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Beautiful Creatures

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: ,

Narrated By: Kevin T. Collins

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2009

Duration: 17 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

This edition features exclusive movie cover art!

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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  • tamara montgomery

    This book isnt as fast paced as most young adult books, but its nice to actually see the characters build a relationship based on something real as opposed to the way someone looks or smells. And the characters are likable instead of characters you spend most of the book thinking DONT DO IT! And then they always do it. A refreshing change.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Robin Pletcher

    I can\'t believe I waited so long to read this book! I enjoyed every minute of it, and it was long. Not that that\'s a bad thing. Most books these days feel rushed, but Beautiful Creatures\' longer length not only gave me the time to fall in love with the Ethan and Lena, but to understand why they fell in love with each other. That\'s something I feel is missing from most books these days. The authors of this novel really kept their characters connected—linking Ethan and Lena\'s families together before they even knew each other! Each character had a distinct voice, which really set this book apart. My favorite character was probably Amma, because I never knew what she was going to say or do, even in the end. The listening experience for this book was phenomenal. I\'m positive that had I only been reading this book it would have played like a movie in my mind because of its beautifully detailed descriptions, but getting to hear the eerie music, and amazingly timed sound effects put this audiobook over the top! It was beautifully produced. I can\'t wait to get my hands on book two!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • amanda rosenberger

    Good book. Enjoyed the character developement, and the fact that they slowly naturally fell in love. The narrator is amazing, and the production of the audio book is very impressive. I enjoyed the sound effects, and the song. It took me a chapter or two ito get used to it, but now this is the new standard for audio books in my opinion. Absolutely wonderful.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I ended up seeing the movie before my book came in. So I did not listen to the book and just sent it back. The characters are ok, and the story is a little cheeky.

  • Cheryl Zweibohmer

    For a YA book, I found this book to be very good. I loved how you get to know the charcters and you feel like you are apart of the scene. The series is worth reading and I don\'t find that any of the books lose the inpact that first one brings to you. Happy Reading.

  • Penny Ann Lupton

    I don’t really get the hype surrounding this book. It was good, but I didn’t love love it the way a lot of other people seemed to. I think what I had a hard time with is the protagonist. The story is told in the first person POV of a sixteen year old boy. I just cannot in any reality connect to a sixteen year old boy. Also, I hate Young Adult. I’m a fan of a more mature hero and heroine. That’s a personal preference, though. That being said, there were parts of this book I enjoyed very much. The way Lena and Ethan were able to communicate telepathically across miles reminded me of the Chrysalids. And I loved the Chrysalids. The concept of the book was interesting and it had a magical feel when I was reading. I loved that. However, I think I would have loved this book a lot more if it was shorter. It dragged in parts. There were many many things I felt could have been pared down without changing the integrity of the story. Also, I didn’t really believe the love story. Although, I think that goes back to my dislike for young adult. I think I just have a hard time believing love between two sixteen year old kids will last. Overall, I’m glad I read it to see what it was about, I enjoyed the concept, but I don’t have a burning desire to pick up the next book. It was just okay for me.

  • iTunes Customer

    I enjoyed it very much. It made me wanting to come back and hear more.

  • Carrie Birkle

    I am Loving this Book! The Characters have some depth and it\'s not a fluff romance.

  • Dorie Rogers

    This book series almost got past me! Thank goodness it didn\'t, I just started the first book Beautiful Creatures, I love it! I will write more after I finish this book! I\'m sure I will not be disappointed! Well, I have to get back to my book!! The Narrator Kevin Collins is very good.