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Unearthly Audiobook
Unearthly
Written by: 
Cynthia Hand
Narrated by: 
Samantha Quan
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Unearthly Audiobook

Unearthly

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Publisher's Summary

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place - and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make - between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

©2011 Cynthia Hand (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    S. Pratt Franklin, TN United States 03-09-15
    S. Pratt Franklin, TN United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I returned this book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator was terrible


    What was most disappointing about Cynthia Hand’s story?

    had to stop listening because i could not get past how bad the narration was.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Samantha Quan’s performances?

    No


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

    I may try and read the paperback version. The story was going somewhere good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Otterson 01-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator sounds like a languid valley girl"

    For the first 3 chapters that narrator was almost too annoying to continue...very monotoned and not diverse with her character dialogue...but then the story saved the narrator. I thought it was going to be a rehashed plot...but it held my interest and got better as the book went on. The author developed characters more realistically than throwing in a romance that was so "deep". Good on you, author. I will buy another audiobook because I have a long drive coming up...I can only hope that narrator worked on being interesting like the story is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 11-08-13
    Joe 11-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "unearthed"
    What made the experience of listening to Unearthly the most enjoyable?

    Samantha is a good reader


    What other book might you compare Unearthly to and why?

    not sure of the name but I read a book many years ago similar to this


    What about Samantha Quan’s performance did you like?

    she has a pleasant voice to listen too. and has enough voice change in the characters to make it interesting


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

    it was a little long and may of been able to shorten of few areas up. but overall I think it was a pretty good book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelly Las Vegas 10-18-13
    Chelly Las Vegas 10-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Unexpectedly interesting"
    What did you love best about Unearthly?

    I think I liked the Tucker/Clara dynamic the most. They just clicked so well. I was rooting for them from the start.


    What other book might you compare Unearthly to and why?

    Well it's about angels and nephilim, but it's nothing like The Mortal Instruments or the Sweet Evil series. It really made podunk Montana sound lovely.


    Have you listened to any of Samantha Quan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard her before, but I enjoyed her, to be sure.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh. But I was ready to rage quit if [spoiler] died.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not swooning over Christian, and I'm worried about Jeffery. Also Angela; I just don't trust her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki M. Railsback 04-19-13

    Vic

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    "Wonderful story"
    What did you love best about Unearthly?

    Some Fun, some sad, but all good


    What did you like best about this story?

    The loyalty from a young man, to protect a girl who didn't love him as he loved her


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Quan – was your favorite?

    Carrots


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

    No,daily


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    julie Indianapolis, IN, United States 04-05-13
    julie Indianapolis, IN, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "slow moving but speeds up......"
    What did you love best about Unearthly?

    i liked this story because it was different than any other book I have read so far. I also liked the idea of angels instead of the gobblins,ghost, witches and vampires. I also liked that it deals with normal "teenager problems".


    What about Samantha Quan’s performance did you like?

    she did the voices well. But she was slow in some spots.


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

    I haven't had a chance to listen to it in one sitting. Though I would love to some parts were slow and I had to turn it off.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a great read and I would recommend this book to my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen 04-04-13
    Jen 04-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic story"

    This is a wonderful coming of age story. The whole angel thing, although undeniably a prominent backdrop, is really overall secondary to the character's growth as a person. Self-esteem, identity, friendship, love - they're all the themes of this story. It is well-worth the read. Samantha Quan is a great narrator. If you're into Young Adult fiction and have any qualms about angels or the supernatural, this book may change your mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie United States 02-23-13
    Debbie United States 02-23-13
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    "TEA-tawn is how to pronounce Teton..."
    Any additional comments?

    After getting beyond the need to have regional words pronounced correctly, I enjoyed the story enough to download the second so I could continue the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Somerville New York 02-06-13
    J. Somerville New York 02-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Jennifer

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    "Starts slowly, but give it a chance"
    What did you love best about Unearthly?

    It took me a day or two to get through the first couple of chapters, but little by little it got better. I really did enjoy it, and loved the lightheartedness, yet grounded characters- no mumbling or muttering characters, or lip biting weak female character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Strong characters, unexpected love story, and interesting characters.


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Quan – was your favorite?

    Great job!


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

    Not really, but it grew on me. Give it a chance, I couldn't wait to read the second book.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes- love the series, and finished the final installment. End with the second book- loved it. The third book is great, poignant scenes, but I hated the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 02-03-13
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2011

    These reviews are done by his wife :)

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    "Angels"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unearthly?

    how the author had different levels of angels


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

    If you believe in angels, this is a nice fantasy story about a family of angel bloods...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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