Night World: Secret Vampire

Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
Series: Night World, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge. These supernatural races make up a secret society known as the Night World, which enforces two fundamental laws to prevent discovery: (1) Never allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World's existence and (2) Never fall in love with one of them.

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.
©2009 L.J. Smith (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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It is a young adult novel.

Would you try another book from L. J. Smith and/or Ellen Grafton?

I love LJ Smith's novels! Ellen Grafton gave a spectacular performance I give her 5 stars!! So yes on both!

If you’ve listened to books by L. J. Smith before, how does this one compare?

This is the first book of the Night World series, so it's a little different from the rest of the stories. Over all I have to say that Smith did a wonderful job in this book introducing us to Night World through James and Poppy.

What about Ellen Grafton’s performance did you like?

Ellen Grafton was fantastic! She gave each character depth and truely gave Poppy a young vital spirit in her performance.

Do you think Night World: Secret Vampire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. And again this is the first book of the series but the las time you really hear about James and Poppy alone.

Any additional comments?

Lets remember that this is a young adult novel, so if you are looking for a mature story line or a more intimate relationship between the charecters, it's just not going to happen here. If you are a young adult reading these books I would say welcome to the nightworld your mind is about to be blown away! If you are an adult reading this series I would say: Just enjoy the journey.

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Nails on a chalk board, steak through my wallet

Narrator Ellen Grafton is not at all fitting for this genre. Couldn't even get through the first 1/2 hour and will not continue. A waste of money.

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love the books HATE the narrator

This book is absolutely worth buying and reading! The whole night world series is despite LJ completely abandoning Strange Fate. I'm disappointed with the way the narrator sounds. Her voice is awful like it is coming from a tin can.

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love this series and a wonderful beginning

wonderful book and one of my favorite series.
I recommend this series if your a lover of the supernatural.

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Decent

The narrator, Ellen Grafton, had a good voice for Poppy, the main character. Unfortunately her male voices leave a lot to be desired. The story itself is okay, but not as good as others in the series. A decent little setup story.

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Loved it

I really like this book. I like it better than the Vampire Diaries. I think it is a fun story. I would read it again and can recommend it to Vampire fans.

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Captivating from the very beginning.

I have loved this book for years and am more then happy to keep rereading it.

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Ughh

This book was very hard to get through. The narrator sounded about 13 years old, which made the entire story seem stupid. I don't even know if I liked the story or not, I felt like such a kid listening to it. We'll see how the next one goes, but it's not looking like I'll be able to finish the series..

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awesome

awesome book series. just wish that the final book would come out. the fans are waiting!!

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It's ok for what it is

I've been on a vampire binge recently and decided to try this novel. For the most part I was happy with the story, the narrator did a good job with what she had to work with. I just feel the plot line was rushed and that there wasn't enough character development. The ending was also quite obvious about half way through the book, so that's never fun. On top of all this, I was hoping to continue the Poppy/James storyline in the next book of the series, but the next novel involves the witch cousins, Blaise and Thea, with no mention of the previous couple. I'm, unfortunately, not continuing this series.

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