Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A fantasy series worth listening to

Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Audiobooks, like their print counterpart, have the ability to transport you to another world.  When the production has paired a good story with a good reader, you have an instant escape from your morning and afternoon commute.  When the production adds in a surprise element, like music, then there is no comparison.  It was the surprise of music and sound effects that hooked me in to my most recent listen, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl.  Within the story, the 15 year old Lena Duchannes shares a psychic connection with Ethan Wate through a haunting song (16 Moons) which foretells what is to come on her 16th birthday.  The song that keeps playing within Ethan's dreams and on his iPod is actually sung within the audiobook making the story that much more appealing.

Be sure to download the entire Beautiful Creatures series to your mp3 player or iPod from our Overdrive collectiontaking care to download as music and not spoken podcast so you can enjoy the music and other sound effects throughout the performance.

Review by DeAnna Espinoza

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