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Publisher's Summary

The story that kicked off the international number one best-selling Vampire Academy series is now a major motion picture!

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.

©2018 Richelle Mead (P)2018 Listening Library

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didn't like the reader

these books are a favorite of mine, I've read them several times in print.
I was disappointed with this reader, she sounded clinical. it just wasn't a good match. It sounded like I was listening to a lecture. luckily the next book in the series is a different voice.

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Such an awful narrator

This book series is genuinely so good. But between this horrible narrator making the main character sound like a whiny 12 year old and the awful movie they made it into it has been made into a joke. SAVE YOUR MONEY ON THIS AUDIBLE BOOK. If your really interested in the series it’s not worth it. You should buy the actual book!

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kept me mildly entertained but geared for tweens

I had a hard time with the narrators voice... when she would switch to a male character, she sounded so goofy and cartoon-ish. The book was easy to listen to while I worked, but definitely geared towards 13 year old girls in both storyline and writing style. that being said, I'm still going to listen to book 2. I wish someone would write a book similar to "the last vampire " by Christopher Pike. Now there is a vampire series that was captivating!

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love it

No matter how many times I read this series it will always be amazing ❤️

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Solid

Intriguing storyline. I really appreciate the thought put into making the vampire world more diverse and less of the same, typical view of the vampire.
Only thing lacking for me was the female voice on a male, Russian character. I wish Demitri had a male voice.

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Love the story

Love this entire series! Unfortunately, I didn’t really like the narrator. But, don’t let that deter you! They have one that starts to read on book four, she’s amazing.

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  • 2018-12-18

Narrator is awful. They should re-record this book!

I’ve never written a review but this narrator was truly awful. She voiced every single female character as weak and child-like. She used simpering whiny voices for all the young (high school aged) female characters. It half ruined the entire book. Even the main characters who you could tell from the writing were supposed to be brave figures she voiced as cartoon damsels. It made all the characters seem extremely one dimensional and uninteresting which is a shame because the writing isn’t necessarily bad but it was hard to get past the performance. I’m honestly shocked whoever produced this approved this for release. They should 100% re-record it.

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  • LCullen
  • 2018-10-15

Love the novel—HORRIBLE narrators!!!!!!

I absolutely love this novel I have a tattoo on my neck just like Dimitri & Rose! This is one of my all-time favourites I highly recommend it sadly though the narrator is horrible! I do not know why the person is so terrible at trying different voices and making it cringe worthy at times because this truly is an awesome novel & series, but as far as audible goes I can’t give it a good score!!!! Read the book you won’t be disappointed I love it hopefully you will as wel!!!

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  • TooManyBoys
  • 2019-10-02

Voices not lined up

Wish the voices were a little more in line with character description. Dimitri sounds like a American’s version of a 50 year old creepy Russian rather than a 20 something with a faint Russian accent. Lissa sounds like a whiny brat. Also correct pronunciations of the races would be nice.

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  • 2018-12-15

Good story, terrible narrator

How does such a poor narrator get this job? She makes one of the main characters sound like she’s 5 years old!

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  • M. Cooper
  • 2019-06-27

Love the book, cant stand the narrator

Omg, the speaker. Awful. 1. Learn to say the words in the book. Yes, they’re made up, but they’re still pronounced a certain way! 2. Why does every girl voice have to be high and dumb sounding? 3. The southern accent. Omg.

The book itself is compelling and a great intro to the series, but the narrator is aaaaawful.

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  • Elysia
  • 2018-04-18

Love the book. Horrible narrator

Story line was great.
The narrator was horrible. She made all the characters sound like little cartoon characters, either little doll like or evil villain. Stephanie Wolf should have just read the entire book in her “normal” Rose Hathaway characters voice.

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  • Eyevoree
  • 2018-08-04

Story is great but the narrator is a bit boring.

It feels like the narrator was a bit new. I wish she would get more into the characters and voices like the narrator for Harry Potter and the Graceling series. I have already read the book so it didn’t really take away from the story for me, but I wish she would have seemed more into it.

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  • Pamela
  • 2020-12-16

the reader sucks

I loved the story hated the reader. she voiced them as little kids. please change her.

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  • Roseanne L Schmidt
  • 2019-01-17

Not amazing narrator but better than books 2 & 3's

Wolf is better than Hvam (book 2 & 3's Narrator). But even though she is better her baby voice is bothersome. Still, despite all that I enjoyed listening. I particularly love that I read it first the old fashioned way. And not entirely sure I would have gotten through the book had I not already read it myself.

Audible needs mature sounding female narrators, the high pitch screeching hurts my ears.

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  • 2019-07-28

Love it!

I will never ever get tired of listening to or reading this book. The story was great. This is one of my favorite series of all times. I'm glad I listened to my sister and read it.

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