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Vampire Academy Audiobook

Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

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St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful, lest the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - make Lissa one of them forever.

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©2005 Richelle Mead; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Sandra Guelph, ON, Canada 04-30-12
    Sandra Guelph, ON, Canada 04-30-12

    I'm a wife, mother, and writer of fiction and non fiction. I scrapbook and create with mixed media for fun.

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    "A Fantastic Read!!!!"
    What did you love best about Vampire Academy?

    This book was fantastic. I worry when I start a book series, for fear that it will be a disappointment. I was 1/4 of the way through when I realized that it was much much too short. I wanted it to go on. Then, I immediately bought the next book in the series, so that I wouldn't have to go on without the story. Great job! Loved it all. Intoxicating from start to finish. I found myself rooting for the characters, caught up in their lives, and wanting it to never end. It says it's for the younger adult market, but as a wife and mother, I find the market perfect for me. If you like Twilight, you'll love this series. I promise!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love Rose and Dimitri. Actually... I love them all. But these two have a connection that you dream above, and that cements the story together.


    What about Stephanie Wolf’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed it. I think she has a pleasant voice. I'd not think twice before getting another book read by her.


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

    SEVERAL moments. It captures your attention from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy

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    April 04-24-12
    April 04-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Series!!!!"

    I have all of Richelle Mead's books. I have enjoyed everything she has written. This series, and the Suckubus series are my favorites. Mead is a great writer, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    Sophia 04-23-12
    Sophia 04-23-12
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    "Not ok for tweens possibly early teens"
    What disappointed you about Vampire Academy?

    To sexy for even my 13 year olds taste, she put it away and told me bad choice!


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    Meredith 04-07-12
    Meredith 04-07-12

    I am a mother of two precious, busy boys. I work as a nurse and a massage therapist. I use audiobooks to relax, and get a reality break

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    "LOVE THIS SERIES!!!"
    Where does Vampire Academy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is wonderful! I listened to this book over and over. It is, by far, my favorite series.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I liked the narration where Rose, Lissa and Dimitri were concerned. I liked the fact that she gave Dimitri the accent that the book described he would have. My only complaint with this narrator is that she made some of the side characters sound annoying....very strange voices, like fingernails on the chalkboard.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series. I wish that they would have had Emily Shaffer, who reads books 4-6, read the entire series. Books 2 and 3 were a disappointment due to the fact that Dimitri's Russian accent was lost. I dislike when narrators change mid-series. You get accustomed to the characters.....then they completely change. You feel a loss of familiarity, and have to become re-invested in the story.

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    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-03-12
    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2011

    I am easily amused!

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    "It puts the Young in Young Adult."

    I was really disappointed in this book. I enjoy a lot of young adult books but this one read more at middle school level rather than high school. I found the narrator very annoying and the whole explanation of Mead's vampire class system unusual and lacking. It was unnecessarily complicated and really didn't add much to the story.

    I listened to this book on audio and the narrator was one of the worst I have heard so that may have made the story seem worse than it really was had I read it myself, but I doubt it.

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    Michele Alpine, UT, United States 12-15-11
    Michele Alpine, UT, United States 12-15-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book for you or your teen!"

    I really enjoyed reading this book and loved the story line and the different take on Vampires! This book is more for the teen but I did enjoy it also!
    My biggest complaint is that the series has 3 different narrators and while they each did a good job, I like the same one throughout a series if possible!
    I really like Rose who is the heroine throughout the story and her friends all have fun and enjoyable different personalities!
    Enjoy!

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    Michelle Perry, FL, United States 12-05-11
    Michelle Perry, FL, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Umm, Like.. Not real impresed"

    As a fan of vampire books I have a broad selecton and I will catalog this one under very winy teen against.

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    CountryGal74 United States 11-28-11
    CountryGal74 United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Monotone"

    The reader does really well, except for Dimitri's voice. Its monotone and boring; she does a Russian accent, but it's almost too thick for what I would think a slight accent would be. No matter how the writer describes his tone it's always the same. It almost made me stop listening. He's one of my favorite characters so I was a little disappointed in his portrayal.

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    sherbo waxahachie, TX, United States 11-06-11
    sherbo waxahachie, TX, United States 11-06-11 Member Since 2013
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    "loved it"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    this was in the top 10 of my favorite series.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I stayed with this series thru all the books, usually I read others at the same time.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    you just have to love the way she showed the strengths and weaknesses of alll the characters.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    some of the voices of the characters were tooo winey for my taste.


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    Megan IL, United States 10-31-11
    Megan IL, United States 10-31-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"

    I love this narrator! She gives everyone a unique voice and her pacing is excellent. As always, Richelle Mead writes an excellent story and Stephanie Wolf really brings it to life.

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