• Wide Awake

  • Academy of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Daniele Lanzarotta
  • Narrated by: Sarah McKee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Wide Awake

By: Daniele Lanzarotta
Narrated by: Sarah McKee
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Publisher's Summary

Kayla is a 16-year-old girl who was adopted when she was little. She lives a normal life, with great friends, loving adoptive parents, and well...a not-so-great boyfriend. But the reason why she was given up for adoption was far from any usual reason. She was meant to be kept away from the Academy and anything else related to the supernatural beings that could hurt her.

Unfortunately for Kayla, it was only a matter of time before she encountered the creatures from the Otherworld, and there is just no running away from the beings that she can now see. In trying to protect Kayla by keeping her away from the Academy, she may have just been put in even more danger.

©2011 Daniele Lanzarotta (P)2013 Daniele Lanzarotta

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Never want it to end!

First of all, I wanted to give a shout out to new Narrator of the book, Sarah McKee. For this being her first audible book, she did an amazing job of capturing Kayla's emotion. By the end of the story... she had me so sucked in, I was devastated when it ended. I hope that she continues the series.

Wide Awake was a wonderful book... I love the way the friendship between Hunter and Kayla builds though the entire book. All the twist and turns as she navigate through all the changes in her life kept me glued to the book. I completed the book in 3 hours... I think it might be a record for me. I could not put it down and could not wait to see what was going to happen on the next page.

I am looking forward to completing the trilogy!

So, get the next books done quickly please! I want more!

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Great Series!

This is a great series to listen too. It kept me entertained and was a great way to escape reality.

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loved this audio

Wide Awake was really good I loved listening to it. Sarah Mckee is a really good narrator

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want for me

wasn't for me due to too much realism
, but if that doesn't bother you, give it's try!

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Good start

This was a good start the the series as Kayla learns who she is and what she can do.

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Good start

I really enjoyed this book had a interesting story good start to a new series can't wait to hear the rest of the books

I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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Different

I really loved this book .. It is a little different than what I normally read, but I really liked it.. I recommend this book.

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Good start to the series

Kayla started to see people who no one else could see but one other person. Hunter keeps trying to help her and yet she doesn’t want his help. Kayla is stubborn and doesn’t want to see these things or be different. As the book goes on Kayla starts to grow and change her views. She doesn’t know what her is or why she can see these people but Hunter is there trying to help her no matter what.

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An amazing start!

I loved the story! Its an amazing start for the series! It’s a whole new take of where souls go in the after life! I feel like the narrator could have tried to distinguish her voice between characters, but besides that it was well done.

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It’s a promising start

The narrator was okay I just wish she could portray all of the characters. There’s no male voice...if you don’t pay attention it can sound like Kayla is telling the story the entire time. She’s not bad but it would have helped to bring the story to another level.
The story was a bit slow, but that’s normal so that the author fills us in on all the other characters etc. The story is very interesting and I was shocked to find out what Kayla was. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 01-07-20

A quick listen

This story is a YA version of a ghost story. It’s a quick listen and has a spark of romance with a touch of teenage drama. It looses stars based on the narrator. She speaks clearly but she speaks in the same voice. It sometimes makes you have to guess which character is talking. There was some minor noise in the background as well during some of the recording.

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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 07-28-22

Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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  • 09-06-21

Unique storyline

This is a very unique storyline. With good strong intriguing characters it has everything you need to escape reality. A Good performance from Sarah that really does give the characters depth and personality.

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  • Robyn Fletcher
  • 02-13-20

Short story

Was an entertaining short story. If your into ghost stories and are short on time this is the book for you!

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  • Matipufu
  • 01-23-20

interesting story

the world seems interesting. not fond of the characters though. they didn't pull me in. and not much stuff is happening. the romance is slow burn towards nonexistent
I got a code from Facebook's group audiobx

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  • S. Cole
  • 01-13-20

Wide Awake

Kayla is the FMC and she can see spirits. She thinks she is going crazy when it starts happening. Hunter is the only other person she know that can help her. She needs to learn about her biological parents and where she comes from. This was a quick book and I enjoyed it.