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Vampire Academy Audiobook

Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful, lest the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - make Lissa one of them forever.

Back to school! Listen to more titles in the Vampire Academy series.

©2005 Richelle Mead; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Samantha Wilson 03-30-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Awful narration"

    I really enjoyed the story, but the narration was awful. I recommend reading the book in print.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Laritta DETROIT, MI, USA 11-09-09
    Laritta DETROIT, MI, USA 11-09-09
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    "Couldn't listen anymore"

    I tried to give it a chance even though I read some of the reviews that it's too petty for adults but too mature for kids. Total agree now, I just wasted my money on this book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    J. Poe-Jones glendale, ca 07-03-15
    J. Poe-Jones glendale, ca 07-03-15
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    "New narrator please"

    The accents were very distracting and unnecessary. The music in the beginning and the end also distracted from the story. Narrators voice is also quite annoying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 01-27-14 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Love this series :)"

    What I Loved: This is one of the rare YA novels where neither of the lead characters got on my nerves, in fact they were both appealing and engaging. Their relationships with each other (best friends) and others were well written and fun to read. They were teenagers, they did some very "teenage" like things, but they were not annoying. The pacing of the story was fantastic and kept me interested until the very end.

    What I Liked: I really enjoyed the twist on the vampiric lore and how it works in this society. The secondary characters were well rounded and served to work the storyline further. The plot was well though out and didn't leave that "where are they going with this" feeling.

    What was "Sorta OK": The only complaint was at very the beginning it felt like "jumping" into a story already progress. It took awhile before I felt "caught up".

    Why it got a 4: The book is very enjoyable to read: fast paced, quick, engaging, and funny (at times). I would recommend this to older YA readers (PG13 type of rating) and any adult who enjoys PNR. Overall, just a book to not miss!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    SRuss 03-09-09
    SRuss 03-09-09 Member Since 2008

    I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.

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    "Surprisingly Excellent"

    Initially I only got this book because it was cheap. Not knowing if this book would be good or bad I let it sit for 3 months and negleted to listen to it.

    One day however, my books ran out and I started listening to this adolesant book...

    And WOW. I found this book to be excellent and written so well. The written does a fantastic job at setting a pace and creating these wonderful characters and world that you want to know more about.

    The narrator also does a "Class A" job at narrating each character, situation, and emotion.

    This is an excellent book and I will definatley be buying more books by this author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    TLing 04-23-13
    TLing 04-23-13
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    "Don't Ignore series because of narrator changes"

    I never listen to book series with multiple narrators so i was very glad at taking a chance this time. So far i have listened to 4 books from the series, the 1st one had the best narrator but the books afterwards have great plot. I was also supprised at the "young readers" label. The main character stars off at 17 but as the novels progress you don't see any immaturaty except for a few reminders here and there. This series doesn't have sex scenes of a graphic nature except in one or 2 places and when they do, they are very well done. I love the amount of social conflicts with an emphasis on false assumptions. I am also impressed by the amount of combat and how you as a reader learn along with the characters in the books to be guards. The books are very well writen. Oh one more thing i should mention... the audio books have some sound effects at certain places and is done better then most. An example would be when one character is talking with another using magic there is kinda of a cave reverabrate effect that you might not hear unless your paying attention. I have always thought sound effects were annoying or amateurish but I think this audio series has changed my mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Gould Glendale, CA USA 09-07-12
    K. Gould Glendale, CA USA 09-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "You'll Get Sucked In"

    My teenage daughters insisted I read the VA novels, and I admit I wasn't excited about delving into the world of paranormal romance. However, once I listened to the first book, I was completely hooked. The stories are well told, with unexpected twists, and memorable characters. I hate to admit my teens were right, but they were right. These are really fun books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Turner BANKER TEXAS, US 12-10-09
    Sarah Turner BANKER TEXAS, US 12-10-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"

    this is a great series but the Narrator on this one is bad. with a bad Russian accent.

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    Tracy 05-12-09
    Tracy 05-12-09 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

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    "I Haven't Been Bitten By this Book!"

    This one is alright if you pick it up at a low, low price. Not a whole lot of content here, some teenage tension going on, picking fights with each other. If you are looking for a vampire read I would suggest to pick another, there isn't much content here on that subject, but is an easy listen for a rainy day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    decembergrit 02-08-10

    decembergrit

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    "Nice Surprise"

    I waited a long time before deciding to download this book because there seem to be quite a few books out there like this one. I was pleasantly surprised though when it turned out this one had a unique and very interesting story. The narriator has a good voice. The Russian accent takes a little while to get use to but once I got used to it I like that also. It has good friends, young romance, a sexy hero and good action. Great listen!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Katie
    UXBRIDGE, United Kingdom
    2/13/13
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    "Really Interesting!"

    I liked how different this is from most Vampire books, There are different types of Vampires, which is really interesting. There is just the right amount of action and drama in this book. And a little forbidden romance! Looking forward to listening to the next one. I really want Rose to have someone to love!

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  • Nadia
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    6/18/10
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    "vampire academy"

    Meet Rose, guardian in training, and Lissa, the vampire princess she is sworn to protect. Both attend an exclusive boarding school where lessons take place at night and secrets abound. The book is told from Rose's view point and her voice comes across very strongly. Read about her struggles as she tries to protect Lissa, and grapples with her feelings for her mentor. Teenaged pranks take up some of the story, but there is a good balance between that and darker happenings. Rose matures and develops as the story evolves, from rebellious teenager to a guardian embracing her duty. A great introduction to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mags
    Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    12/23/09
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    "Vampire Academy"

    Really enjoyed this book, interesting take on the vampire genre but with a good enough story line to keep you interested.. will definitely get book 2

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