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  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from best-selling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Coldest Girl' is on Fire!

  • By RaisinNut on 09-13-13

Production Annoyances

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I enjoyed the story quite a bit, I always like Holly Black. And Christine Lakin was a great narrator. each voice was perfect for that character and very easy to distinguish who was who during dialogue. That being said, the production of the audiobook seemed over the top a lot of the time. Music and sound used at the end or beginning of every chapter worked at first, but became a little annoying. There were times I liked it and it added to the story. Scary music during tense scenes was cool. I just wish it had been used more sparingly. Overall it was still a great story, and I recommend it to anyone who loves Black's work, good action, or vampire books in general!

  • The Hazel Wood

  • By: Melissa Albert
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 711

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dark and modern fairytale

  • By Stephanie on 02-02-18

Halfway Okay

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I wasn't impressed by Soler's narration of the book, dialogue was difficult to follow most of the time, as there was no difference in the sound of each character's voice. This annoyance however was made up for with the suspense and intrigue the story itself had. At least at first. I was sucked into the story and genuinely unnerved by the first half of Albert's story, but the second half of the book was weak. I didn't enjoy the resolution and it just felt like halfway through everyone gave up. I still enjoyed my experience listening, but I don't know if I would recommend the book to anyone else.

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