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Beautiful Creatures Audiobook

Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything....

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©2009 Kami Garcia; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Kayla Lexington, SC, United States 12-19-12
    Kayla Lexington, SC, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Casters, incubus, and keepers equal drama"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Creatures the most enjoyable?

    The sound effects mixed with the suspense o the story was great


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the ever evolving story plot. It kept me intrigued


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    His inflection in his voice, in conjunction with the different accents was great. He brought the characters to like.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 12-17-12
    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2009

    A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.

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    "I loved this Story!"

    I grew up in a small town in the South and really can identify with the High School drama, hometown scandal and family conflicts. Adding superb mystery, humor, and teenage romance into the mix makes it a very compelling story you can't wait to hear more of.
    The performance was excellent; the accents and manners of small-town SC are great.
    Thanks Audible for introducing me to another great series.

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    Kimberly Manchester, NH, United States 12-15-12
    Kimberly Manchester, NH, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A great super natural experience !"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Creatures in three words, what would they be?

    dark, light, creative


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed Kevin T. Collins' performance a lot.
    I loved the detail in the story that made you feel like you were right there in the action.
    I am excited to listen to the whole series !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 12-15-12
    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2011

    EOD wife and loving mother!!!

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    "More of a younger YA novel"

    I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great either. There were quite a few dull moments and a few areas that don't make a lot of sénse. It has some potentiomal to be a decent series, but I will only listen to the next book, if I can get it from the library or free. I think if you're in your younger teens, you will probably enjoy the book more then I did.

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    Amazon Customer United States 12-09-12
    Amazon Customer United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good if you don't think too hard."

    This is a teen age love story. While I am decades beyond my teens, I often enjoy adolescent literature. This was not the greatest experience. I thought about quitting the book a few times in the beginning. There are sound effects, and I found them kind of annoying - except I liked the rain. It took me a while to get used to the main narration voice, it was kind of dull, but he did a decent job with the different character voices. His voice is probably just right for a teen age boy. I could easily imagine him saying "Nuthin" when asked what he learned at school. But I stuck it out and found it to be a mostly enjoyable experience. There are interesting characters and plot details. My measure of a book is how badly I miss having the characters in my life when the book has ended. I missed these characters a little bit for a couple of days. My 17 yr old son is listening now and he's mostly enjoying it. He, too, thinks some of the sound effects are weird, but he likes the music (which I never did). I think it's a good "read" for teen boys. I probably enjoyed the interview with the authors at the end of the recording the most, and gained a greater appreciation for the story from the interview. In the end, I'm glad I listened, and I might listen to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 12-09-12
    Robert 12-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "finally something that is not a knock off"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Creatures the most enjoyable?

    the story was different from other stories and it followed it own pats


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Creatures to and why?

    the Pitticus Lore series


    What does Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he does a good job of making each character unique


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

    when we found out macon was a Incubus


    Any additional comments?

    loved the book I am half way threw the next one already get started on the first it only gets better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 12-02-12
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2013

    LauralOlivia

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    "Great for Teens"
    Would you try another book from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and/or Kevin T. Collins?

    Probably, I would listen to a bit or check in to the premise first.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I bought some books off the 4.95 sale.


    What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

    Macon, Macon, Macon


    Could you see Beautiful Creatures being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see either, with a movie it would be good if they made the beginning and end stronger. The middle was very interesting. For a series it would be good to get some more writers and characters. The best character was Macon and he was killed off. Any of the pop stars out now would do. Macon and Marion's characters should be strong actors.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some very good elements, the locket, the library, telepathy, Bo Radlly and supporting characters. The grandma's character was not consistant at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-30-12
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    "disappointing"

    i had heard about this book from friends and finally having read it i was disappointed in its content. the love story in it was sweet but the subject matter is disturbing. teens have enough problems just being teenagers but to have to deal with the supernatural and especially the dark side of the supernatural to me was disturbing. especially when the dark side consists of people who should love and support us not try to bring us to them and become part of the evil/darkness. i was glad when the book ended but it was so obvious that the ending the authors chose leaves no doubt that there will probably be a sequel which i will not be reading.
    the narration was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sierra 11-27-12
    Sierra 11-27-12
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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Creatures to be better than the print version?

    It was cool hearing the song sung, it would be easy to get it stuck in your head!


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were some interesting adaptations of the creatures in the story. I like when authors break the mold of typical supernaturals.


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job doing different voices for each character!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl West Chester, OH, United States 11-24-12
    Cheryl West Chester, OH, United States 11-24-12 Listener Since 2005
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    ""Wow""
    Would you listen to Beautiful Creatures again? Why?

    Yes, "Wonderful", could not stop listening. Must download book 2.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Creatures?

    secrets found in the swamp.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    the boy.


    Any additional comments?

    Thrilling, misterious , funny, loving, friendships,magical.
    Beautiful Creatures is all this and more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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