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Beautiful Creatures Audiobook
Beautiful Creatures
Written by: 
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Narrated by: 
Kevin T. Collins
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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    Tonya Luttrull 01-25-16
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    "great job"

    this was a long book but very detailed on the story line. I really enjoyed it. It put me in the crowd like I was there with them.

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    Teach2 12-25-15
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    "good"

    Great. I loved it. I enjoyed the movie too. I was sad to see the other movie not be on ed one

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    Caroline 12-21-15
    Caroline 12-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to follow"

    I couldn't finish this book. I couldn't pay attention to the narrator. Slow progressing story line

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    Kevin 12-15-15
    Kevin 12-15-15
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    "Loved It"

    loved it. can't wait to listen to the next book. so much better than the movie

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    Michelle 12-12-15
    Michelle 12-12-15

    Shelly singer song writer lover of the spoken word

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    "Beautiful story I"

    I saw the movie and I felt that there was something missing. so I wanted to see what I missed. omgoodness. I am in love with this book. the narrator is so perfect for this story. can't wait to read the series

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    Kenny 10-21-15
    Kenny 10-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it... What a great little story"

    First thing I want to say is that so many people want to compare this to Twilight. I loved Twilight, but this is nothing like it. Only comparison is this is a teen Fantasy romance, but that is where it stops, and there are many teen fantasy romance books out, so I don’t know why people are saying this is like Twilight. FYI I loved all the Twilight books, so if this was like twilight I would have loved this book anyway. OK!
    Overall this is a wonderful story. And it was a fun read. If you love teen fantasy, and if you love teen fantasy romance and all that comes with that, then you will love this book. If you do don’t like any one of these thing then this book is not for you.

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    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 09-03-15
    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 09-03-15

    I am addicted to audio books, mostly fantasy. I have alwayz loved to read but could never find the time. This way I keep my mind occupied with wonderful stories and don't get caught up in life's stresses. I'm so glad I found this site.

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    "I really liked it!"

    I enjoyed the movie so I wanted to read the book. I thought the book was much better of course. I defiantly want to continue the series.

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    Courtney 08-31-15
    Courtney 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "HIGHLY recommend!!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Creatures again? Why?

    I would most definitely listen to this series again. I watched the movie when it first came out and never understood why they didn't make more! Now, having read the series, I completely understand!! I still like the movie, but besides the details it was lacking, very few were correct. Hunger Games being first, this is my second favorite series! Love it!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan is by far my favorite character! He's so level headed and down to earth. He never becomes pouty like Lena or entitled like Amma. He just stayed cool and collected throughout the series. My second favorite would be Link!


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought Kevin T Collins read this book fantastically!! He really got into the characters and never once did I feel it becoming mundane!


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    Jennifer Leah Emery Fontana, CA United States 08-03-15
    Jennifer Leah Emery Fontana, CA United States 08-03-15
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    "Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Book!"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Creatures in three words, what would they be?

    Witches. Southern history.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I absolutely loved the flashbacks of the civil war and the love story intertwined with the two main characters. I love history and couldn't get enough of it.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only listened to this performance of Kevin T. Collins, but I believe that he did an amazing job. It really made me believe he was all of the characters that he did. I would definitely listen to another one of his audible books.


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

    I wanted to, but it was way too long. I did finish it very quickly. I listened to it for hours at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I saw the movie first and loved it which made me always wanted to read the book. I am so glad that I got the chance to listen to this audible book. Now I want to listen to the next book in the series.

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    Druid of Wyrd 07-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"

    Movies are never as good as the books right? Well not this time. The movie was way better. I feel like after spending 17 hours waiting for this book to get as good as it could have been all I did was listen to someone say over and over again "My birthday is coming I'm turning evil". That theme was what this whole book rode on. I got so tired of hearing it. So I thought well too bad, not my style ,life goes on, I'll get over it. But then in the last thirty minutes of the book out of nowhere there are new narrators. So I figured something must have happened that caused them to need a new narrator. I can't imagine they would do it on purpose. You listen to 16 hours of one guy with one style, you've got the feel of his narrating and then wham a whole new person. So all I can say is that I would not recommend this book and if you do listen, be prepared for new narrators to finish the book. I gave the performance 3 stars because Kevin, the narrator for 16 hours, really does a great job. I had to mark it down for the switch at the end, which ruined the whole performance. As much as this next sentence makes me cringe to say, my suggestion is, just watch the movie and find a different book to read. Good luck and happy listening.

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