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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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    Emily USA 03-11-15
    Emily USA 03-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "waste of my listening time"

    This book was a wage of my credit and time. Flat characters and 17 hours to deliver a simple and predictable story. This book may have been interesting when I was 14. But not now. it is way more YA than advertised.

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    Lori Folsom, CA, United States 02-26-15
    Lori Folsom, CA, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    Good book. Interesting narration. This is my first audio book in 100 that had music and sound effects. Groovy read

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    Rachel 02-24-15
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    "This book was amazing!!!!!!"

    I watched the movie first, and the movie did the book no justice! I totally recommended this!!!!!

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    Laura L. Johnson 02-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this story!"

    I found it interesting that it was written by two women from a male perspective - a teen male, at that. I'm definitely interested in seeing the movie now. The narration was awesome and he really gave a voice to the individual characters.

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    Dawn Skedell 02-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    The story itself is, of course, amazing. But the performance of the narrator(s) for this audiobook was just perfect. From the multiple voices giving each character their own uniqueness down to the background noises and actual singing of 16 Moons, this was one of the best audiobooks performance-wise I've listened to. Downloading book 2 right now :)

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    Joel Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 02-10-15
    Joel Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 02-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "so much better than the movie"

    I listen to this book first and really did enjoy it. As soon as I was finished I decided to go rent the movie was very disappointed. They simply removed about three major characters, and of the ones remaining they chopped this down to the point where it was almost not the same story. Granted I'm almost always a believer in the book is better than the movie but in this regards it's night and day...or maybe dark and light

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    Mom of Boy & Girl Middlesex, NJ USA 02-03-15
    Mom of Boy & Girl Middlesex, NJ USA 02-03-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Unexpectedly thrilled about this book"

    I had no idea what to expect but I was drawn in within the first chapter and couldn't stop listening. The story line is semi-unique and very well written. Details were impeccable and the characters are so well formed throughout the entire book. I've read a number of super natural style books and truly enjoyed this twist

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    Katie Kilcrease 02-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Research before you write."
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    I have some of the same complaints others have about this book, such as the mean girls high school thing. What really irritates me (and I've seen it other places in hollywood or various entertainment outlets) is how everyone seems to think hurricanes just happen out of nowhere. Sure, this is probably a pet peeve of mine but really, can you not at least read an article on it if you are going to put it in a book? Hurricanes don't just sneak up and surprise you. Just living in a hurricane zone does NOT mean every thunder storm is a hurricane during hurricane season. A thunderstorm is a thunderstorm. At least the southern accents weren't offensive like others I've listened to. That rant being over, I didn't think the the book was as bad as others have said, although it is unrealistic.

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    Raven 01-13-15
    Raven 01-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "my go to book"

    I love this book I listen to it every other week there are several chapters that I know word for word that's just how much I love it

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    Ally Frost 12-30-14
    Ally Frost 12-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    I really loved the book and I can't wait to see the movie. The narrator was cool.please keep making more.

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