Burned

Narrated by: Laura Flanagan
Series: Burned, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (237 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Raised in a stern, abusive Mormon household, a teenage girl starts to question her religion and struggles to find her destiny.

Her father is abusive, her mother is submissive, and her church looks the other way. Confused and angry, Pattyn Von Stratten acts out and is sent to live with an aunt on a Nevada ranch. She finds the love and acceptance she craves, with disturbing consequences.

©2006 Ellen Hopkins (P)2008 HighBridge Audio

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I cried

As an ex-Mormon, this book seemed so interesting. After reading it, I can't stop crying. This was such a beautiful story of finding love and family and yourself.

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Burned!!!

Ellen Hopkins does it again! What beautifully tragic story written in only the way Hopkins can. A store of religion, abuse, love, and death, Ellen captures the voice of a young girl who lived it all. The perfect cliffhanger ending to leave you wanting more. I can’t wait to get on to the next.

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addictive

couldn't stop listening, and all around fantastic novel, a must read/ listen for everyone, entertaining

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story vs narrator

I love Ellen Hopkin's works. The narrator is missing the heart and depth of character.

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Great!

This is my first audio book. I'm glad that I chose this book. I've read and own most of Ellen Hopkins book's. I find the stories are always so real and you can always find someone or something to relate to. You easily get hooked and wonder what will happen next. Ellen is a great writer. I recommend reading these at any age, I started in high school and still reading them at 24. I will continue with audio books from now on!

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An intense love story/drama

An intense love story/drama, centered on a Mormon girl who doesn’t fit, and suffers through an abusive father and no support structure. Her story pulls her in unexpected directions, and while it’s often melodramatic and heightened, it never feels unrealistic or absurd. An enjoyable book and a fast read, but not always easy - it’s intense at times, and never really becomes escapism.

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Amazing

Love this book. Now just need a hard copy of it. Need more books likes these to read.

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Burned

I loved this book the first time I read it and still love it after reading it again. It’s a great story line and it does a great job character building. The narrator also did a good job defining which characters were speaking, I will start the sequel hoping it’s as good as this one.

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Likeable Characters, Bad Writing, Bad Performance

Author does not seem to know the definition difference between simple words like "and" and "but." It feels like the author was writing with a thesaurus with no understanding of context of situation and word choice.

The author has the main character write in a journal with seemingly no other purpose than to communicate feelings and information, 90% of which the author already told us and made clear so very repetitive.

There is a very annoying fairy-like musical noise played throughout the performance possibly as a way of signifying a new chapter.

The narrator had very bad timing and tone, etc. interpretation was not good.

It felt like the author was writing about a lot of things she knew nothing about such as ranch life, riding horses, young adult vocabulary, independent women, etc.

The book really needs a good editor or a different editor and a better performance.

Overall the book came off as very hokie, which is too bad since the book tried to address some very important topics.

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Great Read!

This is the first book I have read/listened to by this author. I am wanting to start the sequel to this book immediately! Very addictive and can't wait to hear more from Ellen Hopkins!