Arcadia Falls: Free First Chapter

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765 Ratings

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2 out of 5 stars
By Uber Femme on 10-25-10

Hard to listen to

Hard to listen to. Predictable turns of phrases and stereo-typical interactions between mother and teenaged daughter. Painful, actually. Maybe it got better after the first chapter, but I didn't listen.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Slim on 04-19-16

OK Book

This book was alright to listen to. It was short because of the first free chapters but I liked the story it was interesting.

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21 of 24 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Mia on 01-16-11

I couldn't make it past 5 minutes

I absolutely hated the way the relationship between the mother and daughter was constructed, it felt incredibly fake and the whiny teen voice didn't help anything. The dialog felt very forced, people don't talk to each other that way.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Desiree on 10-25-10

Hard to listen to

Hard to listen to. Predictable turns of phrases and stereo-typical interactions between mother and teenaged daughter. Painful, actually. Maybe it got better after the first chapter, but I didn't listen.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 09-08-13

Original and Cozy...Like an Autumn Read

Sophisticated fantasy/magic and mystery storyline based on an old fairytale. Probably would have never known about it had it not been offered first as a free chapter. I listened to the chapter and immediately bought the book afterwards. Solid writing throughout, and kept my attention. Worth a credit.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jeannie on 10-25-12

Cover Appealed to me the most!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The mother-daughter relationship was not very appealing to me. And I must agree with the other reviews that the whiney-ness of the daughter was grating on my nerves. I don't know if girls really are that way as I don't have daughters, but rather sons, and after listening to their 'back and forth', and am happy to not have one of them like this character.

If you’ve listened to books by Carol Goodman before, how does this one compare?

No I haven't.

What three words best describe Jen Taylor’s voice?

Upbeat and higher registered. Good inflections.

Do you think Arcadia Falls: Free First Chapter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I found myself focusing on the story rather than the narration. I believe I would rather read the book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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