This is a well written book, however I question the placement of YOUNG adult. Strong Characters, and real life situations make for rewarding literatur..Show More »e. The concepts principles and the narrator are a total win-win.
My only complaint would be that young adult and kids are so closely linked on the website. The introduction to the book even pronounces "This is Audible Kids". The subject matter is mostly adult, and older teens. High sexual content does make me worry that younger children might get an inappropriate dose of Oral Sex, Casual Sex, Sex as a way to keep a boyfriend, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol abuse at school and marijuana use. Of course that is only the first six chapters.
All that having been said, it is a good book, which was well read. I hope that Audible gets the rest of the series (Currently they only have book 1 and book 4, 2 and 3 to be released in late 2008). I would however need to know the teen, and their mental maturity level to recommend this book.
I would also suggest that Audible section 'young adult' and 'kids' sections in a way that makes this book less likely to fall into the hands of the young and mentally immature. Perhaps also amending the "Audible Kids" to pronounce "Audible Teens". As a responsible parent I try to check the literature my children listen to and read. Appropriately sectioning, and correct product placement does go a long way to assisting parents.
Terrific story, couldn't wait to read the next book.... didn't realise the narrator changes for the forth. Edwina is an excellent narrator for this s..Show More »eries. In this book you cringe, remember this character is a teen, but character development is strong and no one is perfect. A good listen if you have enjoyed the first two.
WHY after 3 books would they do that? I didn't dislike or like the o..Show More »riginal one, but this one is all wrong! It's hard to tell the characters apart. Maybe it will grow on me, but I'm having a really hard time getting through this book because of the narrator.
The last book was not the best but I thought she was building it up for Hunted. But Hunted was worst then the last book. It felt like the book was wri..Show More »tten by a 12 year old girl. She worried more about her 3 boys then the fallen angel or Neferet. The 2 villians were hardly in it. All they had to do was form a circle and poof the bad guys are gone? Come on.... I know it's written for young adults but I've read many young adult books that are excellent. This was just poorly written.
I could not be believe my ears, they changed the Narrator yet again, only this time it is worse than Hunted Narrator Jenna Lamia (who sounded 1..Show More »1).
Cassandra Morris sounds like she is maybe 8 yrs old and her pronunciation of the author's terminology is dare I say childish.
Please I encourage everyone to write MacMillan Audio and the Author's and beg them to please, please go back to Edwina Wren.
The book itself is pretty much on par with the rest of the series, I enjoyed the continuing story and advancing of the characters. That said, it took..Show More » me FOREVER to get through this book because I could barely STAND to listen to the narrator. Her accents are laughable, and in certain cases downright insulting (her reading of Karmeesha's every line made me cringe!) I won't be listenting to the next book if there isn't another narrator change.
Sometimes cliff hangers are a real pain & sometimes they are used appropriately. After reading Destined, you'll see that the latter is true for this b..Show More »ook. Even though the 1st books in this series were the best, I like the way the story is forming & I can *gasp* see a possible end in sight! Then hopefully all of my cliff hanger questions will be answered. The narrator to these books is not my favorite, mainly because of how long it takes certain characters to complete a sentence but other than that it was a good book. I would say its probably worthy to take up space on the "2nd shelf" of your wishlist.
I've been looking forward to this novella for a while now. Dragon Lankford was my favorite of Zoe's instructors. I always knew there was more to him t..Show More »han beat the eye. This is the story of how he came to be a vampire & how he fell in love with his Anastasia. The mother daughter team tie the modern day story line in perfectly. it is truely a great read! PC & Kristin Cast. Caitlin Davies was superb. I truely love narrators that act when they read. Her voice is young & refreshing. She did a truly great job!
You don't have to be a House of Night fan to enjoy this novella. However, if you have read the series you'll certainly want to know why & how the bea..Show More »utiful vampire we all love to hate started to become so evil. Although I expected more to the story it still was entertaining to listen to & thanks to Caitlin Davies' wonderful narration it just got better. If you are a fan you'll want to get this great back story.
I was so disappointed I wanted to cry. After waiting almost 2 years this is what we get? I have really loved the House of Night Series--until this o..Show More »ne. Whats up Casts? The story went on and on, almost boring at times. If the ending had been sooner in the story with some of the issues resolved, then we could have looked forward to another great story. Instead you have clearly set up to sell another book, and some of your fans may choose to avoid another disappointment.