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Beautiful Darkness Audiobook
Beautiful Darkness
Written by: 
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Narrated by: 
Kevin T. Collins
Beautiful Darkness Audiobook

Beautiful Darkness

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Publisher's Summary

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

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©2010 Kami Garcia (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13
    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good, book 1 was a little better"

    This is the one where Edward breaks up with Bella and runs off. Kidding, but it definately gives you that feeling. This is a good story, lots of fun fantasy. You will definately want to read it if you read the first one!

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    Theresa mather, CA, United States 04-01-13
    Theresa mather, CA, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love listening to this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Darkness to be better than the print version?

    I really love listening to this series on audio. The voices and sound effects give it such life. This is a great 2nd book. At one point I wanted to toss it out the window but then Ethan saved his girl L. I dont think Ethan life will ever be kickback again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan of course. I am pulling for him, he is the boyfriend I wanted.


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

    Bring home the fact that Ethan (a boy) is our lead and he has the accenct to make you know he has been raised as a southern gentalman


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

    This is a great 2nd book. At one point I wanted to toss it out the window when L was alone and believing John, but then Ethan saved his girl L. all was good.


    Any additional comments?

    I dont think Ethan's life will ever be kickback again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vance Lebec, CA, United States 04-01-13
    Vance Lebec, CA, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me interested"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. Liked the story with today's high school kids and the narration was entertaining.


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

    didn't have one.


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

    Link


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

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    just an easy read and listen. Got me back to thinking of my high school days and I'm a 52 year old man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, United States 03-31-13
    Ben NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, United States 03-31-13

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Suess

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    "More like Beautiful Book"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Darkness again? Why?

    Yes, I love a good love story that breaks boundaries and defies all odds.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love between Lena and Ethan is strained and they still never give up.


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

    Yes, The only time i put my phone down was when it died but then i got my computer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-27-13
    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-27-13 Member Since 2014

    Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!

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    "Sadly disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A really big fan of the series, I'd read the first one 3 years agos and saw the movie adaptation recently and wanted to check it out... It was too slow, the kid is STUPID not to notice some things, so much adolescent from the previous version... at least I don't remember him being so DUMB.


    What could Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Don't make the kid so dumb and predictable...


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

    Passionate, naif, clear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Darkness?

    All the way from the middle to the end it was sloppy...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 03-15-13
    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"
    What did you love best about Beautiful Darkness?

    I likrd the interaction between Lena and Ethan and Ethans reaction to Lena


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

    When Ethan realizes his mother sent the songs


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

    great as always


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

    It was exciting when they were confronted with the blood pack


    Any additional comments?

    I found the first ansd second books of this series very good an anxious to start the 3rd

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 03-11-13
    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Truly a unique and intriguing story."

    I really liked the book. In fact I am finding I truly am liking YA books much more than traditional fiction.

    This book is about a young man named Ethan, and a young woman named Lena.

    Lena is from a family of Casters. Ethan is mortal. Together they struggle to enter each others world, but the universe has other plans for them.

    The story and the characters are well developed, and it was a pleasure to listen to the audio version of this book.

    Off to listen to the second book in the series........

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    Tracey 03-08-13
    Tracey 03-08-13
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    "Another Great Book"

    Watched movie before I read 1st book, but after hearing the 1st book, I knew I wanted to hear the whole series and know what happened to Ethan and Lena. I enjoyed this one as much as the 1st and liked some of the twists that this book presented. Definitely worth a listen.

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    Frauke 03-04-13
    Frauke 03-04-13
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    "Nicely done!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyable story. Found myself looking forward to the others in the series


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

    Kevin Collins has a wonderful sense of the characters and manages to capture their personalities with ease.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Northwood, OH, United States 03-04-13
    Terri Northwood, OH, United States 03-04-13
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    "Enjoyed the story, nicely read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this story because I think it is a good story, fun! Reminds me of a Harry Potter book, which are also great stories!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the variety of characters. There were a few new characters in this story, I really liked that. I like how it ended, was sorta unexpected.


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

    I guess the main character is my favorite, Ethan. But I do like several other characters. I really liked the new keeper in training character.


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