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Vampire Academy Audiobook

Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Back to school! Listen to more titles in the Vampire Academy series.

©2005 Richelle Mead; (P)2008 Penguin

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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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    AnnieB United States 11-28-11
    AnnieB 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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    Michael 10-21-11
    Michael 10-21-11
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    "Slow Start but Worth the Read"

    I wasn't sure at first if I was going to find the story interesting but it grew on me fast. I quickly became addicted to the series.

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    Stacey 09-24-11
    Stacey 09-24-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Great story, HORRIBLE audio"

    Rose is a strong character, and the narrator made her out to be a whiny and unconfident. All of which is definitely NOT Rose. I had to stop listening and couldn't finish the book. This really upset me as I love this series and couldn't wait to listen to them. But, I couldn't let the narrator ruin Rose.

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    Mark bombala, Australia 07-10-11
    Mark bombala, Australia 07-10-11
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    "Great book"

    ok when my girlfriend said to download and listen to a book that she had read i thought it was gonna suck...but in fact i enjoyed the book :) very well written and read...stephanie wolf did a great job... a new take on vampires being alive and another kind being dead was a nice way to make a vampire story stand out 5 STARS!!!

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    Kedco 06-01-11
    Kedco 06-01-11
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    "Good for teenagers"

    This book is about a girl in an academy for vampires and their guards. It is the kind of book teenagers like but as an adult it just wasn't something I would read normally. There is only one scene with sex in it and I'm not sure I would like a 12 to 14 year old reading it.

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    Mary Lynn Longley 04-29-11
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    "Slow to get into"

    I have been looking for a new series after Twilight and True Blood. This one did not hold my interest until I was near the end. It did draw me in enough to listen start on volume two, Frostbite. The storyline was slow and the book would probably appeal more to a female middle school age reader. The naration was good, especially the voice of Rose and Dimitri. They should have used the same narrator for Frostbite. The voice of Dimitri in the second volume is a real letdown.

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    Janna Lansdale, PA, United States 04-09-11
    Janna Lansdale, PA, United States 04-09-11 Member Since 2016
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    "not just for teenagers"

    I can say that this book surprised me in its depth, I was expecting a shallow teenage storyline. While there are definately parts of it that make you aware of the intended audience throughout, it was not so distracting as to take away from the underlying story and depth of character expansion. We can all relate to the main characters, and it is fun and exciting to see what they go through during this book. And it is a new and clever take on vampires and their backgrounds, giving them quite a history and heirarchy within a tight race of people.

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