Shadowland

The Mediator, Book 1
By: Meg Cabot
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Series: The Mediator, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (448 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Meg Cabot is the New York Times best-selling author of The Princess Diaries series. Susannah Simon is a teenager who can see ghosts. As a bridge between the living and the dead, she gets called on to help ghosts take care of unfinished business. After she and her mother move from New York City to sunny California, Suze meets the sexiest boy she's ever seen, too bad he's a ghost, too.
©2005 Meg Cabot (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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A fun read

I loved this book. I'm not a teenager and didn't know it was aimed at that age group when I downloaded it. But I was engaged from the first paragraph. The narrator is perfect for the character Suze. I'm actually going to get the rest of these because I enjoyed the first one so much. Guilty pleasures I guess.

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I'M HOOKED

THIS WAS AN ACCIDENTAL BUY AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S FROM THE KIDS SECTION AS AN ADULT I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT AND AM GETTING STUCK INTO THE REST OF THE SERIES. EVEN MY HUSBAND LIKES THE BOOK

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This works for adults

I saw the review by someone that stated this was not a book for adults and con not disagree more. It my be a little cute at times but the story was good and the writer has put enought depth to make it work for grown people. Maybe it is because I so have teenage kids but I very much enjoyed the book and the serries.

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A Delight

What a delightful story. I know this is a teen/YA story but I thoroughly enjoyed it. A decent platform for the start of a new series. Starting with a new blended family, a new school and friends. Suze is a strong character that is kind hearted and wise. She knows what it feels like to be an outsider and refuses to exclude anyone because they are different. Wish more teens would read stories like these, there are definite lessons to be learned.
Johanna Parker did a wonderful job narrating but then she is the reader for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. :)

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Young adult? Only because it's not dirty

I gave this book a try because I like the paranormal genre, and honestly, because it was on sale for $4.95. I will give new authors a try for that price, and this book was a very good choice. The main characters were teenagers, but the writing was in no way juvenile. The book followed the paranormal romance/mystery genre pretty closely with the only difference being that it wasn't dirty. I guess that's what made it young adult, but it in no way effected the storyline. I really enjoyed it, and will probably try another book in this series.

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Exciting, funny and perfectly told!

Unsurprisingly, the narrator went above and beyond in bringing this great series to life. Each character was voiced distinctly and very much close to how I imagined them to sound like. I loved it all and hope that the 5th book 'Haunted' will finally be recorded by Johanna as I am having withdrawals!

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Great youth novel from the 90's

It brings me back to the decade of Ghost whisperer and high school in the mid nineties. Great theme. Good characters. Who doesn't love a fun ghost story? Not intensely scary but that's good with kids listening in. I love reading this series over the October season along with some good classics.

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Amazing

Most beautiful book yet. can't wait to listen to the next one. I Loved it.

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY, THE DEAD MAY BE LISTENING

What did you love best about Shadowland?

I enjoyed the story and the strength of purpose shown by many of the characters.

What other book might you compare Shadowland to and why?

Shadowland reminded me of SIXTH SENSE, as both dealt with helping restless spirits find peace.

What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed her portrayal of the various characters, her excellent reading, her use of her voice along with her talented expression which made the book even more enjoyable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You never know what will "wake the dead" and how they may react.

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Absolutely Love..

I absolutely loved this book. It was an excellent read and definitely fun for the older reader as well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you really are not sure how things will turn out, for the better or not?
But I was not let down and I don't think anybody else would be either. Read it! :-)

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  • Nadia
  • 08-11-10

A pleasant surprise

I must admit, after hearing extracts of the princess diaries on the radio, I'd pretty much dismissed Meg Cabot as an Author. Which just goes to show we all must eat our words from time to time. I can't remember how I came to listen to an extract of this book, but I was caught at once by the story. The style appealed, being written in a way both children and adults could enjoy. Shadowland turned out to be a gripping, well written book. I was delighted with the author's descriptions of California, a place I've never been to, but which sounds beautiful. Told in the first person, from the point of view of Susanna, the gutsy heroine, Meg Cabot brings her voice across really well. I haven't liked a teen heroine so much since Rose from Vampire Academy. Recommended for lovers of the paranormal.

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  • Sarah
  • 05-06-12

great!

I've read the books before and so decided to give this a go. I loved it and it was perfect for my car journey. The narrators voice is perfect for the story and not at all irritating. Very much enjoyed it.

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  • Freedom
  • 03-27-16

Awesome

Loved it.
From a lover of the original book series, the way it was delivered was exceptionally well.
Thank you.