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College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero.

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood….

©2006 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Greed Reins

This book is a very much meant for young adults and is not like her some of her other more adult orientated series eg the Weather Warden series.

To me some of characters were very immature at times and most of the vampires could be clones. They are not the Cullen's.

Still the book does hold some charm and should appeal to the younger audience or those who remember who the target audience is.


The story ends on a major, major cliffhanger so if you like books to at least tidy up most of the main plot threads be prepared to be disappointed

Aside form all that the narrator does a good job and the story has enough action to keep you involved if you can forgive the above points. which is why i gave it the rating i did because for the audience it is aimed for it hits most of the right buttons for that demographic


just recently Glass Houses: Morganville Vampires, Book 1 became a daily deal as i found out apparently now it has a different narrator it now not available in Australia. This has happened with other series and will not be the last time.

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  • Nadia
  • 09-20-10

non-stop vampire action

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a town ruled by vampires? For Clair Danvers and her friends, this is a grim reality. Morganville Texus is a town run by vampires, where any human not under the personal protection of a vampire is fair game. Life is a constant struggle to survive. Far from being a vampire romance, this book attempts to paint a portrait of life under vampire rule and Rachel Caine does a splendid job. With four excellent main characters, this book is compulsive reading and the saga is only just beginning.

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  • Noreen
  • 02-10-16

Gripping and funny too.

The book has a great story to it . As an adult I loved it and every single one she has done in this series of books. And also shows that bullies don't always win.

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  • MISS V TANSLEY
  • 12-02-15

Good easy listening

What did you like most about Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires, Book 1?

This book was a nice easy book to listen too. It has a interesting story line full of twists and turns. It's a teen vampire story but all the same it's a good book to listen too.

What did you like best about this story?

Easy listening with a good plot. The character are very interesting and have there own personalities which draw you into the book.

Which character – as performed by Katherine Fenton – was your favourite?

Shane

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I'm on book six and it's still interesting. The story takes some interesting turns to keep you gripped

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  • kazztan
  • 05-29-15

Fabulous and addictive

Loved this when I read it a few years ago but enjoyed it just as much as a travelling companion too

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-20-14

a fun story well written and performed

Would you consider the audio edition of Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

on par with the print version. a very entertaining story wonderfully performed, A different voice for characters makes it very easy to follow.

What did you like best about this story?

what i like best about the story is the originality of it. the characters are really well thought out. the story's slow but interesting which escilades towards the end

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the scene i most enjoyed is Claire's first meeting with Amelie. it's a very dark atmosperic scene.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the book can be quite moving when Claire's bullied by Monica and her friends which leads to the story

Any additional comments?

the story, although slow at times is like a rollercoaster ride, funny, sad and a lot of suspence. i love Rachels writing style, simple but effective. the thought into the characters is top class, and there's some really good characters who Katherine brings across to the audience really well. a really good listen, which i listen to again and again..

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  • Jacqueline
  • 09-27-17

A Gem of a book

I had read this book a few years ago, but had forgotten how good it was. A well written story, which despite being about teenagers and vampires is not the usual overblown paranormal romance. Well developed characters, fast moving and exciting story line. The narrator reads beautifully, with a good range of voices both male and female.

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  • jessica
  • 01-03-17

love the book amazing story

love the book read them myself. thought I do them again but audio. voices on some of the characters could have been better but still worth it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-21-16

enjoyed it

loved it easy to listen to can't wait to listen to the next one hope it's read by the same person

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  • Madelaine H.
  • 08-16-16

slow start

listened to this just finished. it's slow starting and the narrator seems to emphasise words oddly in her tone, I'm not too keen on her, but once the story got going and you get more used to the narrators voice it's a great story! unique and unlike anything I've read or heard. I would recommend it!

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  • Sharon Gillan
  • 05-17-15

Awesome!Amazing!Incredible!

this was amazing. it's hard trying to find a reader whose voice isn't annoying as I'm sure most of you will agree however Katherine Did an amazing job. the story line and plot twists were amazing I keep re reading or re listening to the book

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  • Joycinta
  • 10-23-17

Great ending saved this.

For such a smart character this heroine continues to make stupid, poor reasoned decisions that throws

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  • Drax17
  • 02-06-17

Hard to find a vein in this vampire tale.

Would you try another book written by Rachel Caine or narrated by Katherine Fenton?

Maybe not this series, but might try something else from Rachel Caine.

What didn’t you like about Katherine Fenton’s performance?

The standard story narration was good, but wasn't fussed on the voices used.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was mostly bored. Story never seem to get off the ground & just floundered until the end.

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  • Isabelle
  • 10-15-16

narrator

the narrators voice is hard to get into but the storyline is captivating enough to overlook the voice.