I started this book thinking ok...maybe it will be a 3 star listen...it will be quick...and fell in love with it!! this was a terrific re-telling of an age old tale that will make you laugh, make you angry at times, and will make you cry...this is a very special story...I loved it very much!!! I will listen to it again...and now want to read more of Alex Finn's books!!! :)

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    Rita Greenbelt, MD, United States 08-20-13
    Rita Greenbelt, MD, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "To describe the book in a single word- trite."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think this book is better suited to an audience who is just discovering fantasy as a genre. The protagonist is a 16 year old boy, so the audience for the book is likely of a similar age.


    What could Alex Flinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I believe the author could have done something... anything interesting. The entire things was trite and predictable. You could easily predict every single character action and reaction the whole way through. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop- and it never did.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Patton – was your favorite?

    Wow, that's a hard question. Chris did a lovely job bringing all of the characters to life. He helped redeem the story in my opinion. I quite enjoyed the Frog Prince though.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did enjoy the actual 'sessions' when the protagonist had come together and was discussing life with some of the smaller characters. I think those interactions were about the only unique element that was added to the tale.


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