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Beautiful Creatures Audiobook

Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything....

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©2009 Kami Garcia; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Martha 02-04-13
    Martha 02-04-13
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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    I thought it was a good story. Nice to see a teenage boy's point of view that isn't immature. Enjoyed the sound effects. Can't wait to read the next books in the series.

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    Jessica notmal, IL, United States 02-01-13
    Jessica notmal, IL, United States 02-01-13
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    "A quick entertaining listen"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Creatures again? Why?

    No. Already heard it. Simple-straight forward story. I don't think there would be much to gain.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Somewhat predictable. Leaves you hanging though.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    The greats... the reader did an amazing job giving each character a distinct voice and maintaining that voice throughout the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tara EDMOND, OK, United States 02-01-13
    Tara EDMOND, OK, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Creatures in three words, what would they be?

    Creative, Funny & exciting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Actually, that it came from the boys point of view.


    What does Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, his southern accent is wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 01-29-13
    Katherine 01-29-13
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    "I wanted more!"

    The story kept me wanting to read more. Just when I thought everything might be resolved, another wrinkle was thrown in. Kevin Collins, the narrator, only added to the experience, and he was completely believable. I bought Beautiful Creatures because I've been watching the previews for the upcoming movie and thought it might be good to listen to on the way to and from work. What happened was that I got so caught up that I kept my bluetooth earpiece in even after I got home. I listened to the whole thing in two days. Well worth the price I paid!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan E. Howell Felton 01-29-13
    Susan E. Howell Felton 01-29-13 Member Since 2017

    haircharmer

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    "Beautifully Done"
    Where does Beautiful Creatures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was right in the top 5, well done


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    no favorites, all the characters were great in their own way.


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    Yes, he was very colorful and I enjoyed it.


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

    I read the book and a few months later I see it is a move. I was very surprised,
    As for a tag line, well I don't know. I just know I am the light.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed.this book, Started out a.bit slow.for me but it caught my attention
    by the time the watch was found. I loved all the characters in the book.most of
    them were to say the least very colorful. once it caught my attention it kept me
    there. In the end it let me thirsty for more.
    I enjoyed this book very much!
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tastas 01-29-13
    tastas 01-29-13
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    "Absolutely avoid this book."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better story. Essentially the book itself was weak and too clichéd. The authors relied on YA formulas and forgot that a good story shoud have heart.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure yet


    How could the performance have been better?

    Lose the stupid sound effects.


    What character would you cut from Beautiful Creatures?

    Too many to list. Honestly, half way in I was hoping Lena would just turn dark so it would end.


    Any additional comments?

    I would prefer to not waste another moment on this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JRM 01-26-13
    JRM 01-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Who needs the mall?

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    "Twilight for Witches"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I loved it and I've already purchased it for a friend.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan. I found his sensitive, funny young Southern gentlemen in love and unwilling to give up very appealing.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    Kevin Collins did a superior job narrating this book. He did a fantastic Ethan, but his Amma was truly magnificent.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Lena would have stood up for herself more. The character was young, confused, and troubled, yes, but her near constant need to be saved from everyone and everything grew tiresome quickly. (It didn't stop me from buying every other book in the series this afternoon.)

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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 01-23-13
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Better than I expected"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I like the play between the supernatural and the mortal worlds, as in many of the other books I read. This was better than twilight.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I enjoyed the magic, and the alternate forms available to the casters and their kind. The small town mentallity was enough to make me angry at times on behalf of the main characters.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes, I thought the inflections in the voice, and the town folk were great. The love that the two main characters share was evident, and the message about people choosing their path was clear.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing wrong with the narration, but it could have been better if the female parts were spoken by a female narrator.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Looking to read the second book in the series in a month or so. Lots of other great books to go through still.

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    acinna Henderson, NV, United States 01-21-13
    acinna Henderson, NV, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    "AMAZING Read!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Creatures to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is so much better due to the inclusion of music and the memory/dream sequences.


    What does Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Narrator makes me feel like I'm a character in the book. His accents are dead on.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the upcoming movie in Feb 2013!! This series of books are going to be bigger than Twilight.

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    Brian White Kingsland, GA USA 01-18-13
    Brian White Kingsland, GA USA 01-18-13 Member Since 2011

    geekalito

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    "Flows very nicely and keeps your interest"
    Where does Beautiful Creatures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Beautiful Creatures is in the top 20 of audiobooks I have listened to. The plot flows very nicely and keeps your interest throughout the entire story.


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Creatures to and why?

    I would compare Beautiful Creatures to the Dresden series with the coming of age wizards in some of those books.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other performances by Kevin T. Collins.


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

    Normal is never ordinary when family ties split the lines between light and dark.


    Any additional comments?

    A very good audiobook. I would recommend this to other listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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