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Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

©2010 Kami Garcia (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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I love the character Alma

the second book was great kept me interested with all sorts of different emotions fear sadness great book onto book 3

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Great series

The series is very interesting and the reading of it by this narrator really makes it comes alive!

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  • melissa
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  • 03-21-17

amazing world of magic and intrigue

kevin collins is an amazing narrator, I love this series. Light and Dark castors such an amazing world that is created, full of mystery.

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LOVE!!

perfect narrator and amazing book there was never a dull moment I was suggested eager to hear more

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Great story with a good reader.

What a great story. It really makes you want to continue the series and find out what happens next.

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perfect audio composition

the story itself wraps you, but the sounds and music make the audio book an exceptional experience in listening.

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Excellent Story, Horrible Narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Darkness to be better than the print version?

Absolutely NOT!

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

Twilight or Warm Bodies. Supernatural/Mortal love affair.

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

MONOTONE! Horrible accents.

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

You thought Ethan and Lena's love was forever, but will Lena's family curse rip them apart?

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great!!

please will someone tell me- in what order do the books in the series go in?

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NOTHING IS EVER LIKE THE FIRST

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

Personally, I get similar vibes to that of Twilight (roles reversed) but incredibly witty, more in depth characters.

Any additional comments?

I love this series! I loved the first book for all the crazy witty references to the greatest novels and authors of all time. If you enjoy coming of age love stories, characters not only find out who they are but also discover their own past & future, anything supernatural, bro-mance, or YA novels, you should definitely give this series a chance!

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love it

loved it. couldn't stop listing to it. can't wait to start next book. the voice in the books help see the book visually.