Thursday, November 4, 2010

Review: Beautiful Creatures Audiobook

Beautiful Creatures (Audiobook) by K. Garcia and M. Stohl
Read by Kevin T. Collins
2 cds
about 17 hours
$23 (on amazon)

What it's about:
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.

My thoughts:
I adore this book! My full review for the book itself can be found here: clicky clicky

There were a few reasons why I adored this audiobook...
1) Kevin T. Collins has a very cool voice.
He does a great job switching character voices and for getting the mood of the book. Plus like I said before, he has a very cool voice to begin with.

2) It plays the 16 moons song.
This song is so freaky. It was one thing to read it, but when you get to hear it, it really makes the mood of the book understood. I love it!

3) It does the sound effects.
When Lena is doing all her crazy weather changes, the audiobook has the sound of wind or rain or whatever else is going on in the background. You can hear fire, creaking floors, people pounding on the door. Collin's isn't just saying "Ethan's dad was pounding on the door" but you get to hear it. I think this is the only audiobook I've ever listened to (and I've listened to LOTS of audiobooks) that they added in the background noises.

One good thing and bad thing about this audiobook is the fact that the discs are in mp3 format. So you can't listen to them in normal cd players and my itunes was having issues uploading them. I  had to copy the files in a different program and then upload them on itunes. One good thing about it though is it makes the files smaller so it takes up less room and I only had to upload two discs.

So pretty much this audiobook rocked. By far one of my favorites I've ever listened to. Now I'm dying to get my hands on the Beautiful Darkness audiobook!

Audiobook Rating: 10/10!

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